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Mercy Corps works in places of transition, where conflict, disaster, political upheaval, or economic collapse present opportunities to build more secure, productive, and just communities. Providing emergency relief in times of crisis, we move quickly to help communities recover and build resilience to future shocks and promote sustainable change by supporting community-led and market-driven initiatives. Recognizing both the great potential and the complex challenges faced by the Middle East, since 1989 Mercy Corps has been implementing a range of humanitarian assistance and development programs tailored to the specific needs of the region and of those communities where we work. Mercy Corps has worked across Iraq’s 18 governorates since 2003, implementing relief and development programming, more than a third of which has focused on the specific needs of refugees and displaced persons. ****
Mercy Corps’ Promoting Resilience for Returnees and Host Communities in Ninewa (TAGHIR) programme, funded by SIDA and implemented in partnership with Mercy Hands, is a three-year initiative to facilitate a peaceful environment and the well-being of returnees and host communities in heavily conflict-affected districts of Ninewa governorate (Mosul, Tel-Kaif and Sinjar) through psychosocial resilience, social cohesion, and livelihood restoration.
The TAGHIR program employs a multi-sectoral approach that goes beyond addressing immediate humanitarian needs and focuses on long-term engagement to provide a sense of stability, community, ownership, and hope for the future. The programme is centered on a community-driven approach facilitated through the establishment of Adolescent and Youth Friendly Spaces (AYFS), which serve as the hubs for program activities and are operated by Mercy Hands (MH), MH is a local partner which was identified and contracted by MC. All of the coaches and participants of the AYFS are from diverse backgrounds, and the inclusion of women, girls and people with disabilities is ensured across all activities. These activities are designed around the following three outcomes:
Outcome 1: Improved psychosocial well-being for vulnerable adolescents and youth aged.
Outcome 2: Increased social cohesion between communities, including greater inclusion of women and youth.
Outcome 3: Increased economic resilience of youth through enhanced livelihood opportunities.
**Consultant Objectives & Activities:
**The consultant will:
Consultant Objectives: The consultant will:
Timeframe/Schedule: September 2022 (estimated 23 days)The Consultant will report to: Country MEL Manager or Deputy MEL Manager The Consultant will work closely with: program participants Program Manager, program participants Program team, and MEL Team members
Required Experience & Skills:
**Interested applicants should have 5-10 years of experience in a relevant technical field. Please submit a technical and financial proposal to Mercy Corps (not more than 20 pages) including the following:
1. Organization profile, including a list of similar assignments with INGOs and CVs of key evaluation team members (see page limit in point 2 for total proposal). 2. Technical proposal (ideally using the Mercy Corps template Concept Note document) including methodology and its responsiveness to the Scope of Work that is no lengthier than 10 pages.
3. At least one sample Evaluation Report or similar assessment (preferably in Iraq)
4. Project timeline/work plan
5. Full financial proposal including a detailed budget with all associated expenses (including a breakdown of international and national flights, accommodation, data collection etc.)
Mercy Corps will evaluate technical and financial proposals and award the assignment based on technical and financial feasibility following the scoring in the table below. Mercy Corps reserves the right to accept or reject one or all proposals received without assigning any reason and is not bound to accept the lowest or the highest bidder. Only those shortlisted will be contacted. Any subcontracting under this evaluation consultancy will not be accepted.
Applications will be evaluated using the following criteria:
Organization Profile: 10%
Technical Proposal, including methodology and its responsiveness to SOW: 20%
Technical expertise and experience of assessment team (based on CVs provided): 20%
One similar sample report: 10%
Timeline.Work Plan: 10%
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