Closing date: 19 Jan 2021
Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. Its aim is to strengthen the capacities of societies to manage conflict in non-violent, non-coercive ways by assisting national actors in their efforts to develop social and political cohesion. Interpeace also strives to assist the international community (and in particular the UN) to play a more effective role in supporting peacebuilding efforts around the world through better understanding and response to the challenges of creating local capacities that enhance social and political cohesion. For more information about Interpeace, please visit www.interpeace.org
The Sustaining Peace resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and the UN-World Bank report on “Pathways to Peace” have called upon humanitarian, development, stabilization and peace actors to enhance their contributions to enabling sustainable peace and preventing violent conflict, in accordance with their respective mandates. Since these recommendations have been made, many agencies have adopted relevant policies and increased coordination along the humanitarian-development-peace nexus. Yet, effectively operationalizing and institutionalizing these policies remain a challenge.
To contribute to addressing this challenge, Interpeace has been collaborating with the development and humanitarian system to enhance peace responsive approaches. Peace Responsiveness refers to the ability of actors operating in conflict-affected or fragile contexts to be conflict-sensitive and to deliberately contribute to sustaining peace through their technical programming, regardless of the specific sectoral area in which they operate, in accordance with their mandates. This means deliberately addressing drivers of conflict and strengthening capacities for peace. A peace responsive approach intentionally supports inclusive and locally led change and strengthens societal resilience to conflict and violence. Ultimately a more peace responsiveness system is expected to achieve greater impact in two interrelated dimensions. It will achieve more positive impacts on peace (peace effectiveness), by enhancing peace-contributing outcomes on the ground through more deliberate programming towards sustainable peace. And it will enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of technical programming (programme effectiveness) as an increased contextual awareness and ability to adapt interventions to the realities and capacities on the ground will increase its impact.
Interpeace has established a dedicated Peace Responsiveness Facility (PRF), within its Policy, Learning and IPAT Unit, to operationalize this support, with the strategic objectives of:
- strengthening the capacity of individuals, organizations and the humanitarian and development system as a whole to deliberately design for and realize peace-contributing outcomes, support locally led change, and strengthen resilience to conflict and violence.
- promoting and supporting a gradual transformation in the organizational forms and operational practice within the humanitarian and development to foster an enabling institutional environment for operationalizing the sustaining peace agenda.
It works through six integrated components:
- Institutional partnerships
- Joint programming
- Supporting change agents
- Cross-organizational exchange and learning
- Research and knowledge base
- Policy engagement and outreach to donors
Interpeace is currently looking for support for the development of a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning strategy for the Peace Responsiveness Facility.
How to apply:
Preparation and Submission of Proposals
Interpeace invites qualified service providers to submit a bid to provide the services described in the attached Terms of Reference, and which form an integral part of the present Request for Proposal (RFP).
The call is open to individuals as well as companies who would provide the services of one expert. Qualifying individuals must be registered as consultants in their country of residence.
The Bidder shall bear all costs associated with the preparation and submission of its proposal, and Interpeace shall not be responsible or liable for those costs, whether direct or indirect, regardless of the conduct or outcome of the RFP, nor if the RFP is cancelled, altered or postponed for any reason. This includes, but is not limited to, any and all costs incurred for pre-proposal clarifications, oral presentations, site visits, and subsequent meetings and negotiations.
All offers shall be prepared in English. Offers shall comprise the following documents:
The Terms of Reference (ToRs) of the services requested by Interpeace can be found in Annex A. The technical proposal can be short and concise, but should include the following information:
a. Description of the service provider and the service provider’s qualifications, including
- Minimum 10 years of experience in design, monitoring and evaluation in a non-profit, consulting or government agency, ideally in a peacebuilding or other mission-driven organization;
- Good understanding of the development, humanitarian, and peacebuilding sectors and linkages between them;
- Expertise with DM&E for complex global programs with components on different levels (policy, programming, capacity development, partnerships etc.);
- Strong experience in creative design of DM&E models, including both quantitative and qualitative methods suitable to less tangible results (including knowledge, behavioural and attitude changes), preferably for peacebuilding programming;
- Experience with different types of donor requirements in the area of monitoring and evaluation;
- Experience advising and accompanying organizations on DM&E related processes relevant for the above initiative;
- Preferred: Expertise in organizational capacity assessments;
- Strong skills in database development and data analysis;
- A team player that can co-create and collaborate in the design stage and take responsibility and deliver in the implementation stage;
- Good facilitation skills.
b. Track record: Information about relevant past professional experience, including CV of the applicant and examples of work/portfolio of past projects.**c. References**: Contact details of three clients that could be contacted for a reference.**d. Proposed methodology, approach and implementation plan**: The proposal should demonstrate the Proposer’s response to the Terms of Reference and briefly outline key considerations that would inform the approach to developing a M&E strategy for the PRF.
Your separate Financial Offer should contain a proposed all-inclusive, daily consultancy rate in USD. It is not expected that this consultany will require any travel. The cost of preparing a bid and negotiating a contract, including any related travel, is not reimbursable nor can it be included as a direct cost of the assignment.
Please also include information on your availability in relation to the timeframe mentioned in the Terms of Reference.
All offers to provide the services described in this RFP must be submitted by e-mail to Ms. Laura Frühwald, Programme Officer Peace Responsiveness, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 19 January 2021. All submissions must indicate “M&E Consultant PRF” in the subject line.
Only proposals under consideration will be notified. Participation in this RFP indicates acceptance of the terms and conditions provided.