Strategic Meeting & Process Facilitatitor
Beschrijving van de vacature
Rutgers, Sonke Gender Justice, and Promundo-US seek the services of a Consultant for the purposes of co-developing and independently facilitating a meeting of international program partner organizations in September, 2018, in which the partner organizations will collectively review findings from a mid-term evaluation exercise and use these findings to inform strategic adjustments for the final two years of the program. Candidates must be able to attend the meeting in Kampala, Uganda (September 24-28, 2018). The engagement is expected to last between July 1, 2018 and October 1, 2018.
The Prevention+ (“Prevention Plus”) program focuses on engaging (young) men to end all forms of gender-based violence (GBV), including by promoting the fuller economic participation and self-reliance of women. The program’s long-term objective is to contribute to a gender just society, free of GBV, by transforming harmful social norms driving GBV at the individual/relationship, community, and civil society level and to ensure that these changes are firmly rooted in a supportive legal and policy framework. The programme strategy seeks to scale-up evidence-based gender-transformative interventions working in strategic partnerships with key public sectors and CSOs, toward these ends. The programme encompasses direct program implementation in Uganda, Rwanda, Indonesia, and Pakistan, as well as a community, institution, and government-based set of activities across the Middle East and North Africa region. The programme is affiliated to MenEngage Alliance, and supported by the alliance as a technical partner especially for international advocacy.
- At the individual and relationship level, the programme aims to provide (young) men and women access to information and education concerning relationships, gender (including positive forms of masculinities), sexuality, parenting and gender justice (interventions: Program H/M, The World Starts with Me, One Man Can). Survivors and men using violence are offered individual, couple and group counselling (interventions: Youth Living Peace, Toolkit for Men). The programme engages men as caring fathers (interventions: Program P, Father groups, MenCare+) and as partners of women in WEE programmes (intervention: Journeys of Transformation).
- High quality, evidence-based mass & social media and communications strategies that engage men and boys using positive male role models (interventions: One Man Can, Program H/M, MenEngage Alliance movement building) and bystander approaches (interventions: Living Peace, Program H/M, One Man Can) are also included in order to change social norms and create individual and community accountability.
- Through institutionalization and capacity building, the programme consortium works with CSOs (including women’s rights and WEE organizations) and relevant public services to incorporate gender transformative approaches and gender justice in their programmes and activities.
- Through advocacy efforts the consortium members focus on encouraging (inter)national governments to introduce and enact new legislation aimed at preventing and eliminating gender-based violence, and to strengthen enforcement of existing policies or legislation.
The Mid-Term Review
In 2018, a mid-term review (MTR) of the Prevention+ programme is being conducted in order to provide insight into the progress of the programme at country levels and at consortium level, with Rutgers, Sonke, and Promundo-US, to inform strategic decisions on the way forward in the remaining two years of the Prevention+ programme. The MTR is an opportunity to complement the Prevention+ programme’s existing monitoring and evaluation plans to review the Theory of Change and main assumptions in the original and country proposals.
The mid-term review is designed to contribute to and inform the overall guiding question: In the remaining life of the Prevention+ programme, what changes should be made to the programme design and implementation – at country and consortium level – to maximize the programme’s expected impact and outcomes by end 2020?
At country level, the MTR is designed to assess country programme progress and gaps towards the achievement of the five-year goals and targets, to reflect on assumptions in the country Theory of Change (TOC), to inform country programme 2019-2020 planning by illuminating aspects of the programme that may be underperforming or lagging behind, and to gather information to assess and strengthen country programme strategies for sustainability, institutionalization and scale-up. The process also aims to elicit findings of the learning and sharing happening between country programme implementers from different countries.
At the consortium/global level, the MTR is designed to assess the overall performance of the Prevention+ programme across countries, to inform strategic programmatic and financial decision-making for 2019-2020, and to assess the added value of the consortium and its current functioning, among other objectives.
The Consultant’s responsibility is to play an independent leadership role in facilitating a workshop of all Prevention+ programme partners, with the goal of reviewing consortium- and country-level MTR results and making strategic decisions for the future of the programme informed by these results. The Consultant is expected to play an impartial, objective, and inclusive facilitator role, and should have the skill to allow everyone to provide their opinions safely and to proactively ensure everyone’s participation. This will include:
- Introductory phone calls and document review (up to 2 days in July 2018): in which the Consultant will have the opportunity to meet with Rutgers, Sonke Gender Justice, and/or Promundo-US staff, and will be provided a set of documents for full review (to include all MTR data and reports, country program plans, and others).
- Preparation for Partner Meeting (up to 2 days before September 2018): in which the Consultant will prepare the agenda with the Programme Team, and design activities, and processes and participate in all necessary correspondence leading up to the Partner Meeting (the centerpiece of the assignment).
- Independent facilitation of MTR-related sessions of the Partner Meeting in Kampala, Uganda, to take place from September 24-28 (up to 5 days): in which the Consultant will lead the Prevention+ programme teams, estimated to be a group of 25-30 programme implementers and researchers and donors from 8 countries, in an interactive workshop with the objective of transforming MTR findings into strategic programme adjustments, budget implications, and other important decisions to shape the remaining two years of the program. While the Partner Meeting will run September 24-28, it is expected that the MTR-focused activities would be concentrated in the first three days of the meeting, September 24-26. The decisions and strategic adjustments should be driven by consensus, clearly articulated and documented, and distributed to all meeting participants (as appropriate).
- Brief summative documentation of experiences and lessons (up to 1 day): In which the Consultant will thoughtfully conclude the assignment by sharing a document of consensus agreements and outlines of decisions and changes to be made to programme plans, written reflections on the process, and any additional personal advice for the future of the Prevention+ program. *The Consultant is not expected to produce a detailed summative report of the Partner Meeting. There will be a separate Rapporteur assigned for this purpose, so that the Consultant can focus on facilitation rather than documentation. Consultants with past experience working with a particular Rapporteur are encouraged to include this information in their application materials.
The total assignment is expected to run from July 15, 2018, to October 15, 2018, up to a maximum of 10 billable days (as distributed above). Applications must include the Consultant’s proposed daily rate (max €500 a day) and documentation/justification of this rate based on recent work. The selection will be made by assessing quality and budget of the proposal. Travel costs will be accounted for by Rutgers.
Consultant candidates must be fluent in professional English, with at least 5 years of documented experience in development or human rights programming and/or strategic process facilitation. The strongest candidates will be those with: experience in violence prevention programming or research; background in gender, masculinities, and violence prevention theory; and program design or implementation experience in Global South settings.
Qualified consultants are encouraged to submit a CV with two references to recent previous work, and cover letter expressing the strengths of their candidacy to vacatures@ on or before June 30, 2018. The selection process may include one or more phone interviews. Selection of the awarded candidate will occur no later than July 15, 2018, with preparatory work to begin soon thereafter. rutgers.nl
Candidates may also reach out to vacatures@ with questions prior to the submission deadline. rutgers.nl
Candidates from Global South countries, and Eastern and Southern Africa are encouraged to apply.