Blogs | 19 July 2018 | by Helena de Jong

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PAX is recruiting an Evaluation Consultant for the Human Security Survey

PAX’s PoC team is currently recruiting an external consultant to conduct an evaluation of our two Human Security Survey projects. Please see the summary description below, and for more details, click here to review the full Terms of Reference (TOR). Please be in touch with us using the contact details below with questions or expressions of interest!

SUMMARY

PAX is seeking qualified applicants to conduct a midterm evaluation of its Human Security Survey initiative, currently implemented in Iraq and South Sudan. The evaluation should take place between August and November 2018. Individuals or teams are encouraged to apply.

Below are excerpts from the full TOR, which provides a more detailed description of the project, evaluation process, and application guidelines. View the ToR here

PROJECT BACKGROUND

PAX developed a unique methodology to give civilians in conflict-affected communities a voice in discussions about their security: the Human Security Survey (HSS). Local researchers equipped with a mobile phone-based survey platform conduct interviews with everyday people about their experiences, perceptions, and priorities related to protection.

The research findings are analysed and then used to stimulate dialogue at the local level between civilians and relevant authorities. Through community engagement activities and local advocacy, PAX and its partners aim to inform and influence representatives from government institutions, national security forces, informal armed groups, and international organizations with regard to civilian security priorities. By continuing this cycle of data collection, analysis, and facilitated discussion over multiple years, PAX and its partners can track trends and work to affect more sustainable change.

EVALUATION PROCESS

PAX is primarily interested in assessing the effectiveness of the project’s approach and relevance of the theory of change in the two country contexts. As this will serve as a midterm evaluation, project staff will utilize the evaluation findings to inform decision-making and, if necessary, project adaptation in the remaining period of implementation. The full TOR includes proposed lines of inquiry, which will be refined and contexualized in coordination with the selected evaluator.

The evaluation should take place August to November 2018.

HOW TO APPLY

Please review the full TOR,which includes a more detailed description of the desired qualifications and the application requirements.

Note that individual consultants or teams with the necessary qualifications are welcome to apply.

The selected consultant(s) should have demonstrated expertise in utilization-focused project evaluation, as well as familiarity with both survey-based research methods and peacebuilding programming. Previous regional experience in Iraq and/or South Sudan is desired. Arabic language skills are looked upon very favourably, but are not required. (Further desired qualifications are listed in the TOR.)

Interested applicants should provide a current CV and a max 3-page statement of interest/abridged proposal. Applicants must provide all materials outlined in the TOR by 17:00 CET on 3 August. Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by 8 August, and a final decision will be made by 20 August. Note that these dates are subject to change if the recruitment process requires it.

Point of contact:

Carrie Huisman
Project Lead, HSS Iraq
Protection of Civilians team
huisman@paxforpeace.nl
+31 (0)6 57 48 07 49

 

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