Monitoring and Learning Assignment for the Burundi Programme

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Country: Burundi
Organization: Interpeace
Closing date: 29 Jan 2021

About Interpeace

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

Project Background

Interpeace has been working in Burundi since 2007 through its local partner CENAP and as from 2018 with two other partners; ICB and BLTP to contribute to building a peaceful future for Burundi by strengthening the resilience capacities for peace among communities particularly youth and to promote inclusive decision making in pursuit of a common vision for peace. The Burundi programme works with local political leaders, national political leaders, youth affiliated with political parties and communities at risk of conflict. The positive contribution of these four groups is essential towards achieving sustainable peace in Burundi. The Interpeace team and in-country partners seek to consolidate successes and lessons from ongoing interventions to promote internal and external accountability and learning.

Service or Assignment Description and Objective(s)

While many successes are apparent or informally shared, there are gaps in transferring these achievements in a comprehensive and detailed manner for internal (internal learning processes) and external sharing (reports and publications). This challenge undermines learning opportunities, potential for improvement and the ability to redirection the project based on potential opportunities within the Burundi programme, as well as limits the possibility of showing impact to other stakeholders (including programme donors).

The findings of this assignment will serve as a basis for strengthening the programme’s learning and accountability framework for adaptative learning and management.

The main objectives of the assignment are:

  • To identify intended and unintended outcomes and capitalize on them to greater impact.
  • To identify strengths, weaknesses, adaptations as well as lessons learned from programme implementation.
  • To assess effectiveness and efficiency, adapting to contextual changes.
  • To identify management, technical and performance challenges and providing recommendations to address them.
  • To generate data from the findings that will serve to promote internal and external learning for improved programming.
  • To assess the programme’s progress towards achieving intended outcomes

Scope of work

The Consultant will undertake the following key roles and responsibilities:

  • Lead an Outcome Harvesting exercise. These outcomes will be used to both guide ongoing development of the programme as well as future designs of peacebuilding programmes/projects in Burundi.
  • Develop an outcome monitoring framework with the Burundi Interpeace team and its partners.
  • Provide capacity building on outcome monitoring methodologies to Interpeace’s M&E officer and to Interpeace partners in Burundi.
  • Provide capacity building on translation of outcomes to accountability and learning supports to widen the scope of the programme’s

Activities, Deliverables and Timeframe

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Qualifications

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Work experience on participatory M&E approaches (e.g., outcome harvesting, outcome mapping…)
  • Previous demonstrated experience within the INGO and/or IGO sector, specifically supporting local NGOs/CSOs (through capacity building, institutional strengthening, coaching methods…)
  • Strong knowledge of gender, good governance, social cohesion and inclusive peace approaches in the areas of development, peacebuilding or related disciplines in Burundi and/or the Great Lakes region
  • Fluency in English and French

Due to travel restrictions and safety considerations in relation to COVID-19, the Consultant’s travel to Burundi (and Kenya if required) shall take place once restrictions are lifted, in line with Interpeace’s travel policy in relation to COVID, and upon agreement with the Project Manager of a suitable travel date. This may impact the timeline of the deliverables for the consultancy. Interpeace and the Consultant will undertake to communicate on any changes of status throughout the duration of the consultancy in an effort to mitigate risk.

How to apply:

For consideration for this opportunity, please submit an expression of interest (no longer than 5 pages and inclusive of the proposed methodology for the assignment, including the framework for gender analysis and a proposed budget) and a CV for both the international and local consultants proposed by 29th January 2021 (midnight Nairobi time) via email to: recruitment@interpeace.org.

“ML Outcome Harvesting Burundi” MUST BE included in the subject line of the application email to be considered.

Applicants, if shortlisted, will be required to subsequently submit work samples in English, references, and a preliminary methodology.

Interpeace values diversity among its staff and aims at achieving greater gender parity in all levels of its work. We welcome applications from women and men, including those with disabilities.



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