Norwegian People's Aid,Senior Consultant to Support the PPIMA Project on improving learning, information management and communication of impact
Closing date: 20 Feb 2018
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST: Tender for Senior Consultant to Support the Public Policy and Information Monitoring and Advocacy Project (PPIMA) on improving learning, information management and communication of impact
Time line: Between March and July 2018
Background: The PPIMA Project
The Public Policy Information, Monitoring and Advocacy (PPIMA) project is a civil society support project aimed at strengthening the engagement of Rwandan civil society organizations (CSOs) and citizens in public policy affairs. PPIMA is coordinated by Norwegian Peoples Aid (NPA) working in collaboration with 15 civil society partners, and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the British Department for International Development (DFID). The project started in August 2009 and is now in its third phase. Eight civil society partners are undertaking various policy initiatives at the national level whereas seven other partners are working in 8 Districts to engage citizens in dialogue with local service providers and authorities. They implement the Community Scorecard process as well as a variety of other initiatives including District Dialogue Forums (DDF), radio call-ins, and operation of Access to Justice and Information Centres (AJIC’s).
The objective of this terms of reference is to support the PPIMA project to develop stronger, better integrated learning, information management and communication systems. The consultant will be expected to work closely with NPA and civil society partners to identify and put into action measures that can maximize the programme’s ability to learn from its implementation experience and data collection activities and use this information to advance its objectives. The consultant will work closely with the PPIMA team and partners to deliver these measures.
Scope of Work
The consultant will be expected to:
· Closely support the PPIMA team and its partners to review its monitoring and learning systems, focusing on building capabilities for using data as a resource for internal and external learning mechanisms
· Work with senior management to foster a culture of learning and adaptation within the programme
· Review data generated by partners across PPIMA and identify approaches to streamline, simplify and make more effective the data collection processes used by the programme
· Strengthen the programme’s capacity to use data to produce higher level outcome results on influencing Government policymaking through citizen action, and communicate these results to appropriate stakeholders
· Advise on approaches to capture and communicate PPIMA impact more strategically and creatively
· Facilitate reflection on the new Community Scorecard (CSC) model in Government Created Spaces – looking together at what we have observed in the pilot phase, how to adapt to those observations / lessons – and what those lessons contribute to envisioning the future of PPIMA
· Initial recommendations on improving monitoring, learning, information management and communications within PPIMA and amongst its partners, to be agreed with NPA / PPIMA Steering Committee following an internal review
· Work plan for applying recommendations into PPIMA and partner implementation
· Technical support to the training / workshop facilitation elements agreed in the workplan
· Final report on progress and next steps for PPIMA
Inputs & Timespan
It is expected that this assignment will entail up to forty (40) days of input from the consultant, between March and July 2018. Delivery of this TOR will be undertaken over the course of a series of extended visits to PPIMA.
Profile of Required Expertise
· Strong experience working with programme teams and civil society organisations in a variety of settings on issues related to governance and participation, ideally in East Africa
· Strong expertise in the development and implementation of monitoring and learning systems, particularly those using both quantitative and qualitative data generated from different sources
· Expertise in the development, articulation and revision of Theories of Change
· Expertise in different approaches to data communication, particularly with a focus on Government policymaking
· Expertise in the outcome mapping approach, interrelated with logframe use
· Expertise in facilitation of collaborative learning amongst civil society actors
How to apply:
For the full Terms of Reference, interested parties should contact the Programme Manager, Anita Namara: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications, including a technical and financial proposal responding to the ToR, should be submitted to YVA KANZAYIRE by email: email@example.com, no later than Friday 20th February 2018 at 5pm.