The Japan Platform (hereinafter referred to as "JPF") is an international emergency humanitarian aid organization which offers the most effective and prompt emergency aid in response to humanitarian needs, focusing on issues of refugees and natural disasters. JPF conducts such aid through a tripartite cooperation system where NGOs, business communities, and the government of Japan work in close cooperation, based on equal partnership, and making the most of the respective sectors' characteristics and resources.
JPF serves as an intermediary support organization providing various types of assistance to member NGOs in Japan to deliver quick and comprehensive aid on their own. JPF has supported aid activities of 44 member NGOs, each with its own set of diverse strengths. It has delivered humanitarian assistance to 55 nations and regions about 1,500 project, with a total financial contribution of 60 billion yen. JPF has built a strong reputation based on trust by promoting cooperation among private sectors and NGOs and by accurately reporting all of its activities. Please find attached JPF Information Leaflet as Annex 1. More information on JPF can be found at http://www.japanplatform.org/E/.
In line with its mandate and responsibility, JPF conducts monitoring and evaluation activities to review progress towards achieved results as per the key performance indicators of the projects, identify and document lessons learned including human interest stories and the contribution of JPF to the development of the programmes/projects for NGO partners. JPF contracts individual consultants to be part of the JPF Field Team to have expertise on sector specific subjects, in depth understanding on the local context and to receive support on logistics and security related issues. In this regards, JPF needs to contract two individual consultants, one of them expertise on M&E and the other one on WASH to work as core member of the JPF Field Team in Sudan.
The Consultants expected to conduct two field visits to the project implementation locations one for monitoring and the second one for evaluation purposes;
- To verify that the project activities are being conducted according to the project proposal
- To verify that the humanitarian principles and standards are respected
- To understand the beneficiary satisfaction
- To analyze the impact of the project with the available data
- To provide technical advice and feedback to the project improvement
- To identify additional technical assistance and other resources that may be needed
3. Key Responsibilities:
The field visits will be based on the Field Visit Guideline of JPF which will be provided to the selected consultants. The consultant will conduct activities in line with the framework of this guideline. As outlined at the guideline, the consultant will conduct desk review, direct observation of project activities, household visits, key informant interviews and focus group discussions with stakeholders, including but not limited to; project beneficiaries, representatives of implementing partners of member NGOs, relevant cluster, UN and government agency representatives as well as other key stakeholders.
Specific responsibilities are :
- Assisting JPF Tokyo HQ M&E division for planning, development, coordinating and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities in Sudan.
- Setting the Project Specific Household (HH) Visit, Focus Group Discussion (FGD) and Key Informant Interviews (KII) targets and objectives together with JPF M&E Officer in line with the project proposal, country context, humanitarian standards and principles.
- Developing project specific questionnaires/checklist for HH Visit, FGD and KII, site visit and meeting with NGO.
- Conducting targeted number of HH Visits, FGDs, KIIs and site visits to the project locations together with JPF M&E Officer.
- Supervising local staff during field visits when required
- Preparing project summary of the target projects
- Analyzing the data collected during the field visit and preparing the draft field visit project monitoring/evaluation reports
- Preparing and conducting a debriefing meeting to share findings with member NGO, implementing partner of the member NGO, JPF and relevant stakeholders in Sudan and for the projects assigned for in close coordination with JPF.
4. Skills, Experience and Knowledge:
- Knowledge, awareness and demonstrated commitment to JPF’s values and vision.
- Minimum 5 years previous development or humanitarian work experience on M&E, focusing on one of the humanitarian sectors such as WASH, health, nutrition
- Knowledge and understanding of humanitarian standards (e.g. CHS, Sphere and INEE)
- Bachelor or master’s degree in relevant subject.
- High level of computer literacy and excellent working knowledge of databases.
- Ability to prioritize own workload, work independently, be pro-active and innovative and work to deadlines.
- Ability to supervise a team
- Good interpersonal and team skills and proven ability to be flexible in demanding situations.
- Experience of working with/for NGO, INGOs and/or UN agencies
- Fluency in English and Arabic
- Residing in Sudan
How to apply
Candidates who are currently residing in Sudan, will be considered for the Consultant Position. Candidates who also meet the required qualifications and experience are invited to apply until 29th of November 2020 by submitting their updated CV, Motivation Letter and references to;
- Takashi Honda :
- Gökhan Erkutlu :
Candidates who are successful with their application will be called for an interview to demonstrate their skills and experiences.