Individual Consultant: Technical Assistance for Activity Design

  • Mid-level, Short-term contract assignment
  • Posted on 20 July 2020
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Job Description

STATEMENT OF WORK

The consultant will provide expert analysis and advice to the CARPE Office Director during the period of performance. The consultant hired under this statement of work will have latitude to identify additional areas that need support and to provide that support to the CARPE team. Work will include providing expertise and support to integrated Mission efforts which involve CARPE and the Peace and Security Office (PSO) as appropriate. Specific areas identified for support include (but are not limited to):

  • Review partner work plans, analyses, budgets, communications, monitoring plans and other documents and assist in writing up feedback.
  • In collaboration with Kyle Rearick, guide the development of partners’ political economy, social impact and human rights studies, analyses, or reports.
  • Support co-design processes under the APS and HEARTH.
  • Support work with indigenous peoples and local communities across the CARPE and the Peace & Security Office (PSO) portfolios, including but not limited to:
    • Support the Advancing the Rights of Indigenous Peoples New Partnerships Initiative co-design in collaboration with PSO.
  • Support trainings and assessments, on topics such as political economy, conflict, human rights and others, in collaboration with PSO at the intersections of peace, conflict, and the environment.
  • When feasible, carry out field assessments to interview local partners and constituents.
  • Provide copyediting, communications, research analysis, fieldwork, knowledge management and translation services as needed.

Much work has already been completed to analyze threats to forests, biodiversity and establish a viable path to address these threats in the region. Past desk studies, data analysis, and research will be provided as needed to ensure the consultant is building on the established foundation of knowledge. The consultant must work closely with the USAID CARPE Office Director to contribute analysis and ensure deliverables.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

The contractor will work from his or her own base and must have:

  • Advanced degree in anthropology, economics, political science or development-related field.
  • A minimum of five years of experience working in Central Africa, with demonstrated understanding of African society and political situation.
  • Previous experience working with the U.S. government and familiarity with USG processes and procedures.
  • Ability to convey complex material clearly, concisely and effectively in layman’s terms.

Writing must be grammatical, properly punctuated, syntactically sound and logically organized, consistent with Modern Language Association style, with all findings fully substantiated.

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE

The period of performance for this service is a period of twelves months, and is expected to start immediately upon contract award to the successful contractor, with the possibility to extend the performance period for additional work. Completion of the described deliverables is expected to take no longer than 360 calendar days, starting on or about October 1, 2020 and ending on or September 30, 2021.

Depending upon the needs of USAID, the concurrence of the USAID/DROC CARPE Team Lead, the availability of the consultant, and the approval of the Contracting Office, a determination to extend the contract up to one additional year may be agreed upon.

PLACE OF PERFORMANCE

The consultant is expected to spend a reasonable number of days of the consultation period in Kinshasa, DRC, and will account for days worked with USAID DRC. The final arrangement shall be agreed upon with USAID/DRC.

Offers Due: Aug 14, 2020 05:00 pm BST

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