Plan International in Timor-Leste
Call for Expressions of Interest:
CONSULTANT FOR MID-TERM REVIEW(S) OF YOUTH EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM
Plan invites Expressions of Interest from appropriately qualified and experienced consultants for this Mid-Term Review. The full ToR for the Mid-Term Review can be found further down this message.
Time frame: The duration of the Mid-Term Review is expected to be 25 working days between May 1st and June 26th, 2015.
Consultant’s qualifications summary:
· Substantial experience in assessment and evaluation using both participatory and qualitative approaches and quantitative methods
· Background in practical management of development programs
· Experience in youth programming a major advantage
· Experience in community level economic development projects an advantage
· Knowledge of global youth, human rights and disability rights issues, research and experiences
· Knowledge of situation of young people in Timor Leste an advantage
· Fluency in Tetun or Bahasa Indonesia a major advantage
· Skills and experience in gender and rights analysis.
· Must write in clear, “plain English”
TO SUBMIT AN EXPRESSION OF INTEREST, EMAIL TO firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested consultants or consulting groups should submit by email
· An Expression of Interest not exceeding 4 pages, outlining how the Consultant meets the selection criteria and the proposed Mid-Term Review methodology
· Activity schedule/work plan
· Recent examples of similar work
· Financial proposal detailing fees, data collection and other expenses
· Names and contact details of three referees
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: MONDAY 20TH APRIL 2015
FOR ALL PLAN POSITIONS AND CONSULTANCIES…
- Strong ICT skills, including Word, Excel and e-communications, are essential
- Strong commitment to the equal rights and participation of girls and women is essential
- Strong commitment to the Rights of the Child is essential
- Plan does not tolerate child abuse. All Plan staff and consultants are selected and employed in line with the conditions of Plan’s Child Protection Policy. These include appropriate reference and background checks.
- Applications will not be acknowledged. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No correspondence or telephone calls will be entered into.
- Short listed candidates will be required to attend panel interviews and other selection procedures.
Plan International in Timor Leste
Consultant Terms of Reference
Mid-Term Review(s) of the Youth Empowerment Program
Background on Plan
Plan International (Plan), one of the world’s largest children’s NGOs, works with children, young people and poor communities in more than 50 developing countries in the fields of education, water, hygiene and sanitation, child protection, economic security, health, and emergency assistance. Plan has a strong commitment to gender equity and inclusion of people with disabilities. Plan has worked in Timor Leste since 2001. Visit www.plan-international.org
Background on the Youth Empowerment Program
The “Youth Empowerment Program” is actually composed of two largely similar grant supported Projects.
1. The European Union and Plan Germany support the Project “Empowerment and inclusion of marginalized youth in the economic and political development of Timor-Leste”. Its overall objective is that “Timorese young women and men, including the most marginalized, participate in decision-making, realize their economic rights and promote peace and social equality.
2. The Australian Government (DFAT/ANCP) and Plan Australia support the Project “Youth Empowerment for Sustainable Development”. Its overall objective (vision) is for “Timorese young men and women, including those from vulnerable groups, to have the capacity and opportunities, both individually and collectively, which enable them to be active, creative and responsible catalysts in the political, economic, social and cultural development of their communities and Timorese society”.
(Plan’s Sponsorship scheme also meets some indirect costs outside project budgets.)