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Regional Law Enforcement Training Consultant for delivery of anti-human trafficking and anti-migrant smuggling training sessions

UNDP Country Office - JORDAN | Published January 14, 2017  -  Deadline January 26, 2017
O apply, kindly read the procurement notice, attach the following documents and submit through the following email: ic.jo@undp.org1. CV with at least three references.2. Technical proposal (proposed methodology describing the actions to be taken for successfully completing the assignment), and3. Financial proposal. Documents must be received No later than 26 January 2017.Trafficking in persons and smuggling of migrants affect all countries of the Middle East and North Africa region, either as countries of origin or as countries of transit or destination. Regional instability has allowed criminal groups to move people across borders more freely and allows illicit activities related to trafficking in persons to expand in the region, bringing increased profit to criminal organizations.UNODC provides assistance to the countries of the MENA region through a number of initiatives to support criminal justice and law enforcement in line with the provisions of the United Nations Protocol against Smuggling of Migrants by Land, Sea and Air and the United Nations Protocol to Prevent, Suppress and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children, supplementing the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime.These core technical assistance areas of UNODC are addressed by the UNODC Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa – ROMENA regional project “Strengthening the framework of the Arab Region to prevent and combat human trafficking” (XMEX19), which aims to build national capacities in the Arab region to effectively combat human trafficking; the UNODC Regional Office for the GCC Countries \"Arab Initiative to Build National Capacities to Combat Human Trafficking in the Arab Countries\" (XAMX59); the UNODC \"Global Programme against Trafficking in Persons\" (GLOT59); the UNODC \"Global Programme against Smuggling of Migrants\" (GLOT92); and the “Global Action against Trafficking in Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (GLO.ACT).Technical and financial proposals along with CV & 3 references should be submitted, and without such will not be considered). (Only Short Listed Candidates will be contacted)UNDP is an employer committed to gender equity and to providing equal opportunities to both males and females

West Irbid Wastewater Network Project Environmental and Social Due Diligence

 | Published December 20, 2016  -  Deadline January 23, 2017

03/01/2017: The Terms of Reference have been updated and are available through this link.

Clarifications issued 21/12/2016:

The "Submission Requirements" are extended by two additional requirements in accordance with the shortlisting criteria in the "Notes" section:

5. i) Proposed Work Plan outlining the plan for the implementation of the main activities/tasks of the Assignment, their duration plus milestones and a ii) Short Methodology for implementing the tasks to deliver the expected output(s), and the degree of details of such output(s) (max. 4 pages);

6. Financial Proposal in the format provided.

The link for the TOR is provided here.

Project Description:

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development ("EBRD" or the "Bank") is considering providing finance to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (GoJ) for the upgrade and construction of the wastewater infrastructure system in 15 towns, located in West Irbid, by sewer infrastructure that would serve a catchment area of c.21.9 km2 including, where needed, the installation of sewage pumping stations, enabling the towns to connect effectively to the public wastewater network and existing wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) (the "Project").

The transaction is a part of the Bank's wider engagement with the Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) aimed at developing and implementing a comprehensive wastewater investment programme in order to resolve the country’s current issues in the sector, caused by the rapid population growth, including due to Syrian refugee influx which placed an unprecedented strain on the existing wastewater system.

The Project will target 15 towns in West Irbid with a total population of 75,217 (of which c.12 per cent Syrian refugees).

The proposed investment is expected to upgrade the existing wastewater network within all 15 towns, serving an area of 21.9 km2, by enabling them to connect to the existing Wadi Al-Arab WWTP. The Project will also complement a planned co-investment by KfW and AFD to rehabilitate the water and wastewater network in parts of Irbid other than the 15 towns covered by the Project at hand.

 

Assignment Description:

The Bank wishes to engage a Consultant to:
-To undertake a technical and financial/economic review of the existing feasibility study and project design; and
-To carry out an Environmental and Social (E&S) Assessment of both the Project and the Client's existing operations (the "Assignment").

The expected outcome of this Assignment is to provide the Bank with a reasonable assessment, from a technical and environmental and social perspective, whether the Project is feasible and an estimate of the cost and time to implement the priority investment programme arising.

The main objective of the Assignment is to review the available existing sewer infrastructure designs and tender documents for the Project, to confirm the robustness of the technical solution against national/international norms, including confirmation and location of any lift (pumping) stations, and validation of the priority investment measures for the available financing. The Consultant shall also consider whether a better, more environmentally and cost efficient solution is available through the use of more energy efficient components, for example.

The Consultant will also identify and assess the potentially significant existing and future adverse environmental and social impacts associated with the Client's current operations and the proposed Project, assess compliance with applicable laws and the EBRD ESP and Performance Requirements (PRs), determine the measures needed to prevent or minimise and mitigate the adverse impacts, and identify potential environmental and social opportunities, including those that would improve the environmental and social sustainability of the Project and/or the associated current operations.

The assessment process will be commensurate with, and proportional to, the potential impacts and issues of the Project and the Client’s existing operations. The assessment will cover, in an integrated way, all relevant direct and indirect environmental and social impacts and issues of the Client's operations, the Project and the relevant stages of the project cycle (e.g. pre-construction, construction, operation, and decommissioning or closure and reinstatement).

The Environmental and Social Assessment will also determine whether further studies are required, focusing on specific risks and impacts, such as climate change and human rights.

The Environmental and Social Audit is required to assess the Client’s current operations in terms of compliance with national legislation, national or local permitting requirements, the relevant provisions of the EBRD Environmental and Social Policy and Performance Requirements (2014) and pertinent EU environmental standards. Further, the audit must review possible historical environmental and social issues, such as potential contamination of soil and/or groundwater or land acquisition disputes.

In addition, as part of the E&S Assessment and Audit, the Consultant will be required to undertake a Gender Assessment of the Clients operations, with respect to both services provision and employment opportunities.

Please find the draft Terms of Reference following this link.
 

Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit expressions of interest in accordance with the 'Submission Requirements' listed below.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in Q1 and has an estimated overall duration of 12 weeks.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: EUR 150,000 (exclusive of VAT). Subject to availability of funding, the performance of the selected Consultant and the specific needs of the Bank the Assignment may be extended beyond the current scope.

The Consultant must determine whether any VAT would be chargeable on the services and the basis for that determination, without taking into consideration the special status of the Bank as an IFI and state this to the Bank in their response to the Invitation for Expressions of Interest. To the extent that a Consultant incurs input VAT on goods and services purchased in connection with the provision of services (e.g. VAT on airline ticket) which is not otherwise recoverable by the consultant from the local tax authority, the gross cost to the consultant of such expenses shall be treated as a reimbursable expense.

Funding Source: It is anticipated that the Assignment will be supported by the European Union Neighbourhood Investment Facility.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms preferably with previous project experience in:

a) developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies, and
b) the water/wastewater sector, with previous international project (preparation) experience of preferably 10 years, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the MENA region

The Consultant’s team is expected to include the following key experts (key team members, to be complemented as appropriate):

- Project manager: a consultant with previous professional experience in managing similar assignments in the EBRD's countries of operations, with excellent communication skills;
- Technical specialist(s) (wastewater engineers, etc).
- Financial expert with experience on similar projects with IFIs
- Legal expert with experience on similar projects with IFIs
- Environmental specialist with experience in ESIAs and E&S due diligence audits in the wastewater industry
- Health and safety specialist with previous professional experience in the wastewater industry
- Social specialist with previous professional experience in Jordan and/or countries with similar conditions, including public consultation in the local context, gender expertise, and/or resettlement expertise, as required.


Submission Requirements: In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected for this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following:

1. Company/group of firms' profile, organisation and staffing (max. 2-4 pages).

2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives.

3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.

4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:

http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc.

5. Proposed Work Plan outlining the plan for the implementation of the main activities/tasks of the Assignment, their duration plus milestones and a ii) Short Methodology for implementing the tasks to deliver the expected output(s) (max. 4 pages).

6. Financial Proposal in the format provided.

The above information should not exceed 15 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.

The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.

Bank Contact Person:
Jenny Scheffel, Principal Advisor, Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN, United Kingdom
Tel: + 44 20 7338 7088
E-mail: scheffej@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this email address)

Notes:

1. The selection will normally be made from responses to this notification only. Consultants will not be asked to submit a proposal. The highest-ranked Consultant will be selected from a shortlist and be invited to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.

2. The shortlist criteria are:

(a) Firm's previous project experience in developing feasibility studies for IFIs and a good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies (20%);
(b) Firm's previous project experience in the water/wastewater sector, with previous international project experience of preferably 10 years, specifically institutional and legal framework aspects, environmental and social requirements; local financial management standards, professional standards of technical knowledge internationally as well as in the MENA region (20%);
(c) CVs of Key Experts proposed (40%);
(d) Proposed Methodology and Work Plan (10%);
(e) Financial Proposal (10%).

The methodology for calculating scores for financial proposals is as follows: The lowest evaluated Financial Proposal (Fm) is given the maximum financial score of 10. The formula for determining the financial scores of all other Proposals (Sf) is calculated as follows: Sf = 10 x Fm/ F, in which "Sf" is the financial score, "FM" is the lowest price, and "F" the price of the proposal under consideration.

Jordan: Start-up Financing for the Establishment of the National Center for Innovation (NCI) and Transition to Full Operational Fu

 | Published January 20, 2017  -  Deadline February 10, 2017

Project Description:

Jordan has an active but highly complex and fragmented innovation ecosystem with a multitude of public and private stakeholders, which suffers from a lack of effective stakeholder coordination, inadequate collection and analysis of information, unclear channels and linkages, limited cooperation and inefficient financial management.

To overcome this challenge, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the 'EBRD' or the 'Bank'), with funding from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Transition Fund ('Donor'), is assisting the Jordanian Government ('GoJ') - via the Higher Council for Science and Technology ('the Client' or 'HCST') - to strengthen the country's innovation ecosystem with 'Jordan: Start-up Financing for the Establishment of the National Centre for Innovation ('NCI') and Transition to Full Operational Functionality” project (the 'Project').

By becoming a national hub for all matters related to innovation, both public and private, the NCI's key role will be to advise the GoJ on further enhancing its policies and programmes fostering an innovation-based economy through better coordination, information and monitoring of all innovation related activities. Specifically, the NCI is expected to:

1. help ensure that national and international administrative, financial and technical services that nurture and support innovation (government, private sector and IFI initiatives etc.), are complementary rather than duplicative and help eliminate inefficiencies in funding and support to the private sector;
2. create economies of scale in bringing together and effectively coordinating stakeholder activities (government ministries and agencies, donor-funded programmes, scientific and research bodies, universities, regional and local incubators, training providers, technology-related programmes, start-ups and entrepreneurs);
3. improve the direct engagement between the private sector and public sector innovation stakeholders, such as businesses, industrial companies, start-ups, financiers, educational institutions and research centres;
4. collect innovation related information and provide vital national statistics on the impact of innovation initiatives for monitoring progress and articulating areas of success and those that need improvement, enabling the GoJ to further assess measures for enhancing the development of an innovation based society.

The Centre will act as the technical implementing arm of the already existing National Council on Competitiveness and Innovation which is chaired by the Prime Minister.

To further develop and articulate the NCI's overall objective, main tasks, detailed responsibilities, accountabilities, and procedures, as well as staff requirements and any necessary training needs, the Client has contracted a Consultant to carry out a 'Mapping Study' based on international best practices and within the context of the Jordanian innovation landscape.

This Mapping Study further clarified that NCI's operations will foster the fulfilment of the following strategic objectives:

• Operational objective: One of the key recommendations of the mapping study is to run NCI services on an IT Platform. The IT platform will be at the heart of the NCI and the base for a majority of the interventions. It will be the main catalyst that turns functions into services by digitizing and optimizing coordination and oversight tasks, turning them into productivity tools for their users. Moreover, the IT platform would make the work of the NCI (and the rest of Jordan’s innovation stakeholders) easier by automating things like matchmaking and reporting. NCI platform will be the single point for all innovation activities in Jordan, and will be used by stakeholders continuously to perform tasks per their respective mandates.

• Financial objective: The NCI will price its services and products competitively, driving value for stakeholders while ensuring its own sustainability.

• Market objective: The NCI will be the market maker for a Jordan Innovation marketplace, where stakeholders can connect, publicize and be rewarded.

• Knowledge and Learning objective: The NCI Staff and its knowledge base will offer stakeholders an array of resources and customer assistance indispensable for their innovation planning and execution.

Assignment Description

Following the completion of the Mapping Study, HCST now intends to engage a consulting firm (the 'Consultant') for the next two years (2017-2019) to provide overall strategic and implementation support to ensure NCI has been effectively set up and becomes operational based on the recommendations of the Mapping Study (the 'Assignment').

Generally, the Consultant is expected to have achieved the following objectives by the end of the Assignment:

• NCI staff has been recruited and NCI becomes fully operational, with all relevant policies, procedures and trainings in place.
• The web-based IT platform has been designed, procured, tested, and rolled out and in use with proper maintenance plan in place.
• NCI’s marketing, awareness raising, branding and fundraising strategies are in place, relevant activities have been conducted and key stakeholders actively use the NCI services.

The Consultant shall complete the following key tasks under the three components:

1- Organizational Capacity Building by delivering a holistic set of strategic, organizational, training and capacity building activities as follows:

• Developing operational best practices, internal policies, staff incentives, internal communications guidelines.
• Undertaking Annual NCI Budget and business planning and action plans
• Setting up and designing a Monitoring and Evaluation (M and E) system for NCI with innovation metrics.
• Preparing job descriptions and position requirements, developing hiring criteria and templates for interviews and evaluations for NCI staff positions
• Drafting bi-annual reports to the NCI's Steering Committee
• Preparing policy proposals to support NCI’s Policy and Regulatory efforts
• Developing NCI's Stakeholder Strategy to identify opportunities for targeting and offering services to broad range of stakeholders including youth, women and marginalized groups.

2. Design, procurement and roll out of IT Platform by developing its specifications and overseeing the proprietary IT platform procurement process in accordance with EBRD's Procurement Policies and Rules as well as ensuring the effective roll out of the Platform. which include:

• Determining Business and Functional Requirements for Platform
• Conducting User Experience Design
• Writing Platform Content
• Undertaking IT Developer Tendering and Awarding
• Overseeing IT Platform Purchase and Development
• Overseeing IT Platform Functionality
• Overseeing the development of NCI Staff Training on IT Platform
• Testing the IT Platform and accepting handover

The development and delivery of the actual platform will be tendered separately and is not budgeted in this Assignment.

3. Formulation of marketing and fundraising strategy for the NCI for generating revenue streams from users as well as from donors and CSR and promotion activities by leveraging the NCI's public mandate, which include inter alia:

• Conducting market research
• Creating an integrated marketing & fundraising plan
• Developing NCI's branding and marketing materials
• Producing marketing collateral
• Conducting innovation marketing and one-on-one outreach to stakeholders, local and international donors

Status of Selection Process: Interested firms or groups of firms are hereby invited to submit their expressions of interest.

Assignment Start Date and Duration: The Assignment is expected to start in April 2017 and has an estimated overall duration of 24 months.

Cost Estimate for the Assignment: Maximum budget available for this Assignment is 1,099,000 USD (exclusive of VAT).

The Consultant must determine whether any indirect taxes/VAT are chargeable on the proposed services and state the basis for such. If any indirect taxes/VAT are payable, the Client will have to pay indirect taxes/VAT element to the services directly to the Consultant unless otherwise agreed.

Funding Source: It is expected that the Assignment will be funded by the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Transition Fund. Please note that selection and contracting will be subject to the availability of funding.

Eligibility: There are no eligibility restrictions.

Consultant Profile: Corporate Services are required. The Consultant will be a firm or a group of firms with previous project experience related to:

1. Institution building and change management for public entities, including defining mission, governance and results frameworks, structure/organisation, annual budgets, terms of reference for key units, job requirements for key staff, training need assessments etc.

2. Developing specifications for IT platforms for public entities in developing countries, preferably for innovation initiatives, good knowledge of IFI procedures and rules on public procurement and disbursement policies

3. Understanding of the innovation landscape preferably in Jordan but also the surrounding region


The Consultant’s team is expected to include key experts as follows:

Key Expert 1 - Team Leader with preferably 15 years of experience in managing large scale public sector institution building projects with IT components, preferably related to the innovation sector. Key Expert 1 is expected to be present and manage the Assignment in Jordan for two years.

Key Expert 2 – Institution Building and Change Management Expert with preferably 10 years of experience working with public entities in emerging markets, including defining mission, governance and results frameworks, structure/organisation, annual budgets, terms of reference for key units, job requirements for key staff, trainings etc.

Key Expert 3 – IT Expert preferably with 10 years of experience in designing proprietary IT Platforms in emerging market contexts which include, among others, formalizing product shortlists, drafting functional requirements and developing tender system specifications based on IFI procurement policies and in managing a team of developers.

Key Expert 4 – Marketing and Fundraising Expert, preferably with 10 years of experience in conducting market research, developing customer acquisition strategies, generating revenue streams as well as raising funds from donor and philanthropic sources.

Submission Requirements:

In order to determine the capability and experience of Consultants seeking to be selected for
this Assignment, the information submitted should include the following:
1. Company/group of firms' profile, organisation and staffing (max. 4 pages).
2. Details of previous project experience or similar assignments particularly undertaken in the last five years, including information on contract value, contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided (if different from duration) , main activities, objectives.
3. CVs of key experts who could carry out the Assignment detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments, particularly assignments undertaken in the previous five years, including information on contracting entity/client, project location/country, duration (mm/yy to mm/yy), expert months provided, assignment budget, main activities, objectives.
4. Completed Consultant Declaration Form and Contact Sheet, the template for which is available from the following web-link:
http://www.ebrd.com/pages/workingwithus/procurement/notices/csu/contact_sheet.doc
The above information should not exceed 25 pages excluding CVs and contact sheet.
The complete expression of interest (including CVs, Consultant Declaration and Contact Sheet) should be submitted, in English electronically through e-Selection, to reach the Bank not later than the closing date. The expression of interest shall be one file (pdf). The EBRD reserves the right to reject applications of firms submitting more than one file. Only if the permissible file size is exceeded (4MB), the Consultant may split the expression of interest into further files.
Bank Contact Person:

Sevi Simavi
Technical Co-operation
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
One Exchange Square
London EC2A 2JN
e-mail: simavis@ebrd.com (submissions should be sent through eSelection and NOT to this e-mail address)

Important Notes:

1. OHK Consultants, the consulting company that has developed the Mapping Study in Phase 1 of the Project, will be allowed to express interest in this Assignment.

2. The Client will contract the selected Consultant and has requested the EBRD to manage the selection process.

3. The EBRD will evaluate expressions of interest and establish a shortlist of up to 6 candidates.

4. The evaluation shortlisting criteria are:

a. Firms' or group of firms' with previous project experience in institution building and change management for public entities, including defining mission, governance and results frameworks, structure/organisation, annual budgets, terms of reference for key units, job requirements for key staff, training need assessments etc (20%)

b. Firms' or group of firms' with previous project experience in developing specifications for IT platforms for public entities in developing countries, preferably for innovation initiatives, according to IFI policies and procedures on public procurement and disbursement policies (20%)

c. Understanding of the innovation landscape preferably in Jordan but also the surrounding region. (20%)

d. CVs of key experts. Fluency in English essential and Arabic language skills is considered an advantage. (40%)

5. Shortlisted consultants will formally be requested to submit technical and financial proposals (RFP).

6. The TOR of the Assignment and the Mapping Study developed in Phase 1 of the Project will be made available to the invited Consultants at this RFP stage.

7. The Bank will review all technical proposals according to the criteria established and published in the RFP tender documents.

8. The Client will interview the selected Key Experts, nominated by the shortlisted firms, who meet the criteria set by the RFP. Interviews will be held in English at the Client's premises or via video link to be organised via EBRD HQ or its Resident Offices. All expenses related to attending the interviews shall be borne by the Consultant.

9. The highest-ranked Consultant based on the combined technical and financial evaluation will be determined and selected by the Bank and will be invited by the Client to negotiate the contract, subject to availability of funding.


Conduct a national study on the extent of violence against children at homes, schools and the neighborhoods

United Nations Children's Fund | Published January 9, 2017
  1. PURPOSE

     

The study aims at assessing the magnitude, incidence and consequences of various types of violence against children at homes, schools and care and justice systems, workplaces and the community.  Violence against children includes emotional and physical abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, sexual exploitation and abuse, bullying and online bullying and sexual exploitation.  The study will propose clear recommendations for the improvement of legislation, policy and programmes relating to the prevention and responses to violence against children.

 

  1. OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the assignment are to conduct a national quantitative and qualitative study on the extent of violence against children at homes, schools and care and justice systems, workplaces and the community to provide a detailed picture of the nature, extent, causes of violence against children in the Jordanian society and associated risk and protective factors.

 

The study will propose clear recommendations for action to prevent and respond to it that could be translated into comprehensive and sustainable behavior change communication social mobilization, communication; and advocacy long and short terms strategies and programmes.

 

 The study will also review the causes of violence and associated risk and protective factors. The Study will seek the active involvement of children in the study through participatory assessment tools and will provide useful inputs on the perceptions of children and adults regarding violence. The study will document consequences of violence against children and its impact on their life. Gender and discrimination issues of will be considered as overarching concerns.

 

The study should compare the findings of this study with the 2007 national study on violence against children, taking into consideration the contributing factors and triggers.

 

The study will also support the response plan of UNICEF and the government of Jordan with strategic and result oriented interventions to end violence against children in different settings in Jordan, including recommendations for the improvement of legislation, policy and innovative programmes for the prevention and response to VAC.

 

Main Study questions

  1. Prevalence of the different types of violence against children at homes, schools, care and justice systems, workplaces and the community.  The study will look specifically at these types of violence: emotional and physical abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, sexual exploitation and abuse, bullying and online bullying and sexual exploitation, this should include multiple victimization and child marriage.
  2. Assess the proportion of children who had experienced or witnessed any form of violence, their reactions to such violence as well as their knowledge of the respective laws, rights and the help mechanisms.  Assess the impact of violence on these children.
  3. Examine the causes of violence in the different settings; the associated risk factors, influencing violence and protective factors in these settings.
  4. Knowledge, attitudes and practices of educators (principals, counsellors, etc.), teachers,  community leaders including religious leaders, service providers, media, children (girls and boys) and parents with regard to violence against children.
  5. Survey legal responses to violence and services for children survival of violence. 
  6. Were services to children affected by violence and strategies to prevent and respond to violence against children effective?

 

 

  1. SCOPE OF THE WORK

     

The study should use a nationally representative sample that examines violence against children of all nationalities living in Jordan, including representation of Syrian and Palestinian children, with a focus on the areas with a high concentration of Syrian refugees and camps.

.  The study needs to cover boys and girls; children living in urban/rural settings and camps; children at homes, schools, care and justice systems, workplaces and the community in all governorates in Jordan.

 

The participatory approach should be central in the study approach, ensuring the voices and views of children (girls and boys) is an integral part of the study.  Special participatory tools should be developed to enable children aged 6-18 to express their views freely and safely on violence. The study should be informed by UNICEF’s Manual for the Measurement of Indicators of Violence against Children of 2006.

 

  1. APPROACH AND METHODOLOGY

     

The study methodology should consists of qualitative and quantitative techniques;

 

The consultant is requested to

Develop an inception plan for the study, to include:

  • Background/ Context and  problem statement
  • Objectives and key study questions 
  • Proposed research design
  • Sampling methodology (including estimated sample size and geographical distribution) 
  • Study variables and their operational definitions
  • Data sources
  • Data collection instruments; tools utilized to collect data, main data sources.
  • Analysis plan
  • Quality control measures to ensure quality of data and ethical principles adhered to; also identify potential ethical issues and mitigation strategies, including protecting confidentiality and observing informed consent.

     

    Consider various assessment designs:

A specific and detailed assessment design should be presented to UNICEF by the team based on the following mixed methods of information gathering:

 

  1. Questionnaire to assess levels of violence against children in Jordan, based on the UNICEF Manual for the Measurement of Indicators of Violence against Children and gender-sensitive methodologies
  2. Individual and group interviews with key informants
  3. Focus group discussions (FGD) with
    1. Girls, boys and parents, of different ages
    2. Different stakeholders i.e. representatives from MoE, MoH, MoSD, MoAiA, MoL, National Council for Family Affairs and national NGOs community leaders, including religious leaders, media representatives, NGOs.  The contractor is expected to produce a comprehensive list of main stakeholders.
    3. Duty bearers and rights holders, to verify the key findings of the survey and identify qualitative information and examples to illustrate the statistical findings.
  4. Structured and semi-structured interviews with relevant stakeholders
  5. Desk review of international, regional and national literature around studies on Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices (KAP) around violence against children (girls and boys) at homes, schools, care and justice systems, workplaces and the community. The desk review should also look at the legal and services provided to children survivors of violence and their effectiveness and relevance to the violence context.
  6. Participant observation
  7. Case-studies
  8. Document analysis: Prepare a high quality report highlighting the prevalence, attitudes towards as well as the types, extent and impact of violence against children at home, schools, care and justice systems, workplaces and the community as per UNICEF’s report standard[1].

 

 

Contractor needs to adhere to the ethical consideration of doing research on children and the study should be approved by ERB in Jordan.

 

 

  1. EXPECTED DELIVERABLES

All deliverables are to be submitted in Arabic and English

  • Detailed inception report Arabic and English: to be submitted within two weeks of being awarded the contract with proposed methodology, survey design and implementation framework for an in-depth survey on VAC in Jordan, including questionnaires, guides for Focus Group Discussions, sampling methodology, data collection methods and tools, timeline for activities and submission of deliverables. It. The report will be maximum 15 pages in length and should be in line with UN standards for inception report. A draft of the inception report will be shared in advance for comments and will be approved by the study reference group.
  • Desk review report: highlighting key findings from international literature and research related to VAC globally and in Jordan and legal and services provided to children violence (point number 5 under approaches and methodology)
  • Approval of the Ethical Review Board on the study methodology and tools.
  • Final report as per UNICEF standards highlighting findings from VAC survey.   The report should include the depiction of the main findings through graphics and text, and include an analysis of any significant developments in relation to the 2007 survey findings. The report should provide analysis of findings using a gender lens and highlighting KAP of different stakeholders and include action-oriented recommendations.
  1. The report shall have the following outline: 
    • The format of the report as follows:-
    • Title Page
    • Table of Contents
    • Acknowledgements
    • Executive summary
    • Rationale & Background
    • Goals/ objectives of the assessment
    • Methodology, including limitations, design, study questions, population sampling, data collection procedures, and data analysis
    • Results of the study
    • Case studies, short testimonies and observations  if applicable
    • Conclusions and discussions of results
    • Recommendations for future interventions and venues to invest
  2. Two hard copies of the final report in Arabic and English and an electronic version of the same in Microsoft Word in both languages. Final Arabic translation of the report must be of high quality and subject to clearance from by Study Committee. 
  3. The report should be in line with the UNICEF-Adapted UNEG Reports Standards should be between 70 to 90 pages in length excluding an executive summary and all annexes
  4. Final report should include a high quality executive summary that can be used independently as Knowledge Management piece in Arabic and English and suitable for national and international circulation. A brief summary that could be with decision makers and list of points show “what if no intervention will take place in short and long term”
  • A fifteen-slide PowerPoint presentation, includes graphs highlighting the main findings and recommendations from the study to be used to brief both government, non-governmental partners and donors in both Arabic and English.
  • Two comprehensive infographics, up to two pages each, summarizing the quantitative and qualitative findings of the study using text, charts and diagrams. The info graphics will be used for advocacy purposes and less technical terminology should be used. Info graphics can be drafted and discussed in English first and the final version translated into Arabic.

 

  1.  GOVERNANCE AND ACCOUNTABILITY

Consultants’ team will report to UNICEF Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF Jordan Country Office and to the PM&E Chief.

The Study Review Group (SRG) will comprise the representatives of the major stakeholders including study managers, programme specialist from UNICEF CP & M&E sections, and a representative from the Ministry of Education, NCFA in addition to the Jordan Department of Statistics, MoSD, FPD, JRF, MoH, NCHR, MoL, Forensic medicine, HPC, experts, etc.. Regional Monitoring and Evaluation advisor will also provide a quality assurance of ToR, inception report, draft and final study report and participate at SRG meetings as necessary. The SRG will:

  • Provide clear specific advice and support to the study manager and the team throughout the whole study process
  • Review the ToR, inception report and draft study report and ensure final draft meets the UNICEF-Adapted UNEG Reports Standards.
  • Review and provide comments and feedback on the quality of the study process as well as on the study products (comments and suggestions on the TOR, draft reports, final report of the study).
  • Ensure the study adheres the ethical principles and addresses potential ethical concerns.
 

[1] Please refer to relevant parts of UNICEF Adapted UNEG Evaluation Report Standards (http://www.unicef.org/evaluation/files/UNICEF-Adapted_UNEG_EvaluationReportsStandards_2010.pdf)

GAM Solid Waste Crisis Response Programme

 | Published December 6, 2016  -  Deadline December 6, 2017

Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) intends using the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank), for a project to a series of investments in GAM's municipal infrastructure, aimed at addressing the City’s short and medium term solid waste needs. The proposed project, which has a total estimated cost of EUR 100 million equivalent, will require the procurement of the following goods, works and services:

  • Landfill modernisation and expansion, including construction of cell No 5, gas management and generation facilities (Al Ghabawi), including leachate treatment plant

 

Tendering for the above contracts is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2017.

Contracts to be financed with the proceeds of a loan from the Bank will be subject to the Bank's Procurement Policies and Rules and will be open to firms from any country. The proceeds of the Bank's loan will not be used for the purpose of any payment to persons or entities, of for any import of goods, if such payment or import is prohibited by a decision of the United Nations Security Council taken under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations or under a law of official regulation of the Purchaser's country.

 

Interested suppliers, contractors and consultants should contact:

 

Director of Tendering and Procurement Directorate
Greater Amman Municipality
Tendering and Procurement Directorate

City Hall, Ras Al-Ein, Omar Matar Street,
P.O Box (132) Amman (11118) Jordan
Tel: +962-6-4603970/4636111 Ext. (2480)
Fax: +962-6-4610231 or 4621086
E-mail: gam.tenders@ammancity.gov.jo
Web: www.gamtenders.gov.jo
www.Ammancity.gov.jo

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