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Restricted procedure: Review and Capacity Assessment of PlanBørnefonden

01.03.2019  12:42
Deadline for applications: 11 March 2019, at 08:00, Danish time

Background: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) plans to launch a capacity assessement and review (hereafter: "Review") of PlanBørnefonden as part of a series of reviews that the MFA is conducting with each of its strategic partners.

PlanBørnefonden is the result of the merger between Plan Denmark and BØRNEfonden implemented on 1 July 2018. With more than 60,000 sponsorships, PlanBørnefonden is now the largest privately funded children’s rights organisation in Denmark. The organization works to create better living conditions for children and young people in Eastern and Western Africa, in Bangladesh and in the Middle East. PlanBørnefonden’s development work aims at combating poverty, violence and exclusion as well as promoting health, education and general social and economic skills. The organization works actively for youth organization and participation in collaboration with local partners, parents and local authorities to ensure sustainability and local ownership.

Objective: The overall objective of the Review is to assess the capacity and performance of PlanBørnefonden in delivering results under its new strategic partnership with the MFA. More specifically, the Review should assess PlanBørnefonden's overall strategic, programmatic, organisational/administrative and financial management capacity with a view to achieving the results agreed with the MFA. In addition, the review should assess and validate outcome level results created by PlanBørnefonden. Finally, the review should assess the merger process between Plan Denmark and BØRNEfonden, which is still ongoing.

The purpose of the Review is to stimulate learning, to provide evidence for relevant organisational development, and to analyse and strengthen cost effectiveness and efficiency within PlanBørnefonden. Accordingly, the Review should issue recommendations, which will provide a critical input into the MFA's ongoing dialogue with PlanBørnefonden.

Methodology: The Review will be based on PlanBørnefonden's country programmes under the Strategic Partnership in Eastern and Western Africa. The Review will consist of three phases: (i) Inception (May) will include desk assessment of relevant background documents and interviews with PlanBørnefonden in Copenhagen, Denmark and Plan International's headquarters in Woking, UK; (ii) field visits (mid May) will be used to assess performance and validate tentative findings from the desk study and from interviews in Copenhagen at field level by looking at the management of selected projects implemented by the PlanBørnefonden country offices and, possibly, Plan International's regional offices; (iii) Reporting (June) will include drafting of report and debriefing in Copenhagen.

Review/consultant team: We are looking for a consultant team consisting of two international experts with country experiences from East and West Africa who have strong capacity to assess civil society organisations working in developing countries. An MFA chief technical advisor will lead the review team overall. At least one of the consultants should master the french language.

Timing and budget: The contract is expected to commence as soon as the contract is signed and not later than 1 May 2019. Draft and final report is due in mid June 2019. The input is estimated to 65 working days divided between two international consultants. The budget estimate is DKK 800,000.

Deadline for applications: 11 March 2019, at 08:00, Danish time

The standard application form should be used. Applications not using the standard form may be rejected. Applications after the deadline shall be rejected.

Download application form here.

Contact point: Technical Quality Support, MFA
Name of Programme Officer: Birthe Elisabeth Larsen
E-mail address, Programme Officer:
Telephone of Programme Officer: +45 33 92 08 65

Criteria for selection:
A minimum of three and a maximum of five applicants with reference best suited for this assignment will be invited to submit a tender.