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Restricted procedure: Review and Capacity Assessment of ADRA Denmark

25.04.2019  09:57
Deadline for applications: 9 May 2019, at 12:00, Danish time
Description:
Background: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) plans to launch a capacity assessment and review (hereafter: "Review") of ADRA Denmark as part of a series of reviews the MFA is conducting of each of its strategic partners. From 2012 to 2017, ADRA Denmark has been supported by the MFA within the framework of a Humanitarian Partnership Agreement and a Framework Agreement. In 2017, ADRA Denmark qualified as a strategic partner to MFA securing civil society funding of DKK 21 million and humanitarian funding of DKK 15 million annually for the period 2018-21.

Objective: The overall objective of the Review is to assess the capacity and performance of ADRA Denmark in delivering results under its engagement with MFA. More specifically, the Review should assess ADRA Denmark's overall strategic, programmatic, organisational/administrative and financial management capacity with a view to achieving the results agreed with MFA. In addition, the Review should assess and validate, based on a sample, results documentation by ADRA Denmark from the period 2012-2017.

The purpose of the Review is to stimulate learning, support relevant organisational development, and analyse and strengthen cost effectiveness within ADRA Denmark. The recommendations provide by the Review in that respect will be a critical input MFAs ongoing dialogue with ADRA Denmark.

Methodology: The Review will be based on a desk assessment of relevant background documents, interviews with ADRA Denmark and other stakeholders in Copenhagen as well as two field visits of each 4-6 days. Countries to be visited are yet to be decided but may include a country covered by ADRA Denmark's humanitarian support (South Sudan, Syria or Yemen) and a country benefitting from support for civil society (Burundi, Ethiopia, Malawi, Sudan or Uganda). The field visits will cover selected projects implemented by ADRA field offices and be used to assess performance and validate tentative findings from the desk study and interviews conducted in Copenhagen.

Review/consultant team: We are looking for a consultancy company with strong capacity to assess civil society organisations working in a global environment and across the humanitarian-development nexus. The selected company will be asked to put together a team of three international consultants/experts: (i) an expert in organisational/capacity development of civil society organisations, who will function as the team leader for the consultant team, referring to the overall MFA team leader; (ii) an expert in livelihoods/humanitarian assistance including results based management; and (iii) an expert in financial management and programme administration. A Senior Technical Adviser from MFA will lead the review team overall.

Timing: The Review is expected to start in mid-August and the draft final review report completed by mid-October 2019 with little flexibility in both ends. The inception, desk assessment and Copenhagen interviews are tentatively planned for second half of August and early September, while field visits and subsequent drafting of the review report is tentatively planned for mid-September to Mid-October.

Budget: The maximum budget is DKK 1,000,000.-. The total consultancy input is estimated at 85 person-days (covering all three experts).

Deadline for applications: 9 May 2019, at 12:00, Danish time

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

Download application form here.

Contact point: Technical Quality Support
Name of Programme Officer: Jesper Ravn Hansen
E-mail address, Programme Officer: jeshan@um.dk
Telephone of Programme Officer: +45 3392 1391

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