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Restricted Procedure: Midterm Review of the Regional Peace and Stabilisation Programme for the Horn of Africa

Deadline for application: 6. April 2021, 14:00, Danish time

BACKGROUND: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), in
collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Defence (MoD), is conducting a midterm
review (MTR) of the Regional Peace and Stabilisation Programme for the Horn of
Africa (PSP HoA III). The PSP HoA III addresses drivers of fragility and
conflict in the Horn of Africa region and is focused around Somalia, Kenya and
Ethiopia. It is in its third consecutive phase running from July 2018 to June
2022 with a total budget of DKK 238 million (ODA and non-ODA). The objective of the PSP
HoA III is to improve peace and stability in the Horn of Africa by
strengthening local, national and regional actors’ capacity and ability to
manage conflict and insecurity, counter threats and exercise legitimate
authority. It is implemented through eight engagements via a similar number of

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the MTR is to identify possible adjustments
for the last part of the programme as well as identify key considerations for a
possible next phase. To do so, the MTR will: i) assess the continued relevance
and coherence of the programme and its components in light of contextual
changes and developments since its inception, ii) assess the programme results
and delivery in terms of progress on implementation, partner capacities to
deliver, results delivery to date in terms of outcomes, impact and
sustainability, and the programme’s contribution to the Women, Peace and
Security agenda, and iii) assess the effectiveness of the management arrangements
of the programme and its individual engagements, both in terms of partner
management and MFA/MoD management.

The MTR will be based on a comprehensive desk
assessment of all relevant background material and include initial desk-based
interviews with MFA, MoD and other key stakeholders. Based on this, an inception
report will be prepared that describes preliminary findings and the onwards
methodological approach. To supplement desk-based findings – and absent any
COVID19 constraints – the MTR will undertake a two-week field mission to the Horn
of Africa region and conduct in-depth interviews with the Embassies,
implementing partners and other key stakeholders. If COVID19 prevents travel, the field mission will
be redesigned as a virtual mission instead. Following the mission, the
MTR will present initial findings followed by a draft MTR report. The final
report will be developed based on subsequent inputs on the draft from MFA/MoD. 

TIMEFRAME: The Review is expected to start from April 19, 2021. Desk
review will take place in late-April and May. The field mission is planned for May
24 to June 4. Reporting will take place in June and the MTR will conclude on
July 2. 

CONSULTANTS: Three consultants / specialists are required for the
assignment. The team should include (i) a peace and stabilisation specialist,
(ii) a results management specialist, and (iii) a financial management
specialist. Only (i) and (ii) will participate in the field mission, and one of
these should function as team coordinator for the consultancy team to the MFA. The
financial management specialist is anticipated to conduct the work remotely and
not join the field mission.

BUDGET: The timeframe is estimated at 65-75 working days total, split
across the three consultants (with an estimated 40% – 40% – 20% split across
specialist i, ii, and iii). The budget maximum is DKK 820,000.

Deadline for applications: 4/6/2021 14:00, Danish time

Interested Consultants can request the documents for participation by email to the contact person stated below.
Contact point:       
Name of Programme Officer: Andreas Ring, Chief Advisor
E-mail address, Programme Officer:
Telephone of Programme Officer: +45 4153 2627

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