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Restricted Procedure: Review of the Danish engagements in and around Syria and Iraq

Deadline for applications: 9 December 2020, at 14:00, Danish time


BACKGROUND: The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), in collaboration with the Danish Ministry of Defence (MoD), is conducting a review of the Danish engagements in and around Syria and Iraq. The engagements under review comprise the Peace and Stabilisation Programme 2019-2021 in Syria and Iraq, the Regional Development and Protection Programme 2018-2021 in Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq, and the Support to Syria and Syria’s Neighbourhood 2019-2021 in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. The motivation for a joint review is to support a more holistic approach to Danish programming in the region, in line with the broader Hum-Dev-Peace nexus agenda.

OBJECTIVE: The review has two main objectives: 1) To strengthen overall strategic approach, relevance, coherence and complementarity across and between the three programmes in line with a hum-dev-peace approach, and 2) To strengthen programmatic performance within each of the three programmes with regard to relevance, progress, results and management. The review will apply both a backward-looking/learning perspective in assessing what has worked and what has not with a forward-looking perspective on future programmatic relevance and performance. The review will provide recommendations for any necessary adaptation of the ongoing programmes as well as inputs to possible next phases or extensions of the ongoing engagements.

METHOD & OUTPUTS: The review 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, a comprehensive inception report will be prepared that describes preliminary findings and the onwards methodological approach. To supplement desk-based findings, the review will undertake one or two field missions to the region and conduct in-depth interviews with the posted advisors, implementing partners and other key stakeholders in the region. Following mission(s), the review will present findings followed by a draft review report. The final report will be developed based on subsequent inputs on the draft from MFA/MoD. The review assumes that travel to the field will be possible. Alternatively, parts or all of the review may be reworked into a virtual/remotely conducted exercise.

TIMEFRAME: The Review is expected to start in early January 2021 with initial kick-off. Desk review will take place in January as well. The field mission(s) is planned for February, followed by debrief, reporting and finalisation in March. The review is expected to conclude by the end of March 2021. Exact dates will be revisited during the inception phase.

CONSULTANTS: Three consultants / specialists are required for the assignment. The team should include (i) a Hum-Dev-Peace expert, (ii) a peace, conflict & stabilisation expert, and (iii) a results management and financial management expert. The review team will be led by two chief advisors from the MFA. One of the consultants should act as team coordinator for the consultancy team to the MFA. The consultants should expect to be present for at least brief visits in Copenhagen during inception and debriefing.

BUDGET: The timeframe is estimated at 99 working days (total) across all three consultants. The budget maximum is DKK 1,036,000.

Deadline for applications: 9 December 2020, at 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
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