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Restricted Procedure: Support for identification and formulation of support to displaced people and affected communities in Syria and Syria's Neighbourhood - Lebanon and Jordan

Deadline for application: 23 April 2021, 14:00, Danish time

Description:

BACKGROUND

The conflict in Syria has entered its eleventh year. The magnitude of human suffering remains overwhelming, with more than 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance and host communites stressed. 

The Danish Finance Act for 2021 (§06.32.02.10) includes a budget line for Syria dedicated to an agile, solution oriented and coherent Danish development engagements across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus for refugees, internally displaced and affected host communities in and around Syria. 

Denmark has been engaged in Syrian and neighbouring countries since the conflict began in 2011. The assignment will build on the previous and existing Danish engagements in the region and extract learning from a range of available documents, such as the 2018 and 2019 funding documents for engagements in the region. 

An ongoing review of the Danish engagement in the region will be finalised by April 2021 and it will inform the assignment.

DKK 200 million have been allocated for new commitments in 2021 for this programme. A similar level of commitment is expected for 2022 and 2023, and the programme will cover three years with expected commitments of DKK 200 million each year. Implementation of activities may continue after 2023.

OBJECTIVE


The objective of the assignment is to support the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of Denmark in Beirut with technical advice in the identification of a programme, incl. with selection of partners, and to lead the formulation and finalisation of the support programme and underlying programme documentation, including during a field mission to Jordan and Lebanon in June 2021 (if health conditions pemit).

The proposed engagements should address some of the main needs in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan related to the displacement of Syrians in a results-oriented, strategic, innovative and forward-looking manner. There is broad agreement within the international donor community that there is no short-term solution in sight to the displacement situation in the region and that there is a strong need for strengthening resilience at all levels. 

Priority should be given to interventions that support lasting solutions for both displaced people and affected host communities and institutions, including through but not necessarily limited to preparing for return. Secondly, they should be part of a comprehensive approach and hence be aligned with relevant national and international planning frameworks in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon, including regional frameworks such as 3RP. Thirdly, engagements should build on or complement relevant Danish humanitarian, development, stabilisation and diplomatic engagements in Syria, Jordan and Lebanon to ensure programmatic coherence and integration to the extent possible and relevant. 

TIMING

The assignment will commence in late May 2021 and be completed approximately by end September 2021.

METHODOLOGY

The assignment will be performed through both desk work, virtual and physical interviews and other types of meetings with key stakeholders from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, partners, local and national authorities and other relevant interlocutors. The assignment will include a formulation field visit in Lebanon and Jordan,
expectedly in June 2021, subject to health related restrictions at the time. 

QUALIFICATIONS OF CONSULTANTS

The assignment will be performed by two senior technical consultants with at least 10 years’ experience in the area of HDP nexus approaches in situations of displacement, fragility, conflict and violence. The consultants should have experience from the Syrian context, preferably in terms of working with local and national government institutions, as well as experience in identification and formulation of programmes and projects and report writing. In-depth knowledge of the most recent Danida Programme Management Guidelines is a clear advantage. 

BUDGET 

The assignment is estimated to take a maximum of 50 working days (of 8 hrs/day) divided between two consultants. The total budget for the assignment incl. fees and reimbursable expenses net of VAT is a maximum of DKK 500,000.
Deadline for applications: 4/23/2021 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: Jakob Rogild Jakobsen
E-mail address, Programme Officer: jakjak@um.dk
Telephone of Programme Officer: +4541532606

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