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Restricted procedure: Appraisal of the Peace and Stabilisation Programme (PSP) in Syria-Iraq

Deadline for application: 9. August 2021, at 23:59, Danish Time

Description:

BACKGROUND: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) plans to conduct an appraisal of the third phase of the Peace and Stabilisation Programme (PSP3) in Syria-Iraq for 2022-2025. The PSP3 is a joint programme between the MFA and the Ministry of Defence (MoD) contributing to peace and stability in Syria and in Iraq. It is expected to have a budget of around 600 million DKK and will consist of 10-15 engagements implemented with different partners in the region.

OBJECTIVE: The objective of the appraisal is to provide quality assurance of the design and documentation of the PSP3, including the main programme document and its underlying documents for each of the engagements. The appraisal should consider adherence to the Peace and Stabilisation Fund Guidelines as well as to Danida’s Aid Management Guidelines. The appraisal should provide specific recommendations as required for adjustments to the programme prior to approval.

METHODOLOGY: The appraisal will be purely desk-based. It will consist of a comprehensive desk study of the programme documentation and its underlying support documents. The desk study will be supplemented by a number of remote/desk-based interviews with relevant stakeholders, primarily implementing partners. A draft appraisal report will be developed for consultation with the MFA, leading to a revised and final appraisal report.

CONSULTANTS: A team of two consultants is required for this assignment, including: (i) an expert in peace and stabilisation, and (ii) an expert in programme and results management. Both consultants should have a strong knowledge of the countries of implementation. One of the consultants should function as team leader for the consultant team. A chief technical advisor from the MFA will lead the appraisal overall.

TIMEFRAME: The appraisal is expected to take place in the second half of September / early October 2021 (estimated dates are September 20 to October 8). There is a short time span with little flexibility on each end, so firm deadlines are necessary.

BUDGET: The estimated time frame for the consultants is 25-30 work days (total days across both consultants), and the budget maximum is DKK 300,000. The exact days will be specified in the final Terms of Reference that will be shared with shortlisted companies.

PROPOSAL: Selected candidates will be invited to submit a proposal. Notification of selected candidates is expected in the week of August 9, following the deadline for expressions of interest.

Deadline for application:
Monday 9th of August 2021 at 23:59, Danish time. 

Contact point:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MNS
Andreas Ring
andrin@um.dk
+45 41532627

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