CBM International in Nepal spans across all provinces with 21 core working districts, and works through a programmatic approach to ensure inclusive development of persons with disabilities. CBM initiated its work in Nepal since 1982 and supports a diverse mix of national partners engaged in Inclusive Eye and Ear Care, Rehabilitation, Education, and Social Inclusion of persons with disabilities. Based…
Humanitarian Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Consultant
|Position: Humanitarian Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Consultant||Starting Date: September 2021||BG Level: N/A|
|Reports to: Humanitarian Coordinator||Department: Humanitarian||BG Job: N/A|
|Location: Jumla (frequent field visit to the project municipalities)||Contract Type: Consultancy||Contract Duration:|
CBM Global Disability Inclusion (CBM Global) is an international development organisation, committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world irrespective of race, gender or religious belief. CBM has been working in Nepal since 1982. Our work in Nepal spans across 36 districts and based on a programmatic approach to ensure inclusive development. Based on its core values and over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty both as a cause and as a consequence of disability and works in partnership with local and national civil society organisations to create an inclusive society for all.
In response to the second surge in COVID-19 pandemic, in July 2021 CBM Global in collaboration with its partners in Nepal, NFDN, INF initiated an “Inclusive COVID-19 Response in Karnali; a collaborative effort to address immediate food and MHPSS needs of vulnerable individuals”. The intervention focuses on reducing food insecurity risks and negative psychosocial impacts created by COVID -19 in Jumla district of Karnali province through inclusive and accessible response through provision of in-kind food assistance, MHPSS support along with influencing humanitarian support ensuring the response is truly inclusive to persons with disabilities and others at-risk groups.
3. Objective of the consultancy
The overall objective of the assignment is to facilitate MEAL processes and provide field level coordination and oversight of project implementation ensuring its timeliness and relevancy.
4. Detailed Scope of Work
Planning and Development of MEAL processes:
The HMEAL Consultant will support Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) in developing and maintaining project-specific MEAL framework and related tools in line with programmatic needs to ensure that MEAL activities are part of the team’s project work plans. He/she will be responsible to ensure that MEAL activities are applied across the project and in line with what is stipulated in the MEAL Plans, including
Accountability, knowledge sharing and organisational learning:
Data Management and Reporting:
5. Reporting and Communication Lines
The consultant will report directly to the CBM Global Nepal Humanitarian Coordinator. The consultant will also be expected to work closely with the project partners at field. The consultant may be required to liaise with the representatives of CBM G at global level, in the development of specific knowledge products or when working on the MEAL framework for the COVID-19 response.
6. Timeframe of the Assignment
Expected Joining Date: This is an immediate requirement, and the recruitment will be on rolling basis.
Day allocation – 5 days per week.
Duty Station: Jumla (with frequent field visit to the project municipalities)
The HMEAL Consultant will be required to keep track of the time involved in the given assignment and submit an approval timesheet with the list of tasks and deliverables for the payment at the end of each month
The following are the key deliverables of the consultancy assignment:
|S#||Key Tasks & Deliverables||Tentative Timeframe|
|1||Develop the MEAL framework for each of the three sub-components of the project: (i) advocacy & influencing for disability inclusion; (ii) Food in Kind Support; (iii) MHPSS.||End of September|
|2||Orientation of the partner focal person(s) on the MEAL framework & related tools||5th October|
|3||Support in setting up of inclusive community feedback and response mechanism||Mid Of October|
|4||Bi-Monthly data compilation and verification, and review of the MEAL framework implementation||15th and 30th of each month|
|5||Support to the roll-out and analysis of the post-distribution monitoring survey||October, November, December -3 times|
|6||Update the MEAL progress and target achievements||End of each week|
|7||Support in review and finalization of project learning materials from the project||30th of every month|
|8||Contribute to the end of project reporting||Mid December|
|9||Others based on need||September -December|
8. Consultancy Fees and Benefits
9. Required Qualifications
CBM is looking for a consultant with the following required competencies and qualifications:
Qualifications and Knowledge
General terms and conditions
All reports/documents prepared during the assignment shall be treated as confidential and the copyright shall remain with CBM.
10. Conditions of Service
CBM reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs are incomplete, not delivered, or for failure to meet deadlines.
11. Confidentiality and Copyright
The consultant agrees to keep the information s/he receives as part of this consultancy from CBM or other stakeholders confidential. The copyright of the final deliverables will be with CBM.
12. Application Procedure
Interested candidates are requested to send their application by 12 September 2021 via the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The application should contain the following:
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Candidates with disability are strongly encouraged to apply. CBM Global ensures reasonable accommodations for the selected candidate.