Consultant to undertake a Review of Shifting the Power’s Organisational Capacity Assessment Approach

Position: Consultant to undertake a Review of Shifting the Power’s Organisational Capacity Assessment Approach
Location: NA
Duration: mid July – mid September 2016

Shifting the Power is a project working on localisation of aid in humanitarian response. This Consortium is implemented by 6 INGOs (ActionAid, CAFOD, Christian Aid, Tearfund, Concern and Oxfam), and working in partnership with 55 local and national organisations across DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Bangladesh and Pakistan (see brochure here for more on the project).

The project includes an in‐depth two year programme of support for national and local partners to strengthen their capacity to determine and deliver humanitarian preparedness and response. The SHAPE framework has been the backbone of the project’s capacity strengthening component, as it supports participating local and national organisations to assess their capacity, prioritise their capacity strengthening areas and develop capacity strengthening plans. Although there is a lot of literature about organisational capacity development, there are also lingering questions about the pros and cons of utilising capacity frameworks, and a need to strengthen the evidence and call for organisational self‐assessments against a Framework as a critical step for capacity strengthening. The Shifting the Power project therefore seeks to conduct a process review on its Organisational Capacity Assessment Approach; of the first phase of the project, critically assessing the development, content and use of the SHAPE framework in terms of partner capacity assessments, prioritisation and capacity strengthening plans, and highlighting examples of good practice and learning.

Are you the right person for the job?
For further information on the consultancy and on the requirements please visit our website via the link. http://www.actionaid.org/jobs
Application Procedures
If you are interested to apply, please submit an Expression of Interest (EoI), which should include:
·         Your CV
·         Short proposal (3‐5 pages) including a brief description of anticipated activities, indicative timeline and budget
  • Three references
  • Examples of similar work, including research or evaluation reports

Please send the EoI package by e‐mail to Alison Ward (alison.ward@actionaidno later than20th of June
Due to high volumes of applications received, we can only correspond with short listed applicants.  Should you not have received feedback on your application within two weeks of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.  ActionAid International will not consider candidates from recruitment agencies.  We reserve the right to withdraw any of our vacancies at any time.
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