IQ 1 25
  • Contract
  • United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • TBD USD / Year

  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.

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JISRA (the Joint Initiative for Strategic Religious Action) is looking for:

A (team of) consultants to conduct a mid-term review by October 2023.

JISRA is a partnership of 50 civil society organisations based in Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, and Uganda, the UK, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The programme is aimed at promoting peaceful and just societies where all enjoy Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB). JISRA works with a great variety of local faith-based actors, partners, networks, youth-and women’s organisations to support, capacitate, and amplify inclusive voices and policies.

With finishing almost 2 years of implementation, JISRA is commissioning a mid-term evaluation of the programme to measure its progress and effectiveness. JISRA invites proposals from suitably experienced consultant(s) to lead the study.

More details on the mid-term evaluation can be found through the Terms of Reference (hyperlink).

Qualifications – Consultant(s) should have:

  • Post-graduate degree in research-oriented social sciences, such as development studies, public policy or sociology.
  • At least 5-7 years of demonstrable experience in leading (designing and undertaking) large-scale, multi-country evaluations.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of Freedom of Religion or Belief, or religion and development, or women and/or youth participation, and experience working with faith-based actors and in lobby and advocacy.
  • Experience with participatory methodologies.
  • Ability to respond to comments and questions in a timely, appropriate manner.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to work with- and coordinate diverse, multi-cultural teams.

In addition:

  • Proficiency in French and/or Bahasa Indonesia, and/or proficiency in relevant local languages in the country of intervention is appreciated.
  • With most of the JISRA team based in CET time-zone, the consultant(s) should preferably be based in GMT -1:00 – GMT +4, or be willing to work according to that time zone.
  • Experience conducting research in any of the JISRA countries (Ethiopia, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, and Uganda) is an asset.

Expected deliverables:

  • An inception report detailing a proposed methodology, tools, calendar and written data collection tools.
  • Training of enumerators.
  • Supervision and participation in data collection.
  • Oversight of the data coding process.
  • Submission of the databases to the PMEL working group of JISRA Consortium at global and at country level;
  • PowerPoint presentation of findings and validation sessions at different levels (country/global).
  • Analysis of the data collected and production of a draft evaluation report, for review by JISRA consortium staff and partners.
  • Country level reports can be in their respective languages for dissemination (English/ French/ Arabic/ Bahasa Indonesia), to be determined with respective country teams.
  • For each country report (7) and for the global report: An inception report to be approved before data collection and a Final Report in English (40 pages max in length, excluding appendices).

How to apply

Applications can be sent to Christina Maasdam at [email protected] and Fatema Kakal at [email protected] by February 10, 2023. For more information about how to apply, see the ToR. Interviews will be held in the week of February 20, 2023. For any further questions or information about the assignment, please contact Fatema Kakal.

Closing date: 10 Feb 2023