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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL PROJECT REPORTING CONSULTANT FOR THE INCLUSION PROJECT 2

Date:  2 Jul 2024

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OVERVIEW

Start date

1 August 2024 – 30 April 2025

How to apply:

Interested service providers or private companies are invited to submit expressions of interest providing the following:

  1. Technical proposal outlining methodology and schedule to complete this assignment
  2. Detail Curriculum Vitae
  3. Project report samples or writing samples from previous works are similar to this consultancy

Deadline

July 23, 2024 23:59 (GMT+7)

Application to be submitted to:

https://jobs.oxfamnovib.nl/job-invite/13584/

Assignment location:

Cambodia

 

PURPOSE OF THIS CONTRACT

The IP2 Project places a strong emphasis on learning, accountability, and continuous improvement through its project evaluations, seeking to generate knowledge and insights that inform future programming and contribute to positive social change in the region.

 

As the project is concluded its implementation by early 2025, The IP2 Project requires an experienced consultant to support the timely and high-quality production of the 2024 IP2 reports and Project Completion Report. The consultant will collaborate with the project team to ensure a well-structured and evidence-based report that meets donor requirements.

 

BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT

The Inclusion Project Phase 2 (IP2) contributes to sustainable development within the Greater Mekong Sub-region by promoting inclusive and sustainable governance of the region’s major rivers, with a focus on the Mekong and Salween basins. The project builds on the achievements and lessons from the Inclusion Project phase 1 (IP1), which was delivered by Oxfam and partners from 2014 to 2020.

Oxfam and its consortium partner, International Rivers (IR), deliver the IP2 project through supporting communities and civil society partners across Thailand, Myanmar, Lao PDR, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and more broadly as the region, to engage and influence governments, inter-governmental bodies and the private sector in water and energy planning and development.

The project is funded by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) from 2020-2024. The Inclusion project has three main outcomes:

Outcome 1. Social Inclusion, Gender Equity and Women’s Leadership: Women, and people from marginalized social groups, are assuming leadership roles in influencing national and regional state and non-state actors in water resource governance (WRG) and energy policy and planning processes.

 

Outcome 2. Civil Society Engagement and Networking: Riverine communities and civil society actors are engaging with, and influencing local, national, and regional WRG and Renewable Energy (RE) policy and planning processes and promoting the interests and rights of vulnerable social groups.

 

Outcome 3. Government and the Private Sector: Target government and private sector actors at the national and regional level increasingly commit to regional and international standards and good practice; and include the perspectives of civil society in hydropower and RE policies and plans.

 

IP2 is currently in its fourth year of implementation. IP2 works with over 30 partners and 12 networks of various actors across five countries and at the regional level to engage in inclusive water governance and renewable energy related platforms.

In June 2023, the IP2 Mid-Term Review (MTR) report was partially endorsed with 06 of the 19 recommendations fully accepted and the rest partially accepted. One of the recommendations from MTR was to undertake a light refresh of the project’s Theory of Change, Theory of Action and update the targets as well as development of a No-Cost Extension proposal, extending the project end date from June 2024 to April 2025.

From June – September 2024, the project is undertaking the end-term evaluation by considering relevance, impact, effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, and sustainability.  This evaluation approach provides valuable insights to inform decision-making and improve the project design for the next phase.

 

SCOPE of this consultancy

The consultant will work closely with the IP2 MEAL Focal Point and IP2 Project Manager to produce a high-quality, well-structured progress reports and Project Completion Report that meets donor requirements.

  1. Consolidate and Finalize IP2 6-monthly Progress Report for Jan-Jun 2024:
    • Reviewing comments from donors on the 2023 annual report and ensure those comments are well addressed in the project six-month report.
    • Reviewing initial drafts from function leads and country reports for accuracy and completeness of consolidated information.
    • Writing and revising report sections to ensure alignment between the narrative, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) report (ITT) and supporting evidence.
    • Conduct thorough proofreading of the final report.
    • Collaborating with the MEAL lead to address feedback from OAU, IP2 PMU Management.
  2. Consolidate and Finalize IP2 Annual Progress Report for Jan-Dec 2024:
    • Reviewing comments from donors on the project 6-month reports and ensure those comments are well addressed in the project annual report
    • Reviewing initial drafts from function leads and country reports for accuracy and completeness of consolidated information.
    • Writing and revising report sections to ensure alignment between the narrative, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) report (ITT) and supporting evidence.
    • Review and extract key highlights from the IP2 Evaluation Report, Project Closure Workshop to input into the Annual Report
    • Collaborating with the IP2 Project Manager and MEAL lead to address feedback from OAU, IP2 PMU Management.
  3. Consolidate and Finalize IP2 Project Completion Report:
    • Reviewing comments from donors on the project annual report 2024 and ensure those comments are well addressed in the project completion report
    • Reviewing and extract data/information from country reports, final evaluation reports, and relevant evidence for accuracy and completeness of consolidated information.
    • Writing and revising report sections to ensure alignment between the narrative, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) report (ITT) and supporting evidence.
    • Reviewing and revising the project case study attached with the project completion report.
    • Conducting thorough proofreading of the final report.
    • Collaborating with the IP2 Project Manager and MEAL lead to address feedback from OAU, IP2 PMU Management.

 

BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS

The total budget is a maximum of USD 7000. The budget is inclusive of:

Oxfam will be responsible for 15% withholding tax for resident taxpayers or 14% withholding tax for non-

resident taxpayers to the Cambodian Government from the respective net fee.

The consultancy is expected to be completed  over the period of August 2024 to April 2025. The consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:

 

Deliverable

Timeline

% payment

  1. Consolidate and Finalize IP2 6-monthly Progress Report for Jan-Jun 2024:

 

01-30 August 2024

 

[30% total budget] upon signing contract

  1. Consolidate and Finalize IP2 Annual Progress Report for Jan-Dec 2024:

 

01-30 February 2025

 

 

[40% total budget]

February 2025

  1. Consolidate and Finalize IP2 Project Completion Report:

01-30 April 2025

 

[30% total budget]

April 2025

 

Consultant Qualifications

  • Proven experience in report writing and editing, particularly for development projects.
  • Strong understanding of monitoring and evaluation principles and result based reporting
  • Excellent writing and editing skills with a focus on clarity, conciseness, and accuracy.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Experience working with donors and development agencies is preferred.

 

Selection Process

A shortlist of qualified consultants will be established based on their qualifications and experience. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed to select the best fit for the role.

 

Others

  • Eager and required to adhere to Oxfam’s principles and values as well as the promotion of gender justice and women's rights. 
  • Understanding of and commitment to adhere to equity, diversity, gender, child safety and staff health and wellbeing principles.

 

The details of the application process can be accessed here:

https://oxfam.box.com/s/ggmcsb77pvs6dodvaik9z9dcbawzuv5g

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