Consultant for Project Assessment of Humanitarian Advocacy Platform in Haiti-Added COMMENTARY By Haitian-Truth
Job type: Contract Salary: TBD
Organisation: Oxfam GB – UK
Consultant for Project Assessment of Humanitarian Advocacy Platform in Haiti
Duration of Consultancy: 3- 21 December 2012
Project title: Assessment of the work of the Comité de Coordination des ONG (CCO) in Haiti
Context to the Consultancy
Background of the CCO
The Comité de Coordination des ONG (CCO) is a coordination platform created in February 2010 in response to the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti with the objective to support the coordination of International non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working in emergency and transition activities. A group of INGOs members of the UN Humanitarian Country Team (UNHCT) decided to get together prior to the meetings to prepare advocacy points in order to ensure that key humanitarian issues were on the agenda of the forum and to that actions were taken to address these issues. With the creation of the IHRC, the international NGO community also recognised the importance of a united INGO voice to advocate to the IHRC to influence and guide the direction and overall management of the reconstruction efforts. As such a group of INGOs were elected to form an ad hoc structure to facilitate this role. In September 2010, these two ad hoc groups merged to become the Comité de Coordination des ONGs (CCO) in Haiti.
The CCO is composed of four (4) main structures: a 2-member Secretariat, a 5-member Management Team, a 16-member Steering Committee, and a Plenary Assembly. As of 1 November 2012, the CCO Plenary Assembly consists of 39 members.
Re-visioning Process: On 30 July 2011, a workshop was held aimed at reflecting on achievements to date, challenges/setbacks, lessons learnt and to reassess and define goals, objectives and needs of the CCO moving forward. The following objectives were defined
i) Networking and outreach with stakeholders, especially with the Government of Haiti, related to the following needs:
ii) Common positioning and advocacy
iii) Representation, access and lobbying on common INGO interests
iv) Information-sharing: Need for a forum to provide continuity for new INGOs country directors coming in the country
Current Context: The humanitarian context, and thus strategies for influencing decision-making, has changed significantly over the past 2 ½ years, shifting from post-emergency to transition. As such, there is an increasing need for coordination with other platforms, especially the Cadre de Liaison Inter-ONG (CLIO). Formal linkages between the CCO and the CLIO are progressing incrementally based on the outcomes of discussions with that forum, with a view to making the best use of the complementarities of both forums.
Aim of the Consultancy
To examine and assess the consolidated gains of the CCO in line with its overall goals and objectives since its creation within in the framework of the evolving humanitarian context in Haiti in terms of relevance, effectiveness, and efficiency
The CCO invites bids from individuals with the experience and skills described above. Interested candidates should send:
- Curriculum Vitae and covering lettering introducing the candidate and how the skills and competencies described above are met, with concrete examples
- Copies of relevant diplomas
- A maximum two-page outline of the proposed evaluation process, including:
Proposed outline of strategy & methodology – including both theoretical and practical methods
- A brief budget covering all major costs and clearly identifying daily rates charged on any consultancies
- A clear indication of availability / dates
- One example of a relevant previous evaluation
Applications, if local, should be addressed to Anne-Charlotte Schneider, CCO Coordinator, and sent to:
92 rue Grégoire, Petionville, Haiti and/or
Or please apply online on the Oxfam website, by using the link below. Job reference number is INT5828.
Deadline for submissions is 5:00pm, 20 November 2012
The selection will be made by a CCO committee according to the price and quality of the bid.