Terms of Reference for Consultancy Services for
NPA Iraq 2020-2023 Strategy Development
Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) is the Norwegian labour movement’s humanitarian organisation for solidarity. NPA’s goal is to support human worth and equal rights for all, irrespective of sex, disability, ethnicity, religion, age, sexual preference or social status. The NPA vision is solidarity in practice. The vision demands commitment and action to protect life and health, build democratic societies and strengthen people’s ability to master their own lives. NPA is politically independent but not a politically neutral organisation. NPA takes a clear position in important social debates and the goal of a more just world means that NPA often chooses partners that may be opposed to, or in conflict with, those in power. NPA believes that popular participation and organisation are important measures in securing human rights and giving people greater influence over their own lives and social development.
This Terms of Reference (ToR) outlines the specifications for supporting the NPA Development and Humanitarian Cooperation (DHC) Programme in conducting a workshop and providing inputs for developing the NPA Iraq Strategy for the period 2020 – 2023.
Key project goal, objectives and outcomes:
NPA has been working in Iraq since 1995, when it established a mine action programme and activities promoting reconstruction and rehabilitation. Since 2001, NPA has primarily focused on democratization and human rights. After 2003, the programme expanded to central and southern Iraq, cooperating with approximately 35 partner organizations including local authorities. NPA is registered in Baghdad and Erbil and has projects in all governorates of the country. NPA emphasizes a true partnership model in development, meaning that local partners play a vital role in all stages of strategy, proposal and project development. Through more than two decades of in-country presences, NPA Iraq has supported the capacity building of its partners and together has developed unique competence in the areas of human rights, women rights and empowerment, protection and gender-based violence, media, youth, natural resources, livelihoods and humanitarian assistance. NPA has two main programmes in Iraq: Development and Humanitarian Cooperation (DHC) and Department for Mine Action and Disarmament (DMAD). NPA’s current DHC work is currently focused around the following democratisation and human rights, SGBV and protection and relief and funded by a number of donors.
Scope of Work:
- Facilitate a participatory workshop with NPA Iraq senior staff to discuss the Iraq strategy.
- Provide a guideline and contribute to writing the NPA Iraq Strategy based on inputs from the discussions.
To achieve above objectives, the Consultant will need to:
- Complete a desk review of NPA’s previous strategy, vision, mission and other programme related documents;
- Conduct the Iraq two-day strategy workshop by setting up the agenda and all sessions and facilitating strategy discussions which will include a current context review, future trends, needs, NPA’s mandate, etc.
- Spend three (3) days in the country at minimum.
- Compile the inputs and results from the discussions and provide required guidance for and inputs for writing the Iraq NPA Strategy 2020 – 2023.
Workshop and written compilation and report based on the workshop discussions, inputs and outcomes.
1st - 21st February, 2020, including workshop days on 4th and 5th February.
Lines of Communication:
The Consultant will primarily communicate with the NPA Country Director and MEAL Manager. NPA will be responsible on all the logistical aspects pertaining to the discussion session(s) / meeting(s) of the strategy.
Competency of the Consultant:
Proven expertise in designing and writing INGO strategies and programme design with focus on human rights, protection, democratization and strong experience in the MENA context. Preference will be given to candidates who have past experience with programme design, implementation and/or evaluation of development projects in the MENA. Data analysis and writing up of evaluation reports experience is also key for this exercise. The consultant should have a post graduate degree in programme management, development studies and/or human rights.
Submission of technical and financial proposition:
Applications / proposals should be submitted to the following email no later than 22 January 2020:
The total budget should include the entire total cost of the consultant to implement the above listed activities and deliverables. In the budget, the flight and accommodation costs should be indicated. NPA will provide transportation to / from workshop location.