The Swedish Fellowship of Reconciliation, SweFOR, is looking for a consultant to assist SweFOR and CSO partners in constructing baselines for a new cycle of cooperation on conflict prevention and peacebuilding in South Sudan.
SweFOR is a Swedish ecumenical, nongovernmental organization founded in 1919, working for peace, justice, nonviolence and a sustainable way of life in Sweden and with partners in conflict and post conflict contexts. We’ve cooperated with South Sudanese civil society on nonviolence and peacebuilding projects since the independence of the country, from the beginning through a partnership with the Organization for Nonviolence and Development (ONAD) and since 2019 also partnering with Integrated Development Organization (IDO) and Community Empowerment for Progress Organization (CEPO). SweFOR projects with CSO partners in South Sudan are still today centered on nonviolence and peacebuilding, and implementation takes place in several regions in the country.
Apart from the project partnerships, SweFOR has during the past few years also worked to enable a more coordinated and effective peacebuilding effort between partners and other CSO actors in South Sudan though regularly offering spaces for learning exchange, joint analysis, strategy and planning.
In 2021 SweFOR’s work in South Sudan enters into a new project cycle, and we are now looking for a consultant who can assist SweFOR and our two more recent partners IDO and CEPO in constructing baselines against which to measure future progress.
The objective of the consultancy is to provide SweFOR and partners with baselines against which to measure future outcomes from the projects implemented in South Sudan.
SweFOR identifies outcomes in complex social settings as changes in the behavior, relationships, practices or policies of individuals, groups, organizations or institutions that the project is trying to influence (boundary partners). It is therefore envisioned that the baselines will identify important boundary partners and provide an analysis of current behaviors that the projects aim to change.
The consultancy should take a participatory, learning approach, putting local CSO partners and their target group at the center of the exercise, and ensure ownership and understanding of the resulting baselines and their use with CSO partners. Other stakeholders should be involved as the consultant sees necessary. The construction of baselines should take as starting point the project proposals for 2021-2023 currently under review.
Due to the current pandemic situation, it is envisioned that the consultancy will need to be carried out without a field visit, with communication taking place through digital means. The methodology should take into account the sometimes poor internet infrastructure in South Sudan. A methodological approach should be suggested by the consultant in the consultancy proposal.
The consultancy should be carried out in the last quarter of 2020, with the final product being presented to SweFOR no later than dec 1st, 2020. The working time of the consultancy is not expected to exceed 10 days.
The consultant should be able to, upon request, provide documentation that shows that the consultant is registered as a service provider in accordance with national regulations where the consultant is based, and has fulfilled their obligations as regards payment of taxes and social security contributions. Consultants cannot take part in the selection process if they are insolvent, subject to liquidation, bankrupt or convicted for criminal activity in relation to their profession or corruption.
Proposals should include the consultant’s CV, two contacts for references, a methodological outline and a budget, including number of working days, consultancy fee and reimbursable costs.
Proposals should be sent to Stella Lundén, Learning and Methods Officer, at email@example.com, no later than October 2, 2020. Candidates will be contacted no later than October 9, 2020.