Consultancy – Meta-Review of ANCP Portfolio

15 Dec 2021

Oxfam is seeking a consultant to complete a meta-review of the projects funded by the Australian NGO Cooperation Program, covering a 5-year period from June 2016 to June 2021. The aim is to complete an assessment and report on the extent to which the portfolio of individual projects achieved its intended outcomes across the three pillars of resilient development, gender and accountable governance; identifying any unintended outcomes and capturing lessons related to the enablers and inhibitors to achievement in this portfolio.

Background

The ANCP is the Australian Government’s longest running and largest NGO program, supporting over 55 Australian NGOs and over 2,000 local partners to deliver around 400 projects in 50 countries. ANCP NGOs and their local partners run community-based projects that have a direct and tangible impact on the individuals, institutions and communities involved.

Oxfam Australia is striving towards a just and sustainable world without the inequalities that keep people in poverty. Oxfam has a long history of engagement with ANCP and is currently implementing 13 DFAT ANCP-funded projects across the Asia-Pacific region. The focus of Oxfam Australia’s ANCP portfolio is on three inter-related dimensions of inequality including; advocating for just and sustainable economies (economic justice); empowering women, girls and non-binary people to shape the world they live in (gender justice); and supporting communities leading the way out of the climate crisis (climate justice).

Oxfam works in partnership with local and national governments, the private sector and civil society to implement solutions that tackle the root causes of poverty, vulnerability and injustice. People and communities are central to our work and we are committed to enabling all stakeholders, particularly marginalised groups, to participate in decisions about development and investment affecting their lives.

Skills and Experience Required:

We are seeking consultants that can demonstrate:

  • 5-7 years’ experience in conducting meta analysis, meta reviews, systematic reviews, desk-based evaluations or working in a MEAL role for an international NGO or similar, working in humanitarian and development contexts.
  • Experience in creating data synthesis or analysis frameworks, with attention to gender and disability inclusion
  • Extensive knowledge of international development programming, project cycle management or related aid programming.
  • Knowledge of the Australian NGO Cooperation program (ANCP) is preferred
  • Acknowledged similar consultancies with recognized organizations
  • Demonstrated analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent reporting, communication or data visualization skills

Schedule

The time frame for this project is 20-30 days over a period of 3 months (or as required) and will follow the below schedule:

  • Deadline for proposal submissions: 31 January 2022
  • Notification of award: 14 February 2022
  • Deliverables Deadline: 31 March 2022

Submission of Proposals

Oxfam invites consultants to submit a comprehensive proposal describing and articulating the work requirements outlined in the attached ToR by Monday, 31 January 2022.

The submission to the Oxfam Australia should include:

  • Cover letter (max one page) summarizing experience and suitability
  • Technical proposal (max four pages) describing the consultants understanding of the key review questions (including proposed changes), as well as proposed process, methods and timeline for meeting the purpose and deliverables of this consultancy. Please include a financial proposal including the consulting daily rate. Please note that the financial proposal should be all inclusive as no separate allowances will be provided.
  • CV / Resume
  • One recent work sample
  • Name and contact details of two professional references

How to Apply

Applications should be emailed to Rebecca King, Program Quality and Effectiveness Advisor, Oxfam Australia, rebeccak@oxfam.org.au

For more details please refer to the Detailed Terms of Reference or email Rebecca King utilising the details provided above.

For enquiries relating to this position, please contact Rebecca King via rebeccak@oxfam.org.au

To submit a proposal for this consultancy, please email Rebecca King the documentation requested in the Terms of Reference by 31 January 2022.