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  • Plan International is an independent child-centered international development organization committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 78 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.
    Plan International officially started operations in Nigeria in 2014 and works to strengthen and promote the rights of children. Our program is currently focused on basic education; improve community health services, youth and citizens’ participation in governance and creating economic opportunities and livelihoods for the poor, building resilient communities through our emergency and humanitarian response. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organizations, development partners, government at all levels and the private sector.

    Terms of Reference for Participatory Situational Analysis

     

    BACKGROUND
    100 million reasons, Plan International’s Global Strategy 2017 – 2022 reminds us that “In our world, half of the people own just 1% of the wealth. More than half the population of the world’s 48 poorest countries are aged 19 or under.
    Nine out of ten of the world’s 1.8 billion 10-24 year-olds live in less developed countries.”
    “Inequality of wealth and inequality between the sexes leaves the poor, young and female particularly likely to be denied basic human rights.” “Girls and young women suffer ill health, disadvantage, discrimination and limited life opportunities simply because they are female. Over 30% of girls in developing countries are married before they are 18 and complications in pregnancy and childbirth are a leading cause of death for girls aged 19 or under.”
    “At times of natural disaster or crisis it is marginalised children whose rights to health and safety are most badly affected. Those living in fragile and conflict- affected states are more vulnerable still.” “Yet at this time of great challenge for many children, the world has embarked
    on a journey that brings hope to those who would otherwise be left behind.” “Every government has signed up to deliver the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Also known as the Global Goals, they promise to end extreme poverty, realize the human rights of all and heal the planet within 15 years.
    They apply universally, not just to the poorest countries, and their promise is to leave no one behind.”
    For the next 14 years the Global Goals will set the framework for Plan International’s development and humanitarian endeavours, inspiring us to do ever more to fulfil our purpose: “WE STRIVE FOR A JUST WORLD THAT ADVANCES CHILDREN’S

    RIGHTS AND EQUALITY FOR GIRLS.”
    Plan International Nigeria current strategy is for two years (July 2016 to June 2018), and is now in its second year of implementation. A review of the
    country strategy is due and a new five-year country strategy is also expected.

    Terms of Reference for Participatory Situational Analysis

    • As a member of Plan International, Plan Nigeria is committed to the same purpose and is anchored on the same Global Goals. In this process of
    • reviewing the country strategy and developing a new one, we therefore aim to better understand our context (the Nigerian context) by carrying out a
    • participatory situational analysis so as to better align with our purpose and contribute effectively and efficiently so that 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive.

    Objectives of the Situational Analysis

    • Generally, the situational analysis will focus on understanding the extent to which Nigeria has achieved child’s rights goals to which she signed up to and the present state of the girl in Nigeria. Specifically, the exercise will aim:
    • 1. To explain the political economy in terms of the distribution of power and wealth between different groups and individuals, and the process that create,
    • sustain, and transform these relationships overtime for or against the respect, protection and fulfilment of the rights of children, adolescents and equality for
    • girls. Specifically, it will focus on understanding:
    • The interests and incentives available to the different groups in society and how these generate particular policy (formal and informal) outcomes
    • that encourage or hinder the fulfilment of children and adolescents’ rights, particularly the girl;
    • The role that formal institutions and informal social, political and cultural norms play in shaping interactions and political and economic competition
    • at all levels; and
    • The impact of values and beliefs, including political ideologies, religion and cultural beliefs on behaviour and public policy in relation to the rights
    • of the child and the adolescent, and equality for girls.
    • To determine aspects of the social, political, economic and legal environment that have a major influence on children’s rights, adolescents, youths, and equality for girls, including identifying relevant laws, policies,
    • budget allocations, and social practices in view of the major rights’ gaps identified at community, state, national and international levels.
    • To find out major gaps in children, adolescents, youths’ rights and equality for girls that are significant at local, state and national level.
    • To explain the root causes and drivers of the major gaps found out and how they affect specific groups of vulnerable and excluded children,
    • adolescents, and youths, particularly girls.
    • To review and update the humanitarian situation within the context of the insurgency and climate change in the northeast and other parts of the
    • country, and explain the perspective of international NGOs, government and donor agencies, and opportunities for programming for Plan
    • International Nigeria.
    • To identify organizations that have a major influence on children’s rights and equality for girls, their major priorities and interests/power dynamics.

    Expected Deliverable
    From the above objectives the study will produce a comprehensive but concise situational analysis report that includes an executive summary and recommendation for programming.

    METHODOLOGY

    • To be able to achieve the objectives above, the situational analysis exercise will collect secondary and primary data. Desk review will be used to generate secondary data, while primary data will be collected using focus group discussions, key informant interviews, questionnaires, and field observation.
    • Techniques such as power, policy, gender, and problem and decision tree analyses, and other tools will be used to generate and analyze information. It will be a participatory process that will actively involve staff of Plan International Nigeria, women and children, communities, local partners, critical stakeholders, and others at some stage. It will also require the support of Plan WARO and selected NOs.
    • There may be the need for the Consultant/s to travel to Northeast to meet and interview some stakeholders. The Consultant/s will also be required to make a one (1) day presentation of their findings to Plan Staff and some selected critical stakeholders before finalizing their report.
    • Plan International Nigeria has created a Committee to oversee the development of its new country strategy. This committee will coordinate the activities of the consultant/s.

    TIME FRAME OF THE STUDY

    • The situational analysis exercise will be for 15 days, and will actively commence from January 8, 2018 and by January 31, 2018 the final report has
    • been produced. Therefore, the Consultant/s are expected to draw up 15 days’ schedule of activities that includes data collection, analysis and first draft
    • reporting.

     

    CONFIDENTIALITY

    • All official documents of Plan International shared with the consultant in the course of this assignment must be treated as confidential, including all
    • documents developed from the course of this consultancy work which must be submitted, and which will be, and remain the intellectual property of Plan
    • International.

    MINIMUM REQUIREMENT

    • At least a postgraduate degree in the field of political economy and development studies.
    • Proven experience in the field of organizational and social development. Past experience of a facilitating a country situational analysis or other
    • research processes. Past experience of facilitating an Organizational Country Strategic Plan development in Nigeria will be an added advantage
    • Proven experience of submitting high quality technical reports and presentations from desk and field research processes.
    • A thorough understanding of the development sectors, including laws, policies
    • and trends within Nigeria and in the international context.
    • Excellent written and spoken English.
    • Good knowledge of Microsoft basic applications, and possession of a working computer.

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    2017 – 2018 Country Strategy Midterm Review

     

    Plan International Nigeria began operating in Nigeria in 2014 with a three-year Business Plan designed to operate from 2014 to 2017, but was reviewed and revised
    in 2015 fiscal year into a two-year Country Strategy that started in July 2016 and to end by June 2018. The revision was a response to the significant changes that occurred between 2014 and 2016 in the country, and also with the fact that the country program began experiencing a rapid growth in the later and early part of 2015
    and 2016, respectively. The goal of the current country strategy is “Children, adolescent and youth,
    especially girls, enjoy their basic rights in safety and achieve their potential as citizens including, during and after disasters.” The country strategy focuses on six thematic areas, namely, health, governance, economic empowerment, education, child protection, and disaster risk management. It on the basis of the thematic areas
    that the country aims to achieve the following strategic objectives: The specific objectives of the country strategy are:
    Health: Children, adolescents and women of reproductive age have increased access and awareness and utilize quality basic minimum package of gender responsive health care
    Governance: Youth (boys and girls) participate in public finance management, accountability, human rights and decision-making processes at all levels.
    Economic Empowerment: Youth (boys and girls) participate in public finance management, accountability, human rights and decision-making processes at all levels.
    Education: Children and youths have inclusive access to quality basic and non- formal education within a safe environment to realize their potentials as citizen.
    Child Protection: Children are protected from violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation through appropriate prevention and response interventions in-line with the child protection minimum standards.
    Disaster Risk Management: Children and youth affected by disaster realize their rights in safety and with dignity during and after the emergency and in situation of protracted crisis.

    Purpose of the Review
    So far, the country strategy has completed half of its duration, which is one year from FY2016 to FY2017, thus, the need for it to be reviewed. The review is incompliance
    with Section 4.0, Sub-section 4.1.1. of Plan International Country Strategy Cycle Procedure and Step 3.1.1. of the Annual Cycle Procedure. Secondly, the purpose of the review is to independently assess Plan International Nigeria performance and
    progress against her predetermined strategic objectives and to use the learning from the process, the changed internal and external contexts to sharpen the Country Program’s focus for the remaining period of the strategy. Moreover, with the development of “100 Million Reasons”, the new Plan International’s Global Strategy
    that runs from 2017 to 2022, it has become imperative that Plan International Nigeria’s country strategy align with its theory of change, purpose, commitment and
    values, thus the need for a new country strategy. Instead of a two-year country strategy, like the current one, the new one will be for a duration of five years starting
    from July, FY18 to June, FY23.

    Scope of the Review

    • The review will measure the impact of the program's interventions in response to the basic rights of children, adolescents, youths, especially girls, and achievement of
    • their potential, including during and after disasters. It will specifically assess the overall progress made in relation to the Country Program’s strategic objectives and outcomes.
    • In addition, it is expected to provide some sights on the future country context and an assessment of the risk to inform our priorities and focus during in coming years. The
    • process will contribute significantly to the Country Program’s effort to align with Plan International Global Strategy.
    • Apart from desk reviews, the Consultant will visit at least five states where Plan International Nigeria projects are being implemented, and will involve critical
    • stakeholders of the organization at all levels. The period of the review will cover from July 2016 to June 2017, which is the FY17.

    Objectives of the Review

    • Specifically, the Country Strategy review will aim to achieve the following:
    • Assess the progress and performance on strategic objectives and impact on the lives of children, adolescents, youths, especially girls in safety, during and after disasters in relation to the CS objectives.
    • Assess the organization’s structure, human resource, systems and policies such as finance, fundraising, M&E, Communications, procurement and administration, security, and the entire governance system and how these have affected the delivery of the organization’s mission priorities.
    • Assess the impact Country Program’s work on children’s Rights and how women and girls’ lives have changed.
    • Document major learnings from the County Program’s work that will be used in improving program quality, refining focus in the remaining period of the strategy, and developing a new country strategy that is aligned with the current Plan International Global strategy.

    KEY AREAS/REVIEW QUESTIONS
    The objectives will be assessed within the broader key evaluation questions of effectiveness, impact, relevance, efficiency, sustainability, coordination and
    coherence, focus, appropriateness organizational structure, functions and identify.

    Therefore, the review will be responding to the following questions:

    • Effectiveness- Are the projects being effective in achieving the intended objectives and outcomes? In its current configuration, is the Country Program coherent and able to build on its incremental successes? What can we learn to advance the gender transformative and right- base approaches? To what extent have we advanced alternatives / developed innovative frameworks and approaches? What have been key changes to the external context that have impacted on our ability to achieve our objectives?
    • Impact - What (positive and negative) changes (knowledge, attitudes, behaviors/practices) are the programs of work having on our priority groups directly and indirectly at various levels? What has happened as a result of the program or projects? What real difference has the interventions made to the
    • beneficiaries? Relevance - How relevant are the projects to the priorities and needs of the target groups, partner organizations and other stakeholders? Are the local partners relevant for the key changes that Plan International Nigeria Country Program is seeking in its CS? Analysis of the influence and reach of its current partnership portfolio. Recognizing that Plan International Nigeria is only one of many INGOs operating in Nigeria, in which areas of work is Plan International Nigeria able to add value? What are Plan International Nigeria niche areas and are they still priority areas of concern in the country?
    • Efficiency - Is the country program being efficiently delivered (duplications and value for money issues, etc.) in achieving the intended outcomes and objectives?
    • Sustainability - Will the benefits of the program be sustained in the longer term, and if so, how? Is Plan International Nigeria diversifying its funding
    • portfolios? Is there continuity in trajectories of Program Development to address increasing competition for restricted income from the institutional donors? Is the size and shape of our operations in the country sustainable in the context of funding trends?
    • Coordination and Coherence – Is there internal coherence across our program streams? Are the different components of our work building on each other and complementing to achieve bigger impact? Externally, how have the programs of work been integrated with the activities and priorities of other agencies and organizations at national and provincial levels? What are the working groups and committees of the local government, state and federal governments in which Plan International Nigeria has been formally invited?
    • Focus - Is there a need for Plan International Nigeria to focus in on more specific areas of work (both in terms of geography and programmatically), and if so, which ones?
    • Appropriateness of Organizational Structure, Functions and Identity - Do the current structure and functions of Plan International Nigeria Country
    • Program enable it to be flexible, agile and responsive to changes in operational context at the national and international levels? How has our current organizational structure helped or hindered the delivery of the strategy? To what extent did our structures at Country office enabled us to achieve our strategic objectives, change promises and organizational priorities? How are projects incrementally integrated for a broader credibility and branding of Plan International in Nigeria? Given the current operational space for INGOs in general, what are the key structural changes required in the organizational workforce? Are the decisions making structures effective, transparent and accountable?
    • Gender equality and inclusion responsiveness in the organization - Are we ensuring gender equality in our structure, policies and practices? To what
    • extent did we advance women’s advancement, representation and leadership within the organization? What have we learned that we can take forward as we develop our new strategy? Additionally, examples of lessons learned and models of good practice should be captured to inform the review.

    METHODOLOGY

    • The reviewer will use both qualitative and quantitative research techniques in data collection and interpretation. To generate qualitative data it will employ participatory
    • and learning approach. Desk review will be carried out on related documents such as country strategy document, project reports, monitoring and evaluation reports, global
    • strategy document, organizational policies, program frameworks, relevant government papers, multilateral and bilateral documents, and others. At the field level, interviews and participatory group exercises will be conducted with girls, young women, children, and other priority groups in the communities. Also interviews and/or
    • participatory group exercises will be carried out with staff, implementing partners, government agencies, donors, traditional leaders, and critical others. The review will also employ key informants and focus group discussions to generate data.
    • To ensure participation, we will be requiring a process that is facilitative and provides
    • for sufficient time and space for open participation of all relevant stakeholders, including community members in areas where Plan International Nigeria works. The proposed review methodology should not be extractive but allow joint analysis of the issues under review and equal and active participation of children, women, girls and
    • other people living in safety, poverty and exclusion, including during and after
    • disasters. The review should identify best practices and provide more insights into what worked or did not and why, affording opportunity for active learning.

    KEY EXPECTED DELIVERABLES

    • Facilitate Plan International Nigeria staff meeting in 2018 to conduct a whole staff review of the CSP.
    • Detailed work plan of the whole mid-term review process.
    • Develop data collection tools including questionnaires for key informant interviews.
    • Specific reports based on key areas of the CS review (program, influencing, children’s rights, gender equality and inclusion, partnership, and
    • organizational prioritise).
    • Internal review reports by each unit/functions and compiled version.
    • Preliminary findings report of the Mid-term Review.
    • Final Mid-Term Review Report and Recommendations.
    • The raw data (all transcripts, quantitative data, and data collection tools) must be submitted to Plan International Nigeria together with the review report.

    KEY EXPECTED TASKS

    • Facilitate Plan International Nigeria Staff meeting during the review process.
    • Desk review of relevant documents including annual, quarterly and monthly reports, project terminal reports, donor reports, monitoring and evaluation
    • reports, activity and work plans, financial reports, budgets and funding documents, etc.
    • Development of questionnaires for the Key Informant Interviews and Focus Groups Discussions (FGDs) and collection of data/information from the
    • relevant persons as would be identified.
    • Coordinate with Plan International Nigeria, partners and other relevant stakeholders to organize data collection for KII and FGDs.
    • Develop draft of Mid-Term Report.
    • Produce the final Mid-Term Report after incorporating inputs.

    SUPPORT TO BE PROVIDED

    • Plan International Nigeria will make available all the necessary and required literature that are of Plan for review; support all the logistical arrangements including
    • constituting the CS review Team that will work closely with the successful consultant.
    • The organization will also organize a dissemination workshop for the final report with staff, the Board, regional staff, and partners.

    REVIEW TIMELINE
    The external review process is envisaged to take no more than 29 days, commencing in January 13, 2017.
    Key Output Responsibility By when

    • Submission of a work plan and data gathering instruments
    • Consultant/s Jan.8 – 12, 2018
    • Feedback on work plan and data gathering instruments
    • Plan International Nigeria
    • Logistical arrangements for field data collection
    • Plan International Nigeria
    • Contract Signing with Consultant Plan/consultant
    • Field data collection Consultant/s Jan.15 – Feb.9, 2018
    • Facilitate a whole staff team review of the CS

    Consultant/s

    • Submission of a draft report on the Country Strategy review report
    • Consultant/s Feb. 13, 2018
    • In house review of the draft country strategy review report
    • Plan International Nigeria Feb. 14 - 15, 2018
    • Submission of the final country strategy review report
    • Consultant/s Feb. 19, 2018

    KEY REFERENCE DOCUMENTS

    • Plan International Global Strategy – 2017 - 2022
    • Plan International Nigeria Strategy – 2017 - 2018
    • Annual and quarterly Plan reports
    • Project reports to donors
    • Annual plans and budgets
    • Financial reports
    • Organizational policies, procedures, systems and structures
    • Risk management reports
    • Child Centered Community Development Approach
    • Monitoring and Evaluation reports
    • And others

    CONFIDENTIALITY

    • All official documents of Plan International shared with the consultant in the course of this assignment must be treated as confidential, including all
    • documents developed from the course of this consultancy work which must be submitted, and which will be, and remain the intellectual property of Plan International.

    QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS

    • Interested individual candidates/firms should possess:
    • Individual experts are expected to have a minimum of Master’s Degree in relevant courses and over 10 years’ experience.
    • Knowledge and experiences in Strategic Planning and Reviews, Organizational Development and Program Management at national and international level
    • Senior level Management Experience (preferably executive level) at
    • national and international levels (at least one consultant) is must.
    • Experience of designing and managing change processes.
    • Knowledge and experience in children’s rights and gender analysis.
    • An excellent understanding of theory of change concepts.
    • Good understanding of M&E methodologies and participatory research methodology such as PRA, etc.
    • Experience of conducting key informant interviews and focus group discussions.
    • Excellent English writing and communication skills.
    • Ability to work and travel within disaster risk areas. The evaluation team will be expected to sign and abide by Plan International values and compliance statement and key policies.

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    2019 – 2023 Country Strategy Development

     

    TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE
    LEAD CONSULTANT

    INTRODUCTION
    Plan International Nigeria began operating in Nigeria in 2014 with a three-year Business Plan designed to operate from 2014 to 2017, but was reviewed and revised in 2015 fiscal year into a two-year Country Strategy that started in July 2016 and to end by June 2018. The revision was a response to the significant changes that occurred between 2014 and 2016 in the country, and also with the fact that the country program began experiencing a rapid growth in the later and early part of 2015 and 2016, respectively. The goal of the current country strategy is “Children, adolescent and youth, especially girls, enjoy their basic rights in safety and achieve their potential as citizens including, during and after disasters.” So far, the current country strategy has run for a year from July 2016 to June
    2017, thus, the need for it to be reviewed. This is necessary in order to determine whether it is still relevant, ensuring program quality, and on course
    to meeting the strategic objectives. A review is also incompliance with Section 4.0, Sub-section 4.1.1. of Plan International Country Strategy Cycle Procedure and Step 3.1.1. of the Annual Cycle Procedure. Moreover, with the development of “100 Million Reasons”, the new Plan International’s Global
    Strategy that runs from 2017 to 2022, has made it imperative that Plan International Nigeria’s country strategy align with its theory of change, purpose, commitment and values. Thus, the decision to commence the development of a new country strategy.
    The new country strategy will be for five years starting from FY July 2018 to FY June 2023. In the development of this strategy, Plan International Nigeria will draw significantly from its five years’ experience implementing humanitarian and development programs and from its partnership relationships in Nigeria; and also from the situational analysis that will cover social, cultural, economic, political, legal aspects of the country that have
    significant consequences on children’s rights and equality of girls. This will involve primary and secondary researches. We will also draw from the
    experiences of our partner NOs and the African Region of Plan International.

    Also, the new country strategy will consider international and domestic frameworks and documents such as the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1991, Child Rights Act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2003, Universal
    Basic Education Act of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 2004, and others. There are relevant documents such as policies, quarterly and annual reports, project evaluations, audits, the country risk register, and others within Plan International that will be sourced for the purpose of developing the new
    country strategy. The process of developing the new country strategy will generally be participatory and will require the full commitment of the staff.

    Objectives of the Country Strategy Development Team:
    With the support of the Country Strategy Development Team, the Lead Consultant will guide the process of developing the new country strategy of Plan International Nigeria.

    Specifically, she or he will:

    • Conduct a review of the current country strategy of Plan International Nigeria (2016-2018) in terms of its effectiveness, efficiency,
    • relevance, and alignment to the present Plan Global Strategy;
    • Carry out SWOT analysis and a review of reports from the situational and stakeholders’ analyses.
    • Generate a synthesized analytical report from the current country strategy review report, the situational and stakeholders’ analyses reports, and the SWOT analysis report.
    • Facilitate the visioning and defining of the Country Program’s niche and theory of change.
    • Facilitate the development of strategic options, choices and objectives; the programmatic approach, success measurement
    • framework, and risk management mitigation plan of the Country Program.
    • Carry out a comprehensive finance and human resource assessment, and support the in development of a high-level strategy
    • resource plan that will be required to achieve the newly defined strategic objectives.
    • Draft the Country Program Strategy document that begins from July 2018 to June 2023.

    Expected Outputs:

    • By achieving the above objectives, the following outputs will be generated:
    • Reports from the review of the current Country Strategy, SWOT, situational and stakeholders’ analyses.
    • A synthesized analytical report from the CS review and SWOT, situational and stakeholders’ analyses reports.
    • Clearly defined Country Program niche, theory of Change, strategic options, choices and objectives.
    • Defined core programmatic approaches, log-frame and risk management mitigation plan.
    • A comprehensive resource needs assessment report.
    • A Country Program strategy resource plan.
    • A five-year Country Program Strategy (July2018 – June2023) document.

     METHODOLOGY
    The Lead Consultant will also be the person that will carry out a review of the current Country Program Strategy. This will enable the person acquire a better and deeper understanding of the country program prior to facilitating the development of the new country program strategy. She or he will conduct both desk review and field assessments using qualitative and quantitative techniques in data collection and interpretation. To generate qualitative data she/he will employ participatory and learning approach. Desk review will be carried out on related documents such as country strategy document, project reports, monitoring and evaluation reports, global strategy document, organizational policies, program frameworks, relevant government papers, multilateral and bilateral documents, and others. At the field level, interviews and participatory group exercises will be conducted with girls, young women, children, and other priority groups in the communities. Also interviews and/or participatory group exercises will be carried out with staff, implementing partners, government agencies, donors, traditional leaders, and critical others. Key informants and focus group discussions will also be employed to generate data. To ensure participation, a process that is facilitative and provides for sufficient time and space for open participation will be adopted during workshops. Interactions during workshops will not be extractive but allow joint analysis of the issues under review and equal and active participation of staff and relevant stakeholders.
    The Lead Consultant will be working closely with the Country Program Strategy Development (CPSD) Team that have the responsibility to coordinate the strategy development activities, ensure Plan International approved procedures are followed, and staff and critical stakeholders are genuinely involved in the process.

    DURATION AND SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
    The country strategy development process will be staggered to ensure availability and quality time of staff, thus, is expected to stretch from January
    2018 to May 2018, and will require 39 days of the Lead Consultant. Below is the schedule of activities of the country strategy development process:

    QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS
    Interested individual candidates/firms should possess:

    • Individual experts are expected to have a minimum of Master’s Degree in relevant courses and over 10 years’ experience.
    • Knowledge and experiences in Strategic Planning, Organizational
    • Development and Program Management at national and international level
    • Senior level Management Experience (preferably executive level) at national and international levels (at least one consultant) is must.
    • Experience of designing and managing change processes.
    • Knowledge and experience in children’s rights and gender analysis.
    • An excellent understanding of theory of change concepts.
    • Good understanding of M&E methodologies and participatory research methodology such as PRA, etc.
    • Experience of conducting key informant interviews and focus group discussions.
    • Excellent English writing and communication skills.
    • Ability to work and travel within disaster risk areas.
    • The evaluation team will be expected to sign and abide by Plan International values and compliance statement and key policies.

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    Terms of Reference for Local Fundraising Feasibility Study - Consultant

     

    Plan International is a global organization that is active in over 70 countries to advance children's rights and equality for girls and has reaches sponsored children, their families and their communities in more than 50 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America. In 2017, our work has reached 17.1 million girls and 15.5 million. Plan International strategic objective is to work with vulnerable children and especially girls so that they can learn, lead, decide and thrive. We want to fulfil the promise of the 2030 Global Goals and strive for a just world that advances children's rights and equality for girls. Within the strategy we have an ambition to transform the lives of 100 million girls. Child sponsorship and grassroots community work are central to our strategy and achieving this ambition. Plan International is committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of the most vulnerable and excluded children while promoting greater equality for girls. We aim not only to improve the daily lives of girls but also to advance their position and value in society, whilst actively working with boys and young men to champion gender equality. We believe in advancing children’s rights in
    all contexts, including during conflict and emergencies, where girls are faced with additional dangers.
    Our programs deliver lasting change against discriminatory norms, policies
    and laws. We listen to the voices of children in the community, especially girls whose views and needs are frequently overlooked, to ensure that our work is relevant and effective.
    We work to strengthen the capacities of governments and encourage them to meet their obligations towards child protection and fulfilling children’s rights.
    We form effective partnerships to address the systemic and structural causes of child rights violations and inequality, and support other humanitarian groups to extend our reach beyond the communities we work in.
    We embolden young people to become active drivers of change by educating them on their rights and supporting their activism.
    Our work is:

    • Gender transformative
    • Rights-based
    • Active in all contexts,
    • Active at all levels – from local to global
    • Achieved in partnership with other groups
    • Accountable to children and communities where we work, and to our partners, and informed by children’s voices, especially girls

    Our thematic areas include:

    • Child Participation
    • Child Protection
    • Health
    • Education
    • Sexual and Reproductive Health
    • Economic Security
    • Emergencies
    • Water and Sanitation

    Our goal is to ensure that the maximum possible proportion of our funds reach the children and communities whose futures we are working to transform.
    Plan International 21 National Organisations – from Canada to Japan, and India to Colombia – raise funds. We have two main income sources: child sponsorship and grants (donations from institutions and corporate donors). The remaining funds come from other sources such as disaster appeals.
    In 2015-16, Plan International’s global income was €810 million, €363 of the income came from Child Sponsorship, Plan International reaches sponsored children, their families and their communities in more than 50 countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, €274 in Grants and €172M from other source of income. These funds are allocated to the countries where we run programs. Some of these countries also raise funds for work in their own country.
    In recent times and in spite of the 2017 economic recession, Nigeria could be considered a viable ground for Individual/Corporate Giving as Nigeria World
    ranking has been on a steady increase. For example, the Prosperity index of Nigeria increased from 122 rank in 2007 to 135 rank in 2016, growing at an average annual rate of 1.16%. Hence, Plan International Nigeria will like to carry out a market research and a visibility study toward the launch of a Local Fundraising Initiative within the country. Plan International Nigeria is therefore looking for a consultant or a team of consultants to research into the viability of setting up three main sources of
    income for the organization, and these three fund mechanisms will be:

    • Individual Giving
    • Corporate Fundraising
    • Institutional Grants
    • These will be done in relative with the Fundraising strategy and policy operative within the organization.

    Objectives of the Study:

    • The study aims to assess applicable fundraising products for the Nigeria market and develop a business case as recommendation for investment.
    • Specifically, the study aims:
    • To determine the viability of individual giving in Nigeria and recommend
    • fundraising strategies to be employed;
    • To find out companies with Corporate Social Responsibility policies and are contributing to human and community development, and recommend companies for partnership; and
    • To develop a comprehensive Business Case on Individual Giving/Corporate Social Responsibility with financial implications;

    Methodology:

    • To achieve the above specific objectives, the following activities and tasks are expected to be carried out:
    • Carry out an extensive market research on the viability of Individual Giving in Nigeria and submit a report with recommendations the viability of the product, the target group, age, amount, message and approach to deploy.
    • Research into companies with Corporate Social Responsibility policies and are contributing to human and community development. The report of this research should contain specific information from the key informant interview/desk review with a list of companies that can be approached for possible partnership.
    • Develop a comprehensive Business Case on Individual Giving/Corporate Social Responsibility with financial implication.
    • In carrying out the above activities and tasks, desk review, questionnaire and key informant interviews will be employed.

    Expected Deliverables:

    • A report with recommendations on the viability of individual giving, the target group, age, amount, message and approach to be deployed.
    • A research report on Local Fundraising Initiative (Individual Giving & Corporate Social Responsibility).
    • A comprehensive Business Case document

    Time Frame:
    Key Output Responsibility By when Submission of a work plan and data gathering instruments

    • Consultant/s Jan.8 – 12, 2018
    • Feedback on work plan and data gathering instruments
    • Plan International Nigeria
    • Logistical arrangements for field data collection
    • Plan International Nigeria
    • Contract Signing with Consultant
    • Plan/consultant
    • Field data collection Consultant/s Jan.15 – March.30, 2018 Facilitate a whole staff team review of the CS
    • Consultant/s
    • Submission of a draft report on the Country Strategy review report
    • Consultant/s April 3, 2018
    • In house review of the draft country strategy review report
    • Plan International Nigeria April 4 - 5, 2018
    • Submission of the final country strategy review report
    • Consultant/s April 10, 2018

     

    Work Relationships:
    The consultant will work with the Resource Mobilization Advisor, Head of Programmes and Business Development, the Country Director and every
    other reporting line that is related to the assignment. Plan International will handle all logistics using Plan rates.

    Qualifications or Specialized Knowledge/Experience Required:

    Essential:

    • University degree in social science, Masters preferable
    • A minimum eight years of relevant professional work experience in Fundraising, especially in setting up Individual and Corporate Giving mechanism.
    • Demonstrated experience in Resource Mobilization and Fundraising
    • Demonstrated experience in conducting Donor Scoping Surveys
    • and/or Market Research
    • Experience in working with donors especially institutional donors, corporates, trusts and foundations locally and internationally.
    • Experience in funding planning, development of resource mobilization strategies and implementation of RM strategies.
    • Proven understanding of the donor environment
    • Demonstrated skills and experience in report writing.
    • Impeccable organizational skills - project management, operational planning, monitoring and evaluation.
    • Builds and maintains effective relationships & networks.
    • Experience of developing and supporting teams, and the ability to lead and motivate.
    • An in depth understanding of international development issues.
    • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
    • Willingness to travel.

    Desirable:

    • Experience at research and Business Development
    • Excellent knowledge of the latest development in the field of Fundraising
    • Highly organized, with ability to work independently and solve problems
    • Experience in managing the fundraising database and the CRM tool

    Method of Application

    To apply, please send proposal including methodology, curriculum vitae, total cost, duration, in English to Nigeria.Recruitment@Plan-international.org Please indicate in the subject line of the email the position you are applying for
    and reference "Plan International Nigeria CSP". Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    All interested consultants/firms are requested to submit their proposals via email to be shared or hand deliver to our Offices on 46, Mike Akhigbe Way, Jabi District, Abuja, Nigeria not later than 5.00 pm on Dec. 20, 2017 organized as follows:
    Technical proposal (main content and body not exceeding 5 pages): The technical proposal should reflect the firm’s/consultants understanding of the TORs and how all the tasks in the Scope of Work will be undertaken. The firm/group of consultants will also provide a detailed methodology and plan of specific activities and timetable for carrying out the assignment.
    Financial Budget: The firm/group of consultants shall propose a realistic cost estimate for this assignment, including a breakdown of the budget and
    justification of expenses. The budget shall include only those costs that can be directly attributed to the activities proposed. This should be
    submitted separately from the Technical Proposal.
    Statutory Requirements: Firm’s should provide copies of registration certificates and VAT compliance certificates.
    Personnel and experience: The consultants/firm shall list and briefly describe the experience, qualifications and specific roles of the consultant(s) proposed to work on the assignment. Detailed resumes of the core team of proposed consultants should be provided
    Reference information on previous assignments: Plan International Nigeria shall request successful bidder/s to present previous reports as evidence of capacity or drafting ability.

    CONTRACT
    A contract will be drawn up following a successful recruitment process for a consultant based on Plan International Nigeria procurement policy. The
    contract will be the formal document establishing a business relationship between the Consultant and Plan International Nigeria, as decided by the
    terms of the contract.
    Values of Plan International Nigeria
    You confirm you are familiar and committed to the following values of Plan International Nigeria:
    WE STRIVE FOR LASTING IMPACT - We strive to achieve significant and lasting impact on the lives of children and young people, and to secure
    equality for girls. We challenge ourselves to be bold, courageous, focused and innovative.
    WE WORK WELL TOGETHER - We succeed by working effectively with others, inside and outside the organization, including our sponsors and
    donors. We actively support our colleagues, helping them to achieve their goals. We come together to create and implement solutions in our teams,
    across Plan International, with children, girls, young people, communities and our partners.
    WE ARE INCLUSIVE AND EMPOWERING - We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge inequality in our programs and our
    workplace. We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and to change their own lives. We empower our staff to give their
    best and develop their potential.
    WE ARE OPEN AND ACCOUNTABLE - We create a climate of trust inside and outside the organization by being open, honest and transparent. We hold
    ourselves and others to account for the decisions we make and for our impact on others, while doing what we say we will do.

    Ethics and Child Protection
    Plan International Nigeria places a high premium on CHILD PROTECTION issues in all its working relationships with its partners and associates and
    mandates all its working partners and associates to adhere to its CHILD PROTECTION Policy.
    As such, the activity must ensure appropriate, safe, non-discriminatory participation; a process of free and un-coerced consent and withdrawal;
    confidentiality and anonymity of participants. Consultants are required to provide a statement within their proposal on how they will ensure ethics and
    child protection in the development process. This must also include consideration of any risks related to the activity and how these will be
    mitigated.

    Disclosure of Information/Child Protection
    It is understood and agreed that the Consultant(s) shall, during and after the effective period of the contract, treat as confidential and not divulge, unless
    authorized in writing by Plan, any information obtained in the course of the performance of the Contract. Information will be made available for the
    consultants on a needtoknow basis. Any necessary field visits must be budgeted for in your proposal. Plan staff under the coordination of the National
    Program Manager will support the consultant in facilitating all necessary engagements required by the Consultant. The selected consultant will commit
    to respect Plan’s Child Protection Policy to prevent any harm from participating children and youth.

    Anti-Corruption
    The Consultant and partners declares and guarantees that no offer, gift or payment, consideration or benefit of any kind, which constitutes an illegal or
    corrupt practice, has been or will be made to anyone by the Consultant either directly or indirectly, as an inducement or reward for the award or execution of
    this agreement. The Consultant declares and guarantees that neither Consultant, nor partners or associates, temporary nor permanent, would be involved in the
    implementation of this agreement:
    a) Have been convicted during a period of three (3) years prior to the submission of their proposals for this project, by a court of law in Nigeria
    or in any other jurisdiction for an offence involving bribery or corruption.
    b) Are under sanction, for an offence involving bribery or corruption, imposed by a government, a governmental organization or a development
    organization providing development assistance

    Anti-Terrorism
    The Consultant or partners declares and guarantees that the funds provided by Plan International Nigeria for the service shall not be knowingly be used to
    benefit terrorist groups as defined in the criminal code of Nigeria or individual members of those groups or for terrorist activities either directly or indirectly

     Whistle Blower Policy
    Plan International Nigeria has a Code of Conduct including a Whistle Blower Policy (attached) and enjoins its entire staff and associates to “whistle blow”
    (raise legitimate concerns about violation of the Code of Conduct without fear of recrimination in the course of their engagement with Plan International
    Nigeria).

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