Position: Short-term Consultant for Developing Performance Improvement Plan with a SMICA Partner Organization
Location: Remote/Online (unless consultant is from Kyrgyzstan)
Duration: Ten months (July 2021-April 2022)
Level of Effort: Not to exceed 12 working days
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded Safe Migration in Central Asia (SMICA) project aims to strengthen the ability of Central Asia (CA) to promote safe migration and reduce trafficking in persons (TIP). SMICA is a 5-year initiative (through August 2024) providing support for the Central Asian (CA) republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan that fosters a coordinated and evidence-based regional response.
The overarching goal of SMICA is to strengthen the mutual accountability of all stakeholders, including governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the private sector to become more self-reliant in efforts to prevent trafficking in persons, protect survivors of human trafficking, and promote safe migration. With support for governmental, nongovernmental, and business stakeholders, the project addresses both push and pull factors for TIP and protection for vulnerable migrants, recognizing that these factors and the political and economic climate of each country are unique.
In order to achieve this goal, the SMICA project will carry out activities that generate the following intermediate results:
Purpose of Assignment
Under its Acquisition and Assistance Strategy, USAID has adopted a new approach (CBLD-9 indicator) that measures local capacity-strengthening based on an organization’s performance improvement in areas that advance its own objectives. SMICA intends to pilot this new approach using the CBLD-9 indicator “Percentage of service providers (organizations that received training, technical assistance, or capacity building in victim-centered and trauma-informed services) with improved performance” with one of our grantees that receives capacity strengthening in victim-centered and trauma-informed services.
This approach will enable SMICA and its partner organization to track capacity strengthening and its performance improvement in victim-centered and trauma-informed services consistently across the project. It offers multiple benefits, among them:
Key Duties / Responsibilities:
Qualifications and experience:
Facilitation and Communication Skills:
The consultant will report to SMICA Chief of Party.
Level of Effort:
The expected level of effort (LOE) or this assignment will be 12 working days from approximately July 10, 2021 through April 30, 2022:
Interested candidates should apply by submitting their CV and cover letter describing relevant achievements and expected daily rate.
Applications received by June 30, 2021 will receive full consideration.
Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are shortlisted will be contacted.