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Oct 14, 2017

NRC BRCiS Proposal Development Consultant Opportunity in Somalia

Norwegian Refugee Council
BRCiS Proposal Development Consultant
Ref. nr.: 3592792912
Job location: Somalia

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is a non-governmental, humanitarian organization with 60 years of experience in helping to create a safer and more dignified life for refugees and internally displaced people. 

NRC advocates for the rights of displaced populations and offers assistance within the shelter, education, emergency food security, legal assistance, and water,sanitation and hygiene sectors.

The Norwegian Refugee Council has approximately 5000 committed and competent employees involved in projects across four continents.

In addition, NRC runs one of the world’s largest standby rosters -NORCAP, with 650 professionals, ready to be deployed on 72 hours notice when a crisis occurs Building Resilient Communities in Somalia (BRCiS) is a consortium of humanitarian NGOs providing a range of DRR, development, social protection and emergency response efforts across Somalia.

The BRCiS Consortium consists of Norwegian Refugee Council (lead), CESVI, Concern Worldwide, International Rescue Committee and Save the Children. 

The Consortium began in late 2013 with a 4-year resilience grant from DFID and has grown from this core-funding to include a diverse portfolio of resilience and crises modifying initiatives. 

With the initial multi-year resilience programme winding down, the BRCiS Consortium is planning its follow-on programme for 2018-2021. 

From the shared experience of the last 4 years, BRCiS has developed strong programmatic values, a Somalia-centred culture, bottom-up methodology and the organizational capacity to lead the way forward. 

The Consortium is searching for a consultant that can build-upon these distinct BRCiS values and structure a clear programmatic proposal in coordination with the BRCiS programme design team.
Job Summary: The consultant will take the lead role in developing a proposal for DFID on behalf of the BRCiS Consortium. 

The proposal will address the upcoming long-term DFID resilience funding opportunity for 2018-2021. 

A formal call for proposals has not been issued yet but is foreseen to be published soon. Consultations with Consortium Members and wider stakeholders has been initiated and detailed “points of change” between BRCiS 1 and BRCiS 2 have been documented. 

While a programme design team will provide substantial support to the consultant, an external perspective is needed to balance thinking and write a proposal digestible to someone without any previous knowledge of the BRCiS methodology. 

The consultant will need to be up to date on the latest resilience learning from outside of Somalia and have direct experience partnering with leading resilience programmes funded by both DFID and USAID in multiple countries.


Work with the program design team to build upon the existing BRCiS proposals, structures and methodologies, and prioritize areas of change for BRCiS 2 rooted in tangible actions.

Identify components where greater structure is needed and develop consensus on frameworks among the Consortium Members.

Produce short programme component summary and seek Members validation

Organize proposal documents structure that provides a clear problem-centred logic and prioritizes both technical resilience and operational-process approaches to support a continued progression of “doing things differently.”

With guidance of programme design team and existing materials, draft proposal narrative and expanded programme architecture narratives including the following frameworks or plans:
  • Conceptual and Analytical Frameworks
  • General early warning approach
  • Learning Agenda and Resilience Measurement Approaches
  • Formal Programme and Process (2) Log-frames
  • Area targeting approach and associated high-level cost-per village and cost-per beneficiary assumption justification
  • Optimized budget structure approach to ensure flexibility and clarity between members and lead
  • Provide final submission-ready proposal and associated documents.
  • Ensure final submissions conform to all donor requirements
  • Brief proposal component summary
  • Draft overall proposal narrative, logframes and associated annexes
  • Final submission ready proposal including all documents required by donor
  • Final Conceptual and Analytical framework
  • Final Learning and Measurement framework
  • Final area targeting approach and cost-per village & cost-per beneficiary assumption justification
Ensure all deliverables are to a professional standard and reflect the application of up-to-date resilience learning from both Somalia and abroad

All deliverables will be built through a participatory process with all Consortium Members, bi-laterally and through the facilitation of workshops/meetings. 

They will be reviewed and validated by the Members.

  • Lead consultant must have at least seven (7) years of relevant work experience on Resilience programmes in lower and middle income countries (including but not limited to the Horn of Africa), with experience in providing technical assistance to multiple stakeholders within the resilience field (including but not limited to INGOs, USAID, DFID and private sector stakeholders).
  • Demonstrated participation and networks within leading resilience CoPs, including but not restricted to TOPS and MEL CoPs and network or association with a leading resilience organization.
  • Published works on applicable resilience learning and/or measurement guidance.
  • Proven experience developing proposals for DFID following all procedures and regulations.
  • Ability to produce necessary deliverables independently and with proposal design team throughout the proposal development process in a timely and professional manner.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, English writing and English oral communication skills.
  • Experience facilitating a diverse stakeholder groups, influencing the group with new ideas and building consensus on the same.
  • Must maintain an openness and flexibility to programmatic approaches in order to adapt new ideas to meet the expectations of key stakeholders.
  • Strong computer literacy including the design of in-document visualizations that support understanding of proposal content and conceptualizations.
  • Must be available to work from Nairobi for the duration of the assignment.
Time Frame
  • Work is approximately expected to take place over a 45 day period.
  • All work must be completed by December 15th 2017.
  • Consultants open to building upon this experience in further partnerships with BRCiS in 2018 are preferable.
How to Apply

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Search criteria:
  • Location: Somalia
  • Industry: Emergency Relief
  • Special field: Project management
  • Role: Senior executive
Deadline for application: 18/10/2017

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