SI is responding to a Service Request under the Asia Learning and Monitoring and Evaluation (ALME) contract to procure support for the development of USAID/Cambodia’s second generation Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS 2.0) (2020-2025), particularly in completing requirements under Phase 1 and Phase 2 of CDCS development as per the proposed updates to USAID Automated Directive System (ADS) 201.
USAID/Cambodia staff, with the leadership of a Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) Fellow, have conducted extensive consultations, an initial literature review, and key analyses in preparation for launching CDCS 2.0. Consultations have included a broad range of stakeholders reached through key informant interviews, focus group discussions, field visits, surveys, open forum events, and social media polling. USAID/Cambodia is using NVivo and other tools to qualitatively analyze consultation notes and findings. There will also be consultations continuing throughout January and the beginning of February 2020.
The initial literature review included a synthesis of key findings and excerpts from outside research and studies, as well as USAID-funded assessments and evaluations. Finally, USAID/Cambodia completed the required 118/119 Tropical Forest and Biodiversity Assessment and is in the process of completing a Youth Assessment to inform the CDCS. A Gender and Inclusive Development Analysis will be conducted following the drafting of the new CDCS Results Framework.
The contractor staff level of effort will be critical to complement the work done thus far and to help USAID/Cambodia complete all of the requirements for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of CDCS development.
Expected Deliverables for this activity are as follows:
- Update and synthesis of the literature review by sector conducted by USAID/Cambodia to include recently published and relevant reports, studies, and evaluations produced by outside sources or USAID, including strategies produced by the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) and other donors and multilaterals;
- Qualitative analysis of notes and findings from USAID/Cambodia’s CDCS consultations, completed in collaboration and following the methodology already established by the MEL fellow (this will mainly require data cleaning and coding);
- A summary data and key findings package with key statistics and findings by sector based on the resources included in the literature review, which must include a section that discusses these findings in relationship to the Cambodia Journey to Self-Reliance Roadmap;
- Facilitation of learning sessions and of a workshop where Mission staff will develop the new CDCS Results Frameworks; and
- Documentation of learning and progress on the draft Results Framework development (this will include synthesis of notes from Results Framework Workshop in a format that will facilitate the development of the CDCS Phase 2 Results Framework Paper).
The period of performance is expected to be from January 2020 to May 16, 2020. Two researchers will be conducing literature review updates, consultation data analysis and synthesis, and data package consolidation from January through early February. A Lead Facilitator along with a Co-Facilitator will prepare and implement learning sessions and a Results Frameworks workshop in late April/early May, and document their findings soon after.
The Lead Facilitator and Co-Facilitator are required to travel to Cambodia (Phnom Penh) during late April/early May to conduction sessions and workshops for the project. Anticipated travel dates are April 25 – May 10 (including travel to and from country).
SI is seeking a Co-Facilitator who is a mid-level development specialist to serve as the team member on a 6-person team in this activity. The team will include a Lead Facilitator, a Co-Facilitator, two researchers, and two notetakers.
- Collaborate with the lead facilitator to plan and develop materials for learning sessions and workshops prior to travel.
- Support the Lead Facilitator in for team organization, scheduling, and liaising with the USAID/Cambodia Mission staff regarding technical aspects of the assignment.
- Implement the learning sessions and workshop to support USAID/Cambodia’s CDCS results framework development, with the Lead Facilitator.
- Support the documentation of learning and progress on the draft Results Framework development (this will include synthesis of notes from Results Framework Workshop in a format that will facilitate the development of the CDCS Phase 2 Results Framework Paper) by providing substantial inputs for deliverable 5.
- Either a a) PhD with 4 years or b) MA with 6 years experience in a relevant discipline, with at least three years of experience leading strategy development, facilitating cross-sectoral workshops, and building consensus.
- Familiarity with USAID ADS Chapter 201 and the proposed changes with regards to the strategy development process—including the Journey to Self-Reliance, Clear Choice, and other significant Agency initiatives—is required.
- Demonstrated experience in qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, analysis, and reporting.
- Must have a good understanding of development issues in Cambodia.
- The candidate must have exceptional organizational, analytical, writing, and presentation skills.
- Fluency in English, particularly in speaking and writing, is required.
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