Almost seven years of active fighting have had profound consequences on the lives of more than five million people in conflict-affected Donetska and Luhanska oblasts of eastern Ukraine. Some 3.4 million of these people are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection. The vast majority of the 1.9 million people targeted for humanitarian assistance live in the two oblasts. Over 770,000 of the people targeted live in areas outside of Government-control (NGCA) while 1.14 million live in Government-controlled areas (GCA). The GCA caseload includes 189,000 people who have been internally displaced and account for 17 per cent of the people targeted in GCA. There are fewer people targeted for assistance in NGCA than GCA despite the higher severity of humanitarian needs because ongoing access constraints continue to limit operational capacity.
The shock of COVID-19 has created additional pressure on the struggling civilian population. The pandemic and its ramifications have sent the weakened healthcare system, the insufficient provision of social services and the declining regional economy to a breaking point. The affected populations’ living standards are negatively impacted by the disruption of basic services such as water, electricity, public transport and health care. The “contact line” has severed local service networks, markets and employment opportunities between GCA and NGCA. This has led to a “reorganization” of networks, forcing people, particularly in rural areas, to make new connections and seek services and employment in new locations. This phenomenon has placed an additional burden on services and capacities in urban areas that have not been directly affected by the armed conflict, but now have to serve a larger population. IDPs face difficulties related to durable solutions and seek greater support in the areas of livelihoods and housing. Increased restrictions on humanitarian access to Donetsk (NGCA) have been compounded by the closures of the crossing points due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This has limited civilians’ abilities to cross the “contact line” and has led to a significant gap in the humanitarian response as only few partners have had access to implement projects. This unfortunate situation has led to approximately 230,000 people with unmet needs in NGCA.
The main objectives for the consultancy include:
- Support NRC Ukraine in shaping the thinking around the development of its internal strategy process 2022-2025, ensuring that all various elements characterizing the NRC standard strategies are taken into account.
- Support NRC Ukraine in developing the required 2022-2025 Country Strategy documents.
- Relevant post graduate degree
- At least 5 years of proven professional experience in humanitarian-development sector; at least 3 of which should be overseas.
- Proven experience in designing and writing INGO strategies
- Native English speaker with strong writing skills
- Basic Understanding of Ukraine context
- Prior experience working with NRC and understanding of NRC strategic processes is an advantage
- Previous experience of working on Ukraine is an advantage
- The Consultancy should be conducted and finalized by mid October, 2021. Applications should include the following:
- Cover letter addressing how the applicant meets Required Competencies
- At least 2 samples of previous work undertaken and led by the consultant
- Proposed budget itemized detailing consultancy fees, travel, per diem, insurance costs, and communications; all budgets should be made in USD (Please note that NRC will provide a translator when required as well as transportation within Severodonetsk area, transportation from and to the airport and from and to the train station and return train ticket from Kyiv to Severodonetsk).
If applying as a registered business, please provide all registration and tax documents. This can be business registration and/or VAT or company tax registration from country of origin. If no proof of registration is available, consultant (sole trader) must confirm by signing the Consultant declaration that he/she complied with self-employment regulation in his / her country of origin
MANNER OF SUBMISSION
- Please submit your bids using the UA_Bid Form attached, by e-mail to [email protected] on the due date indicated above. Tenders will be opened thereafter in the presence using the attached of the tenderers or their representatives who choose to attend
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Deadline: April 16, 2021
Note: Institutions and individuals alike can apply for this tendering opportunity.