Social Economic Study Consultant Job at Premiere Urgence Internationale
Premiere Urgence Internationale (PUI) is a non-governmental, non-profit, non-political and non-religious international aid organization. Our teams are committed to supporting civilians’ victims of marginalization and exclusion, or hit by natural disasters, wars and economic collapses, by answering their fundamental needs. Our aim is to provide emergency relief to uprooted people in order to help them recover their dignity and regain self-sufficiency.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Social Economic Study Consultant
Location: Maiduguri, Borno
Reporting to: FSL coordinator
Work with: FSL program managers, , MEAL coordinator
Duration: 35 days
Start date: March 5th 2018
End date: 6th April, 2018
Urban: Social-Economic Study for Livelihood and Economic Recovery Intervention.
Cluster: Food security
Short Assignment: Conduct a social-economic study
- Première Urgence International (PUI) is a French based international Non-Governmental Organization whose mission is to help civilians who are marginalized or excluded as a result of natural disasters, war and economic collapse.
- PUI has been present in Nigeria since April 2016 responding to the needs of crisis affected people in Borno State (Maiduguri metropolitan council-Bollori II ward) through a comprehensive integrated approach, targeting people affected by the crisis with means of subsistence (Food Security and Livelihood) and access to the basic services (Primary Health Care and Nutrition).
- PUI has been undertaking food security and livelihood projects funded by FFP, ECHO and CIAA in Maiduguri (Bollori II). The program is being implemented through Food assistance using e-vouchers (RedRose platform), community sensitization on nutrition and a pilot income generating activities (IGA) support for 200 beneficiaries. The overall goal is to Support internally displaced persons (IDPs) and vulnerable host communities to improve food and nutrition security.
Purpose and scope of the analysis
- The purpose of this social-economic study is to analyse people’s livelihoods, resilience of socio-economic systems to specific threats or shocks on livelihoods vulnerability in Maiduguri especially relevant with respect to cultural and ethnical perspectives that undermine economics and the welfare of the population.
- The key features for this social-economic study incudes an analysis of household assets, livelihoods strategies, priorities and goals at micro-level, policies, social-cultural and ethnical consequences of the current crisis, barriers to equitable access to resources, human rights at the national level and institutions and processes that affect livelihoods at national level (macro-level).
- On the funding side, we do have potential projects in the pipeline that support our overall livelihoods vision.
- In this context PUI is planning to hire a short-term consultant (up to 26 days) to help develop a livelihood strategy and a working document on how to engage with crucial cultural and ethnic dimensions of the insurgence crisis and build locally-appropriate interventions.
- The person will support livelihood scoping to explore both short-term and long-term livelihood solutions for our target groups and the vulnerable population at large in Maiduguri. One of the expected outcomes of the support would be a clear plan for the short and medium-term livelihood interventions.
Objectives of the assessment
- To analyse the socio-economic profiles of Maiduguri urban households in terms of their demographics, access to basic services (education, health services, water and sanitation, energy and transport), assets, income sources, incomes and expenditure patterns.
- To provide a broad approach to understanding the many different aspects of behavioural differences of the affected population experience in relation to productive and social barriers.
- To analyse the current livelihood strategies of vulnerable populations in Maiduguri.
- To identify the contextual opportunities and constraints for employment/self-employment.
- To identify baseline indicators to enable regular assessment of changes in socio-economic profiles, livelihood assets and outcomes.
- To identify actionable strategies to reinforce and develop vulnerable populations’ capacities, capacity gaps, livelihood assets, address and enhance their access to employment/self-employment opportunities and establish market linkages
The following are the expected output of the consultancy:
- A SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis based on inputs from stakeholders, our existing programs and positioning in Maiduguri, suggest solutions and prioritize them.
- Analysis of livelihood opportunities for vulnerable and affected population in Maiduguri and identify potential sectors and markets for engagement for income and employment.
- A clear vision for livelihood work for vulnerable community that is compatible with the government’s strategy and is possible within our capacity to implement.
- Define short- term and medium term expected results and strategies with key indicators to measure them and implementation strategy.
- A transition plans of current livelihood program.
- Analysis of the cultural and ethnical perspectives that undermine economics and the welfare of the vulnerable population (target population behaviour, culture and development)
- The consultant will propose a detailed methodology and tools during the inception phase of the consultancy to discuss and finalize with the FSL Coordinator, MEAL Coordinator and FSL Technical Advisor. A list of key questions not limited to are attached in the Annex.
- In order to provide a comprehensive analysis, it is expected that the consultant will use a balanced range of qualitative and quantitative methods which includes but not limited to the below list.Desk Review: Review of existing secondary information and reports relevant to FSL program and to the context of Maiduguri.
- Quantitative data collection: Interviews with key informants.
- Qualitative data collection: Focus group discussions and interviews with field staff and with sampled potential beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries;
- Field visits: Visits to current program implementation and non-implementation areas for sampling, data collection and observations using thematic area specialized tools etc.
- Field observations and reflections for triangulation of information; Reflection and feedback sessions with consortium team members based in Maiduguri and other key informants;
- Household Economy Approach (HEA) Analysis; analysing unique livelihoods in the project areas and develop a clear and accurate representation of community household economies at different levels of a wealth continuum.
- Mapping of livelihoods intervention in Maiduguri, others actors (NGO/INGO), types of livelihoods intervention
- Planning: Inception Report with tools and detailed methodology and targeting criteria.
- Assessment: study report for the Nigeria country office livelihood program (main report 10-16 pages with an executive summary 2-3 pages exclusive of table of contents and annexes, recommendations (for programmatic approaches to address the immediate priorities with regards to strengthening and expanding livelihood opportunities and systems), supported by annes with detailed analysis such as stakeholder analysis, gender analysis, policy analysis, risks analysis, livelihood zoning map, vulnerability analysis and power point presentation of the findings.
- Strategy: Nigeria country office livelihood strategy for short and medium term-objectives, (SWOT, priorities, strategies, activities, risks and mitigation; resource and capacity plan).
- Implementation: Project implementation plan linked to the upcoming projects.
The consultancy will be conducted beginning 10th March 2018 and ending 2nd March 2018:
Activity: Preparation of survey protocols, developing tools and collection of secondary data
Location: Maiduguri Coordination Office
Activity: Data collection and entry
Activity: Analysis and Submission of Preliminary Report
Activity: Submit final Report
Total: 26 Days
- Socio-economists/Anthropologist experiences on gender and socio economic development experience and or technical specialty preferred.
- Knowledgeable in conducting livelihood vulnerability research studies particularly study design and field operations of similar size and complexity.
- Good understanding of livelihoods programming including advocacy and policy in north eastern Nigeria preferred.
- Economic assessment and strategy development skills.
- Experience in developing strategies for program that are in transition from humanitarian to long-term development would be a plus.
- Eligible to smoothly enter and work in Nigeria.
- Working knowledge of Hausa will be desirable.
- Security briefing and security information will be provided by PUI on a regular basis. The consultant will receive prior to arrival in Nigeria a Safety Management Plan (SMP) and a welcome kit to facilitate early familiarization. This SMP includes procedures of safety and security management with an updated context analysis of the situation in country and security risks mitigations.
- The consultant will receive a Nigerian mobile that has relevant contact numbers of the team and will be coordinating with safety focal point during the trip. Upon arrival in Abuja the consultant will receive a detailed security briefing.
Key Questions for assessment.
- What is the general situation of the economy? What have been the key changes over the past 2 years, including in the policy environment?
- What are the key challenges to economic development, skill, market access and investments?
- Which sectors are functioning well in terms of production and trade? Which of these market sub-sectors are the most attractive based on profitability, technical feasibility and strategic fit for the target group (short list)?
- Who are the key stakeholders in the market sub-sectors? What are the volumes of production and trade, market environment, infrastructure and service provision, financial services available (especially for women)?
- What is the situation of local production, industries, business and services –including business support services sector?
- What existing support and positive examples of support to social enterprise or small business innovation can be found in the area?
- What is the situation of women and their power in markets?
- What are the risks and vulnerabilities including environmental aspects?
- Which markets hold the highest potential for improving livelihoods and economic independence within the framework of support that PUI can provide?
- What are the social and ethnical barriers to development?
Application Closing Date
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications, using the Expression of Interest Form (EOI) attached to: email@example.com , copying; firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com .