CARE’s aGAP Social Enterprise Project aims to improve farmers’ economic well-being and resilience by increasing their productivity and profitability through the complete package of farming solutions (quality seeds, fertilizer, tools, knowledge on good agriculture practices and climate-smart techniques, insurance, finance, and markets). aGAP establishes strategic partnerships with all the supply-chain actors (agro-input suppliers, markets, financial and business development providers) and channel their products/services as a tailored package to farmers through aGAP Roving Agents (ARAs), who are social entrepreneurs equip by the project to provide the much-needed bridge between the small-scale farmers and high-quality solutions. aGAP is a Filipino word that means, “To be always prepared”.
DLA is responsible for the operation of the project vehicle to assure safe transportation of staff and partners to and from various destinations and to assist visitors on their arrival and departure. He will also perform the role of logistics assistant to provide logistics-related support to the project activities/interventions such as organizing transportation, storage, stock control, distribution and monitoring the flow of goods/supplies, ensuring that the right products are delivered to the right location on time.
How to apply:
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ACCESS is a two-year project covering 10 provinces, 18 cities and municipalities, in the regions of BARMM, Region X, XII, and XIII in Mindanao. The project is implemented by a consortium of local and
international non-government organisations, led by CARE Philippines. It is supported by the European
Union Humanitarian Aid (ECHO).
The Consortium Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring well-coordinated, consistent, timely and
quality implementation of the ACCESS Project. The position will ensure the harmonization of approaches across geographic and thematic areas of implementation and ensure coordination with other
humanitarian and disaster preparedness projects.
The Consortium Coordinator will serve as a key liaison and focal person and will be responsible for fostering progressive collaboration within the consortium.
Responsibilities and Tasks
• Act as a part of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) responsible for presenting the critical
analysis and information and recommendations on strategic, operational and financial matters
and support in decision-making by CARE Philippines ECHO Team and the PSC
• Under the direct supervision of the CARE Program Manager for ECHO Actions, work with and
supervise the overall project implementation across all consortium members, to ensure the
technical and geographical coherence and harmonization of the project in line with planned
• Take the overall lead in facilitating and compiling project planning in coordination with
• Lead overall programmatic, logistic & financial management of the project, including the
identification of risks and obstacles, to ensure donor compliance in terms of project deliverables
& eligibility criteria
• With the support of the technical specialists, develop specific strategies for cross-cutting themes
(gender, diversity & inclusion, protection, conflict sensitivity, climate, environment, resilience
and advocacy) for the consortium project
• Lead the preparation of monthly, quarterly, interim and final narrative and financial reports in
coordination with consortium members and the MEAL Working Group.
• Monitor the proper financial management and forecast of budget lines across the consortium,
in coordination with the Consortium Finance Working Group
• Undertake regular monitoring of activities, including field visits and regular consortium meetings
• Lead on the set-up of systems, TORs, SOPs and tools in place across the consortium to promote
and facilitate, collaborative ways of working (including cross-learning and sharing),
programmatic alliances, consistency in implementation and value for money
• Build strong relationships with all the stakeholders involved in the project and foster
collaborative practices that benefit from the expertise and capacities of all partners
• Provide leadership in different working groups established under the consortium arrangement
including M&E Working Group, Finance Working Group etc.
• Represent the consortium in sub-national and national level coordination platforms, technical
working groups, UN Agencies and government authorities meetings, when needed
• Supervise consortium MEAL Manager and ensure a robust MEAL working group at the
• Lead on the relevance and quality of monitoring reports, analysis and data trends, including
recommendations produced by the Consortium MEAL working group
• Promote cross-learning and sharing among all consortium partners and across various ECHO-funded projects
• Produce high-quality information and communication materials to be regularly shared with the donor.
Required: A bachelor’s degree graduate of Social Sciences, Community Development,
Development Studies, or other related fields.
Desired: Postgraduate degree in the above studies.
• At least 7 years of significant experience in leading and coordinating consortia in the
• Significant experience working in ECHO-funded projects, and knowledge of ECHO funding
guidelines, including financial rules and communications, visibility and information
guidelines is required.
• At least 3 years of cumulative experience in IRM or the integration of DRR, CCA and EMR
approaches, or similar integrative approaches.
• Familiarity with the application of community-based, rights-based and other approaches.
• Experience working with high-risk communities, local government units, national
government agencies, academic and research institutions, civil society organization, private
sector organizations and donors.
• Experience in managing linking and learning activities.
• Experience in project development, fund-raising, and donor relations.
• Location: Quezon City, Philippines
• Expected percentage of time traveling: 50%
• Special Conditions: none
How to apply:
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“CARE is a diversity-promoting organization that draws strength in and builds opportunities for, a well-represented workforce. Women are highly encouraged to apply, as well as the talents of diverse SOGIE and those from the PWD sectors. CARE is also committed to the empowerment and protection of vulnerable and marginalized people and communities. We have zero tolerance for any form of harassment and abuse, and we aim to prevent any type of unwanted/unwelcomed behavior at the
workplace and in our project areas. Employees and related personnel are expected to share this commitment.”
Start Ready in Philippines
On 21 July 2023, a low-pressure area previously detected east of Southeastern Luzon, Philippines developed into a Tropical Depression (TD), and was then referred to as Tropical Cyclone (TC) Doksuri (Egay). From 22-25 July, TC Doksuri underwent a series of intensifications while moving westward, into a Tropical Storm to a Super Typhoon.
After weakening back into a TY, TC Doksuri moved West-Northwestwards and experienced further weakening, exiting the Philippine Area of Responsibility on 27 July.
Landfall was made near Mindanao and Fuga Island, with winds of around 220km/h (Joint Typhoon Warning Center), with Pagasa forecasting most severe impacts on Luzon, with 0.4m of rainfall experienced and tidal surges prewarned. Evacuation began on 25 July, with 12,000 people evacuated in Cagayan by that evening, according to the Gov. of Cagayan province.
The Start Ready funding mechanism was triggered for GBP £20,389 on Monday 24 July, 55 hours ahead of expected landfall, for a small cash distribution to 938 people for use with immediate preparation or recovery needs. The typhoon further intensified and developed into a Super Typhoon, and a second trigger occurred for very high severity scenario was breached on Thursday 27 July, disbursing £338,586 to a consortium led by Humanity and Inclusion (also including Tearfund, Philrads, Relief International, GMDFI, and SPUP). The majority of funds were used for early response, rather than anticipation, but the typhoon season has already continued, with Khanun, Mawar (Betty), and Falcon being tracked by Pagasa.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
Community level: As the project includes some immediate pre-landfall and post-landfall activities, the scope of the evaluation will be to assess the extent to which the impact of the cyclone was reduced or mitigated through the project; specifically, comparing outcomes for the community who received anticipatory cash and those who did not, evidencing the difference affected by this anticipatory activity.
In addition to this, it will be testing to what extent communities are demonstrating greater resilience for future crises (via utilisation of cash for longer-term resilience, livelihood, or shelter protection) and to what extent communities report higher levels of positive individual coping mechanisms post-project, or continue to utilise the products of this intervention in other typhoon/super typhoon events.
Model level: The study should also respond to how fit for purpose the DRF system and specifically the lead time of 55 hours is for a) changing how communities experience the event and b) remaining accurate and enabling pre-identification of the most vulnerable people. Furthermore, through utilisation of relevant components of the DAC methodology, the relevance, sustainability, and efficiency of the project should be reported on; evidencing that projects designed well in advance remain responsive to community needs.
The evaluation should take an approach informed by the MEAL frameworks and theories of change of these interventions, utilising a non-treated control group or historical data for evidence of outcomes. Methodology should be focused on evidencing difference via mixed-method approaches, incorporating quantitative and qualitative data to the final product.
1. Inception report outlining the approach and the plan to be adopted;
2. Document review of the development of the DRF (Disaster Risk Financing) system in
3. Review of documents relating to contingency plans;
4. Development of data collection tools in liaison with the relevant staff of the Start Network;
5. At least 2 arms of quantitative surveying in intervention areas, using sound sampling methodology. Collection of qualitative data from the same populations via FGDs/KIIs, using the small anticipation sample as the “treatment” from which a
response “control” can be matched. The identification of a non-treatment control
community or appropriate historical data for a third group.
6. Interviews with key informants, members of the Start Network or members of the Philippines governance body: an initial list of people to be interviewed will be established. The list will be reviewed after the first iteration of interviews to see if further interviews are needed to validate the interviews. Interviews will be face-toface and/or over the phone.
7. Coordination with staff to ensure there are no missed opportunities to collect or introduce additional data.
8. Reflection (sense-making) workshops with the Start Network team to present the results before finalizing the report.
9. A report outlining the impact of the assistance along with recommendations and conclusions responding to the ToR/Inception report.
10.A presentation session to members in Philippines
The consulting group will undertake the following tasks and produce the deliverables according to the required deadlines indicated below
• Contract to be signed by 1 September.
• Inception report to be shared by 8 September.
• Data collection to be completed by 15 October.
• Mid-consultation report 30 October.
• The final project must be submitted no later than 25 November.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR BIDDING
Bidders are requested to review and respond to sections 3 and 4, with completed sections and requested documents submitted via email (no hard copies required) to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Deadline for submission: Tuesday 29th August 17:00 BST
Please complete and return the following template to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with attachments in PDF and a subject line: RFP – DRF evaluation in Philippines 2023 Egay.
The Proposal Bid for the Consultant or Group of Consultants should contain the Technical Bid and the Financial Bid.
Please submit the following documents:
• Expression of Interest – including a response to the scope of work (4 pages
• Financial proposal (The total amount must indicate the amount excluding tax,
VAT and the amount inclusive of all taxes. If the tenderer is not subject to VAT,
this status must be mentioned in the financial offer).
• Availability during the period September-November 2023 on a pre-agreed work
plan basis for tasks spread out during this period.
• CV of consultant(s)
Start Ready in the Philippines
In the Philippines, Start Network is implementing Start Ready, a Disaster Risk Financing (DRF)
system that allows local NGOs and civil society organizations in the country to manage disaster
risks proactively. This requires scientific modelling of hazards, development of contingency
plans, and establishment of pre-positioned financing to enable earlier, more predictable, and
better-coordinated assistance to communities affected by predictable disasters. The
implementation of DRF system in the Philippines is grounded on five key principles—locally-led
DRF system, data-driven actions, comprehensive contingency plan, effective and efficient
operations, and scalable system.
Start Network aims to produce a white paper about the implementation of Start Ready in the
Philippines. The white paper will cover existing reports about challenges in disaster response,
financing flow in the Philippines, strategies, and case studies from recent Start Ready activation.
The final output is intended to be used for further media publications.
Scope of Services
Start Network requires the services of a Technical Writer who will:
● Review existing reports and other relevant documents related to previous meetings and
contingency plannings, beneficiary and partner interviews, focus group discussions,
workshops, and training activities of the Start Network consortium
● Convert the data and information collected from reports and field activities into a
coherent, and easy-to-understand document, which will be used for further media
● Write a short white paper about the implementation and ways forward of Start Ready in
Qualifications and Experiences
The Technical Writer should possess the following qualifications, experience, skills, and
● Educational background in development communications, or relevant professional
experience in a similar discipline
● Excellence in writing white papers, briefers, or technical reports in development or
humanitarian aid programs
● Capability to produce high-quality written output for a range of purposes and audiences
● Proficiency in written and verbal communication
● Ability to work collaboratively with the Start Network team and independently with
Please send your CV, sample work, and proposal, including your rate to:
firstname.lastname@example.org and CC email@example.com with the subject:
on or before October 30, 2023.