Call for Experts: Monitoring and Evaluation of Support Programmes-ENHANCER Project

Project Description

The overall objective of the Project is to contribute to the socio-economic inclusion of the Syrian refugees who are under temporary protection in Turkey (SuTPs) to the local host communities (LHCs) through improving employment and livelihood opportunities 

The specific objectives are: 

a) to increase the entrepreneurial activity of the SuTPs and the LHCs by providing an enabling environment and support in creation of new products and markets, which are tradable beyond the local market,

b) Local entrepreneurial ecosystems to become more effective and inclusive for the SuTPs and the LHCs,

c) Policy development related to socio-economic integration of SuTPS and coordination of the implementation of those policies to be improved at the national, regional and local levels,

d) Employment opportunities of  the SuTPs and local host communities to be increased through strengthening the performance of the market operators.

Project`s target groups are:

  • Potential and existing entrepreneurs among the SuTPs and LHCs who are engaged in locally selected products and services,
  • National level institutions related to entrepreneurship, development as well as migration policy and implementation,
  • Local institutions which provide services to entrepreneurs,
  • SMEs and cooperatives which have potential to create new job and livelihood opportunities.

Ultimately, SuTPs and LHCs host community entrepreneurs in general and SuTPs and LHCs host community labour force are among final beneficiaries of the ENHANCER project.

The project is being funded by the European Union for 48 months, starting on January 2020 and ending as of December 2023.

Background

Increasing number of SuTP`s in Turkey over the last decade has gradually shifted Turkey`s policy orientation from short-term and humanitarian/basic needs-based focus to a more comprehensive migration-sensitive policy approach. Accordingly, socio-economic inclusion of SuTPs to the LHCs remains as a key area considering the local and regional migration policy framework. As outlined in the Updated Strategic Concept Note for FRIT-II released in late 2018, entrepreneurship has been set as a strategic subject for intervention in enabling refugees and host communities have access to dignified sustainable livelihoods. Therefore, entrepreneurship opportunities for SuTPs and LHCs must be developed and encouraged taking into account regional characteristics and local market needs while these are also empowered on the central and local level policy making.

Main Project Activities

  • Basic and technical skills training for potential entrepreneurs,
  • Matching potential and existing entrepreneurs, SMEs and cooperatives,
  • Mentoring for potential and existing entrepreneurs, SMEs and cooperatives,
  • Grants for establishment of local entrepreneurship community hubs,
  • Grants for start-ups Grants for local institutions to improve their services for the entrepreneurs,
  • Grants for supporting cooperatives for new job opportunities
  • Grants for supporting for Small-Medium Enterprises for new job opportunities
  • Technical assistance to national level institutions in managing economic development and migration nexus

Short-Term Expert Involvement

The ENHANCER project offers grant programmes (Activities 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 6.1, 6.2) and Activity 4.4 includes the monitoring and evaluation of the grant programmes. Activity 4.4 aims to conduct a procedure of monitoring and evaluation of grant supports under Activities 4.1. 4.2 and 4.3, that will be implemented in cooperation with the MoIT-DG Regional Development Agencies and the 10 regional development agencies in each of 11 provinces. These provinces are Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Bursa, Adana, Konya, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, Mersin, Hatay and Kayseri

Expected Tasks Are:

  • To conduct regular joint monitoring field visits in relevant province to ensure timely and quality implementation of projects vis-à-vis approved plans and contracts, with the involvement of the relevant grant colleagues, local and regional authorities.
  • To ensure proper follow-up of the action and allows ICMPD to take any mitigation measures when needed,
  • To support grant beneficiaries for smooth implementation of projects.
  • To ensure timely preparation and submission of required project reports,
  • To establish constructive communication and collaborate closely with the Grant Management Team, CRM/RMU, MoIT, Regional Development Agencies, to monitor progress of grants including routine follow up of work plans and organize periodic joint grant performance review meetings.
  • To ensure facilitation of knowledge building, knowledge sharing and performance management in the area of planning and M&E.
  • To upload all grant beneficiary’s information to Monitoring Information Session (MIS).
  • To coordinate and support other relevant ENHANCER project activities.

Accordinlgly, the expert will be expected to deliver weekly activity reports, adhoc monitoring reports, project and program midterm-final monitoring reports as well as programme evaluation reports. 

Please note that one short-term expert will be recruited for each of 11 provinces and applications must indicate desired province of work

Desired Profile of Experts

  • University degree (BA or MA) in Business Administration, Social Science , Engineering and/or substantial working experience within related fields,
  • At least 2 preferably 4 years of professional experience in implementation, monitoring and evaluation of grant scheme,
  • Excellent knowledge of grant scheme management, project management,
  • Prior working experience with international organization, EU funded projects and businesses is an asset,
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to present information in a concise and understandable manner,
  • Excellent computer proficiency,
  • Good communication and writing skills,
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines,
  • Excellent reporting skills,
  • Proficiency in Turkish/English.

Procedure for expression of interest

Experts interested in taking part in the EHNAHCER project as STEs are kindly invited to apply by sending their up-to-date CVs and indicating their area of interests, strengths as well as desired province of work via an email sent to the following email address and to register in the Expert Roster at the ICMPD website:

Project email address: hibe@icmpd.org

ICMPD expert roster: https://www.icmpd.org/work-with-us/careers/expert-roster/

This call for experts is published to build a pool of experts for the project and thus it will only be possible for the project team to contact the experts who are considered to be recruited for certain project activities. Please apply only if your CV corresponds with the desired profile. This call will be open for the duration of the Project

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