ADVERT FOR CONSULTANT TO
CONDUCT IMPACT ASSESSMENT
SOS Children’s Villages was established in Sierra Leone in 1974. We work with government and partners in communities to help families care for their children or to provide an alternative family for children who have no one to care for them, or who have lost parental care or are exposed to risks of neglect, abandonment, abuse and exploitation. Located in Freetown, Bo and Makeni, SOS Children’s Villages Sierra Leone has a wide range of programmes, in which the love of a caregiver is essential, to ensure children grow in a loving home and become their strongest selves.
Our Vision: Every child belongs to a family and grows up with love, respect and security.
Our Mission: We build families for children in need, we help them shape their own futures,
and we share in the development of their communities.
Our Values: Courage
Programmes include Alternative Care settings, Interim Care Centres, Youth care programmes that support more than 531 children and young people leaving in villages and in communities. In addition to quality care, we advocate for children, young people and women’s right, protection, safeguarding and empowerment. SOS Children’s Villages also provide quality education to over 4,000 students through its Herman Gmeiner International Schools, Kindergartens and Technical Vocational/ Employability and Entrepreneurship Training Centre in support of care-exit strategies and reintegration processes. Other projects include the Youth Innovation challenge & Youth-Can! which support young entrepreneurs with their businesses and young people on their quest to employment. The emergency programmes aid vulnerable families cope with the impact of COVID-19 and the economic downturn to prevent family separation.
SOS Children’s Villages has gone through an internal crisis and change management as well as transformational processes, with the objective of promoting localization and expanding it operation within the country. An impact assessment is needed to review all achievements made amidst challenges. The Core business of SOS Children’s Villages is to provide for Children who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care. The organization recognizes the UN Policy of Necessity and Suitability for the care of vulnerable children. The organization further recognises that the best place for a child to be is in his/her biological family. For this reason, we also implement Family strengthening projects within communities to empower families in order to break the cycle of family separation. While preparing the launching of such projects in the country, a consultant is needed to carry out an assessment to evaluate impact made over the past 5 years and to boost localization and alignment with the Big 5 Game Changers for the next five years National Development plan:
- Food Security (Feed Salone)
- Human Capital Development for nurturing skills for the 21st Century Industry
- Youth Employment Scheme
- Revamping the Public Service Architecture (delivery, efficiency and professionalism)
- Technical and Infrastructure Development (pathways for sustained economic growth)
General information on request for proposal
Interested individuals are welcomed to submit their application to conduct impact assessment of the past five years implementation of core business of SOS Children’s Villages. This advert is open to all Sierra Leonean independent consultants who can provide the requested services.
Submission of proposal:
The titles of submitted documents should clearly state – Proposal to Conduct Impact Assessment on the implementation of SOS CV Core Business (Alternative Care).
The submission can be done electronically in PDF format and sent to email@example.com,
Closing date for the submission of proposal is Friday1st December, 2023
Only the successful candidates will be contacted.
In accordance with the organisation’s child protection policy, all employment is subject to applicable background checks, including criminal record checks (police clearance).
What We Stand For:
SOS Children’s Villages is committed to creating and maintaining a caring and protective environment, which promotes its core values, and prevents and addresses child abuse and exploitation. We strongly condemn all forms of child abuse and exploitation, be it within or outside of our organisation, and always respond to any case of proven, alleged or attempted abuse within our sphere of influence according to its nature. Efforts ensure that mechanisms are in place to raise awareness, aid prevention, encourage reporting and ease response. They range from human resource development actions such as training and counselling to measures such as suspension, dismissal, and legal action.