The overall objective with hiring a consultant is to guide and drive the process towards a joint partnership that builds on the reality inside Syria and on each organization’s strengths and strategies for providing humanitarian and recovery assistance to Syria.
· An analysis of alternative partnership models based on the joint as well as each organization’s perceived benefits and contribution to a cooperation, and opportunities and limitations offered by the Syria context.
· A signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), and additionally as agreed supporting documents, for the joint partnership outlining:
o The agreed vision, purpose and scope for the cooperation
o Areas and types of cooperation
o Criteria for membership in the partnership
o Benefits and commitments/obligations for member organizations
o Distribution of complementary roles and responsibilities for each member organization
o Relations to other stakeholders, networks and organizations
o Risk management
o Timeframes, needed human resources, financial requirements and accountability systems both towards partners and populations served as well as donors
o The structure for the chosen partnership model including as needed, decision-making and management structures
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