Reframe it was selected by USAID for an indefinite quantity contract to globally provide post-conflict peace building services in collaboration with FHI360, Deloitte, Mercy Corps, and others. Learn more about this PEACE IQC in the document and brochure included below.
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USAID Programming Effectively Against Conflict and Extremism (PEACE) Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC)
Moving societies away from instability, violence, and extremism, towards stability and peace
The FHI 360 Programming Effectively Against Conflict and Extremism (PEACE) Indefinite Quantity Contract (IQC) Team provides participating USAID Missions and offices with programs that effectively apply analysis, learning, and innovative strategies and tools to move societies away from instability, violence, and extremism, towards stability and peace. Programs implemented through PEACE IQC task orders will work to manage and mitigate the sources and consequences of violent conflict in the following areas of conflict mitigation:
- National security and development
- Peacebuilding and reconciliation
- Economics and conflict
- Essential services and conflict
- Governance and conflict
- Natural resources/environment and conflict
- Emerging trends
- Conflict and resilience
- Early warning and metrics of conflict, fragility and instability
Our team offers an established track record of effectively designing and managing USAID conflict programs characterized by strong client-contractor collaboration, responsiveness, and flexibility. We provide USAID:
A global footprint and cross-sectoral “360 degree” platform. With offices in 122 countries, including all Critical Priority Countries and the most high-conflict risk countries, and access to more than 60 leading technical experts through FHI 360 and our 18 consortium members, we mobilize quickly to start up field programs across all PEACE practice areas, effectively incorporating cross-cutting USAID priorities such as gender, youth, and capacity development.
Commitment to a systems approach. We bridge the gap between micro, project-level change and broader, systems-level stability and peace. The FHI 360 PEACE Consortium’s cross-sectoral approach scales up and replicates best practices, leverages and links resources among and between key stakeholders, and generates and disseminates project-level knowledge about what works, and what doesn’t, to further societal-level peace, or “peace writ large.”
Actionable learning. Through our actionable learning cycle, FHI 360 programs will test theories of change and continually generate, utilize, and disseminate learning. Starting with our conflict sensitivity and Do No Harm assessments, we will design, implement, and test interventions and adjust our activities to continually improve our programs’ impact.
Inclusive collaboration. The FHI 360 PEACE Consortium engages government, private sector, and civil society actors, leveraging resources and capacities from each to further peace and stability in complex conflict systems. In the role of neutral broker and convener, we have been successful in building and bridging relationships in divided, conflict-affected, and restrictive operating environments throughout the world. Our inclusive approach makes certain that the perspectives of marginalized and vulnerable populations are incorporated, and that the role of women and youth as catalysts for peace is supported.
OUR PEACE IQC TEAM
FHI 360, a leading human development organization dedicated to improving lives by advancing
integrated, locally driven solutions, provides USAID a multi-sectoral platform, experienced staff that have effectively implemented more than 25 programs to counter violent conflict and extremism, robust management and compliance systems, and in-house training, knowledge management, and monitoring and evaluation capacity. Our partners are leaders in the fields of peacebuilding, counter-extremism, and conflict-sensitive development. Our Core PEACE Team includes three such organizations:
- Mercy Corps brings experience implementing more than 100 conflict mitigation programs, and leadership in generating and sharing learning.
- Deloitte contributes expertise in effectively strengthening weakened governance and economic institutions in conflict and post-conflict contexts.
- SSG Advisors (SSG), a small disadvantaged business, adds delivery of high quality technical assistance, assessment, and training to USAID in countering violent extremism and establishing public private partnerships.
FHI 360’s PEACE Team also includes nine international partners with proven expertise in PEACE IQC practice areas—CDR Associates (CDR), Checchi, Equal Access, The Emergence Group (TEG), Heartland Alliance, Peace Appeal Foundation, Public Interest Law and Policy Group (PILPG), Salam Institute, and Sheladia. In addition, we have six innovators in the areas of applied peacebuilding theory, and generation of learning and evidence: Blue Raster, a leader in GIS and mobile application development; George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR); University of Pittsburgh’s Governance Group (Governance Group); Harvard
Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), expert in early warning and crisis mapping systems; Reframe It, a leader in innovative Deliberative Polling®; and Stanford Peace Innovation Lab, developer of applications and analytics to foster and measure pro-peace behavior.
HOW TO ACCESS THE PEACE IQC
Contact the Contract Officer’s Representative (COR) in the USAID Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation (CMM). The COR is Elizabeth Drabant, [email protected]aid.gov and the Alternate COR is Lisa M. Chandonnet-Bedoya, [email protected].
The ordering period for this IQC is August 30, 2013 to August 29, 2018. Any task orders issued in the first three years of the IQC cannot exceed a five year period of performance; any issued in the fourth year cannot exceed a three year period of performance and any issued in the fifth year cannot exceed a two year period of performance.
The PEACE IQC is managed by the FHI 360 Civil Society and Peacebuilding Department (CSPD). CSPD supports citizens to mobilize effectively to influence policy, improve lives, and build peace.
FHI 360 PEACE IQC CONTACT
PEACE IQC Manager
Email: [email protected]