TERMS OF REFERENCE – FUNCTIONAL REVIEW
DALLAIRE INITIATIVE – 2019
The Dallaire Initiative was established in 2007 by retired Lieutenant General Roméo Dallaire with the specific purpose of ending the recruitment and use of children as weapons of war. In its initial phase, the organization focused on building a strong foundation consisting of committed staff, strong partnerships and strategic programs focusing primarily on the security sector.
With the publication of the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan as the Initiative’s guiding document, it is imperative that a Functional Review be conducted in order to ensure that the Initiative is positioned to meet future opportunities and challenges. Initial phases of this review process have been conducted throughout late 2018 to early 2019 that helped to create the basis for finalizing the Strategic Plan and will be incorporated into this current review. This review is to be finalized in by March 2020 with a greater focus on future capability versus current constraints.
Purpose of the Functional Review
The purpose of the Functional Review is to enhance the organizational structure, systems and processes to enable the Dallaire Initiative to continue to grow and effectively influence recruitment prevention and child protection globally. It will also provide options for determining future directions for new positions, optimal functioning of field office capabilities, the new Dalhousie University Institute framework, and operational/security considerations.
Objectives of the Functional Review
The objectives of the Functional Review are:
· Review the current organisational structure to determine how the functions and levels of responsibilities of the various units relate to the achievement of the mandate and mission of the Dallaire Initiative based upon the 2019-2022 Strategic Plan.
· Review administrative procedures and processes to determine efficiency and effectiveness in delivering on the objectives of the Strategic Plan.
· Review current project funds and outputs as well as the financial analysis to help inform the recommendations of the functional review.
Outputs of the Functional Review
The Final Report will include the following:
· A revised and redefined organizational structure that clearly sets out functions, responsibilities and priority areas of the units within the Initiative;
· Recommendations on changes required to administrative and security procedures and processes to enhance decision-making and program delivery; and
· A proposed transition plan to achieve the desired organizational and functional structure.
It is estimated that no more than twenty-five (25) working days will be needed for the Functional Review based upon the stated objectives and outputs. Additionally, expenses for any required travel to Halifax for interviews and discussions will be authorized by the Executive Director.