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We Seek Evaluators for External End Evaluation

Publicatiedatum: 01/11/2019

Civic Engagement Alliance is looking for evaluators to conduct an end evaluation of its strategic partnership with The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs “Dialogue and Dissent”. The evaluator is expected to team up with consultants (preferably from own network), based in the 3-4 countries to be selected for this evaluation.

Civic Engagement Alliance solicits for Expressions of Interest from qualified evaluators / evaluation teams to carry out the external end evaluation of the 5 year strategic partnership we are currently executing with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Background

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Civic Engagement Alliance are involved in a strategic partnership ‘Dialogue and Dissent’ which aims to ensure that in and by this partnership civil society organizations (CSOs) and civil society at large, both in the ‘global south’ as well as in the overall global context, can contribute to decreasing inequality and injustice in societies and work towards inclusive development.

The Alliance, a collaboration between Dutch and Southern CSOs, is made up of trade unions, education and development organizations, linked to (Christian) organizations and constituencies in the Netherlands and other similar international networks. The Alliance’s members contribute their expertise in the fields of inclusive development, capacity development, labor rights, strengthening small-scale farmers, vocational training and working with the private sector, with a focus on the agri-food sector. The current program focuses on capacity development for Lobby and Advocacy, and Lobby and advocacy itself

The evaluation

The purpose of the evaluation is to strengthen effective future implementation of lobby and advocacy initiatives by the Civic Engagement Alliance, based on learning from the actual results and the (effectivity of the) implementation strategies followed. The evaluation will give equal attention to learning and accountability.

Call for expression of interest

Parties interested to carry out his evaluation are invited to submit a brief one-page Expression of Interest document. The one-pager is to be accompanied by a current CV (also for each of the team members), with an explanation of their potential roles and expertise in relation to the evaluation as well as an indication of the consultancy fees of both the Northern and the country teams. The EoI should clearly illustrate your experience with and added value to this evaluation, especially with regards to:

  • the two implementation strategies of the program, capacity development for lobby and advocacy, and lobby and advocacy itself related to the CEA program
  • measuring of the results of lobby and advocacy
  • taking a gender lens and taking disability into account
  • evaluations in multi-countries, on multi-level with local teams
  • any key standards or principles the evaluators adhere to in their work

The applicant is expected to be the lead and take responsibility for the final evaluation report.
Given the nature of the program at least one of the evaluators should be Dutch speaking and based in the Netherlands.

Deadline for the submission of Expression of Interest is November 22, 2019, 24.00 hr, CET time. Please submit an EoI to Mrs. Ingrid Habets (i.habets@icco.nl). For any questions you may contact Dieneke de Groot (d.degroot@icco.nl).

Selection process

Based on the Expression of Interest, beginning of December 2019 a call for proposals and the terms of reference will be sent to a selection of candidates (3-4) who have shown interest through their Expression of Interest and who best fit the above mentioned criteria. Selection will be made in January. Start of the evaluation is in February 2020. The final report is due in October 2020.

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