Terms of Reference (TOR)

External Evaluation of “Promoting an enabling environment for marginalised civil society in Sub-Saharan Africa

  1. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES OF EVALUATION

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation (www.civicus.org) is an international alliance dedicated to strengthening citizen action and civil society throughout the world. In 2014 CIVICUS entered into a three- year contract with Irish Aid for the implementation of the project: “promoting an enabling environment for marginalised civil society in Sub-Saharan Africa.” The project aimed to increase space for African civil society activists and organisations to influence on-going deliberation, strengthen capacity and enhance the ability of its African members to engage with international human rights systems. The evaluation is expected to provide insights on the achievement of project objectives and also recommend areas that need to be addressed in CIVICUS’ work in Africa.

Objectives

1)Identify the strengths and weaknesses of the project interventions and produce findings, lessons and recommendations to guide and inform the organisation’s future strategy for engagement in the region

2)Assess the partnership between Irish Aid and CIVICUS vis-à-vis attainment of the project outcomes.

3)Assess the extent to which the project has/has not contributed to CIVICUS’ 2013-2017 strategic objectives

4)Investigate how these findings can inform future initiatives that are of a similar nature.

  1. SCOPE OF THE EVALUATION

The project will cover the CIVICUS Irish Aid project activities from 2014- 2017, a period of 3 years. The evaluation will run for 25 days effective days commencing 27 November 2017 and completed by 15 January 2018.

  1. JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Experience evaluating NGOs and non-profits.
  • The ability to act with discretion, to not put human rights defenders and civil society representatives at risk through extra publicity or the disclosure of sensitive data or information.
  • Good knowledge of civil society issues and the challenges facing African Human Rights Defenders
  • Knowledge of the human rights workings and mechanisms of the UNHRC and ACHPR
  1. MODE OF APPLICATION

Please send non-returnable copies of CVs, testimonials and sample of previous work by 23 November via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A more detailed terms of reference can be found HERE

All applications should include the following

  • Cover letter (max 1 page)
  • Technical proposal (max 4 pages)

The technical proposal should include:

(i)Previous experience in this kind of work

(ii)Profile of consultant

(iii)Understanding of the TOR and the task to be accomplished

(iv)Draft evaluation framework and plan

  • Financial proposal (max 2 pages)

The financial proposal (not exceeding EUR 8,000) should be submitted together with the technical proposal. Travel, data collection and data processing costs are on the account of the consultant, and the consultant should use his/her own computer.

  • Samples

 

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