Invitation to bid: Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant
Deadline for Letters of Interest: 7 March 2021 (by midnight GMT)
Expected Evaluation Period: 15 March – 30 April 2021
Final Report Due by: 3 May 2021
Budget: Up to 8000 EUR (including consultancy fee and all expenses and taxes incurred)
The Equal Rights Trust (ERT) is an independent international organisation whose mission is to eliminate discrimination and ensure that everyone can participate in society on an equal basis. We are inviting proposals for the evaluation of a multi-country project aimed at improving the implementation of the rights to equality and non-discrimination under core international human rights and labour conventions. The project activities were implemented in Armenia, Bolivia, Cape Verde, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Paraguay and the Philippines.
We invite proposals from individuals, groups of individuals or companies to design, oversee implementation of the evaluation and draft the evaluation report. Please refer to the Terms of ReferenceThe evaluator(s) will be supported by ERT’s National and Regional Contact Points (NCPs/ RCPs) and the recipients of our Impact Assessment mini-grants in each of the nine countries. The evaluator(s) will be responsible for assessing the overall achievement of the activities, results, and outcomes of the project.
Scope of work
The scope of work of the evaluator(s) will include the following:
- Develop the monitoring and evaluation framework, design and methodology;
- Develop the evaluation implementation plan;
- Assess project implementation;
- Prepare the evaluation report and share it with ERT and the donor.
It is expected that the evaluator(s) will conduct a participatory evaluation that will involve project implementers and target beneficiaries as far as possible. Existing project documents and progress reports will be shared with the evaluator to facilitate completion of the tasks. The methodology must include the following approaches:
(i) Inclusiveness – the methodology should ensure to include a wide range of viewpoints.
(ii) Mixed-method approaches – both qualitative and quantitative methods need to be included in the methodology.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting movement restrictions, all of the work will take place remotely.
- Deadline for Letters of Interest: 7 March 2021 (Midnight GMT)
- Interviews and selection of evaluator/(s): w/c 8 March 2021 with interviews on 12 March 2021
- Evaluation period: 15 March – 30 April 2021
- Submission of the evaluation report: 3 May 2021
- Experience in one or more of the following: monitoring and evaluation, project implementation, or civil society capacity building;
- Experience in conducting independent evaluations of multi-year human rights and/or development projects;
- Experience in use of best practice monitoring and evaluation methods;
- Experience of conducting high quality data verification exercises, and data compilation, analysis, and consolidation;
- Ability to assess complex situations to succinctly and clearly distil critical issues;
- Analytical and report writing skills in English;
- Interpersonal and communication skills;
- Experience of working with EIDHR or EU funded projects (desirable);
- Knowledge of civil society in one or more of the target countries, in particular human rights defenders and the context in which they are operating (desirable).
Please submit a Letter of Interest, the CV(s) of the individuals who will undertake the work and a budget not exceeding 8000 EUR to firstname.lastname@example.org by 7 March 2021 (by Midnight GMT).
Please note that as ERT seeks to commission an external evaluation of this project, past and current sub-grantees, consultants and other partners of 'Improving the monitoring and effective implementation of core international conventions in GSP+ countries and Kurgyzstan' are not eligible to apply.