External Evaluator

Closing date: 24 May 2021

We are searching for a consultant(s) to conduct a mid-term and final project external evaluation of the project. The mid-term evaluation (to be completed by the end of September 2021) should be internally/ operation focused, exploring project delivery, identifying lessons and developing recommendations with our team for year two of the project.  The final evaluation should be completed by the project end date (currently 30 September 2022) and should focus on achievement of objectives, results and identifying any (potential) outcomes.

Project summary

In 2020 we began a new two-year project titled “Tackling Security Force Abuses”. The project will seek to build the capacity of human rights lawyers in our target region to seek justice and advocate for the resolution of enforced disappearances and other abuses perpetrated (or allegedly perpetrated) by security forces. Working closely with local partners, CSOs and international experts, EHRAC will carry out legal advocacy activities before international human rights fora; deliver a training and mentoring programme to lawyers; organise international workshops to exchange experiences; and develop resources to ensure they can effectively seek redress, challenge impunity and advocate for change.

Experience required

  • At least three years experience of conducting interim and end project evaluations for institutional donor/government funded projects (EU, DFID, USAID, USDRL or similar).
  • Experience of conducting evaluations for human rights projects, (desirable: experience in conducting evaluations with capacity building and/or litigation/advocacy components).
  • Experience of (or demonstrable interest in) incorporating a intersectional equality lens into evaluations.
  • Experience with (or sufficient understanding of the principles of) outcomes harvesting.
  • Experience of conducting evaluations in our target region, or prior knowledge of the region and its challenges would be a significant advantage (but not strictly essential).

All applicants should be fully independent from the project, and not have had any significant prior relationship with the project design or implementation.

Budget

We are offering a maximum of £11,000 for this consultancy, which must include all relevant taxes, or costs required to conduct the evaluation, including travel (if proposed by the evaluator). We are currently working on the assumption that no travel will be possible or required at the interim evaluation stage. If the evaluator feels travel would be required for the end of project evaluation, this should be included in their budget and detailed in their proposal – however travel is not a requirement and we welcome remote methodologies.

Application & Selection

To apply, please send the following to the Project Officer, Charlotta Blomqvist (C.blomqvist@mdx.ac.uk) by 24 May 2021:

  • CV
  • Cover letter outlining relevant experience and proposed approach and detailed/itemized budget (including day rate) – no more than 2 pages
  • Writing sample from a similar evaluation
  • Details of at least one referee

As we already have an agreed methodology for the evaluation, we are most interested in hearing how you would plan to work with our team, facilitate learning, engage with project stakeholders (including mitigating challenges concerning access and security) etc.

Our preferred applicant(s) will be asked to prepare a more detailed proposal/outline which will include a more detailed plan, consideration of risks/ethics, data limitations etc.

We will assess proposals based on:

  • The applicant’s understanding of the scope of work and our specific needs
  • The applicant’s experience of delivering similar projects
  • Quality of the proposal
  • Value for money

Additional Documents

External Evaluation Terms of Reference