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2018 EES Conference Workshop Registrations Now Open!

European Evaluation Society 13th Biennial Conference – Thessaloniki – October 1-5, 2018
“Evaluation for more resilient societies”

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP REGISTRATIONS OPEN!

 

One-day workshops take place on Monday, October 1 and Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The EES professional development workshops provide an opportunity for evaluators and evaluation stakeholders, to access high quality, up to date and practically oriented sessions on the ever increasing and rapidly evolving body of evaluation theory and practice.

24 one-day workshops are offered for this 2018 pre-conference session, on topics such as: evaluation approaches, evaluation designs, specific methods related to various themes, evaluation & the SDGs, evaluation & gender equity, evaluation & resilience and evaluation capacity.

For more information on the programme and to register:
http://www.ees2018.eu/pre-conference-workshops.htm

For the latest news about the conference: http://www.ees2018.eu/

EES Professional Development Workshop Co-chairs

Albine Guitard
Ian C. Davies, Credentialed Evaluator

IPDET 2.0 - International Program for Development Evaluation Training, July 16th – July 27th

The website is now open to receive applications for the inaugural 2018 Bern IPDET 2.0.

Featuring a two week program, the Core Course in week one, offers a comprehensive overview of development evaluation fundamentals. The specialised workshop offerings in week two will allow participants to tailor and further deepen their learning. Please proceed to the website for program details, accommodation options as well as the portal for online application: http://www.ipdet.unibe.ch/

IPDET was developed to fill a global need that continues today for short-term, intensive, executive-level training in development evaluation. IPDET provides managers and practitioners with the generic tools required to evaluate development policies, programs and projects at the local, national, regional and global levels. A unique training initiative of the Independent Evaluation Group of the World Bank, the Centre for Evaluation (CEval), and Bern University, it is offered for the first time this summer in Bern, Switzerland. We have worked to build on the successes of the past 16 programs to offer what we believe is a world-class learning experience.

IPDET is designed for development professionals who will or are conducting, managing or using evaluations. Participants can come from government ministries or agencies in the developing world, development banks, the non-profit and foundation sectors, the United Nations system, as well as bilateral development agencies, universities, think tanks, and private sector consulting firms specializing in development evaluation. In addition, all countries are required to evaluate their contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals set in the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This makes it more important than ever to develop the capacities to conduct and commission high-quality evaluations.

Applicants can register for any combination of the program that meets their educational needs – from a two or three-day workshop to the entire two-week program. In addition to intensive learning in large and small groups, the program includes special guest speakers, networking events, participant roundtables, and more.

Please visit http://www.ipdet.unibe.ch/ for more information about the program and our group of world-class, international faculty. Apply now!

Call for Proposals for 2018 AEA International Travel Awards

The American Evaluation Association (AEA)  and the International and Cross-Cultural Evaluation Topical Interest Group (ICCE TIG) are pleased to invite professional evaluators living and practicing in developing countries to submit applications for International Travel Awards to attend and present at the 2018 AEA Annual Conference. The conference is scheduled for October 29 - November 3, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

This year we anticipate awarding nine International Travel Awards of up to $2,000 USD each. In addition to the funds, awardees also receive waived conference registration, pre/post conference workshops, and AEA membership. The awards may be used to cover travel costs (flights, visas, etc.), food, and shared accommodations. Please note that awards are paid out as reimbursement of documented expenses and are paid only to those who are selected, who attend, and who make the anticipated presentation.

 

Eligibility and How to Apply

In order to qualify for an AEA International Travel Award, all applicants must meet all criteria below:

  • Have not previously participated in AEA conferences;
  • Demonstrate good fluency in English, being able to make a professional presentation and sustain a discussion in English (applicants may be interviewed by one of the International and Cross-Cultural TIG Co-Chairs as part of the selection process);
  • Submit a complete INDIVIDUAL application (group applications will not be accepted), including cover letter, budget, curriculum vitae or resume, and two letters of reference. No applications will be considered without all of these elements;
  • Be a citizen of, and both reside and practice evaluation in, a developing country for at least two years (US citizens or those with dual citizenship between the US and a second country are not eligible. For a list of countries considered to be developing, click here;
  • Propose to present at the Evaluation 2018 conference and have at least one proposal accepted. Applicants must submit one of the following approved presentation types: Panel, Paper, Multi-paper, Roundtable, or Think Tank. Submissions that do not follow the approved formats will not be considered for these awards. If a proposal is submitted in an approved session format, but is accepted to present as a format outside of the approved list, then the submitter is not eligible for these awards.

 

Funds for the International Travel Awards are raised through generous donations to the annual AEA Silent Auction and the contributions of workshop speakers who donate their honoraria.

Visit  AEA online for more information about the International Travel Awards and submit your application material today!

Questions? Need help preparing your application materials? Please contact Shawna Hoffman at SAHoffman@rockfound.org for more information.

Request for Proposals: Evaluation of Oxfam’s work to increase citizen engagement and influence on agriculture policies and practices in Burkina Faso and Tanzania

Smallholder producers in Africa manage up to 80 percent of farmland in Africa and are responsible for the majority of the food produced (FAO 2012). Despite the central role they play in local food systems, these farmers face a variety of challenges in producing enough food and income to meet the needs of their families and contribute to broader rural development objectives. They lack access to inputs and services such as quality seeds, irrigation, reliable weather information and extension services, and rights to land and other natural resources are weak as are redress mechanisms when conflicts arise. For women, who make up almost 50 percent of agriculture labor force in sub-Saharan Africa, the risks associated with smallholder farming are compounded by gender inequalities. The gender gap in agriculture - exemplified by reduced access to agriculture resources, few resources tailored to their needs/priorities and harmful social and gender norms, laws, and policies - all further disadvantage women, which leads to lower agriculture productivity and consequently fewer economic opportunities for women and lower food supplies for them and their communities.

In 2014, African governments renewed their commitments to the Comprehensive African Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), to transform rural livelihoods and address poverty, including for women and men smallholder producers who make up a majority of those suffering from hunger. Despite this, progress against hunger has stalled and in Africa and the number of people who are food insecure has increased since 2010. While African governments have committed under CAADP to allocate 10 percent of their budgets to the agriculture sector, only Burkina Faso and Ethiopia are meeting their spending targets, and for all countries there are issues related to poor quality of agriculture policies (e.g. lack of transparency and accountability, lack of gender sensitivity) and/or lack of implementation of policies.

In order to address these issues Oxfam has been working across a number of African countries to advocate to governments to meet their CAADP commitments, improve the quality of agriculture polices and increase government accountability for implementation of strong agriculture polices designed to benefit women and men smallholder farmers. Particular attention is focused on ensuring increased awareness of the role and importance of women farmers and improved policy and practices to benefit them. While the approach varies by country, Oxfam and partners seek through this work to create increased space and capacity for civil society and farmer groups, particularly women farmers, to engage directly with their governments to advocate for themselves and hold their governments accountable. In Tanzania Oxfam has developed an innovative approach to community empowerment and engagement, called the “animator model”, through which community representatives are nominated to participate in an intensive program focused on building knowledge and skills related to accountability, negotiation and community mobilizing. These animators are then supported to apply these skills in their communities, leading citizens to take action and create change. In Burkina Faso, Oxfam and partners supported rural women leaders representing farmer’s organizations and CSO’s involved in the agricultural sector to develop the "Rural Women's Manifesto: 10 Measures to Build Burkina without Hunger", which has been the driving force behind a number of policy advocacy and campaign efforts. Oxfam and partners have used the manifesto and other opportunities to create platforms to enable dialogue between small holder farmers, farmer groups, and associations (particularly women) with political parties & politicians, government representatives, and media.

The purpose of the evaluation is to better understand the progress made and lessons learned in influencing policymakers and creating space for citizen engagement and influence on agriculture policies and practices in two of the core countries where this work is taking place - Burkina Faso and Tanzania. The primary audiences for the evaluation will be Oxfam staff and core partners1 who are part of the agriculture advocacy and active citizenship work in Burkina Faso and Tanzania, as well as other countries in Africa. Secondary audiences include Oxfam management, other Oxfam teams engaging in this type of work, and Oxfam funders.

 

Click here for the full RFP for more information including key questions and deliverables.

 

Oxfam invites bids from individuals and groups of individuals with the experience and skills described above. Please send the following to Lisa Hilt at lisa.hilt@oxfam.org by 20 February 2018, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard

The Canadian Evaluation Society (CES) 2018 Conference - Call for Proposals

The Canadian Evaluation Society warmly invites you to help promote our 2018 Conference which will be held in Calgary Alberta May 27-29, 2018 on the theme of "Co-Creation in Evaluation"

http://c2018.evaluationcanada.ca/

You are important partners in evaluation, often leading innovation by challenging and adapting methods to context, and/or seeking capacity-building and partnerships.  Please help spread the word widely among your networks and project teams involved in evaluation; especially to encourage applications for presentations and workshops!

The Call for Proposals is open until December 15, 2017.  All submissions are welcome, in English ou en français.  No extensions.  Logos are attached below the signature block.

http://c2018.evaluationcanada.ca/proposal-submission/

http://c2018.evaluationcanada.ca/fr/depot-de-propositions/

The Conference Organizing Committee has prepared some information on the co-creation theme; please  contact directly anytime:  c2018@evaluationcanada.ca

We look forward to hearing from you!

2018 Evaluators' Institute Programs

The Evaluators' Institute has just unveiled their programs for 2018: two programs in the DC region and one in Los Angeles, as well as a December 2017 online course. More information about each course is below.


Project Management and Oversight for Evaluators
Dec 5-14, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-12 am EST

An online course from The Evaluators' Institute The purpose of this course is to provide new and experienced evaluation professionals and funders with strategies, tools and skills to: (1) develop realistic evaluation plans; (2) negotiate needed adjustments when issues arise; (3) organize and manage evaluation teams; (4) monitor evaluation activities and budgets; (5) protect evaluation independence and rigor while responding to client needs; and (6) ensure the quality of evaluation products and briefings. A full description is available on our website:

https://tei.cgu.edu/events/project-management-oversight-evaluators-december-2017/

For more information, contact us at tei@cgu.edu.


February-March Program, DC Metro Area
February 26-March 10, 2018

TEI offers 2 weeks of courses on practical topics for the professional evaluator, taught in the DC metropolitan area. All courses count towards our professional certificates in evaluation, and are taught by world-renowned theorists and practitioners. Discounts are available for groups, individuals registering for multiple courses, and early registration. For a full list of courses, visit https://tei.cgu.edu/events/feb-march-program-2018/

For more information, contact us at tei@cgu.edu.


March Program, Claremont CA
March 12-17, 2018

TEI offers a week of courses on practical topics for the professional evaluator, taught in Claremont, CA (near Los Angeles). All courses count towards our professional certificates in evaluation, and are taught by world-renowned theorists and practitioners. Discounts are available for groups, individuals registering for multiple courses, and early registration. For a full list of courses, visit https://tei.cgu.edu/events/march-2018-program-claremont-ca-2/.

For more information, contact us at tei@cgu.edu.


July Program, DC Metro Area
July 9-21, 2018

TEI's flagship program offers many courses on practical topics for the professional evaluator, taught across two weeks in the DC metropolitan area. All courses count towards our professional certificates in evaluation, and are taught by world-renowned theorists and practitioners. Discounts are available for groups, individuals registering for multiple courses, and early registration. For a full list of courses, visit https://tei.cgu.edu/events/july-2018-program/.

For more information, contact us at tei@cgu.edu.

Request for Proposals: Mid-Term Review of the UNESCO Operational Strategy on Youth

Type of notice: Request for proposal
Registration level: None
Title: Mid-Term Review of the UNESCO Operational Strategy on Youth (2014-2021)
UN organization: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Reference: RFP / IOS / EVS / OSY / 2017
Published: 02-Oct-2017
Deadline: 18-Oct-2017 23:59
Time zone: (GMT 2.00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

 

The United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hereby invites qualified companies / individuals to submit proposals to conduct a Mid-Term Review of the UNESCO Operational Strategy on Youth.

The evaluation is planned to take place between October 2017 – March 2018.

Interested companies / individuals will find more information on how to obtain a complete set of Solicitation Documents by clicking on the following link:

https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/62678

Executive Leadership Programme in Evaluation and the Sustainable Development Goals

Turning Goals Into Reality

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an unprecedented global endeavour that requires transformative leadership and a new bold approach. The Agenda recognizes the critical role of evaluation in informing global and national leaders of the best way to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and will require efforts to further strengthen evaluation practices, in developing and developed countries alike.

The aspirational nature and interconnectedness of many of the Agenda’s goals will require those conducting and commissioning evaluations in both the public and private sectors to have a thorough understanding of the Agenda and its goals, targets, and indicator framework; different approaches to evaluation, such as performance-based vs. system-based approaches; as well as equity and human-rights based approaches.

The Executive Leadership Programme in Evaluation and the Sustainable Development Goals (ELPE) is a certificate training programme designed to build evaluation capacity to support the voluntary national follow up and review processes of the SDGs.

The ELPE equips leaders with the most cutting-edge knowledge and skills in the field of evaluation, including:
• Evaluative, analytic, and systems thinking
• Visioning, strategy and planning leadership skills
• Communication and advocacy skills
• Understanding impact pathways
• Developing comprehensive SDG evaluation frameworks & policies

 

Fee: $6,000

What’s included:
• 4-week online course
• 5-day face-to-face workshops in New York
• 4-week follow-up project and personalized coaching online

 

Scholarship

Efforts are being undertaken to offer a limited number of full and partial scholarships to waive or reduce fees. Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible applicants from developing countries.

 

Certification

Participants successfully completing the programme requirements, including the online course end of module assessments and actively taking part in the NY residential and follow-up coaching components, will be entitled to a Certificate of Completion. Participants not successfully completing the online course but meeting other programme requirements will be entitled to a Certificate of Participation. Certificates will be issued jointly by Claremont Graduate University and UNITAR.

 

Click here to visit the UNITAR website for more information.

Click here to view a comprehensive guide to the program in PDF form.

Bridging the Strategic Execution Gap: Call for Presenters Open - 2018 ASP Annual Conference

2018 ASP Annual Conference | Call for Presenters

The 2018 Annual Conference program committee is seeking dynamic speakers for 3 or 6 hour pre conference masterclass workshops (Wednesday, May 9, 2018) and 75 minute conference breakout sessions (Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, 2018).

Bridging the Strategic Execution Gap

Across sectors of our disrupted economy, there is growing awareness that, as key leaders formulate strategy for their organizations, a gap in understanding, performance, and execution often occurs for those charged with implementing the initiatives flowing from the strategy. This gap invariably translates into unwanted costs, lost opportunities and the failure to execute.

The 2018 Conference is an opportunity to invite professional colleagues from related disciplines to join with us to establish a better understanding of the strategy execution gap. From this shared understanding, we are looking for new insights, tools and techniques that will help each profession bridge their vector of the gap.

Submission deadline: Friday, October 13 at 5 PM ET

Click here to submit!

Professional Development Workshops, August 17-22, 2017

The Claremont Evaluation Center provides world-class practical and theoretical training workshops in evaluation and applied research.

This longstanding series, taught by leading academics and seasoned practitioners, is made even more accessible by highly interactive online webcasts. Previous years have consistently brought hundreds of participants to Claremont from across the globe, representing an exciting cross-section of the private and public sectors.

Workshops include practical topics (such as grant writing, running an evaluation consulting agency, and working with stakeholders) as well as rigorous methodological topics (qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods, appreciative inquiry, blue marble, and more).

August 17-22, 2017

Professionals: $100 per one-day workshop

Students: $50 per one-day workshop

https://research.cgu.edu/claremont-evaluation-center/professional-development-workshops/

Call and Registration form WBEN Conference 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS
2nd REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR EVALUATORS IN THE WESTERN BALKANS
25-26 X 2017, HOTEL INTERNATIONAL, ZAGREB

 

Organised by the Western Balkan Evaluation Network (WBEN), Croatian Evaluation Network/Institute of Economics, Zagreb (HEM/EIZ) and Croatian Section of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA)

The PROGRAMME BOARD of the 2nd Regional conference of Western Balkan Evaluators invites members of evaluation networks and other interested experts that deal with evaluation of public policies, programmes and projects to submit abstracts based on practical evaluation experience and/or scientific research to be presented at the conference by 15th July 2017.

Working languages of the conference are English, Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Slovenian and Serbian. Authors can submit their abstract in one of the mentioned languages and present in the language of own choice. The plenary sessions and round table will be facilitated in English. Parallel sessions will be facilitated in accordance with languages of the majority of authors and audience in the session.

MAIN CONFERENCE THEMES ARE:

  • PRACTICE: State of practice and system of policy impact evaluation in states, sectors, regions; perspectives of specific experiences and published evaluation studies.
  • CHALLENGES: Challenges in evaluation theory, methodology, systems, standards or ethics.
  • INTERNATIONAL APPROACHES TO EVALUATION: Evaluation systems and broader evaluation challenges of the EU, international donors, UN and other global evaluation protagonists.
  • EVALUATION COMMUNITY: Organisation and functioning of evaluation communities in the region.
  • NETWORKING: Regional cooperation of evaluators – experiences from the regional network/s.

We INVITE AUTHORS to prepare abstracts and include the following information:

  1. Name, surname, organisation, contact information (E-mail, Telephone, Address)
  2. Presentation Title (cca. 10 words)
  3. Abstract text between 300-500 words including a brief problem description, research objective, case studz or methodological issues that will be presented, key findings, results, and conclusion with reference to evaluation methods, practice or experiences relevant for networking activities of evaluators. Mention 2-3 references to cited literature/publications.
  4. For PLENARY AND PARALLEL SESSIONS presentations have to be prepared as visual support to the presentation content to be presented by the author. Please, prepare the presentation in „power-point format” or similar and it should last for 15-20 minutes.
  5. For the POSTER session authors prepare a schematic/graphic presentation of a selected theme, which will be presented during the session breaks.

ABSTRACTS CAN BE SENT by e-mail to any of the Programme Board Members, and for any further help, feel free to contact: nermin.oruc@gmail.com  (BiH); idokic@eizg.hr  (Croatia), beti@basme.com.mk (Macedonia; Montenegro), bradej@gmail.com (Slovenia); svetlana_stanarevic@yahoo.com (Serbia). Information is available at: http://www.sdeval.si/ or http://www.eizg.hr/.

Confirmation about the selection results will be sent to the Authors by 10th September 2017.

 

Call for Papers and Registration Form (Download PDF) (Download Word Document)

EvalPartners is pleased to launch the 2017 round of "Innovation Challenges"

Dear colleagues

EvalPartners is pleased to launch the 2017 round of "Innovation Challenges" thanks to a generous contribution from the Government of Finland. The objective of this round of innovation challenges is to pilot, experiment and implement advocacy ideas for evidence-based approaches that can help bring on board “non-traditional” evaluation actors to harness their contribution to EvalAgenda 2020.

Discussions during the 3rd Global Evaluation Forum which organized by EvalPartners in Bishkek – Kyrgyzstan in April 2017 concluded that “… there is a need to build the demand for evaluation results among a broad range of stakeholders, including parliamentarians, private sector, academe, civil society groups, citizens, and the media. This demand should be institutionalized through corresponding laws and policies on evaluation practice and use. As translation of SDGs to national and local levels remains a challenge, one of the functions of evaluation is to make SDGs meaningful for various stakeholders and in various contexts…” This is exactly what this innovation challenge is trying to address, by opening-up the boundaries of evaluation practice beyond evaluators and commissioners of evaluation.

EvalPartners will privilege out-of-the-box, agile and quick turnaround actions in response to this call. Unlike the Peer to Peer (P2P) mechanism which is exclusively restricted to VOPEs, Innovation Challenges are open to VOPEs, but also non-profits, academia, advocacy coalitions, think-tanks and other Civil Society Organizations, as long as they engage into an organic partnership with one or VOPEs from the Global South. Outcome of the Innovation Challenges are expected to inform the 2018-2020 action plan of EvalPartners.

We look forward receiving your proposals and working together with you on new "challenges".

Ziad Moussa
President, IOCE
Co-Chair, EvalPartners

 

Call for Application for the 2017 Innovation Challenge (PDF) (Word)

Application Form (PDF) (Word)

The Drosos Foundation is seeking national consultant(s) to facilitate the articulation of an overarching M&E framework

The Drosos Foundation is seeking national consultant​(s​) to facilitate the articulation of an overarching M&E framework for the foundation’s work in Egypt in addition to the formulation of the different KPIs ​for the different programs.

Further details on the assignment including application procedures are in the attached ToR. For those who are interested, please send your technical and financial proposals by June 20, 2017 to the following email address: cairo@drosos.org

Un Women Tunisia - Consultant to conduct an evaluation of the project « Appui à la création de mécanismes intersectoriels pour la prise en charge des femmes victimes de violence dans le Grand Tunis »

UN Women in Tunisia is recruiting a consultant to conduct an evaluation of the project « Appui à la création de mécanismes intersectoriels pour la prise en charge des femmes victimes de violence dans le Grand Tunis ». Please find the link to the TOR below.  The deadline is the 2nd June.

http://www.onu-tn.org/Appels-offres/609_Appel_a_consultation_pour_levaluation_finale_externe_du_projet__Appui_a_la_creation_de_mecanis.html

Consultancy Assignment - Developing communication and advocacy materials for the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation

Terms of reference for Consultancy Assignment

Introduction

The parliamentarians’ movement for evaluation has rapidly grown in the past few years, particularly during 2014-2015. Regional parliamentarians’ fora were created in Africa, East Asia, (www.pfeea.org), Latin America (https://foropelac.wordpress.com/) and MENA. The first ever parliamentarians’ forum, the Parliamentarians Forum for Development Evaluation (PFDE) was established in South Asia in early 2013 (www.pfde.net). The African Parliamentarians Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) was initiated at the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) conference held in Yaounde, Cameroon in March 2014. Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE) was launched on 25 Nov 2015 at the Parliament of Nepal while celebrating the International Year of Evaluation 2015.

GPFE had the network meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in the context of EvalPartners Global Forum and one of the recommendations was to develop advocacy and communication materials. It is needed to communicate parliamentarians on messages on GPFE, evaluation, Sustainable Development Goals in a simple message so that they understand the importance of them. GPFE currently has a website and a webpage on EvalPartmers website. Also a preliminary brochure is available which does not include recent updates. Therefore communication and advocacy materials would be important to get more parliamentarians engaged in promotion of evaluation. This work will be entrusted with a consultant.

 

Tasks of the consultant

The consultant is expected to perform the tasks listed below in consultation with the GPFE Steering Committee members, GPFE members, members of regional parliamentarians’ fora and of their executive committees, and individuals in organizations supporting the GPFE.

  1. Identify needs of communication and advocacy materials in consultation with GPFE Steering Committee and members.
  2. Finalize themes and outline of identified materials.
  3. Finalize content of materials.
  4. Coordinate translation of materials in to French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian.
  5. Finalize lay out of the materials with necessary visuals (web version and printed version)

 

Deliverables of the consultancy

The consultant is expected to submit following deliverables:

  1. Recommendations to the GPFE for communication and advocacy materials.
  2. Finalized materials.
  3. Final printed and web versions.

 

Qualifications of the consultant

We are looking for a consultant who

  • Has a Master degree in social development, evaluation, political science or related field.
  • Expertise and experience in developing communication and advocacy materials.
  • Understands or have experience in evaluation.
  • Has good understanding of the parliamentarians’ initiative, and global parliamentarians’ forum.
  • Has good knowledge and experience in working with parliamentarians.

Being a reputed professional in the evaluation field is an added advantage.

Knowledge on EvalPartners, IOCE and EvalPartners networks is an added advantage.

 

Time frame and budget:

  1. The consultancy starts on 1st of July 2017 and deliverables should be completed within three months period.
  2. Application deadline is the 5th of June 2017 and selection will be finalized by the 20th of June.
  3. The fee for the total consultancy is USD 6,000 which will be paid after submitting the final products.
  4. The consultancy fee does not include translation cost. Cost for the translation will be paid separately to translators directly by IOCE.
  5. Management of the consultancy and payments will be done in line with IOCE management procedures.
  6. It is expected that the consultant will get input from stakeholders via electronic means (e.g., email, Skype); there will be no extra payments for communication, travel, or any other expenses.

 

Application and Selection:

Please send your application (CV and the cover letter) to Lynn Burgess by 5th June 2017:

Lynn Burgess lynn@ioce.net

Only short listed applicants will be notified with next steps.

 

Click here to view a PDF version of the Terms of Reference.

Consultancy Assignment - Defining membership, governance and developing a constitution for the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation

Terms of reference for Consultancy Assignment

Introduction

The parliamentarians’ movement for evaluation has rapidly grown in the past few years, particularly during 2014-2015. Regional parliamentarians’ fora were created in Africa, East Asia, (www.pfeea.org), Latin America (https://foropelac.wordpress.com/) and MENA. The first ever parliamentarians’ forum, the Parliamentarians Forum for Development Evaluation (PFDE) was established in South Asia in early 2013 (www.pfde.net). The African Parliamentarians Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) was initiated at the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) conference held in Yaounde, Cameroon in March 2014. Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE) was launched on 25 Nov 2015 at the Parliament of Nepal while celebrating the International Year of Evaluation 2015.

GPFE is currently governed by a Steering Committee comprised of one parliamentarian from each geographical region. Currently members of the GPFE are individual parliamentarians rather than regional fora or national parliaments. The compatibility of GPFE objectives with regional parliamentarians fora objectives is also at issue. Therefore a decision was made at the Third Global Evaluation Forum in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan that GPFE should define its membership and governance, and develop a constitution. This work will be entrusted with a consultant.

 

Tasks of the consultant

The consultant is expected to perform the tasks listed below in consultation with the GPFE Steering Committee members, GPFE members, members of regional parliamentarians’ fora and of their executive committees, and individuals in organizations supporting the GPFE.

  1. Define the goals of the GPFE and their alignment with regional parliamentarians’ fora.
  2. Define the membership to the GPFE (including criteria, process for becoming a member, membership request application, membership fee if any, member rights and obligations etc.).
  3. Define the governance structure (including the structure of the GPFE, the distribution of power and responsibility, the election of the Chair, the composition of the Steering Committee, selection/election of Steering Committee members, their role, duration of the term, accountability, etc.).
  4. Define options for the relationship and alignment with regional parliamentarians’ fora.
  5. Draft a constitution for GPFE with all the necessary elements in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
  6. Incorporate feedback and finalize the constitution.
  7. Develop an implementation strategy.
  8. For each step above, consultation of relevant stakeholders is crucial.

 

Deliverables of the consultancy

The consultant is expected to submit following deliverables:

  1. Draft and final goals, membership rules, and governance strategy.
  2. Draft and final constitution.
  3. Draft and final implementation strategy.
  4. Account of recommendations from stakeholder.
  5. Presentation to the current GPFE Steering Committee on the deliverables.

 

Qualifications of the consultant

We are looking for a consultant who

  • Has a Master degree in social development, evaluation, political science or related field.
  • Understands or have experience in evaluation.
  • Has good understanding of the parliamentarians’ initiative, regional parliamentarians’ forum, and global parliamentarians’ forum.
  • Has good knowledge and experience in working with parliamentarians.
  • Has experience and good knowledge on defining membership and governance rules.
  • Has experience and good knowledge on developing a constitution for a global network.

Being a reputed professional in the evaluation field is an added advantage.

Knowledge on EvalPartners, IOCE and EvalPartners networks is an added advantage.

 

Time frame and budget:

  • The consultancy starts on 1st of July 2017 and deliverables should be completed within three months period.
  • Application deadline is the 5th of June 2017 and selection will be finalized by the 20th of June.
  • The fee for the total consultancy is USD 6,000 which will be paid after submitting the final products.
  • Management of the consultancy and payments will be done in line with IOCE management procedures.
  • It is expected that the consultant will get input from stakeholders via electronic means (e.g., email, Skype); there will be no extra payments for communication, travel, or any other expenses.

 

Application and Selection:

Please send your application (CV and cover letter) to Lynn Burgess by the 5th June 2017:

Lynn Burgess lynn@ioce.net

Only short listed applicants will be notified with next steps.

 

Click here to view a PDF version of the Terms of Reference.

Monitoring and Evaluation Leader position at WorldFish

WorldFish uses its technical and scientific expertise in fisheries and aquaculture to develop and deliver research advances, transformational impacts and policy recommendations that help the millions who are dependent on fish. Our research is focused on three interlinked challenges of sustainable aquaculture, resilient small-scale fisheries, and enhancing the contributions of fish to nutrition of the poor in the places where we can make the most difference. By using an integrated, multidisciplinary approach, WorldFish addresses critical gaps in research that need to be filled to build evidence on the most promising pathways to impact.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Leader will play a key global science role in WorldFish, setting and ensuring quality standards for monitoring and evaluation research associated with the new CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH) and the WorldFish strategy for 2017-2022.

Deadline: 15th June 2017

Click here for more information.

UNICEF Belgrade seeks to evaluate the impact of its efforts to strengthen social welfare system to advance child protection with a focus on child care reform in Serbia (2013 – 2017) - RFP 2017-9131275

UNICEF Belgrade seeks to evaluate the impact of its efforts to strengthen social welfare system to advance child protection with a focus on child care reform in Serbia (2013 – 2017) - RFP 2017-9131275 and Its efforts to strengthen implementation of justice for children system in the Republic of Serbia (2010 – 2017) - RFP 2017-9131277. 

Both RFPs can be found here:

http://www.unicef.rs/radite-sa-nama/roba-i-usluge/

Deadline May 24, 2017 14:00 (CET time)

This Request for Proposal is posted for the UNICEF Office in Serbia.

Review of Adolescent Participation in UNICEF Programme Monitoring and Evaluation

The Evaluation Office is seeking an individual consultant to conduct a review on UNICEF’s existing practices regarding adolescent participation in programme monitoring and evaluation. The position entails a content analysis of existing UNICEF studies/evaluations and select practitioner guidebooks on adolescent participation in monitoring and evaluation, interviews with UNICEF staff members engaged in this work, and a user-friendly report or creative output to summarize the findings.

Evaluation of UNESCO’s International Convention against Doping in Sport

UNESCO has been working in the field of physical education and sport since the 1970s when ministers and senior officials first met under its auspices. The Organization’s work in the field culminated with the adoption of the International Convention against Doping in Sport (hereafter the Convention) on 19 October 2015. Entering into force on 1 February 2007, the Convention became the most successful convention in the history of UNESCO in terms of rhythm of ratification after adoption. It is now the second most ratified of all UNESCO treaties.

The purpose of the Convention is to promote the prevention of and the fight against doping in sport, with a view to its elimination. It has been designed to coordinate and compel governmental action in specific areas beyond the domain of the sports movement. Whereas the World Anti-Doping Code (created in 2004) only applies to members of sports organizations, the reach by the Convention of governments aims for a more systematic approach to antidoping involving a broad range of actors. (See Annex for a detailed description of the implementation modalities.)

The year 2017 marks the tenth anniversary since the Convention’s entry into force. To date,
however, UNESCO’s work to support its implementation has never been evaluated.

UNESCO's Internal Oversight Service is looking for a consultant to conduct the Evaluation of UNESCO’s International Convention against Doping in Sport. The deadline for submission of proposals is 17 May 2017. Please see the attached Terms of Reference for more information and instructions.

AEA Summer Institute 2017

June 4-7, 2017
Atlanta, GA
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
Over 30 workshops related to different aspects of evaluation

 

Who should attend?

Evaluators, applied researchers, grantmakers, foundation program officers, nonprofit administrators, social science students, you! Sessions are filled on a first-come basis. 


What is the format?

Three keynote addresses, five rotations of three-hour and forty-minute training sessions, plus two group lunches to allow for networking among conference attendees. 


Who is presenting?

Experts who have conducted evaluations in a variety of settings, nationally known authors, those working on the cutting edge, evaluation experts and outstanding trainers.


What will I learn?

You choose! Topics range from Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses; to Project Management, Logic Modeling, Reporting, Theory to Practice, Cultural Competence, and more. 


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Consultant to conduct an Evaluation of UNESCO’s programme interventions on girls’ and women’s education

The purpose of this evaluation is to inform decision-making and provide evidence-based recommendations on how to strengthen and sustain current girls’ and women’s education initiatives undertaken by UNESCO. The evaluation will also generate evidence on UNESCO’s performance in specific interventions implemented with the aim to improve education outcomes for girls and women, and to promote gender equality in education.

The principal objectives of the evaluation are to:
i) Ascertain the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, results and sustainability of initiatives
spearheaded by UNESCO to advance girls’ and women’s education.
ii) Clarify the strategic role and positioning of UNESCO in supporting girls’ and women’s education
at regional and country levels.
iii) Provide conclusions and actionable recommendations that can shape future programming and
implementation by UNESCO of initiatives aiming at girls’ and women’s education.

 

Click here to view the Terms of Reference.

 

How to submit a proposal

Your electronic offer comprising of a technical proposal and a financial proposal, attached in two separate
files
, shall be sent to the following email address no later than Wednesday 19 April 2017, 23:59 CET:
ios@unesco.org
For any requests for clarification, please contact Ms Martina Rathner (m.rathner@unesco.org).

Evaluation Capacity Building with The Evaluators’ Institute's (TEI) Summer Programs

Register Now for
The Evaluators’ Institute (TEI)
In June and July!

June 4-7, 2017 in Atlanta, GA

TEI is teaming up with the AEA for this year’s American Evaluation Association Summer Institute in Atlanta! Learn more about our pre-conference course on Culture and Evaluation and special workshop deliveries by TEI Faculty.

 

July 10-22, 2017 in Washington DC Metropolitan Area

Our biggest delivery of 2017 will be coming soon to the DC Metropolitan Area! TEI invites you to explore course descriptions and information for our flagship July program at https://tei.cgu.edu/events/july-2017-program/. Early bird and group discounts are available, so reserve your spot today! 

This series is perfect for evaluation professionals who are looking to improve their skills and credentials. All courses build towards our TEI Certificates in Evaluation.

Click here to view the full July schedule.

EvalPartners Newsletter #35 (February 2017)

In this issue: Highlights of the Month, Breakfast Event for Parliament, Government, Media and ESK Members, Development of a Mentoring Program for YEE: International Survey Results, Implementation of SDGs in Tunisia , Blended Capacity Building on Evaluation for Public Officials and Parliamentarians, Progress of SDGs in Japan and more!

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Consultancy: the development of a Theory of Change of the “Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative”

Job Number: 503132 | Vacancy Link
Location: Programme Division, UNICEF NYHQ
Work Type : Consultancy

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF’s Programme Division in New York is looking for a qualified professional to reconstruct a Theory of Change narrative of the BAI, and provide recommendations for the future evaluation of the BAI.

The full TOR (purpose, objectives, scope, methodology, timeframe, etc) can be found here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=503132

Interested candidates may apply online through the link above.   Closing Date 8 Mar 2017 Eastern Standard Time

Call for Abstracts: 6th Biennial International Conference of Sri Lanka Evaluation Association - 2017

Actioning Evaluation - Key to Sustainable Development

The Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEvA) is a voluntary civil society organisation established in 1999, by an interested group of professionals from the government, private sector and non-governmental organisations. One of the flagship events conducted by SLEvA is the Biennial International Conference in Sri Lanka which attracts both local and foreign presentations and participation.

This year's Conference theme is Actioning Evaluation - Key to Sustainable Development (SD). Authors can submit manuscripts under any of the following themes but not limited to.

•    Evidence Based Decision Making
•    Global & National Indicators on SD
•    Capacity Building for SD
•    Data Management
•    Role of Evaluators in SD
•    Role of Corporate Sector in SD
•    Innovative Approaches in M&E
•    Lessons Learned
•    New Technologies in M&E

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of 300 to 500 words by the deadline of 30th March 2017 to sleva.sec@gmail.com. The Conference will be followed by Post-Conference Workshops on 21st and 22nd September 2017.

 

Deadline of Submission of Abstracts - 30th Mar 2017

Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts - 27th April 2017

Deadline of Submission of Full papers - 15th June 2017

Notification of Acceptance of Full Papers - 13th July 2017

Deadline of Submission of Final Papers - 24th Aug 2017

Conference - 19th & 20th Sep 2017

 

Contact Information

SLEvA Secretariat
120/10, "Vidya Mandiraya"
Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07
Sri Lanka
Tel: +9411 2696235
E-mail: sleva.sec@gmail.com
Website: http://www.sleva.lk/

 

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