TOR - Development of participatory policy evaluation toolkit to improve democracy, human rights and governance (DRG) outcomes/ based on DRG approach


Terms of Reference

Development of participatory policy evaluation toolkit to improve democracy, human rights and governance (DRG) outcomes/ based on DRG approach

 

Location: Remote Based with travel for one-day-workshop
Type: Individual consultancy
Language (s) Required: English is required, knowledge of Russian is an advantage
Travel: Yes
Timeframe: During February –June, 2019 period
Application Deadline: January 30, 2019

 

Background

In the frames of EvalPartners Innovation Challenge initiative: Strengthening the Role of VOPEs in Democratizing Learning and Evaluation: Democracy, Human Rights and Governance as a Showcase - Localizing Democracy, Rights and Governance Evaluation Practices, Eurasian Alliance of National Evaluation Associations receives a grant to implement the project "Empower2act: effective evaluation tools for defense and advocacy of democracy, human rights and participation in governance" aimed at the development of a value-driven policy evaluation toolkit based on participatory approach and to be used by evaluation practitioners, civil society activists and other stakeholders for the monitoring of policy development/implementation outcomes along with the promotion of the importance of DRG monitoring and evaluation through innovative advocacy campaign (e.g. cartoons, comics, visual story-telling, etc.).

Enabling environment - to contribute to creation of enabling environment for policy evaluation through wide spreading of advocacy campaigns by presenting evaluation as a value-driven tool for participative policy based on principles of equity, gender equality and social justice thus raising awareness of different groups of stakeholders on importance of evaluation;

Institutional capacities - empower Voluntary Organisations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) from the region as well as regional initiative of Young and Emerging Evaluators with effective approaches to promote evaluation in general and
efficient localized methods for DRG monitoring and evaluation in particular (advocacy campaign, webinars, toolkit, workshop); to support development of the community of evaluators in Belarus through engagement of belarusian evaluators in the workshop as there is no evaluation association in the Belarus yet;

Individual capacities - to equip evaluators from the region, including  young and emerging evaluators, as well as civil society activists with effective localized tool for policy monitoring and evaluation, thus enhancing their individual capabilities for DRG evaluation with the emphasis on transparency, accountability and progress towards common good;

Inter-linkages - to increase the collaboration of civil society organizations working in the sphere of DRG in the region with the evaluators in order to promote effective DRG outcomes monitoring and evaluation practices (webinars, workshop);

 

Scope of Work and Job Specifications

The purpose of the Toolkit is to equip evaluators from the EECA region, including young and emerging evaluators, as well as civil society activists with effective localized tool for policy evaluation, thus enhancing their individual capabilities for DRG evaluation with the emphasis on transparency, accountability and progress towards common good. It should include evaluation practices from EECA region and/or adapted to region needs.

The Toolkit should include (app. 25-30 pages):

The target audience includes:

During the development of the Toolkit:

 

Deliverables

 

Timeframe and Budget

The consultancy starts from the February 1, 2019, and deliverables should be completed within 5-months period.

 

Application and Selection

The following documents should be submitted to by applying candidates no later than by January 30, 2019:

  1. CV
  2. A cover letter, highlighting the applicant’s relevant experience and qualifications that will allow her/him to complete the assignment successfully with all its deliverables per this ToR. Please, include in the cover later short outline of the proposed toolkit (max. 500 words).
  3. The participation on the workshop will be organized by EvalEurasia separately.

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for the next steps. Thank you!