OVERVIEW AND OBJECTIVES OF THE EVALUATION
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is engaging in an external evaluation of WILPF International programme work. WILPF is seeking proposal submission from expert evaluators. The main purpose of the evaluation is to assess the performance of WILPF International programmes’s methods and work in relation to relevance, effectiveness and impact for the time period 2015-2016. The evaluation is a learning opportunity for WILPF and we are looking for an evaluator to engage with WILPF in a participatory process. It is expected to yield concrete recommendations for improvement for WILPF’s work and suggested actions, if any, for both immediate and long-term implementation. As such, it is also intended to inform the development of WILPF’s next programme plan for period 2017 – 2022.
The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) with National Sections covering every continent, an International Secretariat based in Geneva, and a New York office focused on the work of the United Nations (UN). Since our establishment in 1915, we have brought together women from around the world who are united in working for peace by non-violent means and promoting political, economic and social justice for all. Our approach is always non-violent, and we use existing international legal and political frameworks to achieve fundamental change in the way states conceptualise and address issues of gender, militarism, peace and security. The focus of this evaluation will be on the work of the four international programmes (Human Rights, Disarmament, Women, Peace and Security and Crisis Response) and include the supporting core functions (Communications, Office Management and Finance).
METHODOLOGY AND DELIVERABLES
The scope of work for the evaluation should include (but not limited to):
Evaluation design and planning;
Document review (key documents to be provided by WILPF);
At least 20 key stakeholder interviews, including representatives of regional networks, members, and UN representatives;
Mapping and guidance on monitoring and evaluation system;
Writing final report and preparing a presentation; and
Participate and present results at a meeting with programme team (mid August 2016).
The criteria for evaluation should focus on relevance, effectiveness measured against the goals and objectives of programme work. The kinds of questions include:
Relevance: Are the activities and outputs consistent with the overall goal and the attainment of the objectives? Are the activities and outputs consistent with the intended impacts and effects? And to what extent are the objectives still valid?
Effectiveness: To what extent were the objectives achieved, or are likely to be achieved? What were the major factors influencing the achievement or non-achievement of these objectives?
Impact, intended and unintended: What were positive and negative change as a result of the programme? What were the main impacts and effects resulting from the programme on the objectives? And what real difference has the activity made to the key target groups?
The final product of the consultancy should be a comprehensive document (approx. 20-30 pages) presenting conclusions from the evaluation, which includes recommendations for future action and improvements. The report shall be written in English. In the final report, the evaluators will offer conclusions, recommendations, models and lessons learned about the effectiveness, impact, and relevance of WILPF. The final report should make it possible to establish:
What interventions worked well and should continue; which did not work well but should be strengthened, and how; and what interventions did not work well and should be discontinued.
What are the specific challenges ahead, and what new interventions are promising for the next strategic phase.
A summary of key qualitative and quantitative achievements.
What are specific recommended next steps; and recommendations/mapping of monitoring and evaluation model.
REPORTING AND COMMUNICATION
Throughout the evaluation process, the evaluators will remain in frequent contact with WILPF. Maria Butler, Director of Global Programmes will be a key contact to report on progress and request any information or support needed to conduct the evaluation. WILPF will undertake dissemination of evaluation results, including sharing the report or a summary with partners and donors.
EVALUATION TEAM QUALIFICATIONS
Qualified consultant/s with complementary skills and experience will be sought to conduct the evaluation. Qualifications include:
Academic and/or professional background and experience in the fields of peace, gender equality, advocacy and/or political work.
At least 7 years of professional experience in conducting evaluations and background/work in monitoring and evaluation.
Knowledge and experience in organisational and management structure.
Experience working with global networks and/or feminist organisations.
Knowledge of most significant change method or other relevant methodology suitable for evaluation of networks.
DETAILS AND HOW TO SUBMIT:
We estimate that the consultant/s would need approx. total of 20-30 days for this project.
The estimate that evaluation timeline should be June-July 2016 and completed by August 2016
A team of two consultants is preferred.
Participation of at least one of the team in a 1-2 day meeting in August 2016 (location Geneva) is required.
We invite consultants to express their interest in the assignment by submitting the following:
Short letter of interest (1 page)
Draft outline for the evaluation process of maximum 2 pages
Draft budget estimate including travel to Geneva for meeting.
Send to Ashish at amahajan (a) wilpf.ch by Friday May 27, 2016 with the email subject “Evaluation- insertyour name”
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