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
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);
Timeframe and Budget
The consultancy starts from the February 1, 2019, and deliverables should be completed within 5-months period.
Application deadline is the January, 30 2019.
Gross budget 4000$
Additionally, the consultant will be paid travel tickets (avia) for the workshop, as well as accommodation and meals for that period.
The consultant will work with EvalEurasia and other stakeholders via electronic means (e.g., email, Skype, WhatsApp); there will be no extra payments for communication, or any other expenses.
This reflection will start with a cycle of lunchtime conferences that will take place from February to June 2019, from 12:30 to 14:00 CET; the conferences will be hosted by the External Cooperation Infopoint of the European Commission (43 Rue de la Loi - 1040 Brussels, Belgium).
All the conferences will be webcast in order to allow remote participation of colleagues based in EU Delegations and in other locations outside of Brussels; the livestreaming links will be published on the dedicated pages of the conferences and will be accessible at https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/infopoint_en and on DG DEVCO intranet.
The 2nd APEA Conference 2019 will be held in Manila, Philippines from 25 February to 1 March. The theme of the Conference is “Reducing Poverty-Enabling Peace: Evaluation for accountability, transparency and sustainable development”. The Asia Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA) is a regional organization representing national evaluation societies and networks. The conference is organized by APEA in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, UNICEF, UNFPA, 3ie and the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE). The Philippines is one of the first countries in the region to have a national evaluation policy.
Congratulations to the student teams and their coaches from Chile, Czechia, England, Germany and Mexico who participated in the inaugural World Evaluation Case Competition! Hats off to World Champions Team England and Honourable Mention Team Chile for their excellent submissions.
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
The EvalPartners Innovation Challenge in a snapshot
EvalPartners, the global partnership to strengthen national evaluation capacities, received a grant from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor of the United States Department for State for 2018-2019. The grant helps EvalPartners continue its global engagement to proactively support VOPEs by funding a new round of Peer to Peer (P2P) grants and Innovation Challenge partnerships, in addition to the development of an e-learning module and of a VOPE toolkit section on strengthening the role of Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) in democratizing learning and evaluation using Democracy, Human Rights and Governance (DRG) as a showcase.
EvalPartners defines innovation challenge as a process that:
i) Develops a product, process or service that yields new pathways to enhance an enabling environment for evaluation
ii) Imaginatively reframes or recombines different points of view and different existing elements for sufficient action or impact,
iii) Shows potential for implementation and replication
iv) Is rooted in a methodology or process, and;
v) Accounts and accommodates for risks and potential unintended consequences.
Innovation Challenge objective: The objective of this round of innovation challenges is to innovate local solutions for evaluating interventions for better democracy, enhanced human rights, and improved governance. EvalPartners seek proposals that strengthen local capacity, tools and guidelines adopted to local context for democracy, human rights and governance (DRG) evaluations.
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Kindly send the completed annex 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline for the submission of the entry form is November 30 2018, midnight GMT. Winners will be announced by December 20, 2018. All winning projects must be completed by August 31, 2019, with no possibility for extension.
EvalPartners will award a grant of up to US $20,000 each to a maximum of 4 winners. No grants will be awarded to individuals. EvalPartners reserves the right, in its sole discretion, not to award a grant to any of the proposed projects. Grant contracts will be managed by the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation.
Applications should include:
- The signature of the main applicant
- Letters of endorsement from each party to the projects, including the managing VOPE
- The bank account details should be readily available once the selection is announced (not necessary to submit with the proposal)
The United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Ethics and Code of Conduct Task Team is commissioning a mapping study to identify current good practice with regard to evaluation ethics and to pinpoint issues that need to be reflected in the revised UNEG ethics guidance and code of conduct. The task team is seeking the services of an experienced consultant to conduct this mapping and review.
The deadline for applications is Friday, 9 November 2018.