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Qualified Evaluators sought for the Evaluation of PAHO's Regional Office of Technical Cooperation in the Caribbean

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is recruiting an independent evaluator for the evaluation of the Regional level of Technical Cooperation in the Caribbean. The objectives of this assignment are to examine the extent to which technical cooperation needs are being met, review human resources and determine whether functions match what is needed. and to make recommendations to improve processes, methods and policies.  Evaluators should have a good understanding of the health situation in the Caribbean and have experience in organizational governance, managerial approaches and institutional strengthening. CVs and brief proposals should be sent to evaluation@paho.org by April 26, 2019Click here to view the ToR with more information.

2nd Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific Conference

2nd Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific Conference
30-31 October 2019

Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok

http://www.energy-evaluation.org/conference-home

The 2nd Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific Conference provides an opportunity for energy policy makers and program managers, evaluators, academics and energy professionals in the Asia Pacific region to come together to share their experience and work together to address common issues and concerns.

Abstracts are sought on a wide range of energy program evaluation themes for presentation as either an oral, panel or poster.

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, 6 May 2019

For more information visit www.energy-evaluation.org/conference-home/abstracts

7th Biennial South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association Conference

7th Biennial South African
Monitoring and Evaluation Association Conference
Hosted by SAMEA

21–25 October 2019, Emperor’s Palace, Gauteng, South Africa

The South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) invites you to its biennial Monitoring and Evaluation
(M&E) Conference to be held at Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa from 21st to 25th October
2019. The conference consists of:

• Pre-conference workshops: 21st to 22nd October 2019.
• Conference: 23rd to 25th October 2019.

The theme for this year’s conference is: “Shaping M&E for a Sustainable Future”.

Click here to view the Conference information PDF.

 

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Click here to learn more.

Feedback on the acceptance of each proposal received will be given by 10 May 2019. The deadline for the submission of full workshop material is 4 October 2019.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Evaluation of UNESCO’s thematic area of work “History, memory and intercultural dialogue for inclusive societies”

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hereby invites qualified companies/individuals to submit proposals to conduct an Evaluation of UNESCO’s thematic area of work “History, memory and intercultural dialogue for inclusive societies”.

The time schedule for the evaluation is planned between March and August 2019. Your electronic offer, comprising a technical and financial proposal attached in two separate files, shall be sent to ios@unesco.org no later than 28 March 2019 at 23:59 hours (CET), in strict compliance with the instructions as stipulated in the Solicitation Documents.

Click here to view the Procurement Notice.

Call for Expression of Interest for Evaluation of UNICEF’s Country Programme in Turkey

Background

The purpose of this Call for Expression of Interest is to recruit one team leader and three independent evaluation team members to work together as a team on a country programme evaluation in Turkey. The Team Leader will be overall responsible for the quality and submission of all main evaluation deliverables towards which all team members will contribute as explained below.

UNICEF is looking for four consultants to be contracted on individual consultancy contracts. Company or institutional contracts will not be considered. 

For more information, click here.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a  CV and an established daily rate to Ms. Karine Sukiasyan (ksukiasyan@unicef.org) together with an indication of the position for which they express their interest (team leader and/or team member) and  their established daily rate/honorarium by 29th March 2019.  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Thematic Evaluation of Women’s Economic Empowerment Programming undertaken by UN Women Nepal

Reference: UNW-NPL-RFP-2019-002
Beneficiary country(ies): Nepal
Published on: 14-Mar-2019
Deadline on: 08-Apr-2019 10:00 (GMT 5.45) Kathmandu

Description
The main purpose of this thematic evaluation is to contribute to enhancing UN Women Nepal’s approach to women’s economic empowerment and strengthening implementation of the 2018 - 2022 Strategic Note.  The evaluation will generate knowledge and organizational learning on what works and doesn’t to advance gender equality through women’s economic empowerment and leadership.  Thus, the findings will be used for strategic revisions and programmatic decisions.  The evaluation will also support accountability to donors and partners for implementation and results of specific WEE projects.

The overall goal of the thematic evaluation is to assess the effectiveness and sustainability of UN Women Nepal’s WEE programmes.  To achieve this goal, the formative evaluation will focus on the following specific objectives:

1. Assess the relevance of UN Women Nepal’s WEE approach to advancing gender equality in Nepal in the context of federalism and the 2015 Constitution;

2. Assess effectiveness and organizational efficiency in progress towards the achievement of results defined in the 2014-2017 and 2018-22 strategic plans;

3. Analyze how human rights approach and gender equality principles are integrated in WEE area of work.

4. Identify and validate lessons learned, good practice examples and innovations of work supported by UN Women Nepal;

5. Provide actionable recommendations with respect to UN Women’s WEE strategies and approaches.

For details, please click here.

RFP 06/2019 de UNICEF: “Evaluación de diseño e implementación del modelo de sanciones no privativas de libertad”

Por la presente, damos difusión a la solicitud de propuestas RFP 06/2019 de UNICEF: “Evaluación de diseño e implementación del modelo de sanciones no privativas de libertad”.

Las especificaciones del llamado y el plazo para la presentación de las propuestas se encuentran detallados en el documento adjunto.

Fecha de cierre del llamado: 05/04/2019

RFP 06-2019 Evaluación de modelo sanciones no privativas de libertad

Anexo A - Términos y Condiciones Generales de Contratación de Servicios UNICEF

10th EVALSDGS/IIED Briefing paper is now available online!

As many of you are aware, IIED and EVALSDGs are publishing a series of briefings about evaluation and the SDGs.  The Briefings are designed to help promote effective conduct and use of evaluation in SDGs implementation, follow-up and review.

We are delighted to let you know that the 10TH EVALSDGs Briefing Paper is now available online at the link below. The title is: Equity-focused, gender-responsive evidence: a blind spot in VNR reporting. For this issue EVALSDGs partnered with the EvalGender+ and UN Women Independent Evaluation Service.

http://pubs.iied.org/17497IIED/

This issue analyses 46 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) presented at the 2018 High-level Political Forum (HLPF).  Main findings include that, although monitoring is strong, evaluation receives almost no attention; VNR reporting is not incorporating evaluative evidence, particularly equity-focused and gender-responsive evidence; and that access to disaggregated data is a core challenge to tracking progress.

Nevertheless, countries are actively looking for solutions, recognising that gender equality is an enabler and accelerator in achieving all the SDGs; and that equity-focused, gender responsive implementation, assessment and evaluation of the 2030 Agenda offers an opportunity for transformative change to achieve gender equality and equity in the SDGs era and beyond.

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer P2, P3 and P4 - World Food Programme FIT Pool

The World Food Programme (WFP) is in search for qualified M&E professionals to be part of their new Future International Talent Pool (FIT Pool)

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer P2: https://www.devex.com/jobs/monitoring-evaluation-officer-p2-fit-pool-all-locations-613969

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer P3: https://www.devex.com/jobs/monitoring-evaluation-officer-p3-fit-pool-all-locations-613975

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer P4: https://www.devex.com/jobs/monitoring-evaluation-officer-p4-fit-pool-all-locations-613976

More details can be found in the links above. The deadline for applications is March 3, 2019.

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):

  • Theoretical Section: overview, introduction tokey criteria to guide the process and content of policy evaluation, as well as other relevant materials on policy evaluation standards and principles with the emphasis of DRG approach.
  • Practical section: practitioner supplements that include templates, checklists and other practical tools for conducting DRG evaluation (including application of new technologies).

The target audience includes:

  • Evaluators, including young and emerging
  • Civil society activists, DRG practitioners and consultants
  • Other individuals or organisations with an interest in the topic, or involved in such assessments.

During the development of the Toolkit:

  • Conduct desk-based research, gather and review relevant standards, guides and toolkits
  • Consult (remotely, e.g. via skype) with evaluators and civil society activists (especially in DRG area)to gather their recommendations for the toolkit, as well as lessons learned from their experience and any assessment resources developed at the field level.

 

Deliverables

  • Detailed outline of proposed tool and content (should bereviewed and approved by EvalEurasia)
  • First draft of the toolkit in English (should reviewed and approved by EvalEurasia)
  • Facilitation of the one day workshop in Belarus/Moldova on toolkit presentation and methods of participatory policy evaluation for good governance including promotion of human right and democracy
  • Final toolkit in English - app. 25-30 pages (should reviewed and approved by EvalEurasia)
  • Conduct webinar presenting the toolkit to interested audience

 

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.

 

Application and Selection

The following documents should be submitted to haranna2000@yahoo.com 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!

"Evaluation in hard-to-reach areas” – cycle of free lunch-break conferences (organized in Brussels and accessible via webstream) – 4th February to 20th June 2019

Introduction

Around 2 billion people live in countries affected by fragility, conflict and high levels of violence, and around half of the world's poor live in fragile or conflict-affected states (FCAS)1. The percentage of the poorest living in FCAS increased from 20% in 2005 to 43% in 20152, and the World Bank estimates that, by 2030, their number will rise to nearly 50%3 while OECD considers that - without action - this number will be higher than 80%4.

The EU and its Member States have committed to pay particular attention to fragile and conflict-affected states and to support the most vulnerable5; this has been one of the key priorities of both EU development and foreign policy over the last decades. In 2016 the EU's development cooperation with countries in situations of conflict and fragility represented EUR 4.970 billion in commitments, or 52.8% of total commitments of DG DEVCO.

In terms of commitments, the yearly engagement in 2016 was 76% higher than in 2015 and 249% higher than in 2014. To limit the analysis to just five fragile countries (Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen), the EU disbursed over the period 2010 to 2018 EUR 4.195 billion; with 73% financed by DG DEVCO and 27% by DG ECHO6.

A traditional approach to evaluation in fragile or conflict-affected states and, more generally, in hard-to-reach areas is destined to fail: the number of professional evaluators available to travel to these countries is limited and the security risks during in-country travel make conventional field missions unrealistic, particularly in the most remote areas. In response to this, various development partners have started encouraging the use of methods and techniques that are innovative in an evaluation context. These include use of geo-spatial data, surveys administered by non-specialised local enumerators, phone/tablet voice or data surveys, location tracking, communication through online platforms, etc.

It is now time to learn from the experiences of these early pioneers, and reflect on some paradigms that are often overlooked, such as the importance of integrating conflict sensitivity as an area of analysis when evaluating in FCAS, and the impact of these techniques on the ethical standards of the evaluation profession.

With this initiative, organised by the Evaluation Support Service of DG DEVCO, the Unit ‘Evaluation and Results’ of DG DEVCO invites interested colleagues in both Headquarters and EU Delegations to reflect on the possibilities offered by innovative evaluation methods to respond to the difficulties that traditional evaluation missions inevitably face in hard-to-reach areas. It will also discuss the use of such methods beyond FCAS.

This initiative is open to other EC services (notably DG NEAR, ECHO and FPI), other development partners and to professional evaluators working in development cooperation and in the humanitarian field.

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.

Interested in participating? Please register here to receive a reminder a few days before each conference: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F7PHYHS

At the end of the cycle, a call-to-action paper will present the key highlights from the conferences. This, along with the video recordings of the conferences, a call-to-action paper and relevant bibliography will then be published on Capacity4Dev, DEVCO intranet and DEVCO Academy, an open learning platform accessible with a EU Login (https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/devco-academy/)

The latest version of this presentation paper can be downloaded from https://web.tresorit.com/l#5ZZoMG3EfZ8MOThfLrDcPA

Should you need any further information about this initiative, please contact the ESS at conferences@evaluationsupport.eu

Click here to learn more.

1https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/policies/fragility-and-crisis-management_en
2 Same as footnote 1
3http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/fragilityconflictviolence/overview
4 OECD (2018), States of Fragility 2018, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264302075-en
5 European Consensus on Development, 8 June 2017, https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/new-european-consensus-development-our-world-our-dignity-our-future_en
6 DEVCO’s Statistical Dashboard, viewed on 12 November 2018 (EC internal)

The 2nd APEA Conference 2019 in Manila, Philippines

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.

The Day 1 will mark capacity building opportunities on various aspects including a workshop on Evidence Based VNRs conducted by UNICEF which will be held in Marco Polo Hotel, Manila.

The Day 2 of the Conference on February 26, 2019, will feature a Parliamentarians’ session highlighting their commitments towards evaluation in the context of the Agenda 2030 as a follow up to the EvalColombo2018. The session, to be held at the Congress of the Philippines in Quezon City, is a milestone as it will be the first national parliament in East Asia and Pacific region hosting an international evaluation event. It is expected that parliamentarians from the region and beyond together with government officials, evaluation professionals and development partners will attend the session.

The inauguration of the 2nd APEA Conference will be held on 27th February (Day 3) at the Asian Development Bank Head Quarters in Manila. The President of ADB will deliver a special address. The 3-day conference features key note speeches, panels, roundtables and world café sessions giving opportunity for participants to learn, share, network and commit for the advancement of evaluation for transformative development. The last two days (Days 4 and 5) of the conference will be held in Marco Polo Hotel, Manila.

The 2nd APEA Conference 2019 expects an audience of around 300 delegates coming from a wide range of participants –legislators from various countries, representatives from UN, government executives, representatives of development organizations/ multilateral banks, research think tanks and academia.

We are happy to invite you to the 2nd APEA International Evaluation Conference and your presence will make the conference a wonderful platform to make a difference in the evaluation field. Please liaise with the conference secretariat for details. Further information can be accessed on https://www.apeaconference2019.com/

Contacts:
Prof. Romeo Santos, President – APEA rombsantos3@gmail.com
Ms. Umi Hanik, Secretary – APEA umihanik@gmail.com
Ms. Erika Lareza, Conference Secretariat erika.lareza@yahoo.com,
apea.secretariat@gmail.com
Mr. Asela Kalugampitiya (for the parliamentarians session) aselakalugampitiya@yahoo.ie

Please click here to view the conference flyer.

Open International Competition: evaluation of the Future of UNESCO’s Education Sector. The strengthening, balancing and positioning of UNESCO’s global intellectual role and technical country support role within the context of Agenda 2030

The United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invites qualified companies to submit sealed tenders to conduct the evaluation of the Future of UNESCO’s Education Sector. The strengthening, balancing and positioning of UNESCO’s global intellectual role and technical country support role within the context of Agenda 2030

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 28 January 2019 at (23:59 GMT+1).

Interested bidders 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/82312

Open International Competition: Mid-term evaluation of the project: Strengthening Pre-Service Teacher Education in Myanmar (STEM)

The United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invites qualified companies to submit sealed tenders to conduct the mid-term evaluation of STEM project.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 18 January 2019 at 17:00 (Yangon time).

Interested bidders 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/82010

Promoting the World Evaluation Case Competition

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.

Special thanks to this year’s judges from Bolivia, Egypt, South Africa.  Thanks too to the Global Water Partnership for their help in developing a challenging case for our talented competitors.

There will definitely be a World Evaluation Case Competition in 2019 and the Organizing Committee will be working with the illustrious international Advisory Board on the path forward.

Who will be next year’s world champions?  A challenge to all national evaluation associations – it’s time to organize a national level evaluation case competition so that your national champion can represent your country in the world championships!

Check out www.WorldCaseComp.one for information about this year’s pilot competition as well as some very useful background information on how Canada and Czechia created their own national competitions.

UN Trust Fund Launches Annual Global Call for Proposals

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 22nd grant cycle (2018). Civil society organizations are invited to submit grant proposals for a minimum of US$50,000 up to a maximum of US$1 million for a period of three years. Proposals are invited under the following three programmatic areas: (1) Improving access for women and girls to essential, safe and adequate multi-sectoral services to end violence against women and girls; (2) Increasing effectiveness of legislation, policies, national action plans and accountability systems to prevent and end violence against women and girls; and (3) Improving prevention of violence against women and girls through changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices.

This year, the UN Trust Fund is also seeking applications that specifically focus on:|
(a) addressing violence against women and girls in the context of the current forced displacement and refugee crisis; or
(b) addressing violence against women and girls with disabilities.

 

Applications from women’s rights, women-led, and small women’s organizations are prioritized, in recognition of them being the driving force of the ending violence against women agenda, as well as being at the forefront of reaching women and girls survivors at the grassroots level.

 

The application deadline is 18 January 2019.

 

The complete Call for Proposals detailing criteria, eligibility requirements and application guidelines is available at: http://grants.unwomen.org/ or via the UN Women homepage.

RFP - Country Programme Evaluation for Serbia (2016-2020)

UNICEF wishes to invite interested companies for provision of the Country Programme Evaluation for Serbia (2016-2020)

SEALED proposals should be sent to:
UNICEF Belgrade
Svetozara Markovica 58
11000 Belgrade
Bid Reference RFP 2018-9144593 Country Programme Evaluation for Serbia (2016-2020)

Alternatively E-MAILED to belgrade@unicef.org in two separate emails with attachments.

Attachments must be password protected.

 

IMPORTANT - ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
Bidders are requested to confirm no later than 23 November 2018 their intention to submit proposal, by sending an e-mail to nmarkovic@unicef.org or fax to +381/11 3602-199.

Proposal form RFP 2018-9144593 must be used when replying to this invitation. The reference RFP 2018-9144593 Country Programme Evaluation for Serbia must be indicated in the subject of the e-mails as indicated above.

Proposals must be received by latest 14:00 hours (local time) on 30 November 2018. Proposals received after the stipulated date and time will be invalidated.

Passwords for the protected attachments should be sent in separate e-mail to the following e-mail address: nmarkovic@unicef.org

 

UNICEF developed its Country Programme Document (CPD) jointly with Government partners for the period 2016-2020. The CPD was designed to be aligned with key Government strategies notably the EU accession process, the SDGs, and the UNICEF Strategic Plan 2014-2017. The CPD 2016-2020 is to a large extent a continuation of strategies endorsed by the previous country programme and the comprehensive Mid-Term Review conducted in 2013.

In 2015, Serbia was making good progress in legislative and public sector reforms and working towards meeting international standards in the fields of education, social protection, health, justice and anti-discrimination. National averages for this middle-income country looked relatively good. However, disaggregated data showed significant inequities associated with poverty, rural areas and significant discrimination associated with ethnicity and disability.

The object of this Evaluation will be the Country Programme for the Republic of Serbia 2016-2020 implemented by UNICEF (country office but also the contribution, where relevant, of UNICEF regional and global human, normative and financial assets) in partnership with the Government of the Republic of Serbia. More particularly, the evaluation will look at the relevance of the design and strategic focus of the country programme vis-a-vis identified unmet needs of children in the Republic of Serbia in the period 2015-2019.

 

Click here for the full RFP with more details.

EvalPartners Innovation Challenge 2018

EvalPartners Innovation Challenge

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.

 

Click here to read more about the Innovation Challenge.

Click here to download the Application Form.

 

How to apply

Kindly send the completed annex 1 to coordinator@evalpartners.org with copy to lynn@ioce.net and treasurer@ioce.net 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 seeks Experienced Consultant to conduct a mapping/review of evaluation ethics good practice

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.  Interested candidates should submit their applications by email to gaby.duffy@wfp.org as follows: 

- A full resume or CV
- A short outline of the proposed approach to the assignment (no more than 2 pages)
- A cover message indicating expected daily remuneration.

The deadline for applications is Friday, 9 November 2018.

Link to TOR: https://docs.wfp.org/api/documents/WFP-0000099927/download/

RFPs for Provision of consultancy services for supporting evaluations and reviews to be conducted by the IEU of the GCF in 2019-2020

Through this request for proposals (“RFP”), the GCF is seeking to contract qualified, reputable and experienced Firm(s) for Provision of consultancy services for supporting evaluations and reviews to be conducted by the IEU of the GCF in 2019 as well as in 2020 through establishment of non-exclusive Long Term Agreements (LTAs) on the basis of “if and when required” with no legal obligation to order any minimum or maximum quantity.

Deadline for application is 21st October 2018.

Click here for more information.

Evaluation Synthesis Study Consultant

The IEU/GCF is looking for a consultant to commission a Synthesis Study of IEU and GCF Evaluative Evidence and Lessons from past and current evaluations, reviews, studies etc. conducted by the IEU and the GCF, focusing on the findings, conclusions, recommendations and scenarios presented so to draw the overall lessons learnt and highlight key patterns emerging from the evaluative work by the IEU, independent units, GCF Secretariat and other units, and other organizations within the wider organizational landscape of climate finance.

Deadline for submission: October 22nd, 2018, 12:00PM KST

Click here for more information.

Request for Proposal - Consultancy Services for Impact Assessment of ViVa (Visibility for Vaccines)

Reference: RFPS-DAN-2018-502857
Beneficiary country(ies): Denmark
Registration level: Basic
Published on: 24-Aug-2018
Deadline on: 07-Sep-2018 23:59 (GMT 2.00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

Description

UNICEF wishes to qualified service provider to submit an offer for the above tender. Please find attached for your review RFPS-DAN-2017-502857 for Consultancy Services for Impact Assessment of ViVa.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION!

  1. The proposals must be submitted to the following email: supplybid@unicef.org. Proposals sent to any other email will be invalidated. Do not send general queries to this email.
  2. The subject line of the e-mail should include the bid number; i.e. 502857
  3. Attachments to be maximum ten (10) megabytes per email and submitted in PDF format. Larger attachments and attachments other than PDF format will not be accepted.
  4. No other recipient should be "cc" or "bcc" in the email submission

Proposals must be received latest by 23.59 hours (Copenhagen time) on 7 September 2018, and will be opened on 10 September 2018. After submission of your offer, you will receive an acknowledgment receipt.

RFP (PDF)

ANNEX B3 - Financial Proposal Template

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.

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