Institute for War and Peace Reporting | Giving Voice, Driving Change
IWPR is seeking a qualified evaluator to conduct a Program Evaluation of the 30-month CSSF-funded Ante Raeda (You are A Pioneer) Program in Libya. (The consultancy is remote, with travel to Tunis, Tunisia.) The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the performance and effectiveness of IWPR’s programming thus far and to identify and describe the main lessons learned and suggest improvements for future programming.
Through the U.K. Government-funded Ante Raeda project, IWPR is equipping women’s civil society organisations to improve the status of women in Libya through organisational strengthening and effective policy advocacy. Ante Raeda is partnering with CSOs throughout Libya that are working on women’s empowerment and gender equality. The project's aim is to enhance the operational capacity, sustainability, and impact of these CSOs—strengthening them organisationally, improving capacity and lobbying, and empowering them to improve the lives and visibility of Libyan women.
In the first phase, IWPR partnered with Binda Consulting International and Reboot to undertake a scoping exercise, which allowed its team to analyse the state of CSOs representing women’s interests in Libya. The public report, entitled Post-Revolution Pioneers, lays out an extensive series of recommendations identifying where support should be targeted to help CSOs increase their impact regarding women’s rights in Libya. During Phase II, IWPR awarded small grants to ten Libyan CSOs to implement women-focused activities that advance or advocate for women’s political participation, women’s economic empowerment, and to raise awareness on social issues including women’s health and gender-based violence. Finally, during Phase III, IWPR awarded another round of small grants to eight Libyan CSOs to implement women-focused activities that advance or advocate for women’s political participation, women’s economic empowerment, and to raise awareness on social issues including women’s health and gender-based violence. A portion of the Phase III subgrants included the eight CSO partners working together on a joint national advocacy campaign aiming to shift the perception of women in Libya.
Specifically, the evaluation has the following two objectives:
- To assess whether the activities implemented are contributing to the overall project objectives.
- To provide lessons learned and recommendations for future gender programming.
To achieve the above objectives, the evaluation is to address the following key topics and questions related to the implementation of the project in Libya:
- Identify some outcomes and successes as well as main challenges and lessons learned.
- Determine how appropriate the program’s objectives and related indicators are for monitoring the project’s performance and producing the desired outcomes. Recommend any changes or additions to the objectives/indicators for future programming.
- Identify the main lessons learned from the project, along with best practices.
- Make recommendations for future programming.
The consultant(s) should propose an approach to addressing these questions using some of the following methods (or other recommended methods): document and background review, field-based data collection, beneficiary interviews, case studies, and analysis.
The evaluator(s) will deliver the following products to complete the assignment:
- Brief work plan on how to undertake the evaluation, including proposed interview list of staff, partners, and beneficiaries;
- Draft evaluation report that answers the evaluation questions agreed upon in the approved evaluation work plan;
- Final version of the evaluation report.
- University degree in the social sciences or other relevant field of study;
- Experience and expertise in evaluating international development programs;
- Proven record of consultancies for External Program Evaluation is an asset;
- Significant experience in coordination, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs;
- Demonstrated excellent analytical, writing and reporting skills;
- Ability to manage the available time and resources and to work under tight deadlines;
- Understanding of donor requirements and independence from the parties involved;
- Ability to facilitate conversations with and relate to a variety of stakeholders;
- Experience collecting and analyzing field data and proven ability to use quantitative, qualitative, and mixed evaluation research methods;
- Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Fluency in Arabic is a plus.
Principals only. No calls please. Women and minorities encouraged to apply. Only those who have been selected for interviews will be contacted. IWPR will never ask for payment for recruitment.
This position description is not an exhaustive list of all functions that the incumbent is expected to perform, but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included in this position description. IWPR reserves the right to revise position descriptions at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities. Staff will be informed of any changes to their job responsibilities.