Institute for War and Peace Reporting | Giving Voice, Driving Change
Through the U.K. Government-funded Ante Raeda (“You are a Pioneer”) project, IWPR is equipping women’s civil society organisations to improve the status of women in Libya through organisational strengthening and effective policy advocacy. The Ante Raeda project is partnering with CSOs throughout Libya that are working on women’s empowerment and gender equality. Ante Raeda aims 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 has 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.
IWPR is seeking the services of a qualified evaluator to conduct a mid-project Program Evaluation of the CSSF-funded Ante Raeda (You are A Pioneer) Program in Libya (consultancy is based in 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 lessons learned and suggestions for improvements going into Phase III.
Specifically, the evaluation has the following 2 objectives:
- To assess whether the activities implemented thus far are contributing to planned objectives.
- To provide lessons learned and recommendations for Phase III.
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:
- What are the program's outcomes and successes thus far, as well as main challenges and lessons learned?
- How appropriate are the program’s objectives and related indicators for monitoring the project’s performance and producing the desired outcomes? Would the evaluator(s) recommend any changes or additions to the objectives/indicators for Phase III?
- What best practices can be gleaned from the project to date?
- What recommendations do you have for Phase III?
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:
- Work plan on how to undertake the evaluation;
- Draft report that answers the evaluation questions agreed upon in the approved work plan;
- Final evaluation report.
Profile of the Consultant (s) The consultant(s) must demonstrate:
- A 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 Arabic and English with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
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.