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Open call for an external evaluator

  1. Background information

New GenDeration – learning and action against gender-based violence is a two years long project undertaken by the consortium of 3 European organizations – Cazalla Intercultural from Spain, Pro European Network from Bulgaria and SZANSA from Poland, approved in the framework of the call number REC-RDAP-AWAR-AG-2016 – Action grants to educate and raise the awareness of girls and boys about gender-based violence as a way to prevent it at an early stage.

The overall aim to prevent and counter gender-based violence among children by providing learning and action processes for gender sensitivity

The specific objectives of the projects are:

  • To provide methodological ground and training opportunities for professionals working with children in the formal and non-formal educational sphere on the topics of gender and gender-based violence;
  • To engage at least 900 children in learning processes, boosting understanding of gender and gender-based violence, critical thinking on gender and overall gender sensitivity;
  • To employ child-friendly campaigning methods on awareness raising on gender among children in schools and communities;
  • To disseminate good practices in preventing and countering gender-based violence among children, generated within the project.

The overall expected results of the project are:

  • Professionals working with children provided with training opportunities and access to educational resources on the topics of gender and gender-based violence;
  • At least 900 children engaged in learning processes, boosting deconstructing gender and gender-based violence, critical thinking on gender and overall gender sensitivity;
  • Raised awareness among 1500 children on gender and gender-based violence through child-friendly campaign methods;
  • Generated and disseminated good practices in preventing and countering gender-based violence among children, generated within the project.

The project has two main target groups: children aged 13-18 and professionals directly working with children in the formal and non-formal educational spheres. These target groups then can be divided to sub-target groups depending on the level of their involvement in the project, which also brings different expected results.

The above mentioned objectives and expected results we plan to achieve through:

  • Gender Matters Manual traslated into Spanish, Polish and Bulgarian

  • International extended partnership workshop
  • 6 launch events for Gender Matters
  • 3 in-country training for trainers
  • 9 summer camps
  • 75 school workshops
  • 15 school and community campaigns
  • Love Gen(d)eration App
  • 15 Teens React videos
  • Posters, postcards and other give-away materials
  • MOOC on education and awareness raising on gender and gender-based violence
  • International conference
  • 6 in-country dissemination TCs
  1. Purpose of the external evaluation

The main purpose of the external evaluation will be to support the project consortium to assess the implementation of the project activities from a content – wise perspective over the two years.

It is expected that the evaluator, by being periodically in contact with the Project Coordinator and the Project Management Group, will contribute to the projects continuous evaluation and assessment by raising issues as to its progress and by providing an external perspective on the project contents.

The main purpose of the external evaluation will be to help participants and stakeholders to widen their perspective on the issues dealt with, to improve the projects results and to learn from

the experience of the project.

The external evaluation of the project aims to:

  • Provide an outside critical view of the project approach and methodology and give suggestions for their improvement during and after the project implementation;
  • Monitor the effectiveness of the project activities and the quality of the project results during and after the project implementation;
  • Measure the impact of the project activities on: 1) the project partners’ development; 2) the direct beneficiaries of the project; 3) the indirect beneficiaries of the project.
  1. Responsibilities of the external evaluator

The main responsibilities of the external evaluator of the project will be to:

  1. Prepare an external evaluation plan along with the necessary questionnaires and documents, needed for the plan implementation;
  2. Consult the internal evaluation plan;
  3. Participate in at least 2 international or national events, organized within the project;
  4. Participate in at least 1 coordination partner meeting within the project;
  5. Communicate with project partners, direct and indirect beneficiaries in accordance with the approved external evaluation plan;
  6. Elaborate one evaluation report (at least 15 pages) in November 2018 for the first year of the project, including recommendations to the partners for improvement of performance;
  7. Elaborate one evaluation report (at least 15 pages) in November 2019 for the second year of the project, including overall assessment of the project implementation and impact.
  1. Documents to be submitted

If you are interested to submit your proposal for the external evaluation task, you should submit:

  • Draft: Technical proposal, including the proposed evaluation methodology (no more than two (2) pages);
  • Financial proposal, including the proposed fee and breakdown (no more than one (1) page) (the travel and subsistence costs excluded);
  • CV;
  • Information on their legal form and ownership structure where applicable;
  • Confirmation that they are not aware of any conflict of interest that may arise in undertaking the evaluation (template to be sent by request).
  1. Selection criteria
  • Proposed evaluation plan and methodology
  • Ability to work with partners to formulate an appropriate robust evaluation framework
  • Communications skills (both verbal and written) in English, working knowledge of Spanish, Bulgarian or Polish would be an asset
  • Value for money
  1. Payments and standard contract

Payments shall be made only if the contractor has fulfilled all his or her contractual obligations by the date on which the invoice is submitted.

The payment will be made in three instalments:

  • A first payment of 20% of the total amount agreed in the contract shall be made 15 days upon submission of the relevant invoice;
  • A second intermediate payment of 40% of the total agreed amount shall be made in November 2018 – max. 15 days upon submission of the relevant invoice and mid-term report;
  • The balance payment shall be made no later than the 15th November 2019 upon the receipt of the final invoice and of the completed deliverables.

More detailed information on payments and requirements will be outlined in the contract.

  1. Deadline

The bid must be sent by 5th of December 2017

  1. Contact details

The contact person for additional questions and to send your bit is:

Aga Byrczek

aga@cazalla-intercultural.org

Cazalla Intercultural

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