JOBS

Evaluator for Dialogue and Exchange Program

American Friends Service Committee

Dr Joan Marshall-Missiye - M&E and Learning Technical Advisor

American Friends Service Committee

2152417107

jmarshall-missiye@afsc.org

Description

The American Friends Service Committee is searching for an experienced evaluator in the peacebuilding field to measure the effectiveness and impact of the Dialogue and Exchange Program (DEP) for the period covering fiscal years 2019-2022. The evaluation will provide learnings to AFSC for its planning of the new program cycle for fiscal years 2023 through 2025 and will help the DEP team in revitalizing how the DEP can strengthen organizational capacity for systems thinking and in deliberately building networks and connecting and seeding social movements.

Implemented by AFSC and local partners since 1989 and funded by Bread for the World (BftW), the DEP is a unique and flexible mechanism for advancing the objective of peacebuilding in the Global South. The funding mechanism enables AFSC to design and implement, on short notice, dialogue events that facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experience among key people from different perspectives and contexts. AFSC can be responsive to unexpected opportunities or emerging issues that are strategically important yet fall outside regular programming. The DEP has created opportunities for community, regional, and national leaders to explore emerging issues, develop knowledge and skills, exchange experiences and approaches to problem solving and coordinate strategies to address problems in their countries and regions.

Evaluator Qualifications: The evaluator should be fluent in English, spoken and written, have strong analytical skills, good listening and discernment skills, and proven experience in evaluating peace programs and/or alternative education programs.

Other requirements:

  • Strong knowledge of international peacebuilding and development work.
  • Strong analytic skills and sensibility to different cultures.
  • Proven planning, monitoring and evaluation skills.
  • Knowledge of the current international socio-economic and political situation.
  • Knowledge of one or more languages used in the implementation of DEPs 

How To Apply

Proposal Submission Requirements

All proposals must be received by 5 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time, Jan. 3, 2021. Proposals received after this time will not be given primary consideration.  A cover letter and proposal with budget and timeline should be emailed to jmarshall-missiye@afsc.org as an Adobe PDF file.  All other formats will not be considered. Proposals should be no more than five pages in length and should include the complete scope of work and deliverables including the following sections:

1.     Organization/Evaluator Background: Include the organization and/or individual’s name.  Describe the general nature of work and the name of the reviewer that will be conducting the work.  Describe any International peacebuilding and development experience, education, skills, and languages.  Proposals must include three examples of related work completed and contact information for the organizations served.

2.     Statement of Proposed Work: State in succinct terms an understanding of the work to be completed.  Describe the methodologies proposed to complete the evaluation and a final report including a timetable for completion of specific tasks, the personnel needed to complete tasks, and expectations for support and assistance from AFSC.  Describe the work plan for the review.  Proposal may also include other activities deemed necessary by the evaluators and specified within the work plan.  While the evaluators are expected to work independently, AFSC staff will assist in facilitating access to evaluation participants, documents, and solving problems and concerns that may develop throughout the course of the review.   AFSC staff could help arrange transport and accommodation as needed and with prior approval of the IP Director of Administration.

3.     Budget and Deliverables: Provide a detailed budget as well as a description of the specific deliverables that will be submitted and expected schedule of compensation. Total cost should not exceed USD 25,000.

4.     Evaluation Schedule: The proposal should include a set of dates available to the evaluator and a preferred timetable taking into consideration the suggested timeline provide in the previous section and that the final report must be completed by February 25, 2022.

5.     Additional Information and Comments: Include any other information deemed important, but not specifically required elsewhere. 

Inquiries: Questions that help clarify the work to be completed may be submitted to Joan Marshall-Missiye at jmarshall-missiye@afsc.org. Inquiries by email are preferred; telephone calls can be arranged as necessary.  

Type: Contract, Temporary

Start date: 01/10/2022

Application Deadline: 01/03/2022

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