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Our goal is a world where women, girls, and people who are marginalized fully participate in shaping policies and decision making, their expertise and leadership is recognized and upheld, and they equitably hold power and resources within their communities. At MADRE, we uphold a spirit of collaboration and the strength of community and are committed to providing the best possible climate for maximum development and goal achievement for all employees.
MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that partners with community-based women’s groups worldwide facing war and disaster. MADRE works towards a world in which all people enjoy the fullest range of individual and collective human rights; resources are shared equitably and sustainably; women participate effectively in all aspects of society; and people have a meaningful say in decisions that affect their lives.
PROJECT OVERVIEW & ASSIGNMENT
MADRE is implementing a project supported by a grant of The U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL) called “Reimaging Justice” from October 2020 until December 2023, which aims to promote healing and dignity for conflict survivors within Iraqi communities impacted by ISIL, and call attention to current human rights abuses committed against civil society members.
MADRE and OWFI wish to hire an external evaluator to conduct the final, independent summative evaluation of the project. MADRE is seeking to hire a full-time External Evaluator for a period of 4 months, from September 1st 2023 until December 31st 2023, who can independently conduct the end-of-project external evaluation of the above-described project. The final report shall be submitted to MADRE by December 15th.
The final evaluation will assess the implementation of all project activities within the 39-month period against key evaluation criteria, including results and impact; sustainability beyond the project cycle; and challenges and lessons learned. The evaluation will provide concrete recommendations to strengthen future programming across MADRE’s portfolio.
SCOPE OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The evaluation will assess all objectives of the Project including (1) rebuilding trust and reintegration for survivors of ISIL violence with their communities; (2) increasing public recognition of and support for ISIL accountability, including GBV and; (3) deepening the understanding of how past atrocities link to current attacks on civil society organizations, women’s rights activists, journalists, and LGBTIQ persons
The consultant will have full access to information and full autonomy to carry out research and report findings. The summative evaluations will focus on (a) understanding whether expected and unexpected outcomes occurred, (b) identifying factors that affected activities, outcomes and impacts from occurring, (c) assessing the sustainability of results, and (d) drawing lessons that may inform future programming.
The evaluation will be conducted in the KRI governorates of Erbil and Duhok as well as in Baghdad. The evaluation will be based on the OECD evaluation criteria (effectiveness, impact, and sustainability) and will cover the Project as a whole and its specific objectives.
The evaluation will be a summative evaluation, both transparent and participatory, involving all relevant stakeholders. The consultant should propose an evaluation methodology and justification for the selected method(s). MADRE should jointly agree upon the final methodology with the consultant. The methodology used must be gender-sensitive, conflict sensitive, trauma-informed, and respect the Do No Harm principle. The consultant should apply the conceptual framework for evaluating results and changes in behavior, knowledge, attitudes, and practices among target groups because of engagement in program activities and actions.
KEY EVALUATION QUESTIONS
Other questions may be added by the consultant in coordination with MADRE.
REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS OF THE CONSULTANT
Rate: 10000 USD for the whole evaluation.
How to apply:
Submit a cover letter, resume and 2-3 references by August 07th to email@example.com. Include “DRL External Evaluator” in the subject line.
We are looking for the next-generation of leaders, activists, and advocates to participate in MADRE’s internship program.
MADRE offers three internship sessions throughout the year: Summer (June-August), Fall (September-December), and Spring (January-May).
MADRE does not have the capacity to sponsor visa applications for interns from outside the US. If you are an international applicant, please indicate in your application that you have authorization to legally work in the US.
Please send your application to ONLY one email address. If you wish to apply to multiple internships send your application to your first choice and include your other choices in your cover letter.
Deadlines (unless otherwise indicated): March 15 (Summer); July 15 (Fall); November 15 (Spring).