Letter for a Tender for External Evaluator
Project 101096782 – END FGM E-Campus – CERV-2022 – DAPHNE / Package 1
The project E-learning Portal for Professionals to End FGM in Europe – End FGM E-campus is coordinated by the Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (MIGS) and implementing in partnership with CUT (Cyprus), AIDOS (Italy), GAMS Belgium, APF (Portugal) and End FGM European Network (based in Brussels, Belgium). The End FGM E-campus is co-financed by the European Union.
The overall structure of the work plan is divided in 4 work packages (WP) to ensure successful implementation of the project. Each work package builds upon the other / interlinks with each other to ensure complementarity, consortium’s maximum participation, and flow of activities creating multiple dissemination/communication momentums for the project results/outputs.
- WP1: Management and Coordination of the project
- WP2: Design and development of the End FGM E-Campus e-learning and training portal for professionals dealing with FGM
- WP3: Awareness, communication, and dissemination of End FGM E-Campus portal
- WP4: Monitoring and Evaluation and Sustainability
The GAMS Belgique is leading the WP4 “Monitoring and Evaluation and Sustainability” of the project End FGM E-campus.
The overall aim of the project is the creation and development of a web-based knowledge platform on FGM which will provide high quality, comprehensive, culturally appropriate, holistic and interdisciplinary theoretical as well as practical knowledge to professionals dealing with FGM-affected individuals and communities. The portal will aim to contribute to increased quality of public services and victim/survivor- centred access to prevention, protection and support services for survivors or those at risk of FGM. The project will run for 24 months starting on the 1st of March 2023. A more detailed project summary is attached.
Within the framework of this project, GAMS Belgium is seeking an independent external evaluator to examine the extent to which the project is meeting the objectives laid out in the application and work‐plan agreed by the partners and the European Commission.
Specifically, the responsibility of the external evaluator is as follows:
- to develop a project monitoring and evaluation plan;
- to monitor and assess the project’s processes (harvesting project-meeting(s), activities, quality of activities/peer review, outputs, and deliverables) and activities;
- to evaluate the quality of activities, outputs and deliverables, and the overall impact of the project based on quantitative and qualitative indicators (the Impact Evaluation Report will be carried out beforehand);
- To put in place a system to monitor the implementation of the platform.
The evaluator’s feedback during the project’s lifecycle (Interim Evaluation) will be used for improvements during implementation and the final feedback (Final Evaluation) will be used for follow-up activities.
The evaluation framework will be implemented at 2 levels:
- Overall project monitoring and evaluation, for the overall communication, coordination and wider dissemination functions;
- Specific measures for each country on their part of the project.
Methods will thus include collating platform and web statistics, feedback forms administered at each event, social media analytics, and partner feedback.
*The indicators for the evaluation will be decided between the external evaluator and the project coordinators.
- An evaluation report [a mid-term ( April 2024) and a final report] in English will be prepared by the external evaluator based on independent observation, consultation with project coordinator and partners, and analysis of project results and outputs to date (~ 20 pages).
- University degree in social sciences, development, business-sustainability humanitarian, anthropology, public health or another relevant field;
- Relevant experience in writing project evaluations;
- Demonstrated proficiency in English and excellent writing and speaking skills;
- Knowledge of gender issues, including gender-based violence;
- Knowledge of female genital mutilation is an asset;
- Knowledge of French, Italian, Portuguese and/or Greek is an asset;
- Experience working with NGOs is an asset;
- Ability to travel for coordination meetings. The external evaluator will attend two project coordination meetings (2 x 2 days) – the first meeting is in Roma (20-21 September 2023).
If you are interested in undertaking the role of external evaluator, please contact Aminata Sidibe (Project Manager – CERV project, GAMS Belgique) at email@example.com with the following documents:
- A technical proposal with previous experience in writing evaluation reports, including e-learning platform;
- A financial offer in Euro for the service including VAT / any other taxation. The offer should include all costs related to the service (The offer should also take into account the travel for the coordination meetings).
The mail will have to mention in the subject: E-Campus – Package 1: external evaluator [Name Surname] or [Company Name].
Please let us know along with all the requested documents no later than 18th of June 2023.
Total rate should not exceed 13.500 euros (including VAT). If you require any further information or would like to discuss the role further by telephone, please do not hesitate to contact us at +32492372340.
GAMS Belgique allows each candidate to apply for Package 1, Package 2 or both if she or he has the skills to perform the tasks requested in the offers.
*Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or CERV-2022-DAPHNE. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.