ACT Alliance: Consultancy UKR221 Appeal – External Evaluation

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Location: Remotely, with travel in selected countries
Type of contract: Consultancy
Languages required: English
Experience required: 5 years in external evaluation of humanitarian/emergency programmes
Consultancy start target date: 26/10/2023
Duration of Contract: 3 months
Application deadline: 25/09/2023 (23h59 CET)

About ACT Alliance
ACT Alliance is one of the world’s largest coalition of churches and church-related organisations engaged in humanitarian, development and advocacy work. It consists of 148 members working together in over 120 countries, with headquarters in 73 countries, whose aim is to create a positive and sustainable change in the lives of poor and marginalised people regardless of their religion, politics, gender, sexual orientation, race or nationality in keeping with the highest international codes and standards. 64% of our members are headquartered in the Global South, 30% in the Global North, and 6% are Global members. For more details about the general work of ACT, please press here.

ACT Alliance members, under the coordination of the ACT Europe Forum and the secretariat are responding in Ukraine, Hungary, Moldova, Romania, Poland, and Slovakia, as part of an overall programme, funded through the UKR221 appeal funding mechanism. The appeal was launched in March 2022 and has been revised respectively according to needs assessments with a standing budget of USD46,747,481 until end of February 2024. The standing revision document can be accessed here.

Terms of reference
ACT Alliance would like to engage an expert or a team of experts to conduct a formative evaluation of the UKR221 appeal programme, launched as a response to the war in Ukraine, supported by ACT Alliance secretariat staff. The period of the work is expected to take place from October 2023 to January 2024. See the Terms of Reference document for the evaluation criteria and expected outputs.

The purpose of this evaluation is to assess UKR221 appeal overall programme performance and delivery, against OECD and reflecting CHS evaluation criteria. The evaluation should have a strong learning objective, reflecting what has worked and what has not worked so well and identify lessons and ways to enhance the project relevance, effectiveness, and impact. The evaluation will help ACT improve its future programming and identify the impact of the UKR221 appeal performance, based on lessons learned and best practices generated through the projects funded under the UKR221 appeal.

How to apply

Qualified candidates are invited to send their application documents to recruitment@actalliance.org, indicating “UKR221 final evaluation application” in the subject of the email. In your tender, please include the following documents as separate attachments: 

a. CVs of the evaluator or the team of evaluators, highlighting the relevant work experience, merged in one single PDF document, and the contact details of two references.
b. One sample report of a final evaluation that you have conducted for an INGO, working in the humanitarian or development field, preferably using DAC OECD evaluation criteria, in PDF format.
c. One technical proposal, with an indicative plan of the final evaluation approach and activities based on the present ToR, of no longer than 8 pages in PDF format, including:

• The research methods that will be used corresponding to each evaluation question/objective.
• Sufficient detail of how the applicant(s) will approach remote work in 5 countries, including Ukraine.
• A section explaining data protection measures, safety, gender and ethical considerations.

d. Financial offer: overall budget and gross daily rate for the consultancy in USD, EURO or CHF –including administrative overheads, taxes and charges.
e. Justification of consultancy or company registration.
f. List of 2 professional reference persons.

A list of answers to consolidated questions received by interested applicants can be found here