STRONG (Sustainable, Target-group oriented, Resilient and Open NGOs with Good governance) Civil Society is a 3-year project implemented by Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) that aims to strengthen the role that civil society plays in the democratisation processes in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. STRONG Civil Society is co-funded by the European Union and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Read more about STRONG Civil Society here.

Scope of the evaluation 

As STRONG Civil Society implementation is coming to an end, HRHF seeks to assess the impact of project implementation for the purposes of accountability and organisational learning. The project should be evaluated with a view to point out successes and best practices, as well as identify recommendations and needs of future intervention in this area. In addition, the evaluation should also reflect on the impact of sub-grants on increased cooperation, including cross-border cooperation, between and among project beneficiaries. 

Given that the project is implemented under DG NEAR Framework Partnership Agreement for Capacity Development of Civil Society Organisations in the Eastern Partnership, the evaluation should analyse the impact of the project on coordination, synergies, relations and information sharing with other framework partners and the bodies of the European Union such as DG NEAR and EU Delegations. 

The external evaluation will be an important part of HRHF’s reporting to DG NEAR and will help HRHF plan future interventions in this area. 

Full Terms of Reference can be downloaded here.

About the evaluator

The evaluator will need the following experience, skills and qualifications: 

  • Minimum 5 years experience in conducting evaluations and a proven record of conducting evaluations of EU funded projects. 
  • Experience undertaking evaluations of complex human rights programmes.
  • Experience working in civil society and preferably in the human rights field, with strong knowledge of the human rights movement in Eastern Partnership countries and the Russian Federation.
  • Fluent in English; Russian is a strong advantage (the evaluation report must be written in English).

Deadline expired. 

The deadline for this opportunity has expired.

Full Terms of Reference can be downloaded here.

Proposals should include:

  • Technical proposal, including proposed evaluation methodology and brief work plan (no more than two (2) pages);
  • Financial proposal, including the proposed fee and breakdown (no more than one (1) page based on HRHF financial proposal template);
  • CV(s), including examples of other evaluations undertaken by the individual(s) (no more than two (2) pages each);
  • A list of at least three references for each individual, including contact details;
  • Information on their legal form and ownership structure where applicable;
  • Confirmation of their good standing and that they are an eligible tenderer as defined in the rules and principles for procurement for projects funded by the European Commission; and
  • Confirmation that they are not aware of any conflict of interest (completed and signed Declaration on honour on exclusion criteria and selection criteria)
  • HRHF Supplier profile/registration form

HRHF will reject any proposal should it suspect any illegal or corrupt practices have taken place in connection with the same and may terminate any contract to undertake the evaluation should it find that illegal or corrupt practices have taken place.

Eligible proposals will be ranked on the basis of responsiveness to the required experience, skills and qualifications, evaluation methodology, proposed work plan, and financial proposal. 

The contract award shall be to the tender offering the best price/quality ratio.  

About Human Rights House Foundation 

Human Rights House Foundation establishes, supports, and connects Human Rights Houses – coalitions of civil society organisations working together to advance human rights at home and abroad. Find out more here