Date: 07/03/2024

External evaluation of the project "Inclusive Feminist Movement Building in Georgia"

"Women's Fund in Georgia" announces a call to select an external evaluator or a group of evaluators for the project "Inclusive Feminist Movement Building in Georgia" funded by "Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)".

Information about the organization

Women’s Fund in Georgia (WFG) is a local, feminist, grant-making organization, which supports women’s groups and organizations throughout Georgia. It targets groups and individual women who have limited access to funding and are working on underfunded areas of women’s rights. Furthermore, WFG supports cross-movement building for growing solidarity between movements and amplifying voices.

About the project

The project "Inclusive Feminist Movement Building in Georgia" is being implemented with the financial support of "Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)" and the external evaluation will cover the period 2022 (July) - 2024 (June).

The project "Inclusive Feminist Movement Building in Georgia" aims at:

  • Strengthening the intersectional feminist movement in Georgia – grantmaking program;
  • Strengthening the internal organizational capacity of the Women's Fund in Georgia.

To achieve the first goal, the Women's Fund in Georgia announced three grant calls "Inclusive Feminist Movement Building in Georgia” during 2023-2024. Priority was given to initiatives focused on social change (creating a safe space for feminist and queer activists, supporting/voicing marginalized groups, and strengthening regional groups).

The priority areas of the grant competition were:

  • Feminist educational initiatives (workshops, training of trainers, etc.);
  • Advocacy and lobbying for legislation and policy. Also, media/social media campaigns for advocacy;
  • Protecting the rights of marginalized groups;
  • Cooperation between movements (feminist, environmental, labor rights, etc.) and/or connecting with different actors (self-governments of municipalities, state structures, etc.);
  • Collective initiatives of feminists, women's rights activists, women's organizations/groups and their capacity building;
  • Creative initiatives aimed at the development and change of the women's movement, inter-cultural dialogue, solidarity, and inter-movement cooperation;
  • Interventions aimed at empowering and protecting members of the feminist movement (introducing collective care practices, strengthening digital and physical security skills, etc.);
  • Creating feminist knowledge through research and documentation.

In terms of organizational development, the Women's Fund in Georgia collaborated with an external expert who studied organizational needs and worked with the Women's Fund’s team on ways to address the identified needs and developed recommendations.

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External evaluator(s) will assess the long-time indicators, log frame and impact of the project, based on the relevant methodology, interviews with the beneficiaries, data collected from MEL persons, publications and other sources of verification. The external evaluation aims to check the extent to which it has achieved its objectives in relation to the indicators and the logical framework. The evaluator (team of evaluators) will also prepare recommendations that can be used for future activities planned by the organization.

Key questions the evaluation should answer:

1. To what extent were the objectives of the program valid?

2. Are the activities and outputs of the program consistent with the overall goal and the attainment of its objectives and the intended impacts and effects?

3. Were the activities cost-efficient? Was it the most efficient way to implement them?

4. What real difference has the activity made to the beneficiaries? How many people have been affected?

5. To what extent can the benefits of a program or project continue after ending?

Assignment:

The evaluation will be made by external evaluator(s) – qualified expert(s) – and involves following stages:

  • Elaboration of the evaluation methodology;
  • Data collection;
  • Data analysis;
  • Delivery of the final evaluation report (in English and Georgian languages);
  • Presenting the main findings of the assessment to WFG and Board of Directors;
  • Development of evaluation methodology.

WFG will evaluate the candidates’ qualification and experience, according to the list below. The most successful candidate/candidates will be invited for interviews. Special emphasize will be made on the experience of the evaluator (or team) and the proposed methodology for the evaluation considering specificity of WFG’s work. The selected candidate/candidates will start work by March 27, 2024.

The final evaluation report is due to be submitted by June 20, 2024.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Knowledge of the specifics of project cycle, theory of change, log frame, results chain;
  • Experience with evaluating gender-related, development projects/programs;
  • Track record of elaboration of M&E methodology and successful management of project M&E systems, survey design and implementation;
  • Skills in all aspects of quantitative and qualitative evaluation with knowledge of participatory evaluation methodologies;
  • Experience with data collection using any of the following: surveys, semi-structured interviews, focus groups, and other methods;
  • Experience with data analysis using various data management and analysis systems;
  • Readiness to travel;
  • Ability to plan and manage tasks independently;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Fluency in Georgian and English;
  • Ability to elaborate task-related documents in both Georgian and English languages;
  • Strong professional and personal ethics;
  • Respect to ethnic, religious, gender, sexual and other diversities;
  • Gender sensitivity and respect for women’s rights.

Submission of Proposals:

Interested individuals/organizations/companies need to submit the following documents to Women’s Fund in Georgia:

1. Technical Proposal (including methodology and timeframe of the evaluation and highlighting relevant experience)

2. Technical Proposal Budget (separately for all required components)

3. CV (in case of individual expert)

4. Capacity Statement (in case of organization/company)

5. 2 References

 

Budget

6 500 EUR

 

All documents have to be sent to info@womenfundgeorgia.org no later than March 20, 2024. Please, indicate the position title in the subject line.

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