Evaluation of the Project "Building bridges, facing challenges – building bridges between the civil society and communities on two banks of Nistru River"
East Europe Foundation is a non-profit, non-political organization established in Moldova in accordance with the Law on Foundations. EEF was registered on 03 November 2009 and started its activities in June 2010. Previously EEF operated as a representative office of the Eurasia Foundation in Moldova since 1998.
East Europe Foundation’s mission is to empower Moldovan citizens and foster sustainable development through education and technical assistance programs that promote democracy, foster good governance, and build economic prosperity.
In 2017 EEF launched the project “Building bridges, facing challenges – building bridges between the civil society and communities on two banks of Nistru River”, financially supported by the European Union and co-funded by Sweden.
The overall objective of the action is to foster sustainable partnerships and capacity of civil society actors on both banks of Nistru river through the establishment of cross-river platforms of cooperation at community level.
Specific Objectives are (1) building cooperation mechanisms between civil society actors on both banks of the river that will result in transfer of good practices in community development, social service delivery, consumer protection, youth engagement, social entrepreneurship and respect for human rights; (2) improve capacities of CSOs on both banks of Nistru river to participate in local multi-actor partnerships, within sound organizational arrangements in order to support community development, social services, protection, youth engagement and social entrepreneurship development; (3) establish partnerships and build confidence between CSOs from Transnistria and their counterparts from other regions of Moldova to actively participate in national policy formulation, using advocacy, coalition building and CSO involvement; (4) contribute to the improvement of access and quality of community services offered by CSOs in Transnistria in remote areas, based on participatory tools, stimulating informed demand and proper service delivery.
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Provide EEF with a technical and professional assessment of results, achievements, key challenges and lessons learnt from the implementation of the project.
Scope of work
The review will consist of document reading, interviews and field study, debriefing meeting, as well as presentation of a review report.
The review should provide answers to the following questions:
• Assess the relevance of the supported project in the country context:
o Did the intervention respond to the needs of the target groups?
o Was the operation in line with EC development policy and strategies?
• Evaluate the efficiency of the project:
o How well was the availability and use of inputs and resources managed?
o How well were the activities implemented? How well were the outputs achieved?
o How well were the Partners involved and contributing?
• Consider the effectiveness of the project:
o How well has the operation achieved its expected outcomes?
o Was the purpose of the project achieved?
• Examine the sustainability of the project:
o What is the viability of the continuation of benefits after the end of the operation?
o What is the level of ownership of the operation by the target group and relevant stakeholders?
o Did the operation contribute to partners' capacity development?
• Assess the extent to which the project paid attention to cross-cutting issues.
o Have practical and strategic gender interests been adequately considered in the operation's strategy?
o Has democratic governance been mainstreamed in the operation?
o Did the operation actively contribute to the promotion of Human Rights?
The project evaluation shall result in written recommendations on the above-mentioned issues. In addition, the expert/review team is encouraged to include recommendations, considered to be of relevance for promoting the aim of the Project Evaluation.
Approach and method of work
The Expert/Review Team will carry out its tasks through:
• Desk review of project documents and reports;
• Discussions with the staff members and grantees;
• Interviews with partners and stakeholders;
• Field visits to selected sites;
• Consultation meetings.
The applicant should submit the following documents:
• CV reflecting the relevant experience of the applicant with at least 3 references;
• Examples of previous evaluations performed by the applicant if applicable;
• Short vision of achieving the task, including the evaluation methodology;
• A tentative timetable for preparation, field-work, analysis and finalization of the Report;
• Detailed budget for the evaluation in EUR (total price, daily fee, travel costs, communications, fees, etc.)
The deadline for submissions is December 2, 2019.
The application should be sent to the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Evaluation Building Bridges” in the subject line.
All questions regarding this task shall be addressed in written to Andrei Brighidin, Director for Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, at email@example.com