Christian Aid’s Syria, Iraq and Lebanon Programme is seeking an experienced Evaluator or team of Evaluators for a mid-term evaluation of its three-year project funded by Bread for the World in Iraq and Lebanon. The period of work is planned as part-time from June to August 2019, with fieldwork in Iraq and Lebanon planned for July.
This role can be based anywhere, but you will need to have valid permissions and availability to travel frequently to Lebanon and Iraq.
At Christian Aid we have a vision of a better world, free from poverty and inequality. To achieve this and bring about deep and lasting change, we are increasing our investment in programme quality and learning.
Christian Aid has been working in Iraq and Lebanon for over 30 years entirely through local partner organisations to transform the lives of people living in poverty, empowering them to have a brighter future. The project, ‘Towards inclusive development for refugees, IDPs and host communities affected by the regional displacement crisis’, is a regional project implemented in Iraq and Lebanon through two local partners.
About the evaluation
The evaluation objective is to review project implementation with a view to capture learning that can feed into the second half of the project delivery, as well as review the project against key quality criteria.
The ToR sets out the background to this work (which is available on request), along with the scope and purpose of the evaluation.
You will have demonstrated experience of conducting evaluations, and evaluation reporting. You will be able to demonstrate solid, in-country, experience, along with evidence of innovative MEL practice, including experience and skills in participatory evaluation methodologies. You will be fluent in Arabic and English, with the ability to travel to and across Iraq and Lebanon.
The team will be composed of an evaluator or company that is able to cover both Iraq and Lebanon. They will be responsible for leading, designing and implementing the evaluation, as well as drafting and finalising the report.
Key qualifications and experience of the evaluators:
- Extensive demonstrable experience in participatory research, using both quantitative and qualitative methodologies;
- Extensive experience and knowledge of the situation of vulnerable groups, preferably in the Middle East context;
- Extensive experience and knowledge of the situation of refugees, IDPs, and host communities, preferably in the Middle East context;
- Extensive experience in development programmes evaluation;
- A very good understanding of the Middle East’s political, social, economic and cultural context, especially with regard to the Syria crisis in relation to Iraq and Lebanon. Good knowledge of key policy and legislative framework, and government structures;
- Proficiency in English and Arabic;
- Previous experience of producing reviews/evaluations for internationally funded projects (OECD/DAC evaluation experience desirable);
- Ability to travel to both Iraq and Lebanon to carry out field work. The consultancy can be done as either an individual or a team.
Those interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org, in English by midnight on the 22nd of May with:
- An up to date CV (max. 3 pages)
- An application cover letter, outlining relevant previous evaluation experience and how you meet the competency requirements of this ToR, and
- Your availability to take up this contract.
Interviews will be held on the 4th June 2019
Please quote BfdW Mid-Term Evaluation 2019 in the email subject line.