Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
Democracy Reporting International is implementing the EU-funded programme ‘Promoting Human and Labour Rights through GSP+’ in the following countries: Armenia, Bolivia, Cabo Verde, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines and Sri Lanka.
The general objective of this programme is that civil society and social partners become effective advocates and drivers of change ensuring that the EU Generalised Scheme of Preferences Plus (GSP+) beneficiary countries meet their commitments to effectively implement core international human and labour rights conventions. Core activity pillars have been the general awareness-raising of GSP+ and its opportunities and obligations, as well as of the related conventions; bringing together diverse stakeholders to discuss this and the efforts towards countries’ compliance; capacity-building of local civil society with respect to monitoring and reporting on human and labour rights conventions; and producing alternative monitoring reports from civil society in each country to contribute towards the EU’s next biennial report on GSP+.
PURPOSE OF THE AGREEMENT
The programme has been running since 2017 and will come to an end early next year. With that in mind, DRI is looking for a monitoring and evaluation consultant to provide a thorough and objective assessment of its progress to date across the nine countries. The programme’s effectiveness, impact and sustainability are the priority criteria for this evaluation and with such a broad scope of engagement across so many different countries, the question of attribution versus contribution is also central to such an evaluation. The final report will significantly inform DRI’s final report to the European Union in early 2020.
Questions to be answered:
DRI will support the consultant with relevant programme documents, data and liaison with local partners and country offices. In turn, we expect that all submitted proposals will be ethically-sound, informed by international standards and considerate of the diverse age groups, cultures, socio-political environments and genders of those involved in the programme, implementers and beneficiaries alike. The consideration of ecological sustainability with respect to the proposed actions and travel within the technical proposal will also be appreciated.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
Cultural and gender sensitivity;
Flexibility in working hours and ability to travel;
Familiarity with some of the GSP+ beneficiary countries (preferably with local civil society organisations), and/or EU-funded Actions will be considered assets;
Fluency in English is required; fluency in any of the official languages of the GSP+ countries will be considered an asset;
HOW TO APPLY
Please send the following documents to Ms. Natalia Carrusca at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 31st, 2019:
The initial shortlisting will be based on a combined assessment of CVs and proposals, and candidates with high-scoring applications will subsequently be contacted for an interview.
This project is funded by the European Union.
For reference, please see ‘DAC Criteria for Evaluating Development Assistance’: http://www.oecd.org/dac/evaluation/daccriteriaforevaluatingdevelopmentassistance.htm