Contract LEFTEMAP SISTA II – FORMATIVE EVALUATION
TERMS OF REFERENCE
Project: Leftemap Sista II – Formative Evaluation
Place of Assignment: Vanuatu/ Remote
Reporting to: Tegan Molony, Gender Advisor
Duration: 30 days
Dates: To be completed by early January
CARE INTERNATIONAL IN VANUATU
CARE Vanuatu is part of the global CARE International confederation, which helps poor and vulnerable people in more than 93 countries around the world. CARE has been in Vanuatu since 2008, working with communities to build resilience to disasters and climate change shocks and increase women and girls’ involvement in community and national leadership.
Leftemap Sista II (July 2017-June 2021)
From 2014 to 2017, CARE implemented the Leftemap Sista I (LSI) project, designed to address the underlying causes of gender inequality in Vanuatu with a focus on Tafea Province. The project worked at national, provincial and community levels to promote women and girls’ leadership, skills development and economic empowerment focusing on the disadvantages and inequities that women and young women face. Based on a 2016 formative evaluation of CARE’s gender equality work, a second phase, Leftemap Sista II (LSII) was designed which built upon the successes and learning of LSI. A Mid-Term Evaluation of LSII was conducted in December 2019 which produced findings on progress-to-date against selected indicators and provided recommendations for remaining implementation.
LSII aims to support women, young women, and girls, including those with a disability, in rural and remote areas in Vanuatu to realise their rights to live free from violence, have increased economic opportunity and capacity to participate meaningfully in decisions that affect their lives in peace time and disaster. The first outcome area focusses on women’s access to and control of decision making of economic resources and the second focusses on reducing tolerance of violence against women and girls. Key interventions under these outcomes include:
- Support for women’s economic empowerment groups through a variety of approaches including a partnership with Nasi Tuan and connecting with technical trainers
- Confidence and leadership workshops for women
- Family Financial Management workshops for group members and their intimate partners
- Support for Village Savings and Loans Associations (VSLA)
- Community dialogues with male gatekeepers
- Confidence and leadership workshops for women
- Good Relationships Free from Violence workshops with both men and women
- Violence and Women and Girls (VAWG) prevention and response workshops with CARE staff, community members and service providers.
The current LSII project is coming to an end (June 2022) and CARE is undertaking a formative evaluation that will reflect on how LSII has achieved progress against outcomes, and to produce recommendations on priorities for taking forward work within the context of CARE Australia’s ANCP Design Framework.
- A brief inception report (no more than 10 pages) to be submitted one week after the beginning of the evaluation detailing the methodology and plan for the evaluation.
- A draft report (maximum 25 pages excluding annexes outlining findings and recommendations)
- A final report to be submitted at the end of the evaluation which incorporates feedback on the draft (maximum 25 pages excluding annexes outlining findings and recommendations)
Payment will be made based on submission of an invoice on signing a contract up to 40% of the value of the services. Final payment up to 60% of the value of the services will be paid upon completion of the services and submission of a report, timesheet and invoice.
- CARE encourages applications from either individuals or teams of consultants.
- Expertise and demonstrated experience in Gender Equality and Women’s Economic Empowerment and/or Violence Against Women and Girls programming women’s leadership programming, preferably in the Vanuatu or Pacific context
- Proven experience in participatory evaluation and MEAL processes
- Proven experience with project management and activity planning
- Preferred knowledge and experience working in Vanuatu, including ability to speak Bislama
How to Apply
Expression of Interest
Expressions of Interest should include:
- A maximum 1-page cover letter including a statement of capability and provide an example of evaluation completed.
- Current CV of everyone included in the Expression of Interest
- Daily fee rate
Expressions of interest and requests for further information should be submitted to Sylvain Malsungai at the following email address: [email protected].
Applications close 25th of October 2021 at 17.00 (Vanuatu Standard Time).
Approved by: Bridgette Thorold, Country Director
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