UNICEF Ireland: Request for Tenders
Request for Tenders: UNICEF Ireland is seeking tenders for an External Evaluation (Continuous) of an EU-funded project
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Tender role: External Evaluation (Continuous)
Reporting to: UNICEF Ireland EU Project Officer
Total budget: €5,000 per year (including VAT)
Duration: 2 years
Project context and overall objectives:
UNICEF Ireland is lead partner on an EU-funded project. The €1.1 million project, funded by the EU’s Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme, will deliver child rights education and communications activities across seven UNICEF National Committees.
Children say that in everyday decision-making, especially in schools and communities, their rights, voice, and meaningful participation matter to them. They want their opinions considered. Much remains to be done. Successful models are emerging but need to be formalised. In this project: 1) awareness will be increased broadly among the public, duty bearers and children, addressing lack of knowledge about child rights; 2) “Child Rights Schools” (CRS) will be supported to embed child participation and respect for child rights in educational settings, working with school-wide stakeholders; 3) Rights-based inclusive, meaningful child participation, and voice and influence in the public sphere, will be improved.
External Evaluation overview
It is proposed that a continuous external evaluation will be conducted throughout the duration of the project, and include a final end of project report.
The continuous evaluation will:
- Identify any critical issues and to jointly and collaboratively/cooperatively introduce corrective/improvement measures;
- Systematically gather data and information on progress of project activities;
- Guarantee internal and external efficacy;
- Identify any variances as regards what had been planned;
- Deliver timely corrective and improvement measures to adopt to fulfil project objectives and aims.
The end of the project report will evaluate the project's impact against stated deliverables, plus any unintended positive or negative results. The evaluation will also include recommendations for project partners to support the sustainability or handover of initiatives, plus lessons learned for the benefit of other stakeholders.
Please see tender document attached below for further information.
To apply please submit your written tender via email to: Esther Konijn, EU Project Officer, UNICEF Ireland
Closing date for tenders is 18th March 2021, with online consultations taking place with tenderers held during the month of March, with a decision due by 31st March 2021.