Center for Victims of Torture (CVT): External Evaluation Consultant
SCOPE OF WORK
The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT) is seeking an external evaluation consultant for a new project entitled the “IDREAM Incubator and Accelerator.” The goal of this project is to support human rights defenders (HRDs) who have been displaced from their countries or regions of origin and to build their capacity for sustained, effective human rights action. We aim to build solidarity and support for HRDs thought peer-mentoring and resource sharing; to identify and test novel solutions to common challenges; and to build capacity in three core domains: (1) individual and organizational resilience (Resilience); (2) strategic and tactical innovation and effectiveness in human rights advocacy (Effective Advocacy); and (3) effective threat assessment and mitigation (Integrated Security).
As a key element of the project and to foster relationships and collaboration between the project’s partner HRDs, the project includes a launch workshop in the first year and an evaluation and sustainability workshop as the project closes. Other key activities include: partner HRD selection; assessing needs in the three project domains and developing tailored integrated capacity building plans (ICBPs) with goals/objectives for each partner HRD; designing and distributing subawards; engaging digital and security experts; developing an e-learning plan; online and in-person trainings and support; peer mentoring; resource-sharing; and evaluation.
The impact of the IDREAM project is anticipated to be:
- Improved quality and effectiveness of HRD advocacy on human rights issues of concern.
- Increased individual and organizational agency and ability to anticipate, prepare for, respond, and adapt to change, threats, disruptions, and opportunities in order to not only continue with difficult work, but also to succeed in their efforts.
- Increased appreciation of the role and impact of incubated networks in developing safe, collaborative space that promotes solidarity and success among HRDs.
Submission of Bids:
RFP responses must be sent to Kirsten Anderson, [email protected] by 5:00pm CST on Friday, February 28, 2020. Any questions about the RFP can be sent to the same. Proposals should be no more than 10 pages. Evaluator CVs should be included as an Appendix (in addition to the 10 pages). As outlined above, proposals should include:
3.Strategy to protect evaluation and project participants from risk due to evaluation activities
4.Strategy for collaboration with internal CVT staff
6.Line-item Budget, including total proposed budget amount
7.Evaluator(s) CV(s) CVT will acknowledge receipt of all proposals within two business days, and communicate with all bidders about the status of their proposal (if they are selected or not selected) within a month of the submission deadline.
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