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The Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) has supported civil society in Eurasia and received support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) since the 1980s. The current agreement with the MFA on support to civil society in Eurasia (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine) is for the period 2017-2020. The overall budget for the whole period of the project is NOK 35 910 000 (app. 3 500 000 Euro).
NHC is seeking a review that can assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, outcomes, potential long-term impact, and sustainability of the project activities in the programme period 2017-2020.
The purpose of the review is:
1) to assess the implementation of the project and to what extent it has led to the effect/impact and outcome formulated in the agreement and the application;
2) to provide recommendations for adjustments and improvements for future projects, both in terms of goals and approach;
3) to assess the added value of the NHC.
The main audience for the review will be the NHC donors (MFA), NHC board and leadership. The purpose is to strengthen the work through documenting results, providing feedback on the NHC added value in civil society projects implemented in an increasingly difficult human rights environment, and offering insights and recommendations to the theory of change in further work.
NHC is seeking an inclusive and participatory process that involves engagement and interaction with the NHC, partners, donor and target groups in the project.
The findings of the review will provide inputs to the development of the NHC’s future work in the Eurasia region beyond 2020 and contribute to the development of an updated theory of change for use in i.a. new applications for funding.
Please read the Terms of Reference of the assignment.
Time frame and budgets
NHC has a budget of NOK 300 000 for the assignment. Due to the unpredictable COVID-19 circumstances in the region we plan for the review to be done as desk review with digital interviews and meetings.
The review process should start in the end of May 2020 and the first draft of the report should be submitted to the NHC no later than 1 September. The final report should be concluded by 1 October 2020.
The application should include budget, timeframe, a brief statement of qualifications and motivation. In addition, the CV of each team member should be included. If the application is submitted by an agency, general information of relevant competence and experience of the reviewing agency should be included. The evaluation team will need to confirm in written that they are not in breach of the procurement rules for eligible tenders.