In 2016 the Norwegian Helsinki Committee (NHC) and the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief (IPPFoRB) entered into a partnership covering the work and activities of the IPPFoRB. NHC currently has two three-years’ project agreements with the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) which are earmarked support for the work of the IPPFoRB. The overall budget for the whole period of the project is NOK 21 329 610.
NHC and IPPFoRB are seeking a review that can assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, outcomes, potential long-term impact, and sustainability of the activities of the project during the period 2018-2020.
The purpose of the review is to assess
1) implementation of IPPFoRB activities and outcomes;
2) results or effects of the project, as designed and implemented, on the target groups and;
3) the added value of NHC.
In addition, this review will assess the effects experienced by the project’s main target group, i.e. members of parliament from around the globe, who are members of the IPPFoRB network.
The main audience for the review will be NHC donors (MFA), NHC board and leadership, and the IPPFoRB Steering Group and Secretariat. The purpose is to strengthen the work through documenting results, providing recommendations on adjustments needed for the further implementation of the project, and offering insights and recommendations to support the development of a new strategy for the IPPFoRB and its work beyond 2020.
NHC and IPPFoRB are seeking an inclusive and participatory process that involves engagement and interaction with the both NHC and IPPFoRB, as well as partners and target groups in the project.
The findings of the review will provide inputs to the development of the IPPFoRB’s strategy and work beyond 2020, including new applications for funding.
Please read the Terms of Reference of the assignment.
Time frame and budgets
NHC/IPPFoRB has a budget of NOK 350 000 for the assignment, including covering related costs (travel, accommodation, per diem, telephone, etc.).
The review process should ideally start end of March 2020 and an inception report should be submitted two weeks after. The draft report should be submitted to the IPPFoRB and NHC by mid-May 2020. NHC and IPPFoRB should be allowed to give comments and inputs by end of May. The IPPFoRB and NHC may request an updated draft report for final comments if necessary. The final report should be concluded by 25th June 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.