Jobopslag: Konsulenter til evaluering

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Jobopslag: Konsulenter til evaluering

2. juli 2021

DDL is looking for a team of consultants for an external evaluation.

Background

The “Transnational capacity building project for deaf associations” is a three-years intervention following an inception phase (2016-2017) - a part of a long-term support to national associations of deaf in West Africa targeting Mali, Niger, Togo, Ivory Coast, and Ghana National Association of Deaf (GNAD). The project was originally planned to end in 2020, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been extended till end of 2021 and an additional “interlude project” has been added (for 2021 only) in order to regain momentum and maintain capacity built before start of the pandemic.

GNAD is the main project partner, hosts the project secretariat and carries a mentoring responsibility as the most experienced organisation of deaf in the region in cooperation with the West and Central Africa Regional Secretariat (WCARS) of the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD). GNAD has been supported by Danish Deaf Association (DDL) for more than 10 years and it has developed from a small and relatively weak organisation of deaf to an organisation with moderate strength and national coverage, widely recognized by government, key authorities, general public, the disability movement and members. Valuable experience gained along the way, includes how best/not to combine specific support to an organisation of deaf along with support to development of in-country Sign Language Interpretation (SLI) capacity and inclusion of deaf in the national disability movement while pursuing advocacy for the rights of deaf according to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD).

The objectives of the transnational capacity building project are:

  1. The leadership and management skills of the four national associations of deaf (TDAs) are improved
  2. The TDAs have increased their capacities to advocate for deaf people in their countries
  3. An effective network and communication structure between the associations are established enabling them to share knowledge and experiences

A new project is planned to be applied for early 2022, which should build on experiences gathered and lessons learnt from the current project, hence an external evaluation is being carried out in September/October 2021.

The evaluation

Given that the transnational capacity building project forms a part of a long-term support to the West African Region the evaluation has a strong focus on how approaches can be refined or rebuilt in order to increase impact and to a less extent being a classical assessment of what has been achieved for which costs. The evaluation of the “Transnational capacity building project for deaf associations” has 3 objectives:

  1. To assess achievements and preliminary impact of the project with focus on effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and social/organisational sustainability. The assessment should cover the total project and closely related activities of the 2021 project Reflecting and Maintaining Momentum during the Pandemic” and include a closer study of two of the four countries, e.g. Ivory Coast and Togo.
  2. To assess the feasibility of the key approaches of the project (presented above) and recommend adjustments, in particular regarding the TOT approach, the parallel/transnational capacity building approach enabling regional barrier-free communication and the involvement of WCARS.
  3. To recommend adjustments of key approaches, which serve

    1. increase of impact
    2. cost-effectiveness
    3. strengthening of regional experience sharing and solidarity among deaf men and women
    4. more focus on gender equality and age diversity within the organisations of deaf.

Please refer to the Terms of Reference for the evaluation for further information.

Are you interested?

A motivated application including a CV for all the Evaluation Team members must be sent to Danish Deaf Association, att. Program Manager Kasper Bergmann by email to kb@ddl.dk by 1st August 2021.

Inquires about this assignment can also be sent to Kasper Bergmann at kb@ddl.dk.

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