Abilis, KIOS and Siemenpuu are looking for evaluators. DL for proposals on 15 Nov 2019

Joint Programme Evaluation for Abilis, KIOS and Siemenpuu Foundations

The joint evaluation of the three Foundations should give an assessment of the results achieved so far in this programme period in strengthening the civil society and in relation to the specific objectives of each Foundation. It should assess the role that the Foundations play in the Finnish development cooperation, and the strengths and weaknesses of the Foundations’ modality and grant making approaches. The evaluation should also provide analyses on the strengths and weaknesses of the Foundations’ communications activities.

The evaluation will feed into the planning of the next programme period (2022-2025) and the strategy processes of the Foundations.
The objectives of this evaluation are
− To give recommendations to the development of the Foundations’ modality,
− To give recommendations to the development of the Foundations’ tools & practices in grant making and in communications activities
− To increase understanding on best ways to support the strengthening of the civil society

The evaluation deals with the years 2018-2019 of the ongoing programmes 2018-2021 of the Foundations financed by the MFA, covering the active projects during this period. The evaluation should focus on the Foundations’ common modality framework, however also address the Foundations separately.
The evaluation should not focus on the results of individual funded projects and communications activities, but rather address the programme level.

The evaluation will be conducted preferably by an evaluation team, which consists of a Finnish and an international member.

Abilis, KIOS or Siemenpuu Foundations will select the evaluators based on their proposals of interest. These proposals, including a work plan with the suggested evaluation criteria, budget and the CVs of the evaluators should be submitted by 15.11.2019 by e-mail to marjo.heinonen (at) abilis.fi, with the title “Joint Foundation Evaluation”. If you have any questions related to the assignment, please send it to the email above by 5.11.2019. They will be answered 8.11.2019.

Download the Terms of Reference of the joint evaluation as pdf document here