Deadline: 24 July 2019
The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is inviting a proposals for the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF) Programme 2016-2019, to support citizens predominantly in developing countries, as they engage in education sector policy, planning, budgeting and monitoring.
It is founded on a shared understanding among key stakeholders that strong, broad-based and locally-driven civil society participation in these processes is crucial to delivering on national and international education goals and to holding their governments to account for commitments to education.
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- To support effective civil society representation and engagement in education sector policy dialogue;
- To support active public outreach and citizen engagement in the generation/use of research and evidence on quality, equity, financing and education system reform;
- To ensure global and regional processes relating to GPE and SDG 4 better inform – and are better informed by – national and local civil society.
Budget and Contractual Arrangements
- The principal responsibility for managing this evaluation rests with the GCE Global Secretariat. GCE will contract the evaluation consultant firm and ensure the timely provision of all relevant documents and assist the consultancy to reach relevant stakeholders as appropriate. The selected consultant(s) will report to the Head of the CSEF Programme.
- Upon signing of the evaluation contract, payments will be made within a day of delivering the milestones as outlined below:
- Signing of contract: 30% of total contract amount
- Against draft report: 30% of total contract amount
- Against final, GCE-approved report: 40% of total contract amount
- In addition, GCE will directly arrange and cover the costs associated with any mutually agreed document translation requirements.
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Strategy
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- The CSEF MEL strategy sets out arrangements for what information will be delivered by the CSEF programme, how, when and by whom to ensure specific areas of progress and intended results against the CSEF 2016 – 2018 programme Theory of Change and Results Framework can and will be tracked, measured and assessed.
- The MEL strategy is designed to contribute to meeting the CSEF’s diverse information needs, including learning related to internal programme processes, support to coalitions and overall effectiveness, efficiency, results and impact.
The endline evaluation of CSEF III aims to serve multiple purposes which will ultimately seek to establish the success of the programme in the following manner;
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- To critically reflect on the successes achieved through the third phase of the programme, compare to what was reportedly achieved at the mid-term point implementation and provide a review of the progress that has been made towards meeting the intended or/and unintended outcomes and consider how these have, in turn contributed towards the intended programme objectives;
- Examine the relevance and validity of the programme objectives and Theory of Change (TOC), given the passing of time and priorities surrounding global education advocacy;
- Following a similar approach with CSEF I and CSEF II programme endline evaluations, CSEF III evaluation also seeks to establish and document the extent at which the CSEF programme contributed to the objectives of GPE;
- To provide valuable insights and lessons that can be used to position and enable the Movement to keep seeking ways of growing, mobilising resources to support the growth of the Movement and remaining relevant as an advocate for equal and equitable quality education for all, as well as social justice;
- GCE also seeks to identify key learning aspects that contributed towards the strategic priorities of GCE; allowing GCE and partners to think critically about the role that CSEF has played in terms of establishing, advancing and strengthening the Movement and the new role in the past four years of GCE as the Grant Agent;
- The evaluation will also provide an opportunity to assess how GCE and its partners will be transitioning to the ASA funding mechanism. This process will involve evaluating the current global and regional secretariat structures, reviewing the role played by the Secretariats within the wider movement and its engagement with the Board. This also is to ensure that the Secretariats staff are fit for purpose and can support the delivery of the current strategic plan and their role within the ASA mechanism.
How to Apply
Interested applicants can apply via given website.
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For more information, please visit https://www.campaignforeducation.org/en/2019/06/25/call-for-proposal-endline-evaluation-of-the-civil-society-education-fund-csef-programme-2016-2019/