Call for Proposals: External Evaluation of the Enhanced Civic Understanding and Engagement Project

Cape Town Refugee Centre (CTRC)
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Opportunity closing date: 
Friday, 17 February, 2017
Opportunity type: 
Call for proposals

The Cape Town Refugee Centre (CTRC) and its partners require the services of an external evaluation team to evaluate the Enhanced Civic Understanding and Engagement (ECUE) project achievements, its relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, outcome and impact.


CTRC, in partnership with the Dullah Omar Institute for Constitutional Law, Governance, and Human Rights (DOI), and the KwaZulu Natal Christian Council (KZNCC) implemented a 2-year project titled ‘Enhanced Civic Understanding and Engagement (ECUE) project. The project is funded by the European Union.

The project goal is to simultaneously strengthen refugees’ awareness and participation in democratic processes in host communities, and enhance local government capacity for participative governance in order to promote tolerance and social cohesion in the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal provinces. The specific objectives are:

  • To provide an integrated civic education and social cohesion programme for 2250 adult and youth refugees
  • To provide refugee rights and human rights-based education programme for 550 local authorities and frontline service providers (NGOs, SASSA, SAPS and public facility managers) to improve service delivery
  • To provide capacity-building support to third parties for community-based refugee organisations
  • To put in place programmes and operations, management, monitoring, evaluation and communication systems

Purpose of the Evaluation

CTRC and its partners require the services of an external evaluation team to evaluate the ECUE project achievements, its relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, outcome and impact. 

The evaluation will cover the project duration i.e May 2015 to April 2017, and will be undertaken in target communities in the Western Cape and KwaZulu Natal. A budget of R100 000.00 , negotiable, is available.

The evaluation will take place over 7 weeks, from 1st March to 13th April 2017 and will deliver the following:

  • An Inception Report, detailing the methodology, schedule of tasks and activities, and a work plan
  • A Draft Evaluation Report for comment and feedback from project partners, staff and key stakeholders
  • A Final Evaluation Report

Evaluation Team

It is anticipated that the Evaluation team will consist of a Lead Evaluator and at least one other Evaluation Consultant.

Required Competencies

The Evaluation Team will possess the following:

  • Prior experience in designing and conducting evaluation activities
  • Advanced degree in social science, law, or other relevant development field is required
  • Prior experience in the development of data collection tools and data analysis
  • Analytical and report writing skills
  • Knowledge of refugee rights, civic participation or social cohesion
  • Interpersonal and communication skills including ability to facilitate and work in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team
  • Experience in conducting evaluations of EU-funded projects is an added advantage

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