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Shifting the Power - End of Project Evaluation

  • by Amrina Rana
  • 10 Nov 17

Women and children at a food distribution point in Ethiopia

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We are looking to recruit a team of consultants to conduct the final evaluation of the Shifting the Power project. This evaluation is to fulfil the project’s accountability to its primary stakeholders – the local partner organisations –  and to its secondary stakeholders – the project consortia and donors (INGOs, Start Network and DFID). The evaluation will cover all five Shifting the Power countries (Bangladesh, Pakistan, Ethiopia, DRC, and Kenya) and the coordination work done at global/UK level.

A Terms of Reference (ToR) for the consultancy, which outlines application details can be accessed here.

The deadline for applications is 20th November 2017.

To give you a little more background/context on what we are doing:

  • Six international organisations – ActionAid, CAFOD, Christian Aid, Tearfund, Concern and Oxfam – are working together in the Shifting the Power project, supporting 55 of their local and national NGO partners who share the vision and ambition of playing a leading role in decision making and responding to crises in their countries. The project is being implemented until March 20181 in 5 countries (DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya, Pakistan and Bangladesh) and is a Start Network project supported by the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) through the visionary Disasters Emergency Preparedness Programme (DEPP), an ambitious suite of projects launched by the Start Network to develop decentralized approaches to capacity building and to improve the quality and speed of humanitarian response.
  • The aim of Shifting the Power is to support local actors to take their place alongside international actors in order to create a balanced humanitarian system. To do so, it works around 3 main areas:
    1. Strengthen local and national organisational capacity for preparedness, response, decision making and leadership in humanitarian response
    2. Support local and national organisations to have greater representation, voice and recognition in their relevant networks and platforms,
    3. Work with the consortium member INGOs for them to recognise and respond to local/national organisations capacity, leadership & voice
  • The overall objective of the evaluation is to assess the project’s theory of change that “a shift of power towards locally owned and led responses will contribute to a more balanced humanitarian system that delivers more effective and accountable humanitarian response.”
  • The research piece will start in December and should be completed by March 2018.

Contact details:

Application details are in the ToR. If you have any questions please contact Nikita via email on:

A ToR for the consultancy, which outlines application details can be accessed here.

1 This includes the three-month No Cost Extension (NCE) period from January to March 2018.

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