Application deadline: February 26, 2020.
East Europe Foundation – Moldova (EEF-M) is a non-profit, non-political organization established as a foundation, in accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Moldova, the Law on Foundations and other Moldovan laws. EEF started its activities in June 2010. Previously EEF operated as a representative office of the Eurasia Foundation in Moldova since 1998.
East Europe Foundation’s mission is to improve the livelihoods of women and men and foster participation, decent work, environmental security, equality and non-discrimination, economic prosperity for rural population, unemployed, informal workers, persons with disabilities, Roma and other vulnerable groups.
In January 2017 EEF-M launched the implementation of EEF Strategic Plan for 2017-2020, approved by the EEF Board of Directors on 14 June 2016, with revisions as of 26 October 2016.
The EEF Strategy and its programs are funded by Sweden, European Union, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Oak Foundation.
The EEF program strategy consists of two inter-related programs with corresponding components conducive to their implementation, as illustrated below.
Impact: Moldovan people benefit from responsive policy-making and fulfilment of their human rights
Civil and political rights and democratic governance
Socio-economic rights and sustainable local development
Civil society participation and oversight
Free, fair and inclusive elections
Community mobilization for responsive local governance
Youth and Education
Social Inclusion of vulnerable groups
The civil and political and democratic governance program will strive to create opportunities to exercise democratic influence through NGO platforms and think tanks actively providing evidence-based input into targeted public policies and engagement of national authorities in designing institutional mechanisms of interaction with civil society. The program will also promote access to unbiased information and freedom of expression by strengthening media self-regulatory bodies such as the Press Council and actively empowering men and women to freely express their views through ICT and active debates conducted by European Interactive Centres. Not the least the program will promote free and fair elections through active NGOs of Women, Roma and persons with disabilities demanding meaningful inclusion of under-represented groups and exercising pressure on duty bearers such as political parties, judges and electoral commissioners to abide to corresponding election standards.
The second program, social and economic rights and sustainable community development, will advance rights and the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals in communities through local NGOs, actively mobilising men and women to (i) constructively engage with duty bearers, (ii) oversee local authorities’ performance, (iii) define and addressing most stringent community needs. It will also enhance active participation of boys and girls in local development by enabling youth NGOs to actively empower youth groups to engage in community assessment, fundraising, outreach, grant-making and constructive engagement of local authorities, businesses and school teachers to ensure a corresponding enabling environment. Finally, the program will advance vulnerable women and men’ access to employment opportunities and improved social services by enabling NGOs to use the Social Entrepreneurship Tools and Inclusive Community Service Assessment Tools, work with local duty bearers, address vulnerability and empower the dispossessed and the marginalised.
EEF conducts operating programs and strategic grant-making. The primary difference between the two is the locus of responsibility for program outputs, and the mechanisms controlling financial expenditure. Grants allocate funding to outside partner organizations through a grant agreement, and the responsibility for delivery of project outputs rests entirely with the grantee. In running operating programs, EEF directly manages project activities and takes upon itself ultimate responsibility for delivery of outputs and project results.
The review shall provide EEF with a technical and professional assessment of results, achievements, key challenges, lessons learnt to date from the implementation of the EEF Strategic Plan and any recommendations for future programming.
Scope of work
The review will consist of document reading, interviews and field visits, debriefing meeting, as well as presentation of an evaluation report.
It is expected that the evaluation will be conducted throughout March – April 2020 with a preliminary draft report submitted to EEF-M by April 30, 2020. The final report should be submitted to EEF-M no later than May 31, 2020.
The deadline for submissions is February 26, 2020.
The application should be sent to the following e-mail address: [email protected] with “Program evaluation” in the subject line.
All questions regarding this task shall be addressed in written to Andrei Brighidin, EEF Director for Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, at [email protected].
For more information about East Europe Foundation, please access www.eef.md. Only selected applicants will be contacted. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The full Terms of References could be downloaded from the link below.