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Date(s) - 31/10/2023


Human Rights House Foundation

Closing Date: 31st October 2023
Contract Value: 20.000 €
Anticipated dates of Project: 10th November 2023

STRONG (Sustainable, Target-group oriented, Resilient and Open NGOs with Good governance) Civil Society is a project implemented by Human Rights House Foundation (HRHF) that aims to strengthen the role that civil society plays in the democratisation processes in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. STRONG Civil Society is co-funded by the European Union and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Originally approved as a 3-year project (July 2020 – June 2023), its implementation was extended to January 2024 through no-cost extension.

With STRONG, HRHF sets out to strengthen the role that Human Rights Houses, member NGOs and other CSOs play in the democratisation processes in their countries.

The project aims to:
1. Strengthen capacities of CSOs for outreach and engagement with citizens and communities;
2. Promote and engage in dialogue between civil society and relevant stakeholders on four fundamental rights – expression, association, assembly and the right to be a human rights defender – nationally and internationally; and
3. Ensure that well-governed Human Rights Houses in the countries serve as platforms/national networks for CSOs in their countries.
A set of specific activities are designed and implemented to achieve each of the project objectives.
As the project approaches the end of its implementation period, HRHF will commission an external evaluation to assess efficiency and impact of the project, identify best practices and examples of success, as well as areas for improvement.

The evaluator will need the following experience, skills and qualifications:
– Minimum 5 years experience in conducting evaluations and a proven record of conducting evaluations of EU funded projects.
– Experience undertaking evaluations of complex human rights programmes.
– Experience working in civil society and preferably in the human rights field, with strong knowledge of the human rights movement in Eastern Partnership countries and the Russian Federation.
– Fluent in English; Russian is a strong advantage (the evaluation report must be written in English).

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