Position Title: Evaluation Consultant
Location: Flexible, will require attendance at the Conciliation Resources’ London office
Duration: January – March 2020
Reporting to: Head of Monitoring and Evaluation

We are currently seeking an external consultant to complete the data collection and analysis of an end-line review of the Women Mediators in the Commonwealth (WMC) project. The aim of the review is to assess Phase I of the project (network creation, value and immediate results) against the current framework, as well as inform Phase II of the project (network establishment and sustainability). Please see the downloadable terms of reference document linked below for full details.

Conciliation Resources is an independent organisation working with people in conflict to prevent violence and build peace, providing advice, support and practical resources. In addition, we take what we learn to government decision-makers and others working to end conflict, to improve peacebuilding policies and practice worldwide. 

Conciliation Resources was established in 1994 and incorporated in 1996 as a company with charitable status. We currently have over 60 full and part-time staff members with a number based outside of the UK. In addition, we use a number of consultants and volunteers to support our work.
Women Mediators across the Commonwealth (WMC) is a network which connects women with a broad range of mediation knowledge and experience. The network advocates for the increased recognition of women mediators, and their participation in peace processes regionally and internationally. It also provides opportunities for the members to learn from and support each other. 

The key objectives of this project are to deliver activities that: strengthen the capacity of women mediators to engage in local and global peace processes; to building regional and international solidarity on the inclusion of women in peacebuilding; and, to increase information and awareness for policymakers and civil society groups on the benefits of strategies for including women mediators in peace processes. 

Desirable experience: 

  • Experience of researching/evaluating peacebuilding, mediation or conflict resolution projects and programmes (essential).
  • Experience of working on women’s issues in peace and security (essential).
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of conflict prevention and peacebuilding issues (desirable).
  • A track record of conducting participatory processes which have generated reports with actionable recommendations that have led to the commissioning organisation making real and evidenced change (desirable)
  • Interpersonal skills backed by knowledge and experience that evokes trust and openness with a range of evaluation participants (essential)
  • Commitment to working in an international environment with gender and cultural sensitivity (essential)
  •  Experience in working with people and communities affected by conflict (desirable).
  • Ability to establish strong working relationships with programme teams and partner organisations (desirable).
  • Strong verbal and written English language skills.

To apply, please submit a proposal, including (i) short narrative (3 page maximum) detailing your suitability and approach to the assignment; (ii) financial proposal* for the assignment; (iii) CV(s) (2 page maximum per CV). All proposals should be emailed to recruitment@c-r.org. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 18.00 BST (London) on Friday 13 December 2019. 

*Conciliation Resources will cover all travel-related costs, including visa, flights, hotels, food and translation (please do not include these costs in your proposal). In your financial proposal please include costs for the following items:

•    Costs for delivering the above activities.

Downloads for this post: Terms of Reference