Call for Proposal: Evaluation of Youth Justice II

01 mars 2021

YWCA-YMCA of Sweden is a global youth movement that strives to meet the current needs of youth today as well as providing a platform where young people can develop to their full potential. The YWCA-YMCA Sweden consists of 150 local associations with 45 000 members. The organization is affiliated with the World YWCA and YMCA and the YMCA and the YWCA of Europe. As the national organization, YWCA-YMCA of Sweden has the responsibility for organizational identity, leadership training, international cooperation etc. The core of our international work is developing youth organizations so that they are effective and relevant for youth.

Since the start of YWCA-YMCA of Sweden’s intervention Youth Justice in 2015, over 50 000 young people have gained support to strengthen their resilience. The programme has helped young people in contexts characterised by poverty, marginalisation and crime. The target group’s recidivism has been lowered to less than 2%, many youths have returned to schooling as well as regained contact with their families and communities.

Now it is time to evaluate the second phase of the programme, Youth Justice II, implemented by four African YMCAs in 2018-2020. During this period the aim was to achieve even better results and to introduce the work in two new countries.

The evaluation is expected to be carried out between 22nd of March and 21st of May 2021. Qualified and interested candidates are encouraged to apply either as a team or individually. We welcome consultants both from Sweden and abroad.

Evaluation

The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the results of the finished intervention Youth Justice II to learn what worked well and what worked less well. The evaluation will be used to provide a solid ground for the next phase (Youth Justice III) and further develop its methods, objectives, baseline data and relevant indicators.

The primary intended users of the evaluation are the programme management of YWCA-YMCA Sweden and its partner organisations within the Youth Justice II and III programmes.

For more details, please refer to the links below:

Terms of Reference: Programme Evaluation of Youth Justice II

Annex 1: Application Youth Justice II (2018-2020)

Annex 2: SMC’s Policy on Learning and Evaluation

Annex 3: Code of Conduct YWCA-YMCA of Sweden

Preliminary Time Schedule

  • 22nd of March – Start
  • 7th of May – Draft evaluation report
  • 21st of May – Final evaluation report

Qualifications

The evaluator/s shall have documented skills and experience from conducting evaluations and leading evaluation teams, including communication and facilitation skills. The evaluator/s shall possess the following:

  • Documented theoretical and practical experiences of Swedish development cooperation and/or international aid.
  • Expertise in human rights-based approach.
  • Experience of evaluating empowerment of vulnerable groups.
  • Evaluation and monitoring expertise of monitoring tools, especially – Outcome Harvesting and qualitative data techniques.
  • Experience of participatory approach and strong communication skills.
  • Proficiency in English.

The following competencies are highly recommended and will be taken in consideration when assessing the tenders:

  • Familiarity with the context of Southern and Western Africa.
  • Proficiency in French.
  • Competence of criminology in order to analyze the programme framework and results from a criminological point of view.

How to Apply

Tenders shall be submitted via e-mail to niclas.sannerheim@kfum.se no later than 14th of March 2021. We welcome consultants both from Sweden and abroad. All tenders must be written in English. Please submit the following information in PDF:

  • Profile and CV of each consultant involved containing a full description of relevant qualifications and professional work experience and their role in the evaluation process.
  • References regarding similar assignments conducted plus one example of previous evaluation conducted by the evaluator/s.
  • A methodological proposal.
  • Suggested procedure for quality assurance, with focus on inclusion of key users.
  • Suggested timeframe.
  • Suggested budget, including all costs and VAT.

Questions?

For questions or clarifications, please contact YWCA-YMCA of Sweden’s International Secretary Niclas Sannerheim at niclas.sannerheim@kfum.se.