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Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant

  • Posted:Jul 17, 2019
  • Apply by:Aug 17, 2019
  • Job Type
  • Other
  • Job Level
  • Experienced (non manager)
  • Location
  • Ontario, ON
  • Impact Area
  • Other
  • Impact Category
  • Nonprofit
  • Company Type
  • Nonprofit

About this position

Request for Proposals: Monitoring and Evaluation Support for Women’s Shelters Canada Circles of Safety Project

 Women’s Shelters Canada (WSC) is seeking an individual or group to support monitoring and evaluation activities for its project Circles of Safety: Women-Led Interagency VAW Safety Support in Rural and Remote Communities. The successful candidate will work with WSC to develop tools for baseline data collection, ongoing assessment, and final evaluation; support WSC’s use of these tools throughout the project, and conduct a final, third-party project evaluation.

All proposals are due by August 16th 2019.

I. Organizational Background

Women’s Shelters Canada (WSC) is based in Ottawa. Bringing together 14 provincial and territorial shelter organizations, we represent a strong, unified voice for systemic change to end violence against women. Through collaboration, knowledge exchange, and adoption of innovative practices, we advance the coordination and implementation of high quality services for women and children accessing VAW shelters and transition houses.

II. Project Summary

The Circles of Safety: Women-Led Interagency VAW Support and Safety in Rural and Remote Communities project aims to address the multiple barriers that survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence in rural, remote and Northern communities face when seeking support. It does so by testing and adapting Circles of Safety as a promising practice. Circles of Safety are a trauma-informed, survivor-centered, collaborative approach to safety planning that brings together a survivor, service providers, and informal support networks to generate creative, holistic solutions for safety.

Through this project, Women’s Shelters Canada will work with women’s shelters in three participating communities (La Ronge, SK; Peace River, AB; Watson Lake, YK) to test, adapt, and implement the Circles of Safety practice for rural, remote, northern and indigenous communities. Over four years, staff from participating shelters will receive training on facilitating Circles of Safety, adapt the practice to the unique environment of their community, and implement the adapted practice in their community. Throughout, they will have access to ongoing coaching and learning opportunities. The project will culminate in the creation of a Blueprint document that can be shared with other shelters interested in implementing the practice in their community.

III. Scope of Work & Timeline

WSC is seeking an individual or group to support monitoring and evaluation activities for the Circles of Safety project. The successful applicant will carry out the following activities:

  • Review the existing results framework and results measurement plan, and advise on any gaps or areas for improvement – by September 20th 2019.
  • Based on the results framework and in consultation with the WSC project lead, develop data collection tools for the project (e.g. questionnaires, interview guides, reporting templates) – by October 31st
  • Support WSC project lead and partner shelters in implementing assessment and data collection activities throughout the project period, as needed – October 2019 to October 2022.
  • Conduct a final evaluation at the end of the project, drawing on data collected by WSC and partners throughout the project as well as additional interviews and focus groups to be conducted at the end of the project by the evaluator. As part of this data collection process, the evaluator will attend an in-person meeting with participants from each community at the end of the project. Travel expenses will be covered by WSC. – between November 2022 and February 2023.

 IV. Required Qualifications

Applicants should demonstrate that they meet the following required qualifications:

  • Experience conducting monitoring and evaluation activities for large, multi-site, multi-stakeholder projects.
  • Experience conducting monitoring and evaluation activities in partnership with indigenous people and communities, using an approach that prioritizes cultural safety.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement a range of evaluation methodologies that are adapted to the capacity of the implementing organizations.
  • Experience using an intersectional feminist approach.
  • Knowledge of the violence against women sector is an asset.

V. RFP Submission Process

Submissions should be emailed to Leah at no later than August 16th 2019, and should include the following components:

  • Description of how the applicant will approach and accomplish the work (see Section III), with particular attention paid to how the applicant will adapt their work to be culturally safe and attentive to the needs of under-resourced organizations.
  • Overview of the applicant’s qualifications and experience, in relation to Section IV above.
  • Budget aligned with the scope of work (Section III) and total budget (see below).

Please note that the budget for this work is up to $48,000 plus applicable taxes. Travel costs to attend the in-person final meeting will be covered by WSC; any other anticipated expenses should be included within the $48,000 budget.

If you have questions regarding this RFP, please contact Leah at by August 12th 2019. Questions submitted after this date may not receive a response prior to the submission deadline.

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