Closing date: Monday 2nd November 2020

IWDA is seeking a consultant to design and implement an end of project evaluation of the Rural Women’s Development Program (Timor Leste).


Covalima Community Centre (CCC), is a community-based organisation with extensive experience supporting community development in Covalima district, Timor-Leste. Their programming spans many areas of rural development, including a focus on rural women’s participation. International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) is an Australian-based organisation, resourcing diverse women’s rights organisations primarily in Asia and the Pacific, and contributing to global feminist movements to advance our vision for gender equality for all.

IWDA and CCC have been partnering together to deliver the Rural Women’s Development Program (RWDP) since 2009 with funding through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP). The RWDP was last formally evaluated in 2015, and based on the results of the evaluation the program was re-designed (with a one-year bridging period in-between). The current four-year iteration of the program has been implemented since July 2017 and ending in June 2021. This end of project evaluation will focus on the last four years of the RWDP and the results will be utilised to inform the development of a new multi-year proposal between IWDA and CCC (anticipated to commence from July 2021).

IWDA and CCC are seeking to engage a suitably experienced consultant(s) to design and implement this end of project evaluation, taking a participatory and feminist approach that is consistent with our organisational values.


The consultant team will design and implement an end of project evaluation of the Rural Women’s Development Program (project cycle: 2017 – 2020) and disseminate findings in a written report – working closely with IWDA and CCC to do so.

The end of project evaluation is both an accountability and learning exercise for CCC and IWDA, to reflect primarily on the program’s impact and effectiveness, with recommendations to increase the sustainability of benefits and to inform future program design.

The Evaluation will assess the degree to which the program achieved its objectives, and the major factors influencing the achievement or non-achievement of objectives (effectiveness).

The consultant/s should possess the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrated significant experience in conducting qualitative and participatory evaluations, preferably in the Timor-Leste context.
  • Experience in gender programming, preferably with a focus on women’s leadership and/or gender norms change.
  • Written and verbal fluency in both English and Tetun and excellent writing skills.
  • At least part of the consultancy team must be based in Timor-Leste to implement the primary data collection evaluation activities (this is to manage the risk of continued travel restrictions due to COVID-19).

Details of how to apply:


Review the Terms of Reference attached below.

Candidates are invited to submit expressions of interest addressing the following:

  • A brief response against the key selection criteria (as outlined in section 12 – maximum 1 page).
  • CVs of all team members proposed to be involved in the evaluation (maximum 3 pages per person).
  • A written example of prior evaluative work.
  • A high level indicative methodology and timeline to complete the end of project evaluation, including consideration of potential risks and management of these (maximum 2 pages).
  • A high level budget showing indicative costs, including daily consultant rates and per diems.

Expressions of interest that do not cover these requirements will not be considered. Expressions are interest are required by 11.59pm Monday 02 November 2020 and should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Any offer of engagement will require a National Police Check and endorsement of IWDA’s Child Protection Code of Conduct.

Terms of Reference 

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