The International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN) is a US-based non-profit organisation that promotes inclusive and sustainable peace in countries affected by violent conflict, extremism, militarism, and closing political space. Recognising the gendered impact of conflict and the transformative role of women peacebuilders, ICAN fulfills its mission through a dual strategy of:

  •  Shaping and influencing the peace and security policies of governments, multilateral organisations, and the wider international community by providing thought leadership, strategic advice, and gender-responsive analysis and operational guidance; and
  •  Sustaining and strengthening a global movement of innovative, locally rooted women peacebuilders to have voice and influence wherever matters of peace, violent conflict, rights, and human security are determined.

 ICAN is seeking to conduct a midterm review for the period of December 2018- December 2020, while considering the organization’s earlier history as context.

Key Objectives for this Consultancy:

  1. Assess progress towards achievement of results in the program areas under review
  2.  Assess whether and if so, explain how and for whom, the achieved results and progress made represent significant and relevant contributions to increasing and improving the participation of women and women-led organisations in peacebuilding, building the capacities of women peacebuilders, and improving the access of women peacebuilders to the relevant policy spaces
  3.  Assess whether and if so, explain how, for whom and to what extent, the ways in which ICAN works, based on building trust and opening spaces as well as grant-making, represent a specific value-added in peacebuilding processes
  4.  Identify strategic considerations related to the relevance and effectiveness of ICAN’s initiatives to inform activities for the remainder of the grant agreement period, as well as planning for the next period


  • 7+ years of programming and/or evaluation experience in peacebuilding, women, peace and security, and related fields
  • Knowledge of and experience working with women-led organisations
  • Extensive technical knowledge, skills and expertise in evaluation design, concepts, and approaches, and evaluating complexity
  • Familiarity with international evaluation standards including the principles and guidelines of the OECD/DAC Quality Standards for Development Evaluations
  • Experience conducting formative and summative organization evaluations
  • Experience with qualitative (document review, stakeholder interviews, focus group discussions) and quantitative (statistical analysis) methodologies
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, analysis, and oral and written communication
  • Respect and cultural sensitivity for local partners including flexibility, humility, curiosity, and openness to learn

 How to Apply:

Please contact Yodit Willis at for the complete Terms of Reference.

 A full application will include:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A technical proposal not exceeding ten pages (min. font size Arial 11), presenting the Consultant’s understanding of the assignment, outlining a proposed approach, evaluation framework and methodology with work plan, and providing comments on the TORs as needed.
  • A financial proposal with detailed budget (in US dollars) with a breakdown of fees, number of days per activity proposed, and other (direct) costs
  • Two samples of evaluations or other reports completed by the consultant within the last 2 years

Location: Remote

Application Deadline: April 2, 2021

Type of Contract: Consultant

Languages Required: English (Arabic and other languages preferred)

Duration of Initial Contract: 3 months



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