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Deaf Child Worldwide is the international development arm of the National Deaf Children’s Society. We currently have regional programmes in South Asia, East Africa, and Latin America. 

Deaf Child Worldwide is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment. We are also committed to promoting work-life balance amongst its staff.

 

Thematic Evaluation of the Role of Parent Support Groups - Latin America

We are seeking to appoint an independent consultant to conduct an evaluation of the role of parents groups in the programmes we support in Latin America. It is expected that the preparation, field work and production of the final report will take 3-4 weeks, depending on the location of the consultant.

A regional parents’ group meeting will be arranged in Ecuador in mid -January and some of the in depth interviews, especially with participants from Bolivia and Peru, will take place here. The consultant will also be required to conduct part of the evaluation in Colombia.

Purpose of the Consultancy
Deaf Child Worldwide has supported work with 7 partners in four Latin American Countries – Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru – for the last six years. A key component of all the work has been supporting parent groups and networks.

The overall purpose of this consultancy is to evaluate the extent to which parents groups and networks have contributed to improved outcomes for deaf children and young people and their families, in the programmes Deaf Child Worldwide supports.

Qualifications/ experiences required:
The independent evaluator should be a suitably qualified and experienced consultant. All reports should be presented in English (and will be translated). The consultant profile should include
• Fluent in English and Spanish with experience of working in the Latin America Region
• Experience of conducting evaluation in the field of international development
• Familiar with the context of working in disability in low and middle-income settings
• Ability to analyse a wide range of information and present it in a clear way that highlights the most significant points
• Experience of conducting interviews and using participatory methodology for conducting evaluations
• Excellent report-writing skills in English.


Closing date for applications:  5pm GMT on Friday 1 December 2017


How to apply

Read our Letter for tender on how to apply for this position. 

Download our Terms of Reference or in Spanish Terminos de referencia

Fill in the Tender application form (word doc). 

Applicants should also send their CV (maximum 4 A4 sides) and the completed tender application form above to louise.saunders@deafchildworldwide.org

You should also provide two examples of your previous evaluation reports in English.

Please note - all applications should be in English.

 


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