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Invitation to Tender: ENS Evaluation and Learning Partner – Routes to Safety in Europe

9 July 2020

Deadline for applications: 12.00 (BST) Monday 27 July

We are seeking an External Learning and Evaluation Partner to support a new programme of work - Routes to Safety for Stateless Refugees in Europe - that aims to protect the rights of stateless refugees and prevent children being born stateless in Europe.

The External Learning and Evaluation Partner will have a proven track record of delivering high calibre monitoring, learning and evaluation (MEL), with good knowledge of the European asylum and migration context, an understanding of statelessness and nationality rights, and experience of participatory approaches to MEL. They will deliver agreed MEL activities and outputs over the course of the programme, which has been funded by Comic Relief for four years (2020-2024).

This ENS project builds on work carried out over recent years with ENS members and partners to evidence and address the issues facing stateless refugees in Europe. It will seek to fill remaining knowledge gaps, build the capacity of refugees, civil society and relevant authorities, run a campaign to mobilise and inspire action, and use this increased visibility to achieve concrete legal and policy solutions. The grant will resource capacity in the ENS Secretariat to coordinate the programme, project costs for both the Secretariat and ENS members at national level to deliver programme activities, capacity-building on safeguarding for ENS and its members, and MEL costs.

Planned activities to be delivered in partnership with ENS members in priority countries, include research to fill knowledge gaps on the risks of statelessness facing the children of refugees in Europe, community engagement and capacity-building activities, tools development to support identification of stateless refugees and improved access to protection, a campaign to educate and mobilise support around the protection gaps facing stateless refugees in Europe, and evidence-based advocacy towards regional bodies to build on campaign momentum and push for systems change.

The purpose of commissioning a learning and evaluation partner for the project is to provide an opportunity for reflection within the ENS team, help ENS and its members measure the impact of project activities, and facilitate learning to inform future approaches by ENS and its members. 

A total budget of £10,000 (GBP) is available for the work (inclusive of VAT and expenses), with outputs to be delivered over the course of the four-year project (August 2020-June 2024).

How to apply

For details about how to apply, eligibility requirements, deliverables, and outputs, please download and read the Invitation to Tender. Please send your completed proposal as per the Invitation to Tender to Josephine Foster, ENS Operations & Partnerships Officer - josephine.foster@statelessness.eu - by 12.00 (BST) on Monday 27 July 2020.

If you have any questions about this tender or would like more information about the project, please contact Nina Murray, ENS Head of Policy & Research: nina.murray@statelessness.eu.