We Effect is a development organisation founded by the Swedish cooperative movement in 1958 to support the development of democratic organisations and societies. In our international development cooperation programmes, we are applying a human rights-based approach supporting people living in poverty to secure their rights.
We Effect works in more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America through our regional offices in partnership with local CSOs, farmer organisations, cooperative federations and other democratic organisations.
We Effect Regional Office for Europe was established in 2017 in Skopje, North Macedonia. Europe region is supporting 11 partner organisations in the region under the programme Empower Europe. The support is directed for North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Moldova.
With financing from Sida, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, a project for rural development aiming for a Market System Development (MSD) approach is being implemented in North Macedonia – Income Increase and Socio-Economic Empowerment of Vulnerable and Marginalized Groups from Rural and Sub-Urban Areas 2021-2023 (IISEE), in collaboration with (at this stage) 1 national organization in North Macedonia – National Federation of Farmers (NFF).
Objective, scope of the assignment and main tasks
The main objective of the assignment is to assess the programme’s success and confirm early signs of the impact, and to identify lessons learned (which can be used for a possible next phase of the project).
Based on the proposed methodology, the consultant will conduct a mid-term review of the project and deliver interim report covering the period of April 2021-August 2023.
The midterm review will integrate a clear set of recommendations with list of options for improved project results. The consultant will assess the alignment of the undertaken interventions with the needs of the target groups of the project and the core values and principles of We Effect as an international development organization:
- Gender Equality
- Rights Based Approach
- Climate Justice
- Conflict Sensitivity
The midterm review should include (but not limit to) the following:
- Collecting relevant data to analyze the extent to which the project outcomes and results and have been successful.
- Provide independent assessment of the mid-term projects achievements, strengths and identify the problems and constraints that have been encountered from the start of the implementation of the project to date.
- Analyze the process of implementation from the perspective of participation of the right-holders, members of the rural communities and the partner organisations and analyze the changes that have occurred within the right-holder households and the targeted communities.
- Assess the need and relevance of a continuation of the project into a potential new phase.
- Conduct interviews with a sample of the market actors.
All interested candidates are requested to submit their offer with all supporting documents by uploading them on Impactpool no later than 15th of August 2023 by the end of working day 16:00 CET.