Evaluation Consultancy: Young Women in Leadership Project 2016-2018

Bougainville Women’s Federation (BWF) plays an important role in advocating for gender equality, is included as an implementing agency for the Gender, Peace and Security Policy and implements a number of projects working to advance women’s leadership and economic empowerment. IWDA has partnered with BWF since 2012. Currently, IWDA and BWF are implementing two projects in partnership: the Young Women’s Leadership Project and Women’s Leadership Initiative.

The Young Women’s Leadership Program (2016-2018) is funded through DFAT’s Pacific Women Shaping Pacific Development Program and addresses the needs and ambitions of young women seeking to increase their leadership effectiveness and provide a safe space in which young women can engage and support each other. It is working towards two mutually reinforcing goals:

  1. Young women will have stronger leadership skills and confidence, and a greater voice in local and regional government affairs and policy development.
  2. The Bougainville Women’s Federation is strengthened as a sustainable, inclusive representative body for women across Bougainville.

IWDA is seeking to engage an external consultant, or team of consultants, to evaluate the Young Women’s Leadership Program (2016-2018) through a participatory evaluation process. The evaluation will ensure that key learning are shared and contribute to future planning and implementation for young women’s leadership projects.

Expressions of interest addressing the Terms of Reference (available here) should be sent to Jessica Waite jwaite@iwda.org.au by  5.00pm Monday 7th January 2019.