External Evaluator, Adolescent Girls' Rights Initiative (Consultant)

Impact & Effectiveness · San Francisco, California
Department Impact & Effectiveness
Employment Type Consultant
Minimum Experience Experienced

External Evaluation of Global Fund for Women’s Adolescent Girls’ Rights Initiative

At Global Fund for Women, we envision a world where movements for gender justice have transformed power and privilege for a few into equity and equality for all. We fund bold, ambitious, and expansive gender justice movements to create meaningful change that will last beyond our lifetimes.

Adolescent Girls’ Rights Program

Global Fund for Women’s Adolescent Girls’ Rights Initiative, launched in 2018, seeks to deepen our ability to foster movement building among adolescent girls and their allies, allowing for funding of girl- and young women (including cis, trans, and gender non-conforming youth)- led and -centered grassroots organizations based in Francophone and Lusophone Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, and the Caribbean. This initiative also supports a learning cohort comprised of national women’s funds in the Asia Pacific, Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America regions to collaborate and share experiences to strengthen the work with and for adolescent girls, to resource their organizing and movements.

To date, Global Fund for Women has awarded $2,677,000 USD to 51 girl-centered organizations in 37 countries.  Of these, 28 speak English, 13 speak French, 6 speak Spanish, and 4 speak Russian. In January 2020, Global Fund for Women established a global, multi-lingual 12-member Adolescent Girls Advisory Council (AGAC) which advises Global Fund for Women’s work and collaborates with staff to pilot participatory grantmaking with a focus on supporting girl-led organizations.

Position Summary

Global Fund for Women is seeking a consultant or a consultant team to design and implement a feminist external evaluation of our Adolescent Girls' Rights Initiative. The main goal of this evaluation is to capture lessons learned and generate practical recommendations to inform future planning and implementation. The main learnings from this evaluation will be used by Global Fund for Women staff, grantees and partners, and donors. This evaluation is expected to start in June 2021 and to finish at the end of October 2021.

Scope of Work

The consultant will work closely with Global Fund for Women’s core evaluation team, which is composed of staff members of the Adolescent Girls' Rights Initiative and Learning, Evaluation, and Impact team, to carry out the following key activities.

  1. Design and implement a feminist, participatory evaluation plan to document lessons learned and actionable recommendations, structured around these learning questions:
    1. What are key lessons learned (successes, challenges) about supporting grassroots girl-led and girl-centered organizations? What is Global Fund for Women doing differently since the organization started the initiative funded by the grant from the NoVo Foundation?
    2. What difference has dedicated funding made to the organizations and movements Global Fund for Women serves?
    3. How has the adolescent girls’ strategy been integrated within Global Fund for Women? Where has the organization been able to integrate it and where have they not and why?
    4. How has Global Fund for Women contributed to the funding landscape and philanthropic advocacy?
    5. How has Global Fund for Women’s involvement in the adolescent girls learning cohort[1] strengthened their own work and that of others?
  2. Leverage existing data for this evaluation, including strategy documents, progress reports, grantee partners and grants information, internal reviews and learning documents, etc. This includes incorporating findings from a parallel internal evaluation with the AGAC led by a Learning and Evaluation Officer.
  3. Identify opportunities and format to engage internal and external stakeholders to participate in the evaluation at different stages (e.g., evaluation design, data collection, and analysis) in a meaningful way without overburdening them.
  4. Share emerging findings and actionable recommendations in meetings with Global Fund for Women core evaluation team on a regular basis throughout the consultancy leading to the final report.

Deliverables and Timeline

  1. Evaluation work plan by June 18, 2021
  2. Preliminary report of findings and recommendations including an executive summary by August 20, 2021
  3. Final report of findings and recommendations by October 29, 2021

Qualifications and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience, minimum of five years, with feminist learning, monitoring, and evaluation design and methodology using participatory approaches, including experience working with young people   
  • Ability to deliver on a short timeframe
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating organizational and peer learning and data-driven decision-making
  • Gender awareness and sensibility, and knowledge of adolescent girls’ rights and movements globally
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with colleagues at all levels and external audiences
  • Excellent mediation and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to use technology effectively
  • Ability to take initiative and manage projects effectively and collaboratively
  • Experience working with, or within, a feminist organization or knowledge of key values and approaches guiding the work of a feminist organization
  • University degree, in a discipline that includes an emphasis on research analysis and participatory methodology
  • Fluency in English is required, with proficiency in French, Spanish, and/or Russian preferred



The total budget for this consultancy is no more than $42,000 USD. Given the language diversity among our grantee partners, we recommend including translation in your work plan and budgets. We expect this evaluation to take place remotely and do not anticipate travel-related costs.

To apply

Please submit the following in one PDF document by Friday May 28, 2021. Applications without all items listed will not be considered.

  • 1 Resume/CV, if applying as a team, include resume/CV for each team member
  • 1 Cover letter (maximum one page)
  • 1 Proposal, include evaluation design, timeline, and budget. If applying as a team, include roles and responsibilities for each team member and daily rates.
  • 1 Relevant evaluation work sample (maximum 5 pages)
  • 3 References (list names, titles, and email addresses)

[1] Bulgarian Fund for Women; Fondo para el Desarollo de la Mujer Colombiana – Fondo Lunaria; Fundación Colectivo Alquimia Fondo para Mujeres – Fondo Alquimia; Global Fund for Women; HER Fund; Women’s Fund Armenia; XOESE, Le Fonds pour les Femmes Francophones / The Francophone Women’s Fund

The Global Fund for Women is an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law.  Women, people of color, and LGBTQI candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.  Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. 

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    San Francisco, California
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    Impact & Effectiveness
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