Oxfam is an international confederation of 17 organizations networked together in 94 countries. As part of a global movement for change, we are working together to end world poverty and injustice. We work with thousands of partners in countries around the world, and employ staff in a wide variety of posts. We work directly with communities and we seek to influence the powerful to ensure that poor people can improve their lives and livelihoods and have a say in decisions that affect them.
Oxfam is implementing an innovative project; “People Protecting their Eco-systems in the Lower Mekong-(PEM) which is intended to span parts of three regional countries, Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam (CLV). PEM’s theory of change endeavours to inform and facilitate the development of more productive, equitable and sustainable community-based natural resources management and livelihood practices in target communities; as well as empowering and strengthening communities and civil society by sensitizing them and mobilize them and the wider public so that they can demand greater transparency, accountability and exert influence over governments and private sector actors to ensure that these actors adopt and adhere to evolving best practice standards which respect to protecting and enhancing the rights of local communities interested and involved in protecting biodiversity and maintain the integrity of ecosystems. Through right-based advocacy and conservation, the social change envisaged in PEM includes primary change agent level and a wider public towards a greater understanding and knowledge on sustainable natural resources management and right assertion.
Scope of the Assignment
The project has a ten year vision. It is in its third year implementation, approaching the phase I completion and is ready for an impact assessment in 2015. The impact evaluation will be carried out in Cambodia, Vietnam and Lao PDR to assess the progress against the project objectives and outcome for the 3 year period.
The consultancy will be hosted at the Oxfam Office in Phnom Penh. Interested individual/research institution/groups are invited to submit an expression of interest and evaluation proposal (max 5 pages) in response to the TOR. Submissions should be sent with the subject line marked “Proposal for evaluation of PEM” to firstname.lastname@example.org, with cc to fsantos@OxfamAmerica.org.
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