Call for expression of interest: Evaluation of ALIPH-funded projects

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Call for expression of interest 2022-2023 Evaluation of ALIPH-funded projects Since its inception, ALIPH has supported 180 projects in over 30 countries on four continents. To capture the important lessons learned in this process, ALIPH wishes to commission a series of evaluations of a sample of projects and broader initiatives supported so far. These evaluations would feed into ALIPH’s strategy, both overall and on the levels of countries to strengthen our relationships with our partners, celebrate success, and help ALIPH to continue building on promising funding opportunities. In 2022-2023 ALIPH is seeking evaluators for the following initiatives: Projects 1. Rehabilitation of the Mar Behnam Monastery, Iraq, Fraternité en Iraq, USD 250,800 (20182019) 2. Protection of Sinjar's Cultural Heritage: Restoration of Yazidi Temples Destroyed by Daesh, Sinjar, Iraq, Nadia’s Initiative, USD 75,000 (2020-2021) 3. RIWAQ- Centre for Architectural Conservation: a. Rehabilitation of Ali Salem Mansion, Part of the Palestinian Historical Rural Heritage of Beitillu, West Bank, Palestine, USD 249,789 (2020-2022) b. Restoring El-Wehidi House in Gaza, Palestine USD 24,900 (2022) Action Plans -

Beirut Action Plan, USD 5 million (2020 - ongoing), so far 23 projects supported to the value of USD 3,469,604

Thematic evaluations -

3D documentation and its impact on conservation, through different selected projects

Expressions of interest Please submit an expression of interest through this online form (by February 15th, 2023). Evaluators will be selected through a call for proposals in a two-stage process. Candidates selected based on the expression of interest will be asked to submit full proposals, based on the detailed terms of reference for the reviews. Applicants may propose the evaluation of one or more projects. Proposals for evaluation will be selected by the Secretariat according to the quality and the cost-efficiency of the proposal. 1. Methodology The evaluation must include analysis of reports, outcomes (scientific and technical), and impacts (social, economic, environmental), on-site visits and interviews with team members and local people, especially with the beneficiaries of the project.

Aspects for review and indicators

2.1 Quality of documentation, protection, conservation, and rehabilitation - Quality of outcomes – technical assessment outcomes, including technical standards followed, methodology and team’s expertise, quality of materials used. - Long-term sustainability of outcomes – can the conservation outcomes be maintained long term? Has the team contributed to local ability of providing continued protection of heritage? - Quality of documentation –technical quality of documentation, quality of metadata, accessibility of documentation (including accessibility on mobile phones and in local languages), potential to support physical conservation of monuments or revitalisation of intangible traditions. 2.2 Socio, economic and environmental impact - Local employment generated –quantitative assessment of the number of jobs for women and men, as well as qualitative assessment of the employment opportunities for local people. For example: have local people been offered jobs at all levels, including the managerial level? Has the selection process been fair? - Contribution to a broader local economic regeneration – has the project contributed to the local economy through purchase of local materials or generating other economic opportunities? - Transfer of skills to local people – in addition to quantitative assessment of the number of training opportunities for women and men, it should include analysis of the compatibility of the training with the local needs and the quality of the training. - Addressing inequalities - has the project contributed or made credible effort to contribute through its activities, to addressing inequalities, including gender inequalities, among the local population? - Addressing the local needs, involving local people – has the project successfully identified and addressed the needs of local people? Have local people been informed about the project and kept updated on its progress? - Long-term sustainability – are the social and economic outcomes of the project sustainable longterm? 2.3 Peacebuilding - Composition of project team – has project involved local people from different cultural and religious backgrounds? - Dialogue – has the project made a credible effort to create a dialogue over the local or regional divisions? - Awareness raising - did the project contribute to raise awareness of the need to protect cultural heritage as its potential role for dialogue and mutual respect? Budget execution and accountability The ex-post evaluation of a project that received funding from ALIPH shall include an appraisal of the grantee’s demonstrated capacity to: -

Manage the funds in a prudent and compliant manner, for their intended purpose and in accordance with grant agreement and ethics principles Execute the budget effectively and efficiently Report on the use of funds transparently and accurately