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Grant Opportunities: USAID: Seeking Evaluation Partner to Conduct the Youth Excel Mid-Term Evaluation

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Deadline: 22-Aug-22

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Youth Excel, Leading Change program is seeking an experienced evaluation partner from a country receiving USAID assistance to conduct a mid-term evaluation of its global positive youth development and implementation research activities.

The evaluation partner will collaborate with IREX to conduct the mid-term evaluation, which will be a performance evaluation with the main goals of identifying Youth Excel’s progress towards its intermediate outcomes and determining key lessons learned, which will inform course-corrections and/or adaptations for the remaining years of project implementation.

Goals
  • Local youth-led and youth-serving organizations will improve and sustain positive outcomes for youth
  • Local youth-led and youth-serving organizations will advance local, national, and global development agendas
Funding & Duration Information
  • One award is available for up to $250,000 for 6 months from October 2022 to March 2023.
Activities

To achieve goals and outcomes and subsequently elevate and sustain youth-led development, Youth Excel’s main activities include,

  • co-creating a gender-responsive PYD IR toolkit;
  • catalyzing youth-led, issue based networks to use IR to tackle cross-sectoral challenges while building capacity in IR and digital leadership and advocacy skills;
  • strengthening youth researcher networks;
  • facilitating inclusive youth-adult data summits,
  • providing models for aligned intergenerational collaboration;
  • deepening engagement and commitment by the public and private sector in youth-led research and learning;
  • disseminating learning and evidence broadly;
  • co-creating collaborative advocacy agendas; and
  • linking youth to global platforms while iteratively learning and adapting our approaches
Outcomes
  • Improved performance of local youth-led or youth-serving partners in implementation research to strengthen PYD programming
  • Increased engagement by relevant local and national stakeholders in youth-led implementation research to support PYD outcomes
  • Improved synthesis, dissemination, and integration of findings from research into programming among local YL/YSOs and other non-traditional partners.
Eligibility Criteria

For more information, visit https://www.irex.org/program/seeking-evaluation-partner-conduct-youth-excel-mid-term-evaluation?utm_campaign=Evaluation+Partner

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