BASICS - External Evaluator


About the organization

Internews' Global Technology Programs advance the digital safety of partners and advocate digital rights and protections for the world’s most vulnerable populations. From funding local internet rights advocacy initiatives and open source technology development to designing cutting-edge approaches to organizational security, we focus on local and regional needs and connect them at the global level to demand an inclusive, safe, open web. In addition, we provide technological support to media outlets and human rights defenders and pilot cutting edge approaches to analyzing and researching closing civic space.

BASICS is designed to help identify and address key sustainability needs of digital security and privacy tools used by vulnerable and at-risk communities.


The midterm evaluation report will examine the implementation of project activities to date, with a goal of deriving insights that can be used to improve performance throughout the remainder of the project.

The final evaluation report will examine the impact of project activities on beneficiaries as well as the sustainability of results.

The evaluation will be theory-driven, based on the OECD/DAC evaluation criteria (efficiency, potential for impact and sustainability), and include elements of both quantitative and qualitative analysis. The evaluation should pay particular attention to gender, marginalized, and at-risk groups.

The project is global and the evaluator should be willing and able to conduct virtual interviews with partners and other members of the community located in multiple time zones.The work will be conducted remotely.

This project includes sensitive partners; the consultant will be required to ensure that the identities of sensitive partners are protected and that no information in the report could be used to identify sensitive individuals or organizations.

To review timeframe and deliverables, please visit our Careers page:


Bachelor's degree in a related field, graduate degree preferred;
Fluency in both written and spoken English required;
Demonstrated experience conducting evaluations of advocacy and human rights programs, particularly for US donors;
Experience with qualitative and quantitative M&E data collection and analysis methods;
Strong facilitation, presentation, writing and communication skills;
Experience in the field of digital rights and internet freedom preferred.

Application instructions

Applications should include the below documentation:

A 2-3 page statement of interest/draft proposal, describing how your profile meets the qualifications outlined above and highlighting how your methodological approach will address the scope planned for this evaluation.
Please indicate possible survey questions, and a very brief explanation of how you would propose to evaluate the project’s impact through conversations with our partners.
A short cost justification (not included in the 2-3 page limit)
A CV or resume and the names of at least two references (these should be clients for whom you have conducted external evaluations previously)
Evidence of evaluation work (e.g. link to evaluation reports or PDF attachments), highlighting evaluation theories and approaches

**Please apply early, as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.**

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