Final Evaluator for AWO International and Talikala's Project on “Empowering Self-help Organizations and Communities in the Protection of Women and Chi


Organization Name: AWO International
Location: Davao, Philippines
Apply email: Not Specified
Start Date: 25 Sep 2022, 05:11 am
Closing Date: 15 Oct 2022, 12:00 am

Background and Context

AWO International was founded in 1998 as a professional association for development cooperation and humanitarian action within the framework of the German welfare organization “Arbeiterwohlfart” (AWO). It draws on the expertise and experience of AWO in Germany, which has been an integral part of the German welfare state since the last century.

In close cooperation with local non-governmental organizations in Central America, East Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, AWO International is working to ensure that disadvantaged people sustainability improve their living conditions. The organization has a special approach in its development projects, which aims at the “Enhancement of Social Structures.” Its goal is to set up and strengthen the social structures wherein the people are interacting. To achieve this, AWO International and its partner organizations concentrate their efforts on providing organizational development and supporting civil society networks at the local and regional level.

In Davao City, Philippines, AWO International has a partnership with Talikala, Inc., a non-government organization founded in 1987 whose programs and services are geared towards responding to the needs of trafficked and prostituted women and girls in the City. The goal of the organization is to improve the quality of life of women and girls who are victims and survivors of sex trafficking and prostitution.

The organization started implementing activities on the thematic windows of Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation of Children in 2013, supported through AWO International with funding from the German Federal Ministry of Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Its engagement paved the way for a 3-year project with AWO International, “Reduction of Vulnerability of Women and Children to Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation and Online Sexual Abuse” which started in 2018, with the organized social structures in the barangays and later in schools in Davao City as part of the implementation of Department Order No. 40 or the ‘Child Protection Policy in schools of the Philippines’ Department of Education (DepEd). The project assisted 415 children in 2019 in partner barangays to cope with their experiences of being exposed and victimized to pornography, porn chats, and uninvited chat mates.

In 2020, Talikala, Inc. continued the project cycle by starting into a new phase with the project “Empowering Self-help Organizations and Communities in the Protection of Women and Children Against Trafficking in Person (TIP) and Online Sexual Abuse and Exploitation (OSAE)”. The project aims to address the sustainability of the campaign on the prevention of trafficking in persons and online sexual abuse and exploitation of children in nine (9) barangays in Davao City through strengthening the capacity of the self-help organization of survivor of sex trafficking namely Lawig Bubai and the organization of the Men in Valuable Partnership with Women and Children. With the current project, Talikala, Inc. completes the maximum possible duration of cooperation under the program supported by BMZ.

Purpose of this Assignment

The cooperation with Talikala ends on 31 December 2022 after a 6-month no-cost extension. This final evaluation will assess the project’s contribution from 2018 to 2022 towards building allies and support and documenting progress with decision makers to address the sustainability of the campaign on the prevention of trafficking in persons and online sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Equally important, the evaluation will focus on the process and the adaptability to changing circumstances rather than simply assessing tangible results.

To generate substantive evidence-based knowledge, the OECD-DAC evaluation criteria: relevance, sustainability, and impact shall be used to better capture linkages, partnership dynamics, and the complexities of lobbying and advocacy.

The evaluation shall integrate human rights, social inclusion, gender dimension, and other non-discrimination approaches as cross-cutting issues into its methodology and deliverables.

Lastly, the evaluation shall make reference to the overall impact of COVID-19 on the members of the social structures, the partner organization, and on project results.


The final evaluation shall cover the period from January 2018 to September 2022 in Davao City.

The evaluation shall have a total assignment period of no more than 25 days with the following deliverables:
- Inception report - 5 days
- Draft evaluation report - 15 days
- Final evaluation report - 5 days

Criteria and Guiding Questions

This section proposes the questions that, when answered, will give intended users of the evaluation the information they seek to make decisions, act, or add to knowledge. Questions should be grouped according to the OECD-DAC evaluation criteria: (a) relevance; (b) sustainability and (c) impact; and include human rights, social inclusion, and gender dimensions. The consultant will suggest the questions, and these will be agreed to by AWO International.


The evaluation will be carried out during a pandemic situation that is likely to have implications on field-based research and data collection. If affected by restrictions, the consultant and AWO International will discuss and consider alternative methodologies. This could include the use of virtual meetings, interviews, conferences, and other means feasible.
The evaluator is independent from the donor, or any partner and stakeholder involved in the project to be evaluated.

Throughout the evaluation, all parties involved abide by the principles of dialogue and transparency. Continuous and timely communication and consultation will ensure a smooth implementation and valuable results.

Profile of the Evaluator

- Advanced University degree in Development Studies, International (Asian) Studies, Gender Studies, Community Development, Statistics, Social Sciences, or related field.
- At least five (5) years proven experience in evaluation of Lobbying and Advocacy programs and projects.
- At least five (5) years experience in engaging with Government, Community-Based and Civil Society Organizations (CBOs).
- Substantial knowledge in women and children and trafficking issues.
- Knowledge of the local context (Davao City).
- Excellent qualitative and quantitative research skills, and analytical and report-writing skills.
- Proficient in English and Bisaya.

The Consultant will respect the confidentiality of AWO International’s and its local partner’s data, and information made available to her/him during this evaluation. Documents and data sets produced in the course of his/her assignment can be used for the tasks under this ToR. S/he is to sign a confidentiality agreement along with the contract of service.

Payment Details

The payment schedule follows the requirements of the back donor.

50% upon submission of the Inception Report
50% upon approval of the Final Evaluation Report

10% tax shall be withheld.


Independent consultants meeting the requirements are encouraged to apply.

Required documents for submission:

1. Updated curriculum vitae also reflecting on past experiences in similar projects or assignments
2. Technical and financial proposal for the evaluation including all logistical and organizational requirements

Only applications submitted on or before 15 October 2022 to with subject title: “AWO RO SEA Application: Final Evaluator for RO SEA OSAE Project” will be processed.


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