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Project Monitor - Lessons Learned Report, Creating Spaces to Take Action on Violence Against Women and Girls, Indonesia & The Philippines

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Job Title: Project Monitor – Lesson Learned Report

Sector: Monitoring Evaluation, International Development

Position Type: consultancy, short term, part-time

Duration/Level of Effort: 70 days

Position Location: Jakarta, Manila


Field Support Services Project (FSSP) Indonesia is a five-year project (October 2019 – October 2024) funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and managed by Cowater International. FSSP provides administrative, financial, procurement, and logistical services, as well as support to the in-country development programming for the Government of Canada through the provision of technical specialists in gender equality, governance and human rights, and environment and climate action and assisting GAC in procuring and managing local development initiatives. These programs take place in Indonesia and the ASEAN regions


GAC requires the services of a national expert/consultant  with solid knowledge on, monitoring and evaluation of gender equality to undertake a Lessons Learned report through consultations with the project stakeholders. Stakeholders include Oxfam Canada, through both its Canadian staff and staff based in Oxfam’s local in-country office (as possible, recognising that the project has terminated), local partners, operating within the country, direct Beneficiaries (primary stakeholders), men, women, boys and girls living in the target areas in the implementing country who experience a change of state. The result of these consultations will serve as the basis for the report.


The purpose of developing this Lessons Learned report is to gather local stakeholder’s appreciation of results achieved by the project and analyse their sustainability. This report will inform the design and implementation of future programming that is focused on addressing VAWG and/or CEFM.

Specific objectives of the Lessons Learned report is to develop a better understanding of:

  • Project’s value added
  • How did beneficiaries and partners benefit from it
  • Was Oxfam able to make impact at policy level – if not why? 
  • What type of advocacy activities were effective?
  • Was alliance building done at both the national and local levels?  

The intended end users of this report is mainly GAC, but ideally the report will be shared with Oxfam Canada and local partners.

The Consultant will review information to assess and capture lessons learned from the project. 

Tasks will include:

  • Become familiar with the details and key documents related to the project (approval documentation, contractual agreements, project implementation plan, annual work plans, narrative reports); as well as Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy (FIAP) and any other related documents.
  • Identify the extent to which overall program design (the three pillar areas of work, the local model and standard indicators) is fit for lessons learned purpose.
  • Produce a mapping of the project’s stakeholders, including a power analysis, through consultations with key people and desk review.
  • Collect relevant data from the stakeholders to assess and verify findings to be included in the report.
  • Discuss regularly the progress of the report with the Project Team Leader (PTL).
  • Prepare and submit the reports for revision and approval by the PTL, and
  • Any other relevant tasks as assigned by GAC.


All deliverables must be prepared in English and submitted to the PTL.

Both the draft and final work plan, and the draft and final lessons learned reports must be submitted in MS Word and if needed in other compatible format. PDF files are not acceptable. If need be, GAC will convert files into PDF format. Finally, and upon GAC’s request, the Consultant shall submit documents used/created under the current mandate (e.g., questionnaires, focus groups protocols, interview notes, raw data, survey data, database(s).

a. Draft Work Plan

The Consultant is to submit a draft work plan to GAC within 2 weeks of the signing of the contract. The draft work plan must include:

  1. TS`s approach to respond to questions provided.
  2. Table of contents for the Lessons Learned report, and
  3. Work plan with timelines

b. Final Work Plan

Within one week of receiving comments, the Consultant is to submit a final work plan to be approved by GAC.

c. Stakeholder Mapping

The Consultant will develop a project stakeholder mapping to illustrate the different stakeholders relevant to the consultations, and their relationships to each other.

d. Lessons Learned Report

The Consultant will submit the Lessons Learned Report to the PTL. This report would have maximum 30 pages.



The consultant must have a degree from a recognized university, preferably a Masters degree or higher, in gender and/or feminist studies, human rights, sociology or any other related fields

Minimum Experience

  • More than 10 years of professional work experience, as technical expert and advisor in gender equality, GBV, CEFM and women’s rights in development programs and projects.
  • Completed at least two independent monitoring assignments related to international development assistance projects that are similar in scope (budget and duration) and nature in the following sectors: gender equality, GBV, CEFM, advancing the rights of women and girls, organizational capacity building of civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations or networks and partnerships (within the last 10 years).

Essential Skills

  • She/he must have experience in monitoring and evaluation of GBV projects and programs, as well as project planning and design of gender-specific projects.
  • Experience in conducting program or project monitoring using feminist methodologies or approaches.
  • Proven experience designing, implementing or monitoring programming related to GBV or any gender-specific projects. 
  • Experience working with civil society organizations, preferably women’s rights organizations, to review, develop, or design organizational programming.
  • Knowledge of gender sensitive and feminist MEL in development settings.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral, and
  • Knowledge of Global Affairs Canada policies and priorities is an asset.

Language Proficiency

The working languages are both English and Indonesian. Ability to speak Filipino is an asset. All formal correspondence and reporting will be in English. Field work will be conducted in Indonesian and possibly other local languages. The consultant must possess the following levels in English and Bahasa:

Oral = 4 – Advanced Professional Proficiency

Reading = 4 – Advanced Professional Proficiency

Writing = 4 – Advanced Professional Proficiency

Working Arrangement

The Consultant will work from his/her home base with virtual meetings/interviews with GAC colleagues and relevant partners. As necessary, in producing analysis/report/briefs, the Consultant may need to do his/her own literature review and perform triangulation by interviewing experts.

The Consultant will submit deliverables to the Project Team Leader. Payment is conditional upon satisfactory delivery of the assignments. In the event that travel to other regions or cities is necessary, all necessary costs will be borne by GAC, through the Field Support Services Project (FSSP).

Level of effort and duration of the Contract

The estimated level of effort required for this monitoring contract is approximately 70 days. Activities, including field missions to the Philippines and some areas in Indonesia, are expected to be carried out between September 2022 and mid January 2023. The draft lessons learned report must be submitted in time to seek PTL`s comments, incorporate revisions, and deliver a final approved report by 28 February 2023. The Consultant is expected to start in September 2022.


Candidates are encouraged to apply by 20 August 2022/as soon as possible on our Careers Page.

For your application to be considered, please upload your documents as followed:

  1. CV indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.
  2. Brief statement as to why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment.
  3. Financial Proposal shall be submitted in the following format:
  • The financial proposal should specify an all-inclusive daily rate for up to 70 working    days;
  • The financial proposal must be all-inclusive and take into account various expenses that will be incurred during the contract, including: the daily professional fee and when applicable any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services under the contract, excluding travel expenses.

Cowater International is an equal opportunity employer, basing employment on merit and qualifications as they relate to professional experience and position expectations. Cowater does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, religion, sex, gender identity, disability, age, or any other basis protected by law.

We thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted.


With more than 35 years’ experience, Cowater International is a global leader in management consulting services specializing in international development and has managed the implementation of over 800 projects in more than 80 countries around the globe. We work with governments, partner organizations, communities and civil society to design and implement sustainable solutions that generate lasting social, financial and environmental impacts. Our adaptive approach to management has led to our yearly award-winning work and recognition as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2017. Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Cowater International also has corporate offices in Montreal, Quebec; London, United Kingdom; Nairobi, Kenya; and Brussels, Belgium, in addition to project offices in a wide variety of other locations across Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, the Caribbean and Asia.

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