Deadline Extended- Consultancy Announcement: Southeast Asia: Advancing Inter-Religious Dialogue and FoRB

The European Union-funded project Southeast Asia: Advancing Inter-Religious Dialogue and Freedom of Religion or Belief (SEA-AIR) is hiring an independent consultant to be a “Critical Friend” Evaluator. The evaluator will participate in a number of the partnership meetings and project activities to evaluate the project’s relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, and impact. The evaluator will conduct and submit a midterm (April – June 2020) and final (April – June 2021) evaluation and report. The application deadline is 06 June 2020.

This participatory, impartial and independent evaluation is to be conducted throughout the project by the “critical friend” approach, i.e. an independent external evaluator who will participate in a number of the project meetings and key activities to provide feedback and lessons learned to the Network. He/she will carry out an evaluation looking at the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, impact, coordination, coherence & value added; two reports – midterm and final – will be prepared including recommendations for follow up activities.



Detailed Proposal

June 2020

Project Stakeholder Meetings

June/July 2020

Draft Midterm Report

23 August 2020

Finalize Midterm Report and Verbal Briefings

06 September/20 September 2020

Project Stakeholder Meeting and Activities

April/May 2021

Draft Final Report

29 May 2021

Finalize Final Report and Verbal Briefings

25 June 2021


7-8 months

Maximum number of working days not expected to exceed 40 days.

Interested parties should email Project Manager Philip Gassert ( to request the Technical and Financial Proposal form. Application deadline is 06 June. The application package will include the following materials:

  • 1-3 page CV
  • 1 page cover letter
  • 1 work sample of previous evaluation
  • 3 professional references
  • Technical and financial proposal (maximum 8 pages)

Click here for the Terms of Reference for the SEA-AIR Critical Friend Evaluator – Extended Deadline 06 June

The SEA-AIR project aims to contribute to an improved consensus and a conducive environment for the protection of freedom of religion and belief and for peaceful coexistence of groups and individuals with different religious affiliation in Southeast Asia. Specifically, the project aims to enhance local capacities to prevent and combat discrimination on grounds of religion or belief through interfaith understanding and mainstreaming at country and regional level in South and Southeast Asian countries.

The 30-month project began in January 2019 and is being implemented in consortium with Finn Church Aid (FCA), Sathirakoses Nagapradipa Foundation (SNF), World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD), Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW), and World Conference of Religions for Peace (RfP) and is funded by the European Union.