Request for Proposals: Mid-Term Evaluation of the IDEAL Activity

IDEAL has entered the third year of its five-year period of performance and is requesting quotations from evaluation consultant(s) to conduct a mid-term evaluation. The detailed expectations and requirements for this work are described in the Scope of Work (SOW) below. The purpose of this mid-term evaluation is to take stock of the IDEAL activities implemented to-date and compare it to its original intent, with an emphasis on recent adjustments (including the comprehensive Theory of Change developed in Year 2) as well as its pivot and propel work related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The mid-term evaluation will:

  • Inform activity leadership on effective efforts to date to improve food security programming which IDEAL can continue to catalyze; and
  • Provide recommendations for the IDEAL team structure and programming to better meet the needs of the food security implementing community. Specifically, is the IDEAL activity currently structured and coordinating across its functional teams and stakeholders (staffing, Program Advisory Committee, and Technical Advisory Panels) to achieve its stated objectives?

The evaluation will be conducted from April to September 2021. Applicants must submit their CV(s) and a cost quotation (as a signed form or on official headed paper), including a breakdown of expected LOE and cost per deliverable listed in the attached SOW. Applicants will be selected based on experience with similar evaluations, cost, and availability. A consultancy contract will be issued by Save the Children.

Submissions are due by Friday, March 12, 2021. Applications must be submitted electronically to

Scope of Work