Request for Proposals: Evaluation Consultant
CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals
Due date: May 27, 2021
CEE Centre of Young Black Professionals invites qualified individuals/organizations to submit a proposal for a contract to carry out an evaluation of the Black to the Future Project aimed at building the capacity of B3 organizations across Canada.
About CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals
The CEE Centre For Young Black Professionals is a charity dedicated to addressing economic and social barriers affecting black youth (18-29 years). We offer programs to improve their careers, education, and empowerment (CEE) that are holistic, person-centered, and culturally relevant. Based in Toronto, we work to strengthen the social service sector in the city by providing training in areas of responsive programming, trauma-informed care, and cultural competence to front-line workers.
A society and economy in which Black youth achieve financial prosperity and a high quality of life for themselves and their families. We achieve this in collaboration with Black youth, their families, employers, and the broader community.
CEE advances the economic and social development of Black youth facing multiple barriers to employment. We achieve career development and job readiness using holistic, person-centered, and culturally relevant programs and services.
The CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals will implement their “Black to the Future” project designed to support communities in addressing racism and providing opportunities for Black youth to fully engage in community and society at large.
The project will deliver CEE essential training (culturally relevant soft skills training) and support to Black youth, build the capacity of Black serving community organizations, and collaborate with policy makers to advocate for policy changes in relation to Anti-Black Racism.
This project builds on a model used in Toronto in 2019 where the applicant organized a “Black to the Future” summit funded by the City of Toronto, and brought community agencies together to speak about the challenges faced by Black youth and the ways to address them. This initiative will allow the applicant to serve Black youth by creating a policy strategy and a work plan to support long-term systemic change in the community service sector.
Scope of Work
The scope of work requires an evaluator/team of evaluators with proven research and evaluation experience to develop and carry out a comprehensive evaluation of the project.
The project the evaluation team will evaluate, monitor and report on the following outcomes:
- More empowered, educated and engaged youth from Black communities across Canada.
- Program participants have increased awareness and understanding of racism, discrimination and hate speech, and the systemic barriers faced by equity-seeking populations.
- Program participants have increased capacity to themselves participate fully in Canadian society, and/or to assist equity-seeking populations to participate fully in Canadian society.
- Community agencies and policy makers have a greater understanding of the challenges faced by Black youth.
- An increased number of Black serving agencies are prepared and willing to support youth that are in conflict with the law and lack of employment opportunities
- Community agencies that are serving Black youth become better equipped to provide culturally relevant and tailored services to Black youth as a result of using and implementing the redesigned CEE Essentials Suite, and also through the sharing of best practices which CEE
Work must be completed (final report submitted and accepted) no later than May 31, 2022.
- Develop evaluation framework: August 31, 2021
- Mid evaluation review report/status updates – November 30, 2021
- Final evaluation report: April 31, 2022
Proposals should not exceed 5 pages and must include:
- A summary of the proposed process for project evaluation
- A detailed work plan outlining the evaluation activities to be completed and a schedule for reports and deliverables according to timelines
- A complete and detailed budget summary
- A CV, outline of relevant qualifications and experience, references, and samples of similar work
- A statement of how the consultant understands issues of confidentiality as applied to this project and disclosure concerning any real or perceived or potential conflicts of interest
Total budget range will be between $15,000 – 20,000 including HST, travel costs and incidentals.
- Proven track record of conducting projects of a similar scope
- Extensive experience related to applied research with community-based initiatives and/or government-funded projects
- Proven experience in community-based evaluation projects that incorporate both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies
- Strong knowledge and understanding of the equity and access issues pertaining to Black and/or BIPOC communities
- Excellent written and verbal communication, including strong report writing and presentation skills
Please submit your applications by May 27, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EST
Please put the following in the subject line: CEE Essentials Evaluation Consultant
Thank you to all applicants however only short-listed individuals/organizations will be contacted.