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a request for proposals for a process and impact evaluation


בארבע השנים האחרונות, הפדרציה היהודית של ניו-יורק השקיעה בפרויקט ייחודי שמשלב את שיטות המחקר והלימוד של מרכז שדמות במכללת אורנים למטרת בניה וחיזוק חוסן קהילתי והחברה למתנ"סים. מטרת הפרויקט הייתה להשתמש בידע הנרחב של מרכז שדמות בכדי ליצור תוכנית שתוביל לשינוי תפיסת תפקידו של המתנ"ס ממרכז הנותן שירותים בלבד למרכז המשמש כגורם מפתח ביצירת חוסן קהילתי המחויב להעלאת רמת הקהילתיות ביישוב בו הוא נמצא. בשלב זה, הפדרציה מחפשת צוות מחקר שיוכל למדוד את השפעת תוכנית זו על הגורמים השונים המשתתפים בתוכנית ועל משימת הליבה של החברה למתנ"סים. הטופס המצורף מכיל מידע נוסף על התוכנית, הצורך בהערכתה, ועל איך להציע מועמדות להעריך אותה.

Dear RFP Recipients,

Attached is a request for proposals for a process and  impact evaluation of  the Oranim Academic College Shdemot Center’s Community Building Process with the Israel Association of Community Centers (IACC),  an initiative in Israel of UJA-Federation of New York. Please feel free to forward this RFP along to people in your network who can fit this RFP’s requirements and needed expertise.

 

Proposals should be addressed to:

Rebecca Katz-White

Planning Manager, Commission on the Jewish People

UJA-Federation of New York

1.212.836.1139

Katz-whiter@ujafedny.org

 

 Proposal Format

1.      Evaluation aims and goals

2.      Applicant background – describe applicant organization, previous work done in areas relevant to this study, principal(s) of the evaluation team and names and roles of those who will be involved in conducting the study

3.      Evaluation study protocol – detailed explanation of the proposed approach, including sample selection, data collection methods, instruments to be used, methods for recording and storing data, methods for data reduction and analysis, and justification of the proposed evaluation design. Methods should be appropriate given the evaluation budget and the scope of the project.

4.      Study deliverables – explain the format and types of interim and final reports and presentations that will be provided

5.      Timelines – provide reasonable timelines for each step of the project from study funding through submission of interim reports and issuance of the final report

6.      Detailed budget

 

      Funding available. $60,000-$70,000

       Application due:   May 25, 2016

Expected start date:    July 2016

  

We will hold a conference call on Wednesday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time)/17:00 (Israel Daylight Time) to discuss this project and answer any questions you may have.  If you need any additional information or would like the details to join the conference call, please email me at katz-whiter@ujafedny.org

Thank you,

 

Rebecca Katz-White

Planning Manager, Commission on the Jewish People

UJA-Federation of New York

130 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022

T: 212.836.1139

katz-whiter@ujafedny.org

 

 

A Process and Impact Evaluation of the Shdemot Center’s Community Building Process with the Israeli Association of Community Centers

 

      Opportunity Synopsis

 

Over the past two and a half years, UJA-Federation of New York, through its Commission on the Jewish People, has made grants to support a project run by Oranim College’s Shdemot Center for Community Leadership (“Shdemot”).  The goal of the project is to position the Israeli community centers (“matnasim”) as key players in community building as a means to help create stronger and more inclusive communities.  In order to accomplish this, Shdemot is guiding the Israeli Association of Community Centers (“IACC”) through a strategic change process that is now in its third year. The IACC is seen as uniquely situated to take on this community building role, as a semi-governmental organization that is national in scope and in relationship with local municipalities and the central government.

            In this process, Shdemot is providing training, guidance and facilitation to the IACC directorate, thematic leadership, and community center directors. Working in partnership with the IACC this process will create new organizational structure, strategies, models and practical tools to allow a sustainable change in the organization which will enable them to fulfill their role as "Community Generators". The process is taking place vertically from the IACC national headquarters down to the community centers and community, as well as horizontally, across programs and infrastructure departments which exist in all Israeli community centers.

            In 2013-2014, the first year of the program, the focus was on building new language and creating a strategic plan as well as beginning a process with mid-level community center directors.  Year two was a larger scale training for various levels of IACC staff.  In the third year training of staff has continued across both the horizontal and vertical axes as well as work with the IACC national headquarters.  An important change in this third year is a shift from training in groups based on seniority level to a regionally based framework. 

            At this time, UJA-Federation of New York seeks a consultant to evaluate the impact the Shdemot process is having on the community center staff who have participated in the process and on the work being done at the community centers.  In addition, the consultant will evaluate the process itself in order to determine the ways in which it is having the desired impact and to identify areas for change or improvement.

 

*For additional information regarding this program, please refer to the attached appendix containing the 2015-2016 grant application.

 

 

Evaluation Goals and Objectives

 

1.                  This evaluation should measure what impact, if any, the consultancy being conducted by Shdemot is having on the national leadership of the IACC and, more importantly on community center managers and operational staff who have participated in training. Furthermore, the evaluation should measure the extent to which the work of Shdemot is translating to changes on the ground in individual community centers. Evaluation results and findings will aid the committee that oversees the grant for this project by increasing their understanding of the changes taking place, and in turn guide future funding decisions.  In addition, the evaluation will provide relevant information to both the committee and Shdemot about the process itself, what aspects are effective and where there is room for improvement.

 

The proposed evaluation is complex from several perspectives. The first is that the Shdemot model for working with IACC includes direct education and training on at least two distinct levels: the national management team and local community center management. And, because of their large number, local community center trainings are being conducted in phases – with some completed and some not yet started.

 

2.      This evaluation project should examine the extent to which the consulting and education work of Shdemot is:

a)      changing the stated goals of the professionals within the IACC headquarters  

b)      enhancing the role of community centers as community builders

c)      influencing program/service planning and implementation at the community level

The role of community builder, for example, anticipates the development of greater civic engagement, volunteerism and connecting between the different tribes in Israeli society.

 

3.      On the local level the evaluation should explore the degree to which the processes employed by Shdemot have led to changes in approach that have impacted the staff of the community centers and the ways in which they operate on a daily basis. This may include:

a)      how staff who have participated in the process see their role and their work in new ways

b)      how the staff perform their work differently

c)      the extent to which there has been an impact both with regard to operations inside the community center and as staff work with local government, NGOs and other entities within the community

d)      the level of collaboration across departments within the participating community centers

e)      changes in processes or policies

f)       change in level of collaboration between community centers within a given region

 

 

Evaluation Study Requirements

 

1. The evaluator/team will need to present a comprehensive yet feasible model of how to evaluate the many different dimensions of impact on the national leadership, local leadership and operations of the community centers.  

2. The Shdemot Center of Oranim College should be seen as involved as a key informant during the design and implementation of the evaluation in order to ensure proper coordination from a timing perspective and to ensure that the evaluator understands the actual consulting and training work.

3. The evaluation should attempt to isolate specific dimensions of the project that appear to have differential impact . Relevant feedback on these findings are to be discussed at recommended intervals with the Shdemot Center to provide a quality improvement feedback loop.

4. A complete study protocol, including the recommended methods (quantitative and qualitative), and justification for these methods should be included in the evaluation proposal.

5. The evaluator will work with the evaluation unit of the IACC to help create ongoing measurement tools that they can use after the consultancy and the terms of this evaluation have concluded to enable independent measurement of ongoing effectiveness. 

6. The researcher will work with a lay committee at UJA-Federation of New York who will expect bi-monthly reports at strategically agreed upon intervals.  In addition, the professional assessment unit of UJA-Federation of New York, the Impact and Performance Assessment Department (IPAD) will provide input to the oversight committee.

 

Deliverables

1.      Preliminary draft report for review.

2.      The final report should be completed no later than September 30, 2016. The final report should include a full reporting of all aspects of the evaluation completed.

3.      The evaluator will provide 2 interim reports at intervals recommended in the proposal.

4.      Consultant will provide an executive summary of the final report findings and recommendations, as well as slides in English which can be used by UJA-Federation of New York.

5.      Subsequent to the evaluation report being submitted, at maximum of 3 presentations shall be made to stakeholder groups.   

 

Eligibility Requirements

1.      Applicants should have experience conducting multiple process and impact evaluations similar to this endeavor. Application should provide references that can confirm this prior work and the quality of the work.

2.      Applicants should provide full CV with cover letter which indicates relevant skills and experience which qualify the evaluator/evaluation team for the project.

3.      Any applicants with conflict of interest or perceived conflict of interest, such as employment by Oranim College or the IACC, will not be considered.

4.      The applicant should have excellent Hebrew and English written and spoken proficiency.

 

 

Proposal Format

1.      Evaluation aims and goals

2.      Applicant background – describe applicant organization, previous work done in areas relevant to this study, principal(s) of the evaluation team and names and roles of those who will be involved in conducting the study

3.      Evaluation study protocol – detailed explanation of the proposed approach, including sample selection, data collection methods, instruments to be used, methods for recording and storing data, methods for data reduction and analysis, and justification of the proposed evaluation design. Methods should be appropriate given the evaluation budget and the scope of the project.

4.      Study deliverables – explain the format and types of interim and final reports and presentations that will be provided

5.      Timelines – provide reasonable timelines for each step of the project from study funding through submission of interim reports and issuance of the final report

6.      Detailed budget

 

       Funding available. $60,000-$70,000

       Application due:   May 25, 2016

Expected start date:    July 2016

 

 

Proposals should be addressed to:

            Rebecca Katz-White

Planning Manager, Commission on the Jewish People

UJA-Federation of New York

1.212.836.1139

katz-whiter@ujafedny.org

We will offer a proposal review and Q&A session via conference call on Wednesday, May 4. To sign up and receive specific details about the call, please email katz-whiter@ujafedny.org.

 

 

In considering applications submitted for this Request for Proposal (“RFP”), United Jewish Appeal-Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York, Inc. (“UJA-Federation”), in its sole discretion, may accept or reject applications, and determine the acceptability of applications of any applicant. No warranty or representation is made by UJA-Federation that any application conforming to the requirements set forth will be selected for consideration, negotiation, or approval. UJA-Federation shall have no obligation or liability with respect to the selection and award process contemplated hereunder. All costs incurred by an applicant in preparing and responding to this RFP are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Any recipient of this RFP who responds hereto fully acknowledges all the provisions of this disclosure and disclaimer and agrees to be bound by the terms hereof. Any proposal submitted pursuant to this RFP is at the sole risk and responsibility of the party submitting such proposal. This RFP is made subject to correction or errors, omissions, or withdrawal without notice.

 

 



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