Call for Proposals: Evaluation of the AWP-Alliance for Water Stewardship Asia-Pacific Partnership

Submission Deadline: Friday 7 May 2021, 5.30pm (AEST)

The Australian Water Partnership (AWP) is seeking an Australian Partner to undertake a comprehensive review of the effectiveness of the partnership between AWP and the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Asia-Pacific, with a focus on the Indo-Pacific Water Stewardship Program, and to inform future AWP support for AWS Asia-Pacific.

Activity Background

AWP has been engaging with the Alliance for Water Stewardship since 2016, through two primary water stewardship programs as well as various supporting activities. The International Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard) defines good water stewardship and provides a framework for achieving it, including a certification system for those who want to formally commit to improve water stewardship.

The current Indo-Pacific Water Stewardship Program runs from 2019–2022 and focuses on China and Indonesia, working towards securing a self-reliant presence in China and establishing a solid water stewardship footprint in Indonesia. The program engages private sector industries in integrated water resources management, enabling them to understand shared catchment water challenges, guiding them to develop site water stewardship plans that respond to these challenges, and fostering collaboration between peers and between industry, government, and civil society.

AWP’s Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Plan 2018–23 indicates the need for formal processes to assess and illustrate progress of AWP programs. With the Indo-Pacific Water Stewardship Program halfway through implementation, this review will provide an opportunity to reflect on the partnership as part of AWP M&E processes.

Activity Description

The purpose of this activity is to undertake a comprehensive review to assess the effectiveness of the AWP partnership with AWS Asia-Pacific with a focus on the Indo-Pacific Water Stewardship Program; and to inform future AWP support for AWS Asia-Pacific and/or water stewardship activities more broadly.

The evaluation should provide a set of recommendations related to ongoing and future AWP support for AWS Asia-Pacific. The findings will be used to inform management of the Water Stewardship Program, help identify options regarding AWP’s future engagement with AWS Asia-Pacific, and guide the development of future AWP planning and strategy.

The evaluation requires documentation from AWP, such as contextual information, contact information of partners, and annual reports. These will be expected to remain confidential.

Further details are outlined in the Terms of Reference provided in Annex A.

View full details and eligibility/selection criteria here.

CONTACT

Caitlin Windross
AWP Snr Program Officer
T: +61 2 6206 2689
E: [email protected]

Submissions

Interested partner/s should submit a proposal via the following online form by 5.30pm (AEST) on Friday 7 May (using the AWP tender submission template provided): https://www.cognitoforms.com/AustralianWaterPartnership/awpsubmissionform

The proposal should include a description of the relevant experience of the partner/s, as well as proposed daily remuneration rates based on the AWP Partners Remuneration Framework. Proposals should be a maximum of ten pages, plus annexes for Curriculum Vitae (CV). Appendices and CVs should be included within your application document (max 1 file upload allowed).

Note that AWP reserves the right to not proceed with the outlined Activity and is not liable for any costs incurred by Partners in preparing proposals.

FAQs

Please direct all questions for this activity to Caitlin Windross, Senior Program Officer ([email protected]) by 5.30pm (AEST) on Friday 23 April 2021. All questions received will be compiled and presented with answers on the Partner Portal at https://waterpartnership.org.au/partner-portal/programs-activities/.

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Click on the ‘Make a Submission’ button located in the top right to provide your contact details and upload your application document.

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