Feb 05 2018

Enhancing Capacity to Advance Accountability in Africa – Evaluating Progress towards Impact


The ICJ Fund has initiated a process of embedding impact evaluation (IE) of its new and on-going re-grant recipients. The objective of including this IE component in the ICJ Fund’s programming is to demonstrate whether the project goals and beneficiaries works. This is particularly helpful as grant requests might appear potentially promising before the implementation but fail to generate the expected impacts.

Therefore, TrustAfrica seeks a consultant to carry out an impact evaluation of one of its partners. The evaluation will be implemented as part of the series on “African Civil Society’s Roles in The Fight Against Impunity” – aimed at show casing the impact of CSOs on the impunity gap for atrocity crimes in Africa, which will in turn provide a platform for the evaluation of the Fund’s efforts to build the capacity of civil society groups and strengthen networks across regions. 

The evaluation is expected to generate relevant findings, lessons and recommendations which will be shared independently with stakeholders and the wider community; and then later synthesized as part of the CSO Advancing accountability series to be published as a book. This will be used as best practice to guide and inform the design of future activities.

Consultant Profile

1. Education

A university degree at the post-graduate level in the social sciences or other relevant field of study

2. Professional experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in evaluating donor funded civil society projects (a verifiable list of evaluations conducted in the past required);
  • Proven record of consultancies for Program Impact/ lessons learned Evaluation is an asset

3. Professional requirements

  • Significant experience in coordination, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs;
  • Demonstrated excellent analytical, writing and reporting skills
  • Ability to manage the available time and resources and to work under tight deadlines
  • Understanding of donor requirements and independence from the parties involved

4. Languages

Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills, knowledge of Swahili and French is an added advantage 

5. Personal requirements

  • Problem solver, dynamic, mature;
  • Confidently able to deal with authorities and donors
  • Pro-active approach to work;
  • Able to work independently as well as being a strong team player
  • Flexibility, capacity of managing stress, good diplomatic skills
  • Ability to integrate and work well within multiethnic and multicultural teams.

Individual consultants who meet the above criteria and are interesting in submitting an expression of interest, are requested to get in touch with Brenda Peace Amito: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with the subject line “Request for Terms of Reference” for the full terms of reference for the consultancy. 

The deadline for submitting the Expression of Interests is Wednesday 28 February 2018.

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