Call for independent evaluator

15 March 2017

We are searching for an independent expert to assess the achievements and lessons learned of the Framework Partnership Agreement between ERGO Network and DG Employment (2014-2017) entitled “Roma Included: Roma recognised as equal stakeholders in the policies targeting them”.

The expert is expected to assess the achievements of ERGO in implementing the FPA and reaching the objectives set and to give recommendations for future work.

 

Specifically, the evaluator is expected to:

  • Conduct three evaluation visits (4 working days each) to organisations participating in the FPA together with ERGO staff. Through interviews and participation in meetings, the evaluator will assess how war the FPA objectives have been reached in the areas of advocacy, coalition-building, fact-finding and capacity-building in the focus countries (each visit will focus on a different area).

  • Interview ERGO staff, EC officials involved in the FPA and organisations taking part in the EU Roma coalition to assess the achievements on European level.

  • Draft a report describing outcomes and achievements, lessons learnt and recommendations for improvements, also taking into account the findings of internal evaluations done in the first three years of the FPA.

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Profile:

  • Excellent knowledge of evaluation methodology and experience with programme evaluations

  • Expertise on Roma issues and policies on European Union and member state level

  • Experience working with civil society organisations in the fields of advocacy, capacity-building and network building

  • Excellent writing skills and ability to concisely summarise evaluation results for different audiences

  • Excellent research and analytical skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Additional language skills desirable

Conditions

The evaluation will be conducted throughout 2017, with the final report (including lessons learnt, outcomes and recommendations) expected for the end of November 2017.

Times for the 3 evaluation visits and interviews will be agreed together with ERGO staff and partner organisations.

Contract and budget: The independent evaluator will be subcontracted to fulfil part of the work programme in the Framework Partnership Agreement between ERGO Network and DG Employment. The expert has no rights vis-à-vis the European Commission.

The expert shall be paid for the execution of the activities and services a fee of maximum 15,000 EUR, all taxes and VAT included.

Application procedure

Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents:

  • CV, highlighting past similar assignments

  • Motivation letter

  • Proposed methodology, timeline and budgetary proposal, including envisaged number of working days

We will select the expert according to the principle “Value for money”. Please send your application to info@ergonetwork.org,indicating in the subject of the email “Application Independent Expert” by April 1st 2016, 23:59 CET.

 

A detailed project summary can be provided upon request.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed.

For further questions, please contact Christine Sudbrock (c.sudbrock@ergonetwork.org, +32 2 893 10 49)

 

Download the call as pdf document here.

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