Evaluation Consultant of the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process

Deadline: 15 June 2015
Open to: applicants with past experience in evaluation of similar initiatives
Remuneration: EUR 10,000 covers fees and expenses for transportation in/from Armenia and Turkey, in-country transportation, accommodation, meals, and communication

Description

A Consortium of four Armenia-based and four Turkey-based organisations is currently seeking an evaluation consultant or team of consultants to undertake an evaluation of the “Support to the Armenia-Turkey Normalisation Process” (ATNP) programme financed by the European Union’s Instrument for Stability (IfS). The evaluator(s) will be contracted by Eurasia Partnership Foundation (Armenia). The overall objective of the programme is to support the civil society efforts towards the normalization of relations between Turkey and Armenia and towards an open border by enhancing people-to-people contacts, expanding economic and business links, promoting cultural and educational activities, and facilitating balanced information in both societies. The specific objective of the programme is to improve relations between the two societies via building durable and sustainable links between civil society, youth, businesses, policy makers, artists, media, academics, and achieving positive examples of change in attitudes while implementing specific joint undertakings. The evaluation consultant or team of consultants should travel to Yerevan, Istanbul and Ankara where the main partners are situated and many activities will take place. They should start their work latest by 3 July 2015. The first concise draft version of the evaluation summarizing the main findings and recommendations should be provided to Eurasia Partnership Foundation (EFP) by 24 July 2015. The final evaluation report should be submitted to EPF no later than 24 August 2015. The key product expected from this evaluation is a comprehensive analytical report in English covering issues as outlined that should, as a minimum, include the following parts:

  • Executive summary;
  • Introduction;
  • Brief programme description;
  • Description of the evaluation methodology;
  • Analysis of the situation with regard to the outcome, the outputs and the partnership strategy;
  • Analysis of opportunities to provide guidance for the future programming;
  • Key findings, including good practices and lessons learned;
  • Conclusions and recommendations (taking into account the changing political setting and the need to thoroughly justify any future financing in this regard);
  • Annexes: ToRs, field visits, people interviewed, documents reviewed, etc.;
  • PDF or PPT presentation summarizing the report.

ATNP Consortium members from Armenia and Turkey will deliver all the relevant programme documents (including the above Logical Framework), contact information of programme beneficiaries and other relevant stakeholders. If needed, Eurasia Partnership Foundation (in Yerevan, Armenia) and Hrant Dink Foundation (in Istanbul, Turkey) will provide office space that is equipped for focus group discussions and/or interviews.

Eligibility

All applicants must have experience in evaluation of similar initiatives.

Selection criteria:

  • Degree to which the proposal adheres to the terms listed above;
  • Quality of the proposed methodology;
  • Qualifications of the applicant or a team of applicants, including past experience in evaluation of similar initiatives;
  • Feasibility of the proposed methodology and work plan;
  • Ability to adhere to the time constraints of the proposed action plan.

Remuneration

The budget of the evaluation is equal to EUR 10,000 net amount, which cover fees and expenses for transportation in/from Armenia and Turkey, in-country transportation, accommodation, meals, and communication. On top of that, some logistical costs, such as office space, internet access, etc., will be handled by EPF and HDF. Proposals exceeding this sum will be declined. EPF can make a pre-payment of up to EUR 4,000, so the incumbent(s) could cover the logistical expenses. EPF will make the second (final) payment only after the final approval of the comprehensive analytical report (including the process of integrating comments in the final product).

How to apply?

The deadline for applying is 15 June 2015, (17:00 Yerevan time).  Applicants should submit a proposal in English that includes:

  • Detailed description of the applicant’s or applicant team’s qualifications (including CV/s showing experience in conducting evaluations in relevant fields);
  • Draft work plan and methodology. The applicant or applicant team should pay a particular attention to sequencing of travels and interviews and to the approximate amount of interviews proposed; they can indicate their preferences regarding the programme directions or activities to focus on. Any additional methodological consideration will be a plus.

Applicants should submit their proposals to the following two addresses: [email protected] and [email protected] 

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