Consultancy – Final Project Evaluation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at International Alert

Director, Global Peacebuilding Unit at International Alert

International Alert is seeking international or national consultants or a consulting firm to conduct the final evaluation of the project entitled “Improving Security, Social Cohesion and Human Rights in Mining Areas of Eastern DRC”, known as “Madini kwa amani na maendeleo”. The Madini project focuses on improving security and governance in and around artisanal mining sites (gold and 3T minerals) of Ituri and South Kivu provinces in Eastern DRC. It intervenes at all levels of the mineral supply chain, the local, provincial, national, and international levels (Great Lakes region, Europe). The 4-year project funded by the Dutch Government will come to an end in 2023 with project activities ending in August 2023.

The preferred consultant(s) will have extensive experience in peacebuilding and the artisanal mining sector. He/she/they will have extensive experience in conducting complex project evaluations and will have a good knowledge of the (mining) context in Eastern DRC. He/she/they will have the ability to access local communities and stakeholders.

Objectives of the evaluation:

The overall objective of this evaluation is to provide the final review of the Madini project by assessing its performance according to the OECD-DAC criteria and other specific criteria. This final evaluation has three main objectives:

  • To assess and analyse the achievements after four years of project implementation, compared to the expected results and in line with the theory of change that underpinned the design and ambitions of the project. This will involve determining the current level of achievement of the project’s indicators (for project objectives and results) and comparing the final achievements with the baseline situation. As for the theory of change, the aim will be to examine the hypotheses of the causal links between actions and results and to confirm or disconfirm the explicit or implicit causal steps of the theory of change.
  • Capture changes in practices, behaviour and attitudes adopted by individual actors in the mining sector, members of targeted communities, security actors, agents of state services in the mining sector, and any other individuals and structures that are involved in the activities; highlight the relevant achievements and lessons, with a view to informing the continuation of the project and/or the development of other following projects.
  • To assess objectively, quantitatively and qualitatively, the relevance, efficiency, and effectiveness of the project interventions during this time, the sustainability of the results achieved, following the international evaluation criteria of the OECD/DAC as well as the internal and external management and coordination of the project.

For more details, please consult the terms of reference.

How to apply

Applicants interested in this tender may submit a dossier containing:

  1. A letter of interest.
  2. An evaluation proposal for this consultancy (maximum 10 pages), which should contain a technical proposal including the description of the methodology and a detailed financial proposal (number of days and daily rate);
  3. Up-to-date CVs of the proposed consultants for this evaluation.
  4. Two evaluation reports from a previous project of a similar nature.
  5. Three (3) references from organisations for which the consultant or firm has carried out recent evaluations for similar projects.
  6. If the applicant is a national consulting firm, official documents authorising the team to work in the DRC.

Expressions of interest for this call should be sent by e-mail to the following address by copying no later than the 10th of April 2023.

International Alert prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented people and historically marginalised people. We encourage applications from the Global South and from the Sahel region, in particular.

While International Alert will endeavour to contact all candidates within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, you can assume that your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.


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