Call for expressions of interest Transparency International (M&E in capacity building)Closing date: 07 Oct 2011. Transparency International (TI) is inviting expressions of interest from highly experienced consultants to design a monitoring, evaluation and learning framework and supporting tool(s) to support the implementation of TI’s Institutional Network Strengthening Programme, with a specific focus on the Asia Pacific region.
Work will need to be concluded by December 15, 2011 at the latest.
1. Background TI is the global civil society movement leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 90 national chapters (NCs) worldwide, and an international Secretariat in Berlin, Germany (the Secretariat), TI raises awareness about the devastating impact of corruption and works with partners in government, the private sector and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
TI has recently developed a new 5-year Strategy (TI Strategy 2015) which builds on past work, but also sets out some ambitious new directions for the TI Movement. The commitment to enhance responsiveness, presence, performance and impact at all levels has been recognised in the Strategy as one of six global strategic priorities. To realise this ambition, the Secretariat has started a new Key Programme on Institutional Network Strengthening (INSP) which aims to:
• enable the Secretariat to professionally support Chapters’ organisational development and thematic work;
• support NCs in engaging effectively in the most critical corruption issues in their country as well as take part in collective action around a global strategic priority;
• enable well established NCs take their strategic work to scale, in-country within the Movement and, possibly, beyond;
• improve joint learning and information exchange as a key element in capacity development across the TI Movement.
The global INSP will be in part implemented through components developed within specific regional contexts. The first of these regional programmes is being implemented in the Asia Pacific region.
1. Assignment Core to the INSP in the Asia-Pacific is the strengthening of NCs’ operational and advocacy capacity. Mostly, this will be done through:
• building NCs’ capacity in implementing and effectively coordinating TI’s presence and activities in the region;
• building NCs’ knowledge on anti-corruption good practices, and expertise on anti-corruption issues;
• supporting NCs’ in the process of setting up and running sustainable organisational structures that effectively support the work, are consistent with the defined strategic objectives, and enable greater impact.
The consultant will be expected to produce:
A MEL framework specifically to monitor capacity building in the areas above-mentioned; and which must focus on the main dimensions (i.e. indicators) of capacity building, both in terms of process and potential to effectively enable change (outcomes);
A tool(s) for the implementation of the framework, i.e. which will allow the regional departments and NCs to collect the necessary monitoring data effectively;
A template for training on the use of the framework and the tool(s).
Because the Asia-Pacific regional department is piloting a programme that will nevertheless be implemented across the TI movement, the outputs developed will have to be:
• flexible enough to adapt to context(s);
• yet replicable in what the monitoring, evaluation and learning of the effectiveness of capacity building is concerned;
• particularly the MEL framework will have to cohere with TI’s wider MEL strategy and system.
Therefore, and in shaping the MEL framework and the supporting tool(s), the consultant will work closely with relevant staff from the TI Secretariat, including the:
• Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Coordinator; • Head of Capacity Development; • Staff from the Asia-Pacific regional department.
TI Secretariat / Asia-Pacific regional department will:
• facilitate contacts and possible consultations at NCs’ level; • support the consultant in arranging the necessary meetings with the relevant staff in TI Secretariat in Berlin.
Timeline The work is expected to be completed, and the outputs submitted, no later than December 15, 2011.
Selection Criteria The expressions of interest should be accompanied by a detailed budget, clearly stating the consultant’s daily rates; or lump sums per delivered outputs. Consultants should bring the following skills and experience:
• Minimum of 10 years experience in designing monitoring, evaluation and learning tools and frameworks, ideally also for multi-country programmes and engaging a broad range of stakeholders
• Proven track-record of monitoring, evaluation and learning of capacity building activities, and specifically of organisational capacity development
• Experience of working with complex international civil society organisations or networks
• Knowledge of issues and programmes relating to good governance, corruption, and social accountability mechanisms a distinct advantage
• Highly motivated and committed to the values of transparency and integrity
• Spoken and written fluency in English
• A letter of motivation
• Curriculum Vitae with full description of the applicant’s profile and experience
• A summary proposal with cost estimate (including the duration)
• Sample of recent work (confidentiality is guaranteed)
• Contact details for at least two independent referees with in-depth and proven knowledge of the applicant’s expertise and relevant work experience
TI retains the right to reject any or all of the applications and/or to enter into additional negotiations with one or more of the tendering parties.