Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

External Evaluator for Interim Project Evaluation (Service contract)

Last update: Apr 17, 2024 Last update: Apr 17, 2024


Application Deadline: Apr 28, 2024 Deadline has passed and no more applications are accepted
Category:Consulting services
Sectors:Monitoring & Evaluation, Human Rights, Conflict
Contracting Authority Type: Nonprofit Organisation
Eligibility:Organisation & Individual
Date posted: Apr 17, 2024


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Based in Brussels and active in over a dozen countries, the European Institute of Peace ( is an independent organisation working collaboratively with the parties to the conflict, those who represent people suffering from insecurity or at risk of violence, as well as European decision-makers and the conflict prevention, resolution and mediation community.

We provide practical experience, technical expertise, and policy advice on conflict resolution. We use a variety of tools to help us do this, including analysis, mapping and design of peace processes and agreements, facilitating policy discussions, and proposing practical engagement, for example through inclusive dialogue and mediation support. 

Are you captivated by our innovative approach to peace, and do you want to contribute to the mission of our institute? Do you share our vision for a world where people live in safety and peace because conflicts and grievances are resolved through inclusive dialogue and lasting political agreements?

The European Institute of Peace seeks expressions of interest from qualified individual evaluators, teams of evaluators or consulting firms to conduct an interim evaluation of a set of activities implemented as part of the Institute’s Conflict Justice and Reconciliation programme. 

The initiative, funded by the Government of The Netherlands, spans three years and entails an approximate budget of €5 million, supporting initiatives in conflict-affected countries, such as Syria and Yemen. Focusing on the role of justice, rights, and reconciliation in peacemaking, the programme seeks to identify the key rights-based issues that require immediate attention in conflict contexts and the ways in which they can be addressed to enhance the prospects of peace.

The interim evaluation will primarily rely on project documentation and interviews with key stakeholders, with a specific emphasis on fostering learning. It will cover 30 months of activities primarily in relation to Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Ethiopia. 

You will

  • Undertake a comprehensive review of relevant project documents and inception meetings with project team
  • Draft an inception report for the evaluation.
  • Conduct interviews with project stakeholders.
  • Prepare the final report, expected to be 20-30 pages in length (excluding annexes) and including an executive summary.

Given the formative learning focus of the evaluation, the following issues could be explored as part of the assignment:

  • Strategies for collaborating with stakeholders and authorities to ensure desired outcomes are achieved.
  • Advantages of investing in locally-led approaches to achieve enhanced outcomes.
  • Opportunities for enhancing support to reinforce the linkage between achieved local-level results and intended national-level and institutional outcomes.

Remote evaluation methods are permitted.

Your skills and experience

  • At least a Master's degree or equivalent post-graduate degree in a field of relevance for the assignment (e.g., conflict resolution, M&E of international development, human rights, political sciences, or public administration and social science fields)
  • Proven track record in evaluating programmes/projects related to conflict resolution, peacebuilding, human rights, or similar fields.
  • Proficiency in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods, with a particular emphasis on capturing nuanced aspects of rights-based programming.
  • Capacity to provide actionable recommendations for programme improvement based on evaluation findings, with a focus on promoting rights-based approaches.
  • Experience in in-depth interviews and participatory information collection techniques.
  • Adherence to ethical standards and do no harm principle, including respect for confidentiality, impartiality, and cultural sensitivity throughout the evaluation process.
  • Excellent command of English.
  • Ability to work well under deadlines and meticulous attention to detail.

What we offer

Consultancy contract from May 2024.

  • The indicative budget for this tender ranges from €15,000 to €17,500, encompassing all fees, costs, and expenses incurred by the contractor in the production process.
  • The timeline for the evaluation will be determined in discussion with the consultant, with the target for final report submission set for mid-July.

Recruitment process

Closing date: 28/04/2024, midnight (CET).

Please submit the following documents using the webform:

  • CV(s) of the individual/team undertaking the evaluation;
  • Methodology and budget: a summary highlighting relevant past experience/credentials, an estimate of effort required, fee structure, and availability. 

All applications should be in English, the language of the final research product and all intermediate notes. Selected applicant(s) will receive project-specific ToRs.

Apply here: 

Our hiring team will review all applications after the closing date of the vacancy. We will keep you informed on the status of your application.

EIP firmly believes that diverse perspectives are key to our work. Therefore we are committed to equity, diversity and inclusiveness. Your qualities and commitment are what matter to us, regardless of race, nationality, gender, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.