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Partnership Evaluation (Greece), Consultancy Contract (Closed)

2018-05-07

You are a strong Evaluation professional with an excellent track record in developing and conducting various types of evaluations, especially in programmatic and financial aspects. You are results-oriented, meticulous and an excellent communicator? This challenge is for you.

Start date: As soon as possible.

Contract: Consultancy contract. Estimated contract length: 20 working days.

Location: Greece and Hungary.

Deadline for receiving applications: 23rd of May 2018.

The successful candidate must be legally eligible to travel within EU.

WHAT WE DO IN EUROPE

Terre des hommes (Tdh) is the leading Swiss child relief agency. Founded in 1960, we are committed to improving the lives of millions of the world's most vulnerable children. Through our innovative protection and health projects, we provide assistance to over three million children and their families in almost forty countries each year. In Europe, Tdh intervenes directly or indirectly in many countries, relying on teams based in Budapest, Albania, Greece, Kosovo, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

In the framework of integrating Tdh Greece delegation as a country of direct intervention to the Regional Office in Budapest in October 2018, the Regional Office decided to conduct a multi-criteria analysis (MCA) of one of the Greek historical partners in partnership with the Tdh Greece delegation.

The multi-criteria analysis will be conducted along the following fields: history of cooperation, operational level, financial and administrative levels, and strategic level.

The main expected results of the multi-criteria analysis (MCA) are:

  • Lessons learned on partnership (including identification of successes and challenges)  based on past cooperation;
  • State of play of today’s both modus operandi and identify tracks of collaboration and complementarities for the future;
  • State of play of today’s both financial and administrative systems: Analysis of existing system including accountancy, finance, human resources and general administration; Analysis of upgrades/improvements  of system and procedures with the focus on how gaps and weaknesses have been addressed and reflected in the actual  setup; Particular analysis on audit findings and risks of going through same challenges in the future with the existing setup; Analysis of existing systems on accountability and donor relations and reporting management, identification of strengths and weaknesses and propositions for improvement;
  • Synthesis of the national, regional and global advocacy stakes in which both organisations share interest and values: National - positioning of both organisations in the Greek civil society panorama; Regional - positioning of both organisations in sub-regional and European stakes; Global - actual involvement of both organisations in global advocacy initiatives.

Methodology, process and deliverables:

The multi-criteria analysis should consist of the following main activities:

  • Desk research (documents provided by both organisations): approx. 20% of the estimated workload
  • Semi-structured interviews (on the field in Greece and in Hungary and at distance) with the key stakeholders (list provided by both organisations): approx. 40% of the estimated workload
  • Report writing (40%)

Process and deliverables:

  • A first draft report is expected from the consultant 10 working days before finalising the final report.
  • Both organisations have 10 working days to send feedback on the first draft.
  • The report will be written in English language and must be comprehensive, clear and simply written. The main body of the report should be no more than 30 pages including the executive summary and recommendations.
  • The final report is sent to both organisations.
  • A general meeting with the main stakeholders from both organisations is organised together with the consultant.

Time line and estimated number of days:

It is expected that the multi-criteria analysis will be completed by the end of June 2018, including the following schedule:

  • Evaluation / field plan and desk review, questionnaire/ checklist preparation – 3 days
  • Field visit / interview – 10 days (8 in Greece and 2 in Hungary)
  • Data analysis and draft report preparation – 6 days
  • Online presentation to both organisations – 1 day

YOUR PROFILE

  • University degree (Master’s or equivalent) from an accredited educational institution in a relevant field;
  • At least 5 years experience in evaluating programmes, preferably in programmatic evaluations (e.g. migration and refugee themes) and finance aspects;
  • Excellent track record and reputation in developing and conducting various types of evaluations including qualitative and quantitative data collection;
  • Knowledge and experience of quantitative and qualitative social research methods;
  • Knowledge of Child Protection and a rights based approach is an asset;
  • Excellent reporting, writing and facilitation skills; 
  • High level of English proficiency (verbal and written) and excellent communication skills.

TO APPLY:

Qualified applicants are encouraged to submit their CV and motivation in English to recruitment@tdh-europe.org

Please include “Partnership Evaluation, your name and surname” in the subject line of the application email. Please indicate in the email content where you found our Vacancy Announcement and your salary expectations. Applications without this information will not be considered.

Child Safeguarding Policy: 

To commit to respect Tdh Risk Management Policies including: Child Safeguarding Policy, Safety and Security Policy and Anti-Fraud/Corruption Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy.

Due to an anticipated high number of applications, Tdh is not in a position to respond to every applicant individually. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the first interview.