Thursday, July 27, 2017

Expression of Interest for Consultancy to undertake the End-Of-Project Evaluation of IPAR Capacity Building Project-Rwanda



Request for Expression of Interest (Call for CVs)
Consulting Services: End of Project Evaluation Report of the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research Capacity Building Project-Rwanda (IPAR-CAP)
Grant No.:                 Gr.No.278
Expression of Interest: IPAR/ED/EOI/001/17
1. Introduction:

The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR –Rwanda) has received a grant from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) towards the project to build the capacity of the Institute. The Institute intends to apply a portion of the proceeds of this grant to eligible payments under the contract for Consultancy to undertake the End of Project Evaluation of the capacity building project. IPAR-Rwanda plans to carry out End of Project Evaluation of the Project covering the period June 2012-June 2017 in order to assess the progress made so far regarding the project objectives and planned activities.
2. Objectives of the Assignment
The overall purpose of the end-of-project evaluation is to provide an independent, systematic and in-depth assessment of the overall performance (effectiveness, efficiency, relevance and sustainability) of the IPARCAP including a review of the design, governance and implementation structure and process vis-à-vis project objectives and achieved results.
The evaluation will therefore undertake a stocktaking and learning exercise to:
  1. Assess progress in implementing agreed project objectives;
  2. Verify the continued validity and identify any changes in the initial design assumptions, risks and sustainability in the light of implementation plan and experience, and
  3. Recommend necessary adjustments in project objectives, design and performance, towards a positive influence on the quality and nature of the inputs in future IPARCAP implementation.
  4. Gathering success stories that demonstrate the project’s impact on capacity building of stakeholders and effective policy formulation and dialogue in Rwanda.
  5. Assessing the extent of IPAR-Rwanda’s continued demand for its services, relevance, feasibility and sustainability  for the future;
The assignment will be for Twenty (20) working days starting from the day of contract signature. The overall time it takes between contract signing and submission of Final End Project Evaluation Report could be determined by the two parties depending on how long the review of the draft and consolidation might take.
3. Request for Expression of Interest
The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research-Rwanda now invites eligible and qualified Individuals to indicate their interest in providing the services. Interested consultants must provide information indicating that they are qualified to perform the services giving a description of similar assignments undertaken, CVs and copies of evidences of the qualification and assignments delivered.
4. Qualifications and Experience of the Consultants
A minimum of postgraduate qualification in Agricultural Economics, Economics, Policy Analysis, Development Management, Social Sciences or other relevant field; More than  Six (6) years’ of experience in undertaking evaluation for development initiatives, particularly tertiary education programs; At least 3 Project Evaluation assignments completed, at least 2 of which are done as individual, and At least 3 consultancy assignments completed in Rwanda or other Sub-Saharan African Countries; A working knowledge of the political-economy and developmental considerations of the project environment; Experience with ACBF-supported institutions is an added advantage.
5. Selection of individual Consultant
A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Selection Based on the Selection of Individual Consultants method set out in the Procurement Guidelines for ACBF Grant Recipients (“Consultant Guidelines”).
6. Submission of Expression of Interest
Expression of Interest clearly marked “Expression of Interest for Consultancy to undertake the End-Of-Project Evaluation of the Institute of Policy Analysis & Research Capacity Building Project-Rwanda’’ can be submitted as hard or soft copies at the address below on or before 1700 hours local time on 15 August, 2017
Applications should be sent to:
The Procurement Office
The Institute of Policy Analysis and Research-Rwanda
P.O.Box:6005 Kimihurura, Kigali-Rwanda
Tel :( 250)789099704
Or through email using the following address: procurement@ipar-rwanda.org This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with copy to m.bwatete@ipar-rwanda.orgThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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