Senior Consultant, Evaluator

ICTJ seeks the services of a consultant to conduct the final external evaluation of the project “Strengthening Civil Societies’ Capacities to Contribute to the Transitional Justice Process in Ethiopia.”

The overall objective is to assess the results of the project in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions. The findings and conclusions of the external evaluation will inform follow-up planning by the civil society organizations that have benefitted from the action and ensure that future programming will build on the results achieved through the project. The evaluation will be part of the final report of the project.

The Project

Overall objective: to advance accountability and the rule of law through increased engagement between policymakers and CSOs in Ethiopia and to establish a basis for CSOs’ ability to influence the country’s transitional justice process and for victim-centered strategies to be designed and implemented.

Specific objectives: to ensure that a cohesive and diverse network of Ethiopian CSOs develops capacities to a) identify priorities and opportunities for advocacy to address the causes and consequences of past human rights violations; and b) engage effectively with the Ethiopian Reconciliation Commission (ERC) and other accountability mechanisms.

Main activities: (1) Mapping of CSOs in Oromia and the Somali region; (2) Meetings with Ethiopian and international organizations, relevant embassies, and key actors at the ERC; (3) Missions to Oromia and the Somali region; (4) Consultations with CSOs and with the ERC; (5) Workshops; (6) Small scale advocacy and outreach activities; (7) National conference; (8) Media campaign; (9) Policy brief.

Expected results: a group of diverse civil society organizations is identified, develops mutual trust and effective working relationships; civil society organizations improve their capacities to identify issues affecting them and/or their constituencies and develop skills for prioritizing them; civil society organizations are better equipped to implement advocacy actions for addressing priority issues and for advancing the rights of their constituencies.

Evaluation Objective

To assess the results of the project “Strengthening Civil Societies’ Capacities to Contribute to the Transitional Justice Process in Ethiopia” (EIDHR/2021/424-791).

Scope of Work

The evaluation will cover the work done in Ethiopia’s Oromia and Somali regions.

Time Frame

We estimate that preparatory work for this evaluation will commence on March 1st, 2024, and the final report must be submitted by April 30th, 2024.

Proposals must include a timeline considering these deadlines.


Proposals should include a preliminary estimated budget and an appropriate number of workdays according to the methodology and approach of their choice. Budgets should not exceed 10,000 euros.

Said budget should include all costs to be incurred by the evaluator (e.g. consultant fees and per diem, accommodation, international and local transportation, communication costs, insurance costs, etc.). Relevant staff at ICTJ and the Consortium of Ethiopian Human Rights Organizations (CEHRO) will make their best efforts to assist the consultant to schedule in person or virtual meetings and interviews. All evaluation costs shall be paid by the consultant as part of the budgeted amount.


Key qualifications to successfully complete this consultancy include:

  • Solid experience in conceptualizing and conducting evaluations of transitional justice, democracy building, peacebuilding, or human rights programs in post-conflict contexts.
  • Knowledge of the Ethiopian context is necessary, particularly of the Oromia and Somali regions.
  • Extensive experience conducting evaluations of complex programs in diverse settings.
  • Previous experience in evaluating European Union (EU) funded programs/projects.
  • International evaluation experience.
  • An advanced degree in a relevant field.
  • Excellent written and communications skills.
  • English proficiency is required. Working level of Oromo and Somali are also required.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to complete the application form for the consultancy here by Friday, February 23rd, 2024.

Please consider having the following information and supporting documentation ready.

  • A brief description of the proposed evaluation approach.
  • Estimated budget for this evaluation, including the daily consultancy rate.
  • Any other relevant information demonstrating the suitability of the candidate for the assignment.
  • CV (file to attach with application)
  • An excerpt or full report of a previous evaluation report if available (file to attach with application)
  • Brief Cover letter introducing yourself (file to attach)

For more information about evaluation questions and the full terms of reference for this evaluation, please see here.