Senior Consultant, Evaluator


The International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ) is seeking a Senior Consultant, Grant Evaluator to conduct an evaluation pursuant to a core grant funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), covering 2018-2021. The Senior Consultant, Grant Evaluator must have demonstrated and solid experience in conceptualizing and conducting evaluations of transitional justice, democracy building, peacebuilding or human rights programs in post-conflict contexts.

Purpose: To assess the success of ICTJ’s work at informing policy discussions in the international arena during that period, and regarding specific contexts to be determined. Findings and recommendations of this evaluation will be a key input for ICTJs new strategic plan and its future policy efforts. This evaluation will also be provided to SIDA and other external partners of ICTJ.  ICTJ and SIDA expect findings that can help stakeholders understand if and how ICTJ’s research and policy work contributes to change (or doesn’t) and actionable recommendations to improve its interventions. In accordance with SIDA’s evaluation guidelines, this evaluation will follow the OECD-DAC evaluation criteria.

Please note this is an abridged job posting, the full terms of reference including a detail of Scope of work and Key Evaluation questions can be found HERE.

Duties and Deliverables

At Inception Phase:

  • Final agreement of specific country contexts
  • Develop an Inception Report that describes in detail the overall evaluative framework, design, methodology, and protocols for data collection and analysis to be approved by ICTJ.

During desk/field work:

  • Ability to conduct data collection thorough interviews and other agreed-upon data collection methods.
  • Ability to store and secure all collected project information from interviews.
  • Conduct routine check-ins with field staff and the Senior DME Specialist on fieldwork progress.

During Data Analysis and Report Writing:

  • Keep ICTJ updated on the progress of the evaluation assignment.
  • Validate with ICTJ emerging evaluation findings and conclusions.

By the Deadline (agreed upon contract):

A final evaluation report which shall include the following:

  • Executive summary: a paragraph describing the project; a paragraph summarizing the methodological approaches used; key findings including a summary of targets and intended outcomes; a conclusion of the projects’ relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, impact, and its contribution towards the attainment of the final goal.
  • Methodology: a description of each method used, and target groups involved. Methodological constraints, challenges and limitations should be also discussed in this section.
  • Findings: a section addressing the evaluation questions. The findings can be presented under evaluation criteria or by domains of impact. Findings must be supported by evidence. Relevant project indicators which were agreed to be measured must be used in the analysis under this section. When evidence relies on perception or feedback of stakeholders interviewed during the evaluation, the consultant must illustrate key findings with selected quotes or careful summaries/translation of statements made by key informants.
  • Provide recommendations and Lessons Learned.
  • Annexes: final terms of reference, evaluation schedule, table of project indicators measured, list of people interviewed, list of documents reviewed, acronyms and abbreviations used, and operational definition of terms, etc.
  • The Evaluator is encouraged to include stories of change based on their findings to illustrate changes identified.

The final report should not exceed 40 pages (without annexes)

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications

  • 8-10 years Grants management and evaluation
  • Extensive experience conducting evaluations of complex programs in diverse settings
  • International evaluation experience required
  • An advanced degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university
  • Knowledge and experience of relevant contexts preferred
  • Excellent written and communications skills
  • A demonstrable interest in human rights and transitional justice programs, as well as relevant work experience, is highly desirable
  • Exceptional written and oral communication; this includes the skills needed to present complex work in the most compelling and coherent fashion
  • A successful track record working as part of a team and collaborating with subject area specialists
  • Cultural competence/humility: exceptional interpersonal and collaborative skills, including ease working in a multi-cultural, multi-time zone office setting
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable within a fast-paced environment
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Strong time-management skills, with the ability to meet deadlines
  • English proficiency (required)
  • Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

How to Apply

To apply please send (1) a cover letter (including daily consultancy rate and estimated budget for this evaluation), (2) a resume, and (3) an excerpt/full report of a previous evaluation report sample to and SENIOR CONSULTANT,  EVALUATOR in the subject line by August 6, 2021