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September 9, 2022

ABIN Programme End Evaluation Consultant(s)

  • Position::ABIN Programme End Evaluation Consultant(s)
  • Location:Remote and Field Trip to Burundi
  • Application Deadline::15/09/2022
  • Duration::October and November 2022
  • Start Date::October 2022

SPARK is interested in evaluating its ABIN programme, in its end phase.

For this aim, SPARK is looking for an experienced evaluator (or team of evaluators) to conduct the mid-term evaluation of the programme.

For more information on the specifics of the evaluation, please refer to the attached Terms of Reference.

SPARK is interested in evaluating its ABIN programme, in its end phase.

For this aim, SPARK is looking for an experienced evaluator (or team of evaluators) to conduct the mid-term evaluation of the programme.

For more information on the specifics of the evaluation, please refer to the attached Terms of Reference.

Main Tasks and Responsibilities:

For this Final Programme Evaluation, the following tasks will be conducted:

  • (physical and online) Meetings with SPARK local, regional and central staff;
  • Desktop review of existing programme title documentation;
  • Development of evaluation inception report;
  • Focus group discussion and/or interviews with programme title beneficiaries;
  • Interviews with programme title local partners’ staff;
  • Interview with donor organisation staff;
  • Analysis of gathered data through desktop review, focus group discussions and interviews;
  • Presentation of preliminary findings (before leaving the field) to SPARK staff;
  • Development of draft evaluation report and submission to SPARK staff for feedback
  • Processing of feedback on draft report from SPARK staff;
  • Finalisation of evaluation report and submission to SPARK staff;
  • Presentation and validation of key findings of the evaluation in a one-day workshop organised by SPARK Burundi staff.

Requirements and Skills

The evaluator(s) should be (a team of) experienced and independent consultant(s), freelance or from a consultancy organisation, with at least the following expertise:

  • Advanced university degree in International Development, Economics, Agribusiness or other related field;
  • A minimum of 7 years of professional experience with conducting programme/project evaluations;
  • Demonstrated experience in (SME) agribusiness development (especially in relation with Value Chain development and Agri-Business Incubators);
  • Previous professional experience in Burundi will be considered an advantage;
  • Advanced communication, analytical and reporting skills;
  • Fluent in English and French (both reading and writing);
  • Fluency in Kirundi will be considered an advantage.

How to apply?

The deadline for submission of applications is the 15/09/2022.

All applications should include the following:

  • Cover letter (maximum 1 page) stating the candidate(s) availability during the months of month(s) and year;
  • CV’s of all evaluation team members, including three references with contact details.
  • Technical proposal, which should include:
  • Understanding of the evaluation’s ToR.
  • Draft work plan including a detailed time schedule.
  • Financial Proposal: Which should include consultancy fees that include VAT and logistical costs, with a breakdown of days*fees per deliverable.

Interested consultants or firms should send their application to: g.vliegher@spark-online.org, copying j.d.wit@spark-online.org, n.koufos@spark-online.org and d.gikoro@spark-online.org.

Further information may be requested and questions may also be discussed with Gabrielle De Vliegher (g.vliegher@spark-online.org). Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered

Due to the large volume of applications we receive, we cannot respond to every applicant individually. There may be a delay between the application deadline and the moment we contact selected applicants.

If you have not received a reply, we regret to inform that we have continued with other candidates.

About SPARK

SPARK develops higher education and entrepreneurship to empower young, ambitious people to lead their fragile and conflict-affected societies into prosperity. SPARK is a dynamic and growing, international not-for-profit development organisation with 100+ staff members, in more than 14 offices around the world. SPARK supports youth and women in starting and developing their businesses in various, more stable parts of South Sudan. The focus of our activities is on agribusinesses.