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FINAL EVALUATION OF TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL’S SIEMENS INTEGRITY INITIATIVE PROJECT

Application Closing Date - 25 Jul 2018

Job Start Date - 13 Aug, 2018

Duration - 13 August – 20 September 2018

Location - home-based, with potential travel to some National Chapters and to Berlin.

BACKGROUND

 

Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 chapters worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.

The Siemens Integrity Initiative Project (SII Project) ‘Collective Action for Clean Business’, funded by the  Siemens Integrity Initiative (SII), is a three year project that started in January 2015 and was extended to September 2018. The total budget of the programme is over 3 million USD. A mid-term evaluation has been conducted in 2016.

The SII Project seeks to reduce corruption through improved transparency, integrity and accountability in business practices around the world. TI promotes business integrity at three levels, individual businesses, groups of businesses and the environment, all of which are underpinned by collective action. In order to achieve this objective of facilitating change at scale, the SII Project improves the capacity of TI to work as a catalyst for collective action at national levels in multiple countries and advocates for improved standards, norms and practices within international fora and initiatives.

The Transparency International Secretariat (TI-S) in Berlin is seeking a consultant to evaluate the extent to which the SII Project has achieved the set goals.

OBJECTIVES

The overall objectives of the end-project evaluation are the following:

Key issues to be addressed:

The following questions could be addressed during the end-project evaluation, but are subject to discussion and agreement with TI-S during the period of designing the evaluation approach.

Relevance: The extent to which the project is suited to the priorities and policies of the target group, the organisation responsible for the project and the donor organisation. It is useful to consider the following questions:

Outcomes and impacts: The positive and negative changes produced by the project, directly or indirectly. This involves the main outcomes and impacts resulting from the project. The evaluation should be concerned with both intended and unintended outcomes and impacts. It is useful to consider the following questions:

Effectiveness: The extent to which the project achieved its objectives, i.e. a comparison of the intended outcome with the observed outcome. It is useful to consider the following questions:

Efficiency: The qualitative and quantitative outputs in relation to the inputs. It is useful to consider the following questions:

Sustainability: Sustainability is concerned with measuring whether the benefits of a project are likely to continue after funding has been withdrawn. It is useful to consider the following questions:

Methodology, research process and resources:

The end-project evaluation will be planned and conducted in close consultation with the TI-S Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Unit and the Business Integrity Programme (BIP) team. The evaluation approach and methods must be agreed with the TI-S MEL Unit and the BIP team. The BIP team will provide the necessary substantive support, including submission of all documents for desk review.

The evaluation expert is ultimately responsible for the overall methodological approach and design of the evaluation, which should be adapted to the requirements of these Terms of Reference (TOR). The evaluation should use a participatory and gender sensitive approach engaging relevant staff at TI-S and National Chapter levels, stakeholders and beneficiaries through structured methods. Both quantitative and qualitative data should be utilised in assessing the project. The exact evaluation methodology should be defined, discussed, and agreed with TI-S during the first days of the evaluation.

The end-project evaluation should include but not necessarily be limited to the following methods:

The overall approach should be as representative and as comprehensive as possible. The evaluation expert should present a detailed statement of the proposed review methods in the technical proposal.

EXPECTED DELIVERABLES AND TIMELINE

The consultant or team are expected to submit an evaluation report that documents the evaluation activities and results following a clear structure. The evaluation report will contain the findings, conclusions and recommendations as well as a recording of the lessons learned. The report will be written by the evaluation expert.

The consultant or team will initially prepare a draft report, which will be discussed with TI-S. While considering the comments provided on the draft, the evaluation expert shall use their independent and impartial judgment in preparing the final report.

The final report should not be longer than 20 pages, excluding the annexes and the executive summary, and should be accompanied by a summary power point presentation. Annexes to the final report should be kept to an absolute minimum. Only those annexes that serve to demonstrate or clarify an issue related to a major finding should be included. Existing documents should be referenced but not necessarily annexed. Maximum number of pages for annexes is 10.

In sum, the main expected deliverables are:

Guidance and quality insurance

All presentations and reports are to be submitted in English, in electronic form, in accordance with the deadlines stipulated above. The Consultant is responsible for editing and quality control of language. The TI Secretariat retains the sole rights with respect to all distribution, dissemination and publication of the deliverables.

SELECTION CRITERIA

TI-S is inviting expressions of interest from individual consultants or a team of consultants to carry out the end-project evaluation of the SII Project. The Consultant should have the following qualifications:

Core competencies

People’s skills: be able to mediate the different expectations of the different internal stakeholders in order to produce a strong evaluation report that will genuinely serve the learning purposes set out in these TOR.

Work style: is well planned and organised even within a fluid working environment and has a capacity for initiative with competent analytical and problem solving skills. Maintains a strong level and flow of communication with reporting stakeholders.

Language: excellent command of English to a native speaker’s level.

Technical competencies

Applicants should have the following skills and experience:

The consultant or team are expected to work up to 20 working days, and end by the 20th of September. A detailed timeline needs to be agreed at the beginning of the assignment.

REMUNERATION AND COSTS

The Consultant should provide a detailed breakdown, before any VAT or other charges, of all their estimated costs, including but not limited to; total fee as a lump sum or standard daily or hourly rates, (if applicable) international travel, local transport, accommodation, work materials.

Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat), (TI-S) is registered as a Business Entity in Germany with VAT identification number DE273612486. In order to determine the Value Added Tax (VAT) implications of this tender, we kindly request that the Consultants fill out the VAT Form for Tenders/Vendor Form (instructions inside the form) and submit the completed and duly signed form along with their email application.

The link to the VAT Form for Tenders/Vendor Form is available below.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The application should include the following documents in English:

Please indicate “SII End-Project Evaluation” in the subject line of your email application. Applications should be sent in English by email to the BIP team at BIPfinalEVAL@transparency.org by 6pm (Berlin) 25 July 2018.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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