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COHRED is currently recruiting a:
External Evaluation (consultancy)
COHRED and the NEPAD Agency seek applications for an evaluation of Research for Health Africa (R4HA) Programme. R4HA is a programme aimed at improving health, development and equity by strengthening capacity for governance of research and innovation in African countries and is jointly implemented by the NEPAD Agency and COHRED. R4HA works with institutions in Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania as they build national systems for managing research and innovation.
Although the evaluation of this programme is a donor requirement, the purpose of this evaluation is learning, and not upward accountability. The evaluation needs to answer three main questions:
a) Are we making any difference?
b) Are we doing the right things?
c) Are we doing the right things in the right way?
Within these three questions, COHRED and the NEPAD agency would like to learn how we can better improve our approach to research system for health strengthening, and how we can create a new type of relationship with country partners. We would like to ensure that any relationship with our partners is driven by partner demand.
The evaluation team is expected to plan and conduct a robust and transparent analysis of the data. We expect the programme will cover our 3 partner countries in the programme: Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania. The evaluator will be responsible for developing an evaluation plan, including analysis tools, which will be submitted to COHRED and the NEPAD Agency and agreed upon before use.
The evaluator will be expected to deliver a written evaluation report and to also verbally report findings to a staff working group, answering questions relevant to the evaluation. The evaluation should contain suggestions for how COHRED and the NEPAD Agency can improve its work and approach.
COHRED and the NEPAD Agency are seeking a qualified and experienced external evaluator(s) to design and lead this evaluation, ensuring quality of process and results. This evaluation involves review and analysis of R4HA’s work with national partner institutions in Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania, and will require the collection of information through surveys and interviews in addition to reviewing information, reports and documents relevant to the programme.
The consultant(s) must demonstrate:
- Excellent technical ability and experience in quantitative and qualitative analysis – and in particular, knowledge and proficiency in different methods of qualitative analysis.
- Demonstrated background and expertise in research for health and innovation in Africa (include details of publications).
- Experience of programme evaluation, Strong writing ability and ability to produce compelling, concise and high-quality evaluation communications products (reports or otherwise).
- Ability to produce evaluation products in English. Fluency in French is essential. Portuguese desirable.
This evaluation is to be undertaken during the months of July and August and to be completed by the 30th September 2013.
The total budget allocated to this evaluation is 30,000 Euros.
Submitting expressions of interest and questions The R4HA team invites expressions of interest from individuals and teams with the experience and skills described above. Tenders must include:
- A cover letter of no more than 3 pages introducing the evaluator(s) and how the skills and competencies above are met, with concrete examples as appropriate. Please also use this cover letter to indicate the evaluator/team’s availability during the programme period.
- A CV for each member of the evaluation team detailing relevant skills and experience, including contactable referees.
- A preliminary budget
- One or two examples of previous evaluations.
Tenders should be sent to Emanuel Souvairan email@example.com and received no later than 20 June 2013 (please address all questions to the same address). Proposals will be reviewed in the third week of June. Selected candidates will then be contacted to discuss the details of the evaluation. A formal decision will then be made and communicated in the first week of July.
For the full terms of reference for this evaluation please click on the link below.
Director of Development
The successful candidate is tasked with raising a substantial target sum every year to support COHRED and its work. Reporting to and in consultation with the Executive Director, the s/he creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising and other relevant ways of generating revenue with which COHRED can pursue its work around the world. S/he will support staff, members of the board and other stakeholders in finding additional funding and sources of revenue. The incumbent will increase the COHRED’s support base among individuals, corporations, charitable foundations, bilateral donors and additional sources.
Starting date: as soon as possible
Would you be interested in this position, please ask us via email for the complete job description at jobs@cohred