A.R.S. PROGETTI’S PERCEPTION
In several areas of Africa, when entering the territory of another tribe, one is required to bear a special "passport mask".
This has a profound meaning: to neutralise one's roots and individuality as a sign of respect to those whose territory is being entered. In this there is an ancient wisdom, the sublimation of humanity's neutral essence.
Quoting Aeschylus Agamemnon "Provided they respect the temples and the Gods of the vanquished, then shall the victors be saved".
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Its overall mission is of a professional nature and consists in finding out, proposing and helping to implement solutions "which work", with reference to complex problems affecting extended social groups, regions, countries, groups of countries. Working on this ARS Progetti pursues the interest of its direct and "indirect" clients and project beneficiaries.
Global evaluation of the EU support projects on Elections, electoral cycle 2012-2016
JOB / DESCRIPTION DU TRAVAILLE
POSITION:1 cat. I Team Leader (43 w/d)
1 cat. II Key Expert (38 w/d)
COUNTRY / PAYS: Ghana
Home-based and Ghana (Accra and field visits in the country)
STARTING DATE / DATE DE DEMARRAGE: 15/10/2018
DURATION / DUREE: 180 calendar days (6 Months)
GENERAL OBJECTIVE / OBJECTIVE GENERAL: Systematic and timely evaluation of its programmes and activities is an established priority2 of the European Commission3. The focus of evaluations is on the assessment of achievements, the quality and the results4 of Actions in the context of an evolving cooperation policy with an increasing emphasis on result-oriented approaches and the contribution towards the implementation of the SDGs 5.
From this perspective, evaluations should look for evidence of why, whether or how these results are linked to the EU intervention and seek to identify the factors driving or hindering progress.
Evaluations should provide an understanding of the cause and effects links between inputs and activities, and outputs, outcomes and impacts. Evaluations should serve accountability, decision making, learning and management purposes.
The main objectives of this evaluation are to provide the relevant services of the European Union, and the interested stakeholders with:
- an overall independent assessment of the past performance of the 'Support to Independent Governance Institutions involved in the electoral process' (2010/22225) and the ' Support to Independent Government Institutions involved in the electoral process - Electoral Cycle 2016' (2015/03837), paying particular attention to the latter project results;
- Key lessons learned, conclusions and related recommendations in order to improve future Actions.
In particular, this evaluation will serve as a global evaluation of the EU supports to the electoral cycle from the 2012 Elections to the last 2016 General Elections.
The main users of this evaluation will be the three beneficiary Independent Governance Institutions (IGIs, the EC, NCCE, NMC), the NAO office, the EU and the elections stakeholders at large.
PARTICULAR PURPOSE, APPLICATION SERVICES AND EXPECTED RESULTS / OBJECTIVES PARTICULIERS, SERVICES DEMANDES ET RÉSULTATS A ATTEINDRE:
The issues to be studied are as follows:
Under the 'Support to Independent Governance Institutions involved in the electoral process' (2010/22225), they key issue that we wish to appraise is if the expected results were achieved (even partially). Further we would like to know if this action had an impact and to what extent it has influenced the delivery of the next action (below described).
Under the 'Support to Independent Government Institutions (IGIs) involved in the electoral process - Electoral Cycle 2016' (2015/038372) the key issues to be analysed are the following:
- The extent to which the project responded to the electoral needs;
- The performance of the project arrangements, along the institutional response of the three beneficiaries in the delivery of the project's objectives;
- The materialisation of the expected results at national and local level, along its enabling and hindering factors;
- The impact of the EU support to the electoral cycle (from 2012), measured against the democratic transition following the last two cycles and in particular the 2016 general elections;
- The lessons learnt from these electoral cycles supported, and mainly from the last 2016 cycle and its recommendations for future similar actions.
QUALIFICATION: Minimum requirements of the team:
- Significant experience in democracy, electoral reforms, elections observation and post-election transition processes;
- Exposure to projects evaluation will be a defining criterion;
- Exposure to EU funded elections projects and/or other electoral processes in Sub-Sahara Africa will be an added-value;
- Technical experience in voters register, polling stations organisation, elections day procedures and logistics involved, use of ICT in elections will be an asset.
At least one member of the team (team leader):
- Significant experience in Evaluation policies, methodology -EU preferably- as well as practical experience of projects evaluation in leading role (at least twice) will be a defining criterion;
- Exposure to EU Evaluations will be an added-value;
- 15 years of general experience preferably in good governance, democratic reform processes and/or institutional strengthening.
SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE / EXPÉRIENCE SPÉCIFIQUE:
WORK LANGUAGE / LANGUE DE TRAVAIL: English
APPLY / POSTULER: Ms. Cecilia Campana e-mail
DATE LINE / DATE LIMITE: 12/09/2018