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Consultant - Project Evaluator

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The Carter Center
Location: Sudan
Last Date: March 1, 2011
Email: cartercentersudan@gmail.com (Reference: DevNetJobs.org)

 

The Carter Center
Democracy Program
Consultant - Project Evaluator

Sudan
The Carter Center is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; it seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.


The Center is seeking highly-qualified candidates to conduct a short-term project evaluation in Sudan. In close coordination with Carter Center senior staff, the successful candidate will design and manage an evaluation of the Carter Centers' international observation mission for the April 2010 elections, the Southern Sudan Referendum on Self-Determination and the on-going popular consultations in Blue Nile and South Kordofan. Depending on time and circumstances, this evaluation may be expanded to review aspects of the Carter Center's domestic observation program in Sudan as well. This independent contract position will be assigned for approximately 45 days and will include travel to Sudan to visit field office sites and meet with key interlocutors.


Applicants should have a minimum of seven years of experience in conducting project evaluation of democracy and governance projects, preferably with experience evaluating election observation projects or similar field-based monitoring activities.
 

The position requires travel to Sudan in March/April 2011, and will involve internal travel within Sudan to Juba, Khartoum and other locations as necessary.


Salary is commensurate with experience.
Strong candidates will have demonstrated monitoring and evaluation experience, and some previous experience working in sensitive political situations in post-conflict settings. Prior work experience in Sudan or Arabic language capacity are desirable. Candidates should be detail oriented, well organized, and submit timely work products. Strong writing and communication skills and competence with computer applications required.


Primary responsibilities will include:
· Following development of meeting agenda with TCC staff, represent The Carter Center in meetings with key informants and stakeholders in Sudan. Engage and discuss project activities with Carter Center staff, observers, and representatives of international
organizations/NGOs, political parties, diplomatic missions, civil society organizations and media.
· Review project proposals, public statements, internal weekly reports, donor reports, codes of conduct, and media articles.
· Provide oral briefing and prepare written evaluation report that: reviews and summarizes project activities implemented by the Center's international election observation mission in Sudan; identifies best practices in the Center's approach; makes recommendations,
identifies unmet needs and gathers lessons learned to inform future activities; and assess sustainability of impact of the Center's observation efforts; and identifies specific examples of progress towards project goals and measures project impact.
· Provide written assessment and suggestions for the Center in development of potential Performance Monitoring Plan and improvement of indicators and targets that could be developed for future international election observation missions.

Please send cover letter, CV, contract requirements, and list of references:


Mr. Paul Linnell
The Carter Center
453 Freedom Parkway
Atlanta, Georgia 30307
E-mail: cartercentersudan@gmail.com
 

Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2011
 

Note: Because this is an international election observation project, Sudanese nationals are not eligible to serve as Project Evaluator. Additionally, due to the large volume of applicants, only those candidates selected for additional consideration will be notified.

 

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