Organization: Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research
NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development, part of The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), would like to inform you of the launch of a Terms of Reference for the final review of the research programme on Security and Rule of Law in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Settings (SRoL). This review will have a dual purpose of learning and accountability; the reviewers will assess the performance of the programme in terms of results, and identify recommendations to improve research programming and funding for development.
Please find the terms of reference here.
In 2019, the last projects funded in the Security & Rule of Law (SRoL) research programme (15 Million euros) will come to a close. Therefore, NWO-WOTRO Science for Global Development (NWO-WOTRO) is commissioning an external programme-level final review. This review should assess the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of the activities implemented in the programme in view of the programme aims and objectives.
The review will be conducted by one or two independent external experts (preferably one Dutch expert and one expert from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East or North Africa). Required skills and experience include the following:
- Preferably a PhD degree in a relevant field of expertise;
- Familiarity with research in the field of Security and Rule of Law in LMICs;
- At least ten years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of research and innovation;
- Proven experience in scientific research, co-creation and the linking of research to development policy and practice;
- Professional experience in Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East or North Africa;
- Proven excellent writing and analytical skills;
- Fluency in Dutch and English is a necessity, knowledge of French is an asset;
- Ability to meet tight deadlines.
Should the reviewers engage in case study field visits, it is advised that one member of the review team will carry out the activity accompanied by a local evaluator (who will only be involved in the case study/studies in a particular country, and who is to be selected by the evaluators during the review). This evaluator should be well known with the local context and theme, and preferably has three years of experience in monitoring and evaluation. The review is subject to the NWO Code of Conduct on conflicts of interest regarding scientific integrity and independence to avoid potential conflicts of interest.
The maximum granted budget is 79,500 euros, including VAT. The reviewer(s) will be recruited and paid in accordance with NWO conditions and procedures. A percentage of the total cost will be paid against the completion of specific, measurable deliverables identified as ‘Key Deliverables’.
NWO-WOTRO invites interested parties to submit an application for this evaluation on 20 May 2019, 2 PM CEST at the latest. We encourage evaluators from LMICs to apply. The external evaluator will be selected beginning June 2019, and the evaluation will start soon thereafter.
Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us (SRoL@nwo.nl).