USAID’s Monitoring and Evaluation Support Activity II (MEASURE II) is a five-year activity launched in September 2019. It is an extension of the Monitoring and Evaluation Support Activity in Bosnia and Herzegovina (MEASURE-BiH) project, which evaluated USAID’s development programs in BiH. MEASURE II continues to provide USAID and its implementing partners with on-demand evaluation, assessment, and research support.
Call for applications:
We are looking for expressions of interest from consultants, with subject-matter expertise in one or more of the following key areas:
- energy market, BiH’s energy legislative and regulatory framework, Energy Community (EnC) Treaty obligations, energy efficiency;
- e-governance, transparency of government-led processes, interoperability between different levels of the BiH governments;
- small grants management, business development, and small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) development;
- criminal law, prosecution and adjudication of corruption and organized crime cases, and/or prevention of corruption in judicial institutions;
- anti-corruption laws and policies, civil society organizations (CSO) capacity for fight against corruption, and fostering civic and political activism;
- media, access to unbiased information, investigative journalism, shaping public perception and awareness;
- program evaluation in accordance with USAID standards (https://www.usaid.gov/evaluation), including experience designing, leading, or support data analysis for evaluations.
General scope of work to be performed:
Selected consultants will work on the following tasks:
- contributing to development of a research work plan
- providing methodological/subject-matter orientation training to members of the research team
- conducting a literature review
- developing data collection instruments
- conducting data collection (i.e. through key informant interviews, focus group discussions, surveys, and other techniques)
- performing quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis
- preparing and/or delivering presentations of research findings
- preparing research reports
- drafting answers to comments received on the draft research report
- preparing the final research report, and
- addressing comments and finalizing the research report
The selected consultants will work independently or as part of a research team with one or more additional consultants. The work of the research team will be supported and supervised by MEASURE II staff.
The contract of each individual consultant involved in the research will determine their precise scope of work, deliverables and reporting requirements. The consultants will be required to produce deliverables that meet high quality standards and strict deadlines in each phase of the research.
General timeframe for performance of work:
Work in the above listed areas is expected to begin at some point between October 2022 and September 2023, with the exact timing depending on receipt of an official task order from USAID/BiH. Short-listed candidates will be contacted regarding next steps in the selection process as soon as the task order request is received.
- Master’s Degree (at a minimum) in social sciences, information communication technology (ICT), economics, law, electrical engineering, monitoring and evaluation, development studies or a related subject-matter field.
- For consultants - subject-matter experts: the candidate should have a minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in the sector(s) relevant for the particular research in BiH and proven recognition of subject-matter expertise and research skills.
- For consultants - research (technical) experts: the candidate should have experience in a minimum of two (2) evaluations and/or assessments conducted for USG agencies (including evaluation of local policies/programs conducted with support of USG funds), preferably as a lead/co-lead or five (5) years of experience in data collection and management.
- For all consultants: The candidates must have a proven record of effective data collection with high-ranking government officials, relevant business sector representatives, media and/or non governmental organizations (NGOs) and CSOs.
- The candidates must be fluent in one of the official languages in BiH and in English, with the ability to produce well-written reports and demonstrated analytical and communication skills in each language.