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Consultant: Establishing Transparency International UK’s Evidence and Impact Service

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General Information

Title of consultancy: Consultant to establish Transparency International UK’s Evidence and Impact Service

Application closing date: Monday 9th November

Approximate consultancy start and end date: 7 December 2020 – 26 February 2021

Location of consultancy: Remote

 

Background

Transparency International UK’s (TI-UK’s) vision is for a world where people’s lives, government, business and society are free from corruption. Progress towards long term change like this is notoriously difficult to measure – so we are looking to source an experienced consultant to work with us to establish our central Evidence and Impact Service, which will drive the organisation’s focus on delivering real change, measure organisational impact and support effective MEL, and create a culture of  honest impact assessment and learning.

 

Objectives

The objectives of this project are to:

  • Provide a clear picture of TI-UK’s current practice, what works well and where our impact measurement and MEL could go in the future.

  • Equip the leadership with options and recommendations for the organisation’s approach to impact assessment, the design of the Service, supporting systems, processes and ways of working.
  • Alongside the Director of Evidence and Engagement, put the systems, processes and resources in place to get the Service up and running and to establish an effective approach to impact assessment across the organisation.

The consultant will carry out the project in three phases:

  • Phase 1: A situational analysis of TI-UK’s current practice, what works well, what can be improved, where the gaps are and what good could look like. This should be carried out as a participatory process with engagement at all levels of TI-UK’s staff and external stakeholders.
  • Phase 2: Using the phase 1 findings, the consultant will produce a set of costed options for the design of TI-UK’s impact assessment framework, the central E&I Service and TI-UK’s team/programme-level activity. Solutions will need to be phased and scalable to take account of resource limitations.
  • Phase 3: The consultant will work with the Director of Evidence and Engagement, to implement the chosen system and to put the supporting resources in place.

 

Key deliverables and timing

Key deliverables are listed below, with further detail in the Terms of Reference.

  • A project plan setting out timings and a finalised set of deliverables. 

  • A situational analysis report which provides a summary, recommendations and analysis of all the key findings, identifies good practice, commonalities and differences and also elements that do not work or deliver for TI-UK.
  • 2-3 costed options for measuring organisational impact and the design of TI-UK’s programme-level MEL and impact evaluation activity – including what sits within the central Service and the team/programme-level activity.
  • An agreed implementation plan.
  • A framework to measure organisational impact and progress against TI-UK’s strategic objectives with supporting guidance, methodology for data collection and reporting mechanisms.
  • Ways of working, guidance, tools and resources for programme-level MEL and impact assessment. This should include the drafting of at least one specific, overarching reporting tool that could be applicable to all programmes, donors and stakeholders.
  • A plan for creating an open and honest impact assessment and learning culture – including L&D for staff.
  • 3 webinars/workshops to present options and findings with internal stakeholders.

We are aiming for this project to be completed within 3 months – allowing for the Christmas break. As part of the tender process we would ask the consultant to set out rough timings for each phase as well as the project overall.

All presentations, documents and reports should be submitted in English, in electronic form, in accordance with agreed deadlines. The Consultant is responsible for editing and quality control of language. TI-UK retains the sole rights with respect to all distribution, dissemination and publication of deliverables.

 

Selection Criteria

The consultant should be able to demonstrate the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • A track record of working with national and international CSOs (or other organisations) engaged in advocacy and system change to measure and demonstrate organisational impact.
  • Significant experience in designing organisational impact assessment frameworks and MEL activity at a national and international level.
  • Excellent knowledge of different impact measurement and evaluation methodologies and supporting quantitative and qualitative data collection tools.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage stakeholders at all levels.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

 

Remuneration and costs

The consultant should provide their estimate total fee as a lump sum or a standard daily rate as gross, inclusive of taxes and other charges.

 

Submitting your expression of interest

If you would like to apply for this opportunity, please submit an expression of interest to jobs@transparency.org.uk  and include the following:

  • Your proposed approach to this project with approximate timings for each phase (no more than 2 pages).

  • An indicative budget.
  • Your CV/the CVs of your consultants with examples of relevant work you have completed.
  • 2 referees – ideally from organisations you have recently worked with.

 

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