Call for EOI for ACCEL Africa Evaluability Assessment

ILO/ACCEL Project is looking for an international consultant to conduct the Evaluability Assessment of the ACCEL Africa project in June-July 2020 through a home-based exercise.

The project “Accelerating action for the elimination of child labour in supply chains in Africa (ACCEL Africa)”, funded by the Government of The Netherlands, aims to address the root causes of child labour and has the overarching goal to accelerate the elimination of child labour in Africa, through targeted actions in selected supply chains in Côte d’Ivoire (cocoa and gold mining), Egypt (cotton), Malawi (coffee and tea), Mali (cotton and gold mining), Nigeria (cocoa and gold mining) and Uganda (coffee and tea). The project has a duration of four years (2019-2022), having started in November 2019 with the inception phase.

The assignment objectives are:

1. Determine the extent to which the ACCEL Africa project CMES has been designed in a manner
that will allow for valid and impartial assessment of programme performance, providing
information to support programme management decisions, stakeholder needs.

2. Identify good practices and lessons learned from the M&E strategy that can be shared within
the ILO and other organizations working on child labour issues.

3. Provide recommendations for improvements to the project M&E strategy that is being
implemented by ACCEL Africa project management team to improve the programme’s
evaluability (by the project and stakeholders and by independent evaluators).

The Evaluability Assessment of the project will take about 17 working days for the international
independent consultant. The draft evaluation report should be submitted June-July 2020. The Report
will be in English with Executive summary in French and English.

The consultant selected for the assignment will be a bilingual (French and English) evaluation specialist
with a master’s degree and at least 15 years of experience evaluating similar complex regional projects
but not have worked with ACCEL Africa project. Work experience within the Africa region is also

Interested candidates should send their CV, two recent references, fee rate, based on previous
similar consultancies undertaken in the last 2 years, and availability to Moukaïla Amadou, copy to Minoru Ogasawara indicating “ACCEL Africa
Evaluability Assessment” in the email’s subject line. The deadline to submit expressions of interest
for this evaluation is by COB 30 May 2020 ECT.