Evaluation Consultant - Organizational Evaluation of NRGI

New York City, New York, United States
Apply by 8 June 2018
Mid-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 9 May 2018

Job Description

The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is seeking an evaluation firm to undertake an independent evaluation of NRGI to take place between June 2018 and May 2019. The main goal of this evaluation is to improve program effectiveness and provide inputs to the development of NRGI’s 2020-24 strategy. The specific objective for this evaluation is to assess progress against NRGI’s current (2014-2019) strategy objectives by evaluating results achieved, assessing NRGI’s contributions to those results, unpacking how and why those results have emerged and assess the effectiveness of NRGI’s delivery approach. The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is seeking an evaluation firm to undertake an independent evaluation of NRGI to take place between June 2018 and May 2019. The main goal of this evaluation is to improve program effectiveness and provide inputs to the development of NRGI’s 2020-24 strategy. The specific objective for this evaluation is to assess progress against NRGI’s current (2014-2019) strategy objectives by evaluating results achieved, assessing NRGI’s contributions to those results, unpacking how and why those results have emerged and assess the effectiveness of NRGI’s delivery approach.

Please see more information in the Terms of Reference document for this posting.

Application process

By Thursday May 16th 2018: Interested firms are required to reach out to Caroline Laroche at claroche@resourcegovernance.org to register their interest in this tender and to seek any clarification necessary.


By Friday May 25th, evaluation firms able to put together a team of consultants meeting the above competencies should send an application to Caroline Laroche (email above). The application should include:

  1. A short cover letter/proposal describing the firm/consultant’s interest in the workThe qualifications and experience that they bring to the evaluation,
  2. The profiles, expertise and CVs of the experts that will lead and integrate the evaluation team,
  3. The key questions that this TOR elicits for them, and
  4. An initial quote for undertaking the consultancy on the timeline identified, separating costs for the three phases of the evaluation.

In late May, NRGI will invite shortlisted firms for interviews and/or practical exercises. Please note that shortlisted firms/consultants will be ask to provide the following:

  1. Two examples of previous evaluation work in the governance field, demonstrating the firm or evaluators’ expertise and
  2. Names and contact details of three most recent evaluation clients.

Early to mid-June, the evaluation contract will be signed and the evaluation will begin.

NRGI will evaluate proposals based on quality, proposed evaluation activities and consultation plan, timeline, experience of the firm involved and value for money. Applicants should note that NRGI reserves the contractual right to approve any proposed changes in individuals employed or sub-contracted by the evaluation firm to conduct the assignment. NRGI also plans to align payment installments with the three evaluation phases outlined above, and review on an ongoing basis the opportunity to move to subsequent stages of the evaluation, depending on evaluator performance and revisions of scope.

Financial proposals should take into account that NRGI is a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) status.

About the Organization

The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is a nonprofit policy institute and grant-making organization that promotes the responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the benefit of all. Improving natural resource governance is one of the most significant development challenges of the decade and will determine the future of 1 billion people globally who live in scarcity in the midst of resource abundance. Countries with non-renewable resource wealth face both a challenge and an opportunity—when used poorly or squandered, non-renewable resource wealth can cause economic instability, social conflict and lasting environmental impacts; used well, they can create prosperity for current and future generations. NRGI is a recognized leader in the field of natural resource governance, helping people to realize the benefits of their countries’ endowments of oil, gas and minerals in order to build a more stable and sustainable future. For more information, please visit www.resourcegovernance.org

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