Team Leader - Evaluation of DG ECHO work

Apply by 31 January 2018
Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 20 December 2017

Job Description


Alert seeks Key Experts for our DG ECHO funded project “Multiple Framework Contract for services related to Evaluation and Impact Assessment of the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Activities”

Within the frame of the above- named Framework Contract, International Alert is collecting applications from interested candidates for Team Leader (or Programme Manager) positions for prospective Requests for Services during 2018 and beyond.

Requests for services may include thematic and geographic evaluations of Humanitarian Aid in 3rd countries; evaluation of emergency support within the Union; Specific and thematic evaluation of Civil protection; studies related to impact assessments. Evaluation related studies, including development of methodological tools for evaluation and/or monitoring. The geographical scope includes all countries where the Commission carries out, or will carry out during the duration of the framework contract, humanitarian or civil protection activities. [1]


The exact requirements for each Request for Service may differ but indicative requirements of the Team Leader (Programme Manager) role will include:

a) Project Management and coordinating the work conducted by short term experts, monitor implementation and to lead the delivery of the requested evaluation services;

b) Participation in up to four or five meetings in Brussels with the evaluation inter-service committee including, kick off meeting, inception meeting, presentation of desk and final reports; and

c) deliverables will include Inception report, desk phase research and desk report; field mission research and report, and producing the draft and final reports.

Qualifications and professional experience

Qualifications and skills

  • At least a Masters University Degree in development, law, social or human sciences, economic, development or equivalent;
  • Good leadership and coordination skills;
  • Excellent report writing skills;
  • Excellent team management skills; and
  • An excellent command of English at – at least – C1 level in the Common European Framework for Reference for Languages[2]. Fluency in French or Arabic would be an advantage.

General professional experience

  • At least 10 years professional experience in International Development, Humanitarian Aid or Civil Protection sectors;
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in analysis of monitoring and evaluation methodology and reporting;
  • at least 5 years’ experience in managing evaluations of complex interventions at an aggregate level;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in Humanitarian Aid or Civil Protection;
  • At least 5 years’ experience of working in international projects;
  • Experience in two or more areas of EU humanitarian aid including food and nutrition, shelter, health care, WASH, protection and education in emergencies; and
  • Demonstrable understanding of DG ECHO ways of working, standards and policies.

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About the Organization

We are one of the world’s leading peacebuilding organisations, with 30 years’ experience. We believe peace is possible where people can live in safety, have fair and effective laws, participate in shaping political decisions, make a decent living and improve their wellbeing.

Our vision is for a world where people resolve their differences peacefully. A world where, when people seek better lives for their families and communities, they are able to manage any conflicts that may arise with honesty and wisdom, without resorting to violence.

Our three-part mission is to build a more peaceful world by:

  1. Working with people directly affected by conflict to find peaceful solutions.
  2. Shaping policies and practices to support peace.
  3. Collaborating with all those striving for peace to strengthen our collective voice and impact.

We work in over 25 countries and territories around the world where we support local people to build peace, and we advise governments, organisations and companies on how to support peace.

We focus on solving the root causes of conflict with people from across divides. From the grassroots to policy level, we all come together to build everyday peace, from the ground up. This includes governance, economics, gender relations, social development, climate change, and the role of businesses and international organisations in high-risk places.

We work in Africa, Central, South and Southeast Asia, the South Caucasus, and other parts of Europe, Latin America and the Middle East and North Africa, with 18 offices around the world.

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