Call for Applications

EaP CSF National Platforms’ Assessor

The Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum (EaP CSF or the Forum), in line with the provisions of its Internal Reform adopted on 31 October 2018, is looking for an external consultant/ team of two external consultants to carry out the first assessment of the implementation by the National Platforms of  the measures stemming from the EaP CSF Internal Reform.

Duties, responsibilities and expected results

The National Platforms (NP) assessor, who should not be a member of any EaP CSF National Platform, will carry out a rapid assessment of the implementation of the Code of Ethical Conduct of the Forum across six National Platforms (based in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine) and all the measures stemming from the Internal Reform:

S/he will be responsible for:

  • preparing a methodology and a guide for evaluation of the implementation of the Ethical Code of Conduct by each NP and all the measures requested by the Internal Reform;
  • preparing questionnaires, conducting interviews, running short surveys and analysing collected data;
  • liaising closely with each Code of Ethical Conduct Advisor, NP Facilitators, NP Secretariat, members, Compliance Committee members;
  • assessing the portfolio of major activities of each NP against the implementation of the Ethical Code of Conduct and all the Internal Reform related measures;
  • preparing NP-specific reports that briefly present the current situation, showcase good practices and offer an overview of the challenges or limitations faced by each NP in the implementation phase of the NP-related provisions of the Internal Reform;
  • reporting to NPs’ facilitators and advisors, Steering Committee and its Secretariat;
  • providing recommendations for the improvement of the implementation process of the NP-related provisions of the Internal Reform;

Required expertise and eligibility criteria

  • Postgraduate university degree (in International Relations, Sociology, Social and Behavioural Studies, Law) or equivalent with relevant work experience in social-sector consulting/ NGO management;
  • Good understanding of organizational structures operations and policies of non-governmental organisations and familiarity with EaP CSF processes and structures;
  • Good understanding of the challenges and limitations, as well as opportunities of non-governmental organisations to integrate and maintain their Ethical Code of Conduct, create a Compliance Committee at their level, secure a fair and transparent delegate selection process;
  • Track record of work relevant to the current assignment and previous experience working with/ consulting international non-governmental organisations;
  • Excellent drafting and writing skills in both English and Russian;
  • Strong organisational and planning skills;
  • Discretion in dealing with internal information provided by each NP, impartiality and independence in carrying out the external assessment.
  • Should not be a member of any EaP CSF NP.

Indicative timeline for the assignment

Recruitment phase:

  • Launch of the call for applications: September 23, 2019
  • Applications deadline: October 21, 2019
  • Selection: October 28, 2019
  • Signature of the contract with the selected consultant: November 4, 2019
  • Proposal phase – assessment methodology and evaluation indicators: November 4 – 31, 2019
  • Assessment phase: November 4 – 15
  • Reporting phase: December 10 – 15, at the latest

Expected duration of assignment: 8-11 working days

  • Methodology proposal fine-tuning
  • Assessment of the implementation of the Ethical Code of Conduct in the 6 NPs (interviews/ survey/ analysis internal documents)
  • Collection and analysis of data
  • Final Reporting

Location of the assignment: home-based

The current assignment does not involve travelling to the Eastern Partnership Countries.

Application procedure

Qualified candidates are invited to apply by Tuesday, October 21, 18h00 CET by sending the following documents to (Subject line: “Application – NP assessor”)

  • CV (maximum 2 pages, in English)
  • Expression of interest (maximum 1 page, in English)
  • Methodology (maximum 2 pages, explaining how the work will be conducted)
  • Financial proposal (specifying a total lump sum amount for the task specified in this call)

EaP CSF applies fair and transparent recruitment process that will take into account both the expertise and skills of the applicants, as well as their financial proposal.

Contact us

Alexandra Sabou

Administrative and Statutory Processes Manager
Tel: +32 2 893 25 86