Education:Master’s Degree (at a minimum) in social sciences, information and communication technologies (ICT), economics, law, electrical engineering, monitoring, evaluation, and learning, development studies, or a related subject-matter field.
Experience:For consultants – subject-matter experts: the candidate should have a minimum of five (5) years of work experience in the sector(s) relevant for the particular research in BiH and proven recognition of subject-matter expertise and research skills.For consultants – program evaluation experts: the candidate should have experience in a minimum of two (2) evaluations and/or assessments conducted for USG agencies (including evaluation of local policies/programs conducted with support of USG funds), preferably as a lead/co-lead.For all consultants: The candidates must have a proven record of effective data collection with high-ranking government officials, relevant business sector representatives, media, and/or non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and CSOs.The candidates must be fluent in one of the official languages of BiH and in English, with the ability to produce well-written reports and demonstrated analytical and communication skills in each language.
In addition:The candidates should have a sound understanding of and firm commitment to USAID’s Mission, Vision, and Values.A response to this Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) does not automatically ensure that you will be selected to participate in future procurement actions.Interested candidates must provide full, accurate, and complete information as required by this request for expression of interest. If at any time MEASURE II determines that an offeror has provided false statements in the response, MEASURE II may reject the response without further consideration.MEASURE II reserves the right to require compliance with additional conditions when issuing the final solicitation documents if an offeror is pre-selected.
Application process:This call is open for 30 days from the issuance date of this announcement. Early applications are preferred, as some tasks could be initiated before the deadline.
In this phase, interested consultants should submit their application packages, which will include:Curriculum Vitae (CV) not exceeding two pages of lengthReference list with three references (name, phone, e-mail) Two pieces of written work in English authored by the applicant, which demonstrate the consultant’s methodological approach, analytical and drafting skill, and/or relevant subject-matter expertise. These can be provided as attachments with the application or as links to documents.Application packages should be submitted to [email protected].
Depending on the type of consultancy that is being applied for, the title of e-mail should read:”Consultant service offer – ” and note “subject-matter” or “program evaluation” expert. Applicants may submit separate applications for both subject-matter expert and program evaluation positions.
If shortlisted, candidates will have to submit additional documents and information. This request does not represent a commitment on behalf of either MEASURE II or USAID. MEASURE II will not be liable for any costs associated with the preparation of a proposal in response to this request. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited for an interview.
MEASURE II retains the right to cancel the procurement for candidates in any phase and without obligation to offer justification at any stage before the contract is signed.
No telephone or e-mail inquiries, please.
Disclaimer and protection clauses: This EOI is not intended to result in the direct issuance of a contractMEASURE II may cancel this request for expression of interestMEASURE II may reject any or all responsesMEASURE II reserves the right to disqualify any offer based on the offerors failure to follow EOI instructions MEASURE II will not compensate offerors for response to this EOIMEASURE II may choose to award only part of the activities in the EOI, or issue multiple awards based on this EOI activitiesMEASURE II may request short-listed offerors to pass a second or third round of oral presentation or provide a written submission in response to a more specific and detailed statement of work.