EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - Mid-term evaluation for Rise Op project

  Project “Rural Inclusive Social & Economic Opportunities (RISE        OP)” financed by  IADSA program in Albania. 

 Project period: June 2013 –   February 2015.



 The challenge of the project is to specially combat against emigration,  create economy, job opportunities and new entrepreneurship for    unemployed: rural women and youth without appropriate education and professional skills, without possibility to find a job. The project will promote and use potential local resources of the Pёrmet area (natural, cultural heritage and agricultural resources) in order to revitalize and valorise arts, crafts and agro-eco tourism, enhancing capacities and access of target groups in local economy.

The project is seeking the services of a qualified expert to conduct a Mid-Term-Evaluation (MTE). The consultant will assess the project performance, in consultation with the main stakeholders, partners and beneficiaries.



The main objective of this evaluation is to provide the project with an independent review of the status, relevance and performance of the project as compared to the project document, identify and assess the basic results and impacts as to their sustainability. The midterm evaluation results are envisaged to identify and describe the lessons learned, summarize the experiences gained and recommend the approaches and methodologies for the remaing period of the project. Specific objectives are:


Issues to be addressed by the evaluation

        ·       Assessment of the project progress towards attaining its objectives and outcomes and recommend

             measures (if any).

·      Review of the appropriateness and clarity of the roles and responsibilities of partners and the level of coordination between them. 

·     Review of the project concept and design with respect to the clarity of the addressed problems by the project and soundness of the approaches adopted by the project to solve these problems. 

·    Assessment of the performance of the project in terms of timeliness, quality and quantity of the activities undertaken.

·    Assess the prospects of the sustainability of the project outcomes and benefits and recommend measures for its further improvement.

·    Identify and describe the main lessons learned from the project performance in terms of capacity building of local beneficiaries, efforts to secure sustainability, approaches and methodologies used.


Responsibilities of the Evaluators

• Treat documents in a confidential manner;

Maintain communication with project partners and share time line of evaluation steps

• Ask for permission before giving any information on the evaluation to third parties;

• Assume all logistics such as travel into the site, accommodation, office space, telecommunication, printing of documentation, etc.


Products expected from the evaluation

·     Draft MTE

·     Final MTE

 Final evaluation report with at least 20 pages (excluding annexes) with the following basic structure:

i. Executive Summary;

ii. Project description;

iii. Evaluation purpose;

iv. Evaluation methodology;

v. Findings per output, bridging and outcome objectives;

vi. Lessons learnt;

vii. Conclusion and Recommendations;

viii. Annexes.


Evaluator’s profile and requirements

• Extensive knowledge of, and minimum 3 years’ experience, in applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods;

• Proven record in designing and leading evaluations;

• A minimum of 3 years’ experience in project evaluation



The mid-term evaluation needs to be finished by end July 2014.

The evaluator will have to travel in Permet to do the evaluation. Expected dates for this visit are from 23 June – 15 July 2014.


Application process

All interested candidates can apply by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by sending an expression of interest, methodology (maximum 1 page), a CV in English and financial offer. Deadline for applications: 10 June 2014.


Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation and Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 100 points.


Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for further selection.


For more information you can contact:


Milieukontakt Albania

Tel: 042256528

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