Final evaluation


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

Project period: June 2013 - 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 final-Evaluation. 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 results and impacts as to their sustainability. The final evaluation results are envisaged to identify and describe the lessons learned, summarize the experiences gained and recommend the approaches and methodologies for replication in other areas. Specific objectives are: 

Issues to be addressed by the evaluation

 Assessment of the project progress towards attaining its objectives and outcomes.

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 Final Evaluation

Final Evaluation

Final evaluation report with at least 30 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 5 years’ experience, in applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods;

• Proven record in designing and leading evaluations;

• A minimum of 5 years’ experience in project evaluation 


The final evaluation needs to be finished by end 6th of June 2015.

The evaluator will have to travel in Permet to do the evaluation. Expected dates for this visit are second half of May 2015.

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: 9th May 2015.


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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