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MEFMI: Individual Consultant


Deadline date
30 Dec 2022
Location
Regional


Background

The Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute of Eastern and Southern Africa (MEFMI) is a regionally owned Institute launched in 1997, currently with 14 member countries: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, Eswatini, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Its mandate is to build sustainable human and institutional capacity in identified key areas in Central Banks, Ministries of Finance and Planning; Revenue Authorities, Statistical Offices and related institutions in the spheres of macroeconomic and financial management. The Institute also aims to foster best practices in these institutions and bring emerging risks and opportunities to the fore among executive-level officials.

Purpose of the Study 

The purpose of this study is to assess the extent to which MEFMI has been effective in delivering its capacity-building activities planned for and implemented during the 2022 implementation year. 

Specifically, this will include determining the extent to which

a)     Programmes delivered the 2022 capacity-building activities as planned;

b)    Programme met the outcome indicator targets for 2022 as planned;

c)     MEFMI capacity-building activities delivered in 2022 resulted in the improvement of  knowledge among the officials that received the training during the period under review;

d)    MEFMI client institutions are satisfied with the quality of capacity-building services rendered to them;

e)     MEFMI capacity-building activities delivered in 2022 have influenced change in behaviours and practices in the client institutions. This includes determining whether following the training, the officials in client institutions are applying the knowledge and skills acquired in their day-to-day work.

f)     MEFMI capacity-building activities delivered in 2022 have responded to the needs of client institutions.

g)    MEFMI has been innovative in delivering the capacity building activities, taking into account the dynamic operating environment and emerging needs in the member countries. 

Scope of the Study

This section presents the parameters of the study in terms of its scope as follows:

a) Coverage: Geographically, the study will cover 13 MEFMI member countries.

b) Reach: The study will consider a sample of trained officials from all the client institutions that benefited from MEFMI capacity building activities delivered in 2022.

c) Time: The study will take 25 working days from the date of commencement of the assignment.

d) Target group: Officials from Client Institutions that received training from MEFMI in 2022, including the heads of departments which the trained officials report to.

Qualification and Competencies of the Individual Consultant

The Individual Consultant should posses the following minimum qualifications and experience:

a) Post-graduate degree in Economics;

b) Post-graduate qualification in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E);

c) A track record of evaluation of capacity building activities or programmes of regional or international scale;

d) Relevant expertise in capacity building programmes within an African context;

e) Conversant with participatory, qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods;

f) Conversant with the terminologies used in macroeconomic, financial and debt management;

g) Designing methodology and data collection tools

h) Professional proficiency in the English language; and i) Working knowledge of the Portuguese language will be an added advantage.

How to apply

The proposals should be by email to [email protected] on or before Friday, 30 December 2022 at 16.30 hours, Local Harare time.

The cover letter should addressed to:

The Executive Director

The Macroeconomic and Financial Management Institute (MEFMI)

9 Earls Road, Alexandra Park

P. O. Box A1419

Avondale,  Harare,  ZIMBABWE

See attached ToR for further details.