Terms of Reference – Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant – Global

The Alliance is looking for a consultant to support its Monitoring and Evaluation team at the World Economic Forum

Terms of Reference – Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant – Global

World Economic Forum / Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation

1. Background

The Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation is a public private partnership for trade-led growth, supporting governments in developing and least-developed countries in implementing the World Trade Organization’s Trade Facilitation Agreement. Alliance projects cut through red tape and end costly delays at borders by bringing together governments and businesses of all sizes as equal partners to deliver targeted trade reforms.

By emphasising digitalisation and delivering other best practices, Alliance projects enable businesses to trade more easily thanks to streamlined and more predictable processes. Governments save time and resources by modernising trade procedures while still safeguarding their borders. Ultimately, Alliance projects boost trade competitiveness and business conditions, which are key drivers of inclusive economic growth and poverty reduction.

The Alliance is led by the Center for International Private Enterprise, the International Chamber of Commerce, and the World Economic Forum, in cooperation with Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). It is funded by the governments of the United States, Canada and Germany.

2. Reporting lines and interactions

The consultancy is a part time, 2 to 3 days a week position within the Alliance team and reports to the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, based at the World Economic Forum. The incumbent is a member of the Alliance M&E Team and collaborates with colleagues across the Alliance, including monitoring and evaluation team members at ICC, CIPE and GIZ, as well as across the Forum.

3. Duties and responsibilities

Effective monitoring and evaluation are critical to track a program or a project’s progress towards reaching its objectives as well as document results, lessons learned and emerging best practices to guide future activities and help craft a compelling narrative on development impact. The Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant plays an important role in helping develop accountability tools to funding agencies and stakeholders as well as providing qualitative and quantitative data to guide decisions.

Specifically, the Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant performs the following key functions:

Project monitoring :

  • Support project officers to develop a theory of change and logframe indicators during project scoping phase.
  • Support in coordinating with in-country project officers to collect data on project level indicators and qualitative results. This includes reviewing a project’s theory of change, logical framework indicators, and end of project results planning.
  • Support projects to develop ad-hoc qualitative data collection tools as needed (e.g. interview guides, focus groups, surveys, etc.).
  • Assist in the development of monitoring and evaluation templates/processes that streamline project monitoring efforts.

Data collection, processing and analysis:

  • Support the design and implementation of surveys to collect data for the Alliance Results Framework as well as update, collect, and validate data for internal tracker tools.
  • Process and analyse data on global-level and project-level indicators. This includes cleaning, analysing and summarising data collected through various Alliance instrument using appropriate statistical techniques.
  • Participate in the collection of data and design of tools for other sources of information as case studies, research briefs and knowledge papers.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

4. Requirements and experience

  • Advanced degree in economics, social sciences, statistics or related field. Current master’s students are welcome to apply.
  • At least 1 year of professional experience relevant to monitoring and evaluation. Experience on trade facilitation, international trade economics or international development an asset.
  • Knowledge of theories of change and logical frameworks and ability to facilitate development of theories of change and logframes.
  • Experience in quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods research, data analysis and monitoring and evaluation methods.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English essential, French or Spanish an asset.
  • Attention to detail, superior organisation skills and ability to operate within tight deadlines.

5. Application requirements

  • Directly contracted by World Economic Forum. To apply for this opportunity, please send your CV in English, expected daily rate (in US dollars) and available start date to: Emily Skovran (emily.skovran@weforum.org) with the subject line “M&E Consultancy – YOURNAME).
  • All applications must be received no later than 11.59 CET on December 22nd, 2023.