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Consultant – NRGI Media Evaluation

Company Overview

The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is a nonprofit policy institute and grant-making organization that promotes the responsible management of oil, gas and mineral resources for the benefit of all.  Improving natural resource governance is one of the most significant development challenges of the decade and will determine the future of 1 billion people globally who live in scarcity in the midst of resource abundance. Countries with non-renewable resource wealth face both a challenge and an opportunity—when used poorly or squandered, non-renewable resource wealth can cause economic instability, social conflict and lasting environmental impacts; used well, they can create prosperity for current and future generations. NRGI is a recognized leader in the field of natural resource governance, helping people to realize the benefits of their countries’ endowments of oil, gas, and minerals in order to build a more stable and sustainable future. For more information, please visit www.resourcegovernance.org.

Job Summary

The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) is seeking one or a team of evaluator(s) to assess the effectiveness of media development interventions in Ghana, Myanmar, Tanzania and Uganda. This work will involve systematically collecting and analyzing media stories. We hope this evaluation effort will help improve the quality of NRGI’s media interventions and, ultimately, will contribute to improving extractives reporting. The results of this exercise will contribute to a broader evaluation of the media program implementation in these countries.

The purpose of the media program evaluation assignment is to collect and analyze media stories and evaluate the quality, quantity and scope of coverage of oil, gas and mining topics by journalists trained by NRGI in Ghana, Myanmar, Tanzania and Uganda. The evaluation will especially measure the progress made against results that were set out for the media programs in these four countries and would involve collecting and analyzing some other program inputs (e.g. training evaluations, etc.) as will be compiled by the consultant with some support from NRGI implementing partners and staff.

Please see more information in the Terms of Reference document for this posting.

Application process

By Wednesday September 11th, 2018: consultants meeting the above competencies should send an application to Rebecca Iwerks (at riwerks@resourcegovernance.org). The application should include:

  1. An expression of interest including: (a) description of the consultant’s competency and suitability for this assignment; (b) demonstrated ability and plan to conduct this assignment in all four countries i.e. Ghana, Myanmar, Tanzania and Uganda, liaising with partners and NRGI staff in these countries; and (c) names and contact details of three references of clients that NRGI will contact only if shortlisted.
  2. An estimated budget including a detailed breakdown of costs, fees, and applicable taxes covering about 35 days of work.  
  3. Two examples of consultancy outputs, ideally with analytical components.
  4. An up-to-date CV.

Mid-September: NRGI will invite shortlisted persons or firms for interviews.

Late-September: the evaluation contract will be signed and the evaluation will begin thereafter.

NRGI will evaluate proposals based on quality, proposed evaluation activities and consultation plan, timeline, experience of the firm involved and value for money. Applicants should note that NRGI reserves the contractual right to approve any proposed changes in individuals employed or sub-contracted by the evaluation firm to conduct the assignment. NRGI also plans to align payment installments with the three evaluation phases outlined above, and review on an ongoing basis the opportunity to move to subsequent stages of the evaluation, depending on evaluator performance and revisions of scope.

Financial proposals should take into account that NRGI is a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) status. 

TOR Link: https://resourcegovernance.org/sites/default/files/documents/terms-of-reference-for-media-program-evaluation.pdf

 

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