Sunday, October 23, 2011

ILO Consultant

The ILO is looking for an external evaluator to conduct the final independent evaluation of the "Strengthening the World of Work Response on HIV/AIDS" project. The terms of reference are now available.

Proposals (max. 4 pages) and budget are invited before 24 October 2011 to Please include a C.V. outlining availability and language skills. For this assignment, fluent English is essential, and fluency in Spanish is desirable.

The Project

The ILO multi-regional project "Strengthening the World of Work Response on HIV/AIDS", financed by OFID with co-funding from the ILO, is being implemented in 5 countries in Africa (Senegal, Ethiopia, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Kenya) and 6 countries in the Americas (Bolivia, Paraguay, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua and Haiti).

The project supports target countries in developing comprehensive programmes to address high risk populations and vulnerable workers and their families, as well addressing capacity gaps in the national AIDS response. The ultimate beneficiaries of the project are the workers and employers in the selected countries, including their families, who will reduce their risk to HIV infection.

The project approach is to build the capacity of national institutions and organizations to respond to HIV/AIDS and support those actors to develop networks and structures to channel this response to the ultimate beneficiaries. This entails making sure that compliance and enforcement systems of policy and legal frameworks on HIV/AIDS are in place.

The Evaluation Process

The evaluation timing is to be confirmed, but it is envisioned the evaluation report should be ready by end February 2012. Evaluators will therefore need to be available to carry out the evaluation in January-February 2012.
The evaluation will include desk-based as well as in-country reviews. Country visits are envisioned for Honduras and Kenya. Project implementation in the other countries will be evaluated through a combination of assessing written material and direct long-distance communication with national stakeholders.

Evaluation Content

The evaluation will examine project implementation to draw conclusions and make project-specific recommendations. The evaluation will also seek to identify wider lessons learned to be considered in the design and implementation of future projects and programmes and to add to the body of evidence available to the ILO on its work responding to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. These may include calls for reinforcements or adjustments in strategies or organizational practices.

In doing so, the evaluation exercise will be guided by four core evaluative areas addressing: the relevance of the project to support to the development challenges identified in the project document and ILO-OFID agreement; the efficiency measured both in terms of administrative costs and timeliness of execution; and the effectiveness of individual country-level interventions and at the level of the project as a whole, with particular attention devoted to investigating the sustainability of results and the contribution of the project to the institutional development of the national constituents.


Proposals (max. 4 pages) and budget should be sent to before 24 October 2011. For further information and full TORs please contact Mr. Matthew Ripley (


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