Mid-Level Evaluation Expert – Mid-Term Evaluation of IDLO’s SAHEL Program on Criminal Justice System – Burkina Faso


The objective of the mid-term evaluation is to assess the progress of the “Integrated support for criminal justice systems in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger” program against the stated objectives as of May 2022, as well as to identify critical areas and provide recommendations for the remaining duration of the program. It will identify constraints and challenges affecting the effective and efficient implementation of outputs and their contribution to program results. The mid-term evaluation will be undertaken at the mid-point of the program and will pave the way for better program implementation for the remaining duration of the program. The evaluation will propose the modifications (if any) necessary to the program design and implementation arrangements, to contribute to the achievement of the expected result towards the completion of the program, planned for 2024. In particular, l mid-term evaluation:

  1. Provide an independent evaluation of the program to measure the extent to which expected results have been achieved so far in terms of quantity and quality, as well as usefulness and timeliness. Evaluation will be conducted at both the activity and output level, providing information on outcomes and impact prospects, where possible.
  2. Make recommendations, if necessary, to adjust/improve program implementation roaming towards the achievement of expected objectives and contribution to program results, potential impact and sustainability.

The incumbent will report to the Evaluation Unit and the Director of The Hague Office and will be under the daily supervision of the Evaluation Specialist. The incumbent will be expected to support the evaluation team leader and perform the following key tasks in accordance with the detailed evaluation terms of reference (Link):

  • Assist in conducting a thorough review of relevant documents and reports.
  • Support data collection, especially during the field phase. If necessary, the incumbent will participate in group discussions and interviews and collaborate to ensure that data is collected according to the agreed methodology.
  • Provide support and inputs for the preparation of the launch note;
  • Contribute to the analysis of the results and the compilation of the evaluation report.
  • Translate the final version of the evaluation report into French.

Profile of the ideal candidate


  • Advanced university degree in evaluation, social sciences, political science, international development, law or related field.

Professional experience

  • At least five years of experience in leading/supporting results-oriented evaluations of development assistance programs or initiatives, with a focus on institutional development and continuing legal education .
  • Professional experience in project cycle management, OECD DAC evaluation framework, results mapping and theory of change/logframe approaches
  • Previous experience in the SAHEL region is highly desirable as well as experience in gender mainstreaming.


  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French is required.

Technical skills

  • Basic knowledge of the methodology for evaluating development aid projects and programs with specific experience in evaluation methods and tools.
  • Experience in the development of qualitative and quantitative indicators (proxy).
  • Experience with survey techniques, focus groups and other participatory methods.
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection methods.
  • Strong analytical, writing and editing skills.
  • An understanding of the criminal justice system in Mali/Burkina Faso/Niger would be an added advantage.

Terms and conditions

The consultation should begin in August 2022. The launch note is expected by the end of September 2022and the draft evaluation report is awaited provisionally by December 2022. This is a results-based engagement where payments are made on the satisfactory production of evaluation deliverables. The estimated number of working days for the mid-level evaluation expert for this assignment is 25. This includes 15 working days for the field phase in Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger. The decision on the final approach to field phase data collection will be made by IDLO’s Evaluation Unit after consultation with the Evaluation Reference Group (ERG), taking into account the COVID-19 crisis. COVID-19 and the risk matrix.

How to register

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply and submit their CV and cover letter ONLY on ImpactPool via this link


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