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Consultant, Mid Term Review of SEGA – ECGF (EOI) at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) – Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 80 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Consultant, Mid Term Review of SEGA – ECGF (EOI)

Location: Remote
Consultant type: Individual Consultant
Duration: 4 Months
Start Date: June 2023
Job family: Other

Brief Description of the Assignment

  • The African Development Bank through the Governance and Economic Reforms Department (ECGF) hereby invites Individual Consultants to indicate their interest in the following assignment: One (1) Individual Consultant to conduct the MidTerm Review of the Strategy for Economic Governance in Africa (2021-2025)

Under the direct supervision of the Director, ECGF or his designate, the Consultant will be required to:

  • Assess the Strategy for Economic Governance in Africa (2021-2025) for relevance, coherence, validity of design, efficiency, and development effectiveness.
  • Clearly present and document the progress and results achieved since approval, draw lessons and propose recommendations to inform the prioritization of objectives activities and implementation practices in the outstanding years of the strategy’s implementation.
  • Prepare a Report and supporting PPT, presenting the findings based on a thorough document review, data analysis, interviews and stakeholder consultations

Specific Objectives

  • Clearly identify and present the progress achieved by the Bank thus far through the implementation of the SEGA- distinguishing between the pillars and sub-pillars and their specific areas of intervention, as well as the enablers as outlined in SEGA. This should include assessment of the relevance of Bank activities and of the results achieved.
  • Determine whether SEGA has been successful in guiding the Bank’s work in the area of Economic Governance, in particular in terms of selectivity, complementarity with other development partners and results focus.
  • Gather and present the lessons from the implementation of the SEGA, specifying the particular challenges as well as opportunities that it created.
  • Identify the areas where implementation is lagging behind, and examine the factors that have contributed to any shortcomings.
  • Provide an analysis of the Economic Governance trends within the scope of the SEGA, are there any fresh challenges and opportunities that would be pertinent for the Bank to tackle?
  • Provide an assessment of the current organizational structure, staffing etc. and it’s adequacy to implement, monitor and deliver on the SEGA.
  • Provide recommendations on the specific directions and actions of the SEGA to be maintained, reinforced or exited for the remainder of the period. This may include recommendations on adjustments to current approaches.

Key Deliverables

  • Inception report (with detailed work plan and data collection instruments).
  • A first draft report to be reviewed by the constituted MTR team in the Bank.
  • A matrix table responding to all comments from the MTR team on the first draft, including explanations as to how comments were addressed or why any comments might not have been incorporated.
  • A final MTR report which considers comments by the MTR team and is cleared by the ECGF director. It will include a cover page; executive summary; acronym page; description of the MTR; purpose and scope of the MTR; methodology; clearly identified findings for each evaluation criteria as specified in the terms of reference; detailed presentation of key achievements and results, lessons learnt; conclusion and recommendations. It shall also include annexes comprising the list of documents reviewed, stakeholders interviewed, questionnaires used and other relevant documents.
  • One-page summary of the review findings, with focus on the results achieved, lesson learned and recommendations.
  • A power-point presentation for use in a workshop for disseminating MTR findings to task managers and relevant stakeholders of the Bank

Qualifications and Experience
To implement this assignment, a consultant with the following qualifications, experience and competencies will be required:

  • Higher Degree (at least a Master’s Degree or equivalent) in a relevant field (i.e. Economics, Business or Public Administration, Political Science) with over Ten (10) years’ experience in undertaking evaluation for development initiatives and/or strategy development.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of working on Governance in Africa, in particular an understanding of geo-political and regional dynamics, regional political and economic governance trends and reforms.
  • Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to assess complex projects/programmes, undertake evaluations, and draw forward looking conclusions and recommendations.
  • Strong experience in stakeholder engagement, networking, and broad consultations.
  • Proven experience in multilateral development bank strategies, policies and operations.
  • Experience with standard governance type operations, including program-based operations design, processing and evaluation would be added advantage.
  • Proven successful and substantial experience in undertaking similar tasks.
  • Extensive exposure and knowledge of the African continent; working experience in Africa is essential.
  • Excellent English and/or French writing and communication skills, at least a working knowledge of the other language
  • Extensive exposure and knowledge of the African continent; working experience in Africa is essential.
  • Key experts with excellent written and spoken English and French

Timeframe of the Assignment:

  • The assignment is expected to be completed over a period of four months starting in June 2023.
  • It is expected that the majority of the work can be undertaken remotely. The Consultant may
  • be requested to travel to Abidjan, the Bank’s headquarters if required within the duration of
  • the assignment.


  • To be negotiated in line with the African Development Bank procurement rules and procedures.
  • Disbursement of the fees will be based on the outlined deliverables in this Terms of
  • Reference.

Application Closing Date
7th June, 2023 (17:00 Abidjan time)).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit their Expressions of Interest for the attention of Mrs. Christine AHOUANSOU via: [email protected] with copy to Mrs. Carina SUGDEN via: [email protected] specifically mentioning “Individual Consultant: Mid Term Review of SEGA”.

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  • Interested Consultants shall provide information on their qualifications and experience demonstrating their ability to undertake this assignment (documents, reference to similar services, experience in similar assignments, etc.).
  • The eligibility criteria, the establishment of a shortlist and the selection procedure shall be in conformity with the Bank’s Rules and Procedure for Acquisition of Consulting Services funded by the Administrative or Capital Expenditure Budget.
  • Please, note that interest expressed by a Consultant does not imply any obligation on the part of the Bank to include him/her in the shortlist.
  • The assignment will be over a period of 4 months, starting in June 2023.
  • Interested Individual Consultants may obtain further information at the email address above during the Bank’s working hours: from 09 :00 to 17 :00 hours (Abidjan time).
  • Interested Consultants must register on the AfDB E-Consultant site here and advise [email protected] on the webcode that will be issued, or share their DACON number if they are already registered. Please use Internet Explorer to access the E-Consultant application.
  • Selection Criteria – The evaluation criteria below will be used to select the consultant: Criteria – Weight %
    • General qualifications and adequacy for the proposed assignment – 30
    • Similar experience in the area of expertise of the assignment as described in the Terms of Reference (and understanding of the Terms of Reference if required) – 50
    • Experience with the Bank or other international donors – 10
    • Language proficiency – 5
    • Knowledge of the Region (environment of the assignment) if the Consultant will undertake the Assignment in a Member Country – 5
    • TOTAL – 100