Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial

Consultant for Final Evaluation Civil Society and Governance in Timor-Leste Project

Request for Expression of Interest

Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial (Yayasan Humanis) is an Indonesian organization affiliated with Hivos, born out of an active collaboration between Netherlands-based Hivos and several like-minded Indonesian academics and civil society leaders who subscribe to the values and mission of Hivos. The purpose is to promote humanist values in the social, health, and cultural fields which are defined in terms of the ability of each individual to assess and decide independently and responsibly, the right to freedom, dignity, and a passion to create a just and tolerant society.

Yayasan seeks qualified candidates for the position of:

Title                      :  Consultant for Final Evaluation Civil Society and Governance in Timor-Leste Project

Duty Station       :  Dili, Timor Leste or Indonesia

Report to             :  PM GEDI

Duration              :  4 months (November 2023 to February 2024)



The Civil Society and Governance in Timor-Leste (CSG-TL) Project is the most recent iteration of a long-running support program for several CSOs advocating for good governance in Timor-Leste conducted by Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial (affiliated with Hivos in Southeast Asia). With the support from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), represented by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta (the Embassy) the project is implemented from December 2021 to December 2023 by Yayasan Humanis dan Inovasi Sosial (Yayasan Hivos), together with the four local partner organizations – they are Associacaon Chega Ba Ita (ACBIT), Forum Komunikasaun ba Feto Timor-Leste (Fokupers), Judicial System Monitoring Program (JSMP), and La’o Hamutuk


The main purpose of this final evaluation is:

  • To assess the extent to which the project objectives have been achieved and assessing the impact of the project particularly in strengthening the capacity and alliance of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in Timor-Leste to better and effectively advocate the rights of the citizens
  • To assess the sustainability of the project initiatives and its impact to beneficiaries It will also look at strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and challenges and any external factors that have affected the achievement (or non-achievement) of the outcomes and the delivery of the outputs.
  • To assess the results, effectiveness, processes and performance of the partners involved in project activities according to the project indicators. It will also identify lessons learnt and good practices for both accountability and learning for possible similar interventions in the future. Consequently, the evaluation is also expected to make detailed recommendations for major stakeholder groups to promote sustainability and long-term impact to the beneficiaries.

The project final evaluation must provide evidence-based information that is credible, reliable, and useful and should align strongly with the project indicators. The evaluation team is expected to follow a participatory approach and Covid-19 sensitivity. Close coordination with the CSG-TL project team.

 Scope of work

The project final evaluation is meant to assess the project performance and achievements vis-à-vis the project’s objectives, indicators and results, as well as the impact of the project to the beneficiaries. The final evaluation should be based on the six evaluation criteria from the Development Assistance Committee of the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD/DAC) – Relevance, Coherence, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Impact, and Sustainability.

Qualifications and Experiences :

The following are the selection criteria for the team of consultant(s):

  • Solid experience and proven track record of carrying out project final evaluation for at least 5 years
  • Demonstrable relevant academic and practical experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodology, evaluation design and implementation
  • Proven experience in program design skills, including capacity to prepare logical, coherent and consistent documents;
  • Capacity to work in a multi-disciplinary team, including coordinating technical input into a framework;
  • Proven experience of using participatory tools as a means of data collection for project evaluation
  • Excellent reporting and communication skills
  • Residing in Dili or have team members residing in Dili.
  • Strong network and understanding of socio-political-gender issues in Timor-Leste. Having a team member(s) fluent in Tetum is a must.

For more detailed Term of Reference (ToR) information, please click the following link: ToR Final Evaluation CSG TL


The consultant shall comply with the principles stipulated in the Hivos Safeguarding Policy to ensure the assessment processes are promoting and protecting people’s health, well-being and human rights, and enabling them to live free of harm, exploitation and abuse. The Policy entails a wide range of policies, procedures and activities seeking to address the welfare of staff, partner organization(s) and those come in contact with such as children (under 18 years old) and (vulnerable) adults. Consent to participate in the assessment will be given freely, without coercion and influence from financial inducement, improper pressure, or any form of misrepresentation and applying research ethics that ensure and acknowledge respondents’ rights in taking part or to object involvement in the assessment, maximize possible benefits and minimize possible harms.