Mid-level Evaluation Expert – Final Evaluation of the IDLO Mexico project on supporting Rule of Law


The purpose of the final evaluation is to assess the progress of the project “Supporting Rule of Law: Strengthening Security Sector Capacity to Consolidate Criminal Justice System Reform” against the stated outputs and outcomes as of the start date of the evaluation. Within this framework, the evaluation will:

  • Provide an independent assessment of the project to measure the extent to which the expected results were achieved.
  • Identify relevant lessons learned with a view to informing the design and implementation of future projects and programs in Mexico.

Following the guidance of the Evaluation Team Leader, the incumbent will report to the Evaluation Unit and Officer in Charge, IDLO Branch Office in The Hague, and under the day-to-day supervision of the Evaluation Specialist. The incumbent will be expected to carry out the following key duties in line with the detailed evaluation Terms of Reference (Link):

  • Assist in conducting an in-depth desk review of strategies, policies, and frameworks relevant to the context, and the project documents and reports;
  • As per the team leader’s instructions, support the data collection, especially during the field mission. Where required, the incumbent will participate in and/or conduct FGDs and interviews, and will collaborate to ensure data are collected in line with the agreed methodology;
  • Provide support and inputs for the preparation of the Inception Note;
  • Translate the draft report into Spanish for the purpose of receiving feedback from external stakeholders. Translate any feedback received in Spanish (to English) and also translate the final report version into Spanish; and
  • At the request of the team leader, contribute to the compilation of the evaluation report.



Advanced university degree in Evaluation, Social Sciences, Political Science, International Development, Law, or related field.

Work experience

  • At least five years’ experience in co-conducting development assistance evaluations of programs or initiatives with a focus on good governance/rule of law.
  • Professional experience with Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework approaches.
  • An understanding of the Mexican legal context would be an added advantage.


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

Technical competencies

  • Basic knowledge of evaluation methodology for development assistance projects and programs with specific experience in evaluation methods and tools.
  • Experience with developing qualitative and quantitative (proxy) indicators.
  • Experience with survey techniques focus groups and other participatory methods.
  • Experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection methods.
  • Sound analytical, writing, and editing skills.


The consultancy is expected to start in August 2021. The inception note is expected by mid-August 2021, and the draft evaluation report is expected tentatively by mid-November 2021. This is a results-based assignment where payments are made upon satisfactory production of evaluation deliverables. The estimated number of workdays for the assignment is 40 workdays for the Mid-level Evaluation Expert. This includes approximately 18 working days for the data collection field mission in Mexico.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the Consultant assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities.

The Director-General of IDLO reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities or even to cancel the consultancy opportunity to meet business and organizational needs, as necessary.

Application deadline is 21st July 2021 (23.59 Hrs. Rome time)

How to apply

All interested applicants are encouraged to apply and submit their Resume and Cover Letter ONLY on ImpactPool through this link https://www.impactpool.org/jobs/712276

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