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Restricted procedure: Mid-Term Review of the Africa Programme for Peace (APP), Phase IV

Deadline for applications: 19 February 2020, Danish time

Since 2004 a total of over 700 million DKK has been allocated for the first three phases (2004-2009; 2010-2013 and 2013-2017) of an “Africa Programme for Peace” (APP). It is now in its fourth phase, 2018-2021. The overall objective of the APP has been to support regional “structures and processes” that enable African governments to address peace and security challenges, thereby contributing to poverty reduction and the promotion of human rights. More specifically the APP has focused on enhancing the capacity of the main regional organisations in terms of: political decision-making; conflict early warning; preventative diplomacy; the organization of free and fair elections; cooperation with civil society organisations (CSOs); gender issues (including follow up to the UN security council resolution 1325 from 2000 on women in peace and security); and operations of the African Standby Force. The APP has had a specific focus on implementing the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA) and the African Governance Architecture (AGA).

The APP fourth phase has four development engagements with four partners: AU, ECOWAS, IGAD and Think Tanks and a budget of 200 million DKK from 2018 till 2021. The fourth phase is amongst others designed to increase the effectiveness and impact of the organisations' conflict prevention, crises management and democratisation inititatives. 
The latest review took place in 2016. And in-depht External Evaluation of the APP 2004-2017 was published at the end of 2018 and thus after the formulation of APP IV. It will be key for the MTR to follow up on the findings and recommendations of both these reports.   
The overall objective of the Review is to take stock of APP IV and of the contribution and results of Denmark's support to AU, ECOWAS, IGAD and Think Tanks and its effect in areas of conflict prevention, crises prevention and democratisation. Is the programme on track? Are we supporting the right institutions? To what extend has the support contributed to the organisations' financial management and technical capacities? Is there a need to adapt to a changed context of conflicts in Africa? These are some of the questions that the MTR will seek to cover.  

The review will consist of three phases: i) an Inception Phase (Medio March): document reviews, mission preparation note, interviews in Denmark, ii) Data collection / Field visit Phase (ultimo April, approx. 10-12 days sample mission to Addis Abeba and Abuja) and iii) Reporting Phase (March/April (inception report), May (draft/final report and debriefing)).  The review should identify strategic and operational recommendations. In accordance with the guidelines for programmes and projects of the MFA, the review will make an overall assessment against relevant OECD/DAC criteria including relevance, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability.

Estimated budget and timing:
The contract is expected to commence 16 March 2020. Draft and final report is due medio/ultimo May 2020.

The estimated input is approx. 45 working days divided between two international experts including an organisational development/financial management/M&E expert with Danida review experience (team leader for the external team referring to the overall MFA team leader, approx. 25 days), a Peace and Stability expert with knowledge of AU, IGAD and ECOWAS (approx. 20 days). The budget maximum is DKK 500,000 excl. VAT.

Deadline for applications: 19 February, 2020 Danish time

The standard application form should be used. Applications not using the standard form may be rejected, Applications received after the deadline shall be rejected.

Download application form here

Contact point:
Evaluation, Learning and Quality, MFA
Name of Programme Officer: Nicolaj Sønderbye
E-mail address, Programme Officer:
Telephone of Programme Officer: (+45) 33 92 00 00

Criteria for selection:
A minimum of three and a maximum of five applicants with references best suited for this assignment will be invited to submit a tender