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Request for Expressions of Interest - Independent Evaluation of the EITI

Independent Evaluation of the EITI

Closing date


This open call is now closed.

The EITI International Secretariat is seeking a qualified consultant/s to undertake an independent evaluation of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s (EITI). The EITI Board has agreed that the Evaluation should be based on international best practice, aimed at providing credible and useful evidence to strengthen accountability for development results and to contribute to organisational learning.

The consultant must be a reputable firm, perceived by EITI stakeholders to be credible, trustworthy and technically competent. The consultant will need to demonstrate:

  • Expertise in results-based monitoring and evaluation in similar governance and transparency multi-stakeholder initiatives;
  • Understanding of governance issues in the oil, gas and mining sectors.
  • Previous experience with EITI is not required but would be advantageous.
  • Credibility and independence: the consultant needs to be credible in the eyes of the host governments, the private sector and civil society.
  • A team that is able to consult stakeholders in English, French, Spanish and Russian.

In order to ensure the quality and independence of the exercise, consultant is required, in their technical proposal, to disclose any actual or potential conflicts of interest, together with commentary on how any such conflict can be avoided.

Application instructions

Expressions of Interest should include:

  • A short (1-2 page) description of the consultant’s strategy to address the Evaluation’s methodology and scope, including specific approaches, steps, and priorities.
  • A brief overview of previous experience and expertise, demonstrating the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Evaluation,
  • A brief overview of key individuals and experts, highlighting their qualifications and expertise. 

A shortlist of firms will then be invited submit written questions and to attend an online question and answer session before submitting more detailed technical and financial proposals. Detailed proposals should include:

  • The Technical Proposal should outline: (a) the experience of the firm / consultants, (b) the proposed methodology and work plan in response to the Terms of Reference (TORs) and (c) the key experts’ qualifications and competence, including CVs.
  • The Financial Proposal should clearly indicate a lump sum financial proposal, inclusive of all applicable taxes, in USD or Norwegian Kroner (if Norway-based). The financial proposal should clearly differentiate fees from any other reimbursable expenses. The daily rates for the consultant fees should be clearly indicated.

A consultant will be selected following a quality- and cost-based selection procedure. Initially, consultants are invited to submit an expression of interest by COB Friday, 16 July 2021 to Shemshat Kasimova (

About EITI

We believe that a country’s natural resources belong to its citizens. Our mission is to promote understanding of natural resource management, strengthen public and corporate governance and accountability, and provide the data to inform policymaking and multi-stakeholder dialogue in the extractive sector. By becoming a member of the Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), countries commit to disclose information along the extractive industry value chain – from how extraction rights are awarded, to how revenues make their way through government and how they benefit the public. Through participation in the EITI, more than 50 countries have agreed to a common set of rules governing what has to be disclosed and when – the EITI Standard. In each country that has joined the EITI, a multi-stakeholder group, composed of government, companies and civil society, supports implementation of the EITI Standard.