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Call for consultant of CONCORD AidWatch Report 2022 – Writer


CONCORD Europe, the European Confederation of Development and Relief NGOs, is launching a call for an external consultant to work in the preparation of the 2022 AidWatch Report. Published annually, AidWatch reports measure the quantity and quality of EU ODA. It is an advocacy tool that CONCORD members use to conduct coordinated advocacy work to influence policy makers, as well as to hold EU Institutions and National governments
accountable for their pledges on aid.


The work should be carried out between end-April 2022 and beginning of October 2022, including work during Summer time.


The main tasks of the work would consist in:

✔Developing a concept note for the AidWatch Report.
✔In collaboration with a statistician consultant, conduct a thorough analysis of the current AidWatch methodology for its modernisation.
✔Developing a questionnaire for quantitative and qualitative data collection from CONCORDs National Platforms. This task will be done with the support of a statistician consultant and in consultation with FFSD Policy group and the AW National Platforms focal points.
✔Delivering focal group calls for quantitative and qualitative data collection from CONCORDs members and selected CSOs from partner regions, interviews with selected EU officials.
✔Based on the analysis of the OECD DAC figures (which will be produced by the statistician consultant) and the interviews and focal group call mentioned above, draft an overview chapter outlining EU ODA trends with the main quantitative and qualitative findings including graphs and tables (4 Es section), as well as the thematic chapter (the core theme is still to be discussed).
✔Drafting the EU institutions page, incorporating comments from the consultation process and editing the country pages (drafted by CONCORD National Platforms).
✔Regular participation in teleconferences of the CONCORD FFSD Policy group and AW National Platforms focal points, when needed.
✔Designing the structure of the country pages and consolidating the drafting from National Platforms.
Finalise the AidWatch report. The latter will include: the overview chapter (4 Es section and thematic section), the country pages (including for the EU institutions), annexes, all related graphs and tables.


Successful candidates for this offer will respond as much as possible to the following profile:


✔  Experience of quantitative and qualitative data analysis (including use of OECD databases preferably).
✔  Excellent English writing and editing skills; ability to write about complex issues in an engaging and punching way.
✔ Excellent knowledge of EU Development Cooperation and International Partnerships issues.
✔  Very good understanding and knowledge of the aid/development effectiveness agenda.
✔  Experience of coordinating and managing networks or multiple stakeholders would be an advantage.


✔  Experience of working in the NGO environment, with complex multicultural networks and under pressure.
✔  Some experience in communication.
✔Innovative mindset, capable to come up with new ideas to refresh the current methodology of the report


To apply for this post, please upload the following documents through CONCORD's portal

● your CV outlining your relevant expertise to meet this assignment (1 page max);

● your proposal on how you will undertake this research, including a suggested number of days and their distribution between the different tasks and phases of the work and your day rate (2 pages max).

In case of any difficulties or questions, you may contact Salvatore Nocerino and Riccardo Roba by 20th April at midnight COB.

Please note that the final agreement on the contract is subject to the availability of funds from our donor.

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