Transparency International (TI) is the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption. Through more than 100 National Chapters (NC) worldwide and an international secretariat in Berlin, Germany, TI raises awareness of the damaging effects of corruption and works with partners in government, business and civil society to develop and implement effective measures to tackle it.
Since 2016, 77 mini grants have been awarded to the TI NCs by TI-S to conduct diverse advocacy and internal capacity projects. In addition, 40 NCs have participated/will participate in learning exchanges with other NCs and/or TI-S. The total cumulative value of these small grants exceeds 850,000 Eur. While each small grant is reported on (financial & technical), a broader evaluation of lessons learned and achievements has not been conducted. TI-S seeks to address this by gaining an overview of the impact and lessons learned extracted from the small grant projects.
This consultancy is to review and assess the effectiveness of the small grants funding modality in terms of contributing to National Chapter’s capacity, development, and overall relevance. This modality is granted in two broader categories – 1) mini grants for up to 25k EUR per NC; and 2) learning exchange grants of up to 3,500 EUR per applicant.
With respect to the mini-grants the consultant is expected to go through the following points:
With respect to the learning exchange grants, this includes:
With respect to both, this includes:
This review is expected to be mostly desk-based, conducted remotely and take place over a maximum of 15 working days. The consultant is expected to contact the small grant recipients (National Chapters) and other relevant stakeholders (project partners, external consultants, authorities and governing bodies, targeted constituency, etc.), to complement the existing pool of information about the grants.
WORKING AND REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS
The consultant is expected to work closely with the TI NCs and report to TI-S. There will be check-in meetings throughout the process. TI-S will support the organisation of logistics associated with this review, however, it is foreseen that this evaluation will be conducted without a need to travel.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES & QUALIFICATIONS
REMUNERATION AND COSTS
The consultant should provide a detailed breakdown, before any VAT or other charges, of all their estimated costs, including but not limited to; total fee as a lump sum or standard daily or hourly rates, (if applicable) international travel, accommodation, and other cost categories specified below.
Transparency International e.V. (Secretariat), (TI-S) is registered as a Business Entity in Germany with VAT identification number DE273612486. In order to determine the Value Added Tax (VAT) implications of this tender, we kindly request that the Consultants fill out the VAT Form for Tenders/Vendor Form (instructions inside the form) and submit the completed and duly signed form along with their email application.
The link to the VAT Form for Tenders/Vendor Form is available at https://www.transparency.org/whoweare/work/small_grant_review.
 The mini grants are categorized as follows:
‘Leadership development and coordination of advocacy actions’ grants (10-25k EUR)
‘Capacity development’ grants (3 – 10k EUR)
‘Horizontal learning exchanges’ grants (< 3k EUR)
 Learning exchange grants are typically no more than 3500 EUR for an exchange no longer than two weeks.
Please email your application documents by 31st October 2019, 23:59 CET indicating “Small grants review’’ in the subject line.
The application documents should include the following:
Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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