Establishment of the African Diaspora Score Card

Organization: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Closing date: 14 Sep 2018


Diaspora engagement is a strategic priority for the African Union. Indeed, the Constitutive Act of the African Union expressly declares that it shall “invite and encourage the full participation of the African Diaspora as an important part of our continent, in the building of the African Union”.

Leveraging migration and diaspora for development has emerged as an integral component of development theory and policy; and many governments in Africa have consequently created separate ministries and government units specifically to engage their diaspora.

However, while enthusiasm for diaspora engagement exists on the part of African policy makers, very few have the capacity to actually develop sound policy frameworks that are capable of generating developing impact. It has been purported, for instance, that many existing diaspora programs are “living dead”; ie, they are not complete failures and generate enough interest to maintain their funding, yet their development impact is very limited[1].

The African Diaspora Scorecard will therefore respond to a clear need to enhance the technical capacity of Member states and policymakers on the continent to understand their level of progress in diaspora engagement relative to other member states of the African Union. More specifically the score card will:

  • Support member States to accelerate the devising and implementation of diaspora strategies as spelled out in the Diaspora declaration and Agenda 2063;

  • Provide member States with an easy and quick instrument to assess their progress in effectively harnessing the power of the diaspora for development.

  • Take comprehensive steps and actions towards the identifying of capacity gaps and the building of capacities of MS.

The primary purpose of the consultancy service is to produce and publish a diaspora scorecard that will be adopted by the diaspora focal points of AU member states, then presented to the AU heads of state and governments summit in June 2019.


The scope of work for the local Consultant will encompass the following:

  1. Take part in a one-day training with MS at the diaspora focal point workshop;

  2. Develop and strengthen the conceptual and analytical framework and approach for the African Diaspora Scorecard;

  3. Develop a methodology and approach for the analysis of the selected indicators;

  4. Analyse the data collected for the 2018 diaspora focal point workshop and organize research to complement the information and strengthen the outcome report;

  5. Lead the process of drafting the report findings which will result in the publication of the 2018 African diaspora Scorecard

  6. Organize data for the info graphics and define awards criteria

  7. Make recommendations to CIDO on supporting MS in diaspora engagement based on results of report

[1] Boyle, M. Kitchin, R. and Ancien, D. The NIRSA Diaspora Strategy Wheel & Ten Principles of Good Practice (NUI Maynooth, 2009)

The criteria for selecting the consultant include the following:

  1. Master’s degree in the field of strategy and performance management, organizational development, project evaluation, statistics or related field;

  2. At least ten years’ experience in which significant amount is spent on formulating effective strategy and measuring performance through monitoring and evaluation (M&E)/results based monitoring (RBM)

  3. Knowledge of migration and development, especially diaspora politics is an asset

  4. Experience in consultations with various stakeholders, ideally including AU member states or AU policy organs;

  5. Fluency in English

  6. Solid writing and analytical skills;

  7. Strong interpersonal and networking skills;

  8. Ability to interact with senior officials (Government officials and representatives of multilateral and bilateral agencies);

  9. Experience in developing other score cards or performance management systems is highly desirable

  10. International work experience.

How to apply:

Reference No. 83299194

GIZ Support to the AU on Migration and Displacement Project would like to invite all interested bidders who are eligible to participate in this public bid, are herewith requested to submit their proposals for Consultancy Services “**to support the Establishment of the African Diaspora Score Card”.**

Interested bidders who fulfill the following criteria can obtain the bid document from the office specified below starting from Monday, 03rd of September 2018, 8:30am on working hours or can request the document via an email address:

  1. All bids must be delivered/submitted physically or via email to the address below at or before 4:00pm local time on Friday, 14th of September 2018.

    Bidders should submit Technical and Financial proposals as per the issued tender document.

    GIZ Support to AU on Migration and Displacement project reserves the right to cancel the bid fully or partially.

    The address referred above to submit your Technical and Financial Offers is:

    German Development Cooperation

    GIZ Office, Kirkos Sub City, Kebele 18 (Behind Intercontinental Hotel)

    P.O.Box 100009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


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