MDI Seeking Experienced International Development Experts

Application Deadline: 31 October 2018

Location: Various


The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is looking for experienced international development experts to join our team of consultants for the European Commission (EC) Framework Contracts projects. MDI is seeking experts for short-term assignments on various locations.

MDI is one of the selected providers for EC Framework Contracts in 2018-2022. We are seeking experts who can be mobilised at short notice to run individual assignments defined by specific contracts in countries where the Commission has external aid programmes. This work will include support and advice across the entire cycle of programme operations (from design to implementation and evaluation of EU interventions).

The Position

MDI is looking for consultants who have experience of working in the following sectors:

  • Human rights
  • Governance
  • Civil society
  • Media


Candidates can apply to join a pool of consultants available to mobilise for assignments in the following technical areas:

  • Design and implementation (including expertise on Logical Framework approach and Monitoring & Evaluation);
  • Preparing Terms of Reference and the evaluation of offers;
  • Preparation of guidelines for Calls for Proposals and evaluation of grant proposals;
  • Evaluations (ex-ante, interim, ex-post etc.), monitoring
  • Policy analysis, design and reforms (including gender analysis, institutional/stakeholder analysis);
  • Mainstreaming of crosscutting issues (youth, Gender, disabilities, and more broadly Rights Based Approach)
  • Capacity development and institutional strengthening
  • Training and research;
  • Awareness-raising (incl. information and communication)

The Person

Consultants should have at least five years of experience in the technical areas mentioned above, evidence of similar work and geographic experience. In most cases, consultants will also need to provide evidence of education to at least Master’s Degree level. Equivalent professional experience may also be accepted, which will be defined in each framework assignment’s specific Terms of Reference.

Experience of working on EC-funded assignments is frequently required in the terms of reference criteria.

Candidates need to be fluent in English and at least one other of the following languages:

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Arabic


How to apply

Please send your EuropeAid CV to . All CV’s must be submitted in EuropeAid format (for reference, see template attached) Please send the CV in Word format only.

In your cover letter please remember to indicate which sectors you have the most expertise in.

Applications close: 31st October 2018

Please note that only short-listed experts will be contacted. Thank you for understanding.