CMI / U4 is commissioning a strategic assessment of the U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre.  Work is to be completed in January-April 2011.

Personnel and qualifications
• Substantial knowledge of and experience in anti-corruption and development work in the context of international aid.

• Substantial familiarity with the range of organisations involved in research, policy advice, information dissemination, and/or training in this field.

• Expertise in marketing and business development (relevant to non-profit and academic organisations), including ability to use tools such as SWOT analysis on issues related to U4 and CMI’s business model and strategic advantage in the market for anti-corruption research and information.

• Relevant expertise in organisational management and development, particularly as related to academic institutions and think tanks in Europe, including an understanding of management issues and funding options for academic and policy-related research in the field of international development.

• Demonstrated ability to produce clearly-written, focused analysis and well-substantiated recommendations based on that analysis.

• Familiarity with U4 and its work is desirable.

Products and timetable
It is expected that the assessment would begin in January 2011. An inception report shall be provided after initial interviews and shall provide initial findings and set out the direction for the rest of the assessment work.

A draft of the final report shall be provided to U4, CMI and the Partner Agencies, for purposes of comment and discussion, by March 15, 2011.

The final report, which should be no longer than 50 pages (annexes additional) should be delivered to U4/CMI by April 15, 2011.


Scope and budget
Within the timetable specified above, it is expected that approximately 60 to 70 work days (total) will be required. Travel costs will include, at minimum, one trip to Bergen for consultations with U4/CMI staff and one trip to present and discuss findings. Most other consultations should be done by phone and/or internet, but proposals may include additional modest travel costs as justified by the methodology.

Application process
Interested parties should submit a brief proposal (maximum 5 pages) outlining the proposed methodology—including an indicative list of stakeholders—a timetable for key steps in the methodology, and the qualifications of the proposed consultants. C.V.s of the proposed

Proposals should be sent by e-mail to the address below and must be received by December 20, 2010.

Sara Ogmundsdottir, Financial and Administrative Officer
U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre

Terms of reference and instructions for submission of proposals.