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Call for expression of interest:

Evaluation of the Training for Peace (TfP) Programme


1 July 2020- 31 December 2022

The Training for Peace (TfP) Programme is a Norwegian funded capacity support programme to the African Union Commission (AUC). It is one of the implementing arms for the peace and security component of the Memorandum of Understanding between the AUC and the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). The Programme consists of three Partners – the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD), the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the Norwegian Institute for Foreign Affairs (NUPI). It also has a Secretariat that coordinates the activities of the Partners with the AUC and other interlocutors as well as ensuring on-the ground presence in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The primary objective of the TfP Programme is to contribute to strengthening the capacity of the AUC to prevent, manage and resolve conflicts and insecurity on the continent through the deployment of effective full spectrum peace operations. In doing this, the TfP works with the Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security (DPAPS). In the current phase, additional support, as requested, has been provided to functions in the Office of the Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security.

The main objectives of the Programme are:

  1. To support the AUC to improve the knowledge and understanding of the current conflict and security environment in Africa, including identifying, mapping and tracking new threats, challenges and risks; and
  2. To strengthen the capacity to respond to these challenges through policies and initiatives, ranging from a set of soft security measures, to the AUC’s ability to improve its ability to plan, deploy, manage, monitor and evaluate more effective special political missions and peace support operations.

Rationale, Purpose and Objectives of the Evaluation

The purpose of the evaluation is to provide the Partners and the MFA with an independent assessment into the extent to which the activities undertaken have been in line with the agreed upon goals, objectives and results framework, and the extent to which the outputs and outcomes have contributed to overall impact. The external evaluation will provide an unbiased stance on the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of the TfP support to the AUC as well as the sustainability and impact of the support.

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Closing Date: 25 February 2022

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