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NCG is currently leading, or part of, five consortia managing Sida framework agreements on human rights, democratic governance, gender equality, results-based management, and evaluation.

We invite experienced consultants, interested in working with NCG on any of these framework agreements, to submit their CVs on our Opportunities page, or follow the email links below.

Results-Based Management (RBM), 2016-2020
NCG Group, led by NCG Sweden and in consortium with INTRAC, was in May 2016 awarded a framework agreement regarding consultancy services for results-based management (RBM), which will extend for a period of up to four years.

The primary objective of this framework agreement is to strengthen the capacity of Sida’s partners in their application of RBM. Focus is on performance and the achievement of results, not only activities and outputs, but outcomes and impacts in particular. Sida’s application of RBM implies planning, monitoring and evaluation of the development interventions that Sida supports, as well as the organisational systems, culture and structures of Sida’s cooperation partners.

Examples of assignments delivered under this framework agreement, in assistance to Sida’s partners, include:

  • Formulating vision and mission and clarifying core competences and value added
  • Organisational capacity analysis
  • Formulating a results framework, including linking programme/project objectives to strategic objectives
  • Defining a theory of change, including identification of key assumptions and risks
  • Design and use of monitoring and evaluation systems, including identification of indicators and baselines, data collection and analysis, results communication and reporting
  • Integrating organisational learning into performance monitoring
In addition, facilitation of dialogue between Sida and their partners may be included as well.

If you have relevant experience in the above areas, and are interested in working for NCG, please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. referenced ‘Sida Framework – RBM’

Framework on Democratic Governance & Human Rights, 2015 - 2017
NCG was awarded a framework agreement for democratic governance and human rights, to lead a consortium consisting of Local Government Denmark (LGDK), the Danish Institute of Human Rights (DIHR), and the British Global Partners Governance (GPG), to provide short-term consulting services within the following thematic areas:
  • Local democracy and decentralisation
  • Political institutions, political participation and pluralism
  • Public financial management (PFM)
  • Human rights systems and defenders, and the rule of law
  • State building and public administration
  • Non–discrimination
  • Freedom of expression and the media
  • Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA)
Assignments within the framework includes the following types of assignments:
  • Country/context analysis
  • Advisory services and coaching in programme formulation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
  • Advisory services planning, capacity, results-based management
  • Portfolio reviews, desk studies, drafting background documents
  • Capacity development including training such as short courses, development of training material, organising seminars etc.
  • Studies and analytical reports, thematic background reports
  • Monitoring and follow ups of projects and programmes, and policy goals formulations
If you have relevant experience within some of the above areas, and are interested in working for NCG, please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. referenced ‘Sida Framework – Democratic Governance & Human Rights’

Framework Agreement on Gender Equality, 2015 - 2017
NCG Group, led by NCG Sweden and as a member of a consortium led by ORGUT, was awarded the Sida gender equality framework agreement, covering the following sub-sectors:
  • Women's economic empowerment and working conditions
  • Women's political participation and influence, sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR), and education
  • Women's security, including gender-based violence and human trafficking
Sida, Swedish Embassies and sections for development cooperation will call for the following types of services:
  • Country/context analysis, and feasibility studies and appraisals
  • Country/context analysis for input to humanitarian country/needs assessments
  • Support and advice to developing programmes and projects, and during implementation, including quality assurance
  • Support and advice in global, regional and country-level advocacy efforts, dialogue and negotiations
  • Portfolio reviews, desk studies, production of method support documents
  • Capacity development, including training such as short courses, development of training material, and organising seminars
  • Studies and analytical reports, thematic background documents, discussion papers, academic studies and overviews
  • Short and long term method support, including strengthening of results-based management in programme and strategy development
  • Assessments, including outcome assessments
  • Coaching of individual Sida management staff on how to improve efforts on gender equality
  • Monitoring and follow-up of projects, programmes and policy goal formulations
  • Help desk services e.g. for short term, timely and flexible services (max.10 days), including assignments mentioned above
If you have relevant experience within some of the above areas, and are interested in working for NCG, please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. referenced ‘Sida Framework – Gender Equality’

Framework Agreement on Evaluation Services, 2015 - 2017
In consortium with ORGUT (lead), Tana and the Nordic NCG Group, NCG Denmark is part of the Sida framework for evaluation services. Sida departments, Swedish embassies and consulates call for the following types of services:
  • Manage and undertake evaluations including mid-term evaluations; end-of programme/project evaluations; impact evaluations; formative and summative evaluations; and evaluations using both quantitative, qualitative and mixed approaches
  • Provide further evaluation related services, defined as activities that are closely related to an evaluation and/or activities included in Sida’s internal evaluation process
Services will vary in size from smaller studies to larger evaluations within different thematic areas. Sida's priority areas include democracy, human rights, governance, gender, humanitarian aid, sustainable infrastructure, health, agriculture and forestry, environment, and conflict, peace and stability

If you have relevant experience within some of the above areas, and are interested in working for NCG, please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. referenced ‘Sida Framework – Evaluation’

Help Desk for Human Rights in Africa, 2014-2016
NCG is leading a consortium with the Danish Institute of Human Rights (DIHR) and Local Government Denmark (LGDK) to provides services to Sida's Africa Department and Swedish embassies to adequately address human rights issues. The help desk assists Sida to incorporate human rights issues in all stages of the contribution management process and in formulating, reviewing, implementing, reporting and monitoring strategies, capacity development, contribution portfolios etc.
 The helpdesk covers human rights systems and defenders; and the human rights based approach (HRBA), incl. non-discrimination and freedom of expression. Desk assignments have so far included:
  • Portfolio analysis: Sweden's support to democracy and human rights in Africa (Sweden)
  • Project assessment support, appraisal of project with regards to the rights perspective (Rwanda)
  • Appraisal of proposal in relation to HRBA (Mali)
  • Rights perspective assessment of the Societal Healing and Participatory Governance for Peace in Rwanda programme, 2015-2018 (Rwanda)
  • Assistance in elaborating the results matrix for strengthened democracy and gender equality, greater respect for human rights and freedom from oppression (Uganda)
  • Rights perspective assessment of a project proposal submitted by the West African non-governmental organisation Tostan (West Africa)
  • Review of UNICEF Country Programme Document (Mali)
  • Assessment of One UN Mozambique Proposal on SRHR of Girls and Young Women (Mozambique)
  • Review of Project Document for the Contribution to the Rural Energy Fund (Tanzania)
  • Assessment of a Project Proposal for an International Training Programme (ITP) on Mine Water and Mine Waste Management (Zambia, Tanzania and Ethiopia)
If you have relevant experience within some of the above areas, and are interested in working for NCG, please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. referenced ‘Sida Framework – Human Rights Africa’