Five-Year Country Strategy Consultancy – Tunisia

The Carter Center

Mr. Craig Withers



The Carter Center, in partnership with Emory University, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering. It seeks to prevent and resolve conflicts, enhance freedom and democracy, and improve health.

  • The Center emphasizes action and measurable results. Based on careful research and analysis, it is prepared to take timely action on important and pressing issues.
  • The Center seeks to break new ground and not duplicate the effective efforts of others.
  • The Center addresses difficult problems in difficult situations and recognizes the possibility of failure as an acceptable risk.
  • The Center is nonpartisan, actively seeks complementary partnerships and works collaboratively with other organizations from the highest levels of government to local communities.
  • The Center believes that people can improve their own lives when provided with the necessary skills, knowledge, and access to resources.

The Carter Center’s Peace Programs wage peace by focusing on four core components of peace:

  • Conflict Resolution: monitoring, facilitating, and mediating to build sustainable peace and prevent and resolve conflicts
  • Human Rights: advancing and protecting human rights
  • Democracy: supporting democratic elections and strengthening participatory democracy, consistent with human rights
  • Rule of Law: advancing transparency and justice to ensure that all, including the government, are accountable under the rule of law defined by the U.N.


The overall objective of the Five-Year Country Strategy Consultancy – Tunisia is to provide a written, high-level analysis of the current country context in Tunisia, identifying key driving factors (both positive and negative) affecting the current state, and assessing areas for potential Carter Center Peace Programs engagement and contribution to impact. It should also include an analysis of the most likely election outcome scenarios and the anticipated changes in the socio-political landscape associated with each scenario. In addition, the consultant will map the work of other organizations in similar programming areas. The analysis should cover a five-year planning window.

This work will include a desk review of relevant literature/analyses, recent country assessments/reports and other documents both within Carter Center and professional quality. It will also include interviews with key Carter Center staff and with key Tunisian stakeholders. These preliminary interviews will not include travel but will be done remotely. The desk review and preliminary interviews will form the basis of an initial briefing to The Carter Center regarding the analysis with recommendations for additional research and interviews needed to complete the country strategy. This briefing will include the identification and need for on-the-ground interviews, focus groups, and other in-person research. A final report will include the comprehensive analysis including post-election scenarios, Carter Center program recommendations, and stakeholder/partner mapping that in its totality is a high-level, five-year Carter Center Country Strategy for Tunisia.


I. Presentation of a detailed work plan no more than two weeks after signed contract.

II. Briefing as described above delivered on or before July 31, 2019.

III. Submission of the final report as described above by September 15, 2019.


This Terms of Reference (ToR) covers the period of July 15, 2019 through September 16, 2019. The contract will be for no more than 25 days. Necessary travel will be reimbursed under the travel policies of The Carter Center.


The consultant will be supervised by the DM&E Advisor, Marsha R. Base. The work will be informed by an advisory group including Craig Withers, Interim Vice President of Peace Programs, Lance Alloway, Senior Associate Director Development – Health, Peace and Education, David Carrol, Director of the Democracy Program; Sarah Johnson, Associate Director of the Democracy Program in Tunisia; Laura Neuman, Director of the Rule of Law Program; and, Laura Olson, Director of the Human Rights Program.


The Center is looking for a local or international consultant who will be responsible for developing and implementing a workplan that will ultimately produce the deliverables as described above.

How To Apply


The consultant firm or person shall submit the following:

  • An expression of interest including main activities, timeline, budget and short CV by July

8, 2019

  • Three project references including contact information

Proposals must be in English and submitted in Word format. Proposals should be sent to no later than 15:00 hours on July 8, 2019. Only shortlisted applicants/consultancy firms will be contacted. The Carter Center reserves the right to reject any or all proposals and is not bound to any legal claim in this regard. No telephone inquiries will be entertained.

Applicants will be shortlisted based upon their expression of interest, budget and CV. Proposals will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

o  Quality of proposal

o  Extensive work experience and proven record in developing coherent, useful, and actionable country strategies

o  Good analytical and documentation/report writing skills

o  Proven communication and facilitation skills

o  Excellent command of oral and written English

o  Familiarity with Tunisia context

o  Fluent Arabic preferred


The contracted consultant/firm will not:

  • Serve as an agent, representative or partner of The Carter Center.
  • Enter into contracts or assume commitments in the name of, or as a representative of, The

Carter Center.

  • Use the name, logos or registered trademarks of The Carter Center, or any abbreviation of such names, emblems or registered trademarks in connection with their activities or in any other way, without The Carter Center’s express prior written approval for each particular case.

Type: Contract

Start date: 07/15/2019

Application Deadline: 07/08/2019

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