The British Council in Nigeria intends to commission the services of an independent supplier (evaluator) to examine and explore using the OECD-DAC criteria to review the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of the specific Higher Education partnerships between the UK universities and Nigeria universities described above. 

In 2018, the British Council in Nigeria launched its research report providing insights into the Transnational Education operating landscape in Nigeria. On the back on this research, the British council issued seed grants to three Nigerian University namely Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Kwara State University (tripod partnership including a privet university in Nigeria, Covenant University) and Federal University Dutse. While the first two universities’ partnerships took off in by first quarter of 2019, the third university partnership only just commenced by December 2019. These partnerships established projects which are focused on two critical themes for the sector:

  • Sustainable funding streams for Higher Education institutions
  •  Enhancing Employer /Academia relationships 

With the below-proposed outcomes:

  • Increased knowledge and sharing of global best practice.
  • HE institutions strengthened and more effective at both policy and practice level.
  • Improved UK / Nigeria collaboration in HE.

The learning from these projects will be distilled into reports which will be shared and disseminated with HE leaders and policymakers with the aim of building wider sector knowledge through a multiplier effect. 


Bidders should identify the team they would deploy for the evaluation, the extent to which members of the team have the required skills. It is expected that the evaluation team would have:

• Knowledge of and contacts working in the Higher Educational system in Nigeria and the UK.

• Sectorial expertise 

• Extensive experience of evaluating international development Projects 

• Proven experience with approaches and techniques such as contribution analysis, utilisation focused evaluation and documentation of most significant change stories.

• Track record of producing high quality evaluation products on time evidenced by a report produced by the proposed team and of an evaluation conducted during a prior evaluation 

• Proven ability to engage and work with a wide range of stakeholders from different parts of Nigeria with an understanding of the social, religious and cultural influences in these regions.  

• Excellent oral and written communication skills 

• An appropriate gender balance

 The consultant will oversee

• Overall management of the evaluation across the Project 

• Collection of data and providing evidence and reporting against evaluation objectives

• Supporting local evaluation teams as it is expected that the process would be developmental and supportive in approach



The below timeline outlines the expected timeframe for some elements of this consultancy, exact timelines will be discussed with the contracted partner once the methodology is agreed. 

Date/Time                     Activities

12 February 2020          Issue ToR

24 February 2020         Deadline for enquires and submission of application

28 February 2020         Consultant identified and Contracted 

06 March 2020             Concept Note Completed and Approved 

04 April 2020                Interim Report Submitted 

10 April 2020                Final Report Submitted 

21 April (tentative)       Disseminate Findings to HE stakeholders.

Bidders are expected to outline a clear, appropriate and realistic timetable for the evaluation. It is expected that the evaluation will commence on 02 March 2020 and be completed by 10 April 2020 with additional two days to participate at the dissemination event scheduled to hold on the 21st of April, 2020.



Daily Remuneration will be pegged as follows: 

• Sixty thousand naira (NGN60,000) per day of work (excluding travel days) for each personnel deployed for delivery of the consultancy with 7-12 years’ professional experience relevant to the consultancy.

• Eighty-Five Thousand Naira (NGN85,000) per day of work (excluding travel days) for each consultant with 13 and above years’ professional experience relevant to the consultancy.

• Travel cost to the Nigerian schools will be covered for the consultant.

  • The consultant will be required to procure their own insurance for travel and other activity in relation to the programme

All remuneration is all-inclusive of VAT (except for out of state travel) and subject to 5% withholding tax.


Please download the terms of reference in the downloads section below and read thoroughly before submitting an application.

To apply;

Please send (in one pdf document) and Expression of interest to by 12 noon on 24th February 2020. The Expression of Interest should include;

• An up to date CV (maximum 4 pages) 

• An outline of how you propose to deliver the evaluation within the timeframe provided.  It should demonstrate how your skills, knowledge and experience match the opportunity  

• At least two references from organisations for which the proposed consultant has delivered similar work

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in by 26 February for a chat. Questions and clarifications should be directed to the email provided until 21 February.