Call for Expressions of Interest

Call for Expressions of Interest for a Local Knowledge Partner in the Sahel

Applications close:

23:59 (CET) Sunday 24 July 2022

GCERF, in collaboration with the Sahel Regional Funding Panel (RFP), is pleased to announce a call for expressions of interest (EOI) for academic institutions, research centres, think-tanks and non-profits in Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger to become a GCERF Local Knowledge Partner (LKP) through GCERF’s Core Funding Mechanism (CFM).  

The LKP will assume a core function in GCERF’s Sahel programming with the overall objective to support GCERF portfolio regarding monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, and research for GCERF portfolio in Sahel, strengthening the generation and consumption of evidence by both internal and external stakeholders.

All Expressions of Interest must be duly filled and submitted electronically to, with copy to, by 24 July 2022 . The email should be marked as ‘EOI-Local Knowledge Partner’ – in the subject line – depending on which country you are applying for. Failing to comply might compromise your submission.

Informal enquiries may be submitted to

Following review of submissions, shortlisted applicants will be contacted to conduct a due diligence.


  1.  Appropriate legal registration of the consortium lead in one of the four countries for this call.  
  2.  Willingness to accept and fulfil the role of a Local Knowledge Partner (as described herein).
  3. For the principal recipient, be a non-profit organization.


  1. Thorough knowledge of M&E methodologies and tools. 
  2. Experience and skills in M&E capacity building (e.g. workshop facilitation and mentoring). 
  3. Experience on conducting third-party monitoring and external evaluations, especially on projects related to Peace and/or P/CVE. 
  4. Expert understanding of current trends and challenges in P/CVE in the Sahel and community-based approaches to programming and implementation. 
  5. In-depth knowledge of the Sahel. 
  6. Excellent French, English and local language skills.
  7. Ability to draft concise reports and communicate clearly (including visualisation of results and findings when feasible). 
  8. Ability to interact with various stakeholders and clients in a sensitive and effective way. 
  9. Experience in working with civil society organisations is extremely relevant. 
  10. Experience in working with governments, and multilateral organisations similar to GCERF is an added advantage. 
  11. Experience on publishing reports (evaluations, research) is important. 
  12. Physical presence in the Sahel through the existence of the organisation Headquarters or local offices in the countries.