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Request for Proposals: Impact Assessment Services

Consultancy Services for Impact Assessment of EU Scholarship Programme for Cypriot Youth at UWC

The EU Scholarship Programme for Cypriot Youth at UWC is looking for monitoring and evaluation experts to evaluate the impact of an EU-funded programme that offers scholarships to Cypriot youth to participate in UWC education and engagement programmes abroad and in Cyprus. 


EU Scholarship Programme for Cypriot Youth at UWC

The EU Scholarship Programme aims to contribute to building a bridge of mutual understanding between Cypriot communities. It offers Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot youth the opportunity to come together through education and build their skills as future change-makers for a more peaceful and sustainable world.

Since 2019, the European Union has been providing Cypriot students with scholarships to study at a UWC school in Europe (Italy, the Netherlands, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Germany). The programme has expanded to include scholarships to participate in UWC short courses, both online and residential, in Cyprus and abroad; and bi-communal youth engagement activities in Cyprus.

At present, the programme has provided 46 scholarships, welcomed 150 participants in bi-communal and international short courses, and reached over 1000+ youth, as well as an extended community of family members, educators, and other actors in the youth education field.

The programme is funded under the Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community aiming at facilitating reunification of Cyprus by encouraging economic development of the Turkish Cypriot community, with particular emphasis on improving contacts between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities and with the EU.

Objectives of the Impact Assessment 

As the programme is entering its fifth year, UWC Cyprus is looking for an external expert to measure the cumulative impact of the different programme elements and assess its contribution to intercommunal dialogue and interaction in Cyprus, underpinning the rationale for the EU’s support of this programme. The expert should have experience in designing and conducting rigorous impact assessments and be familiar with the area of youth education and peace education in Cyprus.

Interested applicants can read the full Request for Proposals and find more information about the assessment and application details here. 

Consultant Profile

The consultant should meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience of at least 5 years in monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment, or related research experience;
  • Experience of working with monitoring and evaluation in the field of education and/or peacebuilding;
  • Excellent written and spoken English skills, proficiency in Greek and/or Turkish preferable.

Proposal Requirements

Interested applicants should submit a proposal in PDF format to with the subject “Proposal: EU Scholarship Programme Impact Assessment”.

The deadline to submit proposals is 11 December 2023.

The proposal should include:

  1. Cover letter including the consultant’s suitability for the study and examples of experience relevant to this assignment;

  2. Curriculum Vitae of the consultant;

  3. Contact details of three references;

  4. A brief note on the suggested methodology. A mixed-methods approach is encouraged;

  5. Timeline of the consultancy;

  6. Budget, including consultancy fees and costs associated with the study; 

  7. Format of the final impact report;

  8. A writing sample, for example a report the consultant has led on.

Please make sure to read the full Request for Proposals before submitting your proposal. 

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to an interview with UWC. 

Please direct any questions to Lara Savenije, Programme Coordinator, EU Scholarship Programme for Cypriot Youth at UWC, UWC International at