The Federalism and Diversity Management Policy Study Center under PSI would like to employ four potential consultants


  • Category : Baseline Consultancy
  • Posted Date : 04/13/2022
  • Source : Reporter
  • Closing Date : 04/26/2022




The Federalism and Diversity Management Policy Study Center under PSI would like to employ four potential consultants who can work jointly with the Center to conduct a nationwide research entitled “FDRE Constitution after three decades: Inquiring into whether and what to amend.”



In Ethiopia, there is a growing trend of giving ethnic dimension for any forms of conflict occurred within the societies. Often, the constitution of the country is blamed for the conflicts and instability that occurred in different parts of the country. Thus, it is imperative to make scientific inquires to explore the limitations of the constitution if amendment is found necessary. The research will be conducted at national level so that sample will be taken from all the eleven regions, two city administrations and the federal government organs. However, Tigray region will not be included due to the current security problem in that part of the country. Conceptually, this study will focus on examining the current controversies on FDRE constitution amendment.

Objectives of the Research

This research has intended to meet the following objectives:

  • To examine a public desire for the amendment of the current constitution of Ethiopia;
  • To assess provisions of FDRE constitution that can be subject for amendment;
  • To investigate the social and political realities that necessitate amendments;
  • To predict the factors that may facilitate or obstruct the amendment process; and
  • To comprehend constitutional amendment experience of selected countries.


This study should be conducted through qualitative and quantitative techniques. Hence, the common qualitative and quantitative data collection tools: interview, key informant interview, focus group discussion, document analysis and survey will be used to collect field data.

Job Description (Activities)

  • Develop a full-fledged proposal including budget breakdown(the budget should be planned according to government rate)
  • Develop data collection tools (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Present the proposal and data collection tools in the presence of the client (Policy Study Institute))
  • Incorporate feedbacks from the consultative meeting on proposal and data collection tools
  • Prepare training manual for data collectors
  • Give training for the data collectors
  • Supervise field data collection
  • Develop draft analysis of findings
  • Present the draft analysis of field data on validation workshop
  • Incorporate feedback from the workshop on the draft analysis
  • Present the final research finding in a closing workshop
  • Submit the final analysis
  • Develop brief summary of findings and recommendation in Amharic language
  • Develop policy brief (policy document) in Amharic language


  • Inception report
  • Full-fledged Proposal
  • Data collection tools
  • Data collectors training manual
  • First draft of the field data analysis
  • Second draft of the field data analysis
  • Final version of the field data analysis
  • Brief summary of the research findings and recommendations for policy makers consumption in Amharic language
  • Policy brief in Amharic language

Qualification for consultants

Specialization of Researchers Qualification Position Required Number
Constitutional Law ,Local Governance, and Federalism Expert PhD Lead researcher 1
Constitutional Law PhD Lead researcher 1
Ethnicity and legal experts PhD Lead researcher 1
Socioeconomic and Statistical analysis expert MA/PhD Senior researcher 1

Applicants for the lead researcher position should have terminal degree in the field of social anthropology, political science, constitutional law, local governance or related social science fields and who published or done his/her Ph.D. on constitutional law, federalism, electoral democracy, ethnicity, local governance or related issues. Applicants should have teaching and research experiences in government universities or he/she can also be a higher level researcher from research institutions. For the senior researcher position, applicants should have BSC degree in statistics and MA/PhD degree in development or other social science field of studies.

NB: Prior consultancy experiences in Policy Study Institute (PSI) is valuable

Professional fee: will be as per the rate of Policy Study Institute

Duration: Consultants should accomplish every deliverable within three months as of the date of agreement.

Application Submission

Applicants should submit their CV and credentials in person to the Office of Human Resource Development Directorate Director at the Policy Study Institute, in front of national stadium, next to Betezata Hospital in ten consecutive working days following the announcement in newspaper.