Transparency International Australia (TIA) is the Australian chapter of Transparency International (TI), a global movement composed of more than 100 national Chapters worldwide. We are united by our shared vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption.
As TI’s Centre of Expertise on mining, TI Australia has led the Accountable Mining Programme (AMP) for the global TI movement since 2016. Through this programme, TI national chapters across 6 continents have identified and assessed corruption risks at different stages of the mining value chain, using our bespoke business integrity tools. We work collaboratively with governments, companies, civil society organisations and communities in more than 20 countries.
The programme’s business integrity workstream is currently implementing the project Raising Company Standards and Ambition on Business Integrity in the Mining Sector. The Project’s overall objective is for mining companies of different sizes to have increased awareness of the importance of business integrity and its relevance for responsible business and ESG performance. We want mining companies of all sizes to raise their business integrity standards and improve their practices so that they engage responsibly with governments, host communities and civil society when starting new projects and expanding or investing in existing projects. To do this, we seek to work with mining companies of various sizes, and leveraging existing Accountable Mining tools and relationships with key industry platforms and associations, companies, investors and partners.
To promote longer-term results, the Project aims to drive lasting change in company practices through sustained improvements to business integrity policies, procedures and practices and by supporting collective leadership by selected participating companies. Through these efforts, the Project will contribute to transparent and ethical conduct becoming a norm and expectation in the industry and integral to any company that seeks to be a ‘miner of choice’. As part of this project, this consultancy supports the monitoring and evaluation of the project thus far, providing an external evaluation of what has been achieved, lessons learnt and setting up a robust MEL framework for the rest of the project implementation.
The overall objectives of the consultancy are:
1. To conduct a mid-term evaluation of the implementation of the project, focusing on effectiveness, sustainability, impact and lessons learnt. This should include what has been achieved and learnt to date, and what needs to change for successful delivery of the Project.
2. To help TIA in strengthening its monitoring and evaluation systems and practices and generate evidence-based feedback for future program planning. The consultant is expected to deliver a set of recommendations for the AMP’s future MEL processes and framework.