The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will conduct an Independent Country Programme Evaluation (ICPE) in Guinea in 2021. The ICPE will inform the elaboration of the new country programme with evaluative evidence of UNDP’s contribution to national development priorities. This is the first independent country programme evaluation conducted by IEO for Guinea. It will examine UNDP’s work during the ongoing programme cycle 2018-2022. Results of the evaluation are expected to provide a set of forward-looking recommendations as input to the new CPD process for the next country programme.
The IEO is seeking a International/national evaluation consultant to work in one or more of the following areas:
- Governance and peacebuilding (covering interventions related to public administration reforms, electoral assistance, local governance, justice and security reforms, and peacebuilding/conflict prevention)
In all areas, a gender-focused assessment is part of the programme analysis. Please find the full evaluation TOR attached. The duration of the consultancy will vary depending on the specific tasks, ranging between 25 and 30 workdays spread between June and December 2021.
?For more information on the IEO, visit http://web.undp.org/evaluation/.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the IEO lead evaluator and other IEO evaluation team members, the consultant will contribute to the analysis of the country programme by providing technical expertise and knowledge in the assigned area(s), including cross-cutting areas, e.g. human rights, partnerships, gender, capacity building, etc. Their responsibilities will include:
- Conduct preliminary desk review research based on reference material provided by the IEO;
- Develop a data collection plan, in consultation with the lead evaluator and country office staff, based on the overall work plan and design provided by the IEO;
- Participate in remote interviews and in person interviews if locally based;
- Prepare individual reports, including programme outcome-level analysis and any additional inputs for the final ICPE report as required by the IEO Lead Evaluator;
- Participate in the evaluation team’s joint meetings and analyze key findings, conclusions and recommendations leading to the preparation of the final report;
- Contribute to the revision of the report as per comments received from the IEO, CO, Regional bureau and other stakeholders.
- Strong analytical skills, including ability to quickly assess a diverse range of information with a discerning sense for quality of data; and
- Good mastery of information technology required for organized presentation of information.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
- Adhere to the principle of confidentiality and ethical code of conducts during the evaluation;
- Ability to work under pressure, multi-tasking skills;
- Available to travel and conduct required analysis within the agreed timelines; and
- Familiarity with UNDP or UN work; and
- Ability to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams, acting with professionalism, diplomacy, tact and courtesy.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree or higher in interested thematic area(s) indicated above, Social Sciences, Public Policy, International Relations, Economics, or other relevant fields.
- A minimum of ten (10) years of work experience in one or more of the thematic areas ( governance and peacebuilding) under review and relevant fields (e.g. electoral assistance support, rule of law/justice sector reforms, peacebuilding/prevention, security reforms, local governance, public accountability and transparency, and public sector effectiveness);
- Extensive experience in program evaluation/research and mastery of techniques and methods of data collection, interviews and quantitative and qualitative analysis;
- Experience in gender-sensitive programming and/or evaluation is a must;
- Experience in conducting evaluations of UNDP country programmes will be an asset.
Language and other knowledge and skills:
- Familiarity with UNDP or UN operations in the country or region;
- Knowledge of the country context, development issues and challenges;
- Excellent proven oral and drafting skills in French and English, with excellent analysis and synthesis skills.
Applicants are invited to upload as one combined document the following documents to the UNDP Jobs site:
- CV in the format known as P11
- A completed Confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal Form that indicates your daily rate for this consultancy;
- A short cover letter that includes their thematic area of interest for the assignment. Please do include web references to recent evaluation reports you led and/or contributed to, as available
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