Monitoring and Evaluation National Consultant
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UN Women Egypt Country Office is implementing a programmes to The main goal of the proposed Ending Violence against Women: Survivor - Centered Approach program will be to design and enable a survivor/victim-centered referral system for victims/survivors of VAW. The program will consist of complementary interventions that are prevention-oriented, survivor/victim-centered, and locally specific, aimed at enhancing EVAW policies, expanding CSO and local community capacities to provide services and support for victims/survivors of violence, and raising awareness on the characteristics of VAW and the ways to address it.
The program has the following four goals:
· Program Goal 1: Policy and legal frameworks are enhanced to respond to and prevent all forms of violence against women.
· Program Goal 2: Institutional capacities of the first responders and the Complaints Office are strengthened to provide improved services for survivors of VAW.
· Program Goal 3: Community-based interventions to enable prevention and protection through survivor/victim referral systems.
· Program Goal 4: Advocacy and awareness-raising aimed at changing perceptions on VAW and the blame culture.
Under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Gender Specialist, the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist ensures effective monitoring and evaluation for the programmes at the Egypt Country office. The assignment requires intermittent presence on UN-Women premises.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the Assignment:
· To build monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacity and to foster an M&E (i.e., data-driven) culture.
Scope of the Assignment:
In accordance with UN Women Evaluation monitoring and evaluation guidance, the consultant will work under the overall supervision of the Gender Specialist:
- Assess the existing monitoring systems, identifying gaps, redundancies, and new opportunities;
- Monitor programme results (outputs and outcomes) by collecting and analyzing data for the indicators established in a programme;
- Monitor the timely and efficient completion of programme activities that are planned to lead to results;
- Develop and update the programmes’ performance measurement framework;
- Provide timely and quality submission of data, analysed reports, field trends;
- Maintain a results oriented database of all programmes information and results accessible to internal and external evaluators as per UN Women rules and procedures;
- Serve as a focal point for baseline and other types of surveys based on key indicators and strategies approved in the programme document;
Provide substantive inputs to the implementation of annual work plans for the programmes with effective operational strategies, clear deliverables, annual targets with indicators and milestone, Identify and facilitate documentation of evidence based good practices;
The consultant will have the following duties and responsibilities:
- Provide overall support to the implementation of a monitoring system for the programme;
- Provide substantive support to implementing partners under the programme to update results frameworks including having quality indicators and robust data;
- Update the programmes’ performance measurement framework;
- Work with the Gender Specialist and the teams to develop and maintain a data collection system tracking and collecting core data elements on the interventions’ design;
- Work with the Gender Specialist and teams to develop reporting templates, questionnaires, survey instruments, and monitoring plans for the programmes to track impacts;
- Provide follow-up to the programmes’ implementing partners and support the ongoing data collection and interpretation of results;
- Provide suggestions for ways to improve the tracking of results;
- Participate in the dissemination of program findings and lessons learned including, but not limited to, innovative strategies, approaches and models to help other providers as they conduct self-assessments and quality improvement activities in their respective organizations.
- Work with the Gender Specialist to set up a programme advisory board to ensure that the programme partners are aligned in terms of the programme’s objective and scope and encourage synergies.
Expected Places of Travel:
Travel to governorates in Egypt where the programme is being implemented may be required for this assignment.
- Performance measurement framework developed and updated on regularly frequency (based on frequency established in the PMF)
- Results framework for the programme’s implementing partners is developed and updated on a regular frequency;
- Develop monitoring tools by programme partners;
- Support the use of monitoring tools by programme partners;
- Field monitoring visits conducted in all programme sites (at least once a month);
- Preparation in collaboration with programmes’ team of all narrative reports (a minimum of twice yearly for narrative reports) and briefing notes (monthly briefing notes), and any other reports requested;
- Contribution to programme team meetings at the level of monitoring and evaluation (PPT, documents, briefing, etc.);
- Knowledge products on findings from monitoring and reporting exercises generated and communicated to internal and external stakeholders;
- Monthly submission of information about actual progress and constraints;
- Other monitoring and evaluation duties performed as required.
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
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- Good planning, goal setting and prioritization skills;
- Ability to lead Monitoring and Evaluation strategies, policies and its implementation;
- Ability to lead results-based management and reporting;
- Creates, edits and presents information in clear and presentable formats, using appropriate IT functionality;
- Job knowledge /technical expertise;
- Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints;
- Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities;
- Ability to implement new systems and effect staff behavioural/ attitudinal change;
- Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
- Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
- Thoroughly and methodically collects, verified and records data, demonstrating attention to detail and identifying and correcting errors on own initiative; maintains databases.
- In-depth knowledge of Office software applications relating to word processing, data management, presentation and databases.
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s Degree in Economics, Management, Rural Development, Social Sciences, or related field;
- Additional certification in statistics, MIS management and Monitoring and Evaluation will be considered as an asset.
- A minimum of three years of professional experience in the field of rights based monitoring and evaluation;
- Experience in the management of gender equality and women’s empowerment programmes or analytic work in gender and development, gender analysis and/or human rights;
- Good knowledge of rights-based approach and result-based management.
- Sound knowledge of international standards on human rights, women’s rights and related instruments;
- A proven ability to liaise with a myriad of stakeholders and partners, including government, civil society, international organizations and grassroots organizations.
- Fluency (written and spoken) in English and Arabic required.
All interested applicants should submit the following requirements. The following 4 documents should be merged in one stand alone file which includes all four documents, since the online application submission does only permit to upload one file per application. Incomplete submission can be a ground for disqualification.
- Brief expression of interest: a brief narrative on why you think you are qualified to undertake the consultancy;
- A brief methodology on how the applicant will approach and conduct the work (up to 1500 words);
- Sample of previously approved evaluation report, developed by the candidate;
- The UN Women Personal History Form (P11) is required when applying – to download the form please go to http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment;
- A current and complete C.V. in English with indication of 3 references as well as the permanent e-mail and phone contact.
- Financial proposal: Hourly rate.
UN Women applies a fair and transparent selection process that takes into account both the technical qualification of potential consultants as well as the financial proposals submitted in support of consultant applications.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
- Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
- Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
- Technical Criteria weight: 70%;
- Financial Criteria weight: 30%.
Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical). The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
(Lowest Bid Offered*)/ (Bid of the Consultant) x 30
"Lowest Bid Offered" refers to the lowest price offered by Offer or scoring at least 49 points in technical evaluation.
- Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
- A financial proposal in lump sum all inclusive for the overall assignment period.