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International Consultant for Evaluability Assessment of UNICEF Sierra Leone Country Programme (2020-2023)

Freetown (Sierra Leone)

  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Freetown (Sierra Leone)
  • Grade: Consultant - Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Children's rights (health and protection)
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-22

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UNICEF Sierra Leone is looking for an International Consultant to conduct for Evaluability Assessment (EA), which is geared towards improving the measurability and coherence of the ongoing Country Programme (CP), as well as its level of risk management.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Survival!

Please refer to this link to learn more about UNICEF Sierra Leone  www.unicef.org/sierraleone

How can you make a difference?

To lead Evaluability Assessment of the country programme to improve the measurability and coherence of the ongoing Country Programme (CP), as well as its level of risk management based on (i) an in-depth review of the CP logic; (ii) a careful assessment of the validity of the CP Theory of Change; and (iii) a diagnostic measuring the availability of data pertaining to key CP results and processes.

 

Objectives

  •  To assess the clarity of objectives, logic and the overall coherence of the Country Programme;
  • To determine how well aligned the CP is to the country context and UNICEF Strategic Plan;
  • To assess the equity of the Country Programme results and expected outcomes across gender, disability and human rights and to what extent these considerations are explicitly articulated in programme logic and Programme Strategy Notes;
  • To identify how “technology and innovation” is applied across the outcome areas and the extent to which it can be harnessed to enhance programme monitoring;
  • To Identify gaps in availability of data and in alignment of results across the Country Programme outputs and outcomes, particularly in reference to the output level rolling work plans (RWPs);
  • To assess whether the CP logic is sufficiently risk-informed to withstand risks to achievement of results - COVID-19 being one example of a major risk for the CP;
  • To assess whether the existing monitoring and evaluation framework is sufficiently risk -informed to measure: i) the effects of risks (such as COVID-19 emergency) on the CP implementation; and ii) the effectiveness of risk mitigation measures in reducing negative effects of risks on achievement of intended results;
  • To assess whether appropriate mechanisms and adequate human and financial resources have been put in place not only to collect relevant high-quality data in a consistent fashion but also to achieve the CP expected results. 

 Timeframe/Deliverables/Due date

  • Assignment Approach Report- Within two weeks after signing of the contract (5 days maximum).

  • A draft Evaluability Assessment Report organized by outcome area- Within four weeks after the submission of the Approach Report (14 days maximum).

  • Final Evaluability assessment report -Within two weeks after presentation of draft of the evaluability assessment* (5 days maximum).

  • Power point presentation- Within one week after review by UNICEF (3 days maximum).

 Conditions of Work

The consultant will work remotely for this assignment.

If the final reports and documents are not submitted according to the deliverables stated in this TOR, the payments will be withheld. UNICEF reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines (Payment will only be made for work satisfactorily completed and accepted by UNICEF. All materials developed will remain the copyright of UNICEF and UNICEF will be free to adapt and modify them in the future.

 

Download File ToR_International Consultant - Evaluability Assessment.pdf

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A Master’s degree in development studies, sociology, economics, and other related field.

  • A minimum of ten [10] years of relevant professional experience in programme evaluation in a development context and proven accomplishment in undertaking evaluations, including leading evaluations of multi-stakeholder programmes for multilateral organizations.

  • Experience conducting Evaluability Assessments is highly desirable. 

  • Knowledge of Evaluability Assessment of complex multi-sectoral programmes.

  • Knowledge and expertise in results-based programming.

  • Proven expertise in evaluating programmes which uses multi-sectorial approach focusing on education, health, nutrition or social protection.

  • Extensive knowledge of qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods.

  • Excellent written and spoken English, report writing and presentation capacities.

  • Excellent inter-personal skills and communication skills.

  • Knowledge of the UN system and previous experience working with UN agencies would be a strong asset.

  • Knowledge of the development context of Sierra Leone is desirable.

 For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

 Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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