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Non-Staff M&E Consultant

Paris (France)

  • Organization: UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • Location: Paris (France)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2021-06-19

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OVERVIEW

Parent Sector : Education Sector (ED)

Duty Station: Paris

Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 19-JUN-2021

 

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

 

OVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

In support of the multi-year capacity-building programme "International Programme on Holocaust and Genocide Education", implemented jointly by UNESCO and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum ("the Museum"), UNESCO seeks to hire a M&E specialist to revise the programme M&E framework, develop supporting monitoring tools, and deliver an analysis of lessons learnt. 

The programme, fist implemented in 2015 and 2017 under the title "International Conference on Education and the Holocaust", aims to advance context-relevant Holocaust and genocide education globally and has led to the development of national Holocaust education initiatives in 16 countries. Funded by the Government of Canada, UNESCO and the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum are launching a new three-year programme cycle (2021-2023), targeting 10 countries in all UNESCO regions.

Long Description

To ensure a successful implementation and to strengthen the overall M&E framework of the programme, UNESCO and the Museum are foreseeing a stock-taking exercise as  part of the project inception phase to establish baselines and realistic indicators for monitoring and to design supporting monitoring tools. The exercise will be accompanied  by a comparative analysis of lessons learnt  to inform the design of planned project activities.

Long Description

In close cooperation with UNESCO and the Museum, as well as a contracted gender expert, the contracted M&E specialist shall:

  1. Conduct a stock-taking exercise, assessing the progress made in former participating countries since their participation in the 2015 and/or 2017 capacity-building programme, as well as the short and long term results of related project activities, possible follow-up activities and, recent developments, challenges and specific needs in close cooperation with the 2015 and 2017 project teams and other relevant regional stakeholders. The M&E spcialist will be expected to develop a strategy for the stock-taking activity and summarize key findings in a final report.
  2. Update the programme M&E framework, based on the findings of the stock-taking activity, including revised baselines, indicators, and targets, and develop supporting monitoring tools.
  3. Develop a comparative analysis of lessons learnt to support the design of future programme activities, notably the design of successful national follow-up activities, and related monitoring. 
Long Description COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial) Accountability (C) Communication (C) Innovation (C) Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C) Planning and organizing (C) Results focus (C) Teamwork (C) Professionalism (C) - For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Master's degree in the field of Social Sciences or Education, or a related field (such as Political Sciences, International Relations, Economics, Psychology, or Anthropology)

Work experience: at least five years of professional experience in the field of project monitoring and evaluation.

Competencies and skills

  • Proven skills in results-based monitoring and evaluation of large scale education programmes, including the development of M&E frameworks;
  • Proven skills in research and comparative analysis, including in the context of multi-national stock-taking activities and analysis of lessons learnt;
  • Proven skills in the development of tailored project monitoring tools;
  • Excellent written and oral skills, ability to write concise and clear texts;
  • Ability to ensure the accuracy of documents and reports, through research, referencing sources and consultations, with particular attention to detail;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with a variety of actors and work effectively and respectfully in a multicultural environment;
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of multi-national capacity-building programmes;
  • Experience with the development of M&E frameworks for conflict and prevention related programmes, including programmes related to violent pasts and genocide; 
  • Experience with the development and integration of gender-related criterias and indicators;
  • International work experience, including in regions outside the European and North American context;
  • Spanish language skills 
Application Process

Interested candidates should click on “Apply Now”, and download and complete the Employment History form (Word document).

Before uploading the document, at the end of the Word document, please insert extra pages with the following required information:

  • CV
  •  a letter indicating how your qualifications and experience make you suitable for the assignment.

Additional Information

  • This contract is for a period of four months. Estimated start date is: 12 July 2021.

 

SELECTION AND RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.

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