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International Consultant - Monitoring and Evaluation Experts for Monitoring Tools

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: OSCE - Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2021-09-17

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Background:

Please note that this is a consultancy assignment of a temporary nature, with an expected duration of approximately 44 working days.

The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, combating human trafficking, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.

The Office of the Secretary General (OSG) plays a key role in supporting the Secretary General in the effective implementation of his/her mandate and specific tasks given to him/her by the OSCE participating States. The Gender Issues Programme of the OSG supports the efforts of the OSCE Secretary General to promote a continuous and sustainable gender mainstreaming process across the Organization and the full implementation of the 2004 Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality, as well as other gender-related commitments undertaken by the OSCE participating States. It assists and advises the OSCE structures in the implementation of the Action Plan by providing technical assistance for the mainstreaming of gender in all activities, policies, programmes and projects.

As the largest regional security organization in the world, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has an important role to play in addressing the comprehensive aspects of women’s and men’s, girls’ and boys’ human rights and security. The Gender Issues Programme of the Office of OSCE Secretary General (hereinafter “Gender Section”) works towards the implementation of the 2004 OSCE Action Plan and relevant Ministerial Council decisions and supports systematic efforts to mainstream gender equality across the Organization in all its policies, programmes, projects and activities in three dimensions (Politico-Military, Economic and Environmental and Human) of comprehensive security. 

The OSCE’s new multi-year, extra-budgetary project “WIN - Women and Men Innovating and Networking for Gender Equality” will advance gender equality as a necessary prerequisite for achieving and maintaining stable, prosperous and peaceful societies in the OSCE area. The project aims to accelerate the implementation of the OSCE 2004 Action Plan for the Promotion of Gender Equality and the Women, Peace and Security Agenda. It will do this by developing sustainable capacity in the area of gender equality and comprehensive security in selected participating States in close coordination and cooperation with OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) and other Executive Structures. Moreover, it will contribute to transforming harmful social norms, unequal power relations, traditional attitudes and behaviours of decision makers in favour of gender equality; strengthening women’s networks and networks of male allies; and empowering women to participate in conflict prevention.

This will be achieved through developing high-quality evidence on the nexus of gender and security and will focus on the women, peace and security agenda, the economic and environmental dimension and combating violence against women and girls (VAWG) with the aim of positively changing policy and practice in participating States. In addition, the project will strengthen existing and create new networks of female and male gender advocates in governments and civil society in order to foster and enhance an inclusive dialogue in the OSCE region, including in mediation efforts. Finally, the project will increase participation of women in peace and development processes at all levels.

The Monitoring and Evaluation expert will design M&E activities for the WIN project in line with the baseline study and the monitoring tools necessary to assess progress towards the established targets in the M&E framework of the project.

For more detailed information on the structure and work of the Secretariat, please see: http://www.osce.org/secretariat 


Objective of Assignment: 

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Consultant will be tasked with the following:

1)    Establishing together with the WIN project’s implementing partners and service providers monitoring tools to tailor their plans for measuring results and changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices;

2)    Conducting two field visits to monitor the work of the project’s implementing partners;

3)    Designing and testing a standard survey for all WIN project’s beneficiaries/participants to collect baseline data;

4)    Designing and testing a standard survey to monitor changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices among the project’s beneficiaries/participants;

5)    Adapting the two standard surveys to different WIN project’s audiences;

6)    Conducting one output monitoring exercise and building capacities and tools to conduct output monitoring in the future;

7)    Drafting tools for future outcome monitoring and for an external mid-term review;

8)    Conducting output monitoring.


Tasks and Responsibilities:

Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Consultant will be tasked with the following:

1)    Establishing together with the WIN project’s implementing partners and service providers monitoring tools to tailor their plans for measuring results and changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices;

2)    Conducting two field visits to monitor the work of the project’s implementing partners;

3)    Designing and testing a standard survey for all WIN project’s beneficiaries/participants to collect baseline data;

4)    Designing and testing a standard survey to monitor changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices among the project’s beneficiaries/participants;

5)    Adapting the two standard surveys to different WIN project’s audiences;

6)    Conducting one output monitoring exercise and building capacities and tools to conduct output monitoring in the future;

7)    Drafting tools for future outcome monitoring and for an external mid-term review;

8)    Conducting output monitoring.


Deliverables:


•    Survey for all WIN project’s beneficiaries/participants to collect baseline data designed and tested;

•    Survey to monitor changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices among the project’s beneficiaries/participants designed and tested;

•    Surveys to different WIN project’s audiences;

•    Monitoring tools for the WIN project’s implementing partners and service providers to measure results and changes in knowledge, attitudes and practices established;

•    Field visits to monitor the work of the project’s implementing partners conducted;

•    Review based on output monitoring conducted;

•    Output monitoring exercise and build capacities and tools to conduct output monitoring in the future conducted;

•    Tools for future outcome monitoring and for an external mid-term review drafted.


Necessary Qualifications:

•    Second-level university degree in social or political sciences or related field;
•    At least six years of professional experience in the area of monitoring and evaluation and results-based-management as well as developing monitoring and data collection tools. 
•    Demonstrated experience in gender equality and/or women’s empowerment;
•    Experience working with international or regional organizations, experience with OSCE would be an asset;
•    Knowledge/Experience with working in South East Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia would be an asset;
•    Professional fluency in English including excellent drafting and editing skills;
•    Good communication skills, initiative and problem solving skills;
•    Computer literacy with knowledge of the Microsoft Office package;
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective and constructive working relationships with people of different national and cultural backgrounds while maintaining impartiality and objectivity. 

 

Remuneration Package:

Remuneration will be based on the selected consultant’s/expert’s qualifications, experience, the tasks and deliverables for this position and in accordance with the OSCE established rates.


If you wish to apply for this position, please use the OSCE's online application link found under https://jobs.osce.org/vacancies.


If you are not a national of a participating State, you must apply by submitting an offline application form which can be found under https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/offline-application-form.


The OSCE retains the discretion to re-advertise/re-post the vacancy, to cancel the recruitment or to offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration.


Only those candidates who are selected to participate in the subsequent stages of recruitment will be contacted.


The OSCE is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all religious, ethnic and social backgrounds to apply to become a part of the Organization. 


Candidates should be aware that OSCE officials shall conduct themselves at all times in a manner befitting the status of an international civil servant. This includes avoiding any action which may adversely reflect on the integrity, independence and impartiality of their position and function as officials of the OSCE. The OSCE is committed to applying the highest ethical standards in carrying out its mandate. For more information on the values set out in OSCE Competency Model, please see https://jobs.osce.org/resources/document/our-competency-model.

 

Please be aware that the OSCE does not request payment at any stage of the application and review process.

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