WEE EVALUATION CONSULTANT: REGIONAL THEMATIC EVALUATION OF UN WOMEN ACTION ON WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT IN THE WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA REGION
UN Women is currently undertaking an evaluation of its Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) work in the West and Central Africa region. The main purpose of this regional evaluation is to contribute to enhancing UN Women’s approach to women´s economic empowerment in West and Central Africa. This thematic evaluation will aim to assess the relationships between the various strategies and actual changes in women’s lives. It will identify good practices and contribute to organizational learning in the area of WEE (at the regional and corporate levels) to inform future programming in the SP 2022-2025 (WEE strategies and signature interventions).
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Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Regional Evaluation Specialist as a team leader, the Evaluation Consultant will work with the Women Economic Empowerment Consultant to complete the following tasks, duties and responsibilities:.
- Inception phase:
- Support the scoping and design of the evaluation by supporting document collection, management and review.
- Conduct scoping interviews to inform the evaluation design.
- Facilitate theory of change workshops to inform the analytical approach.
- Contribute to the design of data collection instruments including the evaluation matrix and other gender analytical frameworks from a WEE lens.
The deliverable of this phase is the Inception Report.
- Conduct phase:
- Lead interviews and focus group discussions with key stakeholders in three countries of West and Central Africa Region (field missions).
- Lead assigned case study (to be determined) and summary reports.
- Work with team members to produce data visualization, data analysis, coding and synthesis of data.
- Support synthesis of findings from data coding and analysis for input into evaluations reports.
The deliverable of this phase is the Preliminary Findings Presentation.
- Reporting phase:
- Preliminary analysis of data collected, including providing inputs to the evidence map and other analyses.
- Lead the drafting of assigned sections of evaluation report.
- Support drafting of sections of the evaluation report and provide inputs to the annexes and for final evaluation report
The deliverables of this phase are the Interim and Final Evaluations
Consultant’s performance will be evaluated based on timeliness, responsibility, initiative, communication, accuracy, and quality of the products delivered.
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
- Good programme formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation skills
- Good knowledge of Results Based Management
- Ability to gather and interpret data, reach logical conclusions, and present findings and recommendations
- Good analytical skills
- Good knowledge of Gender
Required Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree in Economics, Political Science, Gender, Development Studies, Performance Management or a similar field.
Experience and Skills
- 5 to 7 years’ professional experience in evaluation
- Experience/knowledge on gender equality and women’s empowerment issues, gender mainstreaming, normative frameworks to promote women’s rights and economic empowerment at regional and global levels; gender analysis and knowledge of the related mandates within the UN system and particularly that of UN Women’s;
- Experience or knowledge in gender-responsive social protection systems, domestic and non-remunerated care work, and women’s income security and decent work;
- Strong analytical, facilitation and communications skills and ability to negotiate amongst a wide range of stakeholders;
- Familiarity with the West and Central Africa Region regional and country level.
- Knowledge of human rights issues, the human rights-based approach to programming, human rights analysis and related mandates within the UN system;
Language and other skills:
- Fluent in French and English
Interested candidates are requested to submit electronic application no later than 02 June 2022
Selection of applicants
Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a competency-based interview. UN Women may ask shortlisted applicants to share a sample of a report they have recently authored.
Payment will be disbursed upon approval of deliverables
- 30% upon submission of inception report.
- 40% after preliminary findings presentation
- 30% upon submission of draft report