International Consultant (Team Leader) – Country Programme Evaluation

30 April 2019

The Country Programme Evaluation will be conducted by an independent two-member evaluation team composed of an International Consultant as the Team Leader and a National Consultant to assess the achievements of the sixth country programme (2016-2020), and draw lessons learned from its design through implementation to inform development of the next country programme (2021-2025).

The Team Leader will have the overall responsibility during all phases of the evaluation to ensure the timely completion and high quality of the evaluation processes, methodologies, and outputs. In close collaboration with national consultant, she/he will lead the design of the evaluation, guide the methodology and application of the data collection instruments, and lead the consultations with stakeholders. At the reporting phase, she/he is responsible for putting together the draft evaluation report, based on inputs from other evaluation team members, and in finalizing the report.

Required expertise and qualifications:

The International Consultant will provide overall leadership to the evaluation team of one other national consultant.  Qualifications and experience include:

  • An advanced degree in social sciences, political science, economics, statistics, programme management, monitoring and evaluation, or related fields;
  • Familiarity with the UNFPA or UN mandates and operations is essential;
  • Significant knowledge of and professional experience (minimum 7 years) in leading and conducting programme evaluations in the field of development assistance of UN agencies and/or other international organizations; Prior experience in leading UNFPA CPEs is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with the region is essential, and experience with small islands is an advantage
  • Substantive knowledge and experience in one of the programmatic areas covered by the evaluation (SRH and rights, population and development, adolescent sexual and reproductive health [ASRH]);
  • Excellent management skills and ability to work with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
  • Excellent analytical, communication, and reporting skills; and
  • Fluency in English.

Payment:

Payments will be made in tranches and based on key deliverables. Terms and conditions will be in accordance with UN contract procedures. Remuneration will be based on years of work experience in the relevant field and standard rates for UN consultancy.

How to apply:

All applications; i.e. expression of interest should be addressed to The Assistant Representative and sent to the following email address: maldives.office@unfpa.org  before the closing date of 30 April, 2019.  Application should include the CV and completed P-11 form.

 

NB: Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Only short listed candidates will be contacted with a detailed Terms of Reference for this assignment.