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Consultancy: Evaluation Consultant (Inclusive growth, women’s empowerment and governance) - Independent Country Programme Evaluation, Namibia
|Application Deadline :||17-Mar-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||April to December 2022|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
As part of its annual work plan, the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will conduct an independent country programme evaluations (ICPE) in Namibia in 2022. Typically conducted in the penultimate year of a country programme cycle, the ICPEs are expected to inform the elaboration of the new country programmes with evaluative evidence of UNDP’s contribution to national development priorities.
The purpose of an ICPE is to:
The ICPEs are independent evaluations carried out within the overall provisions contained in the UNDP Evaluation Policy. The responsibility of IEO, which reports directly to the Executive Board, is two-fold: (i) provide the Executive Board with valid and credible information from evaluations for corporate accountability, decision-making and improvement; and (ii) enhance the independence, credibility and utility of the evaluation function and its coherence, harmonization and alignment in support of United Nations reform and national ownership.
This is the second ICPE for Namibia, with the previous one conducted in 2017-2018. The evaluation will be conducted in 2022 towards the end of the current UNDP programme cycle (2019-2023), with a view to contributing to the preparation of UNDP's new programme starting from 2023. The ICPE will be conducted in close collaboration with the Government of Namibia and UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa.
The international consultant will contribute, in his/her thematic area, to background research, data and information collection, data analysis and report writing. The consultant will cover two outcome areas- Outcome 1: Inclusive Development and Poverty reduction; and Outcome 3: Accountable and transparent governance.
For more information on IEO, visit http://web.undp.org/evaluation
The assignment is home-based work (tentatively scheduled for April-December 2022). The level of work is estimated at 50 working days.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the IEO Lead Evaluator (LE), the consultant will contribute to the research, data collection and analysis of the country programme by providing their technical expertise and knowledge in the assigned thematic area including cross-cutting areas like gender, human rights, partnerships and capacity building, and contribute in the analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations leading to the preparation of the draft and final ICPE report. The consultant will:?
Required Skills and Experience
Other knowledge and skills:
Excellent proven oral and drafting skills in English, with excellent analysis and synthesis skills
Applicants are invited to upload as one combined document the following documents to the UNDP Jobs site:
Candidates not sending any of the requested information will be disqualified. Please note that the system can only accept one uploaded document therefore all documents must be combined into a single document for upload.