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International Consultant-Final Evaluation of Programme on Making Every Woman and Girl Count in Ethiopia: Supporting the Monitoring and Implementation of the SDGs through better Production and Use of Gender Statistics
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA|
|Application Deadline :||18-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 Working Days in two months period|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 Working Days in two months period|
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Ethiopia has manifested its commitment in the last decade to advancing the rights of women and girls and promoting gender equality by the adoption of national and international conventions such as the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BDPfA), Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Africa Agenda 2063. The country has also adopted policy frameworks that focus on the rights of women such as the National Action Plan on Gender Equality (2006 -2010) and the Women Development and Change Strategy and Package (March 2017). The Government of Ethiopia (GoE) has also put in place an institutional framework to foster the implementation of laws and policies, including a dedicated ministry responsible for women and social affairs that coordinates, facilitates and monitor progress and hold sectors accountable on their performance on gender equality and women’s empowerment (GEWE).
Ethiopia currently adopted a Ten Years Development Plan to guide the country’s development agenda following the conclusion of the implementation of the Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP) II in 2020. The Ten Years Plan, similar to its predecessor, stipulates the participation and empowerment of women as one of its strategic pillars. The national policy and strategy frameworks on gender equality and women’s empowerment are strengthened by the international commitments the country has adopted. Ethiopia has adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which sets out 17 Goals with 169 associated targets. Goal 5 focus on the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. This builds on the success registered in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), whereby the Country achieved most of the MDGs.
Ensuring the implementation of these national and global commitments on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls requires an implementation, accountability and monitoring mechanism supported by quality data and statistics. As such, data and statistics have become an indispensable tool for devising policies to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment, assessing their impact and ensuring accountability. Statistics, in general, and gender statistics, in particular, play a dual role to meet SDGs and the national development plans. On one hand, the availability of gender statistics promotes evidence-based decision making to augment their implementation. On the other hand, it serves as a measurement and accountability tool to monitor and evaluate the impact and effectiveness
of said policies.
With the aim of responding to the data needs under the SDGs, the Entity for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (UN Women), launched a global flagship programme initiative (FPI) on Making every woman and girl count: Supporting SDG monitoring and implementation through the production and use of gender statistics (MEWGC) in 2016. The programme has an overall goal of ensuring that Gender statistics are available, accessible, analysed and used to inform policymaking, advocacy and accountability for delivering on gender equality and women’s empowerment commitments. UN Women identified 12 countries (pathfinders) to develop and support the implementation of the programme between 2016 and 2021. In the meantime, other Country Offices adopted the programme as a self-starter based on the data needs in their respective countries. Ethiopia is one of these self-starter countries implementing MEWGC with the national statistical office and other relevant stakeholders.
The programme on Making Every Woman and Girl Count in Ethiopia was launched in January 2019. The programme was due to run until 2021 and has been extended until June 2022. It envisions the undertaking of an end evaluation upon the conclusion of the programme. The end evaluation exercise has the objective of capturing lessons learned in programme implementation to inform the strategies for future programme implementation and will support for organizational learning and accountability.
Therefore, UN Women Ethiopia Country Office is seeking a team of consultants to conduct the end evaluation of the programme. The evaluation should follow the guiding documents for evaluation at UN Women, including the Evaluation Policy, Evaluation Chapter of the Programme and Operations Manual (POM), the Global Evaluation Report Assessment and Analysis System (GERAAS) evaluation report quality checklist, the United Nations System-wide Action Plan Evaluation Performance Indicator (UN-SWAP EPI) and the UN Women Evaluation Handbook on gender responsive evaluation. These documents serve as the frame of reference for the Evaluation Task Manager and the evaluation consultants for ensuring compliance with the various requirements and assuring the quality of the evaluation report.
II. Description of the programme
The three-year and half years Programme "Making Every Woman and Girl Count in Ethiopia: Supporting the Monitoring and Implementation of the SDGs through better Production and Use of Gender Statistics” was launched in 1 January 2019 with an end date of December 2021 with a no cost extension until 30 June 2022. It has run for three years and half with an actual budget of 1,726,931 USD as of 2019 From which the actual expenditure to date is USD 1,566,931. The programme is being implemented at the federal level with government partners and with selected CSOs that are working on SDG goal 5.
The overall goal of the programme is to make gender statistics available, accessible, analysed, and used to inform policy making, advocacy and accountability for delivering on gender equality and women’s empowerment commitments.
The three-year programme has the following expected outcomes:
Outcome 1: Strengthened policy and financial environment is in place to enable gender-responsive national adaptation and effective monitoring of the SDGs and GTP II and Ten Years Plan;
Outcome 2: Strengthen the production of gender statistics to enable the monitoring of national policies and reporting commitments under the SDGs; and
Outcome 3: Gender statistics are accessible to all users (including governments, civil society, academia, and private sector) and can be analysed to inform research, advocacy, policies, and programmes and promote accountability.
With a view to achieving the expected outcomes, the programme has deployed the following strategies:
The programme operates at three levels.
As the goal of the programme is to facilitate the implementation of SDGs aligned with GTP II and Ten Years Development Plan, strengthening accountability mechanisms on the implementation of the GEWE commitments have been another focus area of the program. Multi-stakeholder coordination systems to bring accountability in the implementation of GEWE commitments are being strengthened.
The main implementing partners (IP) under this programme are Central Statistical Agency (CSA, now Ethiopian Statistical Service) and CSA branches, Planning and Development Commission (PDC, now Ministry of Planning and Development), Ministry of Finance and Economic cooperation (MoFEC), Ministry of Women, Children and Youth (MoWCY, now Ministry of Women and Social Affairs), Bureau of Women, Children, and Youth Affairs (BoWCYA), and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) among other.
Main donors of the programme to date include:
Under the overall supervision of the UN Women Representative to Ethiopia, Africa Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), and with the technical guidance of UN Women East and Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO), the programme was managed by the UN Women ECO Coordination Team. The team was composed of the following staff:
The purpose of the evaluation is to provide an in-depth assessment of the results against the three outcomes of the programme and performance, and to review the programme in terms of the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, impact, inclusiveness, participation, equality, non-discrimination, and social transformation.
The evaluation aims to contribute to results-based management through taking a participatory approach that documents results achieved, challenges and opportunities in ensuring the availability, accessibility, analysis and use of gender statistics in Ethiopia. The evaluation will identify lessons learned, good practices, and factors that facilitated/hindered achievement. Through this, it aims to contribute to accountability, learning and decision-making. The evaluation will also have a forward looking focus and will aim to provide key recommendations for the implementation and scaling up opportunities in drafting of the second phase programme document on Making Every Woman and Girl Count in Ethiopia and interventions on gender statistics, based on the lessons learned identified through this evaluation and will also provide forward looking recommendation on the roles of all key stakeholders to ensure linkages and mutual synergies between the different stakeholders.
The evaluation will follow a participatory approach that will include consultations with beneficiaries and key stakeholders including:
The main user of the evaluation is UN Women Ethiopia Country Office, who will use the findings of the evaluation to feed into the new planning cycle for the period 2023-2025. The evaluation will also be used by national stakeholders including sector ministries such as the Ministry of Planning and Development, Ministry of Women and Social Affairs and Ethiopian Statistical Service who are direct implementing partners of the project and mandated on statistics and GEWE related interventions and UN agencies and development partners who have been collaborating partners in the implementation of initiatives under this programme such as UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF for drawing lessons on programming for the collection, production and use of regular, comparable and reliable gender statistics for the reporting and monitoring of global and national GEWE commitments. UN Women ECO will disseminate the findings of the final evaluation to the Donor Group on Gender Equality (DGGE) and broader CSOs through UN Women CSO Advisory Group.
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The following documents should be submitted as part of the application. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials by email email@example.com with a subject " Final Evaluation'
A technical proposal outlining understanding of the assignment and proposed methodology for undertaken the evaluation in line with the TOR. The proposal shall be no more than 15 pages and include: