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Junior National Research Consultant - Evaluation Support
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||ECA Regional Office, Istanbul (Home-based), TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||23-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||7 months (Part-time)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 105 working days over 7 months (Up to 15 days per month)|
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.
UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, it was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
The UN Women Independent Evaluation Service (IES) evaluates the work of UN women to enhance organizational accountability, provide evidence-based information for decision-making and to contribute to learning on gender equality and the empowerment of women. Based in the UN Women Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO), the Europe and Central Asia Regional Evaluation Specialist (ECA RES) is a IES team member and has a reporting line towards the Chief of Evaluation in UN Women.
The UN Women IES conducts evaluations directly with the leadership of evaluation specialists and thematic consultants. Evaluation Specialists from IES are supported, where needed and where relevant, by thematic and methodological consultants as well as research assistants that adhere to UN Women’s Evaluation Policy and UNEG Norms, Standards, Ethical and other relevant guidelines.
Quality assurance of outputs and deliverables are measured against the UN Women’s Evaluation Policy and UNEG Norms, Standards, Ethical guidelines as well as guided by the UN Women Global Evaluation Reports Assessment and Analysis System (GERAAS) available at https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/accountability/evaluation/decentralized-evaluations.
The Research Assistant Consultant will be expected to support ECA RES in the overall implementation of of evaluation processes. During the assignment it is expected that the consultant will support one evaluation, the “Regional Evaluation of UN Women’s capacity development support to partners to respond to the needs of women and girls in Europe and Central Asia (2018-2021)” and an additional evaluation process to be determined.
Duties and Responsibilities
2. Duties and Expected Deliverables
This is a part-time contract; therefore, the consultant will be expected to work 4 hours per day or up to 15 days per month, a total of up to 105 days under this contract. UN Women however does not provide any guarantee or commitment that the consultant will be engaged for all the 105 days.
The consultant will submit a work plan on week one of the assignment to the supervisor. This workplan will list all the monthly deliverables that consultant is to complete. This plan will be updated periodically to reflect the changing requirements of the SSA.
a. The scoping and design of evaluations by supporting document collection, management and review. This includes:
b. The implementation of data collection instruments, and logistics and organization of stakeholder meetings
c. Data visualization, data analysis, coding and synthesis of data
d. Preliminary analysis of data collected, drafting and compilation of evaluation report annexes.
e. Communications with stakeholders, meeting organization, and drafting communication products. Support communications with stakeholders, meeting organizations and communication products such as articles for IES magazine “Transform".
3. Payment plan
The consultant will work on a part time basis remotely, and a monthly rate will be paid upon satisfactory completion of tasks and deliverables.
To learn more about UN Women values and competencies, please follow the link: https://www.unwomen.org/sites/default/files/Headquarters/Attachments/Sections/About%20Us/Employment/UN-Women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
5. Required Skills and Experience
6. Application Procedure
The following documents should be submitted as part of the application:
In order to apply please merge your P11 and the financial proposal into a single PDF file. The system does not allow for more than one attachment to be uploaded.
7. Evaluation of Applicants
Consultants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal. Contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Financial Evaluation (30%) – max. 30 points:
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal. All other price proposals receive points in inverse proportion. A suggested formula is as follows: p = 30 (µ/z)
Using the following values:
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided?on the basis of?qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.
If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.
UN Women?has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.? All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)