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Consultant to Conduct a Meta-Analysis of Results and Lessons arising from Projects funded through Small Grants
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||07-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French Spanish|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||15 September 2022 – 31 December 2022|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3.5 months|
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.
The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), managed by UN Women on behalf of the UN system, is the only global grant-making mechanism dedicated to eradicating all forms of violence against women and girls (VAW/G). Since its establishment in 1996 by UN General Assembly resolution 50/166, the UN Trust Fund has awarded USD 198 million to 609 initiatives in 140 countries and territories. Focusing on preventing violence, implementing laws and policies, and improving access to vital services for survivors, the UN Trust Fund invests in life-changing initiatives for millions of women and girls around the world. To help achieve this vision, the UN Trust Fund’s mission over the next five years will be to enable CSOs, especially WROs and those representing the most marginalized groups, to play a central role in delivering survivor-centered and demand-driven initiatives and to support their programmes to achieve sustainable impact on ending VAW/G.
One pillar of the UN Trust Fund’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 is to support collaborative and inclusive knowledge exchange, production, and learning. The UN Trust Fund aims to support CSOs funded to invest in their own monitoring, evaluation, and learning, and to produce knowledge based on the synthesized lessons learned from across grantees, with a focus on practice-based knowledge. A key focus of the UN Trust Fund over the last five years, has been to support smaller, CSOs and women’s rights organizations through small grants in recognition of the role these organizations play in meeting the needs of the women most left behind, often at community and local level. In other cases, smaller WROs have been instrumental in amplifying and advocating for the rights of marginalized women and girls at national level, to ensure better protection in laws and policies.
Purpose of this consultancy: In 2022, around 17 projects funded through small grants will close, providing an opportunity to learn lessons across the portfolio. The UN Trust Fund is therefore seeking an experienced researcher / evaluator(s) to conduct a meta-analysis on the results and lessons arising from the sample of projects funded through small grants, through an inclusive, participatory process with the grantees, and with a focus on practice-based knowledge.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives and Outputs
The consultant is expected to design the approach and methodology to the meta-analysis during the inception phase, in consultation with the UN Trust Fund Team. In the first phase (Deliverables 1 and 2), the analysis should be based on a desk review of available project documents and reports (for 17 projects), as well as a select number of internal and external UN Trust Fund documents on the Fund’s work with small grantees, and direct engagements with the CSOs/WROs included in this sample. In the second phase (Deliverables 3 and 4), a draft meta-analysis report, with annexes, should be written and shared for consultation with the UN Trust Fund and grantees for validation and inputs, gathering feedback via email or further interviews, as needed, before a final meta-analysis report is shared and disseminated.
Contribution from the UN Trust Fund Secretariat: The UN Trust Fund will provide the consultant with access to all the documentation required and the agreed daily rate upon delivery of the work described above. The UN Trust Fund will facilitate communication with grantees, as needed.
Contribution from the Consultant: The Consultant is expected to cover the costs of all the home-based activities (inclusive of ICT costs etc.) within the daily rate. If an assistant (and/or translator/interpreter) is needed, this should be managed by the main consultant themselves and included in the daily rate. Note: some of the documentation will be in French and Spanish, and the grantees will expect communication in this language, as well. If additional support is needed to facilitate communication, interviews, FDGs, etc., this should be discussed and agreed during inception phase, however, it is highly recommended to include options / resources in the technical and financial proposal.
If interested in applying, please provide a costed proposal including a simple, proposed methodology based on an initial understanding of the work. Final decisions about the specific design, methods and approach should emerge in the inception phase from consultations among the UN Trust Fund staff, on what is appropriate and feasible to meet the meta-analysis purpose and objectives given any limitations of budget, time, and existing data.
The consultant will report to the Monitoring, Evaluation and Knowledge Manager of the UN Trust Fund to EVAW.
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: 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
Education and certification:
Ethical code of conduct
It is expected that the consultant will ensure that the confidentiality and independence of judgment are maintained, and that findings and recommendations are independently presented. The consultant will operate in an impartial and unbiased manner and give a balanced presentation of strengths and weaknesses of the issues being assessed. The consultant must disclose in writing any past experience, which may give rise to a potential conflict of interest, and to deal honestly in resolving any conflict of interest which may arise.