Evaluation Purpose and Use
The Independent Evaluation Service (IES) conducts Country Portfolio Evaluations to provide an independent and systematic assessment of the contributions made by UN Women to development results with respect to gender equality at the country level to feed into learning on what strategies work well and what needs strengthening.
The primary purpose of the CPE of Indonesia Country Office is to assess the contributions of UN Women in advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in Indonesia over the course of its Strategic Note 2019 – 2020 and the ongoing Strategic Note 2021-2025, to support enhanced accountability for development effectiveness and learning from experience and support decision-making for the office strategy moving forward, namely the new Strategic Note 2026-2030. A secondary purpose is to assess UN Women’s comparative advantage in Indonesia with respect to its ASEAN liaison function.
The primary intended users of this evaluation are UN Women Indonesia Country Office and their key stakeholders including the government, civil society organizations, development partners and other UN agencies as well as UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Headquarters, including the Senior Management Team and IES. UNCT Indonesia may also use the findings of this evaluation as key inputs to its new UNSDCF. The primary intended uses of this evaluation are:
- Support decision-making regarding the development of the next Strategic Note.
- Accountability for the development effectiveness of the existing Strategic Note in terms of UN Women’s contribution to gender equality and women’s empowerment as well as organizational effectiveness, learning, and knowledge management and UN Women’s contribution towards the implementation of the UNSDCF.
- Learning on effective, promising and innovative strategies and practices.
Capacity development and mobilization of national stakeholders to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women.
Duties and Responsibilities
Deliverables and Schedules for Payment
The National Evaluation Consultant is an integral member of the team and is expected to support the entire evaluation process under the direct supervision of the Regional Evaluation Specialist. The consultant will need to connect with the team via online communication platforms. UN Women will cover the travel related expenses as per the UN Women standard guidelines, if travel is required. Payment will be made in three instalments of equal value made upon satisfactory receipt and approval of the following deliverables.
All data collected by the evaluation consultant must be submitted to the supervisor in Word, PowerPoint or Excel formats and is the property of UN Women. Proper storage of data is essential for ensuring confidentiality and should be in line with UN Women Policy on data management and security. The evaluation report will follow the United Nations Editorial Manual, which can be found here. The evaluation team leader (Regional Evaluation Specialist), with inputs from Evaluation Reference Group and Evaluation Management Team, will quality assure the evaluation report against UN Women Evaluation Report Quality Assurance (See Annex 1). All deliverables submitted by the consultant are subject to quality review.
Ethical code of conduct
UN Women has developed a UN Women National consultants Agreement Form for evaluators that must be signed as part of the contracting process, which is based on the UNEG Ethical Guidelines and Code of Conduct . These documents will be annexed to the contract. The evaluation’s value added is its impartial and systematic assessment of the programme or intervention. As with the other stages of the evaluation, involvement of stakeholders should not interfere with the impartiality of the evaluation. Additionally, if the evaluator(s) identify issues of wrongdoing, fraud or other unethical conduct, UN Women procedures must be followed and confidentiality be maintained.
Consultant skill requirements
Required Skills and Experience
A two-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposal being compared. Only the price proposal of the applicants who passed the minimum technical score of 70% of the obtainable score of 100 points in the technical qualification evaluation will be evaluated. If required, an interview will be conducted before making the final decision on selection of the consultant.
1. Technical qualification evaluation criteria:
The total number of points allocated for the technical qualification component is 100 which will be later converted into 70 points out of total obtainable (technical and financial) score of 100 points. The technical qualification of the individual is evaluated based on following technical qualification evaluation criteria:
- Master’s degree in a field of relevance for the evaluation (i.e., Social Sciences, Evaluation, international affairs) (15 points).
- At least 3 years of work experience in a research, evaluation, audit, reporting and/or monitoring area that required strong organizational skills (20 points).
- Strong knowledge about gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in Indonesia (15 points).
- Proven work experience in data collection including interviews and/or focus group discussions in Indonesia (15 points).
- Experience in contributing to gender-responsive evaluation or experience in gender analysis and human-rights based approaches an asset (10 points).
- Knowledge of the role of UN Women or the UN system and its programming, coordination and normative roles at the regional and/or country level will be an added advantage (10 points).
- Relevant writing sample related to evaluation and research (15 points).
Only the applicants who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically qualified applicant.
2. Financial/Price Proposal evaluation:
The financial proposal of only those applicants who meet the technical assessment threshold will be evaluated. The financial assessment will count as 30% of the total points. In this methodology, 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.
The formula is as follows:
p = y (µ/z)
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
3. How to Apply
Interested individuals must submit the following documents/information in one single PDF document to demonstrate their qualifications:
- Expression of interest/cover letter.
- Completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded: https://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/application-process; and
- A financial proposal (in a separate page of the same PDF document) using the following template:
Estimated No. of Working Days
Total Amount (USD)
Total lumpsum financial proposal
Please note that you will be able to upload only one attachment. Hence, combine your all documents into one single PDF document before uploading them.
Note: Applications without financial proposal will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
Deadline for Application: 18 January 2023