Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant, Grenada Spotlight Initiative



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : St George's, GRENADA
Application Deadline :27-Jan-23 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
13-Feb-2023
Duration of Initial Contract :120 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :120 working days between February 2023 – 31 December 2023

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.


Background

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development places gender equality at its core to achieve the SDGs, with the elimination of violence against women and girls as a crucial component. To that end, the United Nations (UN) has embarked on a new multi-year programme with generous support from the European Union (EU), called the ‘Spotlight Initiative to Eliminate Violence against Women and Girls’. The Spotlight Initiative is modelling a new way of working on the SDGs, in line with objectives of the United Nations development system reforms to enhance integrated delivery of results at the country level. The Spotlight Initiative also aligns with the EU Gender Action Plan, and the EU has committed an initial contribution of €500 million to the programme. The initiative will deploy targeted, large-scale investments in a focused number of countries aimed at achieving significant impact in the lives of women and girls. Having the highest level of commitment globally, the initiative is governed by the UN Deputy Secretary General and the Vice President of the EU Commission. The Spotlight Initiative is a flagship programme under the UN Reform, showing how the UN will work together towards a common goal, and a targeted investment in a usually underfunded SDG (SDG 5). For the Caribbean, an initial contribution of €50 million has been committed benefitting five Caribbean Countries as well as a regional programme. Grenada is one of the five Caribbean Countries that is receiving a share of the regional funding envelope.  

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.  As one of the Recipient UN Organisations for the Grenada Spotlight Initiative, UN Women is responsible for technical coherence and manages the Programme Coordination and Implementation Unit for the Programme.

The Government of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique and Civil Society have made a number of systematic advances in legislation and policy frameworks and national action plans, as well as programmatic efforts to address gender inequality, and women and girls’ human rights. Despite these advances, however, violence against women and girls continues to be a pervasive problem throughout the country. The Grenada Spotlight Initiative (SI) is designed to focus attention, coordinate human effort, and strategically apply resources to the implementation of a well-conceived comprehensive national programme to end family violence and all forms of violence against women and girls. The Grenada Spotlight Initiative was developed in broad consultation with Government and Civil Society, and an integrated Technical Team from ILO, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UN Women and PAHO/WHO.  The programme is built on the six pillars of the SI, with special emphasis on Prevention and Essential Services. 

  • Pillar One: Legislative and Policy Frameworks
  • Pillar Two: Strengthening Institutions
  • Pillar Three: Prevention and Social Norms
  • Pillar Four: Delivery of Quality, Essential Services
  • Pillar Five: Data Availability and Capacities
  • Pillar Six: Supporting the Women’s Movement and CSO

The Grenada Spotlight Initiative will contribute to the achievement of gender equality, peace, social inclusion and protection of human rights, which are catalytic for sustainable development (particularly SDGs 5 and 16) and inclusive growth, in accordance with Agenda 2030, as well as the priority areas of the UN Multi-Country Sustainable Development Framework. The Initiative will contribute to the implementation of Grenada’s Gender Equality Policy and Action Plan (GEPAP) and the National Sustainable Development Plan 2035.

The Grenada Spotlight Initiative is entering Phase II which will end in December 2023. It is building on lessons learned from implementation of Phase I, as well as former and existing programmes with its partners, to address bottlenecks hindering progress. It is also building on achievements made to ensure a successful country programme with visible and sustainable gains to end violence against women and girls (EVAWG) in Grenada. 

 


Duties and Responsibilities

OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT:

Under the supervision of the Spotlight Programme Coordinator and the technical support of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer for the Caribbean Regional Spotlight Initiative, the junior M&E Consultant will conduct field visits; draft reports; identify good/promising practices, knowledge products, innovations and lessons learnt; and recommend opportunities for sharing them with other partners and stakeholders.

The M&E Consultant will work closely with the Technical Team comprising members from the Resident Coordinator’s Office, UNICEF, UNDP, UN Women and PAHO/WHO and implementing partners and grantees of the Grenada Spotlight Initiative project.

 

SCOPE OF WORK AND DELIVERABLES:

The M&E Consultant will deliver on key M&E data collection, and reporting for the Grenada Spotlight Initiative in achievement of the above objectives, and in doing so, will deliver the following:

  • Compile four quarterly reports with detailed verified data to document the activities and progress against the annual workplan, results matrix, milestones and targets for the entire programme and identify good/promising practices, knowledge products, innovations and lessons learnt
  • Conduct six field visits, three of which must be participatory M&E with relevant stakeholders
  • Data collection and editing of the 2022 Annual Report (final proof reading to be done by Content Editor)  
  • Data collection and editing of the Final Project Report (final proof reading to be done by Content Editor for submission of the Spotlight Secretariat)  
  • Preparation of an after-action review  report on implementation of the Grenada Programme to support the Final Programme Evaluation  
  • In consultation with the Spotlight team, document the processes taken for programme closure and sustainability (Programme Closure Report).

 

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:

Under the overall supervision of the Representative, the junior M&E Consultant will report to the Programme Coordinator, Grenada Spotlight Initiative Programme Coordination and Implementation Unit, UN Women Multi-Country Office – Caribbean. 


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism. 

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

 

Please visit these links 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

 

Functional Competencies:

  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication and analysis skills;
  • General understanding of key M&E concepts, tools, and best practices;
  • A basic understanding of Results Based Management (RBM) principles and their application;
  • Willingness to learn and apply various methodologies in gender responsive monitoring and evaluation, both qualitative and quantitative, and use participatory approaches in doing so;
  • Has the capacity to gather comprehensive information on complex problems or situations; evaluate information accurately and identify key issues required to resolve problems;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and in a team;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.

 


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • An Associate Degree or Under-Graduate Certificate/Diploma (or equivalent) in Social Sciences, Psychology, Community Development, or related field with a Research Methods component is required.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree or university level training in Sociology, International or Community Development, Project Management or other relevant Social Science would be an asset.
  • Formal training in Monitoring and Evaluation with a strong social research component would be an asset.

 

Experience:

  • At least 2 years professional experience with roles or direct involvement in results-based management, monitoring and evaluation, development programming, participatory research, or quantitative and qualitative research is required.
  • At least 1 year professional or volunteer experience working with stakeholders from government and/or civil society in Grenada is required.
  • Professional or volunteer experience working on gender equality and human rights, especially in the area of EVAWG would be an asset.

 

Languages:

  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.

 

LOCATION AND DURATION:

  • The consultancy will be based in Grenada.
  • The consultant will be engaged for a maximum of 120 working days during the period February 2023 to December 2023.
  • Travel in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique will be required.

 

REMUNERATION:

  • The consultancy fee will be negotiated before contracting. Each payment will be based on a predefined and formal agreement between UN Women and the consultant and will be disbursed based on satisfactory completion of agreed deliverables.
  • The remuneration for this contract type is an all-inclusive fee, the organization will not be liable for additional cost or benefits.  Hence, it is the responsibility of the consultant to take out adequate medical insurance for the duration of the contract and it is recommendable that the policy includes coverage for COVID-19 related illness. The medical coverage should be international when the contract requires missions or international assignment.

 

TRAVEL

  • Lump sum travel will be included in the contract.

 

HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, AND COMMUNICATION:

  • The consultant must be equipped with a fully functional laptop, which must comfortably run Office 365 programs, using operating systems Microsoft Windows 10/11, or Mac OS X 10.11 or upward. The consultant must be reasonably accessible by email and telephone (preferably mobile). The use of a reliable, internet-based communications platform (Skype or equivalent) is required.

 

REFERENCES:

  • Minimum of three client references that include the name of the contact person, title and contact information.

 

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED:

  • Applications received without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
  • Please group all documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows one document to be uploaded.

 

 OTHER:

Interviews will be conducted with shortlisted candidates.

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