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Evaluation Research Consultant (CPE Section) - Independent Evaluation Office
|Location :||New York|
|Application Deadline :||13-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Initially 4 months, renewable up to 24 months based on performance|
The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducts Independent Country Programme Evaluations (ICPEs), corporate thematic evaluations (global and regional level), and institutional evaluations. It also supports the strengthening of the methodology and conduct of decentralized evaluations, i.e., evaluations carried out by the programme units of UNDP. The evaluations capture and demonstrate UNDP contributions to development results and related factors, and are carried out within the overall provisions contained in the UNDP Evaluation Policy.
The IEO is seeking a Research Consultant for its Independent Country Programme Evaluations (ICPEs). Each ICPE is led by an IEO evaluation manager who establishes an independent evaluation team typically comprising external subject matter experts. The Research Consultant is responsible for providing critical background research support to the evaluation managers by collecting internal and external reference material relevant to country programmes, conducting preliminary analysis, and providing any direct support required by the evaluation managers completing the analysis and preparation of the reports. The position is under IEO’s Country Programme Evaluation Section.
Duties and Responsibilities
The IEO is seeking a Research Consultant for its implementation of the ICPEs (English and Francophone countries) for period 2018-2019. The Research Consultant should have excellent research and organizational skills and the ability to work independently under tight deadlines. The position – under the Country Programme Evaluation (CPE) Section – will be based in the IEO office. This position is initially for 4 months, with possible renewal of a maximum of two years.
The Research Consultant will be responsible for supporting research and data collection/ analysis for multiple ICPE countries. The Consultant will work directly with respective IEO evaluation managers under the overall guidance of Chief of CPE Section. The Research Consultant’s work will be guided by IEO’s standard ICPE research and process manuals.
Specific tasks include, but not limited to the following:
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on the overall efficiency, effectiveness and success of IEO’s work. The Research Consultant’s work contributes to the immediate execution of ICPEs planned for each year, establishment of strong and reliable research base within IEO, as well as to the timely and efficient implementation of IEO’s work plan.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Required Skills and Experience
The following documents should be uploaded to the UNDP Jobs site as one document:
Please ensure that all required documents are combined and uploaded as one file as the system does not permit multiple uploads.
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.