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Consultancy: Evaluation expert - Updating the UNDP Evaluation Guidelines
|Application Deadline :||17-Sep-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 days spreadout between 20 Sept - 31 Dec 2021|
The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) is a functionally independent unit within UNDP that supports the oversight and accountability functions of the UNDP Executive Board and the management of UNDP. The work of the office includes conducting thematic, programmatic and other independent evaluations as well as developing evaluation standards, procedures criteria and methodological guidance for UNDP decentralised evaluations as well as the quality assessment of all UNDP decentralised evaluations which it reports on to UNDP and the Executive Board. This is outlined in the UNDP Evaluation policy.
In response to quality concerns of UNDP decentralised evaluations and in turn credibility and usability issues of these evaluations, IEO and UNDP have embarked on a programme to strengthen decentralised evaluation across the organization. This has included: -
Duties and Responsibilities
IEO is reviewing its support to Decentralised evaluations across UNDP and as part of the review is further updating its evaluation guidance to address identified needs and gaps in the evaluation guidance. This assignment will support the addition, expansion and updating of the 2019 evaluation guidelines for evaluation across UNDP, with updates across all 6 sections of the evaluation guidance as well as an overall review for clarity and relevance. The consultant will work in close consultation with the UNDP IEO Capacity Development section throughout the assignment.
1. Revised and updated UNDP evaluation guidelines: Based on implementation experience and feedback from UNDP staff, adjust, amend, and clarify sections of the evaluation guidance as needed, including:
Section One: Evaluation Function
Section Two: Decentralised Evaluation in UNDP
Section Three: Evaluation Planning
Section Four: Evaluation Implementation
Section Five: Roles and Responsibilities
Section Six: Evaluation Assessment
2. Evaluation guidelines Section 7: FAQ section. A new FAQ section for the evaluation guidance should be developed drawing on questions asked during webinars held during 2019 and 2020 as well as the guidance themselves.
3. An induction/ onboarding package for UNDP M&E staff: Using the revised UNDP evaluation guidance an induction/ on boarding package for new UNDP M&E staff should be developed to help them in their role, including i) evaluation guidance ii) links to videos/ webinars and presentations of previous training, ii) report templates, iii) SOPs, iv) job descriptions and v) process checklists.
4. Evaluator induction package: Short package for contracted evaluators that includes i) inception report outline format, ii) draft report outline format iii) audit trail for report comments and guide on expectation (one-page guide to be developed) and iv) Link to Section 6: Quality Assessment process.
To view the full terms of reference for this consultancy, please click here.
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants are invited to upload as one combined document the following documents to the UNDP Jobs site:
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.