Consultant: National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) Information Center website quality assurance and content update

Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :04-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :28 days between 25 April and 30 September 2021

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 UNDP Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) organizes biennial National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) Conferences and has established a National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) Information Centre, which houses all of the information from past NEC Conferences, including papers, presentations, proceedings, videos and photos. The NEC Information Centre also includes other publications and documents, and as well as “country evaluation profiles”, which includes information on  (i) national evaluation policy and strategy frameworks; (ii) key national evaluation stakeholders; (iii) featured national evaluations; (iv) NEC conference participation; and (v) development partner initiatives supporting evaluation capacity development and evaluations. This is intended to be a resource for countries interested in looking at examples from other national evaluation systems, as well as for development partners engaged in evaluation capacity development support initiatives.

The NEC Information Center has just been upgraded, and the IEO is in need of a consultant to assist in quality assuring the new website (e.g. checking all of the links, ensuring content is in the right place, proofreading and editing text, establishing trouble tickets where the website developers need to make changes). It is expected that this would entail 10 days of full-time work over a two-week period. In addition, the consultant would provide ongoing support, with approximately one-half to one day per week, to help update and develop new website content, keep the events pages current, address issues, and encourage website use over a six month period.

Duties and Responsibilities

Quality assure the new NEC Information website (proofread and edit text, check that all links are functional and relevant, ensure content is in the appropriate place in the website, establish trouble tickets where the website developers need to make changes and make recommendations to the IEO team regarding additional text or information that should be added to the website, and necessary preparation for launching of the website). (10 days full-time work immediately upon signature of contract.)

Provide ongoing support, with an expected input of six days per month (one-half to one day per week) for six months from the time of signature of the contract, to keep the website fresh and updated with new content, new events, new information on the country evaluation profiles, fixing or removing broken links, researching information on national evaluation capacity development and drafting text for the website or other UNDP reports.  This may include liaising with colleagues in the evaluation capacity development team as well as the IT and communications team, and other partners.

For the detailed Terms of Reference, please see here.


Functional Competencies: 

  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information with a discerning sense for quality of data; 
  • Good mastery of information technology required for organized presentation of information; 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality; 
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;  
  • Proven organizational skills;  
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently as well as work in teams. 
  • Strong attention to detail.

Corporate Competencies: 

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling UN values and ethical standards, including UNEG norms; 
  • Acts as a team player and exercises diplomacy, tact and politeness; and 
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability. 

Required Skills and Experience


  • A master’s degree or higher in a relevant field (such as but not limited to evaluation, international development, economics, political science, social policy, or communications).

Skills and experience

  • At least five years of professional experience in the field of international development, evaluation, national evaluation systems and/or evaluation capacity development. Experience in communications would be an advantage.
  • Experience website content management and using other standard IT tools;
  • Experience with visual presentation of data and text;
  • Understanding of issues surrounding national evaluation capacity development and M&E systems;
  • Solid understanding of the UN context and the Sustainable Development Goals.


  • Excellent writing and proofreading skills in English required. Ability to read French and/or Spanish a significant advantage.  

Application instructions

Applicants are invited to upload as one combined document the following documents to the UNDP Jobs site:

  • CV  or  P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of at least three (3) professional references;
  • A completed Confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal Form that indicates your daily rate for this consultancy; and;
  • A brief cover letter (250-400 words) that highlights previous experience in website content management, communications and capacity development for evaluation.

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