The UN Women Independent Evaluation Service (IES) of the Independent Evaluation and Audit Service (IEAS) evaluates the work of UN women to enhance organizational accountability, provide evidence-based information for decision-making and to contribute to learning on gender equality and the empowerment of women. IES posts Regional Evaluation Specialists in the Regional Offices of UN Women with a key task to lead independent evaluations and to support country office personnel with the management of decentralized evaluations. UN Women Regional Evaluation Specialist for Asia and the Pacific is recruiting evaluation consultants with expertise in integrating LGBTIQ+ and disability inclusion perspectives in UN Women’s evaluation work, including through inclusive approaches with the aim of ensuring the “leave no one behind” principle is prioritized in evaluations. The consultant will have experience integrating analysis on intersecting forms of discrimination in research and/or evaluation. This consultancy is on a retainer basis to ensure UN Women’s evaluations are human rights focused, inclusive, gender responsive, culturally responsive, and participatory. The consultant should specify whether expertise is in integrating LGBTIQ+ inclusion OR disability inclusion in the cover letter (they do not need to have both sets of expertise).
Duties and Responsibilities
2. Duties and responsibilities
The Evaluation consultant is an integral member of the evaluation team. The work of the consultant will be home-based and they will need to connect with the team during Asia and the Pacific working hours via online platforms. Under the overall oversight of the Regional Evaluation Specialist, the consultant will contribute to the following:
3. Tasks and deliverables
The inputs provided by the evaluation consultant will be particularly useful to ensure diverse LGBTIQ+ and/or disability inclusion perspectives are included in all phases of the evaluation process and in each type of evaluation. Deliverables include the following: contributions to capacity building efforts such as the development of tools or training modules, contributions to the inception report, presentations and final synthesis reports and annexes for evaluations that reflect high quality in line with the GERAAS criteria established by UN Women.
The consultant will be directly supervised by the Regional Evaluation Specialist for Asia and the Pacific who is based in the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok, Thailand. The Regional Evaluation Specialist reports to the Chief of Independent Evaluation Service at UN Women headquarters.
Required Skills and Experience
6. Required qualifications
7. Duration of Assignment
From 16 October 2023 to 15 October 2026 (Maximum 100 days of assignment period; UN Women does not warrant that the maximum of 100 days. The service will be purchased during the term of the Agreement). The consultant will be engaged under a retainer contract, which facilitates direct engagement of the consultant depending on need and availability within the contract period for a pre-agreed fee.
Payments for this consultancy will be based on certification of satisfactory submission of deliverables against the Purchase Order for each task.
Applications will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis:
A one-stage procedure is utilized in evaluating the applications, with evaluation of the technical application being completed
Technical qualification evaluation criteria:
Only the candidates who have attained a minimum of 70% of total points will be considered as technically-qualified candidates who may be contacted for validation interview.
10. Submission of application
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit electronic application to email@example.com, with cc to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, not later than 24 September 2023.
Submission package includes:
*Applicants without the completed UN Women P-11 form as per the format to the link mentioned above will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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