UNSDCF National Evaluation Expert

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JOB DETAIL

Result of Service
A detailed evaluation report that will assess the contribution of the UNSDCF 2021-2025 to the national SDG implementation, document key lessons learnt and propose strategic yet actionable recommendations for informing development and implementation of the new UNSDCF. The Final CF report should be presented in English and meets the quality criteria as outlines in the UNSDCF Evaluation Guidelines.
Work Location
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Expected duration
20 days, July-October, 2024
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Evaluation Team Leader the Consultant will contribute to the evaluation process substantively through data collection and analysis. He/she will part of the Evaluation Team and will provide thematic expertise (in the core CF priority area/s) and evaluation expertise. The Evaluation Team will deliver on the following tasks in line with the objectives of the evaluation and based on the Evaluation TOR: 1. Assess the contribution of the CF to national development results through evidence-based judgements using evaluation criteria (accountability). 2. Identify factors that have affected the CF’s contribution; answer the question of why the performance is as it is; and explain the enabling factors and bottlenecks (learning). 3. Reach conclusions concerning the UN’s contribution across the scope being examined. 4. Provide actionable recommendations for improving the CF’s contribution, especially for incorporation into the new CF programming cycle. These recommendations should be logically linked to the conclusions and findings of the evaluation and should draw upon lessons learned identified through the evaluation. While the Team Leader will hold the overall responsibility for the methodological design and implementation of the evaluation, the National Consultant/s will share responsibilities for conducting desk review and interviews and data collection. He/she will provide substantive inputs to the inception report, the presentation of preliminary findings as well as to the draft and final reports. Specific duties and responsibilities will include: – Contribute to analysis of the CF’s theory of change in consultations with UN Results Groups to assess if it is sufficiently articulated for the purpose of selecting outcomes to be evaluated; – Support the Evaluation Leader in reviewing and finalizing the evaluation questions in consultations with the Evaluation Manager and Evaluation Technical Team (not exceeding 15). The evaluation questions should be supplemented by sets of hypotheses that capture the key aspects of the intervention logic associated with the scope of the questions; – Contribute to stakeholder mapping and analysis to identify all stakeholders to be engaged through both governance mechanisms and as potential respondents during data collection including from the public, private and non-profit sectors. – Contribute to designing tools and methods for robust data collection – Support the Evaluation Team Leader in drafting the evaluation design matrix (EDM) – Contribute to the preparation of the Inception Report (be a pen-holder) – Undertake data collection, including field visits for data collection and analysis, meetings with key informants, validation of information – Contribute to drafting the Evaluation Report based on the data collected in line with the with the UNEG quality standard requirements – Support in finalizing the Report based on UNCT and DCO feedback For more information about the position please visit below link: https://uzbekistan.un.org/en/268276-uzbekistan-unsdcf-evaluation
Qualifications/special skills
Advanced university degree in social sciences, preferably economics, political science, international development, public or business administration, human rights or similar • Minimum five years of relevant professional experience in supporting or leading evaluations is required; • Strong data collection and analysis skills is required; • Good understanding of the SDGs, other relevant regional or global frameworks and their implications for development cooperation; • Good understanding of multilateralism and the role of the UN System in development cooperation in the context of the country in question; • Sound knowledge of the country context and an in-depth understanding of at least one area of work of the Uzbekistan’s UNSDCF; • Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills; • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members of different national and cultural backgrounds.
Languages
Demonstrated ability to write and communicate clearly in English as a key working language. Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of local languages (Uzbek and/or Russian) is desirable.
Additional Information
– Interested candidates shall submit documentation demonstrating why they are the best-suited to carry out the above task. This should include: • Latest CV and sample of previous works. • Statement of Suitability for the Assignment (A brief outline of the strengths and expertise highlighting directly relevant experiences to the assignment, including experience and knowledge in the UN programming principles (LNOB, human rights, GEWE, environmental sustainability and resilience, and accountability) • Financial Proposal (inclusive of expenses related to travels and DSA)
No Fee
THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan