International consultant for formative evaluation of community-led water supply and sanitation interventions, 5 months (Remote/Work from home)

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United Nations Children’s Fund International consultant for formative evaluation of community-led water supply and sanitation interventions, 5 months (Remote/Work from home) Myanmar (Burma) UNICEF Jobs 2024

United Nations Children’s Fund looking for “International consultant for formative evaluation of community-led water supply and sanitation interventions, 5 months (Remote/Work from home)”. Applicants with an Advanced degree may apply on or before 24-Jul-24.

The United Nations Children’s Fund has published a job vacancy announcement on 10-Jul-24 for qualified applicants to fill in the vacant post of International consultant for formative evaluation of community-led water supply and sanitation interventions, 5 months (Remote/Work from home) to be based in Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). For more jobs, please visit https://unjoblink.org

Company Name: United Nations Children’s Fund

Job Title: International consultant for formative evaluation of community-led water supply and sanitation interventions, 5 months (Remote/Work from home)

Duty Station: Yangon, Myanmar (Burma)

Country: Myanmar (Burma)

Application Deadline: 24-Jul-24

 

Responsibilities:

 

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Purpose of the activity/ assignment:

This evaluation will be carried out to assess and learn from the implementation of community-based climate-resilient water and sanitation programmes in Magway and Ayeyarwady regions.

The primary audience of the evaluation will be UNICEF management, which will use the evaluation to make evidence-informed decisions regarding future enhancement of community-based and climate-resilient water and sanitation programmes in Myanmar. The evaluation will also inform UNICEF programming on preparedness for WASH sector emergency response in the dry zone and delta regions. The secondary audience of the evaluation will be NGO implementing partners and local communities, who will use the evaluation results and process to learn from and build their ownership of programme approaches.

Duration of the contract:

5 months – delivery based. Consultant manages his/her own time.

Duty station/Geographic Area:

The assignment is homebased. The Team Member (if any) will be required to travel to towns in the Magway and Ayeyarwady regions. An estimated number of travel days and frequency should be included in the proposal.

Description of Assignment (detailed job description attached): ToR_Community-led WASH evaluation (final_VA).pdf

Task 1: Inception phase

1. Inception meeting (online)

2. All relevant documents are reviewed, explanatory discussions held, and inception report submitted compliant with UNICEF requirements

3. Second and final draft of the inception report presented to UNICEF/ERG

Deliverable 1: Inception report

Timeline: 31/08/24

Task 2: Data collection phase

  1. Pilot data collection tools and conduct field-based data collection based on the methodology described in the Inception Report
  2. Relevant methods applied to analyse primary and secondary data and prepare preliminary evaluation findings report and presentation. During this time, the draft final report will begin to be drafted as analysis takes place.

Deliverable 2: Initial findings presentation and report

Timeline: 31/10/24

Task 3: Final phase

  1. Prepare and submit first draft of evaluation report
  2. Revise the first draft and submit second draft final evaluation report to UNICEF and other stakeholders in a multi-stakeholder workshop and prepare presentation and other materials
  3. Present evaluation findings, conclusions and draft recommendations at the multi-stakeholder validation workshop
  4. In addition to the feedback from workshops, receive written feedback to second draft of the report

Final evaluation report, executive summary, evaluation brief and other materials finalized. The brief should be in both English and Burmese.

Deliverable 3: Final report, presentation, and brief

Timeline: 15/12/24

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

Team Leader:

  • Holding an advanced university degree (Masters or higher) in international development, public policy, evaluation or similar research field; qualifications in the WASH or climate sectors are an advantage.

National Team Member/Technical Expert (if required):

  • Holding advanced university degrees (Masters-level) in international development, public policy or similar; qualifications in the WASH or climate sectors are an advantage.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required *:

Team Leader:

• Having extensive evaluation experience (at least 5 years) with an excellent understanding of evaluation principles and methodologies, including capacity in an array of qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods, and UNEG Norms and Standards. Experience leading evaluations of climate-resilient WASH programmes is essential.

• A minimum of 2 evaluations led at the programme and/or outcome levels with international organizations.

• Bringing a strong commitment to delivering timely and high-quality results, i.e., credible evaluations that are used for improving strategic decisions.

• Having in-depth knowledge of the UN’s human rights, disability inclusion, gender equality and equity agendas.

• Having a strong team leadership and management track record, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills to help ensure that the evaluation is understood and used.

• Previous experience of working in a Southeast Asian context is desirable, together with understanding of the Myanmar context and political/cultural dynamics.

• The Team Leader must be committed and willing to work independently, with limited regular supervision; s/he must demonstrate adaptability and flexibility, client orientation, proven ethical practice, initiative, concern for accuracy and quality.

• S/he must have the ability to concisely and clearly express ideas and concepts in written and oral form as well as the ability to communicate with various stakeholders in English.

Team Member (if required):

• Hands-on experience in collecting and analysing quantitative and qualitative data, but this is secondary to solid expertise in climate-resilient WASH programming in Myanmar.

• Strong expertise in equity, gender equality and human rights-based approaches to evaluation and expertise in data presentation and visualisation.

• Be committed and willing to work in a complex environment and able to produce quality work under limited guidance and supervision.

• Having good communication, advocacy and people skills and the ability to communicate with various stakeholders and to express concisely and clearly ideas and concepts in written and oral form.

• Experience of conducting evaluations of Myanmar and/or UN programmes is an asset.

• Excellent Burmese and English communication and report writing skills.

**Please complete the following “Expression of Interest Form” and ensure to attach in your applications: Expression of Interest, Financial Proposal_ Final.docx

Submission of applications:

  • Letter of Interest (cover letter)
  • CV of proposed team (team leader, plus team member, if any)
  • Performance evaluation reports or references of similar consultancy assignments
  • Technical proposal: The written technical proposal will be submitted in electronic (PDF) format and include the following elements, at a minimum:
    1. Narrative description of the team leader’s experience and capacity in the following areas:
    • Evaluation of climate-resilient or community-based WASH interventions;
    • Previous assignments in developing countries in general, and related to WASH or climate programmes, preferably in South-East Asia; and
    • Previous and current evaluation assignments using UNEG Norms and Standards.
    1. Relevant references of the team leader (past and on-going assignments) in the past five years. UNICEF will contact reference persons for feedback on services provided by the team leader.
    2. Samples or links to samples of previous relevant work listed as reference of the proposer (at least two), on which the team leader directly and actively contributed or authored.
    3. Methodology proposed, with minimum repetition of this ToR. There is no minimum or maximum length. If in doubt, ensure sufficient detail.
    4. Work plan, which will include as a minimum requirement the following:
    • General work plan based on the one proposed in the ToR, with comments and proposed adjustments, if any; and
    • Detailed timetable by activity (must be consistent with the general work plan and the financial proposal).

Please note that the duration of the assignment will be from August to December 2024, and it is foreseen that the Team Leader will devote roughly 70% of their time to the evaluation. The presence of a conflict of interest of any kind (e.g., having worked for or partnered with UNICEF on the design or implementation of the community-based WASH programme will automatically disqualify prospective candidates from consideration).

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability, and Sustainability (CRITAS).

To view our competency framework, please visit here.

UNICEF is here to serve the world’s most disadvantaged children and our global workforce must reflect the diversity of those children. The UNICEF family is committed to include everyone, irrespective of their race/ethnicity, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, nationality, socio-economic background, or any other personal characteristic.

UNICEF offers reasonable accommodation for consultants/individual contractors with disabilities. This may include, for example, accessible software, travel assistance for missions or personal attendants. We encourage you to disclose your disability during your application in case you need reasonable accommodation during the selection process and afterwards in your assignment.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

Remarks:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

The selected candidate is solely responsible to ensure that the visa (applicable) and health insurance required to perform the duties of the contract are valid for the entire period of the contract. Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

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