UN Women: Evaluation Consultant - Evaluation of UN Women’s Multi-Country Office for the Caribbean

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Home Based4.3

Contract
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, it was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.[1]

The UN Women Independent Evaluation Service (IES) 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. It is currently undertaking an Evaluation of the UN Women Multi-Country Office for the Caribbean that is expected to be initiated in September 2019 and completed by May 2020.[2]

An evaluation team is now being established to design and conduct this evaluation. A Senior Evaluation Specialist from the IES will be appointed the Team Leader and manager for the evaluation, who will be supported by two external consultants - an Evaluator and a Research Assistant. It will adhere to UN Women’s Evaluation Policy and UNEG Norms, Standards, Ethical and other relevant guidelines.

[1] UN Women website: http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us

[2] UN Women MCO Caribbean Website: http://caribbean.unwomen.org/en

Duties and Responsibilities

The Evaluator will be expected to support the Team Leader in:
the scoping and design of the evaluation, including a scoping mission and support for the drafting of the Inception Report and data collection instruments.
the implementation of the evaluation, including participation in document review, field visits, survey design and implementation, and deployment of selected methods and tools for data collection.
analysis of all the data collected to develop preliminary findings and drafting of final report, including annexes.
communication with evaluation stakeholders, including attending selected meetings.

Competencies

Core Values:
Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
Core Competencies:
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
To learn more about UN Women values and competencies, please follow the link http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf?la=en&vs=2838

Required Skills and Experience

5 – 7 years of experience conducting evaluations, with some experience in the region highly desirable.
Familiarity and practical knowledge of a wide range of relevant evaluation approaches such as: gender equality and human rights responsive evaluation, feminist approaches, developmental evaluation, systems thinking approaches, culturally responsive evaluation, ISE4GEMs, cost-effectiveness, among others.
Proven ability to design and implement a range of qualitative and quantitative methods, including survey design, participatory methods, etc.
Knowledge of the Caribbean region and the relevant international, regional and country frameworks pertaining to the SDGs, human rights and gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Knowledge of gender mainstreaming and gender analysis, human rights-based approaches and human rights analysis; specific experience in intersectional analysis, environmental analysis, ending violence against women, women’s economic empowerment, and disaster risk resilience in the region highly desirable.
Knowledge of the UN system, UN coordination efforts and the current UN Reform context
Strong analytical and report writing skills and knowledge of NVivo or other similar data analysis software.
English required, Spanish and French skills or knowledge of local dialects (Creole, Patois, etc.) desirable.
Application process

Interested consultants can submit the following documents:
UN Women P11, including three professional references
Cover note expressing motivation and professional fee (daily)
A relevant writing sample
Short-listed candidates will be contacted to participate in a written test and interview.
Applications should be complete and submitted through the online system by August 23, 2019. Short-listed candidates will be notified by early September about the next stage in the recruitment process.

ANNEX 1: UN Women Evaluation References

Evaluation Policy of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNW/2012/8)
UN Women GERAAS evaluation quality assessment checklist
UN Women Evaluation Consultants Agreement Form
UN Women Guidance on Country Portfolio Evaluation
UN Women Evaluation Guidance Series: Inclusive Systemic Evaluation for Gender Equality, Environments and Marginalized Voices (ISE4GEMs)
ANNEX 2: UNEG References

UNEG Norms and Standards for evaluation
UNEG Ethical Guidelines and Code of Conduct
UNEG Guidance on Integrating Human Rights and Gender Equality in Evaluation

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.