Review Of The Functionality Of The Evaluation Management – UNICEF

If you are a passionate and committed professional and want to make a lasting difference for children, the world’s leading children’s rights organization would like to hear from you.

Purpose:
UNICEF, the world’s leading organization working for the rights of children, seeks a consultant to generate evidence and analysis on the performance of the UNICEF evaluation Management Response system and advise UNICEF on steps required to strengthen it. This will require review of compliance with the requirements of the system,
assessment of user engagement with the system, and preparation of recommendations concerning actions to make the system more timely, comprehensive, and impactful.
Comparison with similar systems is expected to yield suggestions for adjustments required to strengthen the system and increase its ease of use by users across the organization.

For more information, see the attached TERMS OF REFERENCE.

Minimum requirements and competencies:
1. Advanced degree in a research related discipline (e.g. Evaluation, Statistics, Research) or in a substantive social sciences or development studies field requiring methods training
(e.g. Economics, Geography, Development Studies, Education etc.)
2. At least eight years professional work in the evaluation field
3. At least two of those years involved in evaluation in developing nation settings
4. Having been a team member or team leader in at least three evaluations that have generated recommendations for which the client was later to supply a management response
5. Having been a participant in the process of formulating the management response to an evaluation
6. Complete English fluency
7. Strong analytic skills
8. Strong writing skills

How to Apply:
Interested parties are invited to send their application following these instructions:
a. Send the documents described next to the e-mail address evalofficeapplications@unicef.org
b. Include “Evaluation Consultant – Management Response Review” as the subject of the e-mail
c. Include in the e-mail a cover letter describing your interest in and your suitability for the position. Make sure to present your daily/monthly rate in this letter.
d. Include in the e-mail an updated CV/Resume. You must present this in the form of a completed United Nations Personal History Profile (P11). This form is available at
http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc. You may in addition also opt to include a cv/resume in your own format.
e. Include in the e-mail a sample of your professional work. It should demonstrate your analytic and writing skills, and should be based on an evaluation or piece of research. It may be the actual final report, a journal article etc. Make sure to indicate your level of contribution to this work sample.
f. The application deadline is 5:00 PM New York USA time on Monday 7 December 2015
g. Should you have any questions about this vacancy, please send the questions to evalofficeapplications@unicef.org

Please note that only candidates who are under serious consideration will be contacted.

In the selection of its staff, UNICEF is committed to gender balance and diversity without distinction as to race, sex or religion, and without discrimination of persons with disabilities: well qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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