Country Programme Evaluation

UN Women, Egypt

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th June, 2021

Job Description


UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace, and security.

UN Women's mandate (GA resolution 64/289) is to lead, coordinate and promote accountability of the UN system to deliver on gender equality and the empowerment of women with the primary objective of enhancing country-level coherence, ensuring coordinated interventions, and securing positive impacts on the lives of women and girls, including those living in rural areas.

The UN Women Egypt Country Office (CO) Strategic Note covering the period 2018-2022 is the main planning tool for UN Women’s support to the normative, coordination, and operational work in Egypt. The Strategic Note focuses on the most vulnerable women and areas where the most impact can be achieved, according to Egypt’s Sustainable Development Strategy. It contributes to the achievement of three mutually reinforcing SN impact areas, namely an enhanced legislative and institutional environment, income security, decent work, and economic autonomy, and the achievement of a life free from all forms of violence for Egyptian women;  

UN Women’s engagement in Egypt is premised on the principle that only through the advancement of gender equality and the empowerment of women can Egypt’s full and vibrant growth and vision be realized. In close partnership with the Government of Egypt, and working with other national stakeholders such as academia, civil society, and the private sector, UN Women Egypt Country office programmes support national priorities in the areas of: (1) Women’s leadership and participation; (2) Advancing women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment; (3) ending violence against women; and (4) increasing coordination among the UN and development partners in their commitments towards gender equality. Through its work, UN Women partners with the Government of Egypt to both implement and shape the global intergovernmental norms and standards on gender equality and women’s empowerment. Moreover, UN Women seeks to ensure that through its programmes women – including the most vulnerable – are supported to realize their full potential.

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 contribute to learning on gender equality and the empowerment of women.  It is currently undertaking a Country Portfolio Evaluation (CPE) of the UN Women Egypt Country Office Strategic Note for 2018-2022.

The CPE is a systematic assessment of the contributions made by UN Women to development results with respect to gender equality at the country level. This CPE will use the Strategic Note as the main point of reference and is primarily intended to be a formative (forward-looking) evaluation to support the Country Office and national stakeholders’ strategic learning and decision-making for the next Strategic Note (2022-2025). The evaluation is expected to have a secondary summative (backward-looking) perspective, to support enhanced accountability for development effectiveness and learning from experience.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support and lead aspects of the evaluation design, including the inception report, through conducting desk review, portfolio analysis, preliminary data collection, stakeholder mapping, and analysis, and report writing;
  • Support the preparation and organization of the stakeholder's inception workshop;
  • Develop and use evaluation instruments, including online surveys, tailored to different stakeholder groups and other data collection tools;
  • Conduct remote-data collection including interviews, focus group discussions, and other data collection methods;
  • Maintain UNEG ethical code of conduct throughout the data collection stage and alert the Team Leader to any potential risks;
  • Develop data coding and analysis process, including conceptualization and application through selected software/methods;
  • Lead analysis of collected data and development of preliminary findings paper/PPT to be presented to stakeholders that meet IES quality standards;
  • Contribute to the drafting and editing of the Evaluation Report, including making necessary revisions based on comments received from the Team Leader;
  • Conduct any additional analysis required to address relevant comments received or gaps identified;
  • Finalize Evaluation Report based on feedback received to meet IES quality standards (GERAAS);
  • Produce contents of Evaluation Brief based on the Evaluation Report executive summary for publication and the final PPT;
  • Support and present evaluation report where relevant.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree in international development, gender/women studies, social sciences, public policy, or related field.


  • At least 10-years practical experience in conducting gender-responsive evaluations of development strategies, country portfolios, policies, and programs;
  • Experience in conducting country (or multi-country) portfolio evaluations specifically with proven experience in assessment of relevant thematic areas of UN Women Egypt Country Office programming (women’s leadership, political participation, and governance, women’s economic empowerment, ending violence against women, gender, peace, security, and humanitarian response).
  • A strong record in designing and leading evaluations and proven experience in using the Theory of change evaluation approach, and approaches to evaluate normative, policy, and advocacy work;
  • Extensive knowledge of, and experience in applying, qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods and results-based management principles; 
  • Proven knowledge of the role of UN Women and its programming, coordination, and normative roles at the regional and country-level;
  • Previous experience of working with UN agencies and the UN system is highly desirable;
  • Country or regional experience in the Arab States region will be considered a strong asset;
  • Excellent analytical, facilitation, communications, and writing skills.

Language Requirements:

  • Language proficiency in English (written and spoken);
  • Knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage.


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