Evaluation Consultant

United Nations Development Programme

Monrovia, Liberia

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Monitoring and Evaluation

A Project Evaluation Reference Group comprising UN Women, UNDP, WFP, PBF Secretariat, PBSO and relevant stakeholders will be established and will review the content and quality of all evaluation deliverables and provide joint comments to the evaluators within 7-10 days of submission and whose comments need to be considered and responded to by the evaluators

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Consultant will undertake the following tasks, duties and responsibilities:

  • Review of Documents: UN Women will gather and share with the consultants all relevant reports and documents including the baseline study, the perception survey. The evaluators shall familiarize themselves with the programme through a review of relevant documents, including, but not be limited to: Project document, Joint Programme Work Plan, Annual and Semi-annual progress reports, Programme Monitoring reports Project procurement and financial reports, 
  • Minutes of Project Management meetings, Policy briefs, studies and any other technical reports, etc.
  • Key Informant Interviews: The evaluator shall do a comprehensive stakeholder mapping in the beginning to identify the key informant interviewees. The evaluator shall carry out key informant interviews with major stakeholders. The interviews should be organized in a semi-structured format to include for instance. focused group discussions; individual interviews; surveys; and/or participatory exercises with the community or individuals. The information from this assessment will be used as a baseline for PAPD and UNSCDF.
  • Field visits: During site visits, the evaluator will carry out interviews with the community, making sure that the perspective of the most vulnerable group is included in the consultation. This shall include Focus Group discussions.

Required Skills and Experience:

Evaluation team composition, skills and experiences:

  • The evaluation team will be comprised of two evaluation experts: The Evaluation Team Leader (International Consultant) and Evaluation Team Member (National Consultant). The Evaluation Team Leader will have the overall evaluation responsibility and accountability for the report writing and data analyses. The independent consultants or team will report to and be managed by UN Women.

Education: 

  • University degree in social sciences, political sciences, public administration or related field;

Experience: 

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in supporting project evaluations/conducting surveys, facilitating focus group discussions/liaising with different types of stakeholders/ understanding of the local cultural and political context and excellent organizational skills  including in the area of Women Peace and Security
  • Experience Evaluating  Land governance programmes is desirable
  • Knowledge and experience of the UN System is an asset; 

Language requirements: 

  • Fluency in English (excellent writing, editing and communication skills).

Source: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=111025