Final Programme Evaluation Consultant

UN Women, Cairo, Egypt

Skill Required:, Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
3rd October, 2015


Job Description

Purpose and Use of the Evaluation

  • FGE was established as a bold investment in women’s rights, testing a more focused and better-resourced modality for catalysing and sustaining gender equality and efforts.
  • Its founding Programme Document sets forth its mandate to track, assess, and widely share the lessons learned from this pioneering grant programme and to contribute to global know-how in the field of gender equality.
  • Undertaking Strategic Final Evaluations of programmes are a vital piece of this mandate.
  • The main purposes of a final evaluation are the following:

Accountability:

  • Provide credible and reliable judgements on the programmes’ results, including in the areas of programme design, implementation, impact on beneficiaries and partners, and overall results;
  • Provide high quality assessments accessible to a wide range of audiences, including FGE donors, UN Women, women’s rights and gender equality organizations, government agencies, peer multi-lateral agencies, and other actors.

Learning:

  • Identify novel/unique approaches to catalyse processes toward the development of gender equality commitments;
  • Identify particular approaches and methodologies that are effective in meaningfully and tangibly advancing women’s economic and political empowerment.

Improved evidence-based decision making:

  • Identify lessons learned from the experience of grantees in order to influence policy and practice at national, regional and global levels;
  • Inform and strengthen UN Women´s planning and programming by providing evidence-based knowledge on what works, why and in what context.

Education:

  • A Masters or higher level degree in International Development or a similar field related to political and economic development, etc.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience undertaking evaluations is required;
  • Substantive experience in evaluating similar development projects related to local development and political and economic empowerment of women;
  • Substantive experience in evaluating projects with a strong gender focus is preferred;
  • Experience working in Egypt is preferred;
  • Experience working on gender, added value of expertise in undertaking gender-sensitive evaluations.

Language:

  • Excellent English writing and communication skills are required;
  • Working knowledge in Arabic is strongly preferred;
  • Consultants without Arabic language skills are encouraged to partner with a local consultant.

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