National Consultant to Support Mid-Term Review (MTR) Process

UN Women, Kathmandu, Nepal

Skill Required:, Research and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th January, 2016

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Undertake desk review of key NCO documents such as:

  • 2014-2017 SN and Annual Work Plans for 2014, 2015 and 2016;
  • 2013 and 2014 Annual Reports and 2015 quarterly reports;
  • Select recent studies related to Gender Equality and Women’s’ Empowerment in Nepal;
  • Documents related to the UN “Fit for Purpose and SDG discussions”;
  • Other as advised.

Support the international consultant to hold consultations with NCO staff and key stakeholders against a priority-list provided by the NCO;

  • Organize and facilitate the 2 -2½ day MTR meetings;
  • Take the notes and draft reports, as required;
  • Support the international consultant in drafting brief (1-2 page) discussion papers in line with the corporate guidance;
  • Support the international consultant in drafting the MTR report as per guidelines, including a table highlighting key strategic priorities for NCO moving forward in 2016/17.

Key Deliverables:

  • Support in development of 8 brief positioning papers in line with the  MTR guidance (Positioning,  Programmatic Performance,  Partnerships, Normative, Coordination, Programme and Operations, Learning and capacity and Communication and Outreach Papers);
  • Support in developing agenda and presentations for the 2 -2½ day MTR meetings in close consultation with NCO staff;
  • Facilitation of the MTR meetings;
  • Support for draft and final MTR report, including a strategic priorities table


  • University degree (Master’s Degree) in social sciences, development planning, planning, evaluation, survey implementation, advanced statistical research.


  • Six or more years of professional work experience in programme implementation, including monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Proven workshop facilitation skills;
  • Experience in guiding and documenting MTR processes is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of UN and/or UN Women’s policies and procedures for programming, monitoring and evaluation is an advantage;
  • Knowledge of latest programme monitoring and evaluation theory, including theories of change, methodology, technology and tools;
  • Excellent command of English (written and oral) is required;
  • Must be capable of effectively using MS Word and Excel.


  • Fluent in English.

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