National Evaluation Specialist

United Nations Development Programme, Vientiane, Laos

Skill Required:, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)Monitoring and Evaluation
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
18th January, 2021

Job Description

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


The national consultant will be primarily responsible for data collection and validation by conducting key informant interviews, surveys, field missions to the project sites and convening stakeholder consultations, as deemed necessary, in order to support an international consultant who will be responsible for preparation of inception report, evaluation report, final report and other relevant reports at the request of UN-Habitat.

The results that the national consultant should achieve, and the major tasks expected to be undertaken.

The evaluation shall be independent and carried out following the evaluation norms and standards of the United Nations System and best practices in the evaluation field. A variety of methods will be applied to collect information during the evaluation, including:

Review of documents relevant to the project. Documents to be provided by UN-Habitat and relevant partners (such documentation shall be identified and obtained by the evaluator), including, for example:

  • Original project document;
  • Project Quarterly Reports;
  • Strategic plans, as deemed relevant, such as Habitat Country Programme Document and other relevant UN-Habitat policy documents
  • Key informant interviews and consultations, including focus group discussions with key stakeholders and partners. The national consultant will be responsible for conducting interviews. The principles for selection of stakeholders to be interviewed as well as evaluation of their performance shall be clarified in the inception report at the beginning of the evaluation.
  • Surveys. In order to obtain quantitative information on stakeholders’ views, questionnaires to different target audiences will be deployed, where possible, to provide their views on the project. The national consultant will be responsible for conducting surveys.
  • Field visits. The national consultant will visit the areas of housing construction to observe and assess the project delivery.
  • The evaluation will be evidenced-based and is to assess as objectively as possible the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, and impact outlook of the project. These will be rated based on the performance characteristics used by UN-Habitat based on the OECD/DAC evaluation guidelines (See Annex 1). Presentation of the evaluation findings should follow the standard format of UN-Habitat Evaluation Reports (See Annex 3). For detailed guidance UN-Habitat’s Evaluation Policy, Evaluation Guidelines and previous evaluations are to be consulted1
  • The required activities (scope, location, subjects, etc.) and other information that will help prospective Offerors understand the nature of the work

As illustrated above

  • Any literature/data/information/policy framework already on hand that and may be made available by UNDP to the Individual Contractor as reference/input to the activity.
  • Please see Annexes for UN-Habitat specific guidelines for evaluation


The area of specialization, field of expertise, and other qualities of the ideal individual to perform the services/work satisfactorily

  • Knowledge of computer applications such as MS Words, Excel and data base management
  • Experience working within government institutions or development agencies
  • the development agencies preferably in government system and or development
  • Experience working on climate change and disaster-risk management issues is highly desirable
  • Experience and familiarity with community infrastructure and rehabilitation is desirable

The minimum level of education acceptable and the fields of studies preferred, if any

A Master’s degree in social science preferably in development studies, climate change-related studies, economics or management; academic degree in engineering or architecture would be an added advantage; a degree in similar fields in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

The minimum number of years of work experience on the preferred field of practice, if there is any preference

  • At least seven (7) years of experience in relevant field described above


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