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WFP Opportunity - Evaluation Officer P4 (Rome, Italy)

WFP are currently recruiting for an Evaluation Officer, at a P4 grade. This is a non-rotational position based in Rome, Italy. 

The incumbent will be providing independent evaluation evidence and assessing the performance and results of policies, programmes, country strategic plans and activities of WFP. This is to ensure accountability and learning to inform future direction. The ideal candidate for this role will have experience in leading or managing evaluation teams, as well as experience in development issues in both the field and HQ. 

Candidates can use the following link to learn more about the opportunity and apply to the Evaluation Officer, P4 role: https://bit.ly/WFPEvalP4

Seeking consultant: Performance Audit UNESCO Communication and Information Sector

The UNESCO Internal Oversight Service (IOS) is seeking a consultant to undertake work for a performance audit of the UNESCO Communication and Information (CI) Sector. The performance audit is jointly managed by the Audit and Evaluation Offices of IOS and led by a team of UNESCO audit and evaluation experts. It will apply both audit and evaluation approaches and methodologies.

The performance audit has the following objectives:

  • Assess the relevance, coherence, effectiveness and efficiency of UNESCO’s CI Sector;
  • Understand what works, why, and what requires improvement to better position the CI Sector
  • Analyse the role and performance of the two intergovernmental programmes IFAP and IPDC
  • Analyse success stories/ cases and low performing cases for sector-wide learning
  • Provide forward-looking recommendations for the future strategic direction and positioning of the sector

The consultant is expected to possess a minimum of seven years of professional experience in audit and/ or evaluation. Further details including the TOR can be found here on the UNEG website.

Please send Expressions of Interest to Refiloe Mohapi re.mohapi@unesco.org at IOS with the following:

  1. Technical Proposal consisting of latest CV and brief outline (max 2 pages) on proposed approach and methodology and comments on the TOR if any
  2. Financial proposal / expectation on daily fees

The deadline for application is 30 July 2021. Please share further with interested colleagues.

Renewal evaluation of the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology, a UNESCO Category 2 Centre based in Zadar, Republic of Croatia

The UNESCO Underwater Cultural Heritage Unit is looking for a team of experts/evaluators to carry out a renewal evaluation of the International Centre for Underwater Archaeology, a UNESCO Category 2 Centre based in Zadar, Republic of Croatia.

Proposals should reach UNESCO by 3 July 2021 (deadline extended).

Please click here for the full Call for Proposal.

EES' RFP for a new Secretariat / Association Management

After over a decade of working with our current provider, the European Evaluation Society (EES) is looking for a new Secretariat / Association Management to support its growing presence in the international evaluation community.

Refer to the RFP to companies or individuals working in the European Time Zone (CET/CEST) that would be interested in such an opportunity. The deadline to apply is 30 June 2021.

For any questions about the RFP please contact karinkohlweg@yahoo.com.

 

 

 

 

 

IOCE launches professionalization video series

Over the next few months, IOCE will be putting up short videos to introduce the most salient issues when talking about professionalization. 

Professionalization in evaluation is not uniformly practised and there are many ways to achieve it.  

IOCE will not be telling you how to professionalize in your context and with your resources, because they are unique to you. 

Through the videos, we will encourage dialogue regarding the HOW: how can you translate these ideas into practice in your national and regional VOPEs. The videos will discuss what we mean by professionalization, what is credentialing, competencies, and standards among others. 

So please stay tuned for forthcoming videos from the IOCE!

VIDEO 1: Donna Podems & Sonal Zaveri from the IOCE Professionalization Taskforce introduce the series and what to expect

 

Global Evaluation Agenda 2020 Review Survey!

Dear IOCE Members,

Greetings from EvalPartners! 

You are invited to provide input into a key review survey as part of a stocktaking exercise for the EvalAgenda2020. EvalPartners taskforce on EvalAgenda is excited to launch a stocktaking of actions inspired by the EvalAgenda, which includes this survey and a review of other sources of data. The exercise will gather data from EvalPartners networks, key partners, VOPEs and other key actors who have contributed to EvalAgenda and are inspired by it.  

A common Global Evaluation Agenda was first developed in 2015, known as EvalAgenda2020. This document set out 4 dimensions for shared action within the global evaluation community: 

  1. Strengthening an enabling environment for evaluation, 
  2. Strengthening institutional capacities, including those of VOPEs and civil society, 
  3. Strengthening individual capacities for evaluation, and 
  4. Strengthening the inter-linkages between each of these dimensions. 

We are looking forward to continuing global collaboration and partnership through a shared global EvalAgenda. We are beginning by reviewing the EvalAgenda2020 and will gather input about what should be included in a renewed EvalAgenda. 

Please complete this survey until 5 June 2021 to share information about actions and progress in key dimensions of EvalAgenda2020 and provide input to a renewed EvalAgenda for global collaboration. 

There are several detailed questions relating to all actions and outcomes laid out in EvalAgenda2020. The survey is divided into seven sections. Please skip any questions or sections that are not relevant to you. It can take from 10 minutes up to an hour to complete the survey depending on how much inputs you would like to provide. 

Global Evaluation Agenda 2020 Review Survey Link are below: 
English: bit.ly/3qOjgkr
French: bit.ly/3dEa6Cx
Spanish: bit.ly/3hkKIp4
Arabic: bit.ly/3uFT2TP

The survey is designed in a very user-friendly structure; and gives you the ability to submit your responses at any of the sections or skip from one section to another to navigate. 

If you have questions about this survey or your participation, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Farina, Evidence Matters Program Lead at (sfarina@broadleafconsulting.ca) with a copy to Samandar Mahmodi, EvalPartners Coordinator at (coordinator@evalpartners.org). 

Bests, 
EvalPartners Secretariat
www.evalpartners.org/evidencematters
 

IOCE Launches New Logo!

Dear VOPE members & IOCE partners,

As we start the new year, we are delighted to communicate a few new beginnings at the IOCE.

It’s with great excitement that we unveil the new IOCE logo! We have opened this decision to the global evaluation community in December 2020, asking you to vote for your favourite design.

Two designs were in the running, but the design that received the eval community and the IOCE Board’s final vote during today’s inaugural Board Meeting of 2021, is the one below:

The IOCE acts as the international umbrella body for Voluntary Organisations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) across the globe and represents the VOPE voice within the EvalPartners family. Some of you may therefore recognise the visual element in our new logo…

A new identity that aligns more closely with EvalPartners and its visible family of networks: EvalYouth, EvalGender+, EVALSDGs, EvalIndigenous and the Global Parliamentary Forum for Professional Evaluation (GPFE). An identity that supports the message of cooperation, collaboration and partnership in evaluation, above all.

We look forward to rolling out the new logo and visual identity in the coming weeks, coupled with a webinar about the IOCE’s new chapter in the first quarter of the year.

We also take the greatest pleasure in introducing a new member to the IOCE Board. A warm welcome to Sana Ben Salem, who is representing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to the Board, and brings a wealth of experience through her participation in various evaluation networks and national associations.

When I took on the role as President of the IOCE, my statement read that the Global Crisis presents a one-time and maybe last time opportunity to rethink, strengthen and maximize the commitment and contributions of the evaluation profession and organizations for a better, inclusive and more sustainable world. In 2021, we hope to strengthen collaboration with all our partners globally to bring us a step closer to this world we envision.

Sincerely,
Silvia Salinas Mulder
IOCE President

 

Click here to read the full article in French
Click here to read the full article in Spanish

World Food Programme - Evaluation Consultant (Team Leader), International CST-IV, DS:Remotely, with travel to Malawi at spe

World Food Programme (WFP) seeks candidates of the highest integrity and professionalism who share our humanitarian principles.

Selection of staff is made on a competitive basis, and we are committed to promoting diversity and gender balance.

 

Learn more and apply here: https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=134410&company=C0000168410P

Looking for consultants for tools for user support for OHCHR Programme Monitoring System (PMS)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is looking for an external consultant to develop/modify tools for user support for OHCHR Performance Monitoring System (PMS) based on the Results-Based Management principle of the United Nations. This task will be undertaken from October to December 2020. Draft Terms of Reference are attached with more information on the assignment.

 

We are looking for a consultant according to this profile:

  • Advanced university degree in business administration, public administration, management, computer science or related field. A first degree in combination with a qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
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  • Minimum five years of experience in project or programme management issues in complex systems.  Work experience in results-based management is desirable. Experience in the field of programme management, project coordination, designing, developing and implementation of line of business systems and providing user support in the UN or international context is an advantage.
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  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
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  • Good knowledge of W3C web standards, Semantic Markup (XTHML / CSS, DOM etc.);
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  • Good understanding of front-end web design.

 

Consultants interested in participating in the selection process for this evaluation consultancy, please register through inspira.un.org and send your updated UN PHP from Inspira to thirano@ohchr.org. The deadline for this is September 29.

More info

Call for expression of interest for the evaluation of the International Centre of Martial Arts for Youth Development and Engagement under the auspices of UNESCO (Category 2)

Closing date: 24 June 2020

Approximate duration of assignment: The assignment will entail a one week mission. UNESCO would not expect the contractor to travel if this involves any risk to his/her health in the context of the current pandemic and that the evaluation methodology should be adapted accordingly. Otherwise, meetings and interviews will be conducted remotely via technical devices - and two additional weeks for data analysis and reporting.

Location: Asia, Republic of Korea

More info

 

HQ20NF119 - Expression of Interest (EOI) to provide Evaluation Services to UN WFP worldwide

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the Food Aid Agency of the United Nations System with its Headquarters in Rome at via Cesare G. Viola. 68, will launch a tender for the establishment of a pool of pre-qualified suppliers for the provision of Evaluation Services worldwide. Successful bidders will be offered a Long-Term Agreement (LTA). It is expected that the LTA will remain valid for a minimum duration of 3 years, with the possibility of extension.

If your company wishes to participate in this tender you are required to respond to the request for Expression of Interest which has been published on the UNGM website 

The EOI documents in three different languages (English, Spanish and French) have been attached to the latter link.

If you have any queries please send us an e-mail to hq.tenders@wfp.org in reply to this e-mail, making sure that the subject line remains the same.  

Doing Business with the UN World Food Programme("WFP")

A Call to Arms Webinar on Capitalism from ¡Milwaukee Evaluation! Inc.

While COVID-19 exacerbates the cruelties of our economic and political systems on a global scale, it also creates an environment ripe to continuously critique capitalist values and frameworks in both the programs we aim to understand and our evaluation practice. We ask: How can we work toward the liberation of ourselves and others if we are capitalist evaluators (un)intentionally serving a profit-over-people agenda? What would it look like to investigate unregulated capitalism in your next evaluation or explore data metrics related to the impact of privatization on the people you serve?

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Notice is hereby given of the IOCE Annual General Meeting To be held on Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 9:00 am EDT

Notice is hereby given of the IOCE Annual General Meeting To be held on Tuesday May 19, 2020 at 9:00 am EDT Via Zoom 

As per IOCE Bylaw 47. Voting of Members: Full VOPE Members (Contributing VOPE Members) are qualified to vote. The nominated representative of each Full VOPE Member attending the annual meeting shall be entitled to a single vote, even if other representatives of the Full VOPE Member organisations attend the annual meeting. We want to hear from you! Please send us any questions you have about any of the 2019 activities or plans for 2020. This will help us be prepared when answering your questions.

IOCE NOTICE TO MEMBERS

Topics and questions can be sent to lynn@ioce.net

IOCE AGM AGENDA

 

 

UNESCO - PRINCIPAL EVALUATION SPECIALIST

Post Number : IOS002; IOS008 (Two identical positions)

Grade : P-4

Parent Sector : Internal Oversight Service (IOS)

Duty Station: Paris

Job Family: Management/Audit/Oversight

Type of contract : Fixed Term

Duration of contract : 2 years

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 27-APR-2020

 

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism

 

Principal Evaluation Specialist

The Principle Evaluation Specialist, under the authority of Director of the Internal Oversight Service (IOS) and the supervision of the Head of Evaluation, will assist the Evaluation Office’s efforts in providing evaluation driven evidence-based advice on improvement of UNESCO’s activities/programmes/projects as per scheduled IOS evaluation work plans.  

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World Bank IEG country case study for Undernutrition and Its Determinants Evaluation

Terms of Reference – National Consultant (STC)
Three positions – One each in Niger, Rwanda, Indonesia
Application Closing: No later than March 22, 2020.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Send application to: Jenny Gold, Senior Evaluation Officer, jgold@worldbank.org 

Background

The World Bank Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) is carrying out an evaluation on Undernutrition and Its Determinants. The evaluation will assess what has been the contribution of the World Bank to reducing undernutrition and its determinates (related to decreasing stunting and anemia and increasing exclusive breastfeeding and dietary diversity). The evaluation will be conducted in fiscal year 2020 and be finalized early fiscal year 2021.

The evaluation will be theory-based using an adapted version of the UNICEF framework for optimal nutrition/ improving malnutrition. Core to this framework are nutrition sensitive and nutrition specific interventions to address undernutrition.  The framework also has an assumption of multisectorality: nutrition-sensitive interventions in four categories broadly influence results beyond the scope of any one sector:  i) dietary and food practice, ii) feeding and care of children and women and girls during pregnancy/preconception, iii) health service utilization, and iv) water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). 

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Opportunity: Evaluation company to perform the final evaluation of our Malaysia UNESCO Cooperation Programme (MUCP)

UNESCO is seeking to contract an evaluation company to perform the final evaluation of our Malaysia UNESCO Cooperation Programme (MUCP)

The procurement notice can be accessed using the following link 

We invite you to request the terms of reference and to submit your bid by 19 March 2020, 23.59 CET at the latest.

Kindly be reminded to submit your bid proposal to mucp@unesco.org, without any copy of any other email addresses.

 

14TH EUROPEAN EVALUATION SOCIETY BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 2020 – COPENHAGEN, DK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS: CALL FOR PROPOSALS

EUROPEAN EVALUATION SOCIETY CONFERENCE 2020 - COPENHAGEN, DK

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MARCH 31, 2020

 

Given the current global circumstances and numerous requests from members of our evaluation communities worldwide, we have decided to extend the deadline for submitting professional development workshop proposals to March 31, 2020. There will be no other extension.

 

The EES professional development workshops will take place during the first two days of the conference on September 21 and 22, 2020. These workshops provide an opportunity for evaluators and evaluation stakeholders, to access high quality, up to date and practically oriented professional development sessions on the ever increasing and rapidly evolving body of evaluation theory and practice.

 

The professional development workshops are one day sessions and topics may include for example: evaluation approaches, evaluation designs, specific methods related to various themes, evaluation and use of digital technologies, evaluation as social practice, etc.

Innovative workshop submissions are encouraged and welcome.

 

For information on how to submit your workshop proposal (no later than 31 March 2020 ) and on the benefits associated with the provision of a professional development workshop, please visit http://www.ees2020.eu/professional-development-workshops.htm

For the latest news about the conference please visit http://www.ees2020.eu/

 

Albine Guitard & Ian Davies, Co-chairs

EES Professional Development Workshops

EES 2020 Bursary Programme Call for Applications!

Bursary Programme

Call for Applications

Dear Colleague,

We are pleased to announce the EES 2020 Bursary Programme Call for Applications!

The bursary programme aims to contribute to building evaluation capacity in developing countries. The selection gives priority to applicants who are active in the evaluation communities in their home countries. In turn, the presence of evaluators from all over the world enriches the conference experience for all participants, as it contributes to a diversity of perspectives, including on the realities of undertaking evaluations in developing countries.
 
Eligible candidates are:

  • A citizen from a developing country (in receipt of overseas development assistance) and live and work in a developing country for most of the time (*Applicable for citizens of countries with low-income, lower-middle income or upper-middle income economies according to the classification of GDP per capita of the World Bank. Some bursary sponsors have specific requirements which EES will reflect in the selection process.)
  • Involved in evaluation in their home country (*Proof of this needs to be provided in the application form.)
  • Submitting an abstract for a paper (preferred), poster or a panel presentation at the conference

Applications will go through a strict review process during which additional information may be asked from the applicants.

Applicants and eventual beneficiaries agree to participate in specific events organised in relation to the bursary programme during or outside the conference.

Please note the EES bursary support can only be received once by each individual: individuals who received bursary support under previous conferences are not eligible.

There is little time: please submit your application no later than 5th April, 2020You must also submit an abstract before that date too!  Please also indicate in your abstract submission that you are a bursary applicant.  To do this add 'bursary applicant' under the field 'Contribution details' alongside your type of contribution (presentation, panel, poster, roundtable etc) in the abstract submission form.  Here is the link to the EES 2020 Abstract Call.

Please feel free to circulate this email to relevant colleague evaluators from developing countries.

 

Click here to Apply

Should you have any queries with regards to the call requirements or application procedure, please contact the Conference Secretariat.

For the latest news about the conference follow the EES website.

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