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UNICEF Evaluation Director Vacancy

Director, D-2, Evaluation Office, New York, USA

Job Number: 501108 | Vacancy Link
Location: Evaluation Office, New York
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff
 

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children everywhere. UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose for the job:

The Director of the Evaluation Office enables organizational learning, accountability and performance improvement by spearheading intellectual and organizational leadership and strategic guidance for UNICEF. The Director leads and manages the staff of the Evaluation Office and is accountable for the performance of the Office.

The Director sets the vision for the effective governance of the evaluation function and leads on all aspects of evaluation policy and practice, in particular the establishment of guiding norms and principles; the maintenance of topical or thematic coverage; the proper application of technical methods and quality assurance processes; and the definition of roles and responsibilities including standard operating procedures. The Director leads the development of the evaluation function; facilitates its resourcing; and manages evaluation partnerships with key networks and organizations. The Director will also manage inter-agency collaboration and other evaluation partnerships. The Director is also an advocate for the uptake and use of evaluation results.

Overall responsibility:

  • Setting the vision for evaluation in UNICEF: maintaining a comprehensive quality assurance system; setting and monitoring performance standards for evaluation.
  • Leading the delivery of a programme of independent evaluations: laying out strategic priorities and identifying major global thematic evaluations.
  • Representing UNICEF in evaluation partnerships with key networks and organizations.
  • Managing systems for effective management of evaluation evidence, information and knowledge.
  • Leading development and professionalization of the UNICEF evaluation function: developing innovative approaches and methodologies; arranging guidance and support to offices in designing and staffing the function, and to staff in long-term career development.
  • Management of people and resources: providing leadership and direction by effectively managing all resources; motivating, coaching and supporting staff to create a unified culture to reach common goals; developing workforce planning, recruitment, performance management, learning and career management of staff.

Qualifications of successful candidate:

  • Advanced university degree in a social science or international development subject such as development planning, economics, law, business and public administration, statistics, political science or any other related field.
  • At least 15 years in progressively responsible professional work related to monitoring / evaluation / research and management in diverse field and headquarters organizational levels; with at least half of that experience obtained in developing nations and multicultural settings. At least 15 years of experience in international development and humanitarian institutions and contexts.
  • At least 10 years senior level management experience in Evaluation or in a closely related function at either a very large country office, or in regional / headquarters locations.
  • Experience within United Nations Organizations is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of and, preferably, familiarity with the technical areas in international development and humanitarian action relevant to UNICEF's mandate.
  • State of the art knowledge of evaluation principles and methods.
  • Results-oriented leader with a track record in strategic and global thinking, fostering innovation and, engaging and managing risk.
  • Strong management and leadership skills, track record in empowering people to achieve results.
  • Strong communication skills with the capacity to succinctly convey ideas and advocate for organisational positions.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is strongly desirable. Knowledge of a third language is also preferred.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

Opening Date 4 Nov 2016 Eastern Daylight Time
Closing Date 21 Nov 2016 Eastern Standard Time

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Rwanda Monitoring and Evaluation Society is Born!

4 November 2016, goes down in the History of the Evaluation Profession in Rwanda as the day that gave birth to the Rwanda Monitoring and Evaluation Society. I am happy to have witnessed this great milestone in Africa’s Evaluation History as it unfolded at the Lemigo Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda. The process that finally culminated into the official launch of the Society traces its origins to the International Programme for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) through the inspiration of Dr. Linda Morra-Imas and Dr. Ray Rist. These two Evaluation greats conducted a mini-IPDET to a cross-section of Evaluation professionals in Rwanda a few years back.

In June 2015, a Rwanda Evaluation professional, Mr. Alex Mugabo Kashaija, presently working as the Regional Coordinator for Heifer International in Rwanda, attended the IPDET Training at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Inspired by this training, he came back home and compared notes with another IPDET Alumni, Ms. Judith Kaitesi Katabarwa, presently working with the National Capacity Building Secretariat (NCBS) of Rwanda as the Division Manager for Strategic Operations and Quality Assurance. Together they hatched the idea of coming up with a Monitoring and Evaluation Society for Rwanda. They teamed up with an IDEAS Board member, Mr. Awuor Ponge, who in January 2016, briefed the Evaluaton Professionals on the modalities of coming up with such a society. This joint effort climaxed with the official launch of the Society in Rwanda, which was witnessed by all the key stakeholders in Rwanda at the High Level event.

More than 90 High Profile Evaluation practitioners, Evaluation Commissioners and Evaluation Users graced this occasion. The occasion was catalysed by a High Profile Panel Session moderated by Mr. Ponge and addressed by Senior Officers in Rwanda, including: Mr. Dominique Habimana, the Director of Statistical Methods, Research and Publication at the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR); Mr. Godfrey Kabera, the Director General in-charge of National Development Planning and Research in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in Rwanda; Ms. Yumi Matsuda, the UNICEF Chief of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in Rwanda; Ms. Judith Kaitesi Katabarwa, the Division Manager for Strategic Operations and Quality Assurance at the National Capacity Building Secretariat (NCBS); and last but not least, Dr. Alfred R. Bizoza, the Director of Research at the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda).

The Panel Session addressed the role of Evaluation in the Development Agenda of Rwanda, how Rwanda is positioned to the implementation of its National Blueprint, the Vision 2020 as well as the global development blueprint, the SDGs. It also addressed how the International Community is positioned to work hand-in-hand with the Government of Rwanda and other key stakeholders to ensure that evaluation helps in establishing evidence that informs development interventions and policy in Rwanda. Lastly, the Panel discussed what the role of the Society for Professional Evaluators would be in the development arena in Rwanda.

This Society is supported by the Government of Rwanda, through the National Capacity Building Secretariat (NCBS), which has been so instrumental in the mobilisation of the key stakeholders in Rwanda. This event was jointly sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Rwanda, the United Nations through UNICEF Rwanda Country Office; and the Belgian Technical Cooperation agency (BTC).

Ladies and Gentlemen, please join me in congratulating the Evaluation fraternity in Rwanda for this great milestone. We welcome the new Evaluation Society in the global community of evaluation practitioners.

Senior Economist Position - Asian Development Bank

Closing Date Friday, November 4, 2016 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT)

Job Purpose

Lead and provide guidance to ensure economic soundness of private sector operations. Assist in providing quality assurance with respect to the identification, measuring and monitoring of development effectiveness of Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) transactions. Provide support to PSOD project divisions in economic evaluation of projects. Represents PSOD, as appropriate, in consultations with other departments and with other multilateral development banks (MDBs) on development effectiveness. Work within general policies, principles and goals, working directly with clients.

 

Qualifications

Education Requirements

  • Master's Degree, or equivalent, in Economics. University degree in Economics combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Relevant Experience

  • Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level.
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in economic work related to sectors of relevance to PSOD as well as exposure to the full project cycle (i.e., programming, project processing to project administration)·
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • International experience working in development in several countries, preferably in Asia and the Pacific region.

Reporting Relationships

  • Supervisor: Director
  • The following staff positions may be supervised by the incumbent:
    • Administrative Staff
    • National Staff

We encourage diversity in our workplace and support an inclusive work environment. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

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Expression of Interest (EOI) for Strengthening Child Protection Systems - A Comprehensive evaluation of UNICEF’s strategies and programme performance

Date of the EOI: 28 October 2016  

Closing Date of the EOI: 19 November 2016

Email EOI to: evalofficeapplications@unicef.org

 

PURPOSE OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

UNICEF’s Evaluation Office (EO) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualified institutions (consultancy firms, universities, etc.) for the provision of services to complete an independent global thematic evaluation of UNICEF’s strategies and programme performance with regard to strengthening child protection systems.

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UNEG webinar: Communications and Evaluation Use, 8 November, 2016

How can communications improve engagement with evaluation users, and eventually increase evaluation use?

How can evaluators improve communications to increase evaluation use?

You are cordially invited to attend a UNEG webinar on “Communications and Evaluation Use”. This webinar is organized by UNEG working groups under Strategic Objective Two for Use of Evaluation.

When: Tuesday, 8 November, from 9:30 to 10:30 am (New York time).
How to join: Please click to join the webinar in due course. You will also find dial-in options there by clicking "more information".

Roster of Evaluation Consultants - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

WFP Office of Evaluation is seeking evaluation consultants in order to expand its pool of evaluation professionals from around the world and increase the level and quality of services provided to decentralized evaluations.

In order to commission independent evaluations, WFP Office of Evaluation hires either firms or individuals. This vacancy helps to identify individuals. Therefore, candidates who apply to this roster, must not be affiliated to a firm or organization.

Successful applicants will remain in the roster for 12 months, and can be considered for individual consultancy contracts as Junior Evaluators, Evaluators, Intermediate Evaluators, Senior Evaluators or Team Leaders in Country Offices or Regional Bureaux.

How to apply: Interest candidates should submit CV and apply to the vacancy published here.

Please submit all of the information required by November 30th 2016. The vacancy will be open for one month.

For details on this assignment, please refer to the above link.

Call for expressions of interest: Broadcast Study - UN Department of Public Information

The UN Department of Public Information is looking for a consultant with broadcast experience for a short-term assignment. The deadline for expressions of interest has been extended to 4 November 2016.
Interested candidates should send the following:

1. A description of how their skills, qualifications and experience are relevant to the requirements of this assignment
2. A list of previous evaluations that are relevant to the context and subject matter of this assignment.
3. A copy of the candidate’s curriculum vitae.
4. The names of two referees who are able to be contacted.

Please send expressions of interest via email to waruru@un.org by 4 November 2016.

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Donna Mertens and Transformative Mixed Methods: More justice-oriented methods are needed!

In  2016, Donna Mertens, well-known for mixed methods in research and diverse participatory and inclusive approaches to evaluation, conducted a course on Transformative Evaluation for professionals from Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and Paraguay in Santiago, Chile. Fabiola Amariles shares what she learned in her blog- Donna Mertens and Transformative Mixed Methods: More justice-oriented methods are needed! 

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AEA Virtual Conference Experience - October 24-29, 2016

Back by popular demand, AEA is bringing Evaluation 2016 to your computer or electronic device. With more than 800 participants in 2015, the virtual component of Evaluation 2016 allows evaluators who are unable to join us in Atlanta to experience the education and networking opportunities of the live event. Registration is free and provides you access to more than 20 Evaluation 2016 sessions, including Presidential Strand presentations and all plenary presentations focused on Evaluation + Design.

The Evaluation 2016 Virtual Conference provides:

  • Three day access to video and audio streaming of select sessions from Evaluation 2016
  • Opportunities to “chat” and network virtually with other attendees
  • Question and answer opportunities with session moderators
  • Access to the virtual conference recordings for up to one year

Who Should Register?

The Virtual Conference provides evaluators who are unable to travel to Atlanta, Georgia, with access to valuable AEA education. This audience includes international evaluators, team members who are unable to attend the live conference, students looking to learn more about evaluation, or other evaluation professionals that can’t participate in Atlanta.


How to Register

To participate in the Evaluation 2016 Virtual Conference, visit the virtual conference website and create an account. This account will be separate from your AEA account. Once your account is created you will receive a confirmation email which grants you access to the virtual conference.

If you have any questions about the virtual conference, please contact AEA at info@eval.org or 
202.367.1166.

Senior Evaluation Officer - The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD is currently recruiting for the following position:

Senior Evaluation Officer– P4 – Deadline: 10 November 2016
Duty Station:
Rome

The Senior Evaluation Officer substantively contributes to IOE evaluation management activities with a view to ensuring adherence to IOE evaluation policy, quality standards and evaluation manual.  Major activities include but are not limited to:
a.Substantively contributing to the preparation of IOE’s Annual Work Programme, the conduct of internal peer reviews and the periodical review of IFAD’s evaluation methodology and processes;
b.Contributing to the development of evaluation methodology; and
c.Leading, training and motivating international/national experts in the conduct of project evaluation.

For more information, please see the vacancy announcement.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP): To conduct Evaluation of UNICEF Bangladesh Communication for Development (C4D) Programme for the duration 2012-2016

BACKGROUND

The current Government of Bangladesh and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) from 2012 to 2016 is striving to reduce inequity gaps and increase access to basic services for deprived populations in the 20 districts at the bottom of the social deprivation ladder.  Communication for Development (C4D) is a major cross-cutting strategy for both the UNDAF and of the UNICEF country programme for the period 2012-2016. The UNICEF C4D programme intends to engage communities to understand people, their beliefs and values, and the social norms that shape their lives. Through sharing of knowledge, understanding and addressing the barriers and constraints across all levels of the community, individuals and communities are informed and empowered to develop or change behaviours and take actions to improve their lives. The goal of the C4D programme is thus to increase knowledge and create awareness among communities, to change individual beliefs and perceptions, influence attitudes and behaviours, and consequently social norms and social practices. Through emphasis on amplifying the voices of the most marginalised and vulnerable, C4D aims to make a positive difference in the lives of children, their families and communities in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with equity. 

The planned C4D outcome in the current UNICEF Country Programme 2012-2016 states that “By end of 2016, deprived community members in 20 selected districts practice key life-saving, care and protective behaviours, raise their demand for quality social services and promote social change with equity”.

Submission of Proposal: By 16:00 hours local time (GMT+6 hours) Thursday, 27 October 2016
Contract issued: 4-6 weeks from submission of proposal

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Call for contributions for Evaluation Matters - "The Problem with Development Evaluation, and what to do about it"

Have your say!
 
We are currently accepting submissions for the 4th quarter edition 2016 of eVALUAtion Matters, which will focus on “The Problem with Development Evaluation, and what to do about it”. We look forward to receiving your submission.
 
Submission Deadline: 1st November 2016
 
This edition will examine the intractable issues that evaluators, and users of evaluations, struggle with and how these issues can be addressed.
 
Based on your experience either as an evaluator trying to assess the cause-and-effect relationships between development interventions and their outcomes; or a user of evaluations, expecting an evaluation to tell you whether an intervention achieved its objectives, whether the intended outcomes were realized and why (or why not), what are some of the intractable issues that you struggle with? How can these issues be addressed?

AfDB Development Evaluation Week 2016 | Driving Africa’s Transformation | Nov. 7 – 10, 2016

AfDB Development Evaluation Week 2016
Driving Africa’s Transformation | Nov. 7 – 10, 2016

Transformation requires a change in mindset that must draw on what works, what does not work—and why—to succeed. AfDB Development Evaluation Week 2016 aims to help drive Africa’s transformation by convening development practitioners to share evidence-based knowledge about what works and why, in a bid to inform the way forward towards achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The learning event aims specifically to foster sharing of evidence-based knowledge related to the five core areas (the “High 5s”)1 the AfDB has chosen to focus on during the next five years. Discussions are expected to inform implementation and evaluation of the “High 5’s”, which are complex by virtue of their nature and African context.

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Semaine de l’Evaluation du Développement de la BAD 2016
Accélérer la Transformation de l’Afrique | Du 7 au 10 Nov 2016

La réussite de tout processus de transformation nécessite un changement des mentalités qui doit s’inspirer des succès et des échecs, tout en exposant les raisons. La Semaine de l’évaluation de la BAD 2016 entend contribuer à stimuler la transformation de l’Afrique en réunissant des praticiens du développement pour partager des connaissances factuelles sur les leçons tirées de l’expérience, ce qui permettra de mieux orienter la réalisation des objectifs de développement durable des Nations Unies. L’événement, qui est un forum de réflexion, vise à encourager le partage des connaissances factuelles relatives aux cinq grandes priorités (le « Top 5 ») sur lesquelles la BAD a choisi de se concentrer pour les cinq années à venir. Les discussions sont censées guider la mise en oeuvre et l’évaluation du « Top 5 »1 qui sont complexes, de par leur nature, et au regard du contexte africain.

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Request for Proposal: No. RFP/2016/796 - For the provision of evaluation of UNHCR's country programme in Ukraine

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR}, Global Service Center in Budapest, Hungary, invites qualified service providers to make a firm offer for the establishment of a service contract for the provision of Evaluation of UNHCR's Country Programme in Ukraine.

Closing date: 03/10/2016 - 23:59 CET.

Click here to view the full RFP document (PDF).

RFP: Evaluative review of UNHCR’s engagement with host communities in refugee settings

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: No. RFP/2016/795 FOR THE PROVISION OF EVALUATIVE REVIEW OF UNHCR'S ENGAGEMENT WITH HOST COMMUNITIES IN REFUGEE SETTINGS and to submit your offer on or before 03/October/2016 – 23:59 hrs. CET:

https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/49513

Bids should be sent ONLY to the dedicated bid mailbox hqsmsbid@unhcr.org. Please do NOT address or copy your offer to other UNHCR email addresses or individuals. Offers that are addressed to the other email addresses will be marked invalid and will not be considered for evaluation.

In order to assist you with the preparation of your technical and financial offers, kindly look at the documents accessible in the above-mentioned link:
 
RFP/2016/795_Cover Letter
Annex A:             Terms of Reference (TOR)
Annex B:              Financial Offer Form
Annex C:              UNHCR Vendor Registration Form
Annex D:             UNHCR General Conditions of Contract, Contracts for the Provision of Services – Revised January 2010
Appendix 1:        Brief literature overview and selected bibliography

Please read carefully and respect the manner of submission and the deadlines indicated in the RFP/2016/795.

If you have any questions, please send them only to Zoe Varkonyi: varkonyi@unhcr.org on or before 16 September 2016 23:59 hrs CET, as indicated in the RFP.

UNICEF’s Lebanon Country Office is looking for evaluation teams to conduct three evaluations in the areas of education, WASH and cash transfers

UNICEF’s Lebanon Country Office is looking for evaluation teams to conduct three evaluations in the areas of education, WASH and cash transfers. All information can be found in the links to the RFPS below. The deadline to apply is September 22, 2016.

Evaluation of Annual Work-Plans between the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE) and UNICEF Lebanon
https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/49287

Evaluation of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme within the UNICEF Country Programme in Lebanon (2013-2015)
https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/49289

Evaluation of the winter cash transfer program for Lebanese poor children and their families
https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/49286

UNDP Vietnam seeks 1 (one) qualified International Consultant to develop a manual on ecosystem services valuation

UNDP Vietnam seeks 1 (one) qualified International Consultant to develop a manual on ecosystem services valuation.

The assignment aims to develop a manual on ecosystem services valuation for policy makers at national and provincial level, focusing in land use planning and conservation planning, which can support mainstreaming of global environmental issues into planning processes and investment decision.

The selection will be based on a competitive basis and will comply with UNDP procurement regulations.

Procurement notice with TOR and Evaluation criteria can be downloaded from the below website:

http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=32320

Interested offerors are invited to submit CVs, financial proposals and other information following guidance in the Procurement Notice to:

Procurement Unit
UNDP Viet Nam
304 Kim Ma, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel: (+84 4) 38500100
Direct: (+84 4) 38500200
Email: nguyen.thi.hoang.yen@undp.org

with notification by email (without attachment) to: procurement.vn@undp.org that the bidder has submitted proposal.

UNDP will not be responsible for the missing of proposal if the bidder does not send notification email to above address.

Submission deadline: 6 September 2016 (Hanoi time)

We look forward to receiving your submission by deadline.

The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from Qualified Individuals to Conduct an Independent Evaluation

The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from qualified individuals to conduct the independent evaluation of the “Global Programme to Support the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT)”.

Two Team Leaders are sought, who will co-lead the evaluation and supervise 2-3 country missions each. Their mandate will derive from and must fully comply with the overall Terms of Reference for the Evaluation.  The evaluation Team Leaders should have an appropriate balance of evaluation experience and expertise in two or more of the following areas:

a) Tenure rights

b) Legal, policy and institutional tenure frameworks;

c) Governance of tenure;

d) Administration of tenure;

For more information, please refer to the call for expression of interest available at this link: http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC3504.pdf.

Please note that the application deadline is 31 August 2016.

2ème Forum International Francophone de l’Evaluation

L’évaluation face aux nouveaux défis de développement

Marrakech
13-16 Déc. 2016

Note conceptuelle
Le Réseau Francophone de l’Évaluation (RFE), créé en février 2013, sous l’égide de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), constitue un cadre institutionnel adéquat dédié à la promotion de l’évaluation dans l’espace francophone, en particulier dans les pays du Sud. Il rassemble dès à présent 21 sociétés nationales et réseaux nationaux d’évaluation. Le RFE mène actuellement de nombreuses initiatives de développement des capacités en évaluation, de plaidoyer auprès des décideurs publics, de mise en réseau des commanditaires et des évaluateurs au niveau francophone, de soutien à ses associations membres dans leurs activités de promotion de l’évaluation (consulter son portail : http://www.portail-rfe.org).

 

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - Endline Study of the SESEA Project

The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) is an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), a group of private not-for profit, non-denominational international development agencies, institutions and programmes that work primarily in the poorest parts of Africa and Asia to improve the quality of life of communities in remote and resource poor areas. In East Africa, AKF works with partners to improve the quality of life by promoting and developing innovative solutions to challenges of development in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. Reflecting the complex and multi-faceted nature of development, AKF programmes in the region encompasses education, health, Early Childhood Development, Rural Development and Civil Society Strengthening.

AKF is seeking a consulting firm to conduct an endline study to measure the ultimate and intermediate outcomes of the Strengthening Education Systems in East Africa (SESEA) project.

Submissions should be made via email by 5:00 PM, September 2, 2016 to: recruitment@akfea.org with the subject title: Endline Study for SESEA Project. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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Historical motion submitted to the Sri Lanka parliament on National Evaluation Policies

Buddhika PathiranaOn 9th August 2016, Hon. Buddhika Pathirana submitted a motion proposing to the Parliament of Sri Lanka to have a National Evaluation Policy and evaluation system for the country. It was a historical day for our parliament and the great debate held was very interesting. His speech was excellent (the video will be available soon, but in Sinhalese). Then other MPs join the debate by supporting the motion. It was surprised to see how some MPs fluently talked about SDGs and evaluation. One MP had been in the occasion where SDGs were endorsed at UN. The minister responsible for M&E and SDGs made the final speech and mentioned that the government will take all necessary actions to strengthen evaluation including the National Evaluation Policy and implementation of SDGs. Our appreciation for Hon. Buddhika Pathirana for the historical move in the parliament. This was initiated by the EvalGender+ initiative in Sri Lanka and Parliamentarians Forum for Development Evaluation. Many thanks to Hon. Kabir Hashim, Chair of GPFE leading this and project team of the EvalGender+ initiative team. Hope this will be an encouragement for many other countries also to promote NEP through the parliament and parliamentarians.

"SDGs: Making a Difference Through Evaluation" Conference is now open for registration

The Asia-Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA) is pleased to announce that its inaugural international evaluation conference is now open for registration.  Themed "SDGs: Making a Difference Through Evaluation", the Conference will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 21-25 November, 2016.  Conference details and online registration are available at:  www.asiapacific-evaluation.org/apeaconf2016

Special discounts for Early Bird,  Group, and Student registrations are available.  Early bird registration's deadline is:  20 September, 2016.  Conference registration closes on: 4 November, 2016.

Please visit the dedicated Conference website at:  www.asiapacific-evaluation.org/apeaconf2016 for more information and for online registrations. We look forward to welcoming you to Hanoi in November, 2016.

IOCE/EvalPartners Information Session

On August 4, 2016 a webinar was held by IOCE/EvalPartners providing an update on past P2P projects, updates on network initiatives and the dissemination of the Global Evaluation Agenda. As well, the new EvalPartners platform was rolled out as being a focal point of information for VOPEs.  A Call for the next round of P2P2016 grant schemes was announced along with the mobility grant scheme.  A recording and copies of the PowerPoint presentations are now available.

Alexey's Presentation (.pptx)

Risto's Presentation (.ppt)

EvalGender update (.pptx)

EvalYouth update (.pptx)

EVALSDGs update (.pptx)

EvalIndigenous update (.pptx)

GPFE update (.ppt)

Global Evaluation Agenda (.pptx)

2016-08-04 - EvalPartners Info Session (.wmv)

EvalPartners Peer-to-Peer Grants Program Call for Proposals - 2016

Thanks to a generous support from the Government of Finland, EvalPartners invites Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) to apply for Peer to Peer grants for implementation of partnership projects jointly developed by at least two VOPEs.  The idea is to encourage two or more VOPEs to form mutually beneficial partnerships with each other to promoted shared advice and learning.

The deadline for proposal submission is September 15, 2016 midnight GMT-12.

The summary table with project proposal scores indicating winning proposals will be published no later than October 11, 2016. VOPEs shall plan to complete their projects by 30 July 2017.

Please see the attached Call and application form for more information.

Request for Proposals - UNAIDS Evaluation in East and Southern Africa

The purpose of this Request for Proposal is to enter into a contractual agreement with a successful bidder to carry out the End of Project Evaluation to assess whether Regional Support Team for Eastern and Southern Africa (UNAIDS RST ESA) is achieving impact through its programme titled “Expanded Accelerated AIDS Response towards HLM Targets and Elimination Commitments in ESA Region 2013 – 2017’. 

This evaluation will be carried out by a qualified evaluation team with advanced knowledge and experience in evaluation (proven track record of evaluations), development cooperation, public health and HIV/AIDS programmes. The evaluation team will be assembled by the bidding firm. 

The evaluation will focus on effectiveness and impact of the programme. The evaluation will investigate specific areas under the four programme outcomes highlighted below. The fifth objective focuses on management and accountability which is cross-cutting across the four programme outcomes. The evaluator will work in collaboration with UNAIDS RST ESA to formulate the specific evaluation questions under each evaluation objective. 

1. HIV is maintained on the political, development and health agendas and key global, regional and national HIV commitments are implemented. 
2. Countries' planning, programming and decision making is based on high quality strategic information. 
3. People who are left behind, (focusing on adolescents and young people, women, girls, sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, migrants) have equitable access to comprehensive HIV services. 
4. Countries have sustainable resources for their HIV responses. 
5. Management and accountability. 

The evaluation will cover the implementation and results of the programme during the period June 2013 to December 2016. 

For details on the activities and expected outcomes please refer to the attached RFP and to the UNAIDS eTendering website to register your interest to bid.

UNAIDS: https://ungm.in-tend.co.uk/unaids/aspx/ProjectManage/21 

UNGM:  https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/47519

Deadline: 19-Sep-2016 17:00

FAO Call for Expression of Interest for the Evaluation of the "Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR)

The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from qualified individuals to conduct the independent evaluation of the “Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR)”.

OED is looking to hire an evaluation team of 2 to 3 international and regional experts, with an appropriate balance of relevant technical expertise and experience in evaluation. Please find more information in the attached Call for Expression and at the following links: http://www.fao.org/employment/home/en/ and http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC3485.pdf

Deadline for Applications: 5 August 2016

RFP: Evaluation Diagnostic Guidance for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of UNDP, as part of its ongoing support to national evalution capacity development, is developing an Evaluation Diagnostic Guidance for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main objective of the Diagnostic Guidance is to facilitate a national evaluation framework for the SDGs and inform country led evaluation processes and systems which are central to the follow-up and review of the SDGs. The Diagnostic Guidance will be a conceptual and methodological framework to enable governments, and other development actors to develop a systematic approach to determining key areas, pathways, and parameters for evlauating SDG and its targets. The Diagnostic Guidance will provide detailed action points to be considered in developing a country's evaluation framework for SDGs.

IEO seeks proposals from providers qualified and able to develop the Diagnostic Guidance within the period of August - November 2016. For more information, please refer to the attached documents:

  • RFP Document and Annex 1 - Description of Requirements
  • Annex 2 - Form for Submitting Service Provider's Proposal
  • Annex 3 & 4 - General Terms of and Conditions for Services and Evaluation Criteria

Submission Information

Proposals may be submitted on or before Tuesday, August 2, 2016 either via regular mail to:

Ms. Ximena Rios, United Nations Development Programme, Independent Evaluation Office, 220 E 42nd Street, 20th Floor, NY, NY 10017 USA

or via email to:

ieo.procurement@undp.org

Click here for more information and links to the RFP documents.

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