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Consultancy Assignment - Defining membership, governance and developing a constitution for the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation

Terms of reference for Consultancy Assignment


The parliamentarians’ movement for evaluation has rapidly grown in the past few years, particularly during 2014-2015. Regional parliamentarians’ fora were created in Africa, East Asia, (, Latin America ( and MENA. The first ever parliamentarians’ forum, the Parliamentarians Forum for Development Evaluation (PFDE) was established in South Asia in early 2013 ( The African Parliamentarians Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) was initiated at the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) conference held in Yaounde, Cameroon in March 2014. Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE) was launched on 25 Nov 2015 at the Parliament of Nepal while celebrating the International Year of Evaluation 2015.

GPFE is currently governed by a Steering Committee comprised of one parliamentarian from each geographical region. Currently members of the GPFE are individual parliamentarians rather than regional fora or national parliaments. The compatibility of GPFE objectives with regional parliamentarians fora objectives is also at issue. Therefore a decision was made at the Third Global Evaluation Forum in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan that GPFE should define its membership and governance, and develop a constitution. This work will be entrusted with a consultant.


Tasks of the consultant

The consultant is expected to perform the tasks listed below in consultation with the GPFE Steering Committee members, GPFE members, members of regional parliamentarians’ fora and of their executive committees, and individuals in organizations supporting the GPFE.

  1. Define the goals of the GPFE and their alignment with regional parliamentarians’ fora.
  2. Define the membership to the GPFE (including criteria, process for becoming a member, membership request application, membership fee if any, member rights and obligations etc.).
  3. Define the governance structure (including the structure of the GPFE, the distribution of power and responsibility, the election of the Chair, the composition of the Steering Committee, selection/election of Steering Committee members, their role, duration of the term, accountability, etc.).
  4. Define options for the relationship and alignment with regional parliamentarians’ fora.
  5. Draft a constitution for GPFE with all the necessary elements in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
  6. Incorporate feedback and finalize the constitution.
  7. Develop an implementation strategy.
  8. For each step above, consultation of relevant stakeholders is crucial.


Deliverables of the consultancy

The consultant is expected to submit following deliverables:

  1. Draft and final goals, membership rules, and governance strategy.
  2. Draft and final constitution.
  3. Draft and final implementation strategy.
  4. Account of recommendations from stakeholder.
  5. Presentation to the current GPFE Steering Committee on the deliverables.


Qualifications of the consultant

We are looking for a consultant who

  • Has a Master degree in social development, evaluation, political science or related field.
  • Understands or have experience in evaluation.
  • Has good understanding of the parliamentarians’ initiative, regional parliamentarians’ forum, and global parliamentarians’ forum.
  • Has good knowledge and experience in working with parliamentarians.
  • Has experience and good knowledge on defining membership and governance rules.
  • Has experience and good knowledge on developing a constitution for a global network.

Being a reputed professional in the evaluation field is an added advantage.

Knowledge on EvalPartners, IOCE and EvalPartners networks is an added advantage.


Time frame and budget:

  • The consultancy starts on 1st of July 2017 and deliverables should be completed within three months period.
  • Application deadline is the 5th of June 2017 and selection will be finalized by the 20th of June.
  • The fee for the total consultancy is USD 6,000 which will be paid after submitting the final products.
  • Management of the consultancy and payments will be done in line with IOCE management procedures.
  • It is expected that the consultant will get input from stakeholders via electronic means (e.g., email, Skype); there will be no extra payments for communication, travel, or any other expenses.


Application and Selection:

Please send your application (CV and cover letter) to Lynn Burgess by the 5th June 2017:

Lynn Burgess

Only short listed applicants will be notified with next steps.


Click here to view a PDF version of the Terms of Reference.

Monitoring and Evaluation Leader position at WorldFish

WorldFish uses its technical and scientific expertise in fisheries and aquaculture to develop and deliver research advances, transformational impacts and policy recommendations that help the millions who are dependent on fish. Our research is focused on three interlinked challenges of sustainable aquaculture, resilient small-scale fisheries, and enhancing the contributions of fish to nutrition of the poor in the places where we can make the most difference. By using an integrated, multidisciplinary approach, WorldFish addresses critical gaps in research that need to be filled to build evidence on the most promising pathways to impact.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Leader will play a key global science role in WorldFish, setting and ensuring quality standards for monitoring and evaluation research associated with the new CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH) and the WorldFish strategy for 2017-2022.

Deadline: 15th June 2017

Click here for more information.

UNICEF Belgrade seeks to evaluate the impact of its efforts to strengthen social welfare system to advance child protection with a focus on child care reform in Serbia (2013 – 2017) - RFP 2017-9131275

UNICEF Belgrade seeks to evaluate the impact of its efforts to strengthen social welfare system to advance child protection with a focus on child care reform in Serbia (2013 – 2017) - RFP 2017-9131275 and Its efforts to strengthen implementation of justice for children system in the Republic of Serbia (2010 – 2017) - RFP 2017-9131277. 

Both RFPs can be found here:

Deadline May 24, 2017 14:00 (CET time)

This Request for Proposal is posted for the UNICEF Office in Serbia.

Review of Adolescent Participation in UNICEF Programme Monitoring and Evaluation

The Evaluation Office is seeking an individual consultant to conduct a review on UNICEF’s existing practices regarding adolescent participation in programme monitoring and evaluation. The position entails a content analysis of existing UNICEF studies/evaluations and select practitioner guidebooks on adolescent participation in monitoring and evaluation, interviews with UNICEF staff members engaged in this work, and a user-friendly report or creative output to summarize the findings.

Evaluation of UNESCO’s International Convention against Doping in Sport

UNESCO has been working in the field of physical education and sport since the 1970s when ministers and senior officials first met under its auspices. The Organization’s work in the field culminated with the adoption of the International Convention against Doping in Sport (hereafter the Convention) on 19 October 2015. Entering into force on 1 February 2007, the Convention became the most successful convention in the history of UNESCO in terms of rhythm of ratification after adoption. It is now the second most ratified of all UNESCO treaties.

The purpose of the Convention is to promote the prevention of and the fight against doping in sport, with a view to its elimination. It has been designed to coordinate and compel governmental action in specific areas beyond the domain of the sports movement. Whereas the World Anti-Doping Code (created in 2004) only applies to members of sports organizations, the reach by the Convention of governments aims for a more systematic approach to antidoping involving a broad range of actors. (See Annex for a detailed description of the implementation modalities.)

The year 2017 marks the tenth anniversary since the Convention’s entry into force. To date,
however, UNESCO’s work to support its implementation has never been evaluated.

UNESCO's Internal Oversight Service is looking for a consultant to conduct the Evaluation of UNESCO’s International Convention against Doping in Sport. The deadline for submission of proposals is 17 May 2017. Please see the attached Terms of Reference for more information and instructions.

AEA Summer Institute 2017

June 4-7, 2017
Atlanta, GA
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
Over 30 workshops related to different aspects of evaluation


Who should attend?

Evaluators, applied researchers, grantmakers, foundation program officers, nonprofit administrators, social science students, you! Sessions are filled on a first-come basis. 

What is the format?

Three keynote addresses, five rotations of three-hour and forty-minute training sessions, plus two group lunches to allow for networking among conference attendees. 

Who is presenting?

Experts who have conducted evaluations in a variety of settings, nationally known authors, those working on the cutting edge, evaluation experts and outstanding trainers.

What will I learn?

You choose! Topics range from Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses; to Project Management, Logic Modeling, Reporting, Theory to Practice, Cultural Competence, and more. 

Click here for more information.

Click here to register.

Consultant to conduct an Evaluation of UNESCO’s programme interventions on girls’ and women’s education

The purpose of this evaluation is to inform decision-making and provide evidence-based recommendations on how to strengthen and sustain current girls’ and women’s education initiatives undertaken by UNESCO. The evaluation will also generate evidence on UNESCO’s performance in specific interventions implemented with the aim to improve education outcomes for girls and women, and to promote gender equality in education.

The principal objectives of the evaluation are to:
i) Ascertain the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, results and sustainability of initiatives
spearheaded by UNESCO to advance girls’ and women’s education.
ii) Clarify the strategic role and positioning of UNESCO in supporting girls’ and women’s education
at regional and country levels.
iii) Provide conclusions and actionable recommendations that can shape future programming and
implementation by UNESCO of initiatives aiming at girls’ and women’s education.


Click here to view the Terms of Reference.


How to submit a proposal

Your electronic offer comprising of a technical proposal and a financial proposal, attached in two separate
, shall be sent to the following email address no later than Wednesday 19 April 2017, 23:59 CET:
For any requests for clarification, please contact Ms Martina Rathner (

Evaluation Capacity Building with The Evaluators’ Institute's (TEI) Summer Programs

Register Now for
The Evaluators’ Institute (TEI)
In June and July!

June 4-7, 2017 in Atlanta, GA

TEI is teaming up with the AEA for this year’s American Evaluation Association Summer Institute in Atlanta! Learn more about our pre-conference course on Culture and Evaluation and special workshop deliveries by TEI Faculty.


July 10-22, 2017 in Washington DC Metropolitan Area

Our biggest delivery of 2017 will be coming soon to the DC Metropolitan Area! TEI invites you to explore course descriptions and information for our flagship July program at Early bird and group discounts are available, so reserve your spot today! 

This series is perfect for evaluation professionals who are looking to improve their skills and credentials. All courses build towards our TEI Certificates in Evaluation.

Click here to view the full July schedule.

EvalPartners Newsletter #35 (February 2017)

In this issue: Highlights of the Month, Breakfast Event for Parliament, Government, Media and ESK Members, Development of a Mentoring Program for YEE: International Survey Results, Implementation of SDGs in Tunisia , Blended Capacity Building on Evaluation for Public Officials and Parliamentarians, Progress of SDGs in Japan and more!

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Consultancy: the development of a Theory of Change of the “Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative”

Job Number: 503132 | Vacancy Link
Location: Programme Division, UNICEF NYHQ
Work Type : Consultancy

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’s Programme Division in New York is looking for a qualified professional to reconstruct a Theory of Change narrative of the BAI, and provide recommendations for the future evaluation of the BAI.

The full TOR (purpose, objectives, scope, methodology, timeframe, etc) can be found here:

Interested candidates may apply online through the link above.   Closing Date 8 Mar 2017 Eastern Standard Time

Call for Abstracts: 6th Biennial International Conference of Sri Lanka Evaluation Association - 2017

Actioning Evaluation - Key to Sustainable Development

The Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEvA) is a voluntary civil society organisation established in 1999, by an interested group of professionals from the government, private sector and non-governmental organisations. One of the flagship events conducted by SLEvA is the Biennial International Conference in Sri Lanka which attracts both local and foreign presentations and participation.

This year's Conference theme is Actioning Evaluation - Key to Sustainable Development (SD). Authors can submit manuscripts under any of the following themes but not limited to.

•    Evidence Based Decision Making
•    Global & National Indicators on SD
•    Capacity Building for SD
•    Data Management
•    Role of Evaluators in SD
•    Role of Corporate Sector in SD
•    Innovative Approaches in M&E
•    Lessons Learned
•    New Technologies in M&E

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of 300 to 500 words by the deadline of 30th March 2017 to The Conference will be followed by Post-Conference Workshops on 21st and 22nd September 2017.


Deadline of Submission of Abstracts - 30th Mar 2017

Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts - 27th April 2017

Deadline of Submission of Full papers - 15th June 2017

Notification of Acceptance of Full Papers - 13th July 2017

Deadline of Submission of Final Papers - 24th Aug 2017

Conference - 19th & 20th Sep 2017


Contact Information

SLEvA Secretariat
120/10, "Vidya Mandiraya"
Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07
Sri Lanka
Tel: +9411 2696235


Click here to view the Call for Abstracts poster.

Appel à candidature pour l'Evaluation Programme Pays de la FAO au Cameroun

Le Bureau de l’évaluation de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) vient de lancer une évaluation du programme pays de la FAO au Cameroun. Les consultants nationaux et régionaux ayant de l’expérience en évaluation ainsi que dans les secteurs liés aux objectifs de l’action FAO dans le pays sont invités à soumettre leur candidature. L’évaluation se déroulera à partir du mois de Mars jusqu’à Mai 2017. Pour plus d’informations, veuillez consulter l’Appel à candidature sur le site internet de la FAO (en anglais)

Les consultants peuvent également soumettre leur candidature en envoyant leur curriculum vitae avant le 15 février 2017 à l’adresse email indiquant dans le sujet du courriel « Candidature pour l’évaluation FAO-Cameroun EPP ».

Vacancy announcement for Evaluation Analyst, Junior Professional Officer (JPO – P2)

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

Evaluation Analyst, Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) – P2 – Deadline: 26 February 2017            

This position is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Please note that it is only for Swiss nationals.

For detailed instructions on how to apply, please follow this link:

Call for Expressions of Interest - Midterm evaluation of "Shan State: Peace, reconciliation and development through community empowerment programme"

Call for Expressions of Interest

The ILO seeks Expressions of Interest (EoI) from qualified independent evaluator to conduct an independent evaluation of the EU funded programme in Myanmar on “Shan State: Peace, Reconciliation and Development through community empowerment programme”.


Qualifications of the Evaluators

  • Not have been involved in the above programme.
  • Relevant background in social and/or economic development.
  • Experience in evaluation of complex development programmes, in particular with programme in conflict and post conflict areas
  • 8 year experience in evaluations in the UN system or other international context -  human rights based approach
  • Technical specialisation in some of the subject areas:- peace  building, community empowerment, child rights, labour-based  employment, local economic development will be an asset
  • Contextual understanding and/or Experience in Myanmar will be an advantage
  • Experience facilitating workshops for evaluation findings.
  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods and an understanding of issues related to validity and reliability
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and an understanding of ILO cross-cutting issues.

Interested individual is requested to submit an EoI including covering letter, CV, and fee structure. EoIs should be sent to Ms. Pamornrat Pringsulaka ( For further details please see the draft Terms of Reference attached. The deadline to submit Expressions of Interest for the evaluation is by close of business on 6 February 2017.

Click here for more information.

UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) Evaluation - Call for Applications

The evaluation of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) will take place during 2017.

The Fund was established in 2009 as a bold investment in women’s rights to fast-track the implementation of gender equality commitments in the areas of women’s economic and political empowerment. By supporting CSO-led initiatives at local, national and regional levels, the Fund aims at addressing the concrete needs and priorities of the most marginalized groups of women and girls in developing countries. In the context of the 2030 Agenda, FGE’s mission has become more relevant than ever as it serves as a tool for localizing SDGs and leaving no one behind. During its 7 years, the Fund has delivered USD 64 million in grants to 120 grantee programmes in 80 countries, reaching over 10 million direct beneficiaries.

FGE is committed to draw evidence and widely share the lessons learned from this pioneering grant-making programme and to contribute to global know-how in the field of gender equality. In addition to undertake regular evaluations of its grantee programmes under a decentralized approach, in 2015 the Fund conducted a Meta Evaluation and Meta-Analysis of 24 grantee evaluation reports in order to validate their quality and gain evidence-based insight on what works for women’s political and economic empowerment programmes, as well as to analyze FGE’s processes and approach. In 2017, the Fund will go a step further by undertaking the first Fund for Gender Equality Evaluation. The evaluation will assess the Fund’s approach and contributions to promoting gender equality and women’s rights and empowerment since 2009 in alignment with UN Women’s Strategic Plans, while drawing lessons and recommendations to feed into future policy and programming by UN Women as well as other stakeholders (donors, civil society and gender advocates, and the development community).

The deadline for submission of applications for the Evaluation Team is Tuesday, 7 February 2017.

UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage: Evaluability Assessment

The UNICEF and UNFPA Evaluation Offices plan to jointly commission an evaluability assessment of the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage. An evaluability assessment is an exercise to determine the overall readiness of the programme to be evaluated in a reliable and credible fashion and check the coherence and logic of the programme.

With the integration of child marriage into Sustainable Development Goals1, the issue has gained global momentum and is a top corporate priority for both UNFPA and UNICEF, as reflected in their respective strategic plans and distinct but complementary mandates. Beginning in January 2014, the two agencies initiated an inception phase to develop a Global Programme on child marriage. Throughout the inception phase, UNFPA and UNICEF have agreed on the value of a harmonized global vision captured in a programmatic framework that allows for diversity and country-level adaptation. The programme approach and logic is articulated in the “Report of the Inception Phase of the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage.”

The initial phase of the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme is spanning from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2019, with an indicative four-year budget (2016-2019) estimated at $246.7 million with contributions from Canada, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom and the European Commission.

Click here to view the terms of reference.

How to apply:

Interested individuals should send an Application Package clearly indicating the position being applied for:

  1. Team Leader – Evaluation Expert
  2. Team Member – Thematic Expert with Evaluation Experience

The Application Package should include the following:

  1. Cover letter, indicating why you are applying for the consultancy and how your qualifications match the ToR for the “UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage: Evaluability Assessment”;
  2. Updated CV/Resume, and completed Personal history Profile (P11); a blank P11 can be found at  ;
  3. A sample report of a similar exercise/subject or an evaluation report, with a clear indication of the applicant’s contribution in the report; (hyperlinks to the document are preferred);
  4. Availability and daily fee;

The application should be sent to , no later than close of business on 17 February 2017.

Candidates should also indicate in the email subject the consultancy they are applying for, as follows:

Email Subject: Application for UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage: Evaluability Assessment - Team Leader;

Email Subject: Application for UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (P3, Fixed Term) Vacancy- UNICEF Ghana

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, P-3, Accra, Ghana, #63181

Job no: 502300
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Ghana
Categories: Monitoring and Evaluation, P-3

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.

For 70 years, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Within the context of UNICEF Accra, Ghana's country office (CO), the incumbent of the post will ensure that the CO has useful, valid and reliable information on:

  • the situation of children's and women's rights;
  • the performance of UNICEF-supported programmes including their relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, and in emergency contexts, their coverage, coordination and coherence.

The incumbent of the post will lead UNICEF Ghana's M&E unit and work with the UN country team to support UNCT goals for delivering valid and reliable information on the attainment of the MDGs and other goals, and on the performance of UN-supported programmes. The incumbent of the post will also assist with the establishment of monitoring and evaluation tools which enhance partnership between the UNCT, government and other key players to collectively track progress on MDGs and other international commitment for children. The incumbent will also assist with the development of national capacities for monitoring, evaluation and research, with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of government, community, and civil society stakeholders.

Click here to visit the UNICEF Job website for more information.

Caribbean Evaluators International - Winter 2016 Newsletter

Caribbean Evaluators International has released their Winter 2016 newsletter.

In this Issue...

  • Monitoring and Evaluating the SDGs in the Caribbean
  • What is the Purpose of Monitoring our Plans in Government?
  • Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals
  • M&E Systems for Citizen Security Interventions in a Developing Country
  • Formation of VOPE in Trinidad and Tobago
  • International Alumni Award for CEI President
  • AfREA Collaboration
  • Empowerment Evaluation Webinar
  • Upcoming Events

Click here to read the newsletter.

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is looking for two external consultants to conduct the evaluation of OHCHR's Support to Legislation in Conformity with International Standards

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is looking for two external consultants to conduct the evaluation of OHCHR's Support to Legislation in Conformity with International Standards. The evaluation will be undertaken between February and August 2017 and missions to OHCHR Headquarters and field locations for documentary review and interviews with stakeholders are envisaged.

These are the external consultant's profiles:

Team leader (Expert on evaluation):
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social science, economics, management, or related field. A first level university degree in combination with a qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum of 12 years of experience conducting evaluations of projects, programs or policies in the UN or international context.
- Experience conducting evaluations in human rights or related field (humanitarian assistance, peace operations, emergency or post-conflict situations).
- Fluency in oral and written English.
- Knowledge of legislation in compliance with international human rights standards, particularly on non-discrimination and rule of law issues, is desirable.
- Knowledge of OHCHR is desirable.
- Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable.

Team member (Expert on legislation in compliance with international human rights standards):
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social science, economics, management, or related field. A first level university degree in combination with a qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum of 12 years of experience on legislation in compliance with international human rights standards.
- Experience on non-discrimination and rule of law issues.
- Fluency in oral and written English.
- Experience conducting evaluations in human rights or related field (humanitarian assistance, peace operations, emergency or post conflict situations) is desirable.
- Knowledge of OHCHR is desirable.
- Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable.

If you are interested in conducting this evaluation, please register in and send us your updated CV and UN P-11 form to by Monday 2nd of January 2017.

Call for Institutional Expressions of Interest: Outcome Evaluation of the Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF) Phase II

UNICEF is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from institutions for the provision of services to conduct an independent Outcome Evaluation of the Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF) Phase II.

The evaluation is scheduled for implementation from July to December 2017. It is foreseen that the evaluation will be carried out by a team of four consultants with strong background in evaluation and relevant subject matter expertise.

Interested institutions are encouraged to complete the EOI form in attachment and available at: or EOIs should be sent to, no later than 5:00 pm (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) on 30 December, 2016. Please quote “Outcome Evaluation CDPF Phase II” as the subject in your correspondence.

Kindly note that this EOI does not constitute a solicitation. We do not require bids or proposals at this stage; we merely seek your expression of interest in participating in the tender.

If you have any additional questions about this EOI, please email Ms. Sok Keang ( Emails only, please; calls will not be returned. 

Early Childhood Evaluation Consultant

UNICEF Evaluation Office (New York) plans to contract with an experienced early childhood evaluation consultant to conduct a formative evaluation on UNICEF’s approach to supporting inclusive and equitable play and development opportunities for children ages 3 to 5 through the use of the Early Childhood Development Kit. The evaluation will be conducted in Uganda from December 2016 - December 2017, where the UNICEF Country Office is currently using the ECD kits within a humanitarian programming context.

For more information, please click here.

Request for Proposals: Evaluation of UNESCO's work in Capacity Building in the Basic Sciences and Engineering

Registration level: None

Title: Evaluation of UNESCO’s work in Capacity Building in the Basic Sciences and Engineering (BSE)

UN organization: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Reference: RFP/IOS/EVS/SCCapBuilding/11/2016

Published: 18-Nov-2016

Deadline: 12-Dec-2016 23:59

Time zone: (GMT 1.00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris Description

The United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hereby invites qualified companies/individuals to submit proposals for the following assignment:

Evaluation of UNESCO’s work in Capacity Building in the Basic Sciences and Engineering (BSE)

The evaluation is requiring the following principal qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of the global basic sciences and engineering capacity building area, with particular emphasis on the development needs in this field in the African region 
  • Extensive knowledge of networks, transnational co-ordination of science programmes and capacity building in sciences
  • Experience in applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods, with a minimum of seven years of professional experience for the lead expert (a minimum of five years’ experience for the other team members) in programme and policy evaluation demonstrating a strong record in designing, conducting and leading evaluations.  At least some of this experience will be in the science area.

Main deliverables:

  • Inception Report
  • Draft Evaluation Report
  • Final Evaluation Report

    The evaluation will be conducted between December 2016 and April 2017 and is estimated to take up 50-65 working days.

Click here to visit the UNGM website for more information.


As we build towards The Breaking Barriers in Participation and Inclusion in Peacebuilding Evaluation Conference in South Africa, join DME for Peace tomorrow Thursday, November 17th at 10:00am EST as Mark Abrahams, Founding Member of the South African Monitoring & Evaluation Association and Editor-in-Chief of the African Evaluation Journal, hosts the M&E Thursday Talk series to lead a discussion on "The roles and function of VOPEs in promoting democratic practices and accountability: The case of SAMEA."


This discussion will focus on the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) as a Volunteer Organization for Professional Evaluation and reflects briefly on its creation, the steady growth over the years and the significant challenges it faced both internally and externally. As a function of deepening and strengthening democracy, transparency and ensuring that it remains relevant, SAMEA must also attend to the existing gaps in the evaluation skills set(s) or competencies of its members. What is often under-represented in formal accredited courses, short courses and a significant number of M&E professional development initiatives - is the focus on the interpersonal domain that addresses human relations and social interactions that ground evaluator effectiveness.

We hope that you will be able to join us for a riveting discussion!

Consultancy services for End-Project Review for Improving Child Nutrition in Four Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (RFP)

UNICEF (ESARO) in Nairobi  is inviting proposals from reputable institutions for institutional consultancy for End Project Review for "Improving child nutrition in four countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Burundi,Ethiopia,Mozambique & Rwanda)

Type of notice: Request for proposal
Registration level: None
Title: Consultancy services for End-Project Review for Improving Child Nutrition in Four Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Project
UN organization: United Nations Children's Fund
Reference: LRFP 9128574-2016
Published: 08-Nov-2016
Deadline: 12-Dec-2016 11:00
Time zone: (GMT 3.00) Baghdad, Riyadh, Moscow, St. Petersburg

Click here to view the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) page for this RFP.

Independent Midterm Evaluation | Road to Jobs: Bringing decent work to rural households of the Northern Provinces in Afghanistan

Location: Afghanistan
Application deadline: 24 November 2016
Type of contract: External Collaboration Contract
Post Level: International Consultant
Languages required: Proficiency in written and spoken English
Expected duration: 30 working days (between 15 December 2016 and 31 March 2017) with field work during Jan 22 January to Feb 2 2016.

Road to Jobs: Bringing decent work to rural households of the Northern Provinces in Afghanistan Project. The Project is funded by SIDA-UNOPS and is implemented by ILO Kabul. This three year Project started its implementation starting mid-2015 and will end in mid-2018. Road to Jobs (R2J) project aims at these constraints more systematically to get at the ‘root causes’ for the underperformance of selected value chain sectors, and in doing so to encourage local ownership of change and sustainable impact.

The deadline to submit expressions of interest for the evaluation is by close of business on 30 November 2016 sent by e-mail with the subject header “Evaluation of Road to Jobs (R2J) Project” to the Evaluation Manager, Khadija Khondker at and copied to Ms Pamornrat Pringsulaka,

Click here for more information.

Webinar - How IFAD promotes learning among development partners in the field

As a follow-up to the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) study on "Evaluation Use in the UN System", the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) would like to invite you to a webinar discussion on:

How IFAD promotes learning among development partners in the field

Tuesday,15 November, 2016
3:30 pm (CET)


Key message 6 from the study addresses an important fact: No development organization operates in isolation. Whether it be government counterparts, partner UN agencies or national development stakeholders, there is a broad audience for evaluation products, their findings and their recommendations. It is in this spirit that in 1994 the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD launched the practice of hosting a national workshop learning event as a final step in the country programme evaluation process, bringing together participants from the national government, national development organizations and IFAD.

The objective of this webinar is to share with participants a look into the practice of hosting this national learning events and the impact that such events and related evaluation products have beyond the publication of an evaluation report and stimulate the exchange of experiences of UN evaluators regarding cross-organizational learning and sharing.

The webinar will start with a presentation, followed by a Q&A session.



Oscar A. Garcia, Director, IOE (
Johanna Pennarz, Lead Evaluation Officer, IOE (

The special guests will include an IFAD out-posted Country Programme Manager and a Country Programme Officer.

Please feel free to forward the invitation to colleagues who are interested in the subject. Hope you will be able to attend!


Details for the webinar

Tuesday,15 November, 2016
3:30 – 4:30 pm | Central Standard Time (CST, Rome, GMT+1)

Join online

How to participate via Webex in the IOE webinar:
1. Click on this Webex Link

·         Enter your name and email address 

·         Enter the meeting  number: 732 950 068

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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.