Evaluation Team Leader (International only)
Full Time 2021-08-18 Newspaper job
Category General Mgmt / Administration / Operations
Job Experience 10 Year(s)
Job Description UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is looking for qualified candidates for UNFPA Nepal Country Office
Evaluation Team Leader & SRHR Expert (Two Consultancies)
Category: Individual Consultant Contract
Duty Station: UNFPA Nepal Country Office, Kathmandu (remote)
Deadline: Monday, 30 August 2021 by 5.00 pm Nepal time
Background: The United Nations Population Fund's (UNFPA) goal is to "achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health, realize reproductive rights, and reduce maternal mortality to accelerate progress on the agenda of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), to improve the lives of women, adolescents, and youth, enabled by population dynamics, human rights, and gender equality." In pursuit of this goal, UNFPA works towards three transformative and people-centered results: (i) end preventable maternal deaths: (i) end the unmet need for family planning; and (ii) end gender-based violence (GBV) and all harmful practices including a child, early and forced marriage. The UNFPA Nepal Country Office is currently implementing the 8 Country Programme (CP) (2018-2022) with the Governments of Nepal. As the 8 CP is coming to end in 2022, this transition period including the impact of COVID-19, has had a profound effect on the achievement of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) goals across the country Thus, to adapt the UNFPA supported SRHR program in the evolving and complex contexts, a developmental evaluation has been planned in 2021 to guide the SRHR program interventions for the remaining period of the 8 CP as well as feed into the design of the 9 CP. The overall purpose of the developmental evaluation of the SRHR program is to produce real-time information to guide and adjust the program in the evolving development and humanitarian contexts of Nepal. The consultants will work in close collaboration with the evaluation manager, SRH team under the direct supervision of the UNFPA Representative.
1) Evaluation Team Leader (International only): Advanced degree in public health, social sciences development, and/or gender studies or related field. Minimum 10 years of experience in conducting or managing evaluations in the field of international development and/or humanitarian assistance Extensive experience in leading complex evaluations commissioned by the UN organizations and or other I/NGOs. Demonstrated expertise in the health sector, preferably in SRHR Experienced in developmental evaluation and participatory approaches in evaluation In-depth knowledge of theory-based evaluation and systems thinking, ability to apply both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and to uphold high-quality standards for evaluation as defined by UNFPA and UNEG: Good knowledge of humanitarian frameworks and principles, the international humanitarian architecture and coordination mechanisms, and preparedness and response work of UNFPA. Ability to ensure enthuses and integrity of the evaluation process, including confidentiality and the principle of doing no harm Abbas to consistently integrate human rights and gender perspectives in all phases of the evaluation process excellent management and leadership skills to coordinate the work of the evaluation team, and strong ability to share technical evaluation skills and knowledge. Experience working with a multidisciplinary team of experts. Proven ability to analyze and synthesize large volumes of data and information from diverse sources. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and spoken English Work experience in/good knowledge of the national development context of Nepal
2) Evaluation Team member (SRHR Expert-national only): Master's degree in public health, medicine, health economics, and financing, epidemiology, biostatistics, social sciences, or a related field
5-7 years of experience in conducting evaluations, reviews, assessments, research studies, or M&E work in the field of international development and/or humanitarian assistance. Substantive knowledge of SRHR
policy and program frameworks including in relation to health financing, health systems, and social determinants of health, Good knowledge of humanitarian strategies, policies, frameworks, and humanitarian principles, as well as the international humanitarian architecture and coordination mechanisms. Good knowledge of the impact of federalism on the health sector in Nepal Ability to ensure ethics and integrity in the evaluation process, including confidentiality and the principle of, do no harm. Ability to consistently integrate human rights and gender perspectives in all phases of the evaluation process, Solid knowledge of participatory evaluation approaches and methodology, systems thinking and innovation, and demonstrated ability to apply both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods, Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Experience working with a multidisciplinary team of experts. Work experience in/good knowledge of the national development context of Nepal. Familiarity with UNFPA or other UN organization's mandates and activities will be an advantage. Fluent in written and spoken English and Nepali
How to apply: More detailed information, including the Terms of Reference, competency profile and education/experience and other requirements can be found at: https://nepal.unfpa.org/en/vacancies Applicants must complete a Personal History Form (P-11), and attach curriculum vitae (CV). The P-11 form can be downloaded from https://bit.ly/3gpl1Cv. Please send your applications only by email to firstname.lastname@example.org clearly marking the Position Title in the Subject of your email.
Deadline for applications: Monday, 30 August 2021 by 5.00 pm Nepal time Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. UNFPA will only respond to applications to whom we have further interest.
Notice: There is no application, processing, or fee at any stage of the application process, UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity, and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all, including persons with disabilities