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  • Sector of Vacancy : National Evaluation Consultancy

Qualification/Work Experience :

  • To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have… Each one of the two National Consultants will need to have the following profile: Advanced university degree in the relevant fields such as public health, WASH, and Community Engagement etc. More than 6 years’ experience in programme evaluation and must have completed at least two high quality programme/project evaluation in that period (a copy of an evaluation report, which the applicant has been a primary author of, will need to be submitted a part of the application); Must be familiar with emergency programming and Real-time evaluation approaches; Excellent writing and communication skills in English; Good work experience in conflict environments; Good IT Skills including a good knowledge of MS Word, Power Point and Excel; Good knowledge of UNICEF and the operational modalities of the United Nations Good knowledge of results-based programme management; Previous related evaluations in RRM and related modalities would be an asset Previous experience working on evaluations with real time methodologies and geospatial analysis would be an asset

Job Description:

  • Scope of work Thematic Scope The evaluation will gauge the vulnerable women’s and children’s access to and use of the interventions/services rendered in the areas where the response was put in place, namely in the following areas: health, WASH, child protection, education and C4D. It will also look at how UNICEF has managed to build access and acceptance among the various stakeholders. The evaluation will focus on the following: In the NWSW, the extent to which the Programme has covered the most affected divisions; In the NWSW, the extent to which the Programme had succeeded in serving people in areas where systems in charge of providing basic social services stopped working since the crisis started; At the community level, the extent to which programme’s supported interventions have been able to generate and support people’s and community’s participation; Availability of supplies and UNICEF structures to support the delivery of humanitarian assistance; At the country Office level, the extent to which UNICEF sections have well used the fund allocated to the emergency crisis, and evaluate the effective and efficient of funds allocated to the FO. (Cf attached ToR for more details) How can you make a difference? Objectives This evaluation will have two purposes: accountability and learning. This evaluation will provide the UNICEF Cameroon Country Office, the UNICEF Regional Office for West and Central Africa (WCARO), UNICEF Headquarter in New York and donors (vertical accountability) as well as the response expected beneficiaries and partners (horizontal accountability) with some solid evidence on the extent to which the response to the NW/SW crisis attained its envisaged objectives. With respect to its learning purpose, this evaluation is expected not only to inform the current response implementation strategies come but it will also shed some light on some potential corrective programmatic actions that may want to be adopted in the near future so as to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the response. Special emphasis will be placed over the role that partnerships and collaboration with other parties engaged in the response played in the effort to solve the access issues. More specifically, this evaluation is expected to generate findings and recommendations that will help UNICEF Country Cameroon programme staff as well as other in-country partners (see Table 3 in the attached ToR) to adapt the implementation of the humanitarian Programme to the emerging and specific needs of the affected population. In order to fulfil its two envisaged purposes (accountability and learning), the evaluation will be guided by the 6 following criteria, in line with the OECD/DAC and ALNAP guidelines: Relevance, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Coordination, Coverage, Gender and Human Rights. A separate dimension on accountability to affected population will also be looked at. The impact criterion was not retained due to the challenge of estimating the causal attribution between the variety of activities implemented as part of the response and the effects attained on the ground. Deliverables and Schedules The consultancy will be 3 months in duration and will consist of three main phases: Number of Days of Work National Consultant 1 National Consultant 2 ACTIVITIES Phase 1 Development of inception report (this will include the development of the evaluation design and the data collection tools) + Inception Meetings 5 5 Phase II Data collection and Field work in Cameroon + Debriefing on preliminary findings on the last day of the country mission 15 15 Phase III Data analysis, report writing (draft and final), validation and dissemination 10 10 Total 40 40 Deliverables Inception Report, including a detailed description of the methodology, data collection tools, data analytical plan, and suggested work plan (April 20, 2020); Power Point summarizing key preliminary findings and conclusions (to be held before the international consultant leaves the country) (May 15, 2020); First Draft of the evaluation report (May 15, 2020); Recommendation validation workshop (to be facilitated remotely or by national consultant, as agreed with UNICEF) (July 15, 2020); Final Evaluation report (max 40 pages with the rest to be placed in annexes) incorporating the commented made by UNICEF staff and the Reference Group members both in writing and during the recommendation validation workshop (August 5, 2020; Power Point Presentation which summarizes the Evaluation Report with slide(s) of Key findings and recommendations (August 15, 2020); Raw data in electronic medium, data collection instruments in electronic medium, transcripts in electronic medium, completed data sets, etc. (August 5, 2020); An Infographic summarizing the key findings and conclusions (August 30, 2020) The consultant will need to make sure that the draft report and final report will be consistent with the international evaluation quality standards namely: the UNEG Checklist on Quality Evaluation Reports, the GEROS Quality Assessment Criteria, and the UNEG Guide on the Integration of Gender Equality and Human Rights in Evaluation. (Cf attached ToR for more details) Timing The total duration of the contract is 50 days over the period from September 20, 2019 to December 30, 2019. Reporting Requirements In line with the UNICEF Evaluation Policy, this evaluation will be managed by the Regional Office for West and Central Africa (WCARO) in close collaboration with the Cameroon CO and FO. The Consultant will report to the WCAR Regional Evaluation Adviser. Administrative Issues UNICEF accepts applications from individual consultants. All applications should contain the following documents: I. Technical Project Proposal (max 5 pages), which would include at least the following (applicants are strongly encouraged not to repeat the text from Terms of Reference but rather to demonstrate a critical understanding of it): (NOTE FOR UNICEF: The criteria below will need to be discussed and revised accordingly) Understanding of the evaluation purpose An adequate conceptual framework and evaluation methodology Consultant’s profile/portfolio Proposed timeframes (hour/days) Names and contact details of reference persons List of past evaluation reports (if applicable) Any other additional information to support the application (optional). Financial Proposal: Detailed budget breakdown (in US Dollars). Applicants are strongly recommended to attach their technical and financial evaluation offers when applying. Applicants without their technical and financial evaluation offers will not be considered. UNICEF ins an equal opportunities employer Interested candidates should apply via the website, http://jobs.unicef.org

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