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Evaluation Specialist

Closing: Jan 20, 2023

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Published: Jan 10, 2023 (20 days ago)

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The Project's overarching objective was “to support action on climate mitigation and adaptation and thus enhance low emissions and climate-resilient development.” This objective was to be reached by promoting the transfer and scaling up of the deployment of adaptation and mitigation technologies in developing countries, and it links to the higher-level overall objective (impact) of the EC project of “Developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Pacific, and the Caribbean and least developed countries in particular will emit less greenhouse gases per unit of GDP and have a higher resilience to climate change.”


Qualifications/special skills

  • A first level university degree in environmental sciences, international development or other relevant political or social sciences area is required

  • A minimum of 7 years of technical/monitoring/evaluation/statistics experience is required

  • A good/broad understanding UNFCCC processes and climate convention in general is required

  • Working knowledge in a development related organization especially the UN system and specifically the work of UNEP is an advantage.


Responsibilities
The Project's overarching objective was “to support action on climate mitigation and adaptation and thus enhance low emissions and climate-resilient development.” This objective was to be reached by promoting the transfer and scaling up of the deployment of adaptation and mitigation technologies in developing countries, and it links to the higher-level overall objective (impact) of the EC project of “Developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, the Pacific, and the Caribbean and least developed countries in particular will emit less greenhouse gases per unit of GDP and have a higher resilience to climate change.”


Qualifications/special skills

  • A first level university degree in environmental sciences, international development or other relevant political or social sciences area is required

  • A minimum of 7 years of technical/monitoring/evaluation/statistics experience is required

  • A good/broad understanding UNFCCC processes and climate convention in general is required

  • Working knowledge in a development related organization especially the UN system and specifically the work of UNEP is an advantage.


Inception phase of the Evaluation, including:

• preliminary desk review and introductory interviews with project staff;

• draft the reconstructed Theory of Change of the project;

• prepare the evaluation framework;

• develop the desk review and interview protocols;

• draft the survey protocols;

• develop and present criteria for country and/or site selection for the evaluation mission;

• plan the evaluation schedule;

• prepare the Inception Report, incorporating comments until approved by the Evaluation Manager

Data collection and analysis phase of the Evaluation, including:

• conduct further desk review and in-depth interviews with project implementing and executing agencies, project partners and project stakeholders;

• conduct an evaluation mission to selected countries, interview project partners and stakeholders, including a good representation of local partners and stakeholders. Ensure independence of the Evaluation and confidentiality of evaluation interviews.

• regularly report back to the Evaluation Manager on progress and inform of any possible problems or issues encountered and;

• in consultation with the Evaluation Manager, keep the CTCN Secretariat and Evaluation Reference Group informed of the evaluation process.

Reporting phase, including:

• draft the Main Evaluation Report, ensuring that the evaluation report is complete, coherent and consistent with the Evaluation Manager guidelines both in substance and style;

• liaise with the Evaluation Manager on comments received and finalize the Main Evaluation Report, ensuring that comments are taken into account until approved by the Evaluation Manager

• prepare a Response to Comments annex for the main report, listing those comments not accepted by the Evaluation Consultant and indicating the reason for the rejection; and

• (where agreed with the Evaluation Manager) prepare an Evaluation Brief (2-page summary of the evaluand and the key evaluation findings and lessons)

Managing relations, including:

• maintain a positive relationship with evaluation stakeholders, ensuring that the evaluation process is as participatory as possible but at the same time maintains its independence;

• communicate in a timely manner with the Evaluation Manager on any issues requiring its attention and intervention.


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