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Principal Evaluator For Evaluation Of The Partnership For Action On Green Economy Interagency Programme ' Operational Strategy 2016 - 2020 ' (UNEP ' S PAGE Project, 2018 - 2021, PIMS 02032)

Closing: Oct 26, 2021

2 days remaining

Published: Oct 14, 2021 (10 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Bachelor's degree

Work experience:

10 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

The Principal Evaluator will be responsible, in close consultation with the Evaluation Office of UNEP for overall management of the evaluation and timely provision of its outputs. The Principal Evaluator and two Evaluation Specialists will ensure together that all evaluation criteria and questions are adequately covered.
Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:

A first level (Bachelor's) university degree in environmental sciences, economics, international development or other relevant political or social sciences area is required. An advanced (master's) degree in the same areas is desirable.

Experience: A minimum of 10 years of technical / evaluation experience is required, preferably including evaluating large, regional or global programmes and using a Theory of Change approach; and a good understanding of national policy and/or interagency collaboration programmes, capacity-building/training and inclusive green economy is desired.

Working knowledge of the UN system and specifically the work of the partnership UN agencies is an added advantage.


Responsibilities
The Principal Evaluator will be responsible, in close consultation with the Evaluation Office of UNEP for overall management of the evaluation and timely provision of its outputs. The Principal Evaluator and two Evaluation Specialists will ensure together that all evaluation criteria and questions are adequately covered.
Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:

A first level (Bachelor's) university degree in environmental sciences, economics, international development or other relevant political or social sciences area is required. An advanced (master's) degree in the same areas is desirable.

Experience: A minimum of 10 years of technical / evaluation experience is required, preferably including evaluating large, regional or global programmes and using a Theory of Change approach; and a good understanding of national policy and/or interagency collaboration programmes, capacity-building/training and inclusive green economy is desired.

Working knowledge of the UN system and specifically the work of the partnership UN agencies is an added advantage.


Specifically, the Principal Evaluator will undertake the following:

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 (if relevant);

• develop and present criteria for country and/or site selection for in-depth review;

• 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;

• (where appropriate and agreed) conduct survey(s). Ensure independence of the evaluation and confidentiality of evaluation interviews and surveys.

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

• keep the Project/Task Manager informed of the evaluation progress.

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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