vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: Principal Evaluator for the Terminal Evaluation of the UNEP/GEF project “Global Forest Watch” GEF ID 5356
Département / Bureau: Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement
Lieu d'affectation: NAIROBI
Période de candidature: 28 avril 2020 - 15 mai 2020
No de l’appel á candidature: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-135077-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
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Result of Service

The Principal Evaluator will submit an approved inception report, and approved draft report and approved final evaluation report.

If the Covid-19 situation continues, and the evaluation cannot be completed as a fully desk-based exercise, the Principal Evaluator will submit an approved inception report under a first contract. The approved draft main evaluation report and an approved final main evaluation report will be submitted under a second contract, once the Covid-19 situation subsides.

Work Location

Home Based

Expected duration

The contract will extend over the period of 25 May 2020 to 31st December 2020.

Duties and Responsibilities

Org. Setting

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. This consultancy is located at Headquarters in the Evaluation Office which reports directly to the Executive Director. The Principal Evaluator reports to the Evaluation Officer managing the project and the Director of the Evaluation Office (EO).

The scope of the evaluation will be the project 5356 – Global Forest Watch. The evaluation will give attention to discerning results achieved by this GEF-UNEP project from results achieved with support of other GFW partners. In line with the UNEP Evaluation Policy and the UNEP Programme Manual, the Terminal Evaluation is undertaken at completion of the project to assess project performance (in terms of relevance, effectiveness and efficiency), and determine outcomes and impacts (actual and potential) stemming from the project, including their sustainability. The evaluation has two primary purposes: (i) to provide evidence of results to meet accountability requirements, and (ii) to promote operational improvement, learning and knowledge sharing through results and lessons learned among UNEP, WRI and the project partners in Georgia, Madagascar and globally. Therefore, the evaluation will identify lessons of operational relevance for future project formulation and implementation, especially for the second phase of the project.

The Principal Evaluator will be responsible, in close consultation with the Evaluation Office of UNEP for the overall management of the evaluation and timely provision of its outputs. The Evaluation Team, to be composed of the Principal Evaluator and tentatively two National Consultants, will ensure jointly that all evaluation criteria and questions are adequately covered. Specifically, Evaluation Team members 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 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;
- (where appropriate and agreed, and contingent on the Covid-19 situation) conduct an evaluation mission(s) to selected countries, visit the project locations, interview project partners and stakeholders, including a good representation of local communities. 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;
- 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 evaluation 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.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: an advanced university degree in environmental sciences, international development or other relevant political or social sciences area is required.
Experience: A minimum of 10 years of technical / evaluation experience is required. Experience evaluating large, regional or global projects and using a Theory of Change approach is preferred; a good understanding of sustainable forest management, forest monitoring and geoinformatics is desired.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is a requirement and knowledge of French or Georgian is an asset. Working knowledge of the UN system and any other international organization, but specifically the work of UNEP is an added advantage. The work will be home-based with possible field visits.

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