Job Opening

Posting Title: Evaluation Consultant
Department/Office: International Civil Aviation Organization
Duty Station: MONTREAL
Posting Period: 07 January 2022 - 27 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-International Civil Aviation Organization-172096-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

• Inception report – final
• PowerPoint presentation of preliminary findings, conclusions and recommendations - Draft and final
• Evaluation reports – draft and final

Work Location

Montréal, Canada and/or working remotely

Expected duration

The selected consultant is expected to be employed within the period of 24 January 2022 to 23 May 2022 for 43 working days.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Office of Internal Oversight (OIO) is responsible for the systematic evaluation and internal audit of ICAO's programmes, projects, and activities, with a view to assessing whether the Organization's stated objectives and impacts have been achieved, and resources have been expended in accordance with applicable rules and regulations and with due regard to economy, efficiency and effectiveness. The Office provides an annual report of its evaluations and internal audits to the ICAO Council.

Evaluation is mainly focused on assessing the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of programmes and activities against established plans and objectives. Internal audit ensures that a system of cost-effective internal controls has been established to mitigate potential risks to the Organization, to ensure compliance with policies, regulations, rules and administrative directives, and to ensure accountability for the proper, efficient and economical use of resources, consistent with organizational objectives and applicable best practices.

Under the general guidance of the Chief, Office of Internal Oversight (OIO), and reporting to the Evaluation Specialist, the evaluation consultant will assess ICAO’s Response to COVID-19, conduct analysis of findings, and produce evaluation reports with practical recommendations. The overall objective of the evaluation is to assess the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of ICAO’s support to Member States in responding to COVID-19 Pandemic crisis, examine the effectiveness of the partnership and coordination mechanisms used to respond to this crisis. The evaluation is expected to identify lessons from ICAO’s COVID 19 response and propose feasible recommendations for improved delivery of results of ICAO’s post COVID response. The consultant will conduct the evaluation in line with the Norms and Standards for Evaluation in the United Nations System approved by the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) in April 2016.

Function 1 (incl. Expected results)
Finalizes the draft Inception report and tools.
The Inception report will provide evidence‐based information that is credible, reliable and useful. The evaluation consultant is expected to review and finalize the draft inception report and data collection tools in consultation with the evaluation specialist and key stakeholders both in Montreal and regions.

Function 2 (incl. Expected results)
Collects and analyses data for the evaluation.
The consultant will review all relevant sources of information, such as the CART Report, the Global Implementation Roadmap (GIR), the ICAO Business Plans and Regional Operating Plans, reports, guidance documents and manuals, etc., and any other materials that the s/he considers useful for this evidence-based assessment. A list of documents will be provided to the evaluation consultant. In addition, the consultant will:
- Collect data from existing ICAO information systems including COVID-19 Response and Recovery Platform and COVID-19 Response and Recovery Implementation Centre;
- Collect and analyze data and information through interviews and surveys from ICAO Headquarters, Regions, Member States and other relevant partners;
- Prepare summary interview notes; and
- Perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of data/information and technical quality assurance.
- Prepare and present initial findings in Power Point.

Function 3 (incl. Expected results)
Develops conclusions and actionable recommendations and drafts Evaluation Report.
The report should be prepared and presented following the guidance document clearly responding to the evaluation questions under each criterion. The consultant, with the support from the evaluation Specialist will:
- Prepare the draft report following the evaluation report outline and the TOR;
- Collect and analyze comments received during the briefing and address them as necessary;
- Submit final Evaluation Report.

Function 4 (incl. Expected results)
Performs other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
An advanced level university degree (Masters’ degree or equivalent) in an aviation-related field, evaluation, economics, engineering, business management, social science or any other related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

- A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in evaluation preferably in evaluating emergency response, crisis preparedness and response.
- Strong M&E experience and M&E approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory), information analysis and report writing.
- Familiarity in dealing with State Representatives as well as governmental and non-governmental entities at different levels.
- Knowledge and experience of the UN System.
- Experience in using United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) norms and standards for evaluation;
- Excellent communication and interview skills.
- Excellent report writing skills in English.
- Demonstrated ability to deliver quality results within strict deadlines.

- Experience in developing crisis response and resilience global programmes and strategies and global planning frameworks and other strategic planning approaches.
- Extensive knowledge of and experience in the management and implementation of aviation programmes and projects at international, regional or national levels.
- Thorough knowledge of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs).
- Experience working at a management level or in an advisory capacity in areas related to aviation safety, security and air navigation.

- Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English

- A working knowledge of a second language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish)

Additional Information

Evaluation consultants will be held to the highest ethical standards and are required to sign a Code of Conduct upon acceptance of the assignment. This Evaluation shall be conducted in accordance with the principles outlined in the UNEG 'Ethical Guidelines for Evaluations'.

Please note that the daily rate for Band C varies from CAD$ 402 to CAD$ 578.

No Fee


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