Job Opening

Posting Title: National Consultant for the Evaluation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2020-2023 (2 Consultants)
Department/Office: United Nations Office at Nairobi
Duty Station: LUANDA
Posting Period: 04 August 2022 - 17 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Office at Nairobi-187807-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Result of Service

• Assess the contribution of the UNSDCF 2020-2023 to national development results through evidence-based judgements using evaluation criteria.
• To promote greater learning by identifying factors that have affected the CF contribution by answering specific questions addressing the performance, explaining the enabling factors and bottlenecks (learning).
• Reach conclusions concerning the UN’s contribution across the scope being examined.
• Provide actionable recommendations for improving the CF's contribution, especially for
• Incorporation into the new CF programming cycle

Work Location

Luanda, Angola

Expected duration

• Three months (25 working days) : 1 September to 30 November 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational Setting and Reporting

The UN in Angola is set by the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2020-2023, signed by the UN and the Government of Angola. The UNSDCF is the United Nations strategic document, which aims at contributing and supporting the efforts of the Government of Angola to realize Agenda 2030. It sets out the UN system´s collective contributions to support the Government and other stakeholders to achieve the countries´ goals towards sustainable development. The UNSDCF 2020-2023 is aligned with the National Development Plan (NDP) 2018-2022 and is structured around four strategic intervention areas namely, (i) Economic and social transformation, (ii) Adolescents, youth and women empowerment; (iii) Environment and resilience of the vulnerable population and (iv) Democracy and stability.

As part of the performance assessment of its implementation, UNSDCF 2020-2023 is to be evaluated in 2022 by an independent evaluation team composed of 3 consultants (1 international and 2 nationals), to draw lessons and inform on the development of the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework. The evaluation will assess the programmatic, temporal and geographic scopes, relevance and adaptability, coherence, effectiveness, coordination, sustainability and impact. A detailed Tors of evaluation will be available to the consultants.

This consultancy service is based in the United Nations Resident Coordinator Office (RCO) in Angola. The Resident Coordinator Office constitutes the primary support structure to the Resident Coordinator (RC) and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT). Led by the RC, the RCO supports the UN coherent effort and coordinated UN response to Angola´s development priorities.

This consultancy service is to conduct the evaluation of the United Nations System Country Development Framework (UNSDCF).

The incumbent will be reporting directly to the leader of the Evaluation Team, and supervised by to the UN Evaluation Manager, who has been appointed by the UNCT to guide the whole evaluation process and directly supported by the RCO. This consultancy service is to carry out tasks related to the evaluation of the United Nations System Country Development Framework (UNSDCF). The outputs of the consultants will be evaluated, primarily by the Evaluation Manager (EM), UNCT and the Evaluation Steering Committee, which includes the Government.

Responsibilities


• Gains an in-depth understanding of both the CF and the country context.
• Assesses the ToC and its reconstitution (if necessary) to better adhere to the CF as implemented.
• Ensuring efficient division of tasks between evaluation team members; Selects and adapt the monitoring and evaluation questions and propose the most appropriate methods for data collection and analysis.
• In consultation with the UNCT and the Evaluation Manager, selects a sample of stakeholders (from a sampling frame - comprehensive stakeholder map) to interview during the field phase.
• Collects data during the field phase, triangulates and analyses the data.
• Incorporating the use of best practice with respect to evaluation methodologies; Responsible for and leading the drafting of inception report, finalization/quality control of the evaluation report (with the summary of Performance) including timely submission and adjustment
• Rating) and revises deliverables as needed based on comments.
• Leads stakeholder, briefing and debriefing workshops as needed.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university level of education in economics, international relations, political science, or a related subject regional development/planning and evaluation or field(s) relevant to one or more CF areas of work is required
Experience: A minimum of 7 years experience in conducting evaluations of complex programmes and themes is required.

Desirable:

Good understanding of the SDGs, other relevant regional or global frameworks and their implications for development cooperation.
Good understanding of multilateralism and the role of the UN System in development cooperation in the context of the country in question.
Understanding of UN Reform and its implementation implication at the country level
Language: Fluency in oral and written Portuguese is required. Fluency in oral and written English or Spanish is desirable.

No Fee

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