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Posting Title: Evaluation Consultant Terminal Eval of UNEP/GEF Proj on Dev, & Application of Decision-Support Tools to conserve & Sustainably Use Genetic Diversity in Indigenous Livestock and Wild Relatives GEF Id 19
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 29 August 2022 - 07 September 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-189589-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The Evaluation consultant will submit an approved inception report, an approved draft main evaluation report and an approved final main evaluation report

Work Location


Expected duration

The consultant will be hired over a period of 8 months from October 2022 to May 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities

Org. Setting

The United Nations 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 consultant reports to the Evaluation Officer managing the project and the Director of the Evaluation Office (EO).


The Terminal Evaluation is undertaken at operational 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 and main project partners, namely Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics - University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics - University of Peradeniya (Department of Animal Science), Sri Lanka - National Institute of Animal Husbandry (NIAH), Vietnam.


The Consultant 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 Consultant will make substantive and high- quality contributions to the evaluation process and outputs. The evaluation team will ensure together that all evaluation criteria and questions are adequately covered.

In close consultation with the Evaluation Manager, the Principal Evaluator will be responsible for the overall management of the Evaluation and timely provision of its outputs, data collection and analysis and report-writing. More specifically:
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) 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 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.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: A university degree in animal sciences, livestock production or animal husbandry, international development, public policy or other relevant political or social sciences area is required and an advanced degree in the same areas is desirable;
Experience: A minimum of 7 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/broad understanding of Animal Genetic Resources and policy formulation is desired.

Working knowledge of the UN system and specifically the work of UNEP is an added advantage.
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 a working knowledge of French is desirable.

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