Job Opening

Posting Title: Evaluator - Assessment of the UNRSTF Project Speed Management Project in Latin America: The case of Argentina
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Duty Station: SANTIAGO
Posting Period: 14 April 2023 - 24 April 2023
Job Opening Number: 22-Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean-194885-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service


The assessment will include the following outputs:

a) Work Plan and Inception Report – in English. No later than 2 weeks after the signature of the contract, the consultant should deliver the inception report, which should include the background of the project, an analysis of the Project profile and implementation and a full review of all related documentation as well as project implementation reports. It should provide a detailed Work Plan of all the activities to be carried out related to the assessment of project. Additionally, the inception report should include a detailed evaluation methodology including the description of the types of data collection instruments that will be used and a full analysis of the stakeholders and partners that will be contacted to obtain the evaluation information. First drafts of the instruments to be used for the interviews should also be included in this first report.
b) Draft final evaluation Report – in English. No later than 8 weeks after the signature of the contract, the consultant should deliver the preliminary report for revision and comments by the Programme Planning and Operations Division (PPOD) of ECLAC and the Evaluation Reference Group (ERG), which includes representatives of the implementing substantive Division/Office. The draft final evaluation report should include the main draft results and findings, conclusions of the evaluation, lessons learned and recommendations derived from it, including its sustainability, and potential improvements in project management and coordination of similar projects.
c) Final Evaluation Report – in English. No later than 10 weeks after the signature of the contract, the consultant should deliver the final evaluation report which should include the revised version of the preliminary version after making sure all the comments and observations from PPOD and the ERG have been included. Before submitting the final report, the consultant must have received the clearance on this final version from PPOD, assuring the satisfaction of ECLAC with the final evaluation report.


The contract will include the payment for the services of the consultant as well as all the related expenses of the evaluation. Payments will be done according to the following schedule and conditions:

a) 30% of the total value of the contract will be paid against the satisfactory delivery of the inception report which should be delivered as per the above deadlines.
b) 30% of the total value of the contract will be paid against the satisfactory delivery of the draft final evaluation report which should be delivered as per the above deadlines.
c) 40% of the total value of the contract will be paid against the satisfactory delivery of the final evaluation report which should be delivered as per the above deadlines.

All payments will be done only after the approval of each progress report and the final report from the Programme Planning and Evaluation Unit (PPEU) of the Programme Planning and Operations Division (PPOD) of ECLAC.

Work Location

Santiago, Chile

Expected duration

10 weeks

Duties and Responsibilities


The project under evaluation was funded by the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund (UNRSTF). It was implemented by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).
The duration of this project was two years, having started activities on July 2020 to January 2023.
The project’s objective is “to reduce the fatalities and seriously injured people due to speed in urban and rural roads in Argentina through the introduction of speed managements programs”.


This is the end of project assessment of the project Speed Management project in Latin America: the case of Argentina. This assessment represents a small-scale evaluation (or an “assessment”) which will be carried out using a data collection methodology, based on a document review, and a limited number of long-distance interviews with main actors. Evaluation criteria have been selected below in line of the size and scope of the project and timeline of the evaluation.
The objective of this assessment is to review the relevance, effectiveness, and sustainability of the project implementation and more particularly document the results the project attained in relation to its overall objectives and expected results as defined in the project document.
The assessment will place an important emphasis in identifying lessons learned and good practices that derive from the implementation of the project, its sustainability and the potential of replicating them to other countries.
The lessons learned and good practices in actual project implementation will in turn be used as tools for the future planning and implementation of projects.


While limited in scope, the assessment will seek to be independent, credible and useful and adhere to the highest possible professional standards. It will be consultative and engage the participation of a broad range of stakeholders. The unit of analysis is the project itself, including its design, implementation and effects. The assessment will be undertaken in accordance with the provisions contained in the Project Document. The evaluation will be conducted in line with the norms, standards and ethical principles of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) .
It is expected that ECLAC’s guiding principles to the evaluation process are applied . In particular, special consideration will be taken to assess the extent to which ECLAC’s activities and outputs respected and promoted human rights . This includes a consideration of whether ECLAC interventions treated beneficiaries as equals, safeguarded and promoted the rights of minorities, and helped to empower civil society.
The evaluation will also examine the extent to which gender concerns were incorporated into the project – whether project design and implementation incorporated the needs and priorities of women, whether women were treated as equal players, and whether it served to promote women’s empowerment.
Moreover, the evaluation process itself, including the design, data collection, and dissemination of the assessment report, will be carried out in alignment with these principles .
The evaluation will also include an assessment of the project´s contribution to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The assessment will use the following data collection methods to assess the impact of the work of the project:

a) Desk review and secondary data collection analysis
b) Semi-structured interviews and focus groups

Methodological triangulation is an underlying principle of the approach chosen. Suitable frameworks for analysis and evaluation are to be elaborated – based on the questions to be answered. The experts will identify and set out the methods and frameworks as part of the inception report.


The consultant is obliged to cede to ECLAC all authors rights, patents and any other intellectual property rights for all the work, reports, final products and materials resulting from the design and implementation of this consultancy, in the cases where these rights are applicable. The consultant will not be allowed to use, nor provide or disseminate part of these products and reports or its total to third parties without previously obtaining a written permission from ECLAC.

Qualifications/special skills

• Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) political science, public policy, development studies, economics, business administration, or a related social or economic science.
• At least seven years of progressively responsible relevant experience in programme/project evaluation are required.
• At least two years of experience in areas related to infrastructure, road safety and/or related areas is highly desirable.
• Experience in at least three evaluations with international (development) organizations is required. Experience in Regional Commissions and United Nations projects is highly desirable.
• Proven competency in quantitative and qualitative research methods, particularly document analysis, and informal and semi-structured interviews are required.
• Working experience in Latin America and the Caribbean is desirable.


• Proficiency in English and Spanish is required.

No Fee


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