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Message from VOPE to members

Student evaluation case competitions are an excellent mechanism for developing evaluation capacity. They give students a hands-on experience with evaluation of a program or policy. This practical experience increases their understanding of the importance of evaluation and, in some cases, may be the starting point for a professional career in our discipline.

A pilot World Evaluation Case Competition was held last year with student teams from Chile, Czechia, England, Germany and Mexico. It was a highly successful event with positive feedback from the students, their coaches, the judging panel and the international advisory board. 

For 2019, the competition is open to teams from all countries in the world. 

Working in their home country, each student team has six to eight hours to prepare a written analysis of an evaluation case. It is submitted by email for judging by an international panel of evaluation experts. There is a full description of the Competition at www.worldcasecomp.one.  Follow on Twitter  @WorldCaseComp.

Please consider sharing and posting the attached call for applications from student teams (in English and Spanish)

Appel à soumissions

Appel à soumissions

FIFE2019 - Plus que 15 jours pour soumettre vos propositions d'interventions...

Plus que 15 jours pour nous adresser vos propositions d'interventions dans le cadre du FIFE2019 consacré à "L'évaluation au profit de qui et avec quelles valeurs ?". Six sous-thèmes sont proposés pour traiter cette question :

  • Les concepts structurants de l’évaluation sont-ils des vecteurs d’uniformisation culturelle?
  • Agenda 2030 cinq ans après.
  • L’évaluation dans un monde en crise humanitaire et migratoire : quelles approches pour quelles finalités ?
  • Évaluation de la coopération internationale dans un monde qui se reconfigure : enjeux et défis pour une appréciation indépendante.
  • Institutionnalisation de l’évaluation des pays de l’espace francophone : Etat des lieux, défis et perspectives.
  • Les défis de la professionnalisation dans l’espace francophone.

Pour rappel, trois appels à soumissions ont été lancés : le premier relatif aux Forums et Exposés/Récits d’expériences, le second relatif aux Ateliers de perfectionnement et le troisième relatif aux Affiches/Posters. Merci de prendre le temps de lire le dossier d'appel à soumissionsavant de soumissionner.

Appels à soumissions

Webinaire

Le Réseau Francophone des Evaluateurs émergents organise un webinaire afin de partager des conseils aux évaluateurs-trices émergents-es souhaitant soumettre des propositions dans le cadre du FIFE2019.

Les évaluateurs émergents (Ee) sont des acteurs dynamiques dans le domaine de l’évaluation. Pourtant, ils ne sont pas toujours représentés lors des nombreuses conférences et événements qui ont lieu sur le sujet. Le RF-Ee a pour mission d’encourager la participation des Ee sur la scène internationale, et c’est pourquoi il souhaite donner aux Ee les outils nécessaires pour soumettre des résumés en vue de participer à ces événements.

Ce webinaire s’inscrit également dans la lancée de l’appel à contribution du RFE pour participer au troisième Forum international francophone de l’évaluation (FIFE), qui aura lieu à Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) du 12 au 15 novembre 2019...

Ce webinaire sera animé par MM. Moustapha Boulamine et Ibrahima Diouf (RF-Ee). Troisintervenants-es sont à l'affiche :

  • M. Benoît Gauthier (Vice-président du RFE, membre de la SCE - Canada).
  • Mme Kenza Bennani (Chargée d'évaluation, MAEE, membre du CC du RF-Ee et de la SFE - France).
  • M. Saturnin Zoetyandé (Économiste-statisticien, Évaluateur Junior, Membre du RéBuSE - Burkina Faso).
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IOCE AGM - 2018 in review

The AGM was held on Tuesday June 18, 2019 via webinar. Click here to listen to the recording and see the presentations that were made.

RFE - FIFE 2019

Le Forum International Francophone de l’Evaluation (FIFE) est un événement qui rassemble près de 300 participants-es, en provenance d’une trentaine de pays. C’est également une cinquantaine d’heures de travaux, de débats formels entre participants-es et intervenants-es : les parlementaires, les membres des gouvernements (nationaux, locaux) et les responsables administratifs, les partenaires techniques et financiers, la société civile, les universitaires et les évaluateurs.
 
Le FIFE2019 intervient dans un monde en profonde transformation et traversé par de multiples crises, notamment économique, humanitaire, migratoire et géostratégique, conséquence d’une reconfiguration des enjeux et d’un repositionnement des acteurs. Il se tient également  cinq ans après l’adoption par l'Assemblée Générale des Nations Unies, du nouveau programme de développement durable 2015 - 2030, qualifié d’Agenda Universel supposé conduire les efforts de l’humanité vers un modèle de développement inclusif et plus respectueux de la planète. Dans ce contexte où la prise de décision représente plus que jamais un enjeu crucial, l'Évaluation comme outil d’appréciation et de production d’une connaissance supposée éclairante, n’échappe pas au questionnement sur ses déterminants et ses  enjeux.  Qu’elle soit fortement institutionnalisée ou en voie de l’être, l'évaluation soulève ainsi de multiples questions, dont une souvent sous-jacente :  L’évaluation au profit de qui et de quelles valeurs?
 
Traiter d’une telle question exige de s'interroger sur les intérêts de chacune des partie prenantes impliquées dans l’évaluation, sur quels points ces intérêts sont-ils convergents ou divergents et au nom de quelles valeurs ces intérêts sont-ils portés?

Lisez plus ici.

2019 WECC Team Recruitment

Call for Applications from Student Teams 
 
Do you want your country to be represented in an international event where teams of students compete in analysing a case involving evaluation of a program or policy? 
 
The 2019 World Evaluation Case Competition is now open for applications.   
 
Assemble a team of three to five students, graduate or undergraduate, and apply by September 15th, 2019.  
 
The competition is in English. Teams that work in another language will have extra time for preparing their analysis of the case. It is a virtual competition. No travel is required.  
 
The event will take place on Saturday, November 9th, 2019. For more information on the competition, and how to apply, please visit  www.worldcasecomp.one

Claremont Evaluation Professional Workshops in 2019

We are excited to announce that this August, Claremont Evaluation Center is offering its annual Professional Development Workshops, which provide working professionals and students with world-class practical and theoretical training in evaluation and applied research.

This year’s workshop series is scheduled for August 14-18, and will feature 14 seminars covering various topics in evaluation, grant writing, research methods, and more. Taught by leading academics and seasoned practitioners, this workshop series can be experienced onsite at Claremont Graduate University, or wherever you are, thanks to highly interactive online webcasts.

To see a full list of the workshops and to register, go to:

 https://research.cgu.edu/claremont-evaluation-center/professional-development-workshops/workshop-descriptions/

Claremont Evaluation Professional Workshops in 2019

We are excited to announce that this August, Claremont Evaluation Center is offering its annual Professional Development Workshops, which provide working professionals and students with world-class practical and theoretical training in evaluation and applied research.

This year’s workshop series is scheduled for August 14-18, and will feature 14 seminars covering various topics in evaluation, grant writing, research methods, and more. Taught by leading academics and seasoned practitioners, this workshop series can be experienced onsite at Claremont Graduate University, or wherever you are, thanks to highly interactive online webcasts.

To see a full list of the workshops and to register, go to:

 https://research.cgu.edu/claremont-evaluation-center/professional-development-workshops/workshop-descriptions/

Translating commitments into actions - Engagement of the Parliament of Tanzania in the development of a National Evaluation Policy

On 27-28 April 2019, the Parliament of Tanzania – a founding member of the African Parliamentarians Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) and one of the 7 Parliaments in Africa that were signatories to the 2014 Yaounde Declaration of African Parliamentarians on Evaluation – collaborated with the Tanzania Evaluation Association (TanEA) to organize a workshop on the roles of parliamentarians in the development of national evaluation policy. The event was supported by UNICEF, as a partner of the Tanzania Evaluation Association (TanEA). One of the main objectives of the workshop is to support the Parliament of Tanzania to translate the commitments made in Yaounde Declaration into actions. Fifty six parliamentarians from 12 Parliamentary Committees participated in the meeting.

Speaker of the Tanzanian Parliament Hon. Job Y. Ndugai, opened the meeting and stated, “I would emphasize that evaluation is among functions of the Parliamentary Committees. This effort should be strengthened  by having a policy to be done at all levels in the Government as we implement the Five Year Development Plan and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).. We have to start thinking of a National Evaluation Policy as it has role in managing our development agenda. We can gauge the level of success or failures through proper monitoring and evaluation guided by the policy.”

The two-day event chaired by Hon. Immaculate Sware Semesi - Secretary of APNODE Tanzania and Dr. Francis Mwaijande – Chairman of TanEA, enabled participating parliamentarians to gain a better understanding of the role of evaluation for oversight functions and to deliberate on the engagement of parliamentarians in the process of developing a National Evaluation Policy for Tanzania. Global and regional experience and lessons learned  were shared and discussed by Evelyn Mpagi-Kaabule -Vice President  of APNODE and Asela Kalugampitiya - Secretariat for the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE).

During the meeting, participants openly discussed and agreed on the ways forward. The APNODE Tanzania will take lead in convening further deliberations with extended members on the roadmap and concept note for the development of a national evaluation policy. In order to gain a stronger leadership in the Parliament, the APNODE Tanzania will follow up with the Speaker to get his guidance and support for the next steps.

Terms of Reference for Development of e-learning Module on DRG Evaluation

International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation
EvalPartners Global Initiative
Terms of Reference for Development of e-learning Module on DRG Evaluation

Calling applications from qualified consultants for this assignment until 6th June 2019.

EvalPartners, formed by the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and the UN, is an innovative partnership whose members are Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs). Together, these partners strive to influence policymakers, public opinion, and other key stakeholders into recognizing the need on effective evaluation as necessary to any important decision. EvalPartners has credibly demonstrated its capacity to bring together organizations from across the globe in order to enhance evaluation capabilities of VOPEs and individual members. Since 2013, EvalPartners and its partners have been working to promote and develop evaluation as a mainstream tool to be used by policymakers and decision-makers everywhere.

  • It created and launched e-learning resources on its website, easily accessible to anyone wanting to learn evaluation skills.
  • EvalPartners has also launched an online toolkit, with curated descriptions, tools, advice, examples, software and toolboxes developed by VOPEs and other organizations working to support non-profit organizations.
  • EvalPartners’ Peer-to-Peer (P2P) grant mechanism is an effective method in fostering South/South and triangular cooperation by encouraging two or more VOPEs to form partnerships to share advice and lessons learned when it comes to evaluation practices.
  • Networks have also been launched in order to strengthen evaluation practices for certain specific issues, such as integrating evaluation methods when measuring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), gender-responsive evaluation, and promoting young evaluators to become future leaders in the field.

EvalPartners wants to continue and expand its work further, in order to reach a point where evaluation is no longer perceived as a second thought, but rather a vital step which needs to be taken when considering decisions that affect civil society, regional environments, and international policies. EvalPartners, with support from its members and partners, will continue its journey to ensure evaluation will develop and grow into an innovative and inescapable field.

The Project:

On behalf of EvalPartners, the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) was awarded a Cooperative Agreement to support Strengthening the Role of VOPEs in Democratizing Learning and Evaluation: Democracy, Human Rights and Labor as a Showcase by the U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL).

EvalPartners being a voluntary coalition, all management activities are done through volunteer work and the IOCE manages projects on behalf of EvalPartners. The overall project targets VOPEs and practicing evaluators in order to contribute to the objectives of: (1) documenting local solutions, (2) democratizing learning and evaluation, and (3) making evaluation a mainstreamed and necessary part of any decision-making process. The project period is twelve months starting from December 1, 2017. The project has four key activities to be accomplished in the project period:

  • Peer-to-Peer grants to eight North-South or South-South partnerships;
  • Innovation Challenge grants for three projects to pilot most viable innovations;
  • Development of E-learning module on DRG;
  • Development of a section on DRG in the VOPE Toolkit.

The Peer-to-Peer program and Innovation Challenge projects are already in implementation

Click here to read the full Terms of Reference.

How to apply:
Please send your applications (CV, cover letter and the proposed consultancy fee for the assignment) to lynn@ioce.net with copy to coordinator@evalpartners.org by 6th June 2019. The selected candidate will be notified by 18th June. The consultant is expected to start the work on 1st July 2019.

Terms of Reference for Development of Toolkit Module on DRG Evaluation for the VOPE Toolkit published by IOCE

International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation
EvalPartners Global Initiative
Terms of Reference for Development of Toolkit Module on DRG Evaluation for the VOPE Toolkit published by IOCE
Calling applications from qualified consultants for this assignment until 6th June 2019.

EvalPartners, formed by the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) and the UN, is an innovative partnership whose members are Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs). Together, these partners strive to influence policymakers, public opinion, and other key stakeholders into recognizing the need on effective evaluation as necessary to any important decision. EvalPartners has credibly demonstrated its capacity to bring together organizations from across the globe in order to enhance evaluation capabilities of VOPEs and individual members. Since 2013, EvalPartners and its partners have been working to promote and develop evaluation as a mainstream tool to be used by policymakers and decision-makers everywhere.

  • It created and launched e-learning resources on its website, easily accessible to anyone wanting to learn evaluation skills.
  • EvalPartners has also launched an online toolkit, with curated descriptions, tools, advice, examples, software and toolboxes developed by VOPEs and other organizations working to support non-profit organizations.
  • EvalPartners’ Peer-to-Peer (P2P) grant mechanism is an effective method in fostering South/South and triangular cooperation by encouraging two or more VOPEs to form partnerships to share advice and lessons learned when it comes to evaluation practices.
  • Networks have also been launched in order to strengthen evaluation practices for certain specific issues, such as integrating evaluation methods when measuring Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), gender-responsive evaluation, and promoting young evaluators to become future leaders in the field.

EvalPartners wants to continue and expand its work further, in order to reach a point where evaluation is no longer perceived as a second thought, but rather a vital step which needs to be taken when considering decisions that affect civil society, regional environments, and international policies. EvalPartners, with support from its members and partners, will continue its journey to ensure evaluation will develop and grow into an innovative and inescapable field.

The Project:

On behalf of EvalPartners, the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE) was awarded a Cooperative Agreement to support Strengthening the Role of VOPEs in Democratizing Learning and Evaluation: Democracy, Human Rights and Labor as a Showcase by the U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL). EvalPartners being a voluntary coalition, all management activities are done through volunteer work and the IOCE manages projects on behalf of EvalPartners.

The overall project targets VOPEs and practicing evaluators in order to contribute to the objectives of: (1) documenting local solutions, (2) democratizing learning and evaluation, and (3) making evaluation a mainstreamed and necessary part of any decision-making process. The project period is twelve months starting from December 1, 2017. The project has four key activities to be accomplished in the project period:

  • Peer-to-Peer grants to eight North-South or South-South partnerships;
  • Innovation Challenge grants for three projects to pilot most viable innovations;
  • Development of E-learning module on DRG;
  • Development of a section on DRG in the VOPE Toolkit.

The Peer-to-Peer program and Innovation Challenge projects are already in implementation

Click here to read the full Terms of Reference.

How to apply:
Please send your applications (CV, cover letter and the proposed consultancy fee for the assignment) to lynn@ioce.net with copy to coordinator@evalpartners.org by 6th June 2019. The selected candidate will be notified by 18th June. The consultant is expected to start the work on 1st July 2019.

Evaluation Officer (two positions), Office of Evaluation, OED

Job Posting

10/May/2019

Closure Date

31/May/2019, 9:59:00 PM Organizational Unit: Office of Evaluation, OED

Job Type

Staff position Type of Requisition: Professional Project Grade Level: P-3.

Primary Location

Italy-Rome Duration: Fixed term: one year with possibility of extension Post Number: 2007278/2007279 CCOG Code: 1A02e

The length of appointment for internal FAO candidates will be established in accordance with applicable policies pertaining to the extension of appointments

• FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality
• People with disabilities are protected from any type of discrimination during any stage of employment, including the recruitment phase
• All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality
• The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

The FAO Office of Evaluation (OED) anchors the evaluation function in the Organization. Evaluation at FAO provides results accountability to both member countries and the Director-General, giving more in-depth understanding and objective basis for their decision-making and oversight. Evaluation also contributes to corporate learning, feeding lessons into a robust feedback loop. Evaluation provides a sound basis for improvements in the Organization's programmes in terms of their relevance to countries, definition of objectives, their design and implementation. The Office also participates in system-wide evaluation initiatives, thereby contributing to assessments of development effectiveness by the UN system.

Reporting Lines

The Evaluation Officer reports to the Director, OED.   Technical Focus
Programme and project evaluations.   Key Results

The planning and conduct of evaluation assignments, thereby contributing to enhanced results-accountability to FAO stakeholders; as well as contributions to improved results-based management by the Organization, and the development of evaluation function and methodologies in OED.   Key Functions
• Leads evaluations of programmes, programme components or clusters of projects;
• Composes and manages project evaluation teams;
• Prepares evaluation reports and related materials;
• Presents findings, conclusions and recommendations of evaluation reports to key stakeholders;
• Contributes to quality assurance process, quality controls and assists in quality enhancement of evaluations conducted by others;
• Keeps abreast of methodological developments in evaluation and contributes to the development of evaluation methodologies and tools;
• Liaises and collaborates with other units of the Organization with a view to promoting results-based evaluation culture and enhanced learning from evaluations;
• Liaises and collaborates with the evaluation units of other United Nations organizations as well as professional evaluation bodies;
• Performs other duties as required.

HOW TO APPLY  

• To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications and language skills;
• Candidates are requested to attach a letter of motivation to the online profile;
• Once your profile is completed, please apply and submit your application;
• Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile;
• Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list;
• Candidates may be requested to provide performance assessments and authorization to conduct verification checks of past and present work, character, education, military and police records to ascertain any and all information which may be pertinent to the employment qualifications;
• Incomplete applications will not be considered;
• Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered;
• Vacancies will be removed from the recruitment portal at 23:59 Central European Time (CET) on the deadline for applications date;
• We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

Click here to read the full job posting.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

UNESCO External Evaluation - Call for Quotations - RFQ KMI/2019/4392

Seeking external evaluator/evaluation team to undertake an evaluation of the UNESCO project ‘Digitizing UNESCO’s Institutional Memory’.

UNESCO and the Government of Japan concluded a Funds-in-Trust agreement for 567GLO0001 Digitizing UNESCO’s Institutional Memory (also referred to as ‘Digitizing Our Shared UNESCO History’) on 8 November 2017 for a duration of 2 years. The Funds-in-Trust was set up in the amount of USD 1 549 969. The scheduled end-date of the project is 31 October 2019.

The rationale for the conclusion of the agreement was the joint wish of both UNESCO and the donor to make UNESCO’s institutional memory more accessible to stakeholders around the world by digitizing content and making it available online with state-of-the-art-technologies.

UNESCO’s archives and historical audiovisual collections are a record of the Organization’s mission to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information. The collections tell the story of the ideas and actions, the programs and projects, and the efforts undertaken to fulfil that mission.

The archives and historical audiovisual collections also document more than UNESCO itself. They provide evidence of a history of international cooperation; of individual countries and newly independent states participating in and developing activities relating to education, communication, culture and sciences. With the ability to readily search and discover records within digital catalogues, users can increase and extend the use of UNESCO’s invaluable documentary heritage.

UNESCO’s oldest archives are some of the most frequently consulted materials in the Reading Room at the Organization’s Paris Headquarters. After decades of physical handling, records have started to show signs of wear and tear. Also, the multiplicity of analogue formats in the audiovisual collections, which include films, videos, audio recordings and photos dating as far back as the 1940s, have made use and consultation of these materials a major challenge for years, and in some cases impossible. Digital surrogates contribute to the continuity of and access to the content, as well as to the preservation of the original materials by reducing the risk of damage incurred through handling, extending their longevity and historical value.

The outcomes of the project contribute to meet objectives and expected results in the UNESCO 39 C/5 Programme and Budget – Preserve and provide access to institutional memory.

The main stakeholders are:

  • Member States, since the archives of UNESCO capture the history of all Member States’ relations to the Organization
  • Global scholarly community who wish to critically examine the Organization’s activities and impact through a study of archival records
  • UNESCO itself since this digitization project with state-of-the-art technologies feeds into and inspires the Organization’s ongoing work by providing long-term analyses of its programmes and activities over time
  • The general public with an interest in UNESCO’s past work

In accordance with the UNESCO Administrative Manual 5.4, and IOS Guidance Note IOS/EVS/PI/126, all projects over USD 1,500,000 are subject to an external evaluation.

Click here to read the full RFQ.

Your electronic offer comprising of a technical proposal and a financial proposal, attached in two (2) separate files, shall be sent to the following email address no later than Monday, 13 May 2019, 23:59 CET: a.cowling@unesco.org

For any requests for clarification, please contact Mr Adam Cowling (a.cowling@unesco.org).

Qualified Evaluators sought for the Evaluation of PAHO's Regional Office of Technical Cooperation in the Caribbean

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is recruiting an independent evaluator for the evaluation of the Regional level of Technical Cooperation in the Caribbean. The objectives of this assignment are to examine the extent to which technical cooperation needs are being met, review human resources and determine whether functions match what is needed. and to make recommendations to improve processes, methods and policies.  Evaluators should have a good understanding of the health situation in the Caribbean and have experience in organizational governance, managerial approaches and institutional strengthening. CVs and brief proposals should be sent to evaluation@paho.org by April 26, 2019Click here to view the ToR with more information.

2nd Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific Conference

2nd Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific Conference
30-31 October 2019

Amari Watergate Hotel, Bangkok

http://www.energy-evaluation.org/conference-home

The 2nd Energy Evaluation Asia Pacific Conference provides an opportunity for energy policy makers and program managers, evaluators, academics and energy professionals in the Asia Pacific region to come together to share their experience and work together to address common issues and concerns.

Abstracts are sought on a wide range of energy program evaluation themes for presentation as either an oral, panel or poster.

Abstract submission deadline: Monday, 6 May 2019

For more information visit www.energy-evaluation.org/conference-home/abstracts

7th Biennial South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association Conference

7th Biennial South African
Monitoring and Evaluation Association Conference
Hosted by SAMEA

21–25 October 2019, Emperor’s Palace, Gauteng, South Africa

The South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) invites you to its biennial Monitoring and Evaluation
(M&E) Conference to be held at Emperor’s Palace, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, South Africa from 21st to 25th October
2019. The conference consists of:

• Pre-conference workshops: 21st to 22nd October 2019.
• Conference: 23rd to 25th October 2019.

The theme for this year’s conference is: “Shaping M&E for a Sustainable Future”.

Click here to view the Conference information PDF.

 

CALL FOR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Click here to learn more.

Feedback on the acceptance of each proposal received will be given by 10 May 2019. The deadline for the submission of full workshop material is 4 October 2019.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Evaluation of UNESCO’s thematic area of work “History, memory and intercultural dialogue for inclusive societies”

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hereby invites qualified companies/individuals to submit proposals to conduct an Evaluation of UNESCO’s thematic area of work “History, memory and intercultural dialogue for inclusive societies”.

The time schedule for the evaluation is planned between March and August 2019. Your electronic offer, comprising a technical and financial proposal attached in two separate files, shall be sent to ios@unesco.org no later than 28 March 2019 at 23:59 hours (CET), in strict compliance with the instructions as stipulated in the Solicitation Documents.

Click here to view the Procurement Notice.

Call for Expression of Interest for Evaluation of UNICEF’s Country Programme in Turkey

Background

The purpose of this Call for Expression of Interest is to recruit one team leader and three independent evaluation team members to work together as a team on a country programme evaluation in Turkey. The Team Leader will be overall responsible for the quality and submission of all main evaluation deliverables towards which all team members will contribute as explained below.

UNICEF is looking for four consultants to be contracted on individual consultancy contracts. Company or institutional contracts will not be considered. 

For more information, click here.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a  CV and an established daily rate to Ms. Karine Sukiasyan (ksukiasyan@unicef.org) together with an indication of the position for which they express their interest (team leader and/or team member) and  their established daily rate/honorarium by 29th March 2019.  Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Request for Proposal (RFP) for a Thematic Evaluation of Women’s Economic Empowerment Programming undertaken by UN Women Nepal

Reference: UNW-NPL-RFP-2019-002
Beneficiary country(ies): Nepal
Published on: 14-Mar-2019
Deadline on: 08-Apr-2019 10:00 (GMT 5.45) Kathmandu

Description
The main purpose of this thematic evaluation is to contribute to enhancing UN Women Nepal’s approach to women’s economic empowerment and strengthening implementation of the 2018 - 2022 Strategic Note.  The evaluation will generate knowledge and organizational learning on what works and doesn’t to advance gender equality through women’s economic empowerment and leadership.  Thus, the findings will be used for strategic revisions and programmatic decisions.  The evaluation will also support accountability to donors and partners for implementation and results of specific WEE projects.

The overall goal of the thematic evaluation is to assess the effectiveness and sustainability of UN Women Nepal’s WEE programmes.  To achieve this goal, the formative evaluation will focus on the following specific objectives:

1. Assess the relevance of UN Women Nepal’s WEE approach to advancing gender equality in Nepal in the context of federalism and the 2015 Constitution;

2. Assess effectiveness and organizational efficiency in progress towards the achievement of results defined in the 2014-2017 and 2018-22 strategic plans;

3. Analyze how human rights approach and gender equality principles are integrated in WEE area of work.

4. Identify and validate lessons learned, good practice examples and innovations of work supported by UN Women Nepal;

5. Provide actionable recommendations with respect to UN Women’s WEE strategies and approaches.

For details, please click here.

RFP 06/2019 de UNICEF: “Evaluación de diseño e implementación del modelo de sanciones no privativas de libertad”

Por la presente, damos difusión a la solicitud de propuestas RFP 06/2019 de UNICEF: “Evaluación de diseño e implementación del modelo de sanciones no privativas de libertad”.

Las especificaciones del llamado y el plazo para la presentación de las propuestas se encuentran detallados en el documento adjunto.

Fecha de cierre del llamado: 05/04/2019

RFP 06-2019 Evaluación de modelo sanciones no privativas de libertad

Anexo A - Términos y Condiciones Generales de Contratación de Servicios UNICEF

10th EVALSDGS/IIED Briefing paper is now available online!

As many of you are aware, IIED and EVALSDGs are publishing a series of briefings about evaluation and the SDGs.  The Briefings are designed to help promote effective conduct and use of evaluation in SDGs implementation, follow-up and review.

We are delighted to let you know that the 10TH EVALSDGs Briefing Paper is now available online at the link below. The title is: Equity-focused, gender-responsive evidence: a blind spot in VNR reporting. For this issue EVALSDGs partnered with the EvalGender+ and UN Women Independent Evaluation Service.

http://pubs.iied.org/17497IIED/

This issue analyses 46 Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) presented at the 2018 High-level Political Forum (HLPF).  Main findings include that, although monitoring is strong, evaluation receives almost no attention; VNR reporting is not incorporating evaluative evidence, particularly equity-focused and gender-responsive evidence; and that access to disaggregated data is a core challenge to tracking progress.

Nevertheless, countries are actively looking for solutions, recognising that gender equality is an enabler and accelerator in achieving all the SDGs; and that equity-focused, gender responsive implementation, assessment and evaluation of the 2030 Agenda offers an opportunity for transformative change to achieve gender equality and equity in the SDGs era and beyond.

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer P2, P3 and P4 - World Food Programme FIT Pool

The World Food Programme (WFP) is in search for qualified M&E professionals to be part of their new Future International Talent Pool (FIT Pool)

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer P2: https://www.devex.com/jobs/monitoring-evaluation-officer-p2-fit-pool-all-locations-613969

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer P3: https://www.devex.com/jobs/monitoring-evaluation-officer-p3-fit-pool-all-locations-613975

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer P4: https://www.devex.com/jobs/monitoring-evaluation-officer-p4-fit-pool-all-locations-613976

More details can be found in the links above. The deadline for applications is March 3, 2019.

TOR - Development of participatory policy evaluation toolkit to improve democracy, human rights and governance (DRG) outcomes/ based on DRG approach

Terms of Reference

Development of participatory policy evaluation toolkit to improve democracy, human rights and governance (DRG) outcomes/ based on DRG approach

 

Location: Remote Based with travel for one-day-workshop
Type: Individual consultancy
Language (s) Required: English is required, knowledge of Russian is an advantage
Travel: Yes
Timeframe: During February –June, 2019 period
Application Deadline: January 30, 2019

 

Background

In the frames of EvalPartners Innovation Challenge initiative: Strengthening the Role of VOPEs in Democratizing Learning and Evaluation: Democracy, Human Rights and Governance as a Showcase - Localizing Democracy, Rights and Governance Evaluation Practices, Eurasian Alliance of National Evaluation Associations receives a grant to implement the project "Empower2act: effective evaluation tools for defense and advocacy of democracy, human rights and participation in governance" aimed at the development of a value-driven policy evaluation toolkit based on participatory approach and to be used by evaluation practitioners, civil society activists and other stakeholders for the monitoring of policy development/implementation outcomes along with the promotion of the importance of DRG monitoring and evaluation through innovative advocacy campaign (e.g. cartoons, comics, visual story-telling, etc.).

Enabling environment - to contribute to creation of enabling environment for policy evaluation through wide spreading of advocacy campaigns by presenting evaluation as a value-driven tool for participative policy based on principles of equity, gender equality and social justice thus raising awareness of different groups of stakeholders on importance of evaluation;

Institutional capacities - empower Voluntary Organisations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) from the region as well as regional initiative of Young and Emerging Evaluators with effective approaches to promote evaluation in general and
efficient localized methods for DRG monitoring and evaluation in particular (advocacy campaign, webinars, toolkit, workshop); to support development of the community of evaluators in Belarus through engagement of belarusian evaluators in the workshop as there is no evaluation association in the Belarus yet;

Individual capacities - to equip evaluators from the region, including  young and emerging evaluators, as well as civil society activists with effective localized tool for policy monitoring and evaluation, thus enhancing their individual capabilities for DRG evaluation with the emphasis on transparency, accountability and progress towards common good;

Inter-linkages - to increase the collaboration of civil society organizations working in the sphere of DRG in the region with the evaluators in order to promote effective DRG outcomes monitoring and evaluation practices (webinars, workshop);

 

Scope of Work and Job Specifications

The purpose of the Toolkit is to equip evaluators from the EECA region, including young and emerging evaluators, as well as civil society activists with effective localized tool for policy evaluation, thus enhancing their individual capabilities for DRG evaluation with the emphasis on transparency, accountability and progress towards common good. It should include evaluation practices from EECA region and/or adapted to region needs.

The Toolkit should include (app. 25-30 pages):

  • Theoretical Section: overview, introduction tokey criteria to guide the process and content of policy evaluation, as well as other relevant materials on policy evaluation standards and principles with the emphasis of DRG approach.
  • Practical section: practitioner supplements that include templates, checklists and other practical tools for conducting DRG evaluation (including application of new technologies).

The target audience includes:

  • Evaluators, including young and emerging
  • Civil society activists, DRG practitioners and consultants
  • Other individuals or organisations with an interest in the topic, or involved in such assessments.

During the development of the Toolkit:

  • Conduct desk-based research, gather and review relevant standards, guides and toolkits
  • Consult (remotely, e.g. via skype) with evaluators and civil society activists (especially in DRG area)to gather their recommendations for the toolkit, as well as lessons learned from their experience and any assessment resources developed at the field level.

 

Deliverables

  • Detailed outline of proposed tool and content (should bereviewed and approved by EvalEurasia)
  • First draft of the toolkit in English (should reviewed and approved by EvalEurasia)
  • Facilitation of the one day workshop in Belarus/Moldova on toolkit presentation and methods of participatory policy evaluation for good governance including promotion of human right and democracy
  • Final toolkit in English - app. 25-30 pages (should reviewed and approved by EvalEurasia)
  • Conduct webinar presenting the toolkit to interested audience

 

Timeframe and Budget

The consultancy starts from the February 1, 2019, and deliverables should be completed within 5-months period.

  • Application deadline is the January, 30 2019.
  • Gross budget 4000$
  • Additionally, the consultant will be paid travel tickets (avia) for the workshop, as well as accommodation and meals for that period.
  • The consultant will work with EvalEurasia and other stakeholders via electronic means (e.g., email, Skype, WhatsApp); there will be no extra payments for communication, or any other expenses.

 

Application and Selection

The following documents should be submitted to haranna2000@yahoo.com by applying candidates no later than by January 30, 2019:

  1. CV
  2. A cover letter, highlighting the applicant’s relevant experience and qualifications that will allow her/him to complete the assignment successfully with all its deliverables per this ToR. Please, include in the cover later short outline of the proposed toolkit (max. 500 words).
  3. The participation on the workshop will be organized by EvalEurasia separately.

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified for the next steps. Thank you!

"Evaluation in hard-to-reach areas” – cycle of free lunch-break conferences (organized in Brussels and accessible via webstream) – 4th February to 20th June 2019

Introduction

Around 2 billion people live in countries affected by fragility, conflict and high levels of violence, and around half of the world's poor live in fragile or conflict-affected states (FCAS)1. The percentage of the poorest living in FCAS increased from 20% in 2005 to 43% in 20152, and the World Bank estimates that, by 2030, their number will rise to nearly 50%3 while OECD considers that - without action - this number will be higher than 80%4.

The EU and its Member States have committed to pay particular attention to fragile and conflict-affected states and to support the most vulnerable5; this has been one of the key priorities of both EU development and foreign policy over the last decades. In 2016 the EU's development cooperation with countries in situations of conflict and fragility represented EUR 4.970 billion in commitments, or 52.8% of total commitments of DG DEVCO.

In terms of commitments, the yearly engagement in 2016 was 76% higher than in 2015 and 249% higher than in 2014. To limit the analysis to just five fragile countries (Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen), the EU disbursed over the period 2010 to 2018 EUR 4.195 billion; with 73% financed by DG DEVCO and 27% by DG ECHO6.

A traditional approach to evaluation in fragile or conflict-affected states and, more generally, in hard-to-reach areas is destined to fail: the number of professional evaluators available to travel to these countries is limited and the security risks during in-country travel make conventional field missions unrealistic, particularly in the most remote areas. In response to this, various development partners have started encouraging the use of methods and techniques that are innovative in an evaluation context. These include use of geo-spatial data, surveys administered by non-specialised local enumerators, phone/tablet voice or data surveys, location tracking, communication through online platforms, etc.

It is now time to learn from the experiences of these early pioneers, and reflect on some paradigms that are often overlooked, such as the importance of integrating conflict sensitivity as an area of analysis when evaluating in FCAS, and the impact of these techniques on the ethical standards of the evaluation profession.

With this initiative, organised by the Evaluation Support Service of DG DEVCO, the Unit ‘Evaluation and Results’ of DG DEVCO invites interested colleagues in both Headquarters and EU Delegations to reflect on the possibilities offered by innovative evaluation methods to respond to the difficulties that traditional evaluation missions inevitably face in hard-to-reach areas. It will also discuss the use of such methods beyond FCAS.

This initiative is open to other EC services (notably DG NEAR, ECHO and FPI), other development partners and to professional evaluators working in development cooperation and in the humanitarian field.

This reflection will start with a cycle of lunchtime conferences that will take place from February to June 2019, from 12:30 to 14:00 CET; the conferences will be hosted by the External Cooperation Infopoint of the European Commission (43 Rue de la Loi - 1040 Brussels, Belgium).

All the conferences will be webcast in order to allow remote participation of colleagues based in EU Delegations and in other locations outside of Brussels; the livestreaming links will be published on the dedicated pages of the conferences and will be accessible at https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/infopoint_en and on DG DEVCO intranet.

Interested in participating? Please register here to receive a reminder a few days before each conference: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/F7PHYHS

At the end of the cycle, a call-to-action paper will present the key highlights from the conferences. This, along with the video recordings of the conferences, a call-to-action paper and relevant bibliography will then be published on Capacity4Dev, DEVCO intranet and DEVCO Academy, an open learning platform accessible with a EU Login (https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/devco-academy/)

The latest version of this presentation paper can be downloaded from https://web.tresorit.com/l#5ZZoMG3EfZ8MOThfLrDcPA

Should you need any further information about this initiative, please contact the ESS at conferences@evaluationsupport.eu

Click here to learn more.

1https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/policies/fragility-and-crisis-management_en
2 Same as footnote 1
3http://www.worldbank.org/en/topic/fragilityconflictviolence/overview
4 OECD (2018), States of Fragility 2018, OECD Publishing, Paris, https://doi.org/10.1787/9789264302075-en
5 European Consensus on Development, 8 June 2017, https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/new-european-consensus-development-our-world-our-dignity-our-future_en
6 DEVCO’s Statistical Dashboard, viewed on 12 November 2018 (EC internal)

The 2nd APEA Conference 2019 in Manila, Philippines

The 2nd APEA Conference 2019 will be held in Manila, Philippines from 25 February to 1 March. The theme of the Conference is “Reducing Poverty-Enabling Peace: Evaluation for accountability, transparency and sustainable development”. The Asia Pacific Evaluation Association (APEA) is a regional organization representing national evaluation societies and networks. The conference is organized by APEA in partnership with the Asian Development Bank, UNICEF, UNFPA, 3ie and the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE). The Philippines is one of the first countries in the region to have a national evaluation policy.

The Day 1 will mark capacity building opportunities on various aspects including a workshop on Evidence Based VNRs conducted by UNICEF which will be held in Marco Polo Hotel, Manila.

The Day 2 of the Conference on February 26, 2019, will feature a Parliamentarians’ session highlighting their commitments towards evaluation in the context of the Agenda 2030 as a follow up to the EvalColombo2018. The session, to be held at the Congress of the Philippines in Quezon City, is a milestone as it will be the first national parliament in East Asia and Pacific region hosting an international evaluation event. It is expected that parliamentarians from the region and beyond together with government officials, evaluation professionals and development partners will attend the session.

The inauguration of the 2nd APEA Conference will be held on 27th February (Day 3) at the Asian Development Bank Head Quarters in Manila. The President of ADB will deliver a special address. The 3-day conference features key note speeches, panels, roundtables and world café sessions giving opportunity for participants to learn, share, network and commit for the advancement of evaluation for transformative development. The last two days (Days 4 and 5) of the conference will be held in Marco Polo Hotel, Manila.

The 2nd APEA Conference 2019 expects an audience of around 300 delegates coming from a wide range of participants –legislators from various countries, representatives from UN, government executives, representatives of development organizations/ multilateral banks, research think tanks and academia.

We are happy to invite you to the 2nd APEA International Evaluation Conference and your presence will make the conference a wonderful platform to make a difference in the evaluation field. Please liaise with the conference secretariat for details. Further information can be accessed on https://www.apeaconference2019.com/

Contacts:
Prof. Romeo Santos, President – APEA rombsantos3@gmail.com
Ms. Umi Hanik, Secretary – APEA umihanik@gmail.com
Ms. Erika Lareza, Conference Secretariat erika.lareza@yahoo.com,
apea.secretariat@gmail.com
Mr. Asela Kalugampitiya (for the parliamentarians session) aselakalugampitiya@yahoo.ie

Please click here to view the conference flyer.

Open International Competition: evaluation of the Future of UNESCO’s Education Sector. The strengthening, balancing and positioning of UNESCO’s global intellectual role and technical country support role within the context of Agenda 2030

The United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) invites qualified companies to submit sealed tenders to conduct the evaluation of the Future of UNESCO’s Education Sector. The strengthening, balancing and positioning of UNESCO’s global intellectual role and technical country support role within the context of Agenda 2030

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 28 January 2019 at (23:59 GMT+1).

Interested bidders will find more information on how to obtain a complete set of Solicitation Documents by clicking on the following link:

https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/82312

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