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2018 Evaluators' Institute Programs

The Evaluators' Institute has just unveiled their programs for 2018: two programs in the DC region and one in Los Angeles, as well as a December 2017 online course. More information about each course is below.


Project Management and Oversight for Evaluators
Dec 5-14, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9-12 am EST

An online course from The Evaluators' Institute The purpose of this course is to provide new and experienced evaluation professionals and funders with strategies, tools and skills to: (1) develop realistic evaluation plans; (2) negotiate needed adjustments when issues arise; (3) organize and manage evaluation teams; (4) monitor evaluation activities and budgets; (5) protect evaluation independence and rigor while responding to client needs; and (6) ensure the quality of evaluation products and briefings. A full description is available on our website:

https://tei.cgu.edu/events/project-management-oversight-evaluators-december-2017/

For more information, contact us at tei@cgu.edu.


February-March Program, DC Metro Area
February 26-March 10, 2018

TEI offers 2 weeks of courses on practical topics for the professional evaluator, taught in the DC metropolitan area. All courses count towards our professional certificates in evaluation, and are taught by world-renowned theorists and practitioners. Discounts are available for groups, individuals registering for multiple courses, and early registration. For a full list of courses, visit https://tei.cgu.edu/events/feb-march-program-2018/

For more information, contact us at tei@cgu.edu.


March Program, Claremont CA
March 12-17, 2018

TEI offers a week of courses on practical topics for the professional evaluator, taught in Claremont, CA (near Los Angeles). All courses count towards our professional certificates in evaluation, and are taught by world-renowned theorists and practitioners. Discounts are available for groups, individuals registering for multiple courses, and early registration. For a full list of courses, visit https://tei.cgu.edu/events/march-2018-program-claremont-ca-2/.

For more information, contact us at tei@cgu.edu.


July Program, DC Metro Area
July 9-21, 2018

TEI's flagship program offers many courses on practical topics for the professional evaluator, taught across two weeks in the DC metropolitan area. All courses count towards our professional certificates in evaluation, and are taught by world-renowned theorists and practitioners. Discounts are available for groups, individuals registering for multiple courses, and early registration. For a full list of courses, visit https://tei.cgu.edu/events/july-2018-program/.

For more information, contact us at tei@cgu.edu.

Request for Proposals: Mid-Term Review of the UNESCO Operational Strategy on Youth

Type of notice: Request for proposal
Registration level: None
Title: Mid-Term Review of the UNESCO Operational Strategy on Youth (2014-2021)
UN organization: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Reference: RFP / IOS / EVS / OSY / 2017
Published: 02-Oct-2017
Deadline: 18-Oct-2017 23:59
Time zone: (GMT 2.00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris

 

The United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hereby invites qualified companies / individuals to submit proposals to conduct a Mid-Term Review of the UNESCO Operational Strategy on Youth.

The evaluation is planned to take place between October 2017 – March 2018.

Interested companies / individuals 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/62678

Executive Leadership Programme in Evaluation and the Sustainable Development Goals

Turning Goals Into Reality

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is an unprecedented global endeavour that requires transformative leadership and a new bold approach. The Agenda recognizes the critical role of evaluation in informing global and national leaders of the best way to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and will require efforts to further strengthen evaluation practices, in developing and developed countries alike.

The aspirational nature and interconnectedness of many of the Agenda’s goals will require those conducting and commissioning evaluations in both the public and private sectors to have a thorough understanding of the Agenda and its goals, targets, and indicator framework; different approaches to evaluation, such as performance-based vs. system-based approaches; as well as equity and human-rights based approaches.

The Executive Leadership Programme in Evaluation and the Sustainable Development Goals (ELPE) is a certificate training programme designed to build evaluation capacity to support the voluntary national follow up and review processes of the SDGs.

The ELPE equips leaders with the most cutting-edge knowledge and skills in the field of evaluation, including:
• Evaluative, analytic, and systems thinking
• Visioning, strategy and planning leadership skills
• Communication and advocacy skills
• Understanding impact pathways
• Developing comprehensive SDG evaluation frameworks & policies

 

Fee: $6,000

What’s included:
• 4-week online course
• 5-day face-to-face workshops in New York
• 4-week follow-up project and personalized coaching online

 

Scholarship

Efforts are being undertaken to offer a limited number of full and partial scholarships to waive or reduce fees. Scholarships will be awarded on a competitive basis to eligible applicants from developing countries.

 

Certification

Participants successfully completing the programme requirements, including the online course end of module assessments and actively taking part in the NY residential and follow-up coaching components, will be entitled to a Certificate of Completion. Participants not successfully completing the online course but meeting other programme requirements will be entitled to a Certificate of Participation. Certificates will be issued jointly by Claremont Graduate University and UNITAR.

 

Click here to visit the UNITAR website for more information.

Click here to view a comprehensive guide to the program in PDF form.

Bridging the Strategic Execution Gap: Call for Presenters Open - 2018 ASP Annual Conference

2018 ASP Annual Conference | Call for Presenters

The 2018 Annual Conference program committee is seeking dynamic speakers for 3 or 6 hour pre conference masterclass workshops (Wednesday, May 9, 2018) and 75 minute conference breakout sessions (Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11, 2018).

Bridging the Strategic Execution Gap

Across sectors of our disrupted economy, there is growing awareness that, as key leaders formulate strategy for their organizations, a gap in understanding, performance, and execution often occurs for those charged with implementing the initiatives flowing from the strategy. This gap invariably translates into unwanted costs, lost opportunities and the failure to execute.

The 2018 Conference is an opportunity to invite professional colleagues from related disciplines to join with us to establish a better understanding of the strategy execution gap. From this shared understanding, we are looking for new insights, tools and techniques that will help each profession bridge their vector of the gap.

Submission deadline: Friday, October 13 at 5 PM ET

Click here to submit!

Professional Development Workshops, August 17-22, 2017

The Claremont Evaluation Center provides world-class practical and theoretical training workshops in evaluation and applied research.

This longstanding series, taught by leading academics and seasoned practitioners, is made even more accessible by highly interactive online webcasts. Previous years have consistently brought hundreds of participants to Claremont from across the globe, representing an exciting cross-section of the private and public sectors.

Workshops include practical topics (such as grant writing, running an evaluation consulting agency, and working with stakeholders) as well as rigorous methodological topics (qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods, appreciative inquiry, blue marble, and more).

August 17-22, 2017

Professionals: $100 per one-day workshop

Students: $50 per one-day workshop

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

Call and Registration form WBEN Conference 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS
2nd REGIONAL CONFERENCE FOR EVALUATORS IN THE WESTERN BALKANS
25-26 X 2017, HOTEL INTERNATIONAL, ZAGREB

 

Organised by the Western Balkan Evaluation Network (WBEN), Croatian Evaluation Network/Institute of Economics, Zagreb (HEM/EIZ) and Croatian Section of the European Regional Science Association (ERSA)

The PROGRAMME BOARD of the 2nd Regional conference of Western Balkan Evaluators invites members of evaluation networks and other interested experts that deal with evaluation of public policies, programmes and projects to submit abstracts based on practical evaluation experience and/or scientific research to be presented at the conference by 15th July 2017.

Working languages of the conference are English, Bosnian, Croatian, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Slovenian and Serbian. Authors can submit their abstract in one of the mentioned languages and present in the language of own choice. The plenary sessions and round table will be facilitated in English. Parallel sessions will be facilitated in accordance with languages of the majority of authors and audience in the session.

MAIN CONFERENCE THEMES ARE:

  • PRACTICE: State of practice and system of policy impact evaluation in states, sectors, regions; perspectives of specific experiences and published evaluation studies.
  • CHALLENGES: Challenges in evaluation theory, methodology, systems, standards or ethics.
  • INTERNATIONAL APPROACHES TO EVALUATION: Evaluation systems and broader evaluation challenges of the EU, international donors, UN and other global evaluation protagonists.
  • EVALUATION COMMUNITY: Organisation and functioning of evaluation communities in the region.
  • NETWORKING: Regional cooperation of evaluators – experiences from the regional network/s.

We INVITE AUTHORS to prepare abstracts and include the following information:

  1. Name, surname, organisation, contact information (E-mail, Telephone, Address)
  2. Presentation Title (cca. 10 words)
  3. Abstract text between 300-500 words including a brief problem description, research objective, case studz or methodological issues that will be presented, key findings, results, and conclusion with reference to evaluation methods, practice or experiences relevant for networking activities of evaluators. Mention 2-3 references to cited literature/publications.
  4. For PLENARY AND PARALLEL SESSIONS presentations have to be prepared as visual support to the presentation content to be presented by the author. Please, prepare the presentation in „power-point format” or similar and it should last for 15-20 minutes.
  5. For the POSTER session authors prepare a schematic/graphic presentation of a selected theme, which will be presented during the session breaks.

ABSTRACTS CAN BE SENT by e-mail to any of the Programme Board Members, and for any further help, feel free to contact: nermin.oruc@gmail.com  (BiH); idokic@eizg.hr  (Croatia), beti@basme.com.mk (Macedonia; Montenegro), bradej@gmail.com (Slovenia); svetlana_stanarevic@yahoo.com (Serbia). Information is available at: http://www.sdeval.si/ or http://www.eizg.hr/.

Confirmation about the selection results will be sent to the Authors by 10th September 2017.

 

Call for Papers and Registration Form (Download PDF) (Download Word Document)

EvalPartners is pleased to launch the 2017 round of "Innovation Challenges"

Dear colleagues

EvalPartners is pleased to launch the 2017 round of "Innovation Challenges" thanks to a generous contribution from the Government of Finland. The objective of this round of innovation challenges is to pilot, experiment and implement advocacy ideas for evidence-based approaches that can help bring on board “non-traditional” evaluation actors to harness their contribution to EvalAgenda 2020.

Discussions during the 3rd Global Evaluation Forum which organized by EvalPartners in Bishkek – Kyrgyzstan in April 2017 concluded that “… there is a need to build the demand for evaluation results among a broad range of stakeholders, including parliamentarians, private sector, academe, civil society groups, citizens, and the media. This demand should be institutionalized through corresponding laws and policies on evaluation practice and use. As translation of SDGs to national and local levels remains a challenge, one of the functions of evaluation is to make SDGs meaningful for various stakeholders and in various contexts…” This is exactly what this innovation challenge is trying to address, by opening-up the boundaries of evaluation practice beyond evaluators and commissioners of evaluation.

EvalPartners will privilege out-of-the-box, agile and quick turnaround actions in response to this call. Unlike the Peer to Peer (P2P) mechanism which is exclusively restricted to VOPEs, Innovation Challenges are open to VOPEs, but also non-profits, academia, advocacy coalitions, think-tanks and other Civil Society Organizations, as long as they engage into an organic partnership with one or VOPEs from the Global South. Outcome of the Innovation Challenges are expected to inform the 2018-2020 action plan of EvalPartners.

We look forward receiving your proposals and working together with you on new "challenges".

Ziad Moussa
President, IOCE
Co-Chair, EvalPartners

 

Call for Application for the 2017 Innovation Challenge (PDF) (Word)

Application Form (PDF) (Word)

The Drosos Foundation is seeking national consultant(s) to facilitate the articulation of an overarching M&E framework

The Drosos Foundation is seeking national consultant​(s​) to facilitate the articulation of an overarching M&E framework for the foundation’s work in Egypt in addition to the formulation of the different KPIs ​for the different programs.

Further details on the assignment including application procedures are in the attached ToR. For those who are interested, please send your technical and financial proposals by June 20, 2017 to the following email address: cairo@drosos.org

Un Women Tunisia - Consultant to conduct an evaluation of the project « Appui à la création de mécanismes intersectoriels pour la prise en charge des femmes victimes de violence dans le Grand Tunis »

UN Women in Tunisia is recruiting a consultant to conduct an evaluation of the project « Appui à la création de mécanismes intersectoriels pour la prise en charge des femmes victimes de violence dans le Grand Tunis ». Please find the link to the TOR below.  The deadline is the 2nd June.

http://www.onu-tn.org/Appels-offres/609_Appel_a_consultation_pour_levaluation_finale_externe_du_projet__Appui_a_la_creation_de_mecanis.html

Consultancy Assignment - Developing communication and advocacy materials for the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation

Terms of reference for Consultancy Assignment

Introduction

The parliamentarians’ movement for evaluation has rapidly grown in the past few years, particularly during 2014-2015. Regional parliamentarians’ fora were created in Africa, East Asia, (www.pfeea.org), Latin America (https://foropelac.wordpress.com/) and MENA. The first ever parliamentarians’ forum, the Parliamentarians Forum for Development Evaluation (PFDE) was established in South Asia in early 2013 (www.pfde.net). The African Parliamentarians Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) was initiated at the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) conference held in Yaounde, Cameroon in March 2014. Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE) was launched on 25 Nov 2015 at the Parliament of Nepal while celebrating the International Year of Evaluation 2015.

GPFE had the network meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in the context of EvalPartners Global Forum and one of the recommendations was to develop advocacy and communication materials. It is needed to communicate parliamentarians on messages on GPFE, evaluation, Sustainable Development Goals in a simple message so that they understand the importance of them. GPFE currently has a website and a webpage on EvalPartmers website. Also a preliminary brochure is available which does not include recent updates. Therefore communication and advocacy materials would be important to get more parliamentarians engaged in promotion of evaluation. This work will be entrusted with a consultant.

 

Tasks of the consultant

The consultant is expected to perform the tasks listed below in consultation with the GPFE Steering Committee members, GPFE members, members of regional parliamentarians’ fora and of their executive committees, and individuals in organizations supporting the GPFE.

  1. Identify needs of communication and advocacy materials in consultation with GPFE Steering Committee and members.
  2. Finalize themes and outline of identified materials.
  3. Finalize content of materials.
  4. Coordinate translation of materials in to French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian.
  5. Finalize lay out of the materials with necessary visuals (web version and printed version)

 

Deliverables of the consultancy

The consultant is expected to submit following deliverables:

  1. Recommendations to the GPFE for communication and advocacy materials.
  2. Finalized materials.
  3. Final printed and web versions.

 

Qualifications of the consultant

We are looking for a consultant who

  • Has a Master degree in social development, evaluation, political science or related field.
  • Expertise and experience in developing communication and advocacy materials.
  • Understands or have experience in evaluation.
  • Has good understanding of the parliamentarians’ initiative, and global parliamentarians’ forum.
  • Has good knowledge and experience in working with parliamentarians.

Being a reputed professional in the evaluation field is an added advantage.

Knowledge on EvalPartners, IOCE and EvalPartners networks is an added advantage.

 

Time frame and budget:

  1. The consultancy starts on 1st of July 2017 and deliverables should be completed within three months period.
  2. Application deadline is the 5th of June 2017 and selection will be finalized by the 20th of June.
  3. The fee for the total consultancy is USD 6,000 which will be paid after submitting the final products.
  4. The consultancy fee does not include translation cost. Cost for the translation will be paid separately to translators directly by IOCE.
  5. Management of the consultancy and payments will be done in line with IOCE management procedures.
  6. It is expected that the consultant will get input from stakeholders via electronic means (e.g., email, Skype); there will be no extra payments for communication, travel, or any other expenses.

 

Application and Selection:

Please send your application (CV and the cover letter) to Lynn Burgess by 5th June 2017:

Lynn Burgess lynn@ioce.net

Only short listed applicants will be notified with next steps.

 

Click here to view a PDF version of the Terms of Reference.

Consultancy Assignment - Defining membership, governance and developing a constitution for the Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation

Terms of reference for Consultancy Assignment

Introduction

The parliamentarians’ movement for evaluation has rapidly grown in the past few years, particularly during 2014-2015. Regional parliamentarians’ fora were created in Africa, East Asia, (www.pfeea.org), Latin America (https://foropelac.wordpress.com/) and MENA. The first ever parliamentarians’ forum, the Parliamentarians Forum for Development Evaluation (PFDE) was established in South Asia in early 2013 (www.pfde.net). The African Parliamentarians Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) was initiated at the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) conference held in Yaounde, Cameroon in March 2014. Global Parliamentarians Forum for Evaluation (GPFE) was launched on 25 Nov 2015 at the Parliament of Nepal while celebrating the International Year of Evaluation 2015.

GPFE is currently governed by a Steering Committee comprised of one parliamentarian from each geographical region. Currently members of the GPFE are individual parliamentarians rather than regional fora or national parliaments. The compatibility of GPFE objectives with regional parliamentarians fora objectives is also at issue. Therefore a decision was made at the Third Global Evaluation Forum in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan that GPFE should define its membership and governance, and develop a constitution. This work will be entrusted with a consultant.

 

Tasks of the consultant

The consultant is expected to perform the tasks listed below in consultation with the GPFE Steering Committee members, GPFE members, members of regional parliamentarians’ fora and of their executive committees, and individuals in organizations supporting the GPFE.

  1. Define the goals of the GPFE and their alignment with regional parliamentarians’ fora.
  2. Define the membership to the GPFE (including criteria, process for becoming a member, membership request application, membership fee if any, member rights and obligations etc.).
  3. Define the governance structure (including the structure of the GPFE, the distribution of power and responsibility, the election of the Chair, the composition of the Steering Committee, selection/election of Steering Committee members, their role, duration of the term, accountability, etc.).
  4. Define options for the relationship and alignment with regional parliamentarians’ fora.
  5. Draft a constitution for GPFE with all the necessary elements in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
  6. Incorporate feedback and finalize the constitution.
  7. Develop an implementation strategy.
  8. For each step above, consultation of relevant stakeholders is crucial.

 

Deliverables of the consultancy

The consultant is expected to submit following deliverables:

  1. Draft and final goals, membership rules, and governance strategy.
  2. Draft and final constitution.
  3. Draft and final implementation strategy.
  4. Account of recommendations from stakeholder.
  5. Presentation to the current GPFE Steering Committee on the deliverables.

 

Qualifications of the consultant

We are looking for a consultant who

  • Has a Master degree in social development, evaluation, political science or related field.
  • Understands or have experience in evaluation.
  • Has good understanding of the parliamentarians’ initiative, regional parliamentarians’ forum, and global parliamentarians’ forum.
  • Has good knowledge and experience in working with parliamentarians.
  • Has experience and good knowledge on defining membership and governance rules.
  • Has experience and good knowledge on developing a constitution for a global network.

Being a reputed professional in the evaluation field is an added advantage.

Knowledge on EvalPartners, IOCE and EvalPartners networks is an added advantage.

 

Time frame and budget:

  • The consultancy starts on 1st of July 2017 and deliverables should be completed within three months period.
  • Application deadline is the 5th of June 2017 and selection will be finalized by the 20th of June.
  • The fee for the total consultancy is USD 6,000 which will be paid after submitting the final products.
  • Management of the consultancy and payments will be done in line with IOCE management procedures.
  • It is expected that the consultant will get input from stakeholders via electronic means (e.g., email, Skype); there will be no extra payments for communication, travel, or any other expenses.

 

Application and Selection:

Please send your application (CV and cover letter) to Lynn Burgess by the 5th June 2017:

Lynn Burgess lynn@ioce.net

Only short listed applicants will be notified with next steps.

 

Click here to view a PDF version of the Terms of Reference.

Monitoring and Evaluation Leader position at WorldFish

WorldFish uses its technical and scientific expertise in fisheries and aquaculture to develop and deliver research advances, transformational impacts and policy recommendations that help the millions who are dependent on fish. Our research is focused on three interlinked challenges of sustainable aquaculture, resilient small-scale fisheries, and enhancing the contributions of fish to nutrition of the poor in the places where we can make the most difference. By using an integrated, multidisciplinary approach, WorldFish addresses critical gaps in research that need to be filled to build evidence on the most promising pathways to impact.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Leader will play a key global science role in WorldFish, setting and ensuring quality standards for monitoring and evaluation research associated with the new CGIAR Research Program on Fish Agri-Food Systems (FISH) and the WorldFish strategy for 2017-2022.

Deadline: 15th June 2017

Click here for more information.

UNICEF Belgrade seeks to evaluate the impact of its efforts to strengthen social welfare system to advance child protection with a focus on child care reform in Serbia (2013 – 2017) - RFP 2017-9131275

UNICEF Belgrade seeks to evaluate the impact of its efforts to strengthen social welfare system to advance child protection with a focus on child care reform in Serbia (2013 – 2017) - RFP 2017-9131275 and Its efforts to strengthen implementation of justice for children system in the Republic of Serbia (2010 – 2017) - RFP 2017-9131277. 

Both RFPs can be found here:

http://www.unicef.rs/radite-sa-nama/roba-i-usluge/

Deadline May 24, 2017 14:00 (CET time)

This Request for Proposal is posted for the UNICEF Office in Serbia.

Review of Adolescent Participation in UNICEF Programme Monitoring and Evaluation

The Evaluation Office is seeking an individual consultant to conduct a review on UNICEF’s existing practices regarding adolescent participation in programme monitoring and evaluation. The position entails a content analysis of existing UNICEF studies/evaluations and select practitioner guidebooks on adolescent participation in monitoring and evaluation, interviews with UNICEF staff members engaged in this work, and a user-friendly report or creative output to summarize the findings.

Evaluation of UNESCO’s International Convention against Doping in Sport

UNESCO has been working in the field of physical education and sport since the 1970s when ministers and senior officials first met under its auspices. The Organization’s work in the field culminated with the adoption of the International Convention against Doping in Sport (hereafter the Convention) on 19 October 2015. Entering into force on 1 February 2007, the Convention became the most successful convention in the history of UNESCO in terms of rhythm of ratification after adoption. It is now the second most ratified of all UNESCO treaties.

The purpose of the Convention is to promote the prevention of and the fight against doping in sport, with a view to its elimination. It has been designed to coordinate and compel governmental action in specific areas beyond the domain of the sports movement. Whereas the World Anti-Doping Code (created in 2004) only applies to members of sports organizations, the reach by the Convention of governments aims for a more systematic approach to antidoping involving a broad range of actors. (See Annex for a detailed description of the implementation modalities.)

The year 2017 marks the tenth anniversary since the Convention’s entry into force. To date,
however, UNESCO’s work to support its implementation has never been evaluated.

UNESCO's Internal Oversight Service is looking for a consultant to conduct the Evaluation of UNESCO’s International Convention against Doping in Sport. The deadline for submission of proposals is 17 May 2017. Please see the attached Terms of Reference for more information and instructions.

AEA Summer Institute 2017

June 4-7, 2017
Atlanta, GA
Omni Hotel at CNN Center
Over 30 workshops related to different aspects of evaluation

 

Who should attend?

Evaluators, applied researchers, grantmakers, foundation program officers, nonprofit administrators, social science students, you! Sessions are filled on a first-come basis. 


What is the format?

Three keynote addresses, five rotations of three-hour and forty-minute training sessions, plus two group lunches to allow for networking among conference attendees. 


Who is presenting?

Experts who have conducted evaluations in a variety of settings, nationally known authors, those working on the cutting edge, evaluation experts and outstanding trainers.


What will I learn?

You choose! Topics range from Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses; to Project Management, Logic Modeling, Reporting, Theory to Practice, Cultural Competence, and more. 


Click here for more information.

Click here to register.

Consultant to conduct an Evaluation of UNESCO’s programme interventions on girls’ and women’s education

The purpose of this evaluation is to inform decision-making and provide evidence-based recommendations on how to strengthen and sustain current girls’ and women’s education initiatives undertaken by UNESCO. The evaluation will also generate evidence on UNESCO’s performance in specific interventions implemented with the aim to improve education outcomes for girls and women, and to promote gender equality in education.

The principal objectives of the evaluation are to:
i) Ascertain the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, results and sustainability of initiatives
spearheaded by UNESCO to advance girls’ and women’s education.
ii) Clarify the strategic role and positioning of UNESCO in supporting girls’ and women’s education
at regional and country levels.
iii) Provide conclusions and actionable recommendations that can shape future programming and
implementation by UNESCO of initiatives aiming at girls’ and women’s education.

 

Click here to view the Terms of Reference.

 

How to submit a proposal

Your electronic offer comprising of a technical proposal and a financial proposal, attached in two separate
files
, shall be sent to the following email address no later than Wednesday 19 April 2017, 23:59 CET:
ios@unesco.org
For any requests for clarification, please contact Ms Martina Rathner (m.rathner@unesco.org).

Evaluation Capacity Building with The Evaluators’ Institute's (TEI) Summer Programs

Register Now for
The Evaluators’ Institute (TEI)
In June and July!

June 4-7, 2017 in Atlanta, GA

TEI is teaming up with the AEA for this year’s American Evaluation Association Summer Institute in Atlanta! Learn more about our pre-conference course on Culture and Evaluation and special workshop deliveries by TEI Faculty.

 

July 10-22, 2017 in Washington DC Metropolitan Area

Our biggest delivery of 2017 will be coming soon to the DC Metropolitan Area! TEI invites you to explore course descriptions and information for our flagship July program at https://tei.cgu.edu/events/july-2017-program/. Early bird and group discounts are available, so reserve your spot today! 

This series is perfect for evaluation professionals who are looking to improve their skills and credentials. All courses build towards our TEI Certificates in Evaluation.

Click here to view the full July schedule.

EvalPartners Newsletter #35 (February 2017)

In this issue: Highlights of the Month, Breakfast Event for Parliament, Government, Media and ESK Members, Development of a Mentoring Program for YEE: International Survey Results, Implementation of SDGs in Tunisia , Blended Capacity Building on Evaluation for Public Officials and Parliamentarians, Progress of SDGs in Japan and more!

Click here to view the newsletter.

Consultancy: the development of a Theory of Change of the “Breastfeeding Advocacy Initiative”

Job Number: 503132 | Vacancy Link
Location: Programme Division, UNICEF NYHQ
Work Type : Consultancy

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF’s Programme Division in New York is looking for a qualified professional to reconstruct a Theory of Change narrative of the BAI, and provide recommendations for the future evaluation of the BAI.

The full TOR (purpose, objectives, scope, methodology, timeframe, etc) can be found here: https://www.unicef.org/about/employ/?job=503132

Interested candidates may apply online through the link above.   Closing Date 8 Mar 2017 Eastern Standard Time

Call for Abstracts: 6th Biennial International Conference of Sri Lanka Evaluation Association - 2017

Actioning Evaluation - Key to Sustainable Development

The Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEvA) is a voluntary civil society organisation established in 1999, by an interested group of professionals from the government, private sector and non-governmental organisations. One of the flagship events conducted by SLEvA is the Biennial International Conference in Sri Lanka which attracts both local and foreign presentations and participation.

This year's Conference theme is Actioning Evaluation - Key to Sustainable Development (SD). Authors can submit manuscripts under any of the following themes but not limited to.

•    Evidence Based Decision Making
•    Global & National Indicators on SD
•    Capacity Building for SD
•    Data Management
•    Role of Evaluators in SD
•    Role of Corporate Sector in SD
•    Innovative Approaches in M&E
•    Lessons Learned
•    New Technologies in M&E

Authors are invited to submit abstracts of 300 to 500 words by the deadline of 30th March 2017 to sleva.sec@gmail.com. The Conference will be followed by Post-Conference Workshops on 21st and 22nd September 2017.

 

Deadline of Submission of Abstracts - 30th Mar 2017

Notification of Acceptance of Abstracts - 27th April 2017

Deadline of Submission of Full papers - 15th June 2017

Notification of Acceptance of Full Papers - 13th July 2017

Deadline of Submission of Final Papers - 24th Aug 2017

Conference - 19th & 20th Sep 2017

 

Contact Information

SLEvA Secretariat
120/10, "Vidya Mandiraya"
Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 07
Sri Lanka
Tel: +9411 2696235
E-mail: sleva.sec@gmail.com
Website: http://www.sleva.lk/

 

Click here to view the Call for Abstracts poster.

Appel à candidature pour l'Evaluation Programme Pays de la FAO au Cameroun

Le Bureau de l’évaluation de l’Organisation des Nations Unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (FAO) vient de lancer une évaluation du programme pays de la FAO au Cameroun. Les consultants nationaux et régionaux ayant de l’expérience en évaluation ainsi que dans les secteurs liés aux objectifs de l’action FAO dans le pays sont invités à soumettre leur candidature. L’évaluation se déroulera à partir du mois de Mars jusqu’à Mai 2017. Pour plus d’informations, veuillez consulter l’Appel à candidature sur le site internet de la FAO (en anglais) http://www.fao.org/fileadmin/user_upload/VA/pdf/IRC3844.pdf.

Les consultants peuvent également soumettre leur candidature en envoyant leur curriculum vitae avant le 15 février 2017 à l’adresse email IRC3844@fao.org indiquant dans le sujet du courriel « Candidature pour l’évaluation FAO-Cameroun EPP ».

Vacancy announcement for Evaluation Analyst, Junior Professional Officer (JPO – P2)

The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD is currently recruiting for the following position:

Evaluation Analyst, Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) – P2 – Deadline: 26 February 2017            

This position is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. Please note that it is only for Swiss nationals.

For detailed instructions on how to apply, please follow this link: http://www.cinfo.ch/en/jpo-vacancies-swiss-nationals

Call for Expressions of Interest - Midterm evaluation of "Shan State: Peace, reconciliation and development through community empowerment programme"

Call for Expressions of Interest

The ILO seeks Expressions of Interest (EoI) from qualified independent evaluator to conduct an independent evaluation of the EU funded programme in Myanmar on “Shan State: Peace, Reconciliation and Development through community empowerment programme”.

 

Qualifications of the Evaluators

  • Not have been involved in the above programme.
  • Relevant background in social and/or economic development.
  • Experience in evaluation of complex development programmes, in particular with programme in conflict and post conflict areas
  • 8 year experience in evaluations in the UN system or other international context -  human rights based approach
  • Technical specialisation in some of the subject areas:- peace  building, community empowerment, child rights, labour-based  employment, local economic development will be an asset
  • Contextual understanding and/or Experience in Myanmar will be an advantage
  • Experience facilitating workshops for evaluation findings.
  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods and an understanding of issues related to validity and reliability
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and an understanding of ILO cross-cutting issues.

Interested individual is requested to submit an EoI including covering letter, CV, and fee structure. EoIs should be sent to Ms. Pamornrat Pringsulaka (pamornrat@ilo.org). For further details please see the draft Terms of Reference attached. The deadline to submit Expressions of Interest for the evaluation is by close of business on 6 February 2017.

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UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) Evaluation - Call for Applications

The evaluation of UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) will take place during 2017.

The Fund was established in 2009 as a bold investment in women’s rights to fast-track the implementation of gender equality commitments in the areas of women’s economic and political empowerment. By supporting CSO-led initiatives at local, national and regional levels, the Fund aims at addressing the concrete needs and priorities of the most marginalized groups of women and girls in developing countries. In the context of the 2030 Agenda, FGE’s mission has become more relevant than ever as it serves as a tool for localizing SDGs and leaving no one behind. During its 7 years, the Fund has delivered USD 64 million in grants to 120 grantee programmes in 80 countries, reaching over 10 million direct beneficiaries.

FGE is committed to draw evidence and widely share the lessons learned from this pioneering grant-making programme and to contribute to global know-how in the field of gender equality. In addition to undertake regular evaluations of its grantee programmes under a decentralized approach, in 2015 the Fund conducted a Meta Evaluation and Meta-Analysis of 24 grantee evaluation reports in order to validate their quality and gain evidence-based insight on what works for women’s political and economic empowerment programmes, as well as to analyze FGE’s processes and approach. In 2017, the Fund will go a step further by undertaking the first Fund for Gender Equality Evaluation. The evaluation will assess the Fund’s approach and contributions to promoting gender equality and women’s rights and empowerment since 2009 in alignment with UN Women’s Strategic Plans, while drawing lessons and recommendations to feed into future policy and programming by UN Women as well as other stakeholders (donors, civil society and gender advocates, and the development community).

The deadline for submission of applications for the Evaluation Team is Tuesday, 7 February 2017.

https://www.ungm.org/Public/notice/53137.

UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage: Evaluability Assessment

The UNICEF and UNFPA Evaluation Offices plan to jointly commission an evaluability assessment of the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage. An evaluability assessment is an exercise to determine the overall readiness of the programme to be evaluated in a reliable and credible fashion and check the coherence and logic of the programme.

With the integration of child marriage into Sustainable Development Goals1, the issue has gained global momentum and is a top corporate priority for both UNFPA and UNICEF, as reflected in their respective strategic plans and distinct but complementary mandates. Beginning in January 2014, the two agencies initiated an inception phase to develop a Global Programme on child marriage. Throughout the inception phase, UNFPA and UNICEF have agreed on the value of a harmonized global vision captured in a programmatic framework that allows for diversity and country-level adaptation. The programme approach and logic is articulated in the “Report of the Inception Phase of the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage.”

The initial phase of the UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme is spanning from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2019, with an indicative four-year budget (2016-2019) estimated at $246.7 million with contributions from Canada, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom and the European Commission.

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How to apply:

Interested individuals should send an Application Package clearly indicating the position being applied for:

  1. Team Leader – Evaluation Expert
  2. Team Member – Thematic Expert with Evaluation Experience

The Application Package should include the following:

  1. Cover letter, indicating why you are applying for the consultancy and how your qualifications match the ToR for the “UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage: Evaluability Assessment”;
  2. Updated CV/Resume, and completed Personal history Profile (P11); a blank P11 can be found at http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/P11.doc  ;
  3. A sample report of a similar exercise/subject or an evaluation report, with a clear indication of the applicant’s contribution in the report; (hyperlinks to the document are preferred);
  4. Availability and daily fee;

The application should be sent to evalofficeapplications@unicef.org , no later than close of business on 17 February 2017.

Candidates should also indicate in the email subject the consultancy they are applying for, as follows:

Email Subject: Application for UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End Child Marriage: Evaluability Assessment - Team Leader;

Email Subject: Application for UNFPA-UNICEF Global Programme to Accelerate Action to End

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