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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.

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.

Click here to view the terms of reference.

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  ;
  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 , 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

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (P3, Fixed Term) Vacancy- UNICEF Ghana

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist, P-3, Accra, Ghana, #63181

Job no: 502300
Work type: Fixed Term Staff
Location: Ghana
Categories: Monitoring and Evaluation, P-3

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.

For 70 years, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children's survival, protection and development. The world's largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Position

Within the context of UNICEF Accra, Ghana's country office (CO), the incumbent of the post will ensure that the CO has useful, valid and reliable information on:

  • the situation of children's and women's rights;
  • the performance of UNICEF-supported programmes including their relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability, and in emergency contexts, their coverage, coordination and coherence.

The incumbent of the post will lead UNICEF Ghana's M&E unit and work with the UN country team to support UNCT goals for delivering valid and reliable information on the attainment of the MDGs and other goals, and on the performance of UN-supported programmes. The incumbent of the post will also assist with the establishment of monitoring and evaluation tools which enhance partnership between the UNCT, government and other key players to collectively track progress on MDGs and other international commitment for children. The incumbent will also assist with the development of national capacities for monitoring, evaluation and research, with special attention to the interest, concern and participation of government, community, and civil society stakeholders.

Click here to visit the UNICEF Job website for more information.

Caribbean Evaluators International - Winter 2016 Newsletter

Caribbean Evaluators International has released their Winter 2016 newsletter.

In this Issue...

  • Monitoring and Evaluating the SDGs in the Caribbean
  • What is the Purpose of Monitoring our Plans in Government?
  • Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals
  • M&E Systems for Citizen Security Interventions in a Developing Country
  • Formation of VOPE in Trinidad and Tobago
  • International Alumni Award for CEI President
  • AfREA Collaboration
  • Empowerment Evaluation Webinar
  • Upcoming Events

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The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is looking for two external consultants to conduct the evaluation of OHCHR's Support to Legislation in Conformity with International Standards

The Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights is looking for two external consultants to conduct the evaluation of OHCHR's Support to Legislation in Conformity with International Standards. The evaluation will be undertaken between February and August 2017 and missions to OHCHR Headquarters and field locations for documentary review and interviews with stakeholders are envisaged.

These are the external consultant's profiles:

Team leader (Expert on evaluation):
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social science, economics, management, or related field. A first level university degree in combination with a qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum of 12 years of experience conducting evaluations of projects, programs or policies in the UN or international context.
- Experience conducting evaluations in human rights or related field (humanitarian assistance, peace operations, emergency or post-conflict situations).
- Fluency in oral and written English.
- Knowledge of legislation in compliance with international human rights standards, particularly on non-discrimination and rule of law issues, is desirable.
- Knowledge of OHCHR is desirable.
- Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable.

Team member (Expert on legislation in compliance with international human rights standards):
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, political science, international relations, social science, economics, management, or related field. A first level university degree in combination with a qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum of 12 years of experience on legislation in compliance with international human rights standards.
- Experience on non-discrimination and rule of law issues.
- Fluency in oral and written English.
- Experience conducting evaluations in human rights or related field (humanitarian assistance, peace operations, emergency or post conflict situations) is desirable.
- Knowledge of OHCHR is desirable.
- Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable.

If you are interested in conducting this evaluation, please register in and send us your updated CV and UN P-11 form to by Monday 2nd of January 2017.

Call for Institutional Expressions of Interest: Outcome Evaluation of the Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF) Phase II

UNICEF is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOIs) from institutions for the provision of services to conduct an independent Outcome Evaluation of the Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF) Phase II.

The evaluation is scheduled for implementation from July to December 2017. It is foreseen that the evaluation will be carried out by a team of four consultants with strong background in evaluation and relevant subject matter expertise.

Interested institutions are encouraged to complete the EOI form in attachment and available at: or EOIs should be sent to, no later than 5:00 pm (Phnom Penh, Cambodia) on 30 December, 2016. Please quote “Outcome Evaluation CDPF Phase II” as the subject in your correspondence.

Kindly note that this EOI does not constitute a solicitation. We do not require bids or proposals at this stage; we merely seek your expression of interest in participating in the tender.

If you have any additional questions about this EOI, please email Ms. Sok Keang ( Emails only, please; calls will not be returned. 

Early Childhood Evaluation Consultant

UNICEF Evaluation Office (New York) plans to contract with an experienced early childhood evaluation consultant to conduct a formative evaluation on UNICEF’s approach to supporting inclusive and equitable play and development opportunities for children ages 3 to 5 through the use of the Early Childhood Development Kit. The evaluation will be conducted in Uganda from December 2016 - December 2017, where the UNICEF Country Office is currently using the ECD kits within a humanitarian programming context.

For more information, please click here.

Request for Proposals: Evaluation of UNESCO's work in Capacity Building in the Basic Sciences and Engineering

Registration level: None

Title: Evaluation of UNESCO’s work in Capacity Building in the Basic Sciences and Engineering (BSE)

UN organization: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Reference: RFP/IOS/EVS/SCCapBuilding/11/2016

Published: 18-Nov-2016

Deadline: 12-Dec-2016 23:59

Time zone: (GMT 1.00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris Description

The United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hereby invites qualified companies/individuals to submit proposals for the following assignment:

Evaluation of UNESCO’s work in Capacity Building in the Basic Sciences and Engineering (BSE)

The evaluation is requiring the following principal qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of the global basic sciences and engineering capacity building area, with particular emphasis on the development needs in this field in the African region 
  • Extensive knowledge of networks, transnational co-ordination of science programmes and capacity building in sciences
  • Experience in applying qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods, with a minimum of seven years of professional experience for the lead expert (a minimum of five years’ experience for the other team members) in programme and policy evaluation demonstrating a strong record in designing, conducting and leading evaluations.  At least some of this experience will be in the science area.

Main deliverables:

  • Inception Report
  • Draft Evaluation Report
  • Final Evaluation Report

    The evaluation will be conducted between December 2016 and April 2017 and is estimated to take up 50-65 working days.

Click here to visit the UNGM website for more information.


As we build towards The Breaking Barriers in Participation and Inclusion in Peacebuilding Evaluation Conference in South Africa, join DME for Peace tomorrow Thursday, November 17th at 10:00am EST as Mark Abrahams, Founding Member of the South African Monitoring & Evaluation Association and Editor-in-Chief of the African Evaluation Journal, hosts the M&E Thursday Talk series to lead a discussion on "The roles and function of VOPEs in promoting democratic practices and accountability: The case of SAMEA."


This discussion will focus on the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) as a Volunteer Organization for Professional Evaluation and reflects briefly on its creation, the steady growth over the years and the significant challenges it faced both internally and externally. As a function of deepening and strengthening democracy, transparency and ensuring that it remains relevant, SAMEA must also attend to the existing gaps in the evaluation skills set(s) or competencies of its members. What is often under-represented in formal accredited courses, short courses and a significant number of M&E professional development initiatives - is the focus on the interpersonal domain that addresses human relations and social interactions that ground evaluator effectiveness.

We hope that you will be able to join us for a riveting discussion!

Consultancy services for End-Project Review for Improving Child Nutrition in Four Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (RFP)

UNICEF (ESARO) in Nairobi  is inviting proposals from reputable institutions for institutional consultancy for End Project Review for "Improving child nutrition in four countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. (Burundi,Ethiopia,Mozambique & Rwanda)

Type of notice: Request for proposal
Registration level: None
Title: Consultancy services for End-Project Review for Improving Child Nutrition in Four Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Project
UN organization: United Nations Children's Fund
Reference: LRFP 9128574-2016
Published: 08-Nov-2016
Deadline: 12-Dec-2016 11:00
Time zone: (GMT 3.00) Baghdad, Riyadh, Moscow, St. Petersburg

Click here to view the United Nations Global Marketplace (UNGM) page for this RFP.

Independent Midterm Evaluation | Road to Jobs: Bringing decent work to rural households of the Northern Provinces in Afghanistan

Location: Afghanistan
Application deadline: 24 November 2016
Type of contract: External Collaboration Contract
Post Level: International Consultant
Languages required: Proficiency in written and spoken English
Expected duration: 30 working days (between 15 December 2016 and 31 March 2017) with field work during Jan 22 January to Feb 2 2016.

Road to Jobs: Bringing decent work to rural households of the Northern Provinces in Afghanistan Project. The Project is funded by SIDA-UNOPS and is implemented by ILO Kabul. This three year Project started its implementation starting mid-2015 and will end in mid-2018. Road to Jobs (R2J) project aims at these constraints more systematically to get at the ‘root causes’ for the underperformance of selected value chain sectors, and in doing so to encourage local ownership of change and sustainable impact.

The deadline to submit expressions of interest for the evaluation is by close of business on 30 November 2016 sent by e-mail with the subject header “Evaluation of Road to Jobs (R2J) Project” to the Evaluation Manager, Khadija Khondker at and copied to Ms Pamornrat Pringsulaka,

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Webinar - How IFAD promotes learning among development partners in the field

As a follow-up to the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) study on "Evaluation Use in the UN System", the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) would like to invite you to a webinar discussion on:

How IFAD promotes learning among development partners in the field

Tuesday,15 November, 2016
3:30 pm (CET)


Key message 6 from the study addresses an important fact: No development organization operates in isolation. Whether it be government counterparts, partner UN agencies or national development stakeholders, there is a broad audience for evaluation products, their findings and their recommendations. It is in this spirit that in 1994 the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD launched the practice of hosting a national workshop learning event as a final step in the country programme evaluation process, bringing together participants from the national government, national development organizations and IFAD.

The objective of this webinar is to share with participants a look into the practice of hosting this national learning events and the impact that such events and related evaluation products have beyond the publication of an evaluation report and stimulate the exchange of experiences of UN evaluators regarding cross-organizational learning and sharing.

The webinar will start with a presentation, followed by a Q&A session.



Oscar A. Garcia, Director, IOE (
Johanna Pennarz, Lead Evaluation Officer, IOE (

The special guests will include an IFAD out-posted Country Programme Manager and a Country Programme Officer.

Please feel free to forward the invitation to colleagues who are interested in the subject. Hope you will be able to attend!


Details for the webinar

Tuesday,15 November, 2016
3:30 – 4:30 pm | Central Standard Time (CST, Rome, GMT+1)

Join online

How to participate via Webex in the IOE webinar:
1. Click on this Webex Link

·         Enter your name and email address 

·         Enter the meeting  number: 732 950 068

·         If prompted, download drivers for WebEx.

2. When WebEx opens, click “Call Using This Computer”, select option A, or B:

·         I will call in. 1-415-655-0002 US Toll (Access code: 732 950 068) Global call-in numbers

·         Call Using Computer. You will need you headsets/speakers and a microphone. Test you audio to make sure it works 

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UNICEF Evaluation Director Vacancy

Director, D-2, Evaluation Office, New York, USA

Job Number: 501108 | Vacancy Link
Location: Evaluation Office, New York
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff

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 promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children everywhere. UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose for the job:

The Director of the Evaluation Office enables organizational learning, accountability and performance improvement by spearheading intellectual and organizational leadership and strategic guidance for UNICEF. The Director leads and manages the staff of the Evaluation Office and is accountable for the performance of the Office.

The Director sets the vision for the effective governance of the evaluation function and leads on all aspects of evaluation policy and practice, in particular the establishment of guiding norms and principles; the maintenance of topical or thematic coverage; the proper application of technical methods and quality assurance processes; and the definition of roles and responsibilities including standard operating procedures. The Director leads the development of the evaluation function; facilitates its resourcing; and manages evaluation partnerships with key networks and organizations. The Director will also manage inter-agency collaboration and other evaluation partnerships. The Director is also an advocate for the uptake and use of evaluation results.

Overall responsibility:

  • Setting the vision for evaluation in UNICEF: maintaining a comprehensive quality assurance system; setting and monitoring performance standards for evaluation.
  • Leading the delivery of a programme of independent evaluations: laying out strategic priorities and identifying major global thematic evaluations.
  • Representing UNICEF in evaluation partnerships with key networks and organizations.
  • Managing systems for effective management of evaluation evidence, information and knowledge.
  • Leading development and professionalization of the UNICEF evaluation function: developing innovative approaches and methodologies; arranging guidance and support to offices in designing and staffing the function, and to staff in long-term career development.
  • Management of people and resources: providing leadership and direction by effectively managing all resources; motivating, coaching and supporting staff to create a unified culture to reach common goals; developing workforce planning, recruitment, performance management, learning and career management of staff.

Qualifications of successful candidate:

  • Advanced university degree in a social science or international development subject such as development planning, economics, law, business and public administration, statistics, political science or any other related field.
  • At least 15 years in progressively responsible professional work related to monitoring / evaluation / research and management in diverse field and headquarters organizational levels; with at least half of that experience obtained in developing nations and multicultural settings. At least 15 years of experience in international development and humanitarian institutions and contexts.
  • At least 10 years senior level management experience in Evaluation or in a closely related function at either a very large country office, or in regional / headquarters locations.
  • Experience within United Nations Organizations is strongly preferred.
  • Understanding of and, preferably, familiarity with the technical areas in international development and humanitarian action relevant to UNICEF's mandate.
  • State of the art knowledge of evaluation principles and methods.
  • Results-oriented leader with a track record in strategic and global thinking, fostering innovation and, engaging and managing risk.
  • Strong management and leadership skills, track record in empowering people to achieve results.
  • Strong communication skills with the capacity to succinctly convey ideas and advocate for organisational positions.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is strongly desirable. Knowledge of a third language is also preferred.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

Opening Date 4 Nov 2016 Eastern Daylight Time
Closing Date 21 Nov 2016 Eastern Standard Time

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Rwanda Monitoring and Evaluation Society is Born!

4 November 2016, goes down in the History of the Evaluation Profession in Rwanda as the day that gave birth to the Rwanda Monitoring and Evaluation Society. I am happy to have witnessed this great milestone in Africa’s Evaluation History as it unfolded at the Lemigo Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda. The process that finally culminated into the official launch of the Society traces its origins to the International Programme for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) through the inspiration of Dr. Linda Morra-Imas and Dr. Ray Rist. These two Evaluation greats conducted a mini-IPDET to a cross-section of Evaluation professionals in Rwanda a few years back.

In June 2015, a Rwanda Evaluation professional, Mr. Alex Mugabo Kashaija, presently working as the Regional Coordinator for Heifer International in Rwanda, attended the IPDET Training at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. Inspired by this training, he came back home and compared notes with another IPDET Alumni, Ms. Judith Kaitesi Katabarwa, presently working with the National Capacity Building Secretariat (NCBS) of Rwanda as the Division Manager for Strategic Operations and Quality Assurance. Together they hatched the idea of coming up with a Monitoring and Evaluation Society for Rwanda. They teamed up with an IDEAS Board member, Mr. Awuor Ponge, who in January 2016, briefed the Evaluaton Professionals on the modalities of coming up with such a society. This joint effort climaxed with the official launch of the Society in Rwanda, which was witnessed by all the key stakeholders in Rwanda at the High Level event.

More than 90 High Profile Evaluation practitioners, Evaluation Commissioners and Evaluation Users graced this occasion. The occasion was catalysed by a High Profile Panel Session moderated by Mr. Ponge and addressed by Senior Officers in Rwanda, including: Mr. Dominique Habimana, the Director of Statistical Methods, Research and Publication at the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR); Mr. Godfrey Kabera, the Director General in-charge of National Development Planning and Research in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning in Rwanda; Ms. Yumi Matsuda, the UNICEF Chief of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation in Rwanda; Ms. Judith Kaitesi Katabarwa, the Division Manager for Strategic Operations and Quality Assurance at the National Capacity Building Secretariat (NCBS); and last but not least, Dr. Alfred R. Bizoza, the Director of Research at the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR-Rwanda).

The Panel Session addressed the role of Evaluation in the Development Agenda of Rwanda, how Rwanda is positioned to the implementation of its National Blueprint, the Vision 2020 as well as the global development blueprint, the SDGs. It also addressed how the International Community is positioned to work hand-in-hand with the Government of Rwanda and other key stakeholders to ensure that evaluation helps in establishing evidence that informs development interventions and policy in Rwanda. Lastly, the Panel discussed what the role of the Society for Professional Evaluators would be in the development arena in Rwanda.

This Society is supported by the Government of Rwanda, through the National Capacity Building Secretariat (NCBS), which has been so instrumental in the mobilisation of the key stakeholders in Rwanda. This event was jointly sponsored by the Government of the Republic of Rwanda, the United Nations through UNICEF Rwanda Country Office; and the Belgian Technical Cooperation agency (BTC).

Ladies and Gentlemen, please join me in congratulating the Evaluation fraternity in Rwanda for this great milestone. We welcome the new Evaluation Society in the global community of evaluation practitioners.

Senior Economist Position - Asian Development Bank

Closing Date Friday, November 4, 2016 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT)

Job Purpose

Lead and provide guidance to ensure economic soundness of private sector operations. Assist in providing quality assurance with respect to the identification, measuring and monitoring of development effectiveness of Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) transactions. Provide support to PSOD project divisions in economic evaluation of projects. Represents PSOD, as appropriate, in consultations with other departments and with other multilateral development banks (MDBs) on development effectiveness. Work within general policies, principles and goals, working directly with clients.



Education Requirements

  • Master's Degree, or equivalent, in Economics. University degree in Economics combined with specialized experience in similar organization/s, may be considered in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Relevant Experience

  • Suitability to undertake the responsibilities mentioned above at the required level.
  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in economic work related to sectors of relevance to PSOD as well as exposure to the full project cycle (i.e., programming, project processing to project administration)·
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • International experience working in development in several countries, preferably in Asia and the Pacific region.

Reporting Relationships

  • Supervisor: Director
  • The following staff positions may be supervised by the incumbent:
    • Administrative Staff
    • National Staff

We encourage diversity in our workplace and support an inclusive work environment. Women are especially encouraged to apply.

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Expression of Interest (EOI) for Strengthening Child Protection Systems - A Comprehensive evaluation of UNICEF’s strategies and programme performance

Date of the EOI: 28 October 2016  

Closing Date of the EOI: 19 November 2016

Email EOI to:



UNICEF’s Evaluation Office (EO) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualified institutions (consultancy firms, universities, etc.) for the provision of services to complete an independent global thematic evaluation of UNICEF’s strategies and programme performance with regard to strengthening child protection systems.

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UNEG webinar: Communications and Evaluation Use, 8 November, 2016

How can communications improve engagement with evaluation users, and eventually increase evaluation use?

How can evaluators improve communications to increase evaluation use?

You are cordially invited to attend a UNEG webinar on “Communications and Evaluation Use”. This webinar is organized by UNEG working groups under Strategic Objective Two for Use of Evaluation.

When: Tuesday, 8 November, from 9:30 to 10:30 am (New York time).
How to join: Please click to join the webinar in due course. You will also find dial-in options there by clicking "more information".

Roster of Evaluation Consultants - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

WFP Office of Evaluation is seeking evaluation consultants in order to expand its pool of evaluation professionals from around the world and increase the level and quality of services provided to decentralized evaluations.

In order to commission independent evaluations, WFP Office of Evaluation hires either firms or individuals. This vacancy helps to identify individuals. Therefore, candidates who apply to this roster, must not be affiliated to a firm or organization.

Successful applicants will remain in the roster for 12 months, and can be considered for individual consultancy contracts as Junior Evaluators, Evaluators, Intermediate Evaluators, Senior Evaluators or Team Leaders in Country Offices or Regional Bureaux.

How to apply: Interest candidates should submit CV and apply to the vacancy published here.

Please submit all of the information required by November 30th 2016. The vacancy will be open for one month.

For details on this assignment, please refer to the above link.

Call for expressions of interest: Broadcast Study - UN Department of Public Information

The UN Department of Public Information is looking for a consultant with broadcast experience for a short-term assignment. The deadline for expressions of interest has been extended to 4 November 2016.
Interested candidates should send the following:

1. A description of how their skills, qualifications and experience are relevant to the requirements of this assignment
2. A list of previous evaluations that are relevant to the context and subject matter of this assignment.
3. A copy of the candidate’s curriculum vitae.
4. The names of two referees who are able to be contacted.

Please send expressions of interest via email to by 4 November 2016.

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Donna Mertens and Transformative Mixed Methods: More justice-oriented methods are needed!

In  2016, Donna Mertens, well-known for mixed methods in research and diverse participatory and inclusive approaches to evaluation, conducted a course on Transformative Evaluation for professionals from Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and Paraguay in Santiago, Chile. Fabiola Amariles shares what she learned in her blog- Donna Mertens and Transformative Mixed Methods: More justice-oriented methods are needed! 

Click here to view the article.

AEA Virtual Conference Experience - October 24-29, 2016

Back by popular demand, AEA is bringing Evaluation 2016 to your computer or electronic device. With more than 800 participants in 2015, the virtual component of Evaluation 2016 allows evaluators who are unable to join us in Atlanta to experience the education and networking opportunities of the live event. Registration is free and provides you access to more than 20 Evaluation 2016 sessions, including Presidential Strand presentations and all plenary presentations focused on Evaluation + Design.

The Evaluation 2016 Virtual Conference provides:

  • Three day access to video and audio streaming of select sessions from Evaluation 2016
  • Opportunities to “chat” and network virtually with other attendees
  • Question and answer opportunities with session moderators
  • Access to the virtual conference recordings for up to one year

Who Should Register?

The Virtual Conference provides evaluators who are unable to travel to Atlanta, Georgia, with access to valuable AEA education. This audience includes international evaluators, team members who are unable to attend the live conference, students looking to learn more about evaluation, or other evaluation professionals that can’t participate in Atlanta.

How to Register

To participate in the Evaluation 2016 Virtual Conference, visit the virtual conference website and create an account. This account will be separate from your AEA account. Once your account is created you will receive a confirmation email which grants you access to the virtual conference.

If you have any questions about the virtual conference, please contact AEA at or 

Senior Evaluation Officer - The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD

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

Senior Evaluation Officer– P4 – Deadline: 10 November 2016
Duty Station:

The Senior Evaluation Officer substantively contributes to IOE evaluation management activities with a view to ensuring adherence to IOE evaluation policy, quality standards and evaluation manual.  Major activities include but are not limited to:
a.Substantively contributing to the preparation of IOE’s Annual Work Programme, the conduct of internal peer reviews and the periodical review of IFAD’s evaluation methodology and processes;
b.Contributing to the development of evaluation methodology; and
c.Leading, training and motivating international/national experts in the conduct of project evaluation.

For more information, please see the vacancy announcement.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP): To conduct Evaluation of UNICEF Bangladesh Communication for Development (C4D) Programme for the duration 2012-2016


The current Government of Bangladesh and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) from 2012 to 2016 is striving to reduce inequity gaps and increase access to basic services for deprived populations in the 20 districts at the bottom of the social deprivation ladder.  Communication for Development (C4D) is a major cross-cutting strategy for both the UNDAF and of the UNICEF country programme for the period 2012-2016. The UNICEF C4D programme intends to engage communities to understand people, their beliefs and values, and the social norms that shape their lives. Through sharing of knowledge, understanding and addressing the barriers and constraints across all levels of the community, individuals and communities are informed and empowered to develop or change behaviours and take actions to improve their lives. The goal of the C4D programme is thus to increase knowledge and create awareness among communities, to change individual beliefs and perceptions, influence attitudes and behaviours, and consequently social norms and social practices. Through emphasis on amplifying the voices of the most marginalised and vulnerable, C4D aims to make a positive difference in the lives of children, their families and communities in achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) with equity. 

The planned C4D outcome in the current UNICEF Country Programme 2012-2016 states that “By end of 2016, deprived community members in 20 selected districts practice key life-saving, care and protective behaviours, raise their demand for quality social services and promote social change with equity”.

Submission of Proposal: By 16:00 hours local time (GMT+6 hours) Thursday, 27 October 2016
Contract issued: 4-6 weeks from submission of proposal

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Call for contributions for Evaluation Matters - "The Problem with Development Evaluation, and what to do about it"

Have your say!
We are currently accepting submissions for the 4th quarter edition 2016 of eVALUAtion Matters, which will focus on “The Problem with Development Evaluation, and what to do about it”. We look forward to receiving your submission.
Submission Deadline: 1st November 2016
This edition will examine the intractable issues that evaluators, and users of evaluations, struggle with and how these issues can be addressed.
Based on your experience either as an evaluator trying to assess the cause-and-effect relationships between development interventions and their outcomes; or a user of evaluations, expecting an evaluation to tell you whether an intervention achieved its objectives, whether the intended outcomes were realized and why (or why not), what are some of the intractable issues that you struggle with? How can these issues be addressed?

AfDB Development Evaluation Week 2016 | Driving Africa’s Transformation | Nov. 7 – 10, 2016

AfDB Development Evaluation Week 2016
Driving Africa’s Transformation | Nov. 7 – 10, 2016

Transformation requires a change in mindset that must draw on what works, what does not work—and why—to succeed. AfDB Development Evaluation Week 2016 aims to help drive Africa’s transformation by convening development practitioners to share evidence-based knowledge about what works and why, in a bid to inform the way forward towards achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The learning event aims specifically to foster sharing of evidence-based knowledge related to the five core areas (the “High 5s”)1 the AfDB has chosen to focus on during the next five years. Discussions are expected to inform implementation and evaluation of the “High 5’s”, which are complex by virtue of their nature and African context.

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Semaine de l’Evaluation du Développement de la BAD 2016
Accélérer la Transformation de l’Afrique | Du 7 au 10 Nov 2016

La réussite de tout processus de transformation nécessite un changement des mentalités qui doit s’inspirer des succès et des échecs, tout en exposant les raisons. La Semaine de l’évaluation de la BAD 2016 entend contribuer à stimuler la transformation de l’Afrique en réunissant des praticiens du développement pour partager des connaissances factuelles sur les leçons tirées de l’expérience, ce qui permettra de mieux orienter la réalisation des objectifs de développement durable des Nations Unies. L’événement, qui est un forum de réflexion, vise à encourager le partage des connaissances factuelles relatives aux cinq grandes priorités (le « Top 5 ») sur lesquelles la BAD a choisi de se concentrer pour les cinq années à venir. Les discussions sont censées guider la mise en oeuvre et l’évaluation du « Top 5 »1 qui sont complexes, de par leur nature, et au regard du contexte africain.

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Request for Proposal: No. RFP/2016/796 - For the provision of evaluation of UNHCR's country programme in Ukraine

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR}, Global Service Center in Budapest, Hungary, invites qualified service providers to make a firm offer for the establishment of a service contract for the provision of Evaluation of UNHCR's Country Programme in Ukraine.

Closing date: 03/10/2016 - 23:59 CET.

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RFP: Evaluative review of UNHCR’s engagement with host communities in refugee settings


Bids should be sent ONLY to the dedicated bid mailbox Please do NOT address or copy your offer to other UNHCR email addresses or individuals. Offers that are addressed to the other email addresses will be marked invalid and will not be considered for evaluation.

In order to assist you with the preparation of your technical and financial offers, kindly look at the documents accessible in the above-mentioned link:
RFP/2016/795_Cover Letter
Annex A:             Terms of Reference (TOR)
Annex B:              Financial Offer Form
Annex C:              UNHCR Vendor Registration Form
Annex D:             UNHCR General Conditions of Contract, Contracts for the Provision of Services – Revised January 2010
Appendix 1:        Brief literature overview and selected bibliography

Please read carefully and respect the manner of submission and the deadlines indicated in the RFP/2016/795.

If you have any questions, please send them only to Zoe Varkonyi: on or before 16 September 2016 23:59 hrs CET, as indicated in the RFP.