Saturday, 30 September 2017

Job Opportunity at UNDP, Evaluation of United Nations Joint programme


Evaluation of United Nations Joint programme

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Location: Dar es Salaam
Grade: National Consultant - Consultancy
Occupational Groups:Development Cooperation
Management, Administration and Finance
Closing Date: 2017-10-06

The UN Country Team (UNCT) in Tanzania is supporting the Government of Tanzania to scale-up of the Tanzania Productive Social Safety Nets (PSSN) programme and strengthen coordination of social protection interventions across sectors through a Joint Programme Implemented by UNDP, UNICEF, ILO and UNFPA. Each UN Agency covers a specific area of intervention as outlined in more detail in the evaluation TOR. 

The JP, which was designed, in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF), focuses at strengthening linkage between policy level and downstream community interventions; filling the existing gaps in the PSSN; and complementing ongoing efforts being implemented through TASAF, to ensure programme sustainability.

The support to the scale-up of the PSSN is consistent with the UN Development Assistance Programme (UNDAP) Social Protection Outcome to ensure the Government of Tanzania coordinates a multi-sectoral social protection response to the needs of the economically deprived and vulnerable groups. Furthermore, the UN support offers PSSN ways to connect international norms and standards on human rights, gender equality and environmental sustainability in its implementation.

The overall goal of the PSSN JP evaluation is to promote accountability, organizational learning, stocktaking of achievements, performance, impacts, good practices and lessons learnt from implementation towards SDGs.

The final evaluation of the PSSN Joint Programme has the following specific objectives:
Measure to what extent the joint programme has contributed to solve the needs and problems identified in the design phase
To measure joint programme’s degree of implementation, efficiency and quality delivered on outputs and outcomes, against what was originally planned or subsequently officially revised
Measure to what extent the joint programme has attained the results originally foreseen in their project document, M&E frameworks, etc.
To the extent possible, measure the impact of the joint programme on the achievement of the SDGs.
To identify and document substantive lessons learnt and good practices on the specific topics of the thematic areas and crosscutting issues: gender, sustainability and public private partnerships

Duties and Responsibilities
Review programme documentation and relevant country background information (national policies and strategies, UN strategies and general economic data); determine key data to collect in the field and prepare key assessment instruments (questionnaires, logic models, surveys, samples…) to collect these data through surveys and interviews during and prior to the field mission;
Assess the adequacy of legislative and regulatory framework relevant to the project’s activities and analyse other background info.Briefing with the Evaluation Reference Group and other key stakeholders at UN offices.
Preparation of the Inception Report.
Conduct field visits
Prepare the evaluation report, according to the TOR;
Share the evaluation report with ERG and SDG-F Secretariat and stakeholders for feedback and comments.
Revise the draft project evaluation report, based on comments from ERG, SDG Secretariat and stakeholders.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Excellent report writing and editing skills
Excellent analytical and reporting skills
Fully computer literate
Ability to work under minimum supervision to meet short deadlines.
Commitment and drive to achieve challenging goals, and problem solving attitude.
Ability to identify client needs and deliver them promptly and accurately

Required Skills and Experience
Academic Qualifications:
Master’s Degree in International Development, Public Administration, Evaluation or Related Field

Proven 5 years’ professional experience, specifically in the area of evaluating international development initiatives and development organizations and preferably in the field of social protection programmes,
Familiarity with the UN system including Delivering as One (DaO) principles and processes, Demonstrative ability to assess the application of the five UN Programming Principles: human rights; gender equality; environmental sustainability; RBM; capacity development
Experience of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods including interview techniques

Language Requirements:
Proficiency in English and Kiswahili (spoken and written)

How to Submit Proposals:
Proposals should be submitted to e-mail address not later than not later than Friday, 06 October 2017 at 11:00 am (EAT);
Applications with no financial offer or missing P11 form and CV or the required documents for the technical evaluation will not be considered for evaluation;
All necessary information for this post (TOR, Deliverables, Target dates, etc. are presented in the ICPN) therefore applicant must download it from the following link:
Each email should be less than 8MB; emails over this size will not be received to the above-mentioned account;

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail address

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

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