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United Nations recruiting Final Project Evaluation Consultant

Home-based with Travel to at Least Three Countries, 27 August 2015


United Nations's Wider Europe project (phase II) was initiated by the United Nations Istanbul Regional Hub for Europe and the CIS (former Bratislava Regional Center) in partnership with several United Nations country offices within the Regional Programme for Europe and the CIS 2011-2013. The overall objective of the regional project was to foster inclusive economic growth in the region through the promotion of trade and the enhancement of country's competitiveness. The project focuses on three sub-regions: Western CIS (Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine), South Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia) and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan). Phase II constitutes a continuation and geographical expansion of the phase I of the Wider Europe project.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Evaluation Consultant will have overall responsibility for the quality and timely submission of the final evaluation report to United Nations. Specifically, the Evaluator will perform the following tasks:

  • Lead and manage the evaluation mission;

  • Design the detailed evaluation scope and methodology and approach;

  • Conduct the evaluation in accordance with the proposed objective and scope of the evaluation;

  • Draft and communicate the evaluation report;

  • Finalize the evaluation report in English and submit it to United Nations.

Documents to be studied

United Nations corporate policy documents:

  • Handbook on Monitoring and Evaluating for development results http://web.United Nations.org/evaluation/guidance.shtml#handbook;

  • UN DG Result-Based Management Handbook;

  • Programme and Operations Policies and Procedures – section on project management https://info.United Nations.org/global/popp/ppm/Pages/Implementing-a-Project.aspx.

Project related documents:

  • Project document;

  • Quarterly reports;

  • Results matrix;

  • AWPs, RRFs;

  • Mini-needs assessments for country activities where applicable;

  • Evaluation reports (Government of Finland, and Regional Programme evaluation);

  • Other documents and materials related to the Project are evaluated (from the government, donors, etc.) .

Outputs provided by the consultant:

  • Evaluation inception report (prior to start of evaluation mission);

  • Draft evaluation report (2 weeks after the evaluation mission);

  • Final evaluation report with dedicated sections per country and per activity (across countries) (1 week after reception of comments from stakeholders) as per the corporate United Nations template http://web.United Nations.org/evaluation/handbook/Annex7.shtml;

  • Evaluation action points and other relevant knowledge products.

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