Consultant: Team Leader for Country Programme Evaluation of UNICEF DPRK Country Programme, DPRK (Remote based)

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Application deadline 1 year ago: Tuesday 27 Jul 2021 at 14:55 UTC

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UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, advocacy:

The UNICEF DPRK Country Programme 2017-2021 focuses on service delivery, promotion of inclusion and improved cross-sectoral working, in addition to expanding systems of data and evidence generation. Given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on programme and operations in DPRK, the United Nations Strategic Framework (UNSF) and UNICEF’s Country Programme Document (CPD) have been extended for one year in consultation with national stakeholders and partners. As a result, the current Country Programme covers the period from 2017 to 2022.

The objectives of the evaluation are the following:

  • To identify the most effective implementation strategies for UNICEF to adopt in the country for the next phase of programme development in DPRK.
  • To determine how UNICEF can most effectively position itself to contribute towards improvement of the lives of children and women in DPRK and increase understanding on how UNICEF can build on its comparative advantage.
  • To inform a forward-looking reflection on the implementation of the DPRK country office response to COVID-19.
  • To identify possibilities of a more sustainable programming within the humanitarian- development nexus.

How can you make a difference?

Under the Guidance of the Regional Evaluation Adviser is expected to contribute to the following deliverables

  1. An evaluation Inception Report which includes an evaluation work plan with response to the ToR and proposals for any changes to this; evaluation questions and sub questions, approach and methodology detailing methods used and final report outline.
  2. A presentation to available stakeholders of the findings and conclusions in a telcon / videocon workshop for validation
  3. First evaluation draft report and a final evaluation report reflecting and incorporating comments from the Evaluation Reference Group and participants in the stakeholder workshops.

For more details of this assignment, please visit the TOR - DPRK CPE ToR.docx

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • A minimum of 10 years of evaluation experience in developing countries with excellent understanding of evaluation principles and methodologies, including capacity in an array of qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods, including previous experience supporting evaluations involving national government partners
  • Experience in conducting evaluations for UN agencies or major bilateral donor country programmes, and familiarity with UNEG Norms and Standards
  • Experience in leading and managing country programme evaluations of UNICEF or other UN organizations is preferred.
  • Diplomacy and tact in carrying out and presenting findings of evaluation processes in sensitive contexts.
  • Strong English report writing skills and a track record of producing high quality reports.
  • Previous experience of working in DPRK or other sensitive context is strongly preferred.

Bidders for this ToR need to submit a proposal containing:

  • CV including details of previous experience conducting UN evaluations
  • A methodological proposal
  • Workplan and expected schedule of key milestones for the evaluation
  • Anticipated fees (all inclusive)

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Individuals engaged under a consultancy or individual contract will not be considered “staff members” under the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations and UNICEF’s policies and procedures, and will not be entitled to benefits provided therein (such as leave entitlements and medical insurance coverage). Their conditions of service will be governed by their contract and the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants and Individual Contractors. Consultants and individual contractors are responsible for determining their tax liabilities and for the payment of any taxes and/or duties, in accordance with local or other applicable laws.

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