E-Learning Portfolio Evaluator

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UNESCWA - Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia

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Application deadline 2 months ago: Thursday 6 Oct 2022 at 23:59 UTC

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Result of Service The evaluator will employ a quality assurance mechanism of her/his preference (either an internal or an external system can be used), which will provide quality checks throughout the evaluation process. This quality assurance mechanism will be indicated in the Inception Report and in the Final Evaluation Report. Inception Report: The evaluator will submit a draft Inception Report totaling not more than 10 pages, in addition to associated annexes. The Inception Report will summarize the desk review and propose the evaluation methodology and sampling strategy/ies to be used in the evaluation, along with a detailed workplan, draft evaluation matrix, stakeholder matrix, and quality assurance mechanism. Any revisions to the Inception Report will be implemented no later than one week following receipt of comments. The Inception Report will be gender and human rights sensitive and include a focus on the rights of persons with disabilities. Mapping: The mapping of learning products should establish how the training opportunities currently available in the region meet public officials’ learning needs regarding public policy and sustainable development and key skills and competences needed for new public sector officials and youth leaders against the developed portfolio. Final Evaluation Report: Following the evaluation’s data collection and analysis of findings, the evaluator will submit a draft Final Evaluation Report. The Evaluation Report will be user-friendly, well-structured and evidence-based, totaling not more than 25 pages, in addition to a 2-page Executive Summary and associated annexes. The Final Evaluation Report will summarize the agreed-upon methodology listed in the Inception Report, describe the evaluation’s data collection and analytical approach, and present findings with clear action-oriented recommendations. The Final Evaluation Report will be reviewed by ESCWA’s Organizational Learning team, discussed with the evaluator. A revised Final Evaluation Report is expected on 9 January 2023. The Evaluation Report will be gender and human rights sensitive and include a focus on the rights of persons with disabilities. Both deliverables should be submitted in English.

Work Location Beirut

Expected duration 5 months

Duties and Responsibilities This evaluation will aim to determine how ESCWA’s eLearning portfolio contributed to achieving results, the pathway(s) to these results, and the elements/factors that contributed most significantly to the achievement of results. In addition, it will also consider how ESCWA’s interventions brought about any auxiliary results that may have occurred. The evaluation will serve two main purposes of: - Learning – the evaluation will identify and analyse discrete components of the intervention and establish their significance for and impact on the achievement of results, if any. This will produce evidence for planning and implementation of future projects and interventions; and - Improving evidence for decision making – by providing credible and reliable evidence on how results were achieved, the evaluation will support decision-making by ESCWA and project partners in the context of pathways to achieve developmental results.

Qualifications/special skills A Master’s degree in social sciences, business, statistics, or any related field is required. Undergraduate degree with at least five years of experience is accepted A minimum of five years of experience undertaking impact evaluations, particularly of training projects and/or evaluations working with Arab governmental bodies. Experience with process tracing analyses is desirable. A good understanding of policy development and online learning/training programs is required. Work experience in the UN environment is desirable. Previous experience in evaluation approaches utilizing process tracing is desirable. A high level of expertise in the distilling, communication and reporting of findings, recommendations, best practices, and lessons learned is desirable. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to effectively convey complex information in a clear and concise manner to both governmental and UN audiences is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. Fluency in both English and Arabic is required for this consultancy. French is an asset.

No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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