Application deadline 2 months ago: Thursday 8 Sep 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
Result of Service - Inception report – draft and final ; - PowerPoint presentation of preliminary findings, conclusions and recommendations - Draft and final ; and - Review reports – draft and final.
Work Location Montréal, Canada and/or working remotely
Expected duration The selected consultant is expected to be employed within the period of 1 October 2022 to 28 February 2022 for 45 working days.
Duties and Responsibilities THE ORGANIZATIONAL SETTING
The Office of Internal Oversight (OIO) is responsible for the systematic evaluation and internal audit of ICAO's programmes, projects, and activities, with a view to assessing whether the Organization's stated objectives and impacts have been achieved, and resources have been expended in accordance with applicable rules and regulations and with due regard to economy, efficiency and effectiveness. The Office provides an annual report of its evaluations and internal audits to the ICAO Council.
Evaluation is mainly focused on assessing the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of programmes and activities against established plans and objectives. Internal audit ensures that a system of cost-effective internal controls has been established to mitigate potential risks to the Organization, to ensure compliance with policies, regulations, rules and administrative directives, and to ensure accountability for the proper, efficient and economical use of resources, consistent with organizational objectives and applicable best practices.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general guidance of the Chief, Office of Internal Oversight (OIO), and reporting to the Evaluation Specialist, the evaluation consultant will review the contribution of ICAO to the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals, conduct analysis of findings, and produce review reports with practical recommendations. The overall objective of the review is to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of ICAO in contributing to the achievements of the SDGs and improve its work, coordination, collaboration and partnership with its stakeholders for the achievements of the Goals moving forward. The consultant will conduct the evaluation in line with the Norms and Standards for Evaluation in the United Nations System approved by the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) in April 2016.
Function 1 (incl. Expected results)
Develops the drafts Inception report and tools. The Inception report will provide evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful. The evaluation consultant is expected to develop the inception report and data collection tools under the supervision and in consultation with the evaluation specialist and key stakeholders in Headquarters and Regional Offices.
Function 2 (incl. Expected results)
Collects and analyses data for the review. The Evaluation Consultant will review all relevant sources of information, such as the Business Plans, Bureau and Regional Office Operating Plans, Global Plans and different Bureaus, programmes, plans, projects, reports, etc., and any other materials that the consultant considers useful for this evidence-based assessment. A list of documents will also be provided to the consultant. In addition, the Evaluation Consultant, with the support of the Evaluation Specialist, will: - Collect data from existing ICAO information systems; - Collect data and information through face to face and/or virtual interviews and surveys as well as other data collection methods from ICAO Headquarters, Regional Offices, Member States, partners and projects; - Prepare summary interview notes; - Analyse data/information and perform technical quality assurance of the interpretation of the results of such analyses; and - Prepare and present initial findings in Power Point.
Function 3 (incl. Expected results)
Develops conclusions and SMART recommendations, drafts and finalizes Review Report. The report should be prepared and presented following the guidance document clearly responding to the review questions under each criterion. The consultant, with the support from the Evaluation Specialist will: - Prepare the draft report following the review report outline and the TOR; - Collect and analyse comments received during the briefing and address them as appropriate; - Submit final Review Report.
Function 4 (incl. Expected results)
Performs other duties, as assigned
Qualifications/special skills Academic Qualifications:
An advanced level university degree (Masters’ degree or equivalent) in an aviation-related field, evaluation, economics, engineering, business management, social science or any other related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Essential: - A minimum of 10 years of professional experience in evaluation, specifically in evaluating projects and programmes; - Experience in project management - Familiarity in dealing with State Representatives as well as governmental and non-governmental entities at different levels. - Sound knowledge of RBM systems and strong Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) experience, and M&E approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory), information analysis and report writing; - Knowledge and experience of the UN System; - Experience in using UNEG Norms and Standards for evaluation; - Excellent communication and interview skills; - Excellent report writing skills; and - Demonstrated ability to deliver quality results within strict deadlines.
Desirable: - Experience in evaluating aviation related projects in Africa; - Experience in evaluating contribution of UN agencies to the achievements of MDGs and/or SDGs; - Extensive knowledge of and experience in the management and implementation of aviation programmes and projects at international, regional or national levels; - Thorough knowledge of the Convention on International Civil Aviation, ICAO Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs); - Experience working at a management level or in an advisory capacity in areas related to aviation safety and air navigation.
Essential: - Fluent reading, writing and speaking abilities in English.
Desirable: - A working knowledge of any other language of the Organization (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
Additional Information Evaluation consultants will be held to the highest ethical standards and are required to sign a Code of Conduct upon acceptance of the assignment. This Evaluation shall be conducted in accordance with the principles outlined in the UNEG 'Ethical Guidelines for Evaluations'.
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.