Home-Based Consultancy: Global Nutrition Cluster (GNC) Mentoring Programme Evaluation Consultant (38 working days between March and May 2022) - Office of Emergency Programmes (EMOPS), Geneva
Application deadline 11 months ago: Tuesday 1 Mar 2022 at 22:55 UTCOpen application form
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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.
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The purpose of the consultancy is to generate independent credible evidence of the results and constraints experienced by the GNC mentoring programme. It will enable reflection on the lessons learned, assess the success of the mentoring programme in meeting its goals, provide recommendations to GNC in making concrete improvements for the mentoring programme and development of mentoring best practices. The evaluation’s objective will be to assess systematically and objectively, the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, connectedness, and sustainability of the GNC mentoring programme, as well as it’s potential to scale up. The evaluation focuses on the previous 5 rounds of mentoring program between July 2019 when the GNC mentoring programme was officially launched to February 2022 and the ongoing 6th round of the program.
Scope of Work
The evaluation will be done through independent evaluation by a consultant and will be staged in four phases: the inception phase, the desk review and interview of key informants’ phase, the reporting and dissemination phases.
Inception report The inception phase will be instrumental to the fine-tuning of the scope of the evaluation process and developing evaluation questions An initial dialogue will be held with the GNC mentoring Focal Point and other GNC Coordination Team members. To facilitate this, relevant documentation will be provided to the consultant and the key informants will also be identified. The inception report phase will occur within one week of commencement of the contract.
Desk Review and Interviews During the second phase, key informants will be interviewed, and discussions will be held with stakeholders remotely both at a global level, regional and in selected countries. Key informants and stakeholders will include (but are not limited to) GNC-CT/TA/TST, UNICEF staff, Cluster members, mentors, and mentees. A significant number of interviews to data to generate response to evaluation question . A formal document review will entail the systematic review of key documents such as the GNC strategy, GNC mentoring guidelines, mentoring manual , mentoring online platform, and monitoring reviews from mentors and mentees, , as well as mentoring and coaching programme documents of the WASH Cluster
Analysis and Reporting The reporting phase will include the delivery of a draft report, addressing comments from GNC-CT and producing final report.
Dissemination of report Final phase will be presentation of the findings to the GNC-CT, and GNC TST.
Work Assignment Overview
Tasks / Milestone******Deliverables / Outputs******Timeline / DeadlineConduct initial dialogue with the GNC mentoring Focal Point and other GNC Coordination Team members.
Review relevant documentation and identify the key informants.
Develop the inception report.
Inception report with detailed scope of the evaluation process submitted3 working days;
by 11 March 2022
Conduct systematic review of key documents such as the GNC strategy, GNC mentoring guidelines and monitoring reviews from mentors and mentees.Documentation of the tools used for the interviews and discussions as well as analysis tools of the findings.10 working days;
by 25 March 2022
Interview key informants and hold discussions with different stakeholders remotely both at a global level, regional and in selected countries.Documentation of interview data and develop analysis framework.10 working days;
by 8 April 2022
Conduct in depth analysis of the findings and develop the draft reportDraft evaluation report submitted10 working days;
by 22 April 2022
Address comments on draft report and submit final versionProperly edited final report3 working days;
by 29 April 2022
Presentation of the findings to the GNC TA and the GNC partners and submission of final reportOne online webinar to present the results.
PowerPoint presentation submitted.
2 working days;
by 3 May 2022
Estimated Duration of the Contract
38 working days (between March and May 2022)
Consultant’s Work Place and Official Travel
The Consultant will be home-based.
Estimated Cost of the Consultancy & Payment Schedule
Payment will be made on submission of an invoice and satisfactory completion of the above-mentioned deliverables. Please indicate a daily fee in USD based on 38 working days to undertake this assignment.
To qualify as an advocate for every child, you will have...
- Advanced degree in Social Sciences, Public Health or related discipline.
- At least 5 years of extensive evaluation experience in humanitarian action, capacity building programmes, especially in cluster coordination and emergency response setting.
- Proven expertise in mentoring, coaching, developing workshop content and conducting online webinars and workshops for similar organizations, involving a range of participants from the field and headquarters.
- Extensive experience in leading similar exercises, including experience in country case studies.
- Extensive experience conveying complex evaluation analyses clearly and compellingly.
- Proven experience and institutional knowledge of the UN and NGOs, at both headquarters and field locations is desired.
- Excellent writing and communication skills in English, knowledge of French and Spanish is desired.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability (CRITA) and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
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.
Please include a full CV and Financial Proposal in your application. Additionally, indicate your availability and daily rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above. Applications submitted without a daily rate will not be considered. 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.