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New York: Consultant, Team Leader

Deadline for application: 
10 Jan 2020
UN Children's Fund
Job type: 

UNICEF Evaluation Office is commissioning a formative evaluation to examine the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and coherence of a programme to better understand and respond to the particular vulnerabilities of children on the move in the Horn of Africa region. The evaluation is scheduled for implementation during 2020. The Team Leader will be supervising two Team Members (one data expert/UNICEF staff member and one child protection and migration expert/consultant).

How can you make a difference?

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop a realistic work plan for the evaluation in consultation with team members, the Evaluation Office and other stakeholders;
  • Lead the development of the evaluation matrix, tools and templates;
  • Lead the data triangulation process;
  • Take overall responsibility of the quality of the evaluation report and its responsiveness to client needs;
  • Act as the prime interlocutor for the Evaluation Manager and provide regular progress reports on the work of the team;
  • Keep the evaluation on track in accordance with contractual requirements and the timeline/deliverables shown below;
  • Collect, record and analyze data in accordance with the overall evaluation approach, plan and timeline;
  • Draft key sections of the evaluation report.

The evaluation will be managed from UNICEF’s Evaluation Office by an Evaluation Specialist under the supervision of a Senior Evaluation Specialist. The Evaluation Manager will co-lead the conceptual aspects of evaluation (approach and methodology) and contribute to the development of the final report, including generation and validation of the recommendations.

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

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s) in a social science or related field is required, a PhD is considered an advantage;
  • Strong leadership and management track record and commitment to delivering timely and high-quality evaluation reports;
  • Extensive expertise (at least 10 years) in conducting and leading complex evaluations, with strong mixed-methods evaluation skills, including process tracing and/or contribution analysis;
  • Experience in evaluating multi-sectoral programmes, capacity development and/or systems strengthening initiatives required;
  • Knowledge of the UN’s human rights, gender equality and equity agendas and experience in applying these to evaluation;
  • Familiarity with UNICEF’s programming, policy and advocacy work would be an asset;
  • Background in child protection and/or migration-related issues would be an asset;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills; ability to interact with various stakeholders and to concisely express ideas and concepts in written and oral form;
  • Commitment and willingness to work in a challenging environment (travel to at least one location);
  • Language proficiency: Fluency in English is mandatory; good command of Arabic is desirable.

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