Evaluation Consultant

at United Nations
Published September 4, 2022
Location Entebbe, Uganda
Category Consultancy  
Job Type Full Time  

Description

Call for Expressions of Interest

 

The Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) is undertaking an outcome evaluation of MINUSCA support for the fight against impunity, the extension of State authority and rule of law in the Central African Republic.

 

The objective of the evaluation is to determine, as systematically and objectively as possible, the relevance and effectiveness of MINUSCA support to the fight against impunity, the extension of State authority and rule of law in the Central African Republic.

 

The evaluation will have a two-fold purpose of promoting accountability (in keeping with the OIOS mandate) and enhancing learning (in keeping with its commitment to help entities to learn and improve). Additionally, the evaluation will aim to:

 

Highlight the positive contributions of MINUSCA, levels of partnerships, as well as good practices and lessons learned.

Identify challenges and opportunities in the implementation of MINUSCA support to the fight against impunity and the extension of State authority and rule of law in the Central African Republic.

Propose recommendations to strengthen MINUSCA support for the fight against impunity and the extension of State authority and rule of law in the Central African Republic and make progress towards the desired end state.

Accordingly, OIOS-IED seeks Expressions of Interest (EoI) from evaluation consultants based in the Central African Republic, to conduct interviews and focus group discussions in person, virtually or over telephone (as applicable), with select groups of stakeholders in the Central African Republic (Government officials and the civil society) and collect relevant primary and secondary data on questions and issues relevant to the evaluation topic.

 

Specifically,

 

The consultant will conduct semi-structured interviews with a purposeful sample of Government of the Central African Republic officials (national, prefectorial and local leadership and functionaries) and civil society including civil society organizations, community/women/youth/religious leaders, and representatives of vulnerable sections of population).

Conduct where necessary, focus group and/or group interviews to engage with people to better understand their experiences, perceptions and concerns on relevant topics.

Ensure consistent transcription of interview/focus group data according to the agreed protocols.

Collect and analyze primary and secondary data relevant to the evaluation.

Follow up with key informants on documentation they offered to provide and names/contact details of other interviewees they identified.

The duration of this consultancy engagement will entail a total of 30 working days (including possible travel to two or three forward locations) spread over a period from 26 September to 29 October 2022. The consultant will carry out the work on ground in the Central African Republic in close consultation with an Evaluation Officer, and under the supervision of he Chief of Section, OIOS-IED.

 

Deliverables and Timeline

 

The Consultant will:

 

Produce an analytical report in English summarizing the key findings that emerged from the interviews conducted and the data collected.

Provide a complete list of persons interviewed and interview/ discussion notes for each session, and the datasheets with trends and patterns.

Be available for discussion for any clarification on and revisions of the submitted outputs

 

Requirements

 

Degree in peace and conflict studies/political science/social sciences/economics/or any related field.

Minimum of 5 years of experience in qualitative research, preferably in peacekeeping/ peacebuilding contexts.

Excellent analytical, synthesis and report writing skills in English.

Knowledge of the United Nations and especially the Peace and Security pillar is highly desirable.

Knowledge of the political and socio-economic context of the Central African Republic is desirable.

Proficiency in English and French is required. Knowledge of Sangho is desirable.

 

How to apply

 

Interested candidates are requested to submit their EoI to Siva Methil with an up-to-date CV and one-page cover letter that highlights how their background and experience is of direct relevance to the evaluation topic and the above-described assignment.

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