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Remote Career: Evaluation Consultant At UNICEF For The Evaluation Office (New York, USA) 

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Remote Career: Evaluation Consultant At UNICEF For The Evaluation Office (New York, USA). 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, they work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And they never give up. 

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The position of the evaluation consultant is part of the Evaluation Office’s Independent Corporate Evaluations unit and will reports to a Senior Evaluation Specialist. The Evaluation Officer will be engaged with subject matter in UNICEF’s priority areas including health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, child protection, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH). The consultant will support in the commissioning, management and conduct of evaluations, in promoting follow up and use of evaluation findings and recommendations, and in promoting the evaluation function. The incumbent will also work closely with colleagues to explore and introduce new methods and technologies into the work of the EO. 

Key functions/accountabilities:

    1. Support the conduct and/or management of evaluations that are impartial, independent, credible, and meet professional standards.

  • Assist in the planning, preparation, and data collection process of evaluation exercises.
  • Support evaluations conducted by staff members and consultants.
  • Apply evaluation quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis tools, techniques, and approaches.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the area of evaluation including training on evaluation techniques, processes, and methodological approaches.
  • Review evaluation reports and other knowledge products related to the evaluation to support quality control efforts.
  1. Assist in the identification, diffusion and introduction of new and emergent methods and technologies for use in evaluation.
  • Support to identify methods and technologies with potential application in UNICEF’s corporate evaluations.
  • Support to identify, map, and assess possible internal and external structured datasets for use in evaluation methodologies.
  • Plan for the introduction and piloting of new methods and technologies within UNICEF’s corporate evaluations, including use of remote, digital, AI-powered, and other rapid tools for data collection and analysis.
  • Support organization-wide learning through dissemination of information regarding the use of new and emergent methodologies and technologies.
  1. Assist in ensuring that evaluation findings and recommendations are followed up.
  • Assist in the appropriate presentation and communication of evaluation results and other knowledge products for dissemination across internal and external channels.
  • Ensure that databases and document repositories are up-to-date, useful, and user-friendly.
  • Assist in the monitoring of evaluation management responses and follow up on evaluations, engaging with both evaluation managers and the concerned programme section.
  • Participate in meetings, workshops, webinars, and other discussion fora to establish a dialogue on evaluation results.
  1. Assist in the effective deployment of human and financial resources of the Evaluation Office.
  • Assist in evaluation planning and preparation of evaluation budgets for individual evaluations.
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The evaluation consultant will perform other related duties and assignments as and when required. This is a full-time consultant position for a duration of nine months (September 2024 through May 2025).  The consultant will work remotely as an integrated part of the team responsible for Goal Area 1, Goal Area 3, and Goal Area 4.    

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Requirements

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s) in social science, economics, international or development studies, monitoring and evaluation or related field is required. 
  • Three years of relevant experience required, including two years of professional experience in evaluation.
  • Knowledge of current development issues is required.
  • Previous work experience in a developing country and/or in a humanitarian context is required.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with methods and technologies applicable to evaluation is a required.
  • Previous experience in applying quantitative analytical methods in evidence generation is required.
  • Experience related to UNICEF’s mandate is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of other official UN languages is an asset.

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How to Apply:

Interested candidates must submit the following documents:

  • CV and cover letter.
  • The daily rate and availability within duration of this assignment.
  • The shortlisted candidates may be asked to submit short examples (of completed analyses or published papers, in line with the required qualifications described above.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
  • Deadline: 17 Jul 2024 Eastern Daylight Time
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