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TERMS OF REFERENCE  (to be completed by Hiring Office)

Hiring Office:

UNFPA Philippines Country Office

 

Purpose of consultancy:

8th Country Programme Evaluation Young Emerging Evaluator (YEE) and Gender Analyst (National Consultant)

 

Scope of work:

 

(Description of services, activities, or outputs)

The UNFPA Headquarters-approved Terms of Reference (attached as Annex A) for UNFPA’s 8th Country Programme Evaluation (CPE TOR) form the basis of the contractual relationship between UNFPA and the Evaluation Team and will govern the overall conduct of the evaluation exercise. Highlights of the services to be provided by the consultant are cited below while details are reflected in the CPE TOR.

 

Based on the CPE TOR, the young and emerging evaluator will contribute to all phases of the CPE, especially in providing a strong gender lens that highlights how women and girls’ rights are promoted and/or fulfilled across policies, programmes and activities.

 

S/he will support the evaluation team leader and members in developing the evaluation methodology, reviewing and refining the theory of change, finalizing the evaluation questions, and developing the evaluation matrix, data collection methods and tools, as well as indicators. The young and emerging evaluator will also participate in data collection (site visits, interviews, group discussions and document review) and contribute to data analysis and the drafting of the evaluation report, as agreed with the evaluation team leader.

 

In addition, s/he will provide administrative support throughout the evaluation process and participate in meetings with the UNFPA Philippines CO Evaluation Manager, UNFPA Philippines CO staff, and the Evaluation Reference Group (ERG).

Duration and working schedule:

The YEE and Gender Analyst will be engaged from July 2022 to January 2023 for a total level of effort estimated at 60 person-days. The consultant is also expected to respond to questions relative to the evaluation for up to 3 months after the acceptance of the final report by the UNFPA.

 

Place where services are to be delivered:

UNFPA Philippines Country Office (Manila-based)

 

The YEE and Gender Analyst is expected to be in regular contact with the UNFPA and other evaluation consultants through e-mail correspondence and scheduled online meetings during the remote stages. The consultant is also expected to be in-country during the major stages of the evaluation such as finalization of the design, data collection, data analysis, drafting of the reports and validation of results during an in-country dissemination workshop.

 

Delivery dates and how work will be delivered (e.g. electronic, hard copy etc.):

The YEE and Gender Analyst is expected to deliver provide inputs to the design report, debriefing presentation document, draft evaluation report, presentation of results during an in-country dissemination workshop, final report and an evaluation brief in his/her area of expertise following the specifications and timelines indicated in the CPE TOR.

 

Monitoring and progress control, including reporting requirements, periodicity format and deadline:

Payment of the fees will be based on the satisfactory delivery and UNFPA CO’s acceptance of outputs, as follows:

 

a. Upon CO acceptance of the design report                                                                 20%

c. Upon completion of the field data collection phase                                                  20%

c. Upon submission of a draft final evaluation report of satisfactory quality             30%

d. Upon approval of the evaluation report and the presentation of the results         30%

 

Periodic updates on the progress of the CPE will be prepared by the Evaluation Team and reviewed by the UNFPA Philippines CO Evaluation Manager.

 

Supervisory arrangements:

The YEE and Gender Analyst will be under the overall supervision and oversight of the UNFPA Country Representative, with direct supervision to be provided by the CO’s Evaluation Manager and the Evaluation Team Leader.

 

Expected travel:

The consultant is expected to be in the country during the major stages of the evaluation such as finalization of the design, data collection, data analysis, drafting of the reports, and validation of results during an in-country dissemination workshop.

 

Local travel is also expected for data collection and will be specified in the Design Report to be submitted by the Evaluation Team and agreed to by the UNFPA Philippines CO.

 

Based on the above, in addition to the daily fees, the evaluators will receive a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) in accordance with the UNFPA Duty Travel Policy, using applicable United Nations DSA rates for the place of mission. Travel costs will be settled separately from the consultancy fees.

 

Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements:

Qualifications, Experience and Competencies of the Young Emerging Evaluator (YEE) and Gender Analyst (National Consultant)

 

The young and emerging evaluator must be under 35 years of age and her/his qualifications, competencies, skills and experience should include:

  • Work experience in/good knowledge of the national development context of the Philippines (including its social, economic and cultural context), but should have had no involvement in the design and/or implementation of UNFPA-supported interventions during the period covered by the evaluation;
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team.
  • Strong organizational skills, communication skills and writing skills.
  • Good command of information and communication technology and data visualization tools.
  • Good knowledge of the mandate and activities of UNFPA or other United Nations organizations will be an advantage.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

 

How to apply

To view the job description and apply to the mentioned vacancies, please do the following steps:

1.    Click on the link provided

2.    Fill out the P11 Form

3.    Email application to phils.hr.team@unfpa.org