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For every child, evaluate The 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 Children on the Move (COTM) programme to be evaluated is part of a larger collaboration between the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and UNICEF, including hands-on initiatives in support of children on the move in Somalia (Somaliland and Puntland), Sudan and Ethiopia. Further information can be found in the Evaluation Concept Note and COTM programme document and results framework.
Objectives & Tasks: The purpose of the evaluation is twofold: First and foremost, the evaluation will be a global public good informing the child protection sector and contributing to learning and knowledge exchange on what works for strengthening child protection systems for children on the move. Within UNICEF, it will inform strategy development, design and implementation of future UNICEF initiatives in the realm of protecting children on the move from violence, exploitation and abuse. A secondary objective is to contribute to UNICEF’s accountability for its performance and results. Depending on the maturity of programme implementation, this may not be fully feasible in all settings. The evaluation will contextualise why countries have taken different approaches to work towards expected results.
The National Evaluator will be working under the supervision of the International Consultant assigned to the Somaliland and Puntland. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, the data collection mission to Puntland has been cancelled; i.e. the International Consultant will not travel, and the National Consultant will be asked to work remotely, at least over the months May through August 2020. The Evaluation Office will monitor developments and adapt work protocols should site-visits be possible in September/October. Three international Team Members and a Team Leader work on this programme evaluation. The evaluation is managed from UNICEF’s Evaluation Office by an Evaluation Specialist under the supervision of a Senior Evaluation Specialist.
The National Evaluator will locally support data collection and analysis. She/he will provide contextual knowledge and expertise to all aspects of the evaluation and have the following key responsibilities:
Data collection and analysis
Collect and analyze data in accordance with the overall evaluation approach, plan and timeline; specifically:
Managerial: Interview preparation, conduct and follow-up
The level of effort is estimated at 45 days per National Evaluator. Expected deliverables are as follows:
Document review: 10 days – ongoing
Setting up key informant interviews: 3 days – May 2020
Conducting and recording remote interviews: 15 days – May/June 2020
Supporting data collection through online survey: 3 days – June 2020
Site visits (TBC) and focus group discussions (possibly remote): 8 days – September/October 2020
Contributing to data analysis: 6 days – June, September, November 2020 To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Former UNICEF staff or consultants who have worked on Child Protection programming in country will be considered for this position only if (1) they meet technical qualifications and if (2) no conflict of interest exists, i.e. they have not been involved in designing or implementing the programme under scrutiny. Any prior involvement with UNICEF must be declared in the application.
For every Child, you demonstrate…
UNICEF's values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, and Accountability and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.
UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles.
How to Apply: Applications must be sent by 7 May, 2020 11.59 pm EAT.
Applications must include:
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.