400px Logo of UNICEF.svg Evaluability Assessment and Formative Evaluation of the Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) programme in Syria

Evaluability Assessment and Formative Evaluation of the Explosive Ordnance Risk Education (EORE) programme in Syria

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  • Damascus Syrian Arab Republic
  • TBD USD / Year
  • UN Children's Fund profile

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UN Children's Fund

The purpose of the consultancy is to conduct an evaluability assessment and formative evaluation of UNICEF Explosive Ordnance Risk Education. This exercise comes at an important time to generate evidence and learning to inform the future strategic direction of the UNICEF Syria EORE programme including evidence-based programming and resource mobilisation.

Although the actual scale and scope of the EO contamination in Syria are still unknown as no comprehensive countrywide survey has taken place, EO affects access to agricultural fields and local markets for livelihood needs, as well as access to schools and other public buildings and hospitals, as well as private residences. For the children of Syria, the impact of EO on their ability to play safely in their communities is especially severe. An additional risk is to the movement of refugees and Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Syria through unsafe roads, areas and homes that have not yet been cleared of mines or EO, as well as communities returning to former homes.

The evaluation is both a reflective exercise on approaches taken by UNICEF Syria Country Office for EORE programming and a forward-look on what are the building blocks for effective EORE programming in Syria, including programme structure, processes and resources, enabling factors and how they can deliver future results for children in Syria.

UNICEF Syria is looking for applicants for this consultancy with the following skills and experience:

Education: Advanced (Masters or above) university degree in evaluation, social sciences, or related field.

Work experience:

At least five years of relevant professional work experience in research/evaluation activities including work experience in complex emergencies and protracted crises is required;

Direct experience of conducting evaluations or research in the MENA region/in Syria is desirable;

Experience conducting evaluability assessments/technical support for programme design/M&E is desirable;

Experience conducting evaluations for UN agencies/UNICEF is desirable.

Technical knowledge/competencies:

Knowledge and experience of child protection and risk mitigation programming is required;

Knowledge of child protection in MENA region/in Syria is desirable;

Experience in child protection/youth evaluation/evaluability/programme design/M&E in the field of humanitarian work is desirable.


High proficiency in reading and speaking in English is required;

Proficiency in report-writing in English is required;

Proficiency in reading and speaking Arabic is required.

How to apply


1. Applications through UNICEF’s Talent Management System (TMS)

2. Cover Letter(1-2 pages) that highlights previous experience in evaluation (including any specific examples from working with UN and in MENA/Syria) and technical experience with evaluation/research of child protection, risk education include reference to at least two past work examples/experiences.

3. Technical proposal (2-4 pages) that details methodology, focus areas and challenges and mitigation measures.

4. Financial quote as daily rate for this consultancy;

5. CV. clearly stating the relevant past experience and similar assignments

6. At least 3 Referees from Direct Supervisors

Shortlisted applicants may be invited for further technical assessment. Final recommendation will be made based on “best value for money”, i.e. the hiring section/office shall normally select the individual who quoted the lowest fee from among the candidates who are assessed as suitable for achieving all tasks on time, as per the criteria stipulated in this ToR, and based on the outcome of the evaluation/assessment conducted.

Deadline: 7 Feb 2024

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