Women���������s Economic Empowerment and Evaluation – Cons

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (HQ)

1. Background
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, it was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.[1]
The UN Women Independent Evaluation Service (IES) evaluates the work of UN Women to enhance organizational accountability, provide evidence-based information for decision-making and to contribute to learning on gender equality and the empowerment of women. It is currently undertaking various corporate and IES-led evaluations as part of its corporate evaluation plan for 2022.
As part of its 2022 evaluation plan, IES is conducting one corporate evaluation and two regional evaluations in the Women���������s Economic Empowerment thematic area. Under the direct leadership of evaluation specialists at headquarters and regional level. Evaluation Specialists from IES act as the team leader for IES-led evals and are supported, where needed and where relevant, by thematic and methodological consultants as well as research assistants that adhere to UN Women���������s Evaluation Policy and UNEG Norms, Standards, Ethical and other relevant guidelines.
Duties and Responsibilities
2. Description of Responsibilities:
As assigned by the Evaluation Specialists, the Women���������s Economic Empowerment and Evaluation Consultant may be expected to support the overall conduct of one corporate and two regional evaluations which will be initiated during 2022. The aim is to ensure coherence between the regional and corporate evaluations.
Inception phase: Support the scoping and design of the evaluations by supporting document collection, management and review. Conduct scoping interviews to inform the evaluation design. Lead theory of change workshops to inform the analytical approach. Support stakeholder mapping for evaluations with identification of right holders and duty bearers in order to inform the human rights and gendetakeholder mapping. Lead the design of data collection instruments including the evaluation matrix and other gender analytical frameworks from a WEE lens. Conduct phase: Lead interviews and focus group discussions with key stakeholders. Lead assigned case studies (i.e. private sector focus in Asia and the Pacific) and summary reports. Work with team members to produce data visualization, data analysis, coding and synthesis of data. Support synthesis of findings from data coding and analysis for input into evaluations reports. Reporting phase: Preliminary analysis of data collected, including providing inputs to the evidence map and other analyses. Lead the drafting of assigned sections of evaluation report. Support drafting of sections of the evaluation report and provide inputs to the annexes and for final evaluation report
Communications with stakeholders, meeting organization, and drafting communication products. Support communications with stakeholders, meeting organizations and communication products such as articles for IES magazine ���������Transform���������.
3. Duration of Assignment
From 1 February 2022 to 31 January 2023 (Maximum 100 days of assignment period; UN Women does not warrant that the maximum of 100 days. The service will be purchased during the term of the Agreement). The consultant will be engaged under a retainer contract, which facilitates direct engagement of the consultant depending on need and availability within the contract period for a pre-agreed fee.
4. Deliverables
Inception report assignments Notes from the data collection Case study reports Powerpoint presentation assigned sections
Evaluation report assigned sections
5. Competencies
Core Values:
Respect for Diversity Integrity Professionalism
Core Competencies:
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues Accountability Effective Communication Inclusive Collaboration
Required Skills and Experience
6. Required Skills and Experience
A) Education
Master���������s degree in Business, Social Sciences, Political SciePublic Administration, Evaluation, International development, gender studies or another relevant field, is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree;
B) Experience and skills
A minimum of 5 years of experience promoting gender equality within the private sector or in programme implementation related to women���������s economic empowerment. Previous working experience in monitoring and evaluation considered an asset. Experience working with the UN system an asset.
C) Language and report writing skills
Proven experience in drafting and presenting concise and analytical reports. Excellent English and French[1] writing and communication skills are required.
[1] Linguistic proficiency in French is required for the West Africa evalu

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