Termen Extins! UNFPA Lead National Consultant and National Consultant to conduct the implementation of the Mid-Term Evaluation

Scope of work:

UNFPA Moldova Country Office is looking for a Lead National Consultant and National Consultant to conduct the implementation of the Mid-Term Evaluation of the project “Develop life skills and healthy behaviours of students in Vocational Education & Training for their development and job readiness.

The overall scope of the assignment is to conduct the mid-term evaluation of the project “Develop life skills and healthy behaviours of students in Vocational Education & Training for their development and job readiness”.

1. Lead National Consultant – will lead the mid-term evaluation process and will be responsible for delivering on time and in appropriate quality the deliverables on behalf of the entire evaluation team of consultants. He/she will be also responsible for editing, proofreading, and finalizing the Evaluation report and will be in close communication with the UNFPA focal point.
2. National consultant - will support the mid-term evaluation at all stages, will be responsible for delivering on time and in appropriate quality the deliverables, and will work in close coordination with the Lead Consultant and UNFPA. The evaluation team should propose the methodology to be used to carry out the evaluation. It is expected that the evaluation will compare planned outputs/outcomes of the Project to actual outputs/outcomes and assess the actual results to determine their contribution to the attainment of the
project objectives. The mid-term evaluation will extract lessons learned, diagnose and analyse issues and formulate a concrete and viable set of recommendations to be implemented until the end of the project by November 2022.

Duration of assignment: 14 January 2022 – 30 April 2022

The lead consultant will work 40 days to conduct the midterm evaluation and finalize the Evaluation report. The second consultant will work 35 days to provide deliverables as part of the evaluation team.

Required qualifications:

Lead National Consultant:
- Advanced university degree in education, social sciences or related field (Master degree);
- Minimum 7 years of experience and expertise in project management and institutional needs assessment, analysis, research, and evaluation;
- Experience in leading minimum two evaluation processes/teams multi donor-funded projects and /or programmes;
- Knowledge and experience in gender equality, environmental sustainability and social inclusion is an asset;
- Demonstrated ability and knowledge to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative;
- Familiarity with UNFPA or UN programming is a strong asset;
- Excellent writing and communication skills;
- Fluency in written and oral English is required. Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Romanian, Russian, Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian, or sign language would be an asset;
- Good computer skills, including the use of online platforms like ZOOM, Google meet, etc.

National Consultant:
- University degree in education, social sciences or related field;
- At least 5 years of experience in conducting evaluations as a member of evaluation team or individually;
- Knowledge of life skills development programmes and youth preparedness for the labour market is an asset;
- Knowledge and experience in gender equality, environmental sustainability and social inclusion is an asset;
- Demonstrated ability and knowledge to collect and analyze qualitative and quantitative;
- Familiarity with UNFPA or UN programming is a strong asset;
- Excellent writing and communication skills.
- Fluency in written and oral Romanian and English is required. Working knowledge of one or more additional languages relevant for Moldova, including Russian, Bulgarian, Gagauzian, Romani, Ukrainian, or sign language would be an asset.
- Good computer skills, including the use of online platforms like ZOOM, Google meet, etc.

For more details, please see Terms of Reference on UNFPA website.

Application process:
Interested persons should submit the followings:
1. Application letter describing motivation and experience in similar assignments and key aspects to be considered for the successful fulfilment of the deliverables from the perspective of the candidate;
2. Duly completed Personal History Form (P11 Form);
3. Short proposal (up to 3 pages) describing the vision and key aspects foreseen for conducting the evaluation with the mark “UNFPA National Consultant on Mid-Term Evaluation” by Monday, 10 January 2022, 18:00 (Moldova local time) to the following e-mail: jobs.moldova@unfpa.org

Failure of candidates to submit a duly completed P11 form, as well as false representations on this form, shall constitute sufficient grounds for withdrawal of further consideration of the application. All information provided in the P11 form will be treated as strictly confidential.
Please note that only electronically submitted applications will be considered.

The United Nations Organization is committed to diversity and inclusion. Women, persons from vulnerable groups, such as persons with disabilities, Roma and other ethnic, linguistic or religious minorities, persons living with HIV, refugees and other noncitizens legally entitled to work in the Republic of Moldova, as well as persons from other underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.
UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

Articol adaugat de: Olga Chimirciuc