United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Individual Contractor (GEF Projects)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Job Description

Result of Service

The IC will submit a progress report every month on April 2021, May 2021 and June 2021.

Work Location

Home-Based with a little travel to UNEP Offices in Nairobi

Expected duration

The international Individual Contractor will begin 1st April 2021 and end on 30th June 2021

Duties and Responsibilities

Org. Setting The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of Environmental Policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. This position is located at Headquarters in the Evaluation Office which reports directly to the Director" id="link" class="link">Executive Director. The Individual Contractor reports to the Senior Evaluation Officer. This post is located in UNEP/EO at the Nairobi duty station.

Duties The International Individual Contractor takes a lead role in ensuring adherence to organizational standards and programme quality through the planning, implementation, Coordination and reporting of evaluations required by the UN General Assembly and the UNEP Governing Council.

Under the guidance and overall supervision of the Senior Evaluation Officer, the international Individual contractor will perform the duties listed below. He/She will function as part of the core team of the Evaluation Office.

1. Provide overall management of field- and desk-based evaluations for selected projects.

2. Liaise with Task/Portfolio Managers to draft Terms of Reference and plan the work of consultant contractors hired to perform project evaluations.

3. Identify evaluation consultant contractors, review their credentials and make recommendations for the selection of qualified consultants to form appropriately qualified evaluation teams.

4. Oversee the work of consultant contractors; review and assess the quality of consultant's deliverables in draft form and prepare comments to ensure that final evaluation reports reach the highest standards possible.

5. Engage all relevant parties, including UNEP staff and colleagues in partnering organizations, in participatory evaluation processes.

6. Ensure lessons learned and recommendations are reflected effectively in the final evaluation reports; lead a process of planning for actions to be taken in response to the evaluation recommendations and assess compliance with Recommendation Implementation Plans at regular intervals.

7. Assist the Evaluation Office in developing communication products and disseminating them through online platforms and/or in presentations.

8. Contribute to the development and circulation of evidence-based knowledge.

9. Perform other related duties as may be required.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Academic Qualifications : Advanced university degree in Environmental Science/Studies, Business Administration, Planning, Management, Social Sciences, or Political Science, Auditing or the equivalent combination of education and experience in a relevant field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience: A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in the field of monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, including evaluation work experience with the UN or other international agencies or NGOs is required. Experience in communications is highly desirable.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in oral and written English is required.

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