The purpose of this Outcome Evaluation is to capture and demonstrate evaluative evidence of UNDP-RBAS' contributions towards strengthening institutions to promote inclusive participation, prevent conflict and build peaceful societies in the Arab region, as articulated in Outcome 2 of the Regional programme document for Arab States (2018-2021).
The evaluation findings and conclusions must be based on concrete and credible evidence that will support UNDP’s strategic thinking for its new programme cycle, specifically in determining its strategic priorities in supporting regional institutions and national governments to promote inclusive participation, prevent conflict and build peaceful societies in the Arab Region.
The evaluation will assess achievements made to contribute to outcome 2, factors affecting the outcome, and related partnership strategies. It will evaluate processes, approaches and strategies of UNDP-RBAS’ development interventions in the areas of inclusive participation, conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
The evaluation will also look at the impact and relevance of knowledge generated while implementing initiatives in those areas. It will also take into consideration facets of mainstreaming gender through the interventions, and the overall impact of the Programme on gender equality.
The evaluation will be carried out by an independent international evaluator and will engage a broad range of key stakeholders and beneficiaries, including representatives or regional organisations, government officials, donors, civil society organizations , which were involved in programme delivery or received advisory support, as well as UNDP staff.
The evaluation is expected to take a “theory of change’’ (TOC) approach to determining causal links between the interventions that UNDP- RBAS supported and the observed progress against this outcome, starting with the theory of change prepared during the project design phase.
The evidence gathering will closely track the RRF for this outcome. Evidence obtained and used to assess the results of UNDP support should be gathered from a variety of sources, including data on indicators’ achievement, existing reports, stakeholder interviews, focus groups, or surveys as appropriate. While interviews are a key instrument, all analysis must be based on observed facts, evidence and data.
Findings should be specific, concise and supported by quantitative and/or qualitative information that is reliable, valid and generalizable. The broad range of data provides strong opportunities for triangulation.
This process is essential to ensure a comprehensive and coherent understanding of the data sets, which will be generated by the evaluation The data analysis approach needs to be detailed in the inception report.
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The purpose of this Outcome Evaluation is to capture and demonstrate evaluative evidence of UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS)’ contributions towards strengthening institutions to promote inclusive participation, prevent conflict and build peaceful societies in the Arab region.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree in economics, public administration, political science, regional development / planning, or other social science related fields;
2. Work experience:
a) At least 10 years of experience in conducting evaluations for international organisations, preferably with direct experience in capacity development;
b) Adequate experience in public sector development, primarily in the area of governance, as well as conflict prevention, resilience, and gender equality;
c) Adequate experience in programme evaluations in the development field, with proven accomplishments in undertaking evaluation for international organizations;
d) Proven accomplishments in undertaking evaluations in the Arab region.
3. Language Requirements: Language proficiency in both written and oral English is required. Fluency in other UN language is an asset.
The individual is required to exhibit his or her full-time commitment with UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS).
Application Deadline: 31-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA).
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