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UNICEF: Team Leader

Deadline date
10 Jan 2020
To work remotely


UNICEF Evaluation Office is commissioning a formative evaluation to examine the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability and coherence of a programme to better understand and respond to the particular vulnerabilities of children on the move in the Horn of Africa region. The evaluation is scheduled for implementation during 2020. The Team Leader will be supervising two Team Members (one data expert/UNICEF staff member and one child protection and migration expert/consultant). National consultants will support the evaluation locally in Somaliland and Puntland (Somalia), Ethiopia and Sudan.

Purpose of the Evaluation

The purpose of the evaluation is twofold: First and foremost, the evaluation will be a global public good informing the sector, contributing to learning and knowledge exchange on what works for strengthening child protection systems for children on the move. Within UNICEF, it will inform strategy development, design and implementation of future UNICEF initiatives in the realm of protecting children on the move from violence, exploitation and abuse. A secondary objective is to contribute to UNICEF’s accountability for its performance and results. Depending on the maturity of programme implementation, this may not be fully feasible in all settings. The evaluation will contextualise why countries have taken different approaches to work towards expected results.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop a realistic work plan for the evaluation in consultation with team members, the Evaluation Office and other stakeholders;
  • Lead the development of the evaluation matrix, tools and templates;
  • Lead the data triangulation process;
  • Take overall responsibility of the quality of the evaluation report and its responsiveness to client needs;
  • Act as the prime interlocutor for the Evaluation Manager and provide regular progress reports on the work of the team;
  • Keep the evaluation on track in accordance with contractual requirements and the timeline/deliverables shown below;
  • Collect, record and analyze data in accordance with the overall evaluation approach, plan and timeline;
  • Draft key sections of the evaluation report.

How to Apply:

Applications must include:

  • CV, which should include up-to-date contact details of at least three reference persons or P-11 form, which can be downloaded from:
  • Short cover letter with the following information:
    • Description of the applicant’s interest and relevant qualification/work experience for this assignment;
    • A financial offer, with a single comprehensive daily rate in USD.Applications submitted without this rate will not be considered.
  • A concise technical proposal (2-5 pages, A4/letter) laying out how the applicant proposes to deliver on the evaluation ToR/concept note.
  • This should include
    • An overview of the proposed evaluation approach/methodology that goes beyond what is detailed in the concept note;
    • Demonstrated expertise in leading evaluations.
    • At least two samples of previous evaluation reports (authored or co-authored by the applicant).
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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