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Evaluation of the UNFPA Eswatini 6th Country Programme 2016-2020

6 June 2019

Eswatini

The Positions

UNFPA started operating in Eswatini in 1974 and is currently implementing the 6th cycle of the Government of Eswatini/ UNFPA Country Programme which is for the period 2016-2020. The country programme addresses population and development issues, with an emphasis on reproductive health and gender equality, within the context of the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year the Country Office will conduct the end of Country Programme Evaluation (CPE) to document the lessons from the interventions implemented during the 6th cycle of the Government of Eswatini/ UNFPA Country Programme for continued improvement, greater accountability and transparency.

The purpose of this country program evaluation is to assess the programme performance. More specifically, the evaluation will look into factors that facilitated or hindered achievement, and document the lessons learned from the past cooperation along with the UNDAF Mid-term evaluation that could inform the formulation of the next Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini/ UNFPA Country Programme. 

Composition and Qualifications of the Evaluation Team 
 
The evaluation will be carried out by a team consisting of one Evaluation Team Leader, and two Team Member Evaluation Consultants with expertise to cover SRHR concurrently with Youth, whilst the other members will cover Gender and P&D programme thematic areas. The Team members should be committed to respecting deadlines of delivery outputs within the agreed time-frame. 

COMPETENCY AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OF THE EVALUATION TEAM LEADER (1) 
 
Requirements: 

 
The evaluation Team Leader, should have;  

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in public health, social sciences, development studies or a related field; A Ph. D will be preferable;
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in conducting/managing programme evaluations (methodology; conduct of field work; analysis and report writing).
  • Extensive previous experience in leading evaluations, specifically evaluations of international organizations or development agencies.
  • The Team Leader Consultant should have an experience in conducting evaluations in at least one of the evaluation thematic areas i.e. (1. Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for both women and youth;  2. Gender equality or  3. Population and Development and data).
  • Experience in mainstreaming and management of cross cutting themes;
  • Experience in conducting evaluations on population and development issues;  
  • Familiarity with the UNFPA work will be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience conducting evaluation for UNFPA will be considered as an asset.
  • Familiarity with UNFPA’s work and mandate
  • Familiarity and experience of working in the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESARO) 
  • Excellent analytical, communication and writing skills
  • Good management skills and ability to work with multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams • Excellent problem identification and solving skills
  • Fluency in English is required 

 COMPETENCY AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED OF THE TEAM MEMBER CONSULTANTS (2)  
 
Requirements: 
 
The Team Member Consultant(s) should have:  

  • Minimum of Master’s Degree in public health, social sciences, development studies or a related field; A Ph. D will be an added advantage;
  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in conducting/managing programme/project evaluations
  • The Team Member Consultant(s) should have an experience in conducting evaluations in the relevant thematic area i.e. (1. Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) for both women and youth;  2. Gender equality or  3. Population and Development and data)
  • Excellent analytical, writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team of experts  
  • Excellent problem identification and solving skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English Language skills  
  • Extensive previous experience in Health, SRH, Population and Development, researcher, data collection and analysis or other related field  
  • Familiarity with UNFPA’s work and mandate
  • Strong interpersonal skills  
  • Fluency in Siswati and English is required
  • Have in-depth knowledge and experience of UNFPA programmatic areas and excellent knowledge of the national development context, issues and challenges in the country 

 

See attached document for detailed TOR.

 

Closing Date

18 June 2019