Date(s) - 22/09/2023
Closing Date: 22nd September 2023
Contract Type: Consultancy
Salary: UN salary scale
Location: New York
The UNICEF Evaluation Office located in New York HQ provides global leadership and oversight of the evaluation function in the organization. As such, it manages independent, corporate evaluations and evaluation syntheses, provides technical assistance and quality assurance for evaluations commissioned at the decentralized level (country and regional offices, as well as other divisions in HQ offices), develop evaluation methods, and reports to the UNICEF Executive Board.
The work of the Evaluation Office is guided by the Plan for Global Evaluation 022-2025 (PGE), an Executive Board-approved document. As part of that plan, the Evaluation Office was to conduct an evaluation of UNICEF’s contribution to the Access to Tools (ACT) Accelerator, a global collaboration launched in April 2020 to accelerate the development, production, and equitable access to new COVID-19 diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines. Due to issues of scope and timing, this evaluation has been re-framed as an evaluation to be conducted jointly with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and the World Health Organization (WHO) focused on COVAX (ACT’s vaccine pillar) and the delivery/implementation stage of the partnership.
By conducting a joint evaluation, the burden on countries and partners is potentially reduced by consolidating efforts. As a unique global partnership, COVAX, the evaluation builds on these partnership arrangements for the purposes of ‘evaluating as a partnership’. Importantly, this effort builds on work of the Gavi Evaluation and Learning Office which has planned and budgeted for a series of evaluations examining the work of the COVAX, specifically the COVAX Facility and Advanced Market Commitment(s). The Gavi Evaluation and Learning Unit Office will commission and lead the management of the joint evaluation.