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28/02 2020
0 0 0 1 3 Level: P-4 Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment Closing date: 28 February 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time) Duty station: New York, USA Job ID: 28691 The Position: The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), and Reporting Specialist post is located in the

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28/02 2020
Principal Consultant – Human Development – Global Health Focus

Itad is a leading international development consultancy providing technical advice to governments, foundations, multilateral agencies and non-profits on how to maximise the impact of their investments. We have a 30-year track record of providing our clients with the information and insight they need to make development work smarter, produce better results and improve people’s lives.

Our knowledge and expertise are grouped around Practice areas including Human Development Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings (FCAS), Inclusive Growth, Resilience and Natural Resources and Markets and Governance and Institutional Strengthening.   We continue to grow in size, commercial performance and professional reputation and we are increasingly recognised as a global leader with a diverse client base including international development agencies and philanthropic foundations.   We have recently opened our first international office in Washington DC which reflects and supports this growth.

Our core areas of work are: 

  • Independent evaluation of large-scale, long-term multi-disciplinary programs, strategies and organizations, where we have over 30 years of experience;
  • The design and implementation of complex, multi-sectoral, multi-stakeholder M&E systems;
  • Training, capacity building, and lesson learning in M&E frameworks and approaches including collaboration, learning and adapting; and
  • Providing advice to organizations on program strategy and design, including theories of change, impact/uptake pathways, and Value for Money (VfM).

Practice Overview

The Health team are positioned within the Human Development Practice and oversee a dynamic and rapidly evolving portfolio. This is broadly in four thematic areas, adolescent, sexual and reproductive health and rights, health systems strengthening, global health strategy and global health security. We support solutions to knotty problems current in global health, such as tackling anti-microbial resistance, pursuing youth-led design for health, applying resilience-thinking to the continuity of SRH services in fragile states and many others. Our growing education practice focuses among other things on education reform, providing data, information and evidence to policy-makers, program architects and implementors.   We deliver these expertise across a diverse client base including Dfid, UK Department of Health & Social Care, Gavi, Global Partnership for Education, the Global Fund, UNICEF, BMGF, Wellcome Trust, Public Health England, Hewlett Foundation and Elma. 

The Role

We are recruiting for an experienced consultant to join the team to lead projects and programmes across the whole portfolio.   They will lead and contribute to project delivery, develop and own stakeholder relationships, support the development of strong, high performing teams, contribute to business development activities and build our reputational capital and market presence.  The core technical strengths of all our consultants are focused around four key areas:

  • Evidence Advocate:  using robust evidence to support clients and shape global debates;
  • Change Agent:  guiding clients in reflecting, learning and managing change;
  • Project Manager: building high performing project teams that deliver quality and commercial targets;
  • Trusted Advisor: building and shaping long term relationships with clients and partners that add value and deliver commercial success. 

The Candidate

You will have a post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline and a proven track record in a global health area, which may fall within one or more of the following topics: health systems strengthening, global health strategy, adolescent, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and global health security and education. Experience in as we continue to develop our service offering in the US, experience with US government related project delivery would be welcomed

As an evidence advocate you will be utilising your knowledge and experience of MEL to lead and advise others in the design and implementation of complex MEL projects and workstreams. You will have demonstrated technical expertise in designing MEL systems, tools and processes for a range of clients, and designing and delivering evaluations using a range of approaches and methodologies. You have used these methods to present evidence and analysis to clients – both written and verbally – in a clear, distilled and accessible way, facilitating engagement and use.

As a change agent you will have demonstrated facilitation and communication skills and experience, conveying ideas to clients and teams in a clear and focused style, flexing your technique to suit the environment, and in a way that generates buy-in and supports learning.

As a project manager you will have a track record in managing and leading the delivery of complex projects, setting clear direction, managing risk and ensuring delivery of high quality outputs that meet commercial targets and provide value for money.

As a trusted advisor you will have a strong understanding of how our clients work, and demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with clients that generate repeat work. You will also have experience in successfully leading complex bid processes, including building and managing large teams and consortia.

You will also have a track record in the management of internal and external high-performance teams (both internal and external teams).  You will be a good communicator, have empathy, be able to delegate and empower effectively and have strong organisational skills, able to work closely with technical consultants and business units to efficiently deliver results.

 

The salary for this role is up to £65K depending on your skills and experience. In addition, we also offer a comprehensive learning and development programme, 24 days holiday plus additional time off over Christmas, matched company pension up to 5%, and a discretionary bonus.  Other benefits include Cycle to Work scheme, eyecare vouchers, weekly fruit and subsidised yoga classes in our offices.

The closing date for applications is February 28th, however, please note we will be interviewing candidates on a rolling basis.

For non-EU applicants: If you are a non-EU National then please refer to the UK Border Agency website for information regarding your eligibility to work in the UK.

Read more about this opportunity here: https://itadltd.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=107

 

21/02 2020
Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning Consultant, based in Brussels

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19/02 2020
Senior Consultant for the Evaluation of the Global Environment Facility’s Artisanal Gold Mining Portfolio

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16/02 2020
Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) - Evaluation Officer

JOB TITLE: EVALUATION OFFICER

 The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) is seeking to recruit an Evaluation Officer for the Office of Independent Evaluation (OIE).  The successful candidate will be based at CDB’s Office located in St. Michael, Barbados.

 

OFFICE OF INDEPENDENT EVALUATION

OIE is an independent office of the Bank, reporting functionally to the Board of Directors through the Oversight and Assurance Committee (OAC), and administratively to the President.  It has a mandate to evaluate CDB’s development performance, assessing outcomes and impact in Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs).  Main products are country strategy and programme, thematic, policy and corporate process evaluations.  Validation of Project Completion Reports prepared by the Operations Department is also undertaken.

 

The work of OIE contributes to the learning of lessons for improvement of the Bank’s operations and policies.  

 THE ROLE

 The Evaluation Officer (EO) is responsible for commissioning and contributing to independent evaluations of the Bank’s strategies, policies, country programmes, and technical assistance activities under the guidance of the Head of Evaluation.  The EO also validates Project Completion Reports prepared by Operations staff.  The findings of evaluations are disseminated within the Bank and to the BMCs, so that the recommendations for improvement can be used in the design, appraisal and execution of new operations.

 

The job requires frequent interaction with the management and staff of CDB, borrowers, executing agencies, and external evaluation consultants.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

 The job will require the EO to:

 

  • Prepare Project Completion Validation Reports.  This will be done with careful reference to the criteria and rating standards of the Bank’s Performance Assessment System (PAS), and verification that sufficient evidence is presented to support results claims. 

 

  • Participate in the identification, planning and implementation of Thematic, Policy, and Country Strategy and Programme Evaluations (CSPEs).  This includes the preparation of approach papers for individual evaluations, the procurement and supervision of consultants, data gathering and analysis jointly with consultants, review of reports and facilitation of Evaluation Advisory Committees as necessary.

 

  • Plan and execute knowledge management activities, to ensure optimal uptake of evaluation lessons.

 

  • Review draft project appraisal reports to ensure that adequate baseline data and monitoring indicators, as well as lessons and recommendations of past evaluations are incorporated into project design.

 

  • Review draft policy and strategy papers and provide suggestions on appropriate results frameworks as well as relevant guidance from past evaluations.

 

  • Review evaluation plans, Terms of Reference, and reports for self-evaluation activities undertaken by Operations, and provide suggestions and guidance.

 

  • Provide expertise as a resource person in workshops/seminars and support to the evaluation and oversight function of OIE.

 

  • Recommend measures to enhance monitoring and evaluation capabilities in the Bank and its BMCs.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

   Essential

 ·                  A first degree in the social, natural sciences or engineering disciplines and a post‑graduate degree in a field relevant to the mission and work of the Bank.

 

  • At least five (5) years’ work experience in the development arena, including project cycle management with a strong grounding in the use of results frameworks, logic models, and/or Theories of Change. 

 

  • Previous experience in commissioning, undertaking or participating in the evaluation of development programmes. 

 

  Desirable

 

  • A broad-based understanding of development issues and operational and technical issues affecting project design and implementation, particularly in the Caribbean.

 

  • Experience with multilateral organisations and/or development banking.

 

 

Function-Specific Competencies

 

  • Good command of evaluation approaches and methodologies.
  • Analytical and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with colleagues from diverse disciplines, as well as with a wide range of external parties.
  • Ability to demonstrate strong influencing and conflict resolution skills and to coordinate the activities of persons over whom the incumbent may have no direct authority.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of computerised information systems.

 

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT

This is a full-time position with the successful candidate being contracted on a two-year basis in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  A pension plan, life and medical insurances are included in the benefits package.

 

Before you proceed to apply, please consider the following requirements: 

  • You must be a national of one of CDB’s member countries.
  • You will be required to produce evidence of any educational and professional qualifications to support your application if you are selected for an interview.
  • All appointments are subject to satisfactory background checks and references.

CDB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex or religion.

CDB fully respects the need for confidentiality of information supplied and assures you that your background and interest will not be discussed with anyone including references, without your prior consent.

The deadline for submission of applications is February 16, 2020 at 11:59 pm AST. 

Applications should be completed and submitted online at the CDB website:

 https://www.caribank.org/work-with-us/careers/open-positions

 

14/02 2020
Senior Manager, Evaluation - CGIAR Advisory Services Shared Secretariat

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09/02 2020
RFP - Country Health Situation Room Programme

UNAIDS has launched a RFP to identify a small team of consultants for an independent evaluation of the Country Health Situation Room Programme.

The situation room brings together different health data sources at country level into an integrated system to visualise progress and gaps on key health indicators.

We are looking for evaluators with experience/knowledge of the design and use of health information systems and/or digital data analysis platforms.

 

Links to the RFP are provided below:

UNAIDS Website : https://ungm.in-tend.co.uk/unaids/aspx/ProjectManage/92

UNGM website :  https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/102416

Deadline for submission: 9 February 2020.

09/02 2020
RFP - Independent Evaluation of the Country Health Situation Room Programme

UNAIDS has launched a RFP to identify a small team of consultants for an independent evaluation of the Country Health Situation Room Programme.

The situation room brings together different health data sources at country level into an integrated system to visualise progress and gaps on key health indicators.

We are looking for evaluators with experience/knowledge of the design and use of health information systems and/or digital data analysis platforms.

 

Links to the RFP are provided below:

UNAIDS Website : https://ungm.in-tend.co.uk/unaids/aspx/ProjectManage/92

UNGM website :  https://www.ungm.org/Public/Notice/102416

Deadline for submission: 9 February 2020.

07/02 2020
Knowledge and Learning Consultant

Knowledge and Learning Consultant

Itad is a leading consultancy providing technical advice, monitoring and evaluation to governments, foundations, multilateral agencies and non-profits on how to maximise their social impact. We have a 30-year track record of providing our clients with the research, information and insight they need to make development work smarter, produce better results and improve people’s lives.

Our knowledge and expertise are grouped around Practice areas including Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings (FCAS), Human Development, Inclusive Growth, Resilience and Natural Resources and Markets and Governance and Institutional Strengthening.   We continue to grow in size, commercial performance and professional reputation and we are increasingly recognised as a global leader with a diverse client base including international development agencies and philanthropic foundations.   

Knowledge Management Unit Overview

Itad’s Knowledge Hub leads on knowledge management, learning, communications and branding, both within Itad and externally, and plays a core role in maintaining technical quality of our work. Our growing, multi-disciplinary team includes monitoring and evaluation consultants and learning facilitators, as well as experts on information technology, communications, branding and design. The Knowledge Hub supports staff across the company to effectively capture and share knowledge through improved systems and tools. The team also supports company learning through internal communications and events, and helps staff deliver high quality work through technical support, training and quality assurance.

Externally, Knowledge Hub manages the development and sharing of high quality, innovative research based on our exciting project work, and contributes to knowledge and debate on monitoring, evaluation and learning in international development.

 

The Role

Knowledge Hub consultants work across the five Itad practice areas on a wide range of different project assignments. Approximately two thirds of your time will be spent on research, monitoring and evaluation consultancy and project management, with an additional focus on learning and / or communications. One third of your time will be spent supporting company-level knowledge management and learning, including through synthesising knowledge from our work into clear, accessible products for internal and external audiences; developing systems and approaches to promote a culture of learning within Itad; supporting quality assurance; and facilitating communications and learning.  

 

  • The core technical strengths for Knowledge Hub consultants are focused around four key areas:
  • Technical expert: promoting technical rigour and methodological innovation through involvement in the design and delivery of Itad projects, and ensuring learning from our work is utilised.
  • Learning facilitator: actively support a cross-company culture of learning and reflection to drive continuous improvement.
  • Communications and branding champion: enhancing Itad’s reputation and identity through innovative communications and learning approaches.
  • Knowledge manager: Developing and championing systems and processes to capture knowledge and share learning both within projects and across the company.

 

The Candidate

Ideally you will have a post-graduate degree in a relevant subject with a track record in monitoring and evaluation. You will have a strong background in collecting and analysing data, and will have applied this to generate clear evidence-based insights. You will have an interest in working across a range of Itad’s practices, creating opportunities for cross-company learning.  Candidates should also have experience in capturing and synthesising learning to produce knowledge products and / or facilitating learning and reflection processes.

 

 

The salary for this role is up to £32K, depending on your skills and experience. This role is based at our office in Hove, approximately one hour from London.

In addition, we also offer, 24 days holiday plus additional time off over Christmas, matched company pension up to 5%, and a discretionary bonus.  Other benefits include Cycle to Work scheme, eyecare vouchers, weekly fruit, and subsidised yoga classes in our offices.

The deadline for application is Friday 7th February at noon, however please note we will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interviews to be held week starting 24th February. 

05/02 2020
Regional Adviser Evaluation, Fixed-Term, P-5, UNICEF Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA), Kathmandu, Nepal

Location: Asia and the Pacific: Nepal 
Work Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing Date: Wed Feb 05 2020 13:10:00 GMT-0500 (Eastern Standard Time) 

Under the management oversight and guidance of the Regional Director, and the technical guidance of the Director of Evaluation, the position heads the Evaluation Unit of the regional office and also oversees the work of the Multi Country Evaluation Specialists in the region. The reach of the function covers 8 countries across the region. The position supports the regional key results for children and the UNICEF Strategic Plan. The Regional Office seeks to strengthen its role in the generation and use of evidence through evaluations, to boost continuous improvements in programme design and implementation, accountability and learning, and to support dialogue with partners towards achievement of results for children.

Applications can be sent to: evalofficeapplications@unicef.org

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