Job Vacancies United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Position: Provision of Professional Services to conduct the Independent Evaluation of OCHA’s Role in Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination (UN-CMCoord)
United Nations (UN)
Closing Date: Wednesday, 20 April 2011
Location: United States of America ( The ), New York
Coordination between civilian and military actors has increasingly become an essential component of an emergency response. Given the number and scale of recent humanitarian emergencies, both in natural and conflict contexts, military forces and civilian relief personnel have to operate in a coordinated manner to ensure the effective provision of emergency assistance.
Given the importance of the humanitarian civil military coordination role in OCHA, OCHA’s Senior Management Team has requested that an independent evaluation is included as part of OCHA’s annual internally-mandated evaluations workplan. This evaluation will be managed by the Evaluation and Guidance Section in PDSB/OCHA, and conducted by a team of independent consultants.
A report based on the findings from the evaluation will be presented to OCHA’s Senior Management Team in March 2012. The evaluation findings and recommendations are expected to be used to inform actions to further strengthen OCHA’s role in humanitarian civil-military coordination.
The overall evaluation methodology will employ both qualitative and quantitative approaches inclusive of a number of data collection tools. Data will be derived from primary and secondary sources, direct observation in the field, key informant interviews and a survey with all stakeholder groups. The Evaluation Team will produce a detailed methodological plan during the inception phase. It will also include a detailed description of the triangulation strategy, gender analysis, and how stakeholder perceptions will be utilized as a validation tool.
Given the nature of the issues under consideration, a case study analysis is particularly suitable for this evaluation. Humanitarian civil-military coordination can take place in a variety of settings and with different types of actors. The evaluation, therefore, will review existing and recent past operations that have or have had a requirement for UN humanitarian civil-military coordination, to ensure that field visits will be conducted to countries that represent different types of UN civil-military coordination.
On this basis, the evaluation should consider at least one operation from each major geographical region. Possible countries to be visited include Pakistan, Haiti, Afghanistan, and a country in Africa such as Sudan, Mozambique or DRC.
The evaluation report should provide actionable recommendations on how OCHA’s Role in Humanitarian Civil-Military coordination might be strengthened to improve its effectiveness and/or modified in light of changes in the humanitarian context.
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