Job Vacancies United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Position: Consultancy, design and facilitate multi-stakeholder workshops
Closing Date: Friday, 18 March 2011
Location: – Various – - Travel required to both New York and Geneva, Switzerland
Consultancy to design and facilitate multi-stakeholder workshops on strengthening the evaluation function of the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs
“The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees). Also, the United Nations does not concern itself with information on bank accounts”
Approximate Duration of assignment: 5-6 days (over 1 month)
Tentative contract starting date: mid May
Location: Travel required to both New York and Geneva, Switzerland
As part of its results-based planning framework, the United Nations Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) introduced in 2010 a new evaluation policy and strategy. The policy establishes a strengthened evaluation function within the organization linked to the implementation of OCHA’s Strategic Framework for 2010-2014. Major objectives include improved learning and accountability through the expanded use of independent evaluations. The new policy framework includes system-wide evaluations on common issues of concern to the global humanitarian system as well as new capacities for internal evaluations focussed on improving OCHA’s organizational performance. OCHA is seeking the services of a consultant(s) to design and deliver two participatory multi-stakeholder workshops. The aim of the workshops is to solicit the views of key stakeholders and to generate ideas for further strengthening OCHA’s evaluation function.
Scope of work
The consultant will be required to design and deliver two half-day participatory workshops, one in New York and one in Geneva between 15 and 30 May. A final analytical report will also be due no later than 15 June 2011.
The workshops should be designed to solicit stakeholder views across three broad areas of concern:
1) planning evaluations;
2) managing and conducting evaluations and
3) using evaluation results in support of learning and better performance. The results of the workshop will be used to improve implementation of OCHA’s evaluation function including guidelines and standard procedures which support the new policy framework.
The workshops should be conducted in a transparent and efficient manner and in a way which encourages different stakeholders to come together in a common forum to voice their views and to build a constructive forward-looking analysis.
Stakeholders with an interest in OCHA’s evaluation function have been identified to include: OCHA staff both within and outside the evaluation section; global cluster leads; IASC member organizations with an interest in OCHA’s evaluation function; member states; NGOs, Academic, policy and research institutes as well as contractors involved in conducting OCHA-managed evaluations.
The consultant(s) should have a strong profile in the use of participatory workshop methodologies and in evaluation issues generally. As the consultant’s role will largely be that of a neutral facilitator, he or she should not previously have been involved with the implementation of OCHA’s evaluation function.
How to apply
All applicants to this EOI should submit a short 2-3 page proposal outlining the approach they would use together with a completed P11 and/or detailed CV by 18 March 2011 cob at the following address: email@example.com
Reference Code: RW_8ESKQK-52
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