Context and Overall Objective
The UNEG Working Group on Integrating Environmental and Social Impact into Evaluations (WG from henceforth) was established during the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) in Nairobi, Kenya. In line with the UN system-wide effort to move towards a common approach to environmental and social standards for UN programming, the objective of this WG is to establish a common UN-wide approach, norms and standards for incorporating environmental and social considerations into all evaluations (whether or not the evaluand is an environmental program). To achieve this end, the WG will develop a system-wide guidance on this topic to guide the evaluations of interested UNEG member organizations.
As the first step towards this objective, the WG is undertaking a stock-taking exercise involving the extent to which the mandate and practices of UN agencies reflect the environmental and social considerations, and whether these are reflected in policies and guidance for evaluation. The stocktaking would also come up with examples of good practice among UNEG members.
The WG coordinators are the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). The contractual arrangement will be with the GEF Independent Evaluation Office. The assignment is home-based.
The consultant will be supervised by the Chair of the WG and work closely with the Chair and Vice-Chair to deliver results.
The consultant will be introduced to the WG members prior to commencing the work. It is expected that the WG members will be available to interact frequently with the consultant to validate findings/observations as they emerge. Prior notice of 2-5 days will be provided.
The consultant is responsible for addressing all feedback from WG members and work closely with the Chair and Vice-Chair in resolving conflicting comments, if any.
The specific qualifications for the job are:
The contract offered to the selected candidate would be for 30 working days between February and April 2020.
The interested candidates should submit their CV along with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with in the subject line "UNEG Integrating Environmental and Social Impact". The CV should provide information on academic training including academic accomplishments (academic performance, awards & scholarships, scholarly papers and publications, etc.) and relevant work experience.
Deadline for this application is 26th January 2020. Also see the GEF website.