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Conduct an end-of-grant evaluation of the UNICEF Pacific HIV&AIDS programme

THE UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN’S FUND (UNICEF)

Invites applications for the following consultancy:

Conduct an end-of-grant evaluation of the UNICEF Pacific HIV&AIDS programme, with a focus on the activities supported by the Pacific Response Fund

UNICEF is seeking an individual/institutional consultant who will work under the overall guidance of the UNICEF Pacific HIV & AIDS Programme Specialist to conduct an end-of-grant evaluation of the UNICEF Pacific HIV & AIDS Programme, with a specific focus on the activities supported by the Pacific Response Fund.

An evaluation of the Response Fund supported activities is a specific requirement of the Response Fund funding mechanism for the Pacific region.  UNICEF HIV & AIDS Programme, as a recipient of this grant,  is required to complete the evaluation as part of the overall quality assurance activities of the grant cycle management

The purpose of the evaluation exercise is to assess progress made in relation to the key response fund supported results expected by the end of 2012. The evaluation findings will also provide guidance on whether funds were utilized effectively and efficiently and articulate lessons learned and good practices as a result of Response Fund supported interventions by the HIV & AIDS programme

Furthermore, the evaluation will be conducted to provide donors, grant managers and implementers with sufficient information to make informed judgement about the overall performance of the grant and the impact that the funding has contributed to preventing HIV & AIDS in the Pacific region. The evaluation findings will also be useful in further strengthening the 2013-2017 HIV & AIDS multi-country programme cycle and will provide guidance in programme planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the context of an equity focus and right based approach to programming

The evaluation of the Response Fund supported activities of the UNICEF Pacific HIV & AIDS Programme is expected to cover UNICEF priority focus countries (Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Kiribati and Fiji). The consultant engaged for this exercise is expected to:

Assess UNICEF management of the agreed grant and whether funds were utilized in accordance with agreed plans

Implementation/non implementation of activities against approved proposal and log frame and therefore, the evaluation should highlight implementation efficiency and effectiveness in contributing to expected results. The period to be covered by the evaluation is from July 2009 to December 2012

Deliver an independent unbiased report on the effectiveness of the Response Fund supported HIV interventions in Kiribati, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Fiji

Detailed Terms of Reference (TOR) and P11 Form 

Qualifications and Competencies

Master’s degree with major work in areas of monitoring and evaluation

Minimum of 5 year’s professional work experience in conducting evaluation exercises for health and HIV & AIDS programmes

Sound understanding of HIV and AIDS programmes specifically in areas of HIV prevention programs for youngpeople and preventing parent to child transmission

Sound technical knowledge of key data collection methologies

Demonstrated experience analyzing complex data

Previous experience conducting evaluation for UN agencies and in Pacific Island Countries is preferred

LOCATION AND TRAVEL:

Consultant will provide his/her own laptop and based with UNICEF Offices while in the Pacific.  He/she will be required to travel outside of Fiji to Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Kiribati

REMUNERATION AND TYPE OF CONTRACT:

The consultant will be required to work on a Purchase Order (PO) contract with UNICEF Pacific for a period of 43 working days.

How to apply

Qualified individuals meeting the above experience/competencies are encouraged to apply by submitting the following documents:

I. A cover letter outlining relevant skills and work experience.

II. Curriculum vitae (CV).

III. Names and details of at least two referees.

IV. Financial proposal based on fee per day and travel costs

All applications should be submitted to pacificvacancies@unicef.org on or before 22 March 2013 under confidential cover to:

Chief of Operations

(Consultancy 2013/03–HIV & AIDS Evaluation)

UNICEF Pacific, 5th Floor FDB Building

Private Mail Bag

Suva, FIJI 

Or email to pacificvacancies@unicef.org

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates,including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.  

 

 
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