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Evaluation Consultant for the Flood Resilience in Ulaanbaatar Ger Areas Project
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Chief, Evaluation Unit, UN-Habitat, the Evaluation Expert will:
- To assess the performance of the project in terms of achievement of the results at objective, expected accomplishment (outcome) and output levels;
- To assess the relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, impact and coherence of the project in improving conditions of the target communities in terms of flood resilience building;
- To assess project management modalities, appropriateness of partnerships, working arrangements, adequacy of resources and how these may have impacted on the effectiveness of the project;
- Assess the how the Covid-19 affected the performance of the project
- To assess how cross-cutting issues such as gender equality, youth and human rights were integrated in the project;
- To identify lessons learned and make strategic, programmatic and management recommendations on what further needs to be done to effectively promote and improve flood resilience in Ulaanbaatar city.
- Advanced academic degree in Political Sciences, Project Management, International Development, Program Evaluation, Statistics, Communication, Information Technology, Urban Planning, Economics, Sociology or another relevant field is required.
- A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- 7 years of project management experience in results-based management working with development projects/ programmes is required Extensive evaluation experience.
- The lead consultant should have the ability to present credible findings derived from evidence and prepare conclusions and recommendations supported by the findings is required.
- Knowledge and understanding of UN-Habitat mandate, operations and experience of regional/ multi-country projects is desired.
- Knowledge and understanding of Adaptation Fund operations and strateg is highly preferred
- Knowledge in climate change issues is desired
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required.
Deadline : Feb 6, 2024
- The consultant will work in the Knowledge and Innovation Branch, under the direct supervision of the chief of the Data and Analytics Section. She/he will be responsible for collection of data for select SDG 11 and UMF indicators (including sub-indicators and proxy indicators, where applicable) from analysis of censuses and surveys, secondary sources, and correspondences with custodian data offices and key informants within the target cities.
- A High School Diploma is required.
- A first-level university degree in statistics, population studies, demography, economics, urban planning, urban studies, or any other closely related field is an asset.
- At least seven years of experience as statistician, data analyst or urban researcher is required.
- Extensive knowledge on urban indicators’ framework and data sourcing from censuses and surveys, city level platforms, global data platforms and correspondences with key informants is highly desired.
- Good knowledge on indicator standardization, indexing, and reporting is desired.
- For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is required. Although not a requirement, knowledge of any other UN language will be an advantage.
Deadline : Feb 7, 2024
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Kenya Programme, the consultant will be responsible for the following tasks but not limited to.
- Undertake a critical analysis, map and identify appropriate approaches.
- Validate project activities on the ground with the relevant partners and stakeholders and in some instances with local communities and beneficiaries.
- Analysis the cooperative system and other mechanisms for financing housing and the articulation with the PINUA.
- Conduct a stakeholder’s analysis, identify project beneficiaries, possible partners and stakeholders more clearly and establish synergies with other on-going and planned activities.
- Verify sites of pilot interventions, scope them in detail and define implementation modalities in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
- Analysis the sector of building material ( green and affordability )
- Analysis the articulation between the PINUA and existing housing policies and frameworks (including the housing bill and the KISIP II program)
- Conduct a risk analysis of the action based on the realities on the ground and propose contextually relevant mitigation measures.
- Identify tools, channels and best practices to tackle affordable housing issues that can be used to enhance the project strategies and approaches.
- Provide a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis of the action, focusing on affordable housing issues to inform the operationalization of the project
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Housing, architecture, civil engineering, urban and regional planning, economics or physical sciences relevant to development and management of human settlements or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in human settlements, project or programme management or related field is required
- At least two years working experience in housing or urban planning or slum upgrading within Africa is highly desirable
- Proven experience in human settlements development fields, projects/programme design and implementation with the UN or other international agencies is also desirable.
- For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.