UN Children's Fund Consultancy Uganda Jobs

UN Children's Fund Consultancy Uganda Jobs

Closing date: 30 Jul 2019

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a fair chance

Uganda is one of the over 190 countries and territories around the world where we work to overcome the obstacles that poverty, violence, disease, and discrimination place in a child’s path.

Together with the Government of Uganda and partners we work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals, the objectives of the Uganda National Development Plan, and the planned outcomes of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework.

Visit this link for more information on Uganda Country Office https://www.unicef.org/uganda/

How can you make a difference?

Under the supervision of the Regional Evaluation Adviser, and Chief PME of UNICEF Uganda Country Office.

The consultant will be expected to work under the technical guidance of team leader for the Country Programme Evaluation to adopt the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) DAC evaluation criteria (relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability and Impact) as well as criteria for evaluation of humanitarian responses.

The consultant will provide an independent assessment of progress made towards the results formulated in the Country Programme of UNICEF Uganda (2016-2020) and identify lessons and recommendations to inform the next Country Programme of Uganda (2021-2025).

UNICEF Uganda Country Office has commenced the preparation of the next country programme. Thus, the recommendations of this evaluation will be reflected in the next country programme document.

This evaluation is also being conducted to comply with UNICEF evaluation Policy requirements on Country Programme Evaluations (CPEs) that require country programmes to be evaluated once every two programme cycles.

The Country Programme was prepared in consultation with the government of Uganda and is aligned with the sector development plans and the National Development Plan.

Moreover, GoU is in the process of developing the NDP III and the Uganda UN Country Team has developed a roadmap for development of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (2021 – 2025).

As such this evaluation will contribute towards any amendments required to reflect changes in the priorities of the UNDAF and UNICEF’s partnership with the Government of Uganda.

The CPE has the following objectives:

  • To assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability of the program and of the results achieved;
  • To assess the progress that has been made towards the attainment of the results at output level as outlined in the Rolling work plans since 2016 to 2020 (2016-17; 2017-2018; 2018-2019; 2019-2020)
  • To determine the effectiveness of programme to prepare and respond to humanitarian issues
  • To assess the effectiveness of programme strategies and partnership as outlined in the CPD
  • To determine the Country Programme effects in addressing disparities and inequities
  • To provide concrete recommendations to improve the design and relevance of the Country Programme in accordance to the 2018-2021 UNICEF Strategic Plan.


    This evaluation is being conducted to assess the results of the Government of Uganda and UNICEF Country Programme (2016 – 2020) and understand factors that have facilitated or hindered achievement of results, identify key lessons and recommendations for the next country programme.

    The terms of reference present a brief description of the country programme; the scope, objectives and key questions of the evaluation; evaluation methodology; stakeholder involvement; roles and responsibilities; evaluation process; deliverables; and evaluators' qualifications.

    The purpose of this Call for Expression of Interest is to recruit an individual consultant to work as
    a national team member for evaluation of UNICEF Uganda Country Programme of Cooperation for 2016–2020.

    The consultant will work under guidance of the evaluation team leader and one additional team member to conduct the evaluation. The Team Leader will be overall responsible for the quality and submission of all main evaluation deliverables.

    Key Tasks:

  • Conduct desk review of existing literature documents/reports related to implementation of the Country Programme. Develop the evaluation methodology including detailed data collection maps for each study question, sampling and sampling techniques, pretesting of data collection tools and data analysis plan.
  • Conduct an analysis of theories of change in strategy notes and their assumptions to identify gaps and issues that need validation in the data collection and analysis of the evaluation

    Data collection phase

  • Preparation for data collection
    data collection from all identified target population
  • Process and analyse collected data, and draft the report on the results of the Evaluation
  • Preparation and delivery of emerging findings

    Drafting, validation and completion phase

  • Data analysis and drafting;
  • Preparation of a PowerPoint presentation on emerging findings, conclusions and recommendations;
  • Engagement with stakeholders on draft report;
  • Finalization of report and summary
  • PowerPoint presentation


  • Presentation of the draft inception report – in person or via video link – to the Evaluation Reference Group;
  • Final inception report with a detailed literature review, methodology, evaluation design matrix, relevant respondents (plus completed audit trail addressing all comments)
  • Draft Evaluation report;
  • PowerPoint presentation (PPT) of no more than 15 slides
  • Validation meeting synopsis report
  • Final evaluation report meeting UNICEF quality standards, with a maximum of 60 pages excluding annexes; 10-page summary of the evaluation report; Power presentation (max 20 slides).

    To qualify asan advocate for every child you will have…

  • The evaluation consultant must have more than 8 years of documented professional experience in leading and conduct of evaluations. He/she should have a strong development background with an profound understanding of resilience building and the humanitarian development nexus.

  • It is also a requirement that the evaluation consultant has previously evaluated country programmes or programmes that address social policies and that he/she has expertise in strategic planning.
  • Finally, the consultant must have expertise relating to several of the sectors in which UNICEF works. Experience in leading evaluation team or working as a member is also a requirement.

    For every Child, you demonstrate…

    UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

    The competencies required for this post are….

    View our competency framework at


    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

    UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination.

    UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.


    Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

    How to Apply:

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

    To apply, click on the following link UN Children's Fund Consultancy Uganda Jobs

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