Announcement No. 2012/05/5

Terms of Reference – Position Information

Short Term Consultancy

Location : UN Women Sub Regional Office (SRO), Suva, Fiji
Contractual Title : Pacific Fund to End VAW Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor
Type of Contract : Individual Contract / SSA (short term consultancy)
Contractual Duration : 70 days (with immediate effect and spread over a 5-month period with commencement possibility from June 2012)
Contractual Fee : USD$ 500.00
Supervisor: EVAW Specialist
Closing Date of Applications : Friday 15th June, 2012

BACKGROUND

Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, UN Women will work for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women will lead and coordinate United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It will provide strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

A goal of the UN Women strategic plan for 2011-2013 is to “Prevent violence of women and girls and expand access to services”. Through the Pacific Fund to End VAW, UN Women in the Pacific is supporting civil society organizations and governments to respond to ending violence against women and girls (VAWG). The Pacific Fund provides grants and intensive capacity development opportunities for grantees to enhance their ability to provide rights-based programming for survivors of violence, manage project and organisations effectively, advocate and contribute towards policy development, respond to and prevent violence against women.

The goal of the Pacific Fund to End VAW is to prevent VAWG and expand the provision of and access to rights based and gender responsive services. The premise underlying the design is that: through increased financial resources and capacity development, organizations in the Pacific will provide more effective, comprehensive and holistic services to survivors of violence, their families and their communities, and will support progressively development of primary prevention strategies to end intergenerational cycles of violence against women and girls.

Phase Two of the project began in 2012 and will cover eight Pacific Island countries: Fiji, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga and Samoa. A robust, yet practical monitoring and evaluation framework (2012-2016) has been designed to ensure that the Pacific Fund to End VAW is equipped to systematically generate, capture and disseminate knowledge through a greater investment in monitoring and evaluation for the benefit of other practitioners, policy makers, and advocates   in the Pacific, but also worldwide.

PURPOSE OF CONSULTANCY

The UN Women Pacific Fund to End VAW is seeking the services of a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor to provide technical assistance to the implementation of the M&E Framework (2012 – 2016).

The M&E Advisor will carry out the following activities :-

  • Review of the Pacific Fund to End VAW Strategy for Phase Two (2012-2016) and the accompanying M&E Framework.
  • Revisit and update the UN Women Pacific Fund’s M&E Framework (2012 – 2016), which is a living document and subject to periodic review
  • Review of tools developed by the global UN Trust Fund to End VAW; such as M&E frameworks, database management, and methodology for the documentation of promising practices. The various tools and procedures may be adapted or taken into account when developing the different tools and processes for the Pacific Fund to End VAW.
  • Review the grantee application processes for Pacific Fund to End VAW to ensure that monitoring, evaluation, and documentation are incorporated into project cycles, beginning with M&E criteria integrated into the annual Call for Proposals, application form, and appraisal process.
  • Preparation of all baseline tools prior to the selection of new grantees in the first Regional Call for Applications (conceptualisation, drafting, testing).
  • Development of the monitoring tools and instruments for the project (conceptualisation, drafting, providing input, and feedback), with a view to creating simplified, practical and user-friendly tools.
  • Development of training workshop curriculum and guidance notes for grantees on M&E.
  • Provision of advice on how knowledge produced by the Pacific Fund to End VAW grantees (including through the Annual ‘Promising Practices Forum’)  is captured and analysed.
  • Guidance into the process of designing the External Evaluation of the Pacific Fund, in consultation with M&E specialists within UN Women

KEY DELIVERABLES

The specific deliverables of the consultancy are :-

1.      Revised grantee application process/formats that incorporate monitoring and evaluation.

2.      Development of all monitoring tools and instruments including a tested baseline and mixed methods of monitoring/data collection.

3.      The consultant will also produce a draft scope of work for the External Evaluation (which will include impact assessment of grantees selected in 2009/2010)

4.      Training workshop curriculum and guidance note/s for grantees on M&E methods and requirements.

5.      A final report which includes recommendations for future implementation of the M&E strategy and recommendations on how knowledge produced by the Pacific Fund to End VAW grantees on promising practices is to be captured.

This activity will be completed when feedback from UN Women and/or others designated by UN Women is fully addressed. The deliverables will be the property of UN Women with copyright vested with UN Women.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERINCE

  • Advanced university degree in monitoring and evaluation, the field of social sciences, or other relevant field.
  • Minimum of seven years of experience working in monitoring and evaluation including :
  1. In-depth substantive knowledge of monitoring and evaluation, including knowledge of results-based management and log frames.
  2. Data collection and analysis – good understanding of baseline data issues; questionnaire design; interviewing skills.
  3. Experience in monitoring and evaluating programmes related to gender equality and violence against women is highly desirable,
  4. Experience as a trainer on monitoring and evaluation issues, and in developing user-friendly practical guidance and tools conducive to learning, including in low-resource settings.

REPORTING

The Consultant will report to the EVAW Specialist, UN Women Pacific Office based in Suva, Fiji.

DURATION

The successful candidate will be contracted for 70 days spread over a five-month period to commence in June 2012.  The contract will include all travel related expenses to undertake a consultation process in Fiji.

APPLICATIONS must include :

  • a Letter of Interest outlining how the skills and competencies described above are met.
  • completed UN P-11 Form
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) with full contact details of three (3) referees

Additional information including the Post Profile / Job Description, Results-Oriented Curriculum Vitae Format and P-11 Form is available from the UN Women Pacific website: (http://unwomenpacific.org/pages.cfm/about-unwomenpacific/vacancies-1/).  All applications are to be submitted by Friday 15th June, 2012 either electronically to pacific.registry@unwomen.org or addressed to:

(Vacancy Announcement No. 2012/05/5): Pacific Fund to End VAW Senior Monitoring & Evaluation Advisor

The Regional Programme Director

UN Women Pacific Sub Regional Office

c/- Level 3, Kadavu House,

Suva, Fiji

Incomplete applications will not be considered and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted.

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