National Consultant: Evaluation Specialist – ICPE Egypt

Location : Home-based
Application Deadline : 15-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 14d 23h 44m
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 35 days spread between March- December 2021
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducts independent country programme evaluations (ICPEs) to capture and demonstrate evaluative evidence of UNDP’s contributions to national development priorities, as well as the effectiveness of UNDP’s strategy in facilitating and leveraging national efforts for achieving development results. The purpose of an ICPE is to:

  • Support the development of the next UNDP Country Programme Document
  • Strengthen accountability of UNDP to national stakeholders
  • Strengthen accountability of UNDP to the Executive Board

This is the third ICPE for UNDP Egypt, the previous ones being conducted in 2004 and 2012 respectively. The evaluation will be conducted in 2021 towards the end of the current UNDP programme cycle of 2018-2022, with a view to contributing to the preparation of UNDP’s new programme starting from 2023. The ICPE will be conducted in close collaboration with the Government of Egypt and UNDP Regional Bureau for Arab States. The IEO is recruiting two independent international evaluation consultants to support the ICPE team.

IEO is seeking one national evaluation consultant (based in Egypt) to be part of a team of evaluation experts that will undertake the ICPEs. The consultant should have substantial work experience and knowledge of the region and preferably the country under review. In addition to the country experience, the consultant should demonstrate evaluation expertise in one or more UNDP work areas in the country, which include: to (i) inclusive growth, economic empowerment and employment; ii) climate change and disaster resilience and iii) women’s protection and empowerment.

The national consultant will contribute mainly in data and information collection in the country, undertaking stakeholder and beneficiary interviews and field visits and supporting the ICPE team in data analysis and report writing.

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Under the overall guidance of the IEO Lead Evaluator (LE), the consultant will contribute to the research, data collection and analysis of the country programme by providing their technical expertise and knowledge in the areas of expertise including cross-cutting areas like gender, human rights, partnerships and capacity building, and contribute in the analysis of findings, conclusions and recommendations leading to the preparation of the draft and final ICPE report.

The Egypt based national consultant will support the international consultants and the ICPE team on the data collection, data analysis and report writing.

The national consultants will:

  • Support the preliminary research and desk review of the CPD outcome(s);
  • Support the pre-mission draft country analysis paper covering of the CPD outcomes (based on secondary review of literature, advance survey questionnaire and preliminary stakeholder discussions) on emerging findings, data gaps, and prepare in-country data collection and validation plans with the support from national consultant;
  • Participate in data collection activities (virtual and in person if travel is possible) in collaboration with the other international consultants and the IEO evaluators; and
  • Support the preparation of a debriefing presentation on the main findings, preliminary conclusions, and areas for recommendation at the conclusion of stakeholder interviews and data collection activities.


Functional competencies

  • Strong analytical skills, including ability to quickly assess a diverse range of information with a discerning sense for quality of data;
  • Good mastery of information technology required for organized presentation of information.
  • Adhere to the principle of confidentiality and ethical code of conducts during the evaluation;
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-tasking skills;
  • Available to travel and conduct required analysis within the agreed timelines; and
  • Excellent proven oral and drafting skills in English, with excellent analysis and synthesis skills.

Corporate Competencies

  • Knowledge of UNDP work in the country and sub-region;
  • Knowledge of the country and regional context, development issues and challenges; and
  • Ability to work in multicultural and multidisciplinary teams, acting with professionalism, diplomacy, tact and courtesy.



  • A post-graduate degree or higher in thematic area(s) indicated above, Social Sciences, Public Policy, International Relations, or other relevant fields.


  • Substantive knowledge and experience on issues related to (i) inclusive growth, economic empowerment and employment; ii) climate change and disaster resilience and iii) women’s protection and empowerment;
  • Good understanding of development cooperation/assistance, South-South and triangular cooperation issues;
  • Extensive experience in program evaluation in development settings, mastery of qualitative and quantitative data collection techniques, methods and analysis;
  • Experience in gender-sensitive programming and/or evaluations;
  • Experience in evaluating programme evaluations for UNDP or other development cooperation agencies in the country or region will be an asset.


  • Fluency in English and Arabic is essential.


Application Instructions

Applicants are invited to upload as one combined document the following documents to the UNDP Jobs site:

  • A brief cover letter (250-400 words) specifying (a) your suitability for the position including the thematic areas of expertise and previous experience in evaluation and data collection and any experience related to the UNDP areas of work in the country/ region/ globally; and (b) details of any potential conflict of interest in having worked in a programmatic capacity for UNDP over the last 5 years;
  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of at least three (3) professional references; and
  • A completed Confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal Form that indicates your daily rate for this consultancy.

Candidates not sending any of the requested information will be disqualified. Please note that the system can only accept one uploaded document therefore all documents must be combined into a single document for upload.

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