Vacancies at the UNESCO Viet Nam Office in Ha Noi

International Consultant for Project Midterm Evaluation

UNESCO Viet Nam, is seeking a qualified, service-oriented and proactive International Consultant to carry out a Midterm Evaluation for the MOET and UNESCO Gender Equality and Girl’s Education Initiative in Viet Nam. The consultancy period will be from mid-October to mid-December 2016 and may also include brief in-country work where the consultant will engage with counterparts and partners in Ha Noi, Viet Nam.

Under the overall authority of the Head of Office of UNESCO Ha Noi and under the technical supervision of the Education Programme Coordinator the selected candidate in coordination with the National Consultant will conduct a midterm evaluation of the Gender Equality Initiative that will include a formative assessment of pilot activities, progress and achievements. This entails the following:

  1. Evaluation of the projects work and methodology through the review of reports, key project documents, workshop pre- and post-tests, training materials, presentations and other relevant documents in order to establish an indication of project work and progress thus far;
  2. Develop the questionnaires and tools (including qualitative and quantitative questions) to assess project progress and areas for improvement while ensuring that all questions are relevant, measurable and culture-appropriate;
  3. Engage stakeholders through interviews and questionnaires for data collection;
  4. Provide in depth analysis and assessment of data collected through fieldwork to assess relevance, effectiveness, impact and efficiency of the programme’s activities;
  5. Produce a final report of the assessment including recommendations to address any implantation gaps or shortcomings to be shared with UNESCO and circulated among national partners and counterparts.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Social Science, Education or Gender-related Studies.
  • Formal training in gender mainstreaming and gender analysis would be an asset.

Work Experience

  • At least six (6) years of relevant professional experience in monitoring or evaluating gender-specific or gender mainstreaming programmes, policies or legislation; gender policy analysis; gender in education; or gender responsive results-based management (RBM).
  • At least three (3) years of the professional experience should have been acquired at the international level, preferably in an international or governmental organization and/or at a relevant research institution.
  • Proven knowledge and experience in project evaluation.

Skills/Competencies

  • Knowledge of various methodologies in evaluation such as surveys, record reviews, focus groups and case studies.
  • Good understanding of various sampling techniques and their applications.
  • Capacity to objectively collect reliable, valid and accurate data.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the uses and limits of various methods available for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills to conceptualize ideas and issues during the evaluation and reporting process.
  • Excellent computing skills including MS word, excel, PowerPoint, and related programmes.
  • Capacity to collaborate and positively engage with a range of partners and beneficiaries, including national/local authorities as well as key stakeholders in civil society, national and international NGOs.

Languages

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Work Experience

  • Project evaluation/review experiences within the United Nations.
  • Experience working with government representatives and officials.
  • Experience in related fields, with a particular focus in the Asia Pacific Region.
  • Familiarity with the political, social and cultural context of the country and region, especially in regard to gender equality and gender issues.

Languages

  • Working knowledge of Vietnamese would be an asset.

How to apply:

A letter of motivation in English indicating qualifications and experience relevant to the position, together with completed UN Personal History form (P11) and CV, should be sent to the following address before 12 October 2016 to:

registry(at)unesco.org.vn

Administrative Section

UNESCO Ha Noi Office

23 Cao Ba Quat Street, Ha Noi

 

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National Consultant for Project Midterm Evaluation

UNESCO Viet Nam, is seeking a qualified, service-oriented and proactive National Consultant to carry out a Midterm Evaluation for the MOET and UNESCO Gender Equality and Girl’s Education Initiative in Viet Nam.

The consultancy period will be from mid-October to mid-December 2016 and will be based in Ha Noi, Viet Nam where the consultant will engage with counterparts and partners.

Under the overall authority of the Head of Office of UNESCO Ha Noi and under the technical supervision of the Education Programme Coordinator the selected candidate in coordination with the International Consultant will conduct a midterm evaluation of the Gender Equality Initiative that will include a formative assessment of pilot activities, progress and achievements. This entails the following:

  1. Evaluation of the projects work and methodology through the review of reports, key project documents, workshop pre- and post-tests, training materials, presentations and other relevant documents in order to establish an indication of project work and progress thus far;
  2. Develop the questionnaires and tools (including qualitative and quantitative questions) to assess project progress and areas for improvement while ensuring that all questions are relevant, measurable and culture-appropriate;
  3. Engage stakeholders through interviews and questionnaires for data collection;
  4. Provide in depth analysis and assessment of data collected through fieldwork to assess relevance, effectiveness, impact and efficiency of the programme’s activities;
  5. Produce a final report of the assessment including recommendations to address any implantation gaps or shortcomings to be shared with UNESCO and circulated among national partners and counterparts;
  6. Support and facilitate the translation of Vietnamese documents as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in Social Science, Education or Gender-related Studies.
  • Formal training in gender mainstreaming and gender analysis would be an asset.

Work Experience

  • At least six (6) years of relevant professional experience in monitoring or evaluating gender-specific or gender mainstreaming programmes, policies or legislation; gender policy analysis; gender in education; or gender responsive results-based management (RBM).
  • Proven knowledge and experience in project evaluation.

Skills/Competencies

  • Knowledge of various methodologies in evaluation such as surveys, record reviews, focus groups and case studies.
  • Good understanding of various sampling techniques and their applications.
  • Capacity to objectively collect reliable, valid and accurate data.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the uses and limits of various methods available for quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills to conceptualize ideas and issues during the evaluation and reporting process.
  • Excellent computing skills including MS word, excel, PowerPoint, and related programmes.
  • Capacity to collaborate and positively engage with a range of partners and beneficiaries, including national/local authorities as well as key stakeholders in civil society, national and international NGOs.

Languages

  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Excellent written and spoken Vietnamese.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Work Experience

  • Project evaluation/review experiences within the United Nations.
  • Experience working with government representatives and officials.
  • Experience in related fields, with a particular focus in the Asia Pacific Region.
  • Familiarity with the political, social and cultural context of the country and region, especially in regard to gender equality and gender issues.

How to apply:

A letter of motivation in English indicating qualifications and experience relevant to the position, together with completed UN Personal History form (P11) and CV, should be sent to the following address before 12 October 2016 to:

registry(at)unesco.org.vn

Administrative Section

UNESCO Ha Noi Office

23 Cao Ba Quat Street, Ha Noi

 

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UNESCO is committed to promoting gender equality. Therefore, women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities are also encouraged to apply. UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for written test and interview.

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