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Evaluation Team Member (SRHR Expert - National only)

Re-Advertisement: Evaluation Team Member (SRHR Expert-National only)

Category: Individual Consultant Contract

Deadline: Sunday, 19 September 2021

Background: The United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) goal is to “achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health, realize reproductive rights, and reduce maternal mortality to accelerate progress on the agenda of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), to improve the lives of women, adolescents and youth, enabled by population dynamics, human rights and gender equality.”  In pursuit of this goal, UNFPA works towards three transformative and people-centered results: (i) end preventable maternal deaths; (ii) end the unmet need for family planning; and (iii) end gender-based violence (GBV) and all harmful practices including child, early and forced marriage. The UNFPA Nepal Country Office is currently implementing the 8th Country Programme (CP) (2018-2022) with the Governments of Nepal. As the 8th CP is coming to end in 2022, this transition period including the impact of COVID-19, has had a profound effect on the achievement of Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) goals across the country. Thus, to adapt the UNFPA supported SRHR programme in the evolving and complex contexts, a developmental evaluation has been planned in 2021 to guide the SRHR programme interventions for the remaining period of the 8th CP as well as feed into the design of the 9th CP.  The overall purpose of the developmental evaluation of SRHR program is to produce real-time information to guide and adjust the programme in the evolving development and humanitarian contexts of Nepal. The consultants will work in close collaboration with the evaluation manager, SRH team under the direct supervision of the UNFPA Representative.

Eligibility: Team member (SRHR Expert-National only): Master’s degree in public health, medicine, health economics and financing, epidemiology, biostatistics, social sciences or a related field. 5-7 years of experience in conducting evaluations, reviews, assessments, research studies or M&E work in the field of international development and/or humanitarian assistance. Substantive knowledge of SRHR policy and programme frameworks including in relation to health financing, health systems and social determinants of health. Good knowledge of humanitarian strategies, policies, frameworks and humanitarian principles, as well as the international humanitarian architecture and coordination mechanisms. Good knowledge of the impact of federalism on the health sector in Nepal. Ability to ensure ethics and integrity of the evaluation process, including confidentiality and the principle of do no harm. Ability to consistently integrate human rights and gender perspectives in all phases of the evaluation process. Solid knowledge of participatory evaluation approaches and methodology, systems thinking and innovation, and demonstrated ability to apply both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Experience working with a multidisciplinary team of experts. Work experience in/good knowledge of the national development context of Nepal. Familiarity with UNFPA or other UN organizations’ mandates and activities will be an advantage. Fluent in written and spoken English and Nepali.

How to apply: More detailed information, including the detailed Terms of Reference, competency profile and education/experience and other requirements can be found at https://nepal.unfpa.org/sites/default/files/vacancies/tor_country_progra.... Applicants must complete a Personal History Form (P-11), together with a curriculum vitae (CV) and application letter. P-11 form can be downloaded from https://bit.ly/3hk5ZOR. Please send your applications only by email to jobs.nepal@unfpa.org clearly marking the Position Title in the Subject of your email.

The above post is being re-advertised to widen the pool of candidates. All previous candidates need not re-apply.

Deadline for applications: Sunday, 19 September 2021 by 5.00 pm Nepal time. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted. UNFPA will only respond to applications to whom we have further interest.

Notice: There is no application, processing, or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status. UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all, including persons with disabilities.