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  • Posted: Mar 28, 2023
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    The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the world's environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the environment.

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    Principal Evaluator for Terminal Evaluation of the UNEP PIMS 2062 project “Sustainable Water and Air Quality Monitoring and Assessment Systems in Africa (Pilot Project)

    Specific Responsibilities For The Principal Evaluator

    The Principal Evaluator will be responsible, in close consultation with the Evaluation Manager, for overall management of the Evaluation and timely provision of its outputs. Specifically, manage the inception phase of the evaluation, coordinate the data collection and analysis phase of the evaluation, coordinate the reporting phase, and manage internal and external relations of the evaluation team.

    The two consultants will ensure together that all evaluation criteria and questions are adequately covered.

    The Evaluation Team Members Will Undertake The Following

    Inception phase of the Evaluation, including:

    • preliminary desk review and introductory interviews with project staff;
    • draft the reconstructed Theory of Change of the project;
    • prepare the evaluation framework;
    • develop the desk review and interview protocols;
    • draft the survey protocols (if relevant);
    • develop and present criteria for country and/or site selection for the evaluation mission;
    • plan the evaluation schedule;
    • prepare the Inception Report, incorporating comments until approved by the Evaluation Manager

    Data Collection And Analysis Phase Of The Evaluation, Including

    • conduct further desk review and in-depth interviews with project implementing and executing agencies, project partners and project stakeholders;
    • (where appropriate and agreed) conduct an evaluation mission(s) to selected countries, visit the project locations, interview project partners and stakeholders, including a good representation of local communities. Ensure independence of the Evaluation and confidentiality of evaluation interviews.
    • regularly report back to the Evaluation Manager on progress and inform of any possible problems or issues encountered and;
    • keep the Project Manager informed of the evaluation progress.

    Reporting Phase, Including

    • draft the Main Evaluation Report, ensuring that the evaluation report is complete, coherent and consistent with the Evaluation Manager guidelines both in substance and style;
    • liaise with the Evaluation Manager on comments received and finalize the Main Evaluation Report, ensuring that comments are taken into account until approved by the Evaluation Manager
    • prepare a Response to Comments annex for the main report, listing those comments not accepted by the Evaluation Consultants and indicating the reason for the rejection; and
    • (where agreed with the Evaluation Manager) prepare an Evaluation Brief (2-page summary of the evaluand and the key evaluation findings and lessons)

    Managing Relations, Including

    • maintain a positive relationship with evaluation stakeholders, ensuring that the evaluation process is as participatory as possible but at the same time maintains its independence;
    • communicate in a timely manner with the Evaluation Manager on any issues requiring its attention and intervention.

    Qualifications/special Skills

    • An advanced university degree in environmental sciences, international development or other relevant political or social sciences area is required.
    • A first level degree with an additional (2) two years qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
    • A minimum of 6 years of technical / evaluation experience are required, preferably including evaluating large, regional or global programmes and using a Theory of Change approach.
    • A good/broad understanding of air and/or water quality monitoring is desired.
    • Working knowledge of the UN system and specifically the work of UNEP is an added advantage.


    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is a requirement.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on to apply

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