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  • Posted: Mar 24, 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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    Evaluation Specialist for the Terminal Evaluation of the UNEP/GEF Project "Enabling Transactions - Market Shift to Deforestation Free Beef, Palm Oil and Soy"

    More specifically:
    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/Task 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 Consultant 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 7 years of evaluation experience is required, preferably including
    • evaluating large, regional or global programmes and using a Theory of Change approach.
    • Experience in GEF evaluation and in sustainable forest commodities value chains, private sector finance and investments is desirable.
    • A good/broad understanding of environmental financial inclusion and experience in Paraguay and Brazil or the region is desirable

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    Intern - Programme Support


    • Professionalism: Ability to demonstrate a high level of concentration. Ability to work under stress. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Interns must have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.
    • Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
    • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
    • Technological awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.


    • A first-level degree (bachelor’s or equivalent) in environmental and / or international relations, social and political sciences; sustainable development, law, philosophy, political science or cultural and social studies and related fields is required; and
    • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher) OR
    • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum bachelor’s level or equivalent); OR
    • Have graduated with a university degree

    Work Experience

    • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

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