Vacancy Announcement Details

EOI: Evaluation Consultants (Multiple Positions) - Evaluation of UNDP's Integration of Leaving No One Behind Principles

12 Nov 2021


The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will conduct a Formative Evaluation of UNDP's Integration of Leaving No One Behind Principles from January through September 2022.

Leave no one behind (LNOB) is a central transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In practice, it means taking explicit action to address differential access; challenge power structures, social norms and beliefs hampering inclusion; confront overt and covert discrimination; and fast-track progress for those left furthest behind first. It requires the generation and disaggregation of additional data to ensure that all grounds of discrimination prohibited under international law and other root causes of inequalities are identified and addressed. And it throws up many practical challenges in UNDP’s work, including the increasing marginal costs of reaching the last mile, and partnership and procurement models that hamper social contracting at the boundary of the state.

The intent of this formative evaluation is to assess the evolving conceptual and operational frameworks used by UNDP to translate the LNOB principle into concrete action, and to make recommendations on how to strengthen UNDP contributions to results for those furthest behind.

In this context, the IEO is seeking the services of up to six individual consultants to conduct thematic “deep dives” and contribute to an organizational assessment.

Full details available on the UNDP website. Deadline for applications: 2nd December.