Vacancy Announcement Details

Call for EOI Independent High-Level Evaluation of the ILO's Programme of Work in Support of Decent Work in the Central Asia (2018-2022) 

23 Nov 2021


The ILO Evaluation Office (EVAL) seeks expressions of interest (EoIs) from qualified independent evaluator teams with experience in strategy, corporate and institutional level evaluations for the Independent High-Level Evaluation of the ILO’s Programme of Work in Support of Decent Work in the Central Asia (2018-2022). 

The evaluation has a dual-purpose: to assess achievements of programme outcomes and organizational learning. The evaluation will attempt to contribute to organizational learning by identifying lessons that have been learned and emerging good practices. This information will inform future ILO strategies and the design of new DWCPs.

DWCPs are the main vehicle for delivery of ILO support to countries. They have two basic objectives: promote decent work as a key component of national development strategies. At the same time, they organize ILO knowledge, instruments, advocacy and cooperation for tripartite constituents in a results-based framework to advance the Decent Work Agenda within the fields of comparative advantage of the Organization. 

The evaluation will be based upon the ILO’s evaluation policy that adheres to international standards and best practices, articulated in the OECD/DACPrinciples and the Norms and           Standards for Evaluation in the United Nations System approved by the United Nations     Evaluation Group (UNEG). Morespecifically, the evaluation will be conducted in accordance   with EVAL Protocol No 2: High-level Evaluation Protocol for DWCP Evaluation.

The evaluation will begin as early as late 2021 or very early 2022. Given the ongoing pandemic, it is premature to determine whether field visits will be feasible. ILO EVAL’s guidance for conducting evaluations during the pandemic will apply should travel restrictions still be in force. A separate synthesis review of a sample of relevant ILO implemented development cooperation projects will be carried out by separate contractor to provide complementary information as per standard EVAL approach. 

The number of workdays needed for the completion of the work is estimated to be 60-70 days input of expert level effort. Fees will be based on competitive UN system relevant levels. Deliverables include an inception report with detailed scoping; field visits and surveys as required. A draft summary of the report for the ILO Governing Body will be produced by the end of June 2022. A full and final report will be submitted by the end of August 2022.

EVAL would like to seek expressions of interest from individuals or companies who would be interested to undertake this evaluation. The applicant teams and/or companies should have the following profile: 

  • Adequate Contextual Knowledge of the UN, the ILO and the Central Asia subregion;
  • Adequate Technical Specialization: Demonstrated knowledge and expertise of labour and industrial relations topics;
  • At least 10 years’ experience in evaluation policies, strategies, country programmes and organizational effectiveness;
  • Experience conducting country programme evaluations for UN organizations
  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods and an understanding of issues related to validity and reliability;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English, knowledge of Russian would be a very strong asset;
  • An understanding of ILO cross-cutting issues. 

Expressions of interest should be sent to with copy to Please indicate “HLE of ILO in Central Asia” in the e-mail’s subject line. EOIs should contain:

  • A one-page cover letter indicating relevant expertise and availability during the aforementioned evaluation/study time-frame.
  • Full CV(s) of the applicant team members clearly indicating the lead evaluator/researcher.

The deadline to submit expressions of interest is by close of business (Geneva time) on  4 December 2021. Short-listed expressions of interest will be asked to prepare a brief proposal based on TORs to be provided by EVAL. Please note that due to the volume of applicants, only short listed candidates will be contacted. 

Please address any questions you may have to the senior evaluation officer responsible for this evaluation, Craig Russon: