Vacancy Announcement Details

Consultancy: Researcher for the Evaluation of the UNICEF Gender Action Plan

08 Nov 2018


The UNICEF Evaluation Office is commissioning an independent evaluation to assess the implementation and results of the Gender Action Plans 2014-2017 to 2018-2021. The evaluation will cover the GAP I and the GAP II. It will look at the strategic positioning of gender in UNICEF. It will examine the conceptual shift of GAP I to II and the approach to mainstreaming gender equality in programme and operations, institutional set-up as well as the results achieved. It will assess the integration of gender and results achieved in both (i) programmatic sectors/areas and (ii) institutional systems and processes.

The scope of the evaluation, methodological options and operational modalities are for a team of four consultants who will be conducting the evaluation under the guidance of a Senior Evaluation Officer at the UNICEF Evaluation Office.  The Evaluation Office is looking for individuals with a deep commitment and strong skills in evaluation and gender analysis.

The primary objective of the evaluation is to contribute to improving the organization's accountability for its performance and results on gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. The secondary objective of the evaluation is to generate evidence and learning to guide effective action towards strengthening gender equality in programmes and systems. In doing so, the overall evaluation objective is to assess how the Gender Action Plan has contributed towards UNCIEF achievement of its gender equality objective. The timing for the GAP evaluation is coordinated with a presentation to the UNICEF Executive Board in 2020, and will inform the development of the next iteration of the Gender Action Plan starting in 2021.

Further details available on the UNICEF website. Deadline for applications 13 November.