Vacancy Announcement Details

Consultant: Evaluation Specialist (Health Systems Management, Service Delivery and SDG Integration Specialist) - Independent Country Programme Evaluation - India

02 Apr 2021



The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) carries out Independent Country Programme Evaluations (ICPEs) to assess UNDP’s contributions to national development results and evaluate the effectiveness of UNDP’s strategy. The purpose of the ICPEs is to: i) support the development of the next UNDP Country Programme Document, and ii) strengthen accountability of UNDP to national stakeholders and to the Executive Board.

The IEO is hiring an independent consultant/evaluator to cover the area of health systems management, institutional and systems strengthening for service delivery and SDG integration (outcomes 1) under the India Country Programme for the 2018-2022 cycle. The consultant will also support the assessment of cross-cutting issues such as gender equality, partnerships, coordination, capacity development, among others.

The assignment is home-based (tentatively scheduled for April– 15 November 2021).



Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance of the Lead Evaluator and Associate Lead Evaluator the consultant will:

  • Conduct preliminary research and desk review of relevant documents provided by IEO for the assigned thematic area;
  • Develop a data collection plan including the data collection instruments to be used and a list of key stakeholders for interviews;
  • Collect, analyse and synthesize primary and secondary data for the assigned thematic area, through interviews and meetings (virtual) with relevant UN staff, and key partners such as government counterparts, beneficiaries, local partners, civil society organisations, private sector and academia, to provide the core inputs for the outcome analysis paper;
  • Support data collection activities for the assessment of the assigned thematic area (Outcomes 1) and cross-cutting issues as might be required;
  • Participate and contribute to the team’s working sessions, including the analysis workshop and presentation of preliminary evaluation findings to the UNDP country office in India at the end of the data collection activities;  
  • Prepare an outcome analysis paper for the assigned thematic areas and revise it as needed, as per comments received from the IEO; and
  • Contribute to the preparation of the final ICPE report, as well as the following revisions based on the comments received from the IEO, CO, Regional Bureau, and other stakeholders.

Further details on the UNDP website. Deadline for applications 15th April.