Vacancy Announcement Details

RFQ: Research Institute to Conduct a Review of UNDP Performance and a Formative Analysis of UNDP's Geographical Strategy and Positioning, ICPE India

02 Apr 2021


The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducts independent country programme evaluations (ICPEs) to capture and demonstrate evaluative evidence of UNDP's contributions to development results at the country level, as well as the effectiveness of UNDP's strategy in facilitating and leveraging national efforts for achieving those results. The purpose of an ICPE is to: a) Support the development of the next UNDP Country Programme Document; b) Strengthen accountability of UNDP to national stakeholders; c) Strengthen accountability of UNDP to the Executive Board; and d) Contribute to organizational learning and decision-making.

From April through December 2021, IEO will conduct the ICPE of the UNDP India country programme (2018-2022), which is framed within the larger United Nations System Development Framework (UNSDF) 2018-2022 in the India.

In this regard, the IEO is seeking a think tank/ research institute/ evaluation firm, based in the India, for the assessment of the following programme areas as defined in the UNDP country programme in India and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). The candidates may apply for one or more areas below based on their expertise. Analysis of cross-cutting issues such as gender will be part of all areas.

  1. Strengthening Institutions and system, including health systems management, e-governance, Digital India, citizen-centric service delivery, effective implementation, effective justice delivery and SDG planning, budgeting, coordination and monitoring.
  2. Accelerating Inclusive Growth through strengthening institutional linkages between enterprise and skills-training providers and identifying synergies between national programmes and missions to assist marginalized groups access to sustainable skills, jobs, livelihoods and productive assets.
  3. Energy, environment and resilience with focus on environmental and natural resource management, clean energy and energy conservation, climate change, community resilience, waste management and disaster risk management.

For more information and to apply, visit the UNDP website. Deadline for applications 15th April.