The United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) hereby invites qualified companies/individuals to submit proposals to conduct an external evaluation of the project Flagships Initiatives under the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme.
The time schedule for the evaluation is planned between October 2017 and April 2018. The lead evaluator should possess the following profile:
No previous involvement in the implementation of any of the IHP Flagship activities;
At least 10 years of professional experience in programme and policy evaluation (preferably within the context of developing countries and with a focus on water or a natural science);
Advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in the natural or water-related sciences, or advanced degree in another field but with extensive professional experience in water-related research and policy initiatives;
Preferred current or past (long-term) affiliation with an academic institution (fellow, staff, emeritus);
Experience in incorporating gender perspectives in evaluation;
Excellent oral communication and report writing skills in English.
Knowledge of the UN system, UNESCO and other international organizations;
Previous evaluation assignments for a United Nations body;
Experience in policy and programme evaluation in the context of international development;
Experience in the evaluation of policy-oriented research programmes;
Knowledge of international debates on water and sustainable development;
Additional UN languages, especially French or Spanish.
Please refer to attached procurement notice