Cambodia: Consultancy: To support monitoring and evaluation planning for Capacity Development Partnership Fund (CDPF) Phase 3, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Organization: UN Children’s Fund
Country: Cambodia
Closing date: 26 Oct 2017

For 70 years, UNICEF has been working on the ground in 190 countries and territories to promote children’s survival, protection and development. The world’s largest provider of vaccines for developing countries, UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, good water and sanitation, quality basic education for all boys and girls, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Purpose of the Assignment

The overall objective of the consultancy is to develop a realistic and achievable M&E plan to enable the impact of investments made through CDPF Phase III to be measured both by UNICEF, as CDPF fund manager, and by relevant areas of the Ministry of Education Youth and Sport (MoEYS), at national and sub-national levels.

Assignment Tasks

  • Identification and confirmation of capacity development performance and impact measures to be used as standard practice by CDPF Phase 3 implementing partners:

  • Work with UNICEF, relevant MoEYS technical departments, sub-national education authorities and other implementing partners, as part of work planning discussions, to identify a suite of realistic and manageable performance and impact measures to be used as standard practice to measure capacity building investments. In so doing, consider any existing MoEYS performance measures, such as individual performance assessments;
  • Develop clear protocols for the use of these performance and impact measures, defining when, where and how they should be used;
  • Identify which measures in particular are to be used to capture organizational and institutional capacity development impact; and which should be used to capture individual capacity development impact.
  • Provide specific recommendations for the use of performance measures tracking impact of capacity building measures relating to gender-equity, including mainstreamed gender equity activities and standalone gender-equity activities relating to technical and organizational leadership.
  • Identify and confirm other M&E measures to be used during CDPF Phase 3 implementation:

  • Identify additional quantitative and/or qualitative M&E measures to assist UNICEF and MoEYS fully measure the performance and impact of capacity development investments. This may include longitudinal studies, case studies and cutting-edge evaluation approaches and methods, among other things.
  • Expected Deliverables

    The expected deliverables follow a timeline that is being proposed by UNICEF, in agreement with other CDPF partners, to prepare a draft M&E Plan for the CDPF Phase 3. The consultant will prepare a short inception report, with a clear articulation of the number of days he/she will commit to achieve deliverables.

  • Deliverable #1 – by 30 November 2017Short inception report (no more than 10 pages) in English that reflects an in-depth desk review of relevant documentation, and proposes a methodology and work plan for proceeding with preparing the draft M&E plan, including necessary in-country consultations with MoEYS and other implementing partners.
  • Deliverable #2 – by 20 December 2017
  • A final draft M&E Plan of no more than 20 pages (excluding annexes), in English, that includes:

  • An executive summary;
  • Proposed approaches for measuring CDPF performance and impact (including indicators, baseline data and methods and reporting); and
  • Conclusions and recommendations; and
  • An M&E matrix, inclusive of target indicators to measure CDPF performance and impact, and suggested reporting templates.
  • Qualifications of Successful Candidate

  • Advanced University degree (Masters) in a relevant field such as monitoring and evaluation, human resource development, education or other related field.
  • At least 15-year experience on monitoring and evaluation, human resource development or other related areas of work.
  • Relevant experience of national, sub-national and school-level capacity development issues relating to the education sector, preferably in Cambodia or in the region.
  • Experience of sectorial planning and reporting arrangements, including working in professional teams and use of results frameworks, logical frameworks and work planning arrangements.
  • Excellent inter-personal, mentoring, facilitation and communication skills.
  • Excellent English language written and spoken skills are required.
  • Able to work to meet deadlines.
  • Computer literacy and presentation skills.
  • To view our competency framework, please click here.

    To review details Terms of Reference for this assignment, please click hereToR _Consultant to support CDPF monitoring and evaluation_9 Oct 2017.pdf

    Please indicate your ability, availability and daily/monthly rate (in US$) to undertake the terms of reference above (including travel and daily subsistence allowance, if applicable). Applications submitted without a daily/monthly rate will not be considered.

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization.

    How to apply:

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