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Webinar - How IFAD promotes learning among development partners in the field

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As a follow-up to the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) study on "Evaluation Use in the UN System", the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD (IOE) would like to invite you to a webinar discussion on:

How IFAD promotes learning among development partners in the field

Tuesday,15 November, 2016
3:30 pm (CET)

 

Key message 6 from the study addresses an important fact: No development organization operates in isolation. Whether it be government counterparts, partner UN agencies or national development stakeholders, there is a broad audience for evaluation products, their findings and their recommendations. It is in this spirit that in 1994 the Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD launched the practice of hosting a national workshop learning event as a final step in the country programme evaluation process, bringing together participants from the national government, national development organizations and IFAD.

UNICEF Evaluation Director Vacancy

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Director, D-2, Evaluation Office, New York, USA

Job Number: 501108 | Vacancy Link
Location: Evaluation Office, New York
Work Type : Fixed Term Staff
 

If you are a committed, creative professional and are passionate about making a lasting difference for children, the world's leading children's rights organization would like to hear from you.

UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children everywhere. UNICEF is funded entirely by voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.

Rwanda Monitoring and Evaluation Society is Born!

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4 November 2016, goes down in the History of the Evaluation Profession in Rwanda as the day that gave birth to the Rwanda Monitoring and Evaluation Society. I am happy to have witnessed this great milestone in Africa’s Evaluation History as it unfolded at the Lemigo Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda. The process that finally culminated into the official launch of the Society traces its origins to the International Programme for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) through the inspiration of Dr. Linda Morra-Imas and Dr. Ray Rist. These two Evaluation greats conducted a mini-IPDET to a cross-section of Evaluation professionals in Rwanda a few years back.

Senior Economist Position - Asian Development Bank

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The Development Effectiveness Team of ADB's Private Sector Operations Department is currently looking for a Senior Economist

Job Purpose

Lead and provide guidance to ensure economic soundness of private sector operations. Assist in providing quality assurance with respect to the identification, measuring and monitoring of development effectiveness of Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) transactions. Provide support to PSOD project divisions in economic evaluation of projects. Represents PSOD, as appropriate, in consultations with other departments and with other multilateral development banks (MDBs) on development effectiveness. Work within general policies, principles and goals, working directly with clients.

Closing Date Friday, November 4, 2016 11:59 p.m. (2359 Manila Time, 0800 GMT)

Expression of Interest (EOI) for Strengthening Child Protection Systems - A Comprehensive evaluation of UNICEF’s strategies and programme performance

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Date of the EOI: 28 October 2016  

Closing Date of the EOI: 19 November 2016

Email EOI to: evalofficeapplications@unicef.org

 

PURPOSE OF EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI)

UNICEF’s Evaluation Office (EO) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualified institutions (consultancy firms, universities, etc.) for the provision of services to complete an independent global thematic evaluation of UNICEF’s strategies and programme performance with regard to strengthening child protection systems.

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UNEG webinar: Communications and Evaluation Use, 8 November, 2016

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How can communications improve engagement with evaluation users, and eventually increase evaluation use?

How can evaluators improve communications to increase evaluation use?

You are cordially invited to attend a UNEG webinar on “Communications and Evaluation Use”. This webinar is organized by UNEG working groups under Strategic Objective Two for Use of Evaluation.

When: Tuesday, 8 November, from 9:30 to 10:30 am (New York time).
How to join: Please click to join the webinar in due course. You will also find dial-in options there by clicking "more information".

Roster of Evaluation Consultants - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

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WFP Office of Evaluation is seeking evaluation consultants in order to expand its pool of evaluation professionals from around the world and increase the level and quality of services provided to decentralized evaluations.

In order to commission independent evaluations, WFP Office of Evaluation hires either firms or individuals. This vacancy helps to identify individuals. Therefore, candidates who apply to this roster, must not be affiliated to a firm or organization.

Successful applicants will remain in the roster for 12 months, and can be considered for individual consultancy contracts as Junior Evaluators, Evaluators, Intermediate Evaluators, Senior Evaluators or Team Leaders in Country Offices or Regional Bureaux.

How to apply: Interest candidates should submit CV and apply to the vacancy published here.

Please submit all of the information required by November 30th 2016. The vacancy will be open for one month.

For details on this assignment, please refer to the above link.

Call for expressions of interest: Broadcast Study - UN Department of Public Information

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The UN Department of Public Information is looking for a consultant with broadcast experience for a short-term assignment. The deadline for expressions of interest has been extended to 4 November 2016.
Interested candidates should send the following:

1. A description of how their skills, qualifications and experience are relevant to the requirements of this assignment
2. A list of previous evaluations that are relevant to the context and subject matter of this assignment.
3. A copy of the candidate’s curriculum vitae.
4. The names of two referees who are able to be contacted.

Please send expressions of interest via email to waruru@un.org by 4 November 2016.

Click here to view more information.

EVALSDGs fourth Briefing Paper now available!

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The EvalSDGs Network is delighted to share with you its fourth Briefing Paper on Evaluation of the SDGS.

The title of this fourth Briefing paper is: Realising the SDGs by reflecting on the way(s) we reason, plan and act: the importance of evaluative thinking – October 2016.  This issue highlights the importance of evaluative thinking. The Briefing  describes what is evaluative thinking and explains how evaluative thinking it is intimately connected to adaptive management.

As you are aware, the EvalSDGs Network has partnered with the International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) to produce a series of Briefing Papers on Evaluation of the SDGs. 

To read previous issues, you may wish to visit the EVALSDGs - IIED Briefing Papers’ webpage:

http://www.iied.org/effective-evaluation-for-sustainable-development-goals  or the UNICEF page dedicated to EVALSDGs :  http://www.unicef.org/evaluation/index_89750.html

Donna Mertens and Transformative Mixed Methods: More justice-oriented methods are needed!

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In  2016, Donna Mertens, well-known for mixed methods in research and diverse participatory and inclusive approaches to evaluation, conducted a course on Transformative Evaluation for professionals from Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, and Paraguay in Santiago, Chile. Fabiola Amariles shares what she learned in her blog- Donna Mertens and Transformative Mixed Methods: More justice-oriented methods are needed! 

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