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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! 

Click here to view the article.

AEA Virtual Conference Experience - October 24-29, 2016

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Back by popular demand, AEA is bringing Evaluation 2016 to your computer or electronic device. With more than 800 participants in 2015, the virtual component of Evaluation 2016 allows evaluators who are unable to join us in Atlanta to experience the education and networking opportunities of the live event. Registration is free and provides you access to more than 20 Evaluation 2016 sessions, including Presidential Strand presentations and all plenary presentations focused on Evaluation + Design.

To participate in the Evaluation 2016 Virtual Conference, visit the virtual conference website and create an account. This account will be separate from your AEA account. Once your account is created you will receive a confirmation email which grants you access to the virtual conference.

If you have any questions about the virtual conference, please contact AEA at info@eval.org or 
202.367.1166.

Learn how to evaluate the SDGs to ensure no one is left behind!

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This guidance aims to support national evaluation systems in integrating equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluation to inform national reviews of SDGs.

It proposes a step by step framework for country led evaluations that are equity-focused and gender-responsive, as well as a strategy to integrate equity-focused and gender-responsive evaluations into national SDG reviews.

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Senior Evaluation Officer - The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD

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The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD is currently recruiting for the following position:

Senior Evaluation Officer– P4 – Deadline: 10 November 2016
Duty Station:
Rome

The Senior Evaluation Officer substantively contributes to IOE evaluation management activities with a view to ensuring adherence to IOE evaluation policy, quality standards and evaluation manual.  Major activities include but are not limited to:
a.Substantively contributing to the preparation of IOE’s Annual Work Programme, the conduct of internal peer reviews and the periodical review of IFAD’s evaluation methodology and processes;
b.Contributing to the development of evaluation methodology; and
c.Leading, training and motivating international/national experts in the conduct of project evaluation.

For more information, please see the vacancy announcement.

“Parliamentarians for Evaluation” Campaign

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“Parliamentarians for Evaluation” Campaign
Parliamentarians EvalStories to Promote Demand and Use of Evaluation

Link to the videos

Please watch the twenty-first video of the GPFE’s Parliamentarian for Evaluation campaign promoting the use and demand of evaluation work from the perspective of parliamentarians around the world. This video is from Hon. Evelyn Mpagi-Kaabule, Parliamentarian from Uganda, who has been interviewed by the African Parliamentarians’ Network on Development Evaluation (APNODE) amongst 18 other African Parliamentarians with the support of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), the Zimbabwe Evaluation Association (ZEA) and Reprostudio.

Let’s watch here what Hon. Evelyn Mpagi-Kaabule wants to share with the global evaluation community.

In parallel to the release of this video, we specially invite Voluntary Organizations for Professional Evaluation (VOPEs) and evaluation professionals to engage parliamentarians in the campaign. Please contact Jérôme Gandin, Campaign Manager jeromegandin@yahoo.it for personalized invitations to parliamentarians and the campaign team for further support. For further information about the GPFE, please contact Ada Ocampo, aocampo@unicef.org or Asela Kalugampitiya aselakalugampitiya@yahoo.ie.

If you are interested to join hands with EvalPartners initiative to promote enabling environment for evaluation in line with the Global Evaluation Agenda 2016-2020, please write to Asela Kalugampitiya at aselakalugampitiya@yahoo.ie

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