New Training Programs from Versed Professional Services

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Project Design, Proposal Writing and Fundraising Training

12 - 16 December 2016

The training is expected to help participants understand the need for projects in development, appreciate the phases in project management, develop a practical project idea and write comprehensive project proposal. It will also equip participants to come up with possible project funding sources, liaise with stakeholders in project idea initiation and develop fundraising initiatives.

Early Childhood Evaluation Consultant

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UNICEF Evaluation Office (New York) plans to contract with an experienced early childhood evaluation consultant to conduct a formative evaluation on UNICEF’s approach to supporting inclusive and equitable play and development opportunities for children ages 3 to 5 through the use of the Early Childhood Development Kit.

Training on Effective Monitoring & Evaluation for Public and Donor-Funded programmes

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Date: 5/12/2016 - 16/12/2016



This training introduces key principles and practices in the management, monitoring and evaluation of international development projects, and equips participants with project management, Monitoring and Evaluation skills. The training blends planning and management principles with skill-development related to data collection and analysis.


Request for Proposals: Evaluation of UNESCO's work in Capacity Building in the Basic Sciences and Engineering

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Registration level: None

Title: Evaluation of UNESCO’s work in Capacity Building in the Basic Sciences and Engineering (BSE)

UN organization: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Reference: RFP/IOS/EVS/SCCapBuilding/11/2016

Published: 18-Nov-2016

Deadline: 12-Dec-2016 23:59

Time zone: (GMT 1.00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris Description

Evaluation Capacity Building in the EU: Counterfactual and Theory Based Approaches for Evaluating Impact

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Evaluation Capacity Building in the EU: Counterfactual and Theory Based Approaches for Evaluating Impact

The European Institute of Public Administration in Barcelona is organizing an international impact and policy evaluation management seminar. Tailor-made for civil servants and actors from the private sector, this seminar aims not to train participants as evaluators, but to put them in a position to manage evaluations and understand the basics of certain evaluation tools and approaches so they can competently interact with evaluators and assess the quality of their work. Managing authorities, in the process of implementing their evaluation plans for the 2014-2020 period, will also benefit from this training.

This evaluation seminar offers:

  • A combination of lectures and workshops from expert evaluators and evaluation managers
  • A deeper understanding of two families of evaluation approaches and the design and monitoring of evaluations
  • A chance to submit examples of specific evaluation objectives to our experts, who will coach participants on their real cases.
  • An exchange of knowledge, practices and experience with impact evaluation


General information:


13 and 14 December 2016

Event City: Barcelona

Event Cost: Paid

Event Type: Training

Registration deadline: 29 December 2016


Please visit this page for more information.

We hope to see you in Barcelona this December!


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As we build towards The Breaking Barriers in Participation and Inclusion in Peacebuilding Evaluation Conference in South Africa, join DME for Peace tomorrow Thursday, November 17th at 10:00am EST as Mark Abrahams, Founding Member of the South African Monitoring & Evaluation Association and Editor-in-Chief of the African Evaluation Journal, hosts the M&E Thursday Talk series to lead a discussion on "The roles and function of VOPEs in promoting democratic practices and accountability: The case of SAMEA."


This discussion will focus on the South African Monitoring and Evaluation Association (SAMEA) as a Volunteer Organization for Professional Evaluation and reflects briefly on its creation, the steady growth over the years and the significant challenges it faced both internally and externally. As a function of deepening and strengthening democracy, transparency and ensuring that it remains relevant, SAMEA must also attend to the existing gaps in the evaluation skills set(s) or competencies of its members. What is often under-represented in formal accredited courses, short courses and a significant number of M&E professional development initiatives - is the focus on the interpersonal domain that addresses human relations and social interactions that ground evaluator effectiveness.

We hope that you will be able to join us for a riveting discussion!

Independent Midterm Evaluation | Road to Jobs: Bringing decent work to rural households of the Northern Provinces in Afghanistan

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Location: Afghanistan
Application deadline: 24 November 2016
Type of contract: External Collaboration Contract
Post Level: International Consultant
Languages required: Proficiency in written and spoken English
Expected duration: 30 working days (between 15 December 2016 and 31 March 2017) with field work during Jan 22 January to Feb 2 2016.

Road to Jobs: Bringing decent work to rural households of the Northern Provinces in Afghanistan Project. The Project is funded by SIDA-UNOPS and is implemented by ILO Kabul. This three year Project started its implementation starting mid-2015 and will end in mid-2018. Road to Jobs (R2J) project aims at these constraints more systematically to get at the ‘root causes’ for the underperformance of selected value chain sectors, and in doing so to encourage local ownership of change and sustainable impact.

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.



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