UNICEF
Contractor - Research & Evaluation
Research Analysts, Research Associate, Research Assistant
Delhi
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jul 23 2021

Description

About the Organization:

UNICEF works in Across 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families. Defending children's rights throughout their lives requires a global presence, aiming to produce results and understand their effects. UNICEF believes all children have a right to survive, thrive and fulfil their potential - to the benefit of a better world

Purpose:

The purpose of this consultancy is to provide technical and operational support on both research and evaluations that UNICEF India is undertaking in 2021. The main tasks of the Research & Evaluation Consultant are detailed in Section 5 of these Terms of Reference (ToR).

Objectives:

The objectives of this consultancy are to work toward the following outcomes:

  • Ensure that evaluations, research and studies well-designed and well-planned, and of the highest possible quality to inform decision-making

  • Ensure that research, studies evaluations follow all the policies, processes and guidelines as set out for evidence generation

  • Ensure that findings from research, studies and evaluations are disseminated to the right audience/users through compelling knowledge products

  • Ensure that capacity in monitoring, research and evaluation is built both internally as well as externally, engaging with partners, especially government M&E units

Requirements:

  • A post-graduate university degree in social sciences, with a module completed in research methods

  • Minimum of five (5) years’ relevant work experience, progressively responsible at national and/or international levels in evaluation and research

  • Knowledge of impact evaluations and development evaluations according to United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) norms and standards

  • Strong understanding of OECD-DAC evaluation criteria and UNEG norms and standards for evaluation, including those pertaining to ethics.

  • Strong experience in managing research and evaluations (developing a plan/terms of reference and schedule, assigning tasks, ensuring milestones are met on a timely basis, ensuring project costs are within and approved budget, and ensuring that objectives are adequately addressed)

  • Demonstrated technical expertise in evaluation design (experimental, quasi-experimental designs, and non-experimental designs), quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis methods, and writing-up of results for professional publications.

  • Demonstrated experience in integrating an equity and gender perspective in evaluation design and analysis.

  • Strong understanding of research ethics and be able to ascertain the right application of ethical principles for each evidence activity

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