National Consultant

Master's Degree   Afghanistan, Kabul Full Time 2433
Date Posted:Jul 9, 2017
Closing Date:Jul 14, 2017
Work Type:Full Time
Number of Vacancies:1
Functional Area:Programme
Salary Range:Salary is negotiable
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Extension Possibility:Yes
Contract Type:Consultant
Probation Period:Unspecified
Required Languages:90

About UNIDO:


United Nations Industrial Development Organization

Job Summary:

The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) in collaboration with the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) formulated the Afghanistan UNDAF 2015-2019 which outlines the combined United Nations planned support to achieving national priorities. The UNDAF has five priority outcomes that intend to contribute to national priorities over a medium- to longer-term perspective: (1) equitable economic development with reduced dependence on the illicit economy; (2) provision of quality and sustainable basic social services on an equitable basis; (3) securing social equity and investing in human capital especially for women, youth and vulnerable minorities; (4) justice and accessible rule of law for all; and (5) inclusive and accountable governance.
The UNDAF is approaching its midterm point of review which requires joint assessment by the UN and national counterparts on how the UNDAF is currently contributing to the national priorities of the country and consider questions of efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, relevance and coherence of the various UN interventions, in light of the broader context of the country.

The National Consultant will closely work with the MTR review team and the UNCT team in the process of UNDAF MTR review. He/she will also make sure that the ISID related goals are integrated into the MTR review document and ensure UNIDO’s goals and activities cohesion with the MTR report. Based on the MTR overall review and outputs, contribute to inputs for UNIDO Afghanistan’s Country Program in better alignment with UNDAF and the SDG’s.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide UNIDO related inputs to the assessment of the achievements and progress made against planned results, as well as assess challenges, opportunities and lessons learnt over the past two and a half years of the UNDAF.

Review and provide recommendations to realign UNIDO’s work to the new government priorities i.e. (NPPs, ANPDF, TMAF, SDGs, Citizens Charter, migration, etc).

Reviewing, commenting and providing substantive input to the UNDAF MTR report throughout their development and finalization.

Maintaining communication with the UN Resident Coordinator office, UN Country Team as well as with government national focal point for UNDAF, UNIDO on-going projects, and UN agencies involved in the UNDAF.

Job Requirement:

Academic Qualification
Master’s Degree in Economics, Business Administration, Development Studies or a field relevant to international development assistance.

Work Experience

Minimum 5-7 years relevant experience

Proven recent experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies required preferably in a UN context

Experience in undertaking Mid-Term Reviews for UN will be preferable

Proven experience in conducting Evaluations as well as OECD/DAC evaluation principles

Strong analytical capacities (quantitative and qualitative) and strong ability to communicate and summarize this analysis in writing

Strong writing skills in English

Job Location:

Afghanistan, Kabul
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