Seeks expression of interest from a qualified independent evaluator or evaluation consultant
The International Maritime Organization seeks expression of interest from a qualified independent evaluator or evaluation consultant with experience in impact evaluations preferably related to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
To enhance its role in achieving the MDGs, the IMO Assembly adopted Resolution A.1006(25) “Linkage between the ITCP and the Millennium Development Goals” in which five MDGs (1, 3, 6, 7 and 8) were given a priority alignment for the Organization, namely:
- reduction of poverty and hunger (MDG 1);
- empowerment of women (MDG 3);
- combat HIV/AIDS (MDG 6);
- ensure environment sustainability (MDG 7); and
- developing a global partnership for development (MDG 8).
Please refer to the following documents for the maritime context of the MDGs concerned.
As the MDGs came to an end in 2015 and new “Sustainable Development Goals” (SDGs) are being implemented, lessons learnt from IMO’s response to the MDG initiative may:
- facilitate the Organization’s preparedness to address the challenges and requirements of the new agenda; and
- guide future Secretariat contribution to support Member States in achieving the SDGs.
Thus, the evaluation will focus on the assessment of:
- the Secretariat’s response to the adoption of MDGs and resolution A.1006(25) in terms of changes in programme priorities and deliveries;
- the appropriateness of the Organization’s response to the achievement of associated MDGs;
- main results of the Organization’s contributions to the achievement of associated MDGs;
- partnerships with others to support the achievement of MDGs; and
- main lessons learned in terms of: engagement of Member States and donors; design and implementation of the Secretariat’s contribution; effectiveness and efficiency in contribution, and partnerships and cross-cutting, inter-sectorial work.
The evaluation will rely mostly on data collection methods: document review; stakeholder interviews; and internal and external electronic stakeholder surveys.
The assignment duration is variable, but will generally range on a three to six months contract.
Essential technical skills and experience
- Sound knowledge of evaluation standards, methods and terminology;
- Experience of evaluation of programmes and projects in developing countries and at global level;
- Work experience in or for developing countries; and
- Academic qualifications relevant to the evaluation subject (e.g., social sciences, natural sciences, economics or rural development).
The deadline to submit expressions of interest for this evaluation is by close of business on 20 April 2017.
IMPORTANT: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.