National Consultant Gender Expert to conduct UNFPA Midterm Review of Ninth Country Programme
Purpose of consultancy:
The overall objective of the Mid-Term Review is to assess the achievements of the CPD9 in terms of its sustainability, effectiveness, efficiency, and its relevance to the dynamic context of Pakistan as well as its alignment to UNFPA Strategic Plan and SDGs.
The specific objectives are:
1. Strategically assess the achievements of CPD9 towards its commitments listed under the results & resources frameworks, challenges to achieving these commitments, capacity and structure of the CO to deliver the planned results. The Review will also address the effectiveness of resource mobilization as well as the partnerships to position UNFPA Pakistan within the development context of the country.
2. Assess the relevance of the programme to the national needs and demands especially in the area of Sexual & Reproductive health, Adolescents & Youth, Gender Equality and Population Dynamics, CPD alignment towards UNFPA 2030 transformative results, ICPD and SDGs.
3. An analysis of how UNFPA has positioned itself within the development community and national partners with a view to adding value to the country development results, enabling evidence-based policy improvement for sexual & reproductive health & rights, youth sexual reproductive health, gender quality and population and development;
4. Provide strategic and actionable recommendations to adjust the focus and direction of CPD9 to deliver its results commitments, and align with national priorities, UNSDF, UNFPA Strategic Plan (2018-2021), ICPD Programme of Action, and the SDGs.
5. Based on the above, identify the priority actions and milestones for improved programme implementation.
Scope of work:
(Description of services, activities, or outputs)
The Review will cover the time period from the beginning of the ninth programme cycle to date (2018-2020) and will include all initiatives under CPD9 (funded by regular resources and other resources, and those implemented by Implementing Partners and UNFPA). The review will cover all four provinces as well as the interventions at the federal level.
The Midterm Review shall systematically use the four OECD –Development Assistance Committee (DAC) criteria: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability, coordination as well as added value with the UNCT, a criterion specific to UNFPA.
The criterion of relevance brings into focus the correspondence between the objectives and support strategies of the CP, on the one hand, and population needs, government priorities, and UNFPA global policies and strategies on the other. In particular, it will look into the extent to which the objectives of the UNFPA CP correspond to population needs at country level and were aligned throughout the programme period with government priorities, with strategies of UNFPA and UNDAF.
Assessing the effectiveness, the extent to which CP outputs have been achieved, and the extent to which these outputs have contributed to the achievement of the CP outcomes, will require a comparison of the intended goals, outcomes and outputs with the actual achievement of terms of results.
The efficiency criterion-the extent to which CP outputs and outcomes have been achieved with the appropriate amount of resources and captures how resources such as funds, expertise, time and etc, have been used by the CO and converted into the results along the results chain.
The sustainability is related to the likelihood that benefits from the CP continue after UNFPA funding is terminated and the corresponding interventions are closed. Therefore, the sustainability criterion - the continuation of benefits from a UNFPA - financed intervention after its termination, will assess the overall resilience of benefits to risks that could affect their continuation.
The added value is related to the main UNFPA’s added value and comparative advantage in the country context as perceived by national stakeholders will also be assessed.
The Reviewer (Gender) will be responsible for:
▪ Covering the Gender component of the MTR, focusing on gender quality and women’s empowerment, with linkages to gender-based violence and domestic violence;
▪ Developing the Gender and Population & Development part of the design report including the review matrix;
▪ Collecting information, conducting desk reviews of relevant documents and interviews with key stakeholders in the respective area;
▪ Draft the Gender part (Gender equality and Gender Based Violence) and Population & Development part and provide inputs on related sections of the 1st and 2nd drafts and the final review report that meets all of UNFPA’s quality standards;
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Deputy Representative in close coordination with Programme Analyst M & E
Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements
▪ Master’s Degree in social sciences, including population and gender studies, and other relevant fields;
▪ At least 7-10 years of experience in conducting complex reviews, evaluations, especially in the field of development aid for UN agencies and/or other international organizations evaluations;
▪ Specialization and/or significant experience in gender, especially in Gender-Based Violence;
▪ Familiarity with UN and/or UNFPA mandate and activities;
▪ Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural team;
▪ Excellent analytical, communication and writing skills;
▪ Fluency in English is required.