Deadline: 19 November 2016
UNICEF’s Evaluation Office (EO) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from qualified institutions (consultancy firms, universities, etc.) for the provision of services to complete an independent global thematic evaluation of UNICEF’s strategies and programme performance with regard to strengthening child protection systems.
Child protection systems seek to address the full spectrum of risk factors in the lives of all children and their families.
The evaluation will assess UNICEF’s contributions to child protection systems strengthening at global, regional and country-levels.
The objectives of this evaluation include:
- Assess the appropriateness of UNICEF’s corporate strategies and strategic plan results/targets for strengthening national child protection systems.
- Examine the relevance and appropriateness of child protection system strengthening approaches that have been applied in various regions taking account of the range of country contexts (including middle income countries, fragile states) where UNICEF operates.
- Assess the performance of UNICEF country programmes — using the evaluation criteria of effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability — in strengthening national and decentralized child protection systems in selected contexts.
- Assess UNICEF’s leadership, guidance and technical support at all levels of the organization as well as the adequacy of UNICEF staffing/institutional capacity to respond to the lead role the organization is expected to play for developing and strengthening national child protection systems.
- Provide forward looking lessons, conclusions and recommendations for strengthening UNICEF’s leadership and advocacy, organizational policies and strategies, country programme response and partnerships for strengthening child protection systems.
Qualified institutions (consultancy firms, universities, etc.) that have the capabilities to meet the following requirements, and are available for the evaluation period indicated, are invited to submit an EOI:
- It is envisaged that the evaluation be carried out by a team of 5 to 6 consultants (team leader, 2-3 technical experts and 2 analysts). Team members should have complementary expertise in the areas of evaluation and child protection (or related fields).
- At least one of the evaluators must have a strong systems background (relating to systems with considerable human components A possible division of labour is outlined below:
How to Apply
Interested institutions are encouraged to complete and submit the attached EOI form via email.
For more information, please visit Strengthening Child Protection Systems.