The GEF Independent Evaluation Office is seeking to hire a Short-Term Consultant for the stock-taking exercise on approaches of UN agencies to monitoring and evaluation of policy influence interventions.
Purpose and scope of the stocktaking study
The study has a threefold purpose of: i) taking stock of different definitions/understandings of policy support and types of policy influence interventions within the UN system in order to find a common ground; ii) reviewing existing frameworks, tools and methods for monitoring and evaluating these interventions across the UN system; iii) identifying good practices, relevant methods and areas to improve the UN system’s approach to monitoring and evaluating policy influence interventions, thus contributing to strengthening the UN system's policy support to Member States.
Within this purpose, the study will examine a sample of guidelines and evaluation-related documents produced by UNEG member agencies during the period January 2016 – July 2021; i.e. from the advent of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to date. The main focus will be on interventions in the top two quadrants of Figure 1 (advising and advocacy).
The final report will highlight existing good practices, gaps, and entry points for improving monitoring and evaluation of policy influence interventions in view of the emerging demand triggered by the Sustainable Development Goals and the UN Reform.
Deadline to apply is 16 August 2021.