Thursday, January 14, 2016

Team Leader - Mid-Term Evaluation of the Project “Supporting Access to Justice in Afghanistan


THE ASSIGNMENT
The incumbent will report to the Director, Research and Learning, and is expected to carry out the following duties in accordance with the Terms of Reference of the Evaluation:
Duty station: Home-based with 15-18 day mission in Afghanistan.
The Team Leader will be expected to carry out the following duties:
Manage the execution of the mid-term evaluation. The incumbent will, inter alia:
  • Conduct an in-depth desk review of: project documents and reports; administrative records related to the various activities; programs’ progress reports; results of pre and post training tests; participants’ evaluation of trainings; other donors’ and stakeholders’ relevant documents; and National Strategic Documents, such as the National Priority Program for Law and Justice for All (National Priority Program 5), the National Justice Sector Strategy and the Law on the Elimination of violence against women (2009) and the Shelter Regulation;
  • Reconstruct the Theory of Change and develop the Evaluation Questions and Indicators;
  • Identify methodological approaches and tools to capture data, in line with the evaluation expected results;
  • Coordinate with the (Junior) Evaluation consultant the data collection, administering it with program stakeholders and beneficiaries including program trainers, trainees, and other stakeholders relevant for the evaluation’s scope;
  • In coordination with the (Junior) Evaluation consultant, set up and conduct key informant interviews and Focus Group discussions (FGDs) with other relevant program stakeholders.
The incumbent will undertake the in-depth analytical work to produce the Inception Note and evaluation report (in all draft and final versions).In particular the incumbent will:
  • Prepare an Inception Note
  • Prepare a draft evaluation report
  • Finalize evaluation report, incorporating feedback from all relevant program stakeholders.
The consultancy is expected to start by the end of January/beginning of February 2016 and shall last for a period of 45 working days (estimated), including one field mission for data collection in Afghanistan.
IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE
Education
  • Advanced university degree in Evaluation, Social Sciences, Political Science, International Development, Law or related field.
Work experience
  • At least 08-10 years of relevant professional experience including a strong track record in Team Leadership for development assistance evaluations;
  • A substantial expert experience in conducting results-oriented evaluations of international development projects and programs and/or of complex/ strategic assessments, focused on capacity-building in the fields of good governance and rule of law;
  • Professional Experience with training design and delivery in the context of internal development cooperation is considered a strong asset;
  • Professional experience with Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework approaches;
  • Professional experience with quality assurance within international development evaluations;
  • Knowledge/ experience in gender justice and/or gender - equality related issues is an asset;
  • Professional Experience from working in fragile and post conflict countries is required.
Languages
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
Specific Technical & Behavioral competencies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation methodology for development assistance projects and programs with specific experience in evaluation methods and tools (theory-of-change based evaluations);
  • Sound knowledge of developing qualitative and quantitative (proxy) indicators;
  • Relevant experience with survey techniques, focus groups and other participatory methods;
  • Strong knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data collection methods;
  • Strong analytical, writing and editing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;
  • Capacity to work in a stressful environment with security restrictions;
  • Cultural and political sensitivity.
COMPENSATION
IDLO offers competitive remuneration for internationally-recruited consultants. For this fixed term consultancy, a daily rate of US$ 600 to US$ 700 will be offered to the deserving candidate and depending on the qualification and experiences. IDLO shall cover all relevant expenses for the field mission including flight, accommodation and meals.
ABOUT IDLO
The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) enables governments and empowers people to reform laws and strengthen institutions to promote peace, justice, sustainable development and economic opportunity. We contribute to creating stable and inclusive societies where every person can live free from fear and want, in dignity and under the rule of law.
To learn more about IDLO, please visit our website www.idlo.int or follow us on Twitter @IDLOnews.
BACKGROUND
The 30-month “Supporting Access to Justice in Afghanistan” (SAJA) Program aims to improve access to justice in four main areas: legal aid, prosecution of crimes of violence against women, the effectiveness of Women’s Protection Centers and public legal awareness. This Program builds on the achievements of previous programs implemented by IDLO in Afghanistan, particularly the INL-funded IDLO National Justice Sector Strategy (NJSS) Program.
Under the IDLO implemented NJSS program, legal aid providers and government institutions identified the need for further capacity building support for legal aid providers, as well as improved coordination among legal aid actors. To address these needs, the SAJA legal aid component seeks to facilitate the creation of a network of legal aid NGOs and to provide technical assistance to improve legal aid skills and services.
Building on the work of previous IDLO programs, the SAJA gender justice components focus on supporting and strengthening the capacity of both the Elimination of Violence against Women (EVAW) units, established within the Attorney General’s Office, and Women’s Protection Centers (WPCs). In collaboration with these gender justice partners, the IDLO SAJA team works to build their technical and management capacity to improve the quality of care and services received by women and children seeking support.
In the 2011 National Legal Awareness Strategy of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) noted that most Afghans have insufficient knowledge of legal issues and have not benefited from their rights guaranteed by the Constitution. For this reason, the final SAJA component addresses public legal awareness, as it is necessary to strengthen justice services and to increase citizen’s awareness of their rights and how to access to justice.

HOW TO APPLY:
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply via our website www.idlo.int/jobs and submit updated Resume or IDLO personal history form (PHF) and a cover letter.
IDLO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in all areas of its operations. We welcome and encourage diverse applications.
Due to urgent needs, applications will be screened on regular basis and the eligible candidate might be recruited before the deadline.

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