National Evaluation Consultant

  • Contractor
  • South Sudan
  • TBD USD / Year

United Nations

South Sudan

The Inspection and Evaluation Division (IED) at the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) seeks to establish a qualified pool of National Evaluation Consultants who can deliver professional services on a short-term basis for independent evaluations carried out by OIOS-IED as Individual Consultants. It is thus seeking expressions of Interest (EoI) from qualified junior to mid-level evaluation national consultants based in South Sudan with experience in thematic, programme, and/or outcome evaluations with a focus on the protection of civilians, human rights investigations, humanitarian assistance, and/or support to a peace process.

In the first phase, all applications meeting the minimum qualification requirements (pass/fail) are screened for inclusion in a long-list roster. The screening process will occur on a rolling basis to expand the roster accordingly.

In the second phase, OIOS-IED will prepare specific Terms of Reference (ToR), including the level, type, and areas of expertise required to fulfill an assignment. Candidates accepted in the long-list roster who meet the qualifications, experience, and skills for a specific ToR assignment will be shortlisted and contacted for an interview.

OIOS-IED daily fees for junior to mid-level evaluation consultants range from 180 USD to 400 USD per day (rates will be determined based on candidate skills and experience and the complexity of the assignment).

Consultant(s) should be able and willing to travel around South Sudan, including rural areas. OIOS-IED will bear the travel and living costs.

Submissions of expression of interest for the national evaluation consultant roster are considered as they come in. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible. The EOI advertisement will run until 30 September 2024.

IMPORTANT: Only candidates rostered will be contacted by OIOS-IED.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. At least 2-5 years of relevant professional experience in programme evaluation and/or research on South Sudan.
  2. Sound knowledge of evaluation standards, processes, methods (i.e., mixed methods, theory-based and non-theory-based evaluations, formative, summative or real-time evaluations) and terminology.
  3. Proficiency with data collection, quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques, and methods.
  4. Experience working or researching in conflict or post-conflict settings.
  5. Experience in remote data collection and/or fieldwork.
  6. Full proficiency in English (oral and written) and Juba Arabic. The ability to converse in additional South Sudanese languages is desirable.
  7. Familiarity with the UN peacekeeping operations, protection of civilians, human rights investigations, humanitarian assistance, and/or support to a peace process is highly desirable.

How to apply

Candidates must submit their EoI by email to [email protected], indicating in the subject line: EOI-SSUDAN and attaching the following information:

  1. UN Personal History Profile (PHP) form (or;

  2. CV in English;

  3. A 1-page cover letter detailing how past experiences are of direct relevance to the work of OIOS-IED, including:

    • Relevant examples of evaluations conducted with an indication of the candidate’s specific role in each evaluation (i.e., team lead, expert specialist, consultant) and length of experience in each role. Please also specify the type of evaluation/s conducted and specific field of work (i.e., in peacekeeping operations, humanitarian evaluations, evaluability assessments; local population surveys, qualitative data collection and analysis; cross-cutting issues such as gender, human rights, environment, or persons with disabilities; etc.);
    • Familiarity with localities in South Sudan (specify);
    • Familiarity with local languages in South Sudan (specify).
  4. A work sample (in English).

    A complete application package includes items 1-4 above. Failure to attach one item will result in automatic disqualification. Consultants should not have conflicts of interest, including holding concurrent consulting positions with UNMISS and OIOS.

Deadline: 30-Sep-24