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Call for Evaluation Consultancy (3 Young and emerging evaluators): UNFPA Lesotho 7th Country Programme (2019-2023)


The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Its mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. Within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), UNFPA is working towards three transformative results: (i) zero preventable maternal deaths; (ii) zero unmet need for family planning; and (iii) zero gender-based violence and harmful practices, including female genital mutilation and child, early and forced marriage.


The UNFPA Lesotho Country Office (CO) is currently implementing the 7th Country Programme (CP) 20192023 with the Government of Lesotho and other partners. The goal of the CP is to achieve universal access to sexual and reproductive health, realize reproductive rights and reduce maternal mortality, to improve the lives of women, adolescents and youth. In pursuit of this goal, the UNFPA Lesotho CO seeks to achieve results in the following thematic areas of programming under the CP:  Sexual and reproductive health and rights; adolescents and youth; gender equality and women’s empowerment; and population dynamics.

 Purpose, objectives and scope:

In line with the 2019 UNFPA Evaluation Policy, the UNFPA Lesotho CO is planning to conduct an evaluation of its 7th CP (2019-2023). The purpose of the Country Programme Evaluation (CPE) is to strengthen accountability to stakeholders, support evidence-based decision-making, and improve learning. The overall objective of the CPE is to provide an independent assessment of the relevance and performance of the CP and to broaden the evidence base for the design of the next programme cycle. 

 The evaluation will cover all interventions in the 4 thematic areas of the CP, which have been implemented across Lesotho during the programmer’s period. The thematic areas Sexual and reproductive health and rights; adolescents and youth; gender equality and women’s empowerment; and population dynamics. In addition, the evaluation will also cover cross-cutting issues, such as cross-cutting issues: human rights, gender equality and disability, and transversal functions, such as coordination, monitoring and evaluation, innovation, resource mobilization and strategic partnerships.

 Young and emerging evaluator

The young and emerging evaluator must be under 35 years of age and her/his competencies, skills and experience should include:

  • Master’s degree in public health, demography or population studies, social sciences, statistics, development studies or a related field.
  • Certificate in evaluation or equivalent qualification.
  • Up to five years of work experience in conducting evaluation or M&E in the field of international development.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team.
  • Strong organizational skills, communication skills and writing skills.
  • Good command of information and communication technology and data visualization tools.
  • Good knowledge of the mandate and activities of UNFPA or other United Nations organizations will be an advantage.
  • Fluent in written and spoken select one of the three languages of UNFPA: English and Sesotho 

 The evaluation team will conduct the CPE under the supervision of the evaluation manager in the UNFPA Lesotho CO from June 2022 to October 2022.

 In their application, the candidates must clearly indicate the thematic area(s) for which they demonstrate the requested expertise. Based on their qualifications, experience and skills, the candidates may propose to cover more than one thematic area.

 How to apply:

Interested individuals with the required qualifications and experience should submit their application to , with the subject line “Application for CPE consultancy”. The subject line should also clearly indicate the role (young and emerging evaluator) for which they would like to be considered. They must also indicate the area(s) of thematic expertise of the CP they can cover (e.g. sexual and reproductive health and rights; adolescents and youth; gender equality and women’s empowerment; or population dynamics). 

 The application should include:

  • A cover letter, indicating the candidate’s motivation for this consultancy as well as relevant expertise and experience.
  • An updated copy of the curriculum vitae (CV) and a duly completed P11 UN Personal History Form. ● Names and contact information of three references.
  • A recent evaluation report or other type of writing sample in English (from a similar assignment) drafted by the candidate.
  • Availability and expected daily rate for consultancy services.

 The closing date for the submission of applications is 13th May 2022 at 12pm (GMT+2)