Senior Evaluation Expert – Evaluation of IDLO Gender Strategy 2015-2018

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Full Time Contract





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The Hague



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.

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IDLO developed a Gender Strategy 2015-2016 in-line with its Strategic Plan 2013-2016, recognizing that strengthened integration of gender into IDLO’s rule of law work is essential for fulfilling its mission and strategic aims. Towards the end of 2017 this strategy has been extended and updated as IDLO Gender Strategy 2015-2018. The IDLO Gender Strategy 2015-2018 generally aligns with IDLO’s new Strategic Map/Results Framework 2017-2020 which, as the previous Strategic Plan 2013-2016, addresses gender equality substantially. The IDLO Gender Strategy 2015-2018 focuses predominantly on women and girls. However, the overall approach, analysis, and formulation of solutions is one that considers the gender equality of all – women, girls, men, boys, and other gender identities. Key building blocks of IDLO’s approach towards gender are women’s empowerment and the achievement of fair justice outcomes for women and girls. It is informed by international recognized human rights standards and global commitments on gender equality. It uses a two-pronged approach – gender mainstreaming and stand-alone gender initiatives.


1. The Senior Evaluation Expert will report to the Evaluation Unit and Director of Research and Learning under a day-to-day supervision of the Evaluation Manager and will be expected to carry out the following key duties in line with the detailed evaluation Terms of Reference (link):

• Conduct an in-depth desk review of relevant strategies, policies, researches, program and project documents; • Reconstruct the Gender Strategy’s Theory of Change and develop the Evaluation Questions and Indicators;

• Identify methodological approaches and tools to capture data (e.g. interviews and focus group discussions), in line with the expected evaluation results;

• Organize and collect data from beneficiaries, stakeholders, and staff members relevant for the evaluation’s scope. This includes setting up and conducting relevant key informant interviews and focus group discussions (FGDs).

2. The incumbent will undertake the in-depth analytical work to produce Inception Note and Evaluation Report in all draft and final versions. In particular, the incumbent will prepare the following deliverables:

• An Inception Note (presenting the situational analysis, the evaluation design and the list of key informants in the field)

• A draft Evaluation Report (presenting the evaluation findings, conclusions/lessons learned and recommendations where the “causal link” is strictly observed)

• Finalize Evaluation Report, incorporating feedback from all relevant project stakeholders.

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The consultancy is expected to start in April 2018 and end in September 2018. The draft evaluation report is tentatively expected by beginning of July 2018. An indicative amount of work days corresponding to this assignment is 50. This includes possible travel for data collection to the IDLO offices in Rome and The Hague. This is a results-based assignment where payments are made upon satisfactory production of evaluation deliverables. 

Level of Language Proficiency



• Advanced university degree in the relevant field (e.g. social sciences, gender studies, international relations, etc.) Languages

• Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Work experience

• Over 12 years of relevant professional experience including substantial experience in conducting results-oriented strategy-level evaluations within the international development cooperation arena, focused on capacity-building in the fields of good governance and rule of law;

• Professional experience with project cycle management, OECD DAC evaluation framework, Theory of Change-based evaluations, logical framework approaches and with quality assurance within international development evaluations;

• Experience of working in fragile and post conflict countries is required;

Technical competencies

• Demonstrable track record in conducting gender-responsive evaluation and gender analysis at strategic and programmatic levels in line with good international practice as defined by key donors (e.g. EC, UN-Women and other UN agencies, USAID, Sida, etc.) and renowned international NGOs;

• Sound knowledge of the OECD DAC evaluation standards and criteria;

• 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.

Behavioral competencies

• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team;

• Capacity to work in a stressful environment with security restrictions;

• Capacity to work in a multicultural environment;

• Cultural and political sensitivity.

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply


All interested applicants are encouraged to apply via our website and submit an 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.