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Consultant for Mid-term Evaluation

Type of role:Advocacy policy and research
Location:Islamabad, Pakistan
Contract type:Consultant Agreement
Contract length:2 months
Part Time:25 hours per week
Application Closing Date:26 Feb 2019
Interview date:5/03/2019
Start date:12/03/2019

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

The mid-term evaluation will cover the work period of June 2017 to March 2019.This mid-term evaluation will focus on this implementation period for all the programmes mentioned above. The midterm evaluations focus on implementation to date and will capture effectively lessons learnt and provide information on the nature, extent and where possible, the potential impact and sustainability of the programmes. The evaluations will assess the programme’ design, scope, implementation status and the capacity to achieve the expected outcomes. They will collate and analyze lessons learnt, challenges faced and best practices obtained during implementation period which will inform the second phase of implementation (April 2019 - March 2020) of the programme. The emphasis on lessons learned speaks to the issue of understanding what has and what has not worked as a guide for future planning. The evaluations will assess the performance of the programme against planned results. They will also assess the preliminary indications of potential impact and sustainability of results including the contribution to capacity development and achievement of sustainable development goals. The findings and recommendations of the evaluations will inform the key stakeholders of this evaluation who are VSO, Youth, Partners, Provincial Government, National Government and Donors.

Skills, qualifications and experience

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge


All of the documents given below must be uploaded within the due date as one file on VSO’s online system:

Technical Proposal (Not more than 8 pages) outlining the proposed design and methodology and the justification for the selected methodology
Financial Budget (1 page) providing a breakdown of time spent on each task, roles and responsibilities per team member
Work Plan with timelines (1 page)

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce.

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

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