Vacancy Announcement Details

Seeking an evaluator - Support to the Establishment of the Psychiatric Unit of the Malian Armed Forces

30 Jun 2022


ToR_Support to the Establishment of the Psychiatric Unit of Malian Armed Forces .pdf

The “Support to the Establishment of the Psychiatric Unit of Malian Armed Forces” project (“FAMA”) aims to improve the safety and security of male and female members of Malian armed forces prior, during and after deployment. This will be addressed through tailored trainings for knowledge, skill, and behavioural reinforcement of male and female medical and paramedical personnel; awareness raising of male and female FAMA members on symptoms and consequences of trauma-related disorders; and rehabilitation and new construction of physical infrastructure. In so doing, the project contributes directly to SDG 3 (ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages), SDG 16 (Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels), amongst others.

The purpose of the evaluation is to assess the relevance, coherence, efficiency, effectiveness, likelihood of impact and likelihood of sustainability of the project; to identify any problems or challenges that the project has encountered; to issue recommendations, and to identify lessons to be learned on design, implementation and management. The evaluation’s purpose is thus to provide findings and conclusions to meet accountability requirements, and recommendations and lessons learned to contribute to the project’s improvement and broader organizational learning. The evaluation should not only assess how well the project has performed, but also seek to answer the ‘why ‘question by identifying factors contributing to (or inhibiting) successful delivery of the results. The evaluation is also forward-looking to inform decisions on the design and planning of possible future phases and focus areas.

Required qualifications include:

  • MA degree or equivalent in international relations, peace studies or a related discipline. Knowledge of and experience in needs assessments, training design and delivery, and in areas related to health and peacekeeping.
  • At least 7 years of professional experience conducting evaluation in the field of capacity building. Knowledge of United Nations Norms and Standards for Evaluation.
  • Technical knowledge of the focal area including the evaluation of health and peacekeeping related topics, as well as contemporary developments in multilateral efforts, with preference to candidates with knowledge on trauma-related capacities in broader peace-keeping missions.
  • Field work experience in Africa.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, including experience in a variety of evaluation methods and approaches. Experience in evaluation using Kirkpatrick method is an advantage.
  • Excellent writing skills (report to be drafted in English with executive summary in French).
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Cross-cultural awareness and flexibility.
  • Availability to travel.
  • Fluency in oral and written French and English.

Full details in the TOR. Applications should be submitted to Deadline extended to Friday, 8 July 2022.