Parent Sector : Culture Sector (CLT)

Duty Station: Paris

Job Family: Culture

Type of contract : Non Staff

Duration of contract : From 1 to 6 months

Recruitment open to : External candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 17-OCT-2020

UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, ProfessionalismOVERVIEW OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THE POST

UNESCO is seeking a consultant to conduct an external evaluation of project entitled UNESCO|Sabrina Ho initiative “You Are Next: empowering creative women”. 

The evaluator(s) will be responsible for evaluating the results (i.e. outputs, outcomes and to the extent possible the impact) of the project. The evaluation is to be on the basis of review and analysis of various reports, interviews with project stakeholders (both beneficiaries and partners), experts, direct beneficiaries of the capacity-building activities, programme specialists involved, as well as review of documents and materials produced throughout the project.


The UNESCO|Sabrina Ho initiative “You Are Next: empowering creative women” was designed to address gender equality within the digital creative industries. It is a new initiative that addresses the different needs, aspirations, capacities and contributions of young women working in the digital creative industries in developing countries.  

Within the framework of the 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions, “You Are Next” contributes to SDG 5, “Gender Equality” and to SDG 4, “Quality Education” of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda. 

In 2018, “You Are Next” approved funding for projects in Mexico, Senegal, Palestine and Tajikistan that strengthen the technical and entrepreneurial skills of young women under the age of 40. According to the evaluation policy of UNESCO, an external evaluation is required at the end to draw lessons learnt.Long Description

Work assignment

Under the authority of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (DCE) entity and under the direct supervision of the Chief of Programmes and Stakeholders Outreach Unit, the consultant will:

  • review reports (narrative and financial) from the four funded projects in Mexico, Palestine, Senegal and Tajikistan;
  • review annual reports submitted by UNESCO to the donor;
  • analyse the impact of the projects at individual level and national level by (i) conducting interviews with selected direct beneficiaries and stakeholders involved in each project, (ii) reviewing all learning materials produced and (iii) screening the visibility of projects through social media and media coverage;  
  • review the overall expected results of the “UNESCO|Sabrina Ho initiative “You Are Next” and provide recommendations to strengthen the initiative.

The objective of the external evaluation is to analyse the achievements of each project against its original objectives as well as the outcome defined by UNESCO for the “You Are Next” initiative. The evaluation will review technical and managerial aspects and consider issues of effectiveness, efficiency, relevance, preliminary impact and sustainability.

The evaluation will also provide recommendations and lessons learnt that could strengthen UNESCO’s work on women and creativity under the mandate of the 2005 Convention.Long Description

Deliverables and Timeline

Two deliverables are expected out of this evaluation:

 1. Preliminary evaluation report by 15 November 2020, with the analysis of the four funded projects;

 2. The final evaluation report, including recommendations and comments made by UNESCO, shall be finalized by 30 November 2020.COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)Accountability (C)Communication (C)Innovation (C)Planning and organizing (C)Results focus (C)Strategic thinking (M)Driving and managing change (M)For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in social sciences, education and/or cultural industries or related area. 


  • A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional experience.
  • Working experience in undertaking meta-review and synthesis of evaluation reports in the field of culture. 

Skills and competencies

  • Good knowledge of UNESCO’s standard setting instruments and programmes in the field of culture.
  • Good knowledge of the 2005 Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.
  • Ability to collect, synthesise and analyse information from various sources.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with proven ability to draft clearly and concisely.     


  • Excellent knowledge of English or French and good knowledge of the other language.



  • Good knowledge of SDG 5 and 4 and experiences in the digital creative industries. 


  • Knowledge of Arabic, Spanish.


Interested candidates should click on “Apply Now”, and or if the button is not visible, look for, download and complete the Employment History form (Word file). At the end of the Word file, insert extra pages with the following required information:

  • An updated CV including 3 references;
  • A statement indicating how their qualifications and experiences make them suitable for the assignment (maximum one page);  
  • An indication of the approach to carry out the assignment, including methodology and proposed timeline;
  • Financial proposal in USD.  


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview. 

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.Footer

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UNESCO is committed to achieve and sustain gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities, as well as nationals from non-and under-represented Member States (last update here) are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

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