Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Office of United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

1. Organizational Setting and Reporting

This is a GTA position of 3 month duration, scheduled to start in August 2015. The successful candidate will conduct a study to assess the impact of technical cooperation and capacity building on the human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The study will require travelling to Kinshasa and in at least one province of the country as well as in Geneva. The GTA will work for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva or Kinshasa. The first draft report should be submitted at least 3 weeks prior to the end of the GTA and the final report submitted at least 8 days before the end of the consultancy. The GTA will share the findings and recommendations of the study with OHCHR in Geneva at the end of his mission in the DRC.

Under the overall guidance of the Chief Africa Branch and the Chief Policy Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, and the direct supervision of the Chief of UNJHRO or the Chief Africa Section II, the GTA is responsible for providing a comprehensive assessment report with relevant recommendations for way forward regarding the promotion and protection of human rights in the DRC.

2. Responsibilities and Scope of the work

The GTA will have the following responsibilities:

  • To analyse the expansion or reduction of the international actors programmes, and their implications on the human rights situation.
  • To identify areas of strength and areas of weakness, with the aim to repeat successful programmes and avoid unsuccessful ones – be it in the achievement of results or in the choice of strategies to progress towards planned results;
  • To produce lessons learned and good practices that illustrate successful and unsuccessful strategies in the achievement of the results of the international organisations, including in the area of gender equality; that can help identify areas were support to promote local policy or structural changes are required;
  • To present findings that allow to get a better sense of the impact of the international actor's work on the human rights situation in the DRC;
  • To identify areas of improvement either on the legal framework and policies as well as the institutional setting in order to advance human rights situation in the country;
  • To produce recommendations that will support the International Actors’  contribution to the improvement of the human rights situation in the country.

Specifically, the GTA will be responsible for undertaking the study from start to finish in accordance with the timelines agreed upon and in a high-quality manner, as mentioned in the timeline. 



Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in project management, human rights, political science, international relations, economics, or related field. A first level university degree in combination with a qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


Minimum of 7 years of experience in conducting assessments, reviews or evaluations of projects, programs or policies in the UN or international context. Experience in human rights or related field (humanitarian assistance, peace operations or related field). Knowledge of the DRC context is desirable.


Fluency in French and English is required.   



How To Apply

If you are interested in undertaking this study, please send your CV and UN Personal History form P-11 ( to not later than Friday 27 of March 2015.

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