Water, Urban, and Environment Evaluation Research Associate

Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Baku, , AZ

Objective and Purpose of the Assignment

The Independent Evaluation Department (IED) is conducting a country assistance program evaluation (CAPE) for Azerbaijan. The purpose of the CAPE is to provide the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors and Management will provide an input to the design of the subsequent country partnership strategy (CPS). The CAPE will (i) provide an independent assessment and rating of the performance of ADB’s country programs and identify factors affecting performance, and (ii) draw forward-looking lessons and make recommendations for the next CPS of Azerbaijan. 

Scope of Water

The water, urban, and environment evaluation research associate (in-country national consultant) will provide analytical support to the CAPE team in the field. For each sector program, the evaluation requires the inputs of a national consultant to be recruited intermittently for 22 days (April-November 2018)

Detailed Tasks and/or Expected Output

  • Arrange meetings for the evaluation mission;
  • Collect relevant project data and documents, and related governments’ strategy policy, regulations, etc., translate documents in local language to English and follow-up on data/documents;
  • Provide interpretation/translation during meetings and field visits, as necessary;
  • Assist with other necessary logistical arrangements for the mission;
  • Provide analytical support and assist the sector leader and international consultant in preparing the CAPE;
  • Gather and process data relevant to the CAPE, prepare statistical tables, charts and other forms of illustration as may be needed;
  • Organize key-informant and focus group interviews if necessary, and provide support for conducting a beneficiary survey, if required;
  • Provide a preliminary analysis of the findings and a synthesis of qualitative information relevant to the CAPE;
  • Assist in the preparation of the sector program assessment; and
  • Perform other tasks that may be assigned by the sector and team leader in the context of the CAPE.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

The water, urban, and environment evaluation research associate should have strong knowledge of country and sector as well as the government bureaucracy and with experience in applied research, an understanding of aid agency operations, good analytical and writing skills, and excellent computer skills with sound knowledge of electronic databases and statistical analysis and familiar in water and urban infrastructure and services sector. S/he should also have a good interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently and accurately.