Introduction

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development requires evaluation to be transformative and to help overcome the root causes of inequality and discrimination. It calls for the evaluation function to address the interconnected systems that operate in social structures. As part of UN reform, evaluation managers play a key role leading teams, ensuring quality, promoting change and ultimately contributing to deliver effective, equitable and sustainable interventions. 

Objectives

Objectives: 

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate relevant aspects of the evaluation logic and its process (criteria, standards, measures, synthesis).  
  • Understand the different steps and key milestones in planning and managing an evaluation
  • Identify key aspects of effective evaluation designs and main research methods for evaluation  
  • Describe relevant elements of evaluation policies, strategic planning, QA systems and follow up of evaluation recommendations. 

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

It is a self-paced learning path delivered entirely online. Participants can start at any time and complete modules and activities at their own pace.

The E-learning path on Evaluation Management offers:

  • A micro-learning experience characterized by small knowledge units (modules and micro-lessons) where participants consolidate and reflect on learnings through the creation of micro-content (multimodal forum replies, etc.).
  • Scenario-based learning exposing participants to unique real-life challenges and tasks of UN managers
  • Consolidation of takeaways through reflective practices and social learning to facilitate information exchange and peer-to-peer learning
  • Unlimited access to all modules for 6 months from the date of enrolment.
  • Large collection of relevant tools, readings, guidelines and examples, that complement the concepts and theories explained.

Participants will be granted unlimited access to the learning path for six months from the date of enrolment. UNSSC's dedicated e-learning platform tracks completion of individual modules. A final certificate will be given to participants completing all modules in the learning path.

Each module is estimated to require approximately three hours of study time to complete at your own pace.

This learning path forms part of the new UNSSC’s Blueline leaning platform for UN staff. Subject to completion of this learning path, interested participants can sign up and access to other E-Learning Paths in Blueline, and have access to an exclusive alumni network for continuous learning and exchange.

This learning path is also accessible through the UN Kampus platform for non-UN staff.

Please contact elp@unssc.org for further information’.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

The E-Learning Path on Evaluation Management includes the following modules:

  • Fundamentals of evaluation
  • Setting the scope of the evaluation
  • Evaluation planning and management
  • Evaluation design and research methods
  • Evaluation management tools

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

UN personnel at all levels who have limited prior knowledge and/or experience in evaluation at headquarters or in the field and who want to get a comprehensive overview of the key aspects of evaluation management. 

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