The joint UNLIREC-DCAF project “Strengthening Oversight and Building Capacities for Small Arms Control in the Private Security Sector in Latin America and the Caribbean” seeks to promote good governance of the armed private security sector in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) through the implementation of internationally-accepted standards, norms, and good practices for small arms control and private security legislation and regulation. The national authorities, private security companies, industry associations and civil society organizations targeted in this project benefit from the delivery of tools and specialized capacity-building, and advisory and technical support. The project was launched in early 2015 in El Salvador and Peru; it expanded in 2016 to Costa Rica and in 2017 to Guatemala. In the final trimester of 2017 Jamaica and Mexico will be included as target beneficiaries.

The evaluation seeks to assess the project’s relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability. It follows the UN Norms and Standards for Evaluation. The purpose of the evaluation is 

  • to account to the project’s partners, beneficiaries and donor for results achieved and 
  • to gather lessons learnt in order to inform the planning, programming, implementation, and knowledge management of the current and follow-up project phases. 

More details are available under http://www.unlirec.org/vacantes_eng.aspx.

Applications should be submitted via e-mail to rrhh@unlirec.org in electronic version no later than 15 September 2017 with “External Evaluation - Private Security Project” in the subject line.

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