PROJECT EVALUATOR: CONSULTANT / TEAM LEADER
|Application Deadline :||02-Jul-12|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||15 working days|
The Georgia Human Security through Community Participation (HUS-CO) project responds to the long term development needs of the country’s Internally Displaced People (IDP) communities which have suffered from several political and economic shocks over the past 16 years; as well as recently of the combined effect of the global economic crisis and of the negative impact of past conflict. Prompted initially by the need to provide immediate humanitarian assistance following the 2008 conflict and planned in regions with the most influx of displaced, resources allocation allowed to focus only on the earmarked region of Samegrelo – Zemo Svaneti where the HUS-CO Project represents an integrated response to Georgia’s chronic IDP challenge dating back to 1992 - over 220,000 long-standing IDPs.
For this reason the programme targets the region which has the largest (except Tbilisi) concentration of IDPs – Samegrelo. The project focuses on addressing issues relating to Strategic Planning (social integration, access to justice and public awareness, capacity building); Economic development (business, vocational training, MFIs, employment); Community participation (mobilization, CDP, community fund, etc) and Cross Practical Initiatives (conflict sensitive business practice, parallel technical activities, integrated approach) and is implemented jointly with the Ministry of Internally Displaced Persons from Occupied Territories, Accommodation and Refugees (MRA) of Georgia and the administration office of the Governor’s of the region.Through its four main interconnected components, the project makes the deliberate and strategic transition from recovery efforts to long term development, ostensibly focusing on building the human capabilities of IDPs to improve their integration into social live as well as further develop their livelihoods. It intended to promote targeted interventions tailored to the real needs of disadvantaged people and communities, as shown by the example of Poti City which was included in the project at a later stage due to the difficulties faced by IDPs while resettling in this city. Critically, however, the program’s modules are designed to mobilize wider positive benefits, encompassing non-IDP host communities, as well as addressing the larger social integration priorities of the Government. In order to achieve this goal the Programme has adopted the human security approach which is rooted in a multi-sectoral development philosophy. Each component aim to assist the Government’s State Strategy for Internally Displaced Persons, by helping to bolster employment and income generating opportunities, thus assisting with improvements in quality of life and through community mobilization supports the social capital and social integration of IDPs.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Team Leader will perform the following tasks:
- Lead and manage the evaluation mission;
- Design the detailed evaluation scope and methodology (including the methods for data collection and analysis) for the report;
- Decide the division of labour within the evaluation team;
- Conduct an analysis of the outcome, outputs and partnership strategy (as per the scope of the evaluation described above) for the report;
- Provide recommendation on a HUS-CO follow-up strategy, highlighting closer alignment with UN/DP Programmes;
- Draft related parts of the evaluation reports; and
- Finalize the whole evaluation report.
For more information, please refer the IC Procurement Notice and ToR available at: http://undp.org.ge/index.php?lang_id=ENG&sec_id=27&info_id=1581
Interpersonal and communication skills:
- Strong communication skills and proven ability to collaborate with different actors (UNCT, Government, civil society, etc.);
- Flexibility, discretion, and tact;
- Experience in managing a multi-cultural team.
- Good analysis and judgment;
- Teamwork, proven management and results-orientation;
- Proactive in problem-solving and recommendation for conflict prevention and resolution;
- Strong ability in managing confidential and politically sensitive issues, in a responsible way.
- Strong drafting and oral presentation skills for document plans, proposals, mails, briefings, reports and speeches;
- Strong computer skills.
Required Skills and Experience
- Masters degree in social sciences, international relations, political science, development studies, or other related domain; concentration in conflict prevention and peace studies an asset.
- Substantive international experience (At least 10 years) in the field of conflict prevention, peace-building and conflict-sensitive development; Three (3-5) years of international experience in evaluating projects;
- Proven track of excellent diplomatic skills and ability to work in very sensitive political environments;
- Experience in advising senior management;
- Knowledge of the United Nations system, practices, and procedures, including UNDP program modalities, particularly in conflict-affected areas; knowledge of EU processes a strong advantage;
- Previous experience in the facilitation/participation in peace processes and dialogue activities will be an asset for the position.
- Fluency in English is required (with excellent writing skills).
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.