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EXPRES CONSULTANTS - MONITORING AND EVALUATION IN A CRISIS CONTEXT
|Application Deadline :||09-Aug-13|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English French Russian Spanish Chinese Portuguese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Consultancies up to 1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Consultancies up to 1 year|
UNDP helps countries prevent armed conflict, alleviate the risk and effects of disasters from natural hazards and build back better and stronger when crises happen. Building resilience to conflicts and disasters is at the very heart of UNDP's work. When a crisis strikes, UNDP ensures that while the humanitarian response focuses on the immediate lifesaving needs of a population, those responsible also work towards longer-term development objectives.
Created in 2001 by UNDP's Executive Board, the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) works around the world to restore the quality of life for men, women and children who have been devastated by natural disaster or violent conflict. Operating through some 100 Country Offices (COs), the Bureau provides a bridge between the humanitarian agencies that handle immediate relief needs and the long-term development phase following recovery. Carving stability out of chaos, BCPR continues to seek new ways of preventing conflicts and of doing business - faster, earlier and in riskier situations.
When operating in countries in development and crisis situations, UNDP country offices are almost always faced with the challenge of finding adequate human resources with the required technical expertise in the short time-frame that crisis related situations often demand. BCPR is at the forefront of receiving regular requests from COs asking for the quick deployment of staff or identification of consultants with specific expertise for durations ranging anywhere from a few days to a few months.
ExpRes was created in 2009 as one of the tools to help address this challenge. ExpRes is the ‘Experts Roster for Rapid Response’ of UNDP’s Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery and has seen over 600 experts deployed since its inception. The system provides pre-selected and technically vetted consultants to support the work of UNDP country offices/units and other UNDP partner agencies in the area of crisis prevention and recovery.
In this context, UNDP is soliciting the submission of CVs (individuals, not firms) from experts and experienced consultants to be considered for registration with the UNDP ExpRes Roster in the below profile.
If you are already a member of ExpRes, you do not need to apply.
Duties and Responsibilities
Profile: Monitoring and Evaluation in a Crisis Context
Development of M&E systems for crisis prevention and recovery programmes
Including development of M&E elements of new projects, generation of data for management and accountability, development of results monitoring frameworks, identification of baselines and indicators and identification of staff responsible for carrying out M&E functions;
Technical support to UN Country Teams
Including appropriate methods of data collection, information management systems, data processing and analysis, internal reporting, donor reporting and familiarizing Country Offices with ‘do-no-harm’ principles and conflict sensitivity;
Including evaluating results achieved by UNDP staff, implementing projects and implementing partners against their targets and tracking overall progress in achieving objectives in accordance with UNDP Evaluation Policy, UNDP Programme and Operations Policies and Procedures and UN Evaluation Norms and Standards;
Capacity building for M&E in a crisis context
Including training of M&E officers, provision of training on project management, monitoring, evaluation and reporting for country office staff and setting up of M&E units.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Consultants will provide advisory support to clients (UNDP offices, national project teams, and national stakeholders including governments, civil society organizations and affected communities) in areas of Crisis Prevention and Recovery. Specific reporting and working relationships will be specified at the time of contracting.
When demand arises in a particular thematic area, pre-selected consultants are called upon to provide demand-driven advisory services, access to knowledge, and technical backstopping to UNDP Country Offices. The range of tasks for the consultant vary according to the assignment and may include research, diagnostic missions, provision of strategic advice, capacity assessments and capacity development activities, strategic development and implementation of projects and policies, on-site support to programme identification and development, monitoring and evaluation, legislation drafting, negotiation and coordination with public/private partners and stakeholders, partnership development, community engagement and outreach. Consultants will perform their duties from home combined with the in-country missions and/or project site visits (per request of the UNDP Country Office). Consultants are expected to attend relevant meetings and workshops at the country level, including stakeholder consultations, inception and validation meetings. Requirements for specific competencies, qualifications, duties and responsibilities will be outlined in assignment TORs.
Ethics & Values:
Developing & Empowering People/Coaching and Mentoring:
Working in Teams:
Communicating Information and Ideas:
Self-Management & Emotional Intelligence:
Conflict Management/Negotiating & Resolving Disagreements:
Knowledge Sharing & Continuous Learning:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision-making:
Required Skills and Experience
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain:
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome of the selection process.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org.
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.