UNDP-Iran Request for Providing National Consultancy for “Terminal Evaluation of Wetlands Lake Urmia Component”


Location : Tehran, IRAN
Application Deadline :16-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  

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Background

To apply for this jobs please refer to http://www.ir.undp.org/content/iran/en/home/procurement.html under the subject:UNDP-Iran Request for Providing National Consultancy for “Terminal Evaluation of Wetlands Lake Urmia Component”

 

During the past two decades, different factors including continuous drought, increasing number of dams, over-abstraction of underground waters, etc. have impacted many wetlands in Iran, particularly the Lake Urmia, the largest hyper-saline wetland of Iran supporting more than 5 million inhabitants and important biodiversity. To overcome this challenge, the Government of Islamic Republic of Iran, together with national and international organizations such as UNDP, started several initiatives to stop the degradation trend and restore this important Lake. UNDP’s special efforts on LU restoration started since 2014, with financial support of the government of Japan, and implemented through its long-standing “Conservation of Iranian Wetlands Project” (CIWP). Initially, the project focused on local communities’ participation in restoration measures mainly Sustainable Agriculture practices and biodiversity conservation but the results of experiences and lessons learnt led to extension of the scope of activities to other areas such as socio-economics and introduction of complementary tools to practice more integrated approach during seven phases of the project.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

To apply for this jobs please refer to http://www.ir.undp.org/content/iran/en/home/procurement.html under the subject:UNDP-Iran Request for Providing National Consultancy for “Terminal Evaluation of Wetlands Lake Urmia Component”

 

 

The consultant will undertake the following activities:

• Assess the relevance and appropriateness of the Project in terms of: achieving the outputs as per the Project Document;

• Evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the Project in terms of the implementation of activities that achieve outputs and outcomes, following up on lessons learned;

• Establish the impact and sustainability of the Project, and the extent to which the approach and implementation of the Project contributed to restoration of Lake Urmia and its participatory ecosystem-based management and conservation;

• Review the Project Design and Management structures, in terms of achieving clear objectives and strategies, the use of monitoring and evaluation, the level of coherence, and the appropriateness of management structures at national, province, and local levels (wetland secretariats); and

• Make clear and focused recommendations that may be required for enhancing the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of scaling up and replication of project achievements and results across the LU basin and other wetlands across the country.


Competencies

To apply for this jobs please refer to http://www.ir.undp.org/content/iran/en/home/procurement.html under the subject:UNDP-Iran Request for Providing National Consultancy for “Terminal Evaluation of Wetlands Lake Urmia Component”

 

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Required Skills and Experience

To apply for this jobs please refer to http://www.ir.undp.org/content/iran/en/home/procurement.html under the subject:UNDP-Iran Request for Providing National Consultancy for “Terminal Evaluation of Wetlands Lake Urmia Component”

 

 

• Bachelors degree and/or professional background in institutional/governance aspects of natural resource management, agriculture, water and environment;

• 7 years of relevant professional experience;

• Recent substantial experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies;

• Experience in applying SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-bound) indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios;

• Preferably 5 years of experience in international development cooperation;

• Fluency in Farsi and English, both written and spoken;

• Competent in usage of MS Office programmes (MS Word, Excel, Power point);

• Experience working in Asia/the Middle East (experience in Iran will be an asset); and

• Project evaluation/review experiences within United Nations system will be considered an asset.



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