Consultancy for National Consultant – UNDP Country Programme Papua New Guinea Evaluation IC/PNG/039-2021


Location : Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Application Deadline :24-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Oct-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :3 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :48 working days

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


Background

Background

UNDP Country Programme (CP) (2018-2022) for Papua New Guinea focuses on three pillars: Peace: promoting inclusive governance, justice and peace; Prosperity: inclusive and sustainable growth; Planet: sustainable management of natural resources, biodiversity conservation, strengthened climate and disaster resilience. Throughout its programming, UNDP prioritizes those who are affected by and vulnerable to crisis, poverty, and climate change especially rural communities, as well as fighting gender-based violence and targeting women and other vulnerable populations for skills development and access to basic services to combat high rates of gender inequality.

The Country Programme (CP) evaluation will focus on the formal UNDP country programme approved by the Executive Board. The scope of the CP evaluation includes the entirety of UNDP’s activities at the outcome and output levels from 2018 to date. The evaluation covers interventions funded by all sources, including core UNDP resources, donor funds and government funds (non-core resources). In this end-of-cycle evaluation, a special focus will be given to assess contributions made toward Gender mainstreaming, youth inclusion, women empowerment and human rights. The end-of-cycle evaluation will be forward-looking whereby drawing lessons from the current CP and proposing recommendations for the next CP (2023-2027).

The evaluation is expected to use a variety of data sources, primary, secondary, qualitative, quantitative, etc. to be extracted through surveys, storytelling, focus group discussions, face to face interviews, participatory methods, desk reviews, etc. conducted with a variety of partners. A transparent and participatory multi-stakeholder approach should be followed for data collection from government partners, community members, private sector, UN agencies, multilateral organizations, etc.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Objectives:

 

This evaluation will assess UNDP's contribution and performance in supporting the national development and priorities under the approved Country Programme Document (CPD). The evaluation will serve as an important accountability function, providing national stakeholders and partners in Papua New Guinea with an impartial assessment of the results of UNDP support. Besides providing evidence of the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the current programme, this end-of-cycle evaluation, considering results of previous CP (2013-2017) and recommendations of Assessment of Development Results (ADR) 2016, will also assess impact of current CP which will greatly facilitate identifying lessons learnt and providing guidance in the development of new CP (2023-2027).

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will support the Team Leader by providing knowledge of the development context in Papua New Guinea. The consultant must be well aware of Papua New Guinea cultural context and working with different government institutions. S/he  will collect all relevant documents and reports needed for the review. S/he will support the team leader and international evaluators in coordinating with UNDP, government partners and other stakeholders. S/he will play a crucial role in organizing meetings, workshops, interviews, consultations during the field missions. S/he will facilitate in data synthesis, data coding, presentation of data/infographics, draft some parts of the report as assigned by the team leader and international evaluators. The consultant will advise the Team Leader and international evaluators on relevant aspects of the local context where the projects have operated

Under the supervision of Evaluation Team Leader, s/he has responsibilities as follows:

  • Support the documentation review and framing of evaluation questions;
  • Support the coordination with UNDP, government partners, stakeholders and other parties; 
  • Undertake field visits and collect feedback from beneficiaries, project stakeholders etc.;
  • Support the Evaluation Team Leader and international evaluators in planning, execution, analyzing and reporting of data;
  • Incorporate the use of best practice with respect to evaluation methodologies;
  • Support the drafting of inception report, finalization/quality control of the evaluation report;
  • Participate and support the initial meeting and debriefing meeting with UNDP and stakeholders;
  • Facilitate and support the field data collection in country.

 

  • Deliverables

    *Please refer to the Deliverables Table on the Terms of Reference*

    Reporting and Payment Terms

     

    The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the International Evaluation Consultant.

    Submission of specific deliverables will be completed in accordance with the above schedule unless revised timelines are mutually agreed by UNDP and the Consultant. Acceptance of deliverables will be determined by the International Evaluation Consultant.

    Milestone payments will be made upon submission and acceptance of specific deliverables.

    Resources Provided

    The consultant must be equipped with a fully-functional laptop, which must run at least Windows 7. The consultant must be reasonably accessible by email and telephone (preferably mobile). The use of reliable, internet-based telecommunications application software (Zoom, MS Teams or equivalent) is required.

     


Competencies

Corporate Competencies

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, in particular, demonstrated team leadership qualities and excellent oral communication skills.
  • High level planning, organizational and time management skills, including flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure to meet challenging deadlines.
  • Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgement.
  • Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity.

Functional Competencies

  • Job Knowledge and Technical Expertise.
  • Integration in a Multi-Disciplinary Environment.
  • Results-based Programme Development and Management.
  • Adaptation and Application of Knowledge / Innovations in Different Contexts

 


Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Development, Economics, Public Policy, Communications, English, Social Sciences, Humanities or any other relevant field;
  • 7 to 10 years-experience in undertaking evaluation in the development sector;
  • Experience with evaluation methodologies; programme development and project implementation;
  • Have a strong understanding of the development context in Papua New Guinea and preferably understanding of the strategic Poverty and inclusive growth, environment, climate change and governance issues within the local context;
  • Experience in oral and written translations of Tok Pisin to English and vice versa;
  • Fluent in English (written and verbal) and Tok Pisin (written and verbal).

*Please refer to the Terms of Reference for Evaluation Details*

Submission Instructions

Completed proposals should be submitted to procurement.png@undp.org , no later than 24th September. For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to procurement.pg@undp.org 

Please be guided by the instructions provided in this document above while preparing your submission.

Incomplete proposals and failure to comply with proposal submission instruction may not be considered or may result in disqualification of proposal.

UNDP looks forward to receiving your Proposal and thank you in advance for your interest in UNDP procurement opportunities. 



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