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Consultancy for International Evaluation Consultant – UNDP Country Programme Papua New Guinea Evaluation IC/PNG/040-2021
|Location :||Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|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.
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.
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 has overall responsibility for conducting the end-of-cycle CP evaluation and providing guidance and leadership to the national consultant. In consultation with the team members, s/he will be responsible for developing a methodology for the assignment that reflects best practices and encourages the use of a participatory and consultative approach as well as delivering the required deliverables to meet the objective of the assignment. S/he will lead the preparation and revision of the draft and final reports, ensuring the assignments have been completed in the agreed timeframe.
S/he has responsibilities as follows:
*Please refer to the table on the Terms of Reference*
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.
The proposals will be evaluated using the cumulative analysis method with a split 70% technical and 30% financial scoring. The proposal with the highest cumulative scoring will be awarded the contract. Applications will be evaluated technically and points are attributed based on how well the proposal meets the requirements of the Terms of Reference using the guidelines detailed in the table below:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract may be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
* Technical Criteria weighting; 70%
* Financial Criteria weighting; 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation. Interviews may be conducted as part of technical assessment for shortlisted proposals.
*Please refer to the Terms of Reference for the Evaluation Criteria*
Required Skills and Experience
Education and experience
Documents to be included when submitting Consultancy Proposals
The following documents may be requested;
The P11 form and Template for confirming availability and interest is available under the procurement section of UNDP PNG website (www.pg.undp.org ).
Lump sum contracts
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in instalments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, living expenses, and number of anticipated working days).
The duty station for this consultant will be home-based.
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimburse.
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.