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International Consultant for Mid Term Review Consultant
|Location :||Juba, SOUTH SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||30-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 :||20 Working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||20 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.
The Republic of South Sudan is a land locked Country of an area of over 648, 000 square kilometres. The population is estimated at 13.3 million (2020. Est) . The government adopted a National Development Strategy (NDS) 2018-21. The overarching objective of the NDS is to Consolidate Peace and Stabilize the Economy. The new NDS provides the medium-term framework for implementing the Vision 2040, focusing on Justice, Liberty and Prosperity.
A Trade Policy Framework (TPF), which is the first integrated trade policy document for South Sudan fills important gap in the country’s overall policy framework to foster economic diversification and to achieve the vision of NDS. The TPF seeks to promote international trade and a competitive domestic private sector by supporting agricultural, industrial and services sectors to trade domestically and international levels to create economic diversification, employment generation and improvement of livelihood and poverty reduction.
The government in collaboration with UNDP has been implementing EIF Tier 1 project on ‘Enhancing Institutional Capacities for Trade Integration and Economic Diversification Project’ in South Sudan since July 2018 to support the implementation of South Sudan National Development Strategy (NDS) 2018-2021. The main objective of this project is to strengthen the capacity of institutions and stakeholders in South Sudan to formulate and implement trade policies that support poverty reduction, inclusive economic growth and equitable sustainable development.
The project aims to support the operations and activities of the Ministry of Trade and Industry as lead agency responsible for the formulation and implementation of trade policy in South Sudan, aligned to national development objectives. The project is envisaged to improve donor coordination and Aid-for-Trade (AfT) delivery in line with the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Forum Compact.
As part of the project, UNDP as the Main Implementing Entity is seeking the services of a qualified Mid Term Review Evaluation Consultant with proven experience in evaluating strategies, development and trade related programs and projects. This consultancy comes under the “South Sudan Tier 1 trade capacity development project and funded by Enhanced Integrated Framework(EIF) Facility. The EIF is a multi-donor programme which supports LDCs to be more active players in the global trading system. The programme works towards a wider goal of promoting economic growth and sustainable development and helping to lift more people out of poverty.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work/Expected Output
The primary objective of the assignment is to assess the progress made towards achieving the planned project objectives of South Sudan EIF Tier 1 project on ‘Enhancing Institutional Capacities for Trade Integration and Economic Diversification Project’. The evaluation will also review the results and document lessons learnt since the inception of the project. The consultant is expected to undertake the assignment in light of the following methodology and evaluation questions;
Evaluation methods for delivering the outputs will include, but will not be limited
Indicative of Evaluation Questions
Following are indicative questions to be covered by the evaluation:
An assessment/overview of the overall EIF institutional set-up in the country (Focal Point, NSC, NIU and the organizational and operational links to relevant departments in the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI), key ministries and other relevant bodies:
Results and activities for the Tier 1 project:
Review of trade mainstreaming processes in the country in line with EIF logical framework:
Trade policy/export development strategy:
Engagement with the private sector and other non-governmental stakeholders on trade and trade policy issues:
Donor coordination on trade-related assistance:
Wider mobilization of funds for trade-related assistance – formulation of Tier 2 projects:
The consultant will be required to submit the following outputs
The final report should include the following items:
Required Skills and Experience
The final evaluation method will be based on a cumulative analysis of both the technical and financial proposals. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weighting; 70%
Financial evaluation (total 30 points)
All technically qualified candidates will be scored up to 30 points based on the formula provided below.
p = y (x/z)
Submission and Documentation
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on a Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs.