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Evaluation Consultant for the Summative Evaluation of the National Evaluation Policy Framework (NEPF)
|Location :||Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||06-Dec-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||110 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||December 2021 to May 2022|
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.
Using Strategic Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) to Accelerate the Implementation of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 (Strategic M&E Project)
Background and rationale
On 15 July 2015, the National Economic and Development Authority - Department of Budget and Management issued the Joint Memorandum Circular (JMC) No. 2015 - 01 or the National Evaluation Policy Framework of the Philippines (NEPF). The JMC is widely considered as one of the reform initiatives to engender results-orientation in the Philippines bureaucracy. More specifically, the policy sets the framework for the conduct of evaluation of all government programs and projects in the public sector to (1) support good governance and evidence-based decisions; (2) promote program improvement; and, (3) ensure accountability and transparency.
The policy document was a result of engaging and highly participatory approaches including a review of existing evaluation policies of the Philippines and other countries, interviews with different stakeholders, and presentations of outputs in various meetings (e.g., consultation meetings, inter-agency committees, and public fora).
Furthermore, the NEPF provides clear guiding principles and evaluation standards that should serve as a guidepost in the conduct of public sector evaluation, namely: setting evaluation criteria, ensuring evaluation competencies, observing ethical standards, planning for evaluation that is aligned with the industry’s best practices, promoting impartiality, and ensuring the dissemination and use of evaluation outputs.
The implementing agencies of the NEPF are expected to: formulate and maintain a rolling six-year agenda; create neutral evaluation units at the national level; submit evaluation plans in time with the budget submission; and, ensure management response to evaluations and the use of evaluations.
NEDA, DBM, and OP-PMS were identified as the members of the Evaluation Task Force that will provide overall direction and coordination in the public sector evaluation. The Evaluation Task Force Secretariat and Interim Technical Working Groups were also identified as important stakeholders in the NEPF.
After six years since the issuance of the policy, the Strategic M&E Project is looking for an individual consultant to conduct a summative evaluation of the NEPF that will identify key accomplishments in the implementation of the NEPF, the challenges encountered in its implementation, and actions needed to fully attain its objectives.
Specifically, the summative evaluation shall assess how effective the policy document is in:
Duration of Work
The Individual Consultant will be engaged for 110 days from December 1, 2021 to April 30, 2022 unless revised in a mutually agreed upon timetable. Changes in the duration of the contract will be implemented through issuance of a contract amendment.
The duty station is in Manila but with flexibility of working from home while Alert Levels are in place.
The Consultant is not expected to report on a daily basis to the UNDP Office but he/she shall be notified within a reasonable period of time of face-to-face meetings where his/her presence is necessary, following IATF and UN House Manila guidelines.
If face-to-face meetings are necessary, they will be held at the UNDP office in Mandaluyong City or NEDA office in Pasig City. Field consultations shall also be held in the offices of relevant implementing agencies and external stakeholders within Metro Manila. Other venues may also be agreed upon.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The Individual Consultant must send a financial proposal based on an all-inclusive lump-sum amount for the delivery of the outputs below. The total amount quoted shall include all cost components required to deliver the services identified above, including professional daily fees X number of person-days and any other applicable costs (e.g., software and online tool/platform subscriptions) to be incurred by the Individual Consultant in completing the assignment.
Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the Individual Consultant at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the Individual Consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration.
Payments will be made upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables by target due dates. Outputs will be certified by the Programme Analyst of Institutions and Partnerships prior to payments.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Under the overall guidance of the UNDP Institutions and Partnerships Outcome Lead, and the NEDA Monitoring and Evaluation Staff (MES) Director, and reporting directly to the Strategic M&E Project Coordinator, the Evaluation Consultant shall be responsible for the following:
Preparatory work, including:
Data gathering and analysis, including:
Reporting of Results:
Presentation and Use of Results
As a way forward, the evaluation aims to generate lessons learned, good practices, and evidence-based recommendations to further strengthen the implementation of the NEPF.
The evaluation can use some of the following key guiding questions based on OECD/DAC evaluation criteria and cross-cutting issues. The Evaluation Consultant is expected to propose, further prioritize, and refine the key guiding questions through a consultative process
Expected Output and Deliverables
The Individual Consultant is expected to accomplish the following:
Required Skills and Experience
Offers will be evaluated based on the combined scoring method :
For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based on the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points).
Only offerors who will obtain a minimum of 49 out of 70 obtainable points will be shortlisted and considered eligible for evaluation of the financial proposal.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
Interested applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload of a maximum of one document.
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Interested applicants to note that personal Medical/health insurance (to be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense) is mandatory for the issuance of contracts. Upon award of the contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during the contract duration.
The following templates / Annexes and IC General Terms & Conditions can be downloaded from http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU:
In view of the volume of applications, UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.