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Consultant to conduct the Final Evaluation of the UN Peacebuilding Programme- (Ugandan National)
|Location :||Kampala (with travel to Acholi Sub-region), UGANDA|
|Application Deadline :||12-Oct-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National 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.
Status of current UN Efforts in Support of Peacebuilding:
During the conceptualization of the peace building programme in 2010, the UN mechanisms to support Uganda’s recovery and peace processes were: the Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) and the UN Peace Building and Recovery Assistance Programme (UNPRAP). The UNPRAP, which was a sub-set of the UN Development Assistance Framework (2010-2014), was the common strategy for the UN’s operational activities for the transition from humanitarian relief to recovery and long-term development in northern Uganda. It focused on four priority areas: human rights, justice and reconciliation; local governance; social services; and livelihoods and socio-economic safety nets. In supporting northern Uganda, the UN aims to assist national authorities to initiate immediate, priority recovery actions supporting peace dividends, ensuring crisis resolution and laying the groundwork for longer-term development through strengthened capacity-building and basic service delivery.
The current UN support to recovery in the region comprise of the joint programmes on GBV, Gender Equality, Population; and the UN Area Coordination Systems. The majority of UN interventions in Northern Uganda, and Acholiland in particular, are in line with the Government of Uganda’s Peace, Recovery and Development Plan (PRDP), the second edition of which was launched in June 2012. This includes the peace building programme.
The UN has also received support from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for managing the refugee influx in Western Uganda.
PBF Priority Areas:
The UN has worked closely with development partners to develop and maintain a common understanding of the peacebuilding gaps. The PBF projects with an overall support of 14 m. US$ were intended to be short-term interventions with immediate impact, based on peacebuilding priorities for the UN that have been collated in the UNPRAP, jointly signed by the UN and the Government.
Despite UN interventions, agencies’ plans and the existing joint programmes , large funding gaps remain in addressing the identified priorities in social service provision, and the gap in funding to human rights, transitional justice and reconciliation. It is with this analysis of funding gaps that PBF support has been requested for the following areas:
UNPRAP Outcome 1: Strengthened human rights, accountability and good governance capacity of key government, civil society institutions and mechanisms including traditional structures contribute to improved security, protection, access to justice and reconciliation for all people in Northern Uganda
PBF contributed a total of 8.4 m. US$ to contribute in achieving the following outcomes under two joint programmes:
UNPRAP Outcome 4: Rural communities in the north have improved gender responsive sustainable livelihoods, diversified economic opportunities and basic social protection. PBF contributed 5.0 m. US$ to contribute in achieving the following outcome:
Strengthened results-based management system
PBF contributed 0.6 m US $ to reinforce M&E systems for measuring and communicating most effectively programme results within the peacebuilding context.
The main objective of this final evaluation is to assess the specific added value of PBF engagement within the overall programme and contributing to the achievement of results that are significant for the overall peace building process in Uganda.
The purpose of this evaluation aims in particular to assess PBFs effectiveness in:
Duties and Responsibilities
The evaluation will review the implementation status of all programme components that PBF contributed to and focus on assessing to what extent project output delivery performance was key for achieving the intended outcomes within the existing local peace and conflict dynamics. The evaluation will include an assessment as to how the output delivery performance contributed to specific results for women. Due to the PBF’s short funding cycle and the consequent challenge of ‘quantifying’ the status of results achievements under these conditions, the evaluators will use perception surveys as a major data source to assess the quality of peace relevant changes in the local context.
The evaluation team will carry out their assessment with reference to the following DAC/OECD criteria, and measure results against the PBF Performance Management Plan indicators to the extent as project or context relevant. The evaluation questions below provide a first guidance, but are not exhaustive.
Relevance (outcomes to be achieved with PBF support, and project based assessment):
Effectiveness (sector and project based assessment):
Efficiency (project based assessment):
Sustainability of results and catalytic effects:
National ownership and consolidation of supportive national structures:
Transparency and accountability:
The independent evaluation will take an inclusive approach and include interviews and discussions with key national stakeholders, to enhance the quality of the evaluation and to build ownership of the evaluation process and results at country programme level. The UNRCO will consult with recipient agencies and PBSO regarding the appropriate project visits for the evaluation.
The National Consultant should note that the Team leader will be responsible for the development of a detailed methodology depending on access to quantitative and qualitative data for measuring results, incorporating the following elements.
The consultants will produce the following:
The outline of the evaluation report must be compliant with the following format, and will be submitted to Government, PBSO, and the United Nations in Uganda, containing at least the following information:
For the desk review, the following documents will need to be reviewed:
Duration and timing:
It is expected that the evaluation will start last week of October 2012 the latest. A total of 30 workdays is estimated for the international team leader and a total of 20 workdays for the national consultant. The evaluation mission will be funded from programme allocations.
The tentative activities of the mission will involve:
Week 2: (international: 7 days and national consultant: 5 days)
Week 3 and 4: (international and national consultant: 13 days)
Week 5 (after mission return):
Management and Reporting:
The PBSO will manage the evaluation process with support of the UNRC office in Uganda. The day-to-day work of the evaluation team will be supported jointly by PBSO office (on demand from either the evaluation team or UNRC office).
Required Skills and Experience
Skills and Expertise:
Preparation of Proposals:
Language: Proposals prepared by the Offeror and all correspondence and documents relating to the proposal exchanged by the offerer and the procuring UNDP entity shall be in English.
Documents comprising as proposals:
Proposal shall comprise of the following documents:
The project will be completed in 20 working days (i.e 1 month). Payment will be made against submission and approval of the following deliverables by the Consultancy team. Please note that payment shall be made to individual consultants upon confirmation of completion of and contribution to all consultancy deliverables (as identified below) from the Team Leader.
Eligible consultants are required to submit application and a detailed CV/Resume at http://jobs.undp.org.
Please note that the system will only allow you to upload one document, therefore all the technical and financial proposals are to be attached to the CVs and uploaded together at once(as a single document). Only successful candidates shall be contacted.