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International Expert on Sustainable Development and conservation of biodiversity (Team Leader)
|Location :||Home based with one mission to Pristina, Kosovo, Kosovo, UNSCR 1244 (1999)|
|Application Deadline :||23-Jul-13 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Climate & Disaster Resilience|
|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 :||02/09/2013-31/10/2013|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||02/09/2013-31/10/2013|
General background - the project and its context
The CBSLUM Dragash Project supports the establishment of a sustainable development framework for Dragash Municipality. The Dragash municipality being one of the poorest of Kosovo, and facing important challenges in terms of land use transformation, in particular the possible privatization and land use change of the SOE (socially owned enterprise) land of the upper highlands of the Sharr Mountains of the municipal territory faces challenges for which the local and central authorities are not fully prepared to act upon in the present. The opportunities that the project addresses are: the improvement of local livelihood, the conversion of the territory to a protected area based on the natural values of the region, and the development of tools to enable conservation of biodiversity.
The project is a three year initiative and started its implementation in October 2010 and has an initial finalizing date of September 2013, extended to December of this same year. It has a budget of EURO 3 Million funded by the Finnish Government.
Beneficiaries and stakeholders
The individuals, groups and organizations that benefit directly from the project are: i) at the local level: the local population (33,997 inhabitants) of Dragash, the municipal administration, the SME’s of Dragash, the local farmers and producers, the local community organizations in the largest villages, the local water and waste companies; ii) at the regional level: the regional water and waste companies , the regional development agency (RDA) South , the NPS Directorate , iii) at the central level: the Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning (MESP)- Spatial Planning Department, Nature Protection Department, Kosovo Environment Protection Agency (KEPA); Ministry of Agriculture , Forestry and Rural Development (MAFRD), Ministry of Industry – Tourism Department, Ministry of Economic Development (MED)- Energy Department, Institute of Public Health, Kosovo Cadastral Agency, University of Pristina- Department of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and NGOs such as Regional Environmental Center (REC).
The first geographic scope of the project is the Dragash municipality. The second geographical interest area is the National Park Sharri which in addition to Dragash includes parts of the following municipalities: Kacanik, Prizren, Shterpce and Suhareka.
Outcomes, Outputs and indicators
The long term outcome of the project is “Sustainable development plans/policies effectively respond to the need of stakeholders (central & local government), as well as promote employment and environmental protection”.
The outputs of the project are four: i) Plans and policies are in place for adequate conservation of biodiversity ad sustainable land use management; ii) Plans and capacities are developed for improvement of local livelihoods; Iii) A sustainable energy strategy and implementation capacity is in place; and iv) Relevant mechanisms and capacities are developed within the municipality for the promotion of sustainable development.
Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of the evaluation
This final project evaluation is being conducted to provide conclusions and recommendations about the relevance, impact, efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the project. The evaluation should enable UNDP Kosovo, the donor and other stakeholders to draw lessons from the integrated implementation approach for future similar undertakings and to assess what the next steps are that may need to be taken to ensure the sustainability of the actions undertaken and by whom.
The purpose of the evaluation is also to assess the extent to which the specific project outputs have been achieved and what progress (attributable to the project) was made towards achieving the outcome “Sustainable development plans/policies effectively respond to the need of stakeholders (central & local government), as well as promote employment and environmental protection”.
Specific tasks are:
In case of identified barriers for achieving the desired results or identified needs for improvement in any regard, the evaluation should provide UNDP Kosovo with a prioritized list of recommendations with action points, with respective responsible parties for each recommended action point or approach.
Focus of the evaluation and key questions
The following evaluation criteria and related evaluation questions are proposed for the evaluation process; however these can be expanded and modified by the evaluators:
Relevant evaluation criteria /Key questions suggested
Stakeholders and Partnership Strategy
Theory of Change or Results/Outcome Map
Gender and equality
The response to the above questions should be followed by specific short and long term recommendations that could be undertaken by UNDP or other stakeholders to improve their performance respectively.This analysis has to be done for each output and for the overall project outcome.
Source of information and methods for data collection proposed
UNDP will provide electronically the following documents for the desk study by the evaluators as the first phase of the assignment.
A list of stakeholders and contact details is provided in Annexes, this also includes a stakeholder analysis.
Based on desk review, survey results and field visit, the evaluators will produce inception report, draft report and final report.
The reports should be complete and logically organized. They should be written clearly and understandable to the intended audience. The final report must include, but not necessarily be limited to, the elements outlined below:
The evaluation is to be divided in five stages, a desk review stage, field work, an inception report a draft report and a final report of the evaluation.
Analysis and interpretation of the results
External evaluators are responsible for refining the evaluation methodology, evaluation questions, carrying out the evaluation and delivering UNDP Kosovo with an inception report and a final report.
Standards to be reached
The key stakeholders, those involved in the implementation, those served or affected by the project and the users of the evaluation should be involved in the evaluation process.
The overall responsibility for managing the evaluation will be with the Inclusive Growth Programme of UNDP Kosovo. The CBSLUM project will provide support to the evaluators by organising meetings with key partners, translations, transportation and will work closely with the evaluators to provide required information.
The evaluators are expected to be transparent and provide feedback to all those who will contribute to the evaluation.
Evaluation team and expertise required
The evaluation will be carried out by a group of 3 experts (1 international and 2 local) whose combined expertise can cover the following areas:
The experts to be contracted for this evaluation will be independent and will not have been involved in any way with the UNDP CBSLUM project. The international consultant will cover the substantive areas of sustainable development and biodiversity conservation, and will have the role of team leader. He/she will be responsible for the design of the methodology for the evaluation (including the inception report), for the distribution of work and roles within the team, for coordinating the work of the team and for consolidation of the draft and final reports. One local expert will cover the areas of local economic development and capacity development and another local expert will cover the area of energy efficiency.
Indicative time allocation
International evaluator Sustainable development/biodiversity
Desk Review Phase: 3 days
This phase refers to the home based task of reading of materials, online briefing of the evaluators in preparation for the survey and filed work and final design of the evaluation process. At this stage and based on the time frame present in the ToR, the evaluators should present a preliminary detailed schedule.
Inception report: 2 days
This phase is a home based stage which summarizes the methods and techniques used to evaluate the project, and provides an indication on any missing element to allow completion of the evaluation report
Survey and field work: 10 days
This phase includes on site finalization of the evaluation design and method, which can be done with the contributions of the UNDP Inclusive Growth programme team.
It also considers the in country field visits to Dragash and to Pristina to meet with partners and beneficiaries. At the end
of the field work phase, a presentation isto be organized to UNDP and stakeholders,in order to share findings and initial conclusions.
Draft report: 3 days
This stage provides the first analysis and results of the evaluation, drafts the first findings and conclusions and allows for feedback and completion of any missing data by the UNDP project and Programme.
Final report: 2 days
The final report is produced after a reviewof the first draft and it should provide the complete content of the report as per
the main outline proposed unde rsection 5 item d. Reporting
Total days: 20.
Required Skills and Experience
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
Recommended Presentation of Offer:
International Evaluation for Sustainable Development Biodiversity
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.