In accordance with UNDP-GEF M&E policies and procedures, all full and medium-sized country projects supported by UNDP with GEF and other financing should undergo a terminal evaluation upon completion of implementation. This Terms of Reference sets out the scope, methodology, content, timing and team composition expectations for a Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the Capacity Building in and Mainstreaming of Sustainable Land Management in Trinidad and Tobago Project (PIMS # 3418) 
The long-term goal of the project was to contribute to global benefits through the promotion of Sustainable Land Management initiatives that would enhance and maintain ecosystem productivity and ecological functions through capacity building in and mainstreaming for SLM. The objective of the project was to contribute to reversing land degradation trends through the creation of an enabling environment for SLM by developing capacities within appropriate government and civil society institutions/user groups and mainstreaming into government planning and strategy development to halt and where feasible to reverse desertification processes in Trinidad and Tobago. The project had 4 outcomes: i) SLM principles are mainstreamed into national policies, plans and legislation; ii) Capacity building for SLM is enhanced through training and inter-sectoral approaches; iii) Capacities for knowledge and awareness for SLM strategies and options are developed including by development of Land Information Systems and land tenure assessments; and, iv) Resource mobilization in support of SLM is enhanced and an Investment Plan is developed. The lead executing agency was the Ministry of Environment in close collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture.

Proposal should be submitted at the below mentioned email address no later than:

Monday 25th  November 2013 at 4pm EST with the subject heading “Terminal Evaluation Consultant”

Name of Office:
UNDP – Trinidad and Tobago
3A Chancery Lane, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above and received by UNDP no later than Monday 18th November 2013. The Procurement unit at UNDP TT will respond by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.
The Procurement Notice including the Terms of Reference (TOR) can be obtained by visiting the UNDP website at:

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs:
  • An Inception Report to be discussed with the UNDP CO, UNDP RTA and the Project Team, which indicates how this TOR will be implemented and includes specifics on the evaluation approach and details on the evaluation mission;
  • The key product expected from this terminal evaluation is a comprehensive analytical that should, at least, include the contents as indicated in Annex 5 of this TOR;
  • The Report of the Terminal Evaluation will be a stand-alone document that substantiates its recommendations and conclusions;
  • The report will have to provide complete and convincing evidence to support its findings/ratings. It will be reviewed by the UNDP CO, Project Team, and UNDP RTA and then finalized.


Functional Competencies:
  • Knowledge of UNDP’s results-based evaluation policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the GEF Monitoring and Evaluation Policy;
  • Previous experience in the field of sustainable land management would be an asset.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s degree or higher in Natural Resource Development or Sustainable Land Management or other related field.
  • At least 5 years of recent experience with results-based management evaluation methodologies or other relevant evaluation methodologies, or any other relevant combination of education and experience.
  • Fluent in English.