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Final Evaluation Consultant
|Location :||BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jul-15 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||24 working days (August - mid September 2015)|
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 M&D Project (Reference information: http://www.ba.undp.org/content/bosnia_and_herzegovina/en/home/operations/projects/poverty_reduction/migration-and-development.html), which is a partnership initiative of the Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees of Bosnia and Herzegovina (MHRR), the Government of Switzerland and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), seeks to systematically mobilise and build up potentials of migrants from Bosnia and Herzegovina in relevant domains of transition and socio-economic development, providing for visible effects of their contributions to the country’s progress at all institutional and societal levels.
Specifically, activities are designed around three interconnected project components, as follows:
The project is an integral part of the UNDP Rural and Regional Development Sector
The purpose of the Final Project Evaluation (FPE) is to provide an impartial review of the pilot phase of the “Mainstreaming the Concept on Migration and Development into Relevant Policies, Plans and Actions in BiH” (M&D Project) relevance, quality performance, management and achievements. Furthermore, based on the overall findings of the FPE, the assignment will result in strategic recommendations for forward-looking project evolving concept. For this purpose, an International Final Evaluation Consultant (hereinafter the Consultant) will be engaged.
The FPE will identify and assess a number of elements to determine the M&D Project’s achievements and constraints, performance, results, impact, relevance and sustainability. Importantly, the FPE will also propose a concept for potential project expansion and follow up.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Final Project Evaluation will answer the following questions, so as to determine the project’s relevance, performance, results, impact and sustainability of achievements:
The consultancy will take a broad overview of the project area by gathering perceptions, aspirations, feedback and data from relevant partners and stakeholders for objective analysis and conduct of the evaluation. The evaluation will look to underline the key factors that have either facilitated or impeded project implementation; the appropriateness of skill sets among project participants and the continued need for knowledge transfer and skills to maintain the momentum of activities already set in motion. To this end, the evaluation will examine the overall performance and impact of project components.
The consultancy is divided into 4 principle tasks, as follows:
Task 1 – Desk review
Following the initial meeting, the Consultant will conduct a detailed review of all relevant project documents produced during its implementation. Documentation includes, but is not limited to: project document; project annual work plans; project reports; conceptual papers and analyses; data on implementation of grant-funded projects supported by the intervention.
Task 2 – Evaluation
Upon the approval of the work plan by the UNDP, the Consultant is expected to carry out the evaluation of the pilot phase of the M&D Project, via direct interviews with key stakeholders and beneficiaries from partner localities. UNDP will provide support to the Consultant in organization of meetings and interviews, as necessary, as well as will make all logistical and transportation arrangements.
Task 2 will not exceed 11 days.
Task 3 – Concept Note
Project Concept Note for possible follow-up direction, including: (i) relevant country context analysis; outline of priority demands and emerging intervention niches, from the viewpoint of project-relevant domain and overall country context; (ii) justification, relevance and rationale; (iii) vision, impact hypothesis, timeframe, main target groups, and possible objectives system, which is complementary to other relevant endeavours (of MHRR/SDC/UNDP and other relevant national and international actors); (iv) key stakeholders; direct and indirect beneficiaries; key partners for implementation, cooperation and networking, in order to produce the most adequate outreach; available human resources and know-how for the performance of activities; needs for external expertise; (v) proposed scope of work and intervention lines, expected outcomes and outputs; (vi) partners and stakeholders, including mapping of the relevant actors; the relationships between them (the stakeholder mapping shall make visible the points of common interests that provide the ground for a mutually supportive and reinforcing interaction); detailed analysis of the driving and restraining forces; (vii) sustainability considerations; (viii) implementation modalities and implementation structure; (ix) risks and mitigation measures; Annexes, as relevant.
Task 4 – Submission of Final Project Evaluation Report and Concept Note
Following the briefing session, the Consultant is expected to prepare a final project evaluation report, capturing findings and recommendations on both the project approach and performance. Suggestions and comments gathered during the briefing session will be taken into consideration. Also, any observations that may arise from the evaluation will be incorporated into the final report. An integral part of the report will also be the Concept Note for the potential follow-up intervention.Task 4 will not exceed 3 days.
The following deliverables are expected:
Task 2 – Evaluation - Beginning of September, 2015 (up to 11 days)
Task 3 Concept note - September, 2015 (up to 7 days)
Task 4 – Submission of Final Project Evaluation Report and Concept Note - mid-September 2015 (3 days)
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis. The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Applicants are required to submit an application including:
Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.