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Mid Term Review of Climate Proofing Local Development Gains in Rural and Urban Areas of Machinga and Mangochi Districts
|Location :||Lilongwe, MALAWI|
|Application Deadline :||22-May-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||30 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 working days|
This is the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the UNDP-GEF Midterm Review (MTR) of the full-sized project titled Climate Proofing Local Development Gains in Rural and Urban Areas of Machinga and Mangochi Districts (PIMS#4508). The project is implemented by the Government of Malawi, through the Ministry of Natural Resources Energy and Mining with support from Global Environment Facility (GEF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which is to be undertaken in year 2017. The project started on 24th July 2014 and is in its third year of implementation. In line with the UNDP-GEF Guidance on MTRs, this MTR process was initiated before the submission of the second Project Implementation Report (PIR). This ToR sets out the expectations for this MTR. The MTR process must follow the guidance outlined in the document; Guidance for Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects.
The project was designed to: secure the development and food security gains from the baseline programs by empowering communities to integrate climate risk considerations in the development policies, plans, projects and actions. The project’s outcomes are as follows:
Duties and Responsibilities
The MTR will be carried out by an independent international consultant with experience and exposure to projects and evaluations in other regions globally.
The MTR consultant will first conduct a document review of project documents (i.e. PIF, UNDP Initiation Plan, Project Document, ESSP, Project Inception Report, PIRs, Finalized GEF focal area Tracking Tools, Project Appraisal Committee meeting minutes, Financial and Administration guidelines used by Project Team, project operational guidelines, manuals and systems, etc.) provided by EAD and UNDP Project Team. Then they will participate in a MTR inception workshop to clarify their understanding of the objectives and methods of the MTR, producing the MTR inception report thereafter. The MTR mission will then consist of interviews and site visits to Machinga and Mangochi districts.
The MTR consultant will assess the following four categories of project progress and produce a draft and final MTR report. See the Guidance for Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects for requirements on ratings. No overall rating is required.
Progress Towards Results:
Project Implementation and Adaptive Management:
The MTR consultant will include a section in the MTR report setting out the MTR’s evidence-based conclusions, in light of the findings.
Additionally, the MTR consultant is expected to make recommendations to the Project Team. Recommendations should be succinct suggestions for critical intervention that are specific, measurable, achievable, and relevant. A recommendation table should be put in the report’s executive summary. The MTR consultant/team should make no more than 15 recommendations total.
The selection of consultants will be aimed at maximizing the overall “team” qualities in the following areas:
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references.
Note: Payments will be based on invoices on achievement of agreed milestones i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR and certification of acceptance by the UNDP. The applicant must factor in all possible costs in his/her “All Inclusive Lump Sum Fee/Daily Fee” financial proposal including his/her consultancy and professional fee, honorarium, accommodation, communication cost such as telephone/internet usage, printing cost, ad-hoc costs, stationery costs, and any other foreseeable costs in this exercise. UNDP (project) will provide transportation for field travel, however the consultant is responsible for covering their accommodation/meals/incidental expenses for such travel. No costs other than what has been indicated in the financial proposal will be paid or reimbursed to the consultant.
The lump sum is fixed regardless of changes in the cost components. No costs other than what has been indicated in the financial proposal will be paid or reimbursed to the consultant.
Schedule of Payments:
Criteria B: Contextual experience and proven skills
Criteria C: Technical Proposal
Financial: Cost-effectiveness, 30 points.
Proposal should be submitted through the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 28th May 2017 by 5pm Malawi local time.
The documents can be seen on the link below:
Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above. [The procuring UNDP entity] will respond in writing or 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.
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.