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Outcome Evaluation Consultant: Sustainable Economic Transformation Pillar
|Location :||Monrovia, LIBERIA|
|Application Deadline :||11-Sep-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)
The Country Programme Document (CPD) for Liberia (2013-2017) was formally adopted by the Executive Board of UNDP in January 2013, signalling the formal start of a new programme cycle. The CPD was anchored on three major programme pillars, namely: i) Sustainable Economic Transformation, ii) Justice, Security and Reconciliation and iii) Inclusive Governance and Public Institutions.
Within the Economic Transformation Pillar, UNDP support has focused on three major programmes that are fully linked to both the UNDAF and the Agenda for Transformation (AfT). These programmes mainly target issues of capacity building for sustainable economic transformation, private sector development, energy and the environment and natural resource management. For the capacity building for sustainable economic transformation programme, it is anchored to support institutional and human capacity at the national and local levels. This programme seeks to target mainly (a) the continued development of capabilities (knowledge, skills, systems, procedures, targeted actions) for managing national implementation modality with emphasis on capacity and institutional support to key strategic institutions like the MFDP, the PPCC, the LRA, LIPA, LISGIS and the IAA. The second programme is the private sector development programme with a major focus of supporting and establishing a strong private sector that will become the engine of growth for the Liberian economy. This programme seeks to target mainly (b) an inclusive and sustainable economic transformation informed by evidence-based macro-economic policy while at the same time promoting access to livelihood, innovative and competitive private sector and efficient natural resource management. The third one is the energy and environment portfolio that is premised on promoting a safe and healthy environment for all. Its main target is to (c) ensure the reduction of green-house gas, reduce deforestration and climate vulnerability, respond to disaster risk management, water governance and accountability and the sustainability of the environment. The key institutions supported under this program include: the EPA which is the lead institution and national designated authority for the global environmental facility. The EPA provides coordination for all environmental activities across government and benefit from capacity and institutional support. The MoT is another institution housing the early warning system project while the MIA is hosting the disaster risk management project. The E and E portfolio is very huge and diverse and draws on different stakeholders for series of activities under its programme.
There is also the EISD which is concerned with the extractive sector and promoting transparency and accountability of natural resources and its management. There are other cros cutting areas like gender, youth initiatives, support to women specific initiatives under key partners. The UNDP SET programmes support national government priorities as defined under the Agenda for Transformation (AfT) 2013 – 2017 and the Liberia Vision 2030. UNDP partners with the Government of Liberia and other development partners including civil society to support the implementation of sustainable economic transformation priorities both within the AfT and the UNDAF.
Duties and Responsibilities
The outcome evaluation will be carried out by an external and local team of evaluators, and will engage a wide array of stakeholders and beneficiaries, including national and local government officials, donors, civil society organizations, academics and subject experts, private sector representatives and community members.
The outcome evaluation is expected to take a “theory of change’’ (TOC) approach to determining causal links between the interventions that UNDP has supported, and observed progress in economic transformation at national and local levels in Liberia. The evaluators will develop a logic model of how UNDP economic transformation interventions are expected to lead to improved national and local government management and service delivery. In the case of the economic related outcome for Liberia, a theory of change was not explicitly defined when the outcomes were established. The evaluators are expected to construct a theory of change for the outcome, based against stated objectives and anticipated results, and more generally from UNDPs global economic and capacity development strategies and techniques.
Evidence obtained and used to assess the results of UNDP support should be triangulated from a variety of sources, including verifiable data on indicator achievement, existing reports, evaluations and technical papers, stakeholder interviews, focus groups, surveys and site visits.
The Consultant will have overall responsibility for the quality and timely submission of the draft and final evaluation report. Specifically he/she will perform the following tasks:
The following steps in data collection are anticipated:
A desk review should be carried out on the key strategies and documents underpinning the economic transformation work of UNDP in Liberia. This includes reviewing the UNDAF and pertinent country programme documents, the midterm review of the UNDAF and UNDP CPD as well as a wide array of monitoring and evaluation documents of economic transformation projects, to be provided by the UNDP country office.
Field Data Collection
Following the desk review, the evaluators will build on the documented evidence through an agreed set of field and interview methodologies, including:
The following reports and deliverables are required for the evaluation:
Required Skills and Experience
Shortlisting: Education = 4 points : Experience = 6 points; 7 points required for pass to the desk review process
Only shortlisted candidates will be forwarded the UNDP Procurement Notice
Technical proposal (desk review)
To be qualified candidate should obtain minimum 70% of the total 70 points.
Contract will be awarded to highest scored candidate (technical score + financial scores)/100
Rating the Technical Proposal (TP):
Rating the Financial Proposal (FP):
Total Combined Score:
Interested candidates are requested to submit in separate files a technical and financial proposal to the email email@example.com.
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.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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.