International/National External Evaluator.


Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :29-Aug-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :30 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 working days

Background

UNDP Lebanese Electoral Assistance Project (LEAP) has the main objective to strengthen the capacity of stakeholders for the conduct of transparent and inclusive elections in Lebanon. Through a multi-component approach, the project has the intended outcomes of providing technical assistance and support in the following key electoral areas: (1) management and administration of Elections (2) supervision of election campaigns (3) provision of voter education initiatives (4) resolution of electoral disputes, and (5) initiatives to improve election opportunities for women.
From 2013 till 2017, the budget of the project was around 4.8 million Euros.


Duties and Responsibilities

Context of the required services
Since 2009 UNDP is supporting the Government of Lebanon, the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities – the Electoral Management Body – in the organization and conduct of local and national elections and in the implementation of all the required electoral processes. In this regard, UNDP through dedicated electoral assistance projects supported the 2009 parliamentary elections, 2016 municipal elections and recently the 2018 legislative elections which were conducted on the basis of a new electoral framework.
Since 2013, UNDP Lebanese Elections Assistance Project (LEAP) provides technical assistance and advisory support to national stakeholders with the main objective of organizing and conducting electoral processes timely, efficiently and according to the international standards. Most recently, the project provided support for the preparation, organization and conduct of the 2018 legislative elections which were conducted after almost nine years of postponement. These elections were organized under the provisions of the Law 44/2017 which established a new proportional electoral system dividing the country in 15 major electoral districts. The law also provided for a preferential vote in the 26 minor electoral districts.
The new electoral framework, included some key electoral reforms, long awaited by society and experts, such as unified ballot papers, out-of-country voter registration and voting, permanent Supervisory Commission for Elections (SCE). The law however, failed to include some important reforms mainly regarding the adoption of affirmative measures for the participation of women and dedicated electoral processes and procedures for persons with disabilities (PWDs).
Since 2013, LEAP supported organization and conduct of two national elections namely the 2016 municipal and the 2018 parliamentary elections which reconnected the country to its democratic trajectory giving momentum to institutional strengthening and democratic consolidation in the country. Nonetheless, taking note that reforms have been adopted, most notably for the 2018 elections, the early lessons learned identified electoral areas that would require further sustained support and assistance.
Project Outcome:
The Capacity of National Stakeholders for the Conduct of Credible, Transparent and Inclusive Elections in Lebanon Developed
Project outputs:
Output 1: Sustainable Capacity of MOIM for the Management and Administration of Elections Built
Output 2: Capacity of the SCE for the Monitoring of Elections Increased
Output3: Capacity of MOIM for Voter Education and Public Participation Initiatives in Electoral Processes strengthened
Output 4: Capacity of the Constitutional Council for the Resolution of Election Disputes Improved
Output 5: Women’s participation and representation in elections Promoted.
In this context, UNDP is conducting a final evaluation of the support and assistance provided by LEAP in the electoral cycle 2013-2018, with an aim to unearth achievements, challenges and areas that need further attention. The stakeholders for this activity are the LEAP Project, the Ministry of Interior and Municipalities (MoIM), the Supervisory Commission for Elections (SCE), Constitutional Council (CC), civil society organizations (eg: LADE, Women in Front (WIF), LPHU, etc.).


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Proficiency and English. Knowledge of French is a plus;
  • Outstanding written skills demonstrated through previous publications;
  • Previous experience in developing work plans and strategies.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
  • Knowledge of the UN preferable.


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications :

  • Graduate Degree (Masters or equivalent) in Public Administration, Political Science, Management or related Social Science fields.

Experience:

  • At least seven (7) years of professional experience in Projects’ M&E, preferably in governance related projects.
  • Previous experience in evaluating projects of similar nature for Lebanese and/or International Organizations.
  • Knowledge of the Lebanese public administration framework is an advantage.
  • Ability to collect and analyze information from a variety of sources; advanced knowledge of the Lebanese public administration; Familiarity with organizational structures.

How to apply:

The consultancy is open for all International/National consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal. Submissions through any other media will not be considered.

The application must include all of the following documents:

1. P11,
2. Technical Proposal,
3. Financial proposal

All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site.
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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.

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