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International Consultant - UNDP GEF Terminal Evaluation
|Location :||Asmara, ERITREA|
|Application Deadline :||16-Sep-18 (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 :||25 Working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||25 wolrking days spread over 2 months|
This is the Terms of Reference for the UNDP-GEF Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the full-sized project titled “CLIMATE Change Adaptation programme in water and agriculture in anseba region” (PIMS 4540) implemented through the MoLWE/ MoA Zoba Anseba, which is to be undertaken in 2013-2018. The project started in 2013 and is in its final year of implementation. In line with the UNDP-GEF Guidance on TEs, this TE process was initiated before the submission of the second Project Implementation Report (PPR). The TE process must follow the guidance outlined in the document Guidance For Conducting Terminal Evaluation of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects (see Annex).
The project objective was to:
Duties and Responsibilities
The TE team will consist of two independent consultants that will conduct the TE - one team leader (with experience and exposure to projects and evaluations in other regions globally) and one team expert, usually from the country of the project.?
The TE team will first conduct a document review of project documents (i.e. PIF, UNDP Initiation Plan, Project Document, ESSP, Project Inception Report, PPRs, 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 the Project Team and Commissioning Unit. Then they will participate in a TE inception workshop to clarify their understanding of the objectives and methods of the TE, producing the TE inception report thereafter. The TE mission will then consist of interviews and site visits to Sub Zoba Habero and Hamelmalo, Anseba Region and surrounding villages.
The TE team will assess the following four categories of project progress and produce a draft and final TE report. See the Guidance For Conducting Terminal Evaluation of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects (attached or hyperlinked) for requirements on ratings. No overall rating is required.
Progress Towards Results
Project Implementation and Adaptive Management
Using the Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects; assess the following categories of project progress:
Assess overall risks to sustainability factors of the project in terms of the following four categories:
The TE consultant/team will include a section in the TE report setting out the TE’s evidence-based conclusions, in light of the findings.
Additionally, the TE consultant/team 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 TE consultant/team should make no more than 15 recommendations total.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The TE consultant/team shall prepare and submit:
*The final TE report must be in English. If applicable, the Commissioning Unit may choose to arrange for a translation of the report into a language more widely shared by national stakeholders.
The principal responsibility for managing this TE resides with the Commissioning Unit. The Commissioning Unit for this project’s TE is MOLWE and UNDP Country Office.
The Commissioning Unit will contract the consultants and ensure the timely provision of per diems and travel arrangements within the country for the TE team. The Project Team will be responsible for liaising with the TE team to provide all relevant documents, set up stakeholder interviews, and arrange field visits.
Required Skills and Experience
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.