International Consulant to Conduct Project Terminal Evaluation


Location : Home-based and Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :21-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Oct-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :28 days, with 10 days mission to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Expected Duration of Assignment :28 days, with 10 days mission to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Background

In accordance with UNDP and GEF M&E policies and procedures, all full and medium-sized UNDP support GEF financed projects are required to undergo a terminal evaluation upon completion of implementation. These terms of reference (TOR) sets out the expectations for a Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the project: ‘Generating, Accessing, and Using Information and Knowledged Related to the Three Rio Coventions’ ,  (PIMS 5222)

The Generating, Accessing and Using Information related to the 3 Rio Conventions project is in line with the GEF-5 CCCD Programme Frameworks two (2) and four (4), which calls for countries to generate, access and use information and knowledge and to strengthen capacities to implement and manage global convention guidelines. It is also aligned with the first objective of GEF6 that is to integrate global environmental needs into management information systems (MIS). It is a direct response to national priorities identified through the National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) conducted in 2005-2006 and that is part of the institutional strengthening underway at MOE and MAFF. Through a learning-by-doing process, this project will harmonize existing environmental information systems, integrating internationally accepted measurement standards and methodologies, as well as develop a more consistent reporting on the global environment. Under the first outcome, the project will support the development of national capacities to effectively and efficiently standardize environment-related information that is generated on the implementation of the Rio Conventions in Cambodia, and give open-access to this information. In parallel to this, the project will support the strengthening of Cambodia’s capacity to better engage stakeholders and better coordinate the implementation of the Rio Conventions in the country. Under the second outcome, project resources will be used to improve the use of environment-related information for the development of innovative tools supporting decision-making processes related to the implementation of the Rio Conventions. The project support will also include activities to develop the capacity in using this environment-related knowledge of national institutions involved in international negotiations at Conventions COPs, as well as using this knowledge to produce national reports meeting Conventions reporting obligations.

The project’s objective is to improve access to environmental information related to the Rio Conventions through the harmonization of existing environmental management information systems and improving coordination of the implementation of these conventions in Cambodia. The harmonization of these existing systems will be translated into better access to information related to the implementation of the Rio Conventions in Cambodia.

The project is delineated into two main components as follows:

Component 1:   Improved access and generation of information related to the three Rio Conventions

Component 2:   Improved use of information and knowledge related to the Rio Conventions.

Following its approval, the project has continued to implement the agreed activities plan toward delivering its result. The project is going to end on 31 December 2018. To evaluate on the progress made by the project, the project plans to recruit an International Consultant to conduct Terminal Evaluation for the project


Duties and Responsibilities

The Terminal Evaluation will be conducted according to the guidance, rules and procedures established by UNDP and GEF as reflected in the UNDP Evaluation Guidance for GEF Financed Projects.

The objectives of the terminal evaluation are to assess the achievement of project results, and to draw lessons that can both improve the sustainability of benefits from this project, and aid in the overall enhancement of UNDP programming.

Interested Offerors must visit this link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=49645  to download Individual Consultant Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference, and Document Templates to be included when submitting this online application.


Competencies

  • Time management (in managing deliverables)
  • Team management
  • Professionalism, courtesy, patience
  • Outstanding inter-cultural communication, networking and coordination skills


Required Skills and Experience

Education:  An advanced University education (MS or PhD) with expertise in natural resource management, biodiversity management, agriculture, forestry, climate change, environmental management, and other related disciplines.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in conducting evaluation for development projects and GEF funded project;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant  professional  experience in working for similar multi-focal area capacity development projects, e.g. on the three thematic areas of the 3Rio convention namely Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Land Degradation;
  • Experience working in Asia region, especially on capacity development and Rio Conventions;
  • Experience working for development projects, with multi  stakeholders including government agencies, development agencies, and UN agencies.
  • Knowledge of UNDP and GEF monitoring and evaluation policies
  • Previous experience with results-based monitoring and evaluation methodologies;

Language Requirement: Excellent written and oral English.

Interested Offerors must visit this link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=49645 to download Individual Consultant Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference, and Document Templates to be included when submitting this online application.

UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.

Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.

Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email sereyvattana.chan@undp.org  and cc procurement.kh@undp.org . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice.

 

 


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