Baseline Survey Consultant


Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :06-Nov-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
09-Nov-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :50 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :09 November 2018 to 24 January 2019

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.


Background

While Cambodia has achieved impressive growth over the past two decades, in order to sustain growth that is inclusive, equitable, and environmentally conscious, Cambodia needs to focus on improving its good governance system. Local governments have been proven to be a strong interface between the central Government and local communities.

The decentralization reforms in Cambodia which began in the 1990s aimed to shift powers, decision making, and service delivery responsibility from the central Government to local authorities that are closer to, are elected by, and are more accountable to their constituencies. Despite the great achievements made so far, Cambodia remains an “unfinished agenda”. The organizational and individual capacities of local councils and councilors to deliver services and to meaningfully interact and engage with local people need further improvement. At the same time, local citizens also need to be more aware of their rights, more engaged, and more able to demand accountability from their local government.

In 2015 RGC decided to transfer the solid waste management (SWM) service delivery function from the Ministry of Environment (MoE) to District and Municipality (DM). UNDP also has a growing portfolio of work related to local service delivery – in solid waste, social housing, and local economic development, among other areas. Bringing experiences from this work into efforts to support the de-concentration and decentralization agenda will be useful in sharpening local governance effectiveness and supporting service improvement.  UNDP initiatives have trialed several service consultation and feedback devices and promoted the enabling function of local governments to address local service needs. A particularly noteworthy area is that of solid waste management (SWM), where UNDP has engaged with the central Government and with the management of Special Economic Zones to find creative solutions. This might be transferred to local governments and used as an example for the governance of other local services. SWM is a source of particular national and local concern in Cambodia.


Duties and Responsibilities

The result of the individual consultant’s work is to produce a baseline report which presents a quantitative description (disaggregated by gender, sex and types of vulnerable groups such as female head household, family with persons with disabilities, youth group, poor household and people living with HIV) reflecting all indicators in the project results framework. Major tasks expected to be undertaken by the consultant include the survey design, literature review, data collection tools preparation, primary and secondary (if needed) data collection from the field, and the baseline report writing. The report is required to be written in English and will be used to inform the status of project Result Resource Framework.

This study is to be conducted within the project target areas in Steung Treng Municipality, Steung Treng province; Ang Snuol District, Kandal province; and Kampong Trorlach District, Kampong Chhnang province. The survey will be conducted with a sample of intended target groups which include head households, small business persons, and other potentially affected groups who will benefit from overall improvement of the SWM service. It is important to note that inclusiveness consideration must be taken into consideration in the sampling.  A substantial number of vulnerable groups (as defined above) are accounted. The number of target areas and target groups will be consulted during the survey design which is statistically acceptance with some adjustment for availability of budget


Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills (spoken, written and presentational);
  • Independent and initiative working
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in and with teams


Required Skills and Experience

Education: Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, development studies, social science or other relevant fields.

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experiences in designing and conducting research or survey;
  • Solid knowledge on the Cambodian sub-national administration system;
  • Strong experiences on project monitoring and evaluation and report writing;
  • Experience in results-based management (RBM);
  • Familiarity with UNDP’s project management; and
  • Ability to facilitate diverse group discussion and workshop.

Language Requirement: Fluency in English and Khmer language (spoken and written)

Interested Offerors must visit this link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=51109 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.

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