International Consultant for the Midterm Review (MTR)


Location : Minsk, BELARUS
Application Deadline :19-Nov-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)
01-Dec-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :1st December 2018 – 31st May 2019
Expected Duration of Assignment :27 working days during a 3 months period from the 2nd January 2019 until the 31st March 2019

Background

Proposal should  contain the following information:

a)       Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the provided template (Annex 4 below);

b)      CV or Personal History Form (P11 Form) including past professional experience and at least 3 references, including performance evaluation of at least one UNDP / GEF projects (if available);

c)       Covering letter clarifying why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a brief description of approach to work, a proposed methodology on how he/she will approach and complete the assignment (max 1 page);

d) Samples (abstracts) of the previously developed report on project review/evaluation and at least 5 evidences of public presentations, publications, any other documentary evidences of the Offeror’s competencies and professional skills meeting the requirements of the TOR (Annex 1 below).  

Proposals must be submitted at the following address: 6th Floor, 17 Kirov Str., Minsk, 220050, Republic of Belarus or by email to tenders.by@undp.org no later than on November 19, 2018 (ref. num. 670/2018 of the tender should be indicated on the envelope or in the subject field of the e-mail).

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail of the Project Implementation Unit (PIU): natallia.labaznava@undp.org.

 

Project Implementation Unit will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

All the details about the announced positions and application documents can be found here.

ANNEXES

Annex 1- Terms of References

Annex 2 – Individual Consultant General Terms and Conditions

Annex 3 – IC Contract Form

Annex 4 - Offeror's Letter to UNDP confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal


Duties and Responsibilities

A team of two independent consultants will conduct the Midterm Review (MTR)- one team leader (with experience and exposure to projects and evaluations in other regions globally, International Consultant) and one team expert from Belarus (National Consultant). The International Consultant is designated as the team leader and will be responsible for the entire midterm review and respective MTR deliverables. The National Consultant will provide assistance to the International Consultant in line with a separate ToR focusing on preparation of the baseline data, organizing and participation in the midterm review mission to Belarus, incorporation of detailed comments received into the MTR report.

For detailed information, please refer to Terms of Reference attached.

 


Competencies

  • Technical knowledge in the targeted focal area(s) such as urban development and planning, climate change, sustainable urban mobility, energy efficiency, etc. demonstrated by at least 5 relevant publications and/or evidences in professional experience records (e.g., certifications, lecturing, training, participation in exhibitions and professional events, presentations, etc.);
  • Excellent written and spoken English;
  • Working knowledge of written and spoken Belarusian or Russian is an advantage;
  • Strong report writing skills and experience in writing and presenting reports to a high professional level (an example of a report and presentations that include graphs, pictures, diagrams, figures and other illustrative tools to enhance the reporting quality shall be provided).


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

Advanced university degree (at least the Master level) in environmental studies, sustainable development, urban planning and development, economics or law;

University degree (at least Master level) in other sciences with not less than 10 years of practical experience in one of the said professional fields would also be acceptable; Years of experience:

Experience:

Minimum seven years of relevant professional experience (in one of the above said professional fields: environmental studies, sustainable development, urban planning and development, economics or law);

Recent experience (within last five years) with result-based monitoring and/or evaluation methodologies in mid-term or final performance evaluation of at least two international and/or regional projects demonstrated by examples of an evaluation report (abstracts from evaluation reports, references to the corresponding documents, etc.);

Experience or knowledge of UNDP and GEF monitoring and evaluation policy demonstrated by performance evaluation of at least one other UNDP-GEF project will be considered as an asset.

For detailed information on evaluation, please refer to Procurement Notice attached.


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.


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