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Consultant for Project Evaluation of the Aid for Trade Project in Central Asia (IRH)
|Location :||Home-based with missions|
|Application Deadline :||22-Dec-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||estimated from 07/01/2019 to 15/05/2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||app. 26 working days|
UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP supports countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. The ‘Wider Europe: Aid for Trade in Central Asia’ is a regional project that supports countries in the region to harvest the benefits of trade for human development. The Aid for Trade project is part of the Regional Programme for Europe and the CIS (2014-2017) and has since its start in 2014 supported the creation of well over 1000 new jobs. Overall figures of users of the AfT project related activities total over 314 000.
The project also promotes better cooperation between the different countries in the implementation and coordination of different thematic areas.
Location: Home-based with travel to Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan
Duties and Responsibilities
The evaluation should determine the project’s relevance, performance, results, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and substantiality, including lessons learned and recommendations:
Effectiveness: measures the manner in which the intended output targets were achieved. Measuring effectiveness involves an assessment of cause and effect in that how far can observable changes be attributed to project outputs. This includes the following steps:
Sustainability: to measure to what extent the benefits of the outputs will continue after the project has ended. Assessing sustainability involves evaluating to what extent the capacity can be maintained.
Impact, especially from UNDP’s perspective, measures the changes on human development that are caused by the project outputs, specifically for job creation, livelihoods improvements, sales/export increase and facilitating ease of business including capacity development, and access to more efficient and transparent business processes.
Timeline and schedule (tentative)
The evaluation will commence in first quarter of 2019. The duration of the assignment is up to 26 working days including site visits and writing of the final report. It is expected that three countries are to be visited in person.
Deliverable 2 (week 5)
Deliverable 3: (week 7)
Deliverable 4 (week 10)
Required Skills and Experience
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and b) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 15 points
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials
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.