Evaluation Team to conduct Evaluation of the Project “Promotion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficient Technologies in the Building Sector of Bhutan: Enabling Environment” (International Team leader)


Location : Thimphu, BHUTAN
Application Deadline :28-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :2d 19h 46m
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
31-May-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :25 working days w.e.f 31st May – 28 June 2019
Expected Duration of Assignment :25 working days w.e.f 31st May – 28 June 2019


Background

The project titled “Promotion of Renewable and Energy Efficient Technologies in the Building Sector of Bhutan - Enabling Environment” is implemented by the Department of Renewable Energy (DRE) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs, and Department of Engineering Services (DES) under the Ministry of Works and Human Settlement. The project is being implemented with the objective to establish a solid foundation and an enabling framework for improving the energy performance of buildings and use of solar thermal energy.

There are two main outcomes of project namely to improve framework conditions for wide scale market introduction of solar thermal (ST) energy technologies, and to improve energy performance of buildings in the long term. Activities towards achievement of the first outcome are being implemented by Department of Renewable Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs while the latter by the Department of Engineering Services, Ministry of Works and Human Settlement.

The project document foresees an independent external final evaluation of the project in the last quarter of project implementation.  

The main objectives of the evaluation are as follows:

  1. To assess how effective and efficient the project has been implemented
  2. To assess what has been the impact and sustainability of the interventions
  3. To assess how the crosscutting issues of gender, social and environmental issues have been addressed in the implementation;
  4. To identify challenges, good practice and lessons

The evaluation will cover the period from May 2017 to March 2019. The evaluation will use the OECD DAC criteria on relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability to evaluation the project implementation and performance.

The evaluation will take place in Thimphu, Bhutan and nearby project locations where the implementing partners’ offices are located. It will cover implementing partners of the project namely, the Department of Renewable Energy and Department of Engineering Services and target groups.


Duties and Responsibilities

The evaluation team will be composed of: senior evaluator (team leader, international), a sector expert (energy, international) and a national evaluator.

The evaluation team will submit the following reports:

  • Draft and final inception report.
  • Draft evaluation report
  • Final evaluation including results assessment form


Competencies

Education:

  • A post-secondary/advanced degree (Masters level or higher) in environmental sciences, evaluation, or a related subject


Required Skills and Experience

 

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of proven work experience and expertise in the field of evaluation (sample of evaluation report produced should be annexed to offer)
  • Experience in evaluation (experience with EU/UNDP and/or GEF-financed projects is an advantage)
  • Proven knowledge of Bhutan with focus on topics such as renewable energy and energy efficiency.
  • Gender balance in the team is an asset
  • Working Experience in national context and be culturally sensitive
  • Experience in Project Cycle Management
  • Experience and expertise in evaluating cross-cutting issues
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Sound MS Office and IT skills


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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