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Re-advertisement Project Evaluator – Iraq Public Sector Modernisation Programme (I-PSM)-Phase II - Home Based with trips to Baghdad and Karbala, IRAQ
|Location :||Home Based with travel to Baghdad and Karbala, Iraq, IRAQ|
|Application Deadline :||05-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||35 Working Days, over a period of 2 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||35 Working Days, over a period of 2 months|
The Iraq – Public Sector Modernisation (I-PSM) programme is a Government of Iraq-led UN joint programme supporting Iraq’s Strategic Government Plan (SGP) 2011-14 and its National Development Plan (NDP) 2010-2014. The programme is also fully aligned with the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2011-2014. Phase II of the programme builds on lessons learned and recommendations emerging from the implementation and external evaluation of Phase I, but also on the conclusions and outcomes of the inception consultations performed, which fine-tuned and reaffirmed strategic interventions for Phase II.
The Programme focuses on four developmental themes: i) Developing policy and building machinery at the centre of government for managing Public Sector Modernisation (PSM); ii) Supporting system-wide reform for development management, gender mainstreaming, e-governance and national statistics; iii) Piloting reform in the three key sectors of health, education and water and sanitation (Watsan); and iv) Supporting decentralised service delivery and local governance initiatives.
By promoting and working on enhancing service delivery, the Government of Iraq will demonstrate to the Iraqi people that public sector modernization has concrete and tangible benefits for the population as a whole. The programme will establish synergies with existing UN and other donors programming aimed at addressing corruption, decentralization and participation, and will fully integrate cross-cutting issues in relation to poverty, gender, social exclusion and environment. The programme will be led by the GoI through its National PSM Steering Committee (NPSMSC), which provides overall strategic direction for PSM policy and coordination with particular attention to the development of the GoI’s PSM vision and strategy. Three sector Ministerial Advisory Committees (Health, Education and WATSAN) will assist the PSMSC in guiding sectoral reforms in the concerned ministries and agencies. The KRG will establish a Regional PSMC to take forward the work in Kurdistan Region in conjunction with the national initiative.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Scope of work:
Majority of the evaluation will be Baghdad and Karbala with some- home based work where necessary. The evaluation will include both one-to-one interviews with project partners and, beneficiaries as well as desk- based review of project documents, quarterly narrative reports and other relevant documentation. The list of interviewees will be developed by the project team in consultation with the evaluation team; the questionnaire will be developed by the evaluation team based on the evaluation objectives set by the CO.
The overall evaluation will be facilitated and managed by the project team with close quidance from the MSU team.
Anticipated time frame for the evaluation will be from 20 June – 30 August 2019.
The project evaluation will focus on the following criteria:
a) Relevance and fulfilment of its outputs, efficiency, effectiveness, impact and sustainability.
Relevance: How important is the relevance or significance of the intervention regarding local and national priorities / is the project on the right track?
Effectiveness: Did the project achieve its set outputs? How significant/big is the impact or effectiveness of the project compared to its expected outputs? (i.e. comparison: result- planning)
Efficiency: Did the project achieve its outputs/implement project activities economically (i.e. value for money)? How big is the efficiency or the utilization ratio of project resources (i.e. comparison: invested resources - results/impact)
Impact: Does the overall intervention contribute to longer term outcomes/results? What is the impact or effect of the intervention in proportion to the overall situation of the target groups or the beneficiary population?
Sustainability: Are the positive impacts effective and sustainable? How is the sustainability of the intervention or its effects assessed?
b) Cross-cutting issues such as gender, human rights, civil society engagement and government - non-government partnerships, Do-No Harm and, conflict sensitivity principles are taken into consideration
c) Intervention logic (i.e. Log frame) is analyzed.
2. Objectives of the Evaluation:
The objectives of the evaluation are to:
3. Key Evaluation Questions
The evaluation will be guided by the following set of core evaluation questions:
3.1 Relevance and strategic fit
3.2. Validity of design / the re-design
3.3. Achievements (Implementation and Development Effectiveness)
3.4. Effectiveness of management arrangements and efficiency of resource use
3.5. Impact orientation and sustainability
Project evaluation methodology will include the following assessment tools:
Findings from the above assessment tools will be triangulated to appraise and conclude findings. Overall, the evaluation will be Baghdad based given the focus of the project target coverage.
The consultant will be assisted by the UNDP Project Manager - IPSM where necessary.
5. Deliverables and Outputs:
The consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs/ deliverables. It should be noted that the following list of outputs/ deliverables might be subject to review and revision by UNDP in discussion with the consultant in the event of unexpected changes to the context/ working environment in Baghdad/ Iraq during the consultancy period.
6.Time and Method of payment:
7. Key Performance Indicators:
Upon signing of the contract, the consultant is expected to develop a detailed work plan in consultation with the project team. It will include the following: activities, outputs and performance indicators and corresponding timelines.
The consultant will report to the UNDP-Iraq MSU for technical and administrative issues. On technical issues the consultant will seek advice and guidance from the project team.
Planning and Organizing:
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications and Requirements:
Advance degree (Master) in international relations, Public Administration Public Policy and other relevant field.
B. Work Experience:
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:
Daily Fee – The contractor shall propose a daily fee, which should be inclusive of his professional fee, local communication cost and insurance (inclusive of medical health insurance and evacuation). The number of working days for which the daily fee shall be payable under the contract is 35 working days.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
1. Cumulative analysis
The award of the contract shall 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.
* Technical Criteria: weight 70%
* Financial Criteria weight 30%
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested international individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
Financial proposal, as per template provided in UNDP jobsite (Annex II); https://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/operations/jobs.html
Incomplete proposals may not be considered
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.