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International Consultant - UNPAF Final Evaluation
|Location :||Bissau, GUINEA-BISSAU|
|Application Deadline :||20-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||45 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||45 working days|
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.
The United Nations Partnership Framework between Guinea-Bissau and the United Nations System (UNPAF) for the period 2016-2020 is the result of participatory work carried out under the leadership of the Government in close collaboration with the UN Country Team, UNIOGBIS, the Civil Society Organizations and the Private Sector. It was based on the results of a complementary analysis of Guinea-Bissau's development situation and key priorities in lines with the Strategic and Operational Plan 2015-2020, “Terra Ranka”.
UNPAF has defined four (4) key results of the partnership and the strategic interventions that the United Nations will implement to make a meaningful contribution to the achievement of national priorities:
To strengthen integration and ensure coherence and optimization of resource use, it is agreed in the UNPAF document that coordination and management arrangements will be guided by the principles of the Declaration of Paris on Aid Effectiveness, the United Nations Program Principles and the "Delivering as One" approach, in particular the principles of "One Program", "a Joint Arrangement of Operations, particularly a Budget Framework", "One voice" and "One leader". In accordance with the principles of this approach, a Joint Work Plan was developed for each expected result. Thus, four (4) Joint Work Plans were developed to serve as a framework for the implementation of the Program.
UNPAF monitoring and evaluation mechanisms include the organization of an annual review at the end of each year, a mid-term review during the third or fourth quarter of the third year, and a mandatory final evaluation by the end of the fourth year.
The Mid-Term Review was completed in September 2018. Recommendations were formulated and a plan for implementing these recommendations was developed and validated by the UNCT. It is within this framework that the term of the reference of the Final Evaluation are elaborated.
Duties and Responsibilities
The UNPAF evaluation will examine whether the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) prioritizes aid and contributes to the development of the country. It will also assess the leadership of the UN Resident Coordinator in addressing the political issues facing the UN Country Team, as well as its support for collective programming and resource mobilization objectives.
The final evaluation of UNPAF will be the main accountability tool for measuring the collective contribution of the United Nations development system at the country level. It will focus on issues at the strategic level and the overall contribution of the United Nations system at the outcome level, as well as the contribution to the National Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The results and recommendations of the final evaluation of UNPAF will be considered in the development of the new UNSDCF for 2021-2025.
Scope of the UNPAF Final Evaluation
Based on the results of the Mid-Term Review, lessons learned from implementation over the first three years of the program, the exercise will focus on:
United Nations Coordination Team;
UNPAF Working Thematic Groups;
Evaluation Questions and Approaches
Relevance and coherence: Are we doing the right things?
Results: Have we made a difference?
Transformation: Have we made long-lasting, systemic and society-wide changes?
Normative: Have we left no one behind?
In addition to the four dimensions highlighted above, the following questions should also be used to assess UNPAF:
Management and coordination:
Methodology of data collection:
In general, building upon the Midterm Review’s report and recommendation, data collection will be done through:
Field visits. In this context, the team of Consultants will identify some key partners to collect additional data. The method and tools to be used to collect this data will be developed by the consultants in a global Methodological Note that will be analyzed and adopted by the Evaluation Management Team.
Duties and responsibilities:
Under the direct responsibility of the Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team and under the direct supervision of the Evaluation Manager, with the support of the Consultative Group, the International Consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:
Key deliverables expected:
Main activities planned at this end are resumed in the table below:
Theory-of-change (ToC) workshop, a key reference framework for evaluators. the ToC should cascade from the SDGs to UNPAF outcomes to agency outcomes and Outputs:
Development of a common understanding of what ought to happen to achieve the goals, what the UN’s activities are expected to achieve – a critical exercise to avoiding dispute at a later stage.
Inception phase: Inception report - briefing the UNCT members, Head of Section of UNIOGBIS and national counterparts, agreeing on the methodology and planning evaluation activities proposed by the Evaluation Team, according to the ToR of Final Evaluation.
Data collection and analysis of the primary data where secondary data are not available, and preparation of the preliminary outline - outline of draft report.
Writing draft evaluation report.
Review and validation process - depending on how quickly the UNCT members and their national/government counterparts can examine the draft and provide comments. Draft evaluation report validated.
Preparation of the stakeholder workshop, Draft ToR of Stakeholder Workshop, key outcomes and recommendations of the workshop.
Insertion of recommendations received from all stakeholders and finalization of the report. Final report of the final evaluation of UNPAF
The International Consultant, team leader, should have the following competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
Financial Proposal* - specifying a daily rate in USD and, if applicable, a lump sum for round-trip travel costs to join duty station/repatriation travel.
Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. rent of dwelling, fee, health insurance, vaccination, visa costs and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services...). All envisaged costs (except of the unforeseen travel costs for missions, if any) must be included in the financial proposal. Unforeseen travel costs for missions, if any, will be paid separately according to UNDP rules and regulations.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials;
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the shortlisted candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
UN 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.
Additional Questions: (Three more questions are allowed other than the two mandatory questions below)
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
* Technical Criteria weight; [70%]
* Financial Criteria weight; [30%]
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 point would be considered for the Financial Evaluation