National Consultant - UNPAF Final Evaluation - (Guinean Nationals only)


Location : Bissau, GUINEA-BISSAU
Application Deadline :20-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
28-Aug-2019
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.


Background

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:

  • State institutions including defense, security and justice consolidate stability and the rule of law, democratic participation and equitable access to opportunities for all.
  • Economic growth is inclusive and sustainable to promote poverty reduction, decent employment, food security, structural transformation of the economy.
  • All citizens, especially the most marginalized and vulnerable, have equitable and sustainable access and use health, nutrition, HIV / AIDS, water, sanitation and hygiene, education and quality protection services.
  • Public institutions, civil society organizations, the private sector promote sustainable management of the environment and natural resources, risk management and disaster prevention.

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

Under the direct responsibility of the Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team and under the direct supervision of the Head of the Resident Coordinator Office, with the support of the UNPAF Monitoring and Evaluation Thematic Group, the consultant will be responsible for the tasks following:

  • Support and assist the International Consultant on the conduct of the evaluation in accordance with the terms of reference of the final evaluation;
  • Take note of the content of the terms of reference of the evaluation;
  • Prepare meetings of the team of consultants with national partners;
  • Prepare the data collection tools for the field evaluation survey;
  • Collect and analyze the data required for the final evaluation of UNPAF;
  • Develop and validate the review report plan in line with the specific objectives of the review and the mandatory guidelines;
  • Develop a guide for analyzing the contribution of the United Nations system to the achievement of national development goals for the first four years of UNDAF implementation (achievements, constraints and opportunities) and for analysis performance of coordination mechanisms between UN agencies and between the UN and the Government;
  • Contribute to the preparation of the preliminary report and the final report of the mid-term evaluation of UNPAF.


Competencies

  • Good understanding of the SDGs and their implications for development cooperation;
  • Good? ?understanding of the role of the UN System in development cooperation in the context of the country in question;

Corporate

  • Demonstrations integrity by modeling the values ??and ethical standards of the United Nations;
  • Promotes UNDP vision, mission and strategic objectives;
  • Displays the sensitivity and adaptability of culture, gender, religion, race, nationality and age;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Communication

  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills.

Professionalism

  • Demonstrated ability in analytical thinking;
  • Excellent organizational, writing and reporting skills;
  • Ability to work independently, plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time;
  • Flexibility to travel for work on short notice.

Team work

  • Openness and ability to receive / integrate feedback;
  • Ability to work under pressure;
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • At least a master's degree in social sciences or equivalent in economics, political science, planning or statistics.

Experience

  • Have at least 5 years of experience in research and evaluation of projects and cooperation programs ;
  • Experience in the field of program monitoring and evaluation;
  • Have a great familiarity with national structures and institutions ;
  • Good knowledge of the national development strategy, including Terra Ranka, and sectoral policies;
  • Experience in monitoring the national strategic development framework;
  • Good communication and writing ability;
  • Good knowledge of the United Nations System would be an asset.

Language

  • Mastery of French and English (Oral and Written).
  • Knowledge of Portuguese would be an asset.

Application procedure:

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)

  • Explain why you think you are the most suitable candidate for this work? (Mandatory);
  • Please provide your consultancy daily fee in USD (Mandatory).

Evaluation

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:?

Cumulative analysis?

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:

  • responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
  • 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%]

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 point would be considered for the Financial Evaluation?

Evaluation criteria:

  • Education background - 10 points;
  • Experience as defined in the ToR - 20 points;
  • Competences as defined in the ToR - 10 points;
  • Understating of the ToR - 15 points;
  • Methodology and overall approach - 25 points;
  • Overall quality of the proposal (comprehensiveness, structure, language and clarity) - 20 points.



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