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Consultant For Slovakia Business for Development Cooperation / Rozvojmajsti Project Review
|Application Deadline :||10-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||estimated September - November 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||approx. 23 working days|
Since early 2000s UNDP’s partnership with the Slovak Republic has been the largest initiative with an emerging donor in the region, supporting official development assistance (ODA) delivery, capacity building and public finance management reforms in partner countries. The cooperation has been framed by several projects, where Slovakia as the Donor was represented by the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and Ministry of Finance.
Duties and Responsibilities
UNDP would like to undertake an independent quality review to provide the Project Board, the Donor and project team with an opportunity for joint reflection with an external evaluator about the project´s achievements - outcomes (whenever possible – impact), strengths and weaknesses, as well as lessons that can be incorporated into future planning and implementation. The quality review will seek to:
The findings and recommendations of the review should help assess the appropriateness of the selected approach, validate Rozvojmajstri key assets and point out lacunae of missed opportunities, provide in-depth insights into how Rozvojmajstri should move forward.
The review is expected to provide objective information and essential learning for the UNDP project team, Project Board, Donor and the interested private sector actors, and the international development community.
Expected duration of the assignment is app. 23 working days between September and November 2019.
Management of review process
Assignment is home-based with two field visits to Slovakia and Western Balkans. The consultant will be responsible for all personal administrative and travel arrangements and expenses associated with undertaking this assignment including office accommodation, printing, stationary, telephone and electronic communications, and report copies incurred in this assignment.
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation consultant will be held to the highest ethical standards and is required to sign a Code of Conduct (please refer to Attachment C) upon acceptance of the assignment. UNDP evaluations are conducted in accordance with the principles outlined in the UNEG 'Ethical Guidelines for Evaluations'.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
Financial Criteria: 30% of total evaluation – max. 15 points.
The application submission is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal - Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and requested to provide a financial offer.
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.