International Consultant- Monitoring and Evaluation Expert


Location : BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Application Deadline :02-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :November 2019 – September 2020
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 working days

Background

NOTE: Signed Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability - http://www.ba.undp.org/content/dam/bosnia_and_herzegovina/docs/Operations/Jobs/Offerors%20Letter%20to%20UNDP%20Confirming%20Interest%20and%20Availability.docx Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability.docx - to be sent to e-mail ba.shared.hr@undp.org  with Subject: Job ID 87598.

As a party to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) has undertaken important steps towards understanding and addressing climate change issues. It is increasingly recognized not only by the Government and scientific community, but also by its citizens that climate change is an issue of key strategic importance. B&H has put great emphasis on climate change as one of the most significant development challenges facing the country. The importance of adaptation was clearly reflected in its Second National Communications and Climate Change Adaptation and Low Emission Development Strategy (CCA LEDs), adopted in 2013. In 2015, B&H submitted its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), as part of the negotiations leading to the historic Paris Agreement, which it signed in April 2016.

Authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina and key domestic stakeholders realize the increasing threat posed to them and the development of the country by climate change and the need of adapting to it in order to avoid or minimize negative consequences.  The government is motivated to support and implement the national adaptation planning (NAP) process as adaptation issues are becoming very important for the country’s further development.

The overall project’s objective is to support the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to advance the national adaptation planning process. Green Climate Fund (GCF) resources will be used to enable the government to integrate climate change related risks, coping strategies and opportunities into ongoing development planning and budgeting processes. The project will advance adaptation planning in B&H with a focus on most vulnerable sectors such as water management, agriculture, forestry etc., upgrading the knowledge base for adaptation, prioritizing adaptation interventions for the medium term, building institutional capacities for integrating climate change adaptation and demonstrating innovative ways of financing adaptation at the sub-national/local government level.

The overall objective of this assignment is to develop a framework for an effective monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system for climate change (CC) adaptation activities.


Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant should work in close consultation with and under the guidance and supervision of the UNDP project manager. Specifically, his\her responsibilities are focused to developing a framework for an effective M&E system for CC adaptation processes. This system will build upon existing monitoring mechanisms and will be strengthened to monitor economic analysis of direct and indirect benefits of investments. This activity is to include, but not limiting to, the following:

  • Assessing the current national policy and regulatory frameworks with an aim to identify gaps as well as entry points for embedding domestic M&E system, with focus on adaptation to climate change.
  • Exploring potential requirements, including legal and administrative requirements for establishment of M&E in the context of the EU accession status of the country;
  • Analyzing current and envisaged sector-level M&E needs (water management, agriculture, forestry, environment, spatial planning and hydro-energy sectors) with the aim of integration with envisaged M&E system.
  • Proposing the most appropriate Conceptual Framework for M&E, which will include the following, among the other: 
    • Identification and collection of all relevant data, sources, and methodologies;
    • Data processing and quality control model (s) i.e. roles and responsibilities of entities in charge of implementing, measuring, reporting and verifying adaptation actions in respective sectors;
    • Performance indicators to measure progress in implementation of adaptation actions,
    • Procedures for reporting and collecting performance indicator data;
    • Procedures for data communication and dissemination
    • Propose governance structure for the suggested M&E framework.
    • Specific information on technical and methodological details related to M&E infrastructure analyzed and related capacity building needs and training programme for such an M&E system identified
    • Propose a pathway describing all steps for implementation of the proposed Framework, including responsible entities, a timeframe, and related costs to the extent possible;
    • Identify and present several best practices in M&E of climate change adaptation actions applicable for the country;

Present the findings and recommendations from the proposed Conceptual Framework for M&E of Adaptation Actions to relevant stakeholders.

Develop technical guidelines for M&E activities including baselines, goals and standard indicators to monitor and evaluate adaptation projects in B&H (considering already defined protocol on data flow between sectors relevant for integrated water management and climate change)

Develop a capacity building plan and undertake capacity building on M&E (series of workshops on reporting, monitoring and evaluating (including legal framework, defined protocols and development of M&E tools) based on the technical guidelines

All of the above listed tasks shall be performed under the supervision of Project Manager in cooperation with other project staff.

Deliverables/ outputs

The consultant is responsible for the following deliverables:

Deliverable / outputs

# of days per task

Due date

Percentage

Analysis of monitoring and evaluation legal and institutional framework and sector-level M&E needs

8

31 Jan 2020

26.7 %

Conceptual Framework for Monitoring and Evaluation completed

15

30 May 2020

50 %

Monitoring and evaluation technical guidelines with capacity building plan completed

7

30 Sept 2020

23.3 %


Competencies

Corporate Responsibility and Teamwork:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Plans, prioritizes and delivers tasks on time;
  • Strives for and promotes excellence in performance continually;
  • Participates effectively in a team-based, information-sharing environment, collaborating and cooperating with others;
  • Generates ideas and seizes opportunities to support corporate strategic objectives.

People Skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Recognizes and responds appropriately to the ideas, interests, and concerns of others;
  • Builds trust and engenders morale by displaying open, transparent and credible behavior;
  • Respects individual/cultural /gender differences; utilizes diversity to foster teamwork;
  • Ensures others’ understanding of, involvement in, and adaptation to a change process.

Partnering and Networking:

  • Communicates sensitively and effectively across different constituencies;
  •  Ability to work as a member of a team as well as work autonomously.

Results-Orientation:

  • Plans and procedures quality results to meet established goals.

Communication:

  • Technical writing skills, formulates written information clearly and persuasively;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Shares information openly with co-workers and partners while using discretion to protect confidences;
  • Presents information in a clear and articulate manner.

Job Knowledge and Expertise:

  • Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position;
  • Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks;
  • In-depth knowledge of development issues;
  • Demonstrates in-depth knowledge of communications issues and production of various communications products;
  • Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning;
  • Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments;


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

  • University degree in natural / engineering sciences;

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in the relevant field of climate change;
  • Experience in working on monitoring and evaluation activities;
  • Good knowledge and understanding of reporting requirements towards UNFCCC and European Environment Agency;

Languages Requirements:

  • Excellent knowledge of English language

Other Requirements:

  • Familiarity with policy development process;
  • Knowledge of project management cycle;
  • Familiarity with UN system and the UNDP rules, procedures and regulations would be advantage.

Technical criteria:

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 point would be considered for the Financial Evaluation

Criteria

Weight

Max. Point

Technical

70%

70

Rating based on Qualifications

40%

40

Methodology (document which contains brief explanation on approach to conduct the work)

20%

20

Phone Interview/Interview by Skype

40%

40

Financial

30%

30

Long/Shortlisting Criteria

Criteria

Points

Relevant Education

Max 20 points (15 points allocated for B.Sc degree +2.5 points for MSc +  +2.5 points for PhD)

At least 10 years of professional experience

Max 60 points

Prior work experience with UNDP/UN Agencies

Max 10 points

Knowledge of English

Max 10 points-will be assessed as 10 points for fluency and the points decrease as per the level mentioned in the CV: good - 8 points; fair/upper intermediate – 6 points; intermediate - 4 points; beginner - 2 point.

EVALUATION

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

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:
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%

Applicants are required to submit an application including:

  • Proposal:

    • Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;
    • Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work;
  • Personal CV including relevant experience and contact details of at least 3 references;

Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.

Note:

  • For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work to engage in the consultancy.
  • Due to large number of potential applicants, only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the service procurement process.


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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