International Consultancy for Terminal Evaluation of the Project expansion and strengthening of the Protected Area Subsystem of the Outer Islands of Seychelles


Location : Seychelles, SEYCHELLES
Application Deadline :30-Sep-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English   French  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
14-Oct-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :20 days worked in a period of 3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :20 days worked in a period of 3 months

Background

Project Outer Island Project 00087541 - Expansion and Strengthening of the Protected Area subsystem of the outer Islands of Seychelles and its intgration into the broader land and seascape

In accordance with UNDP and GEF M&E policies and procedures, all full and medium-sized UNDP support GEF financed projects are required to undergo a terminal evaluation upon completion of implementation. These terms of reference (TOR) sets out the expectations for a Terminal Evaluation (TE) of theExpansion and Strengthening of the Protected Area Subsystem of the Outer Islands of Seychelles and its Integration into the broader land and seascape (PIMS # 4529).

The evaluator will review all relevant sources of information, such as the project document, project reports – including Annual APR/PIR, project budget revisions, midterm review, progress reports, GEF focal area tracking tools, project files, national strategic and legal documents, and any other materials that the evaluator considers useful for this evidence-based assessment.

Evaluation Team:

The evaluation team will be composed of 1 international evaluator. The consultant shall have prior experience in evaluating similar projects. Experience with GEF financed projects is an advantage. The evaluator selected should not have participated in the project preparation and/or implementation and should not have conflict of interest with project related activities


Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:
The evaluators will assess the extent to which the project is achieving impacts or progressing towards the achievement of impacts. Key findings that should be brought out in the evaluations include whether the project has demonstrated: a) verifiable improvements in ecological status, b) verifiable reductions in stress on ecological systems, and/or c) demonstrated progress towards these impact achievements.

The evaluation report must include a chapter providing a set of conclusions, recommendations and lessons.

Duration
The total duration of the evaluation will be 20 days worked within a period of 3 months according to the plan.

Duty Station
The consultant will be based in Seychelles or Home based

Deadline for submission
Applications should be sent through emaill :procurement.mu@undp.org on or before 30 September 2019, Monday - Midnight, New York time (GMT+4 Seychelles time)

Annexes

Annex A - Letter of confirmation of interest and availability and Submission of financial proposal
Annex B - Model Contact IC
Annex C - UNDP GCC IC
Annex D - P11
Terms of Reference

All Annexes are availabel by following the link below:
http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=59396

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Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UNs values and ethical standards.
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UN.
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism.

Functional Competencies

  • Operational effectiveness.
  • Solid knowledge of financial and human resources management, contract, asset and procurement, information and communication technology, general administration.
  • Ability to lead business processes re-engineering, implementation of new systems (business Management and Leadership.
  • Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback.
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.
  • Shows mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills.

 


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • An Master of Science (minimum requirement) or higher degree in Environment, Natural Resource Management or related fields.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of evaluation experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies, including use of SMART tools.  Competence in adaptive management would be an advantage
  • Prior experience in the evaluation of international technical assistance projects with major donor agencies, including UNDP-GEF projects.
  • Experience in similar projects in SIDS is an advantage.
  • Adequate experience in the management, design and/or evaluation of comparable natural resources management projects.
  • In-depth understanding of biodiversity conservation and protected area issues in tropical/subtropical and island environments (particular experience with Small Island Developing States and in the Western Indian Ocean is an advantage). A minimum of 10 years of relevant working experience is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess complex situations, succinctly distil critical issues, and draw forward-looking conclusions and recommendations.

Language:

  • Excellent report writing skills and fluency in English is compulsory.
  • Knowledge of French or Seychelles Creole would be advantageous.  
  • Ability to deliver quality reports within the given time.


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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