Final evaluation of the project “Poverty reduction among youth in Cambodia – Development of youth volunteers’ skill sets for increased employability”



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Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :24-Jan-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
03-Feb-2020
Duration of Initial Contract :25 working days (February – March 2020)
Expected Duration of Assignment :25 working days (February – March 2020)

Background

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) intends to hire a National consultant in the capacity of Evaluator for the project “Poverty reduction among youth in Cambodia – Development of youth volunteers’ skill sets for increased employability”.

In 2017, UNV, the India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Fund and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS) have partnered to pilot an innovative approach to youth skills development through volunteering. To ensure the enhanced employability of young people, the project facilitates more effective volunteering programmes for Cambodian youth and has begun the development of an accreditation policy to ensure that the skills developed through such opportunities are recognized and transferable to the job market. In addition, the project builds the capacity of the national partners in strengthening national volunteering structures while enhancing the cooperation with the private sector, civil society, and academia in youth employability.

The 2.5-year project aims to contribute to the following UNDAF 2014-2018 outcomes:

  • Outcome 1: By 2018, people in Cambodia, in particular youth, women and vulnerable groups, are enabled to actively participate in and benefit equitably from growth and development that is sustainable and does not compromise the wellbeing, natural and cultural resources of future generations.

  • Outcome 2: By 2018, more people, especially vulnerable, poor and marginalized groups, are equitably benefiting from and contributing to affordable, sustainable and quality social services and protection, and have gained enhance skills to achieve and contribute to social and human development.


Duties and Responsibilities

The evaluation will assess the project’s achievement of output 1, 2, 3 in 17 provinces. The detial taks of each output is given in the Terms of Refernece.

Interested offeror must  read  the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=62521 for more  detail information about term  of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.

 


Competencies

  • Up to date with new developments, concepts and theories in youth development, non-formal education, employability and entrepreneurship.

  • Good understanding of the governance and traditional institutions, and culture of Cambodia.

  • Good understanding of the volunteering sector in Cambodia.

  • High standards of integrity, gender sensitivity, age sensitivity, discretion and confidentiality.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Advanced university degree (at least Masters) in a discipline relevant to youth development, volunteering, public administration, policy and planning, non-formal and vocational education and training, development studies, and other related interdisciplinary areas.

Experience:

  • Minimum five years’ experience in programme evaluation, especially in youth, employment, and volunteerism programmes, and proven accomplishments in undertaking evaluations for international organizations, including the UN.

  • Minimum seven years of professional experience related to policy and programming for youth, particularly in connection to non-formal education and volunteerism.

  • Experience working with Cambodian national and subnational government.

Language skills:

  • Excellent written and spoken Khmer.

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.

Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.

Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

1. Proposal:

(i) Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work

(ii) List of publications written by candidate

2. Financial proposal

3. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references

Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email sereyvattana.chan@undp.org and cc procurement.kh@undp.org . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice.


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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