Results Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Consultant (Open for National or International Consultant with residence in Cambodia)


Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :28-Jan-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
03-Feb-2020
Duration of Initial Contract :80 working days (1 February – May 2020)
Expected Duration of Assignment :80 working days (1 February – May 2020)

Background

The Early Warning System (EWS) is one of the priorities of the Royal Government of Cambodia’s. The purpose of an EWS is to monitor climate and environmental data on a real-time basis, detect adverse trends and conduct reliable predictions of possible impacts in the form of early warning information.  An early warning therefore refers not only to advisories in emergency situations, but also to information related to the changing climatic trends revealed after tracking and analyzing climate and weather data over time.  An effective EWS would thus enable timely response to natural hazards and extreme weather events, to support the implementation of the risk-informed development.

                The project “Strengthening climate information and early warning systems in Cambodia to support climate resilient development and adaptation to climate change” (“the EWS project”) is being implemented to assist the Government in achieving the early warning system gaps and challenges in the country.The project seeks to address the current barriers through three complementary outcomes:

  1. Increased institutional capacity to assimilate and forecast weather, hydrological, climate and environmental information.
  2. Climate and weather information available and utilized for national, sectoral and sub-national planning as well as for transboundary communication in the region.
  3. Strengthened institutional capacity to operate and maintain EWS and climate information infrastructure, both software and hardware, in order to monitor weather and climate change.

To meet the above three outcomes, the approach adopted by the project is to 1) invest in early warning infrastructure – hydro and meteorology stations nationwide; 2) mobilize technical expertise to enhance capacity of national entities (namely MOWRAM, NCDM, and MAFF) in making use of the information; and 3) ensure the smooth flow of information sharing both at national level and between national and provincial level. Over the last two years, the project has shown significant progress in supporting the provision of climate information and climate forecast capacity in Cambodia.

Communicating the result of the project’s activities is an important undertaking to ensure that the progress of the project is well documented and promoted to wider audience. Since the project enters the last year of implementation, a Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Consultant is required to help document the project results, achievement and impacts.  


Duties and Responsibilities

The primary scope of work is to monitor, evaluate and report activities of EWS under the existing agreements of the project and other technical undertaking.

Tasks will include:

  • Provision of technical and administrative support to the team in monitoring, evaluating and reporting the progress and result of EWS project and Disaster Risk Reduction portfolio of UNDP Cambodia.
  • Contribute to knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

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=62576 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

  • Strong analytical skills and exceptional ability in communication and writing, transforming technical reports into ones that are aimed at publics.

  • Excellent attention to detail when reviewing results frameworks and inputs to communication products.

  • Proficiencies in Microsoft Excel, Word, and design software.

  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, produce high-quality work in a timely fashion.


Required Skills and Experience

Education: 

Master’s Degree in international development, social science or other related fields.

Experience:

  • At least 1 year of relevant working experience in project or programme management or monitoring and evaluation.

  • Good understanding of developing countries context, particularly Cambodia. Some prior work experience with development agencies, particularly the UN system in Cambodia is an asset.

  • Strong writing, drafting, communications and quality assurance skills, demonstrated by articles / policy briefs / press releases / impact stories or development articles, particularly on Cambodia’s affairs.

Language Requirement:

Fluency in English mandatory, particularly writing skill.

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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