Consultant for Final Evaluation of the Project (Open for International and National Consultant with residency in Cambodia).


Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :10-Feb-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
21-Feb-2020
Duration of Initial Contract :25 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :February to March 2020

Background

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) intends to hire a 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.

The project’s outputs are as follows:

  • Output 1: Strengthened national capacity to establish enabling policy environment for volunteerism and its recognition.

  • Output 2: Promoted engagement of vulnerable youth in volunteerism as a means of employable skills development (Inclusion) – “Ensuring that no one is left behind”.

  • Output 3: Advocacy, Information and Monitoring (AIM) – Strengthened national capacity to implement volunteer management mechanisms.

The project interventions have been carried out in 17 provinces and Phnom Penh as follows:

Output 1:

  • Development of the National Youth Volunteering Implementation Plan in consultation with MoEYS, volunteer-involving organizations and private sector partners.

  • Pilot 3 – “Volunteering during school holidays” rolled out in five provinces (Kampong Cham, Kampong Thorn, Kampong Chnang, Takeo and Kandal) from September-October 2018 with the participation of 191 young volunteers.

  • Under MoEYS’initiative, Pilot 3 evolved into Volunteer for My Community (VMC), which is being implemented in 17 provinces.

  • Organization of consultations workshops on the accreditation framework led by a consultant.

Output 2:

  • Pilot 2 – Youth Volunteering for Social Entrepreneurship: 51 youth volunteers received training in entrepreneurship and capacitated to deliver trainings to youth in their communities. 988 youths trained by the youth volunteers gained entrepreneurial knowledge in the five target provinces.

  • Pilot 2 evolved into an incubation program in partnership with the Young Entrepreneur Association of Cambodia (YEAC).

Output 3:

  • A variety of advocacy and promotional events were organized such as a partnership with WEduShare on volunteerism mobilizing campaigns, publication of Dream Magazine, radio promotion, UN Day event, International Volunteer Day event.

  • Launch of a Youth Volunteer Cambodia online platform to allow youth to find volunteering opportunities and volunteer-involving organizations to advertise volunteering positions.


Duties and Responsibilities

The evaluator is required to produce the following deliverables, as specifically outlined in the timeframe below:

  1. Evaluation inception report (10-15 pages) to be produced before the evaluation starts following preliminary discussions with UNV and desk review. The report will detail the evaluator’s understanding of what is being evaluated and why, showing how each evaluation question will be answered by way of proposed methods, sources of data, data collection procedures, list of stakeholders to be interviewed, etc. The report should also include a proposed schedule of tasks, activities and deliverables.

  2. Evaluation debriefing: immediately following the data-collection and interviews, UNV may ask for a preliminary debriefing and findings.

  3. First draft of evaluation report: to be shared with UNV and relevant stakeholders for review and feedback.

  4. Second draft of evaluation report: to be shared with UNV and relevant stakeholders for review and feedback. The second draft will include revisions based upon comments on the first draft.

  5. Final evaluation report: will incorporate any final comments and revisions. It should at least cover methodology, findings, recommendations and lessons learned. It must include human-interest quotes and case studies and photos.

  6. Final evaluation brief and presentation of the final report summarizing the final evaluation report in a concise, simple and visual manner for wide circulation.

Interested offeror must  read  the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=62895 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 Requirement:

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

  • Translation from Khmer to English will not be provided by UNV. The consultant must arrange his/her own translator.

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. Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work

2. Financial proposal

3. Personal CV including experience in similar projects, list of publication written by Candidate 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 aphikovith.phin@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.

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