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Evaluation Adviser (Filipino Consultant only) for the Scoping Study on the Planning-Programming-Budgeting Linkage in the Philippines of the NEDA-UNDP Strategic M&E Project
|Location :||Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||07-May-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||twenty (20) person-days spread over ten (10) months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||5 June 2020 to 5 April 2021|
A. Project Title
Using Strategic Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) to Accelerate the Implementation of the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2017-2022 (Strategic M&E Project)
B. Project Description
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Philippine country office recently embarked on a partnership to strengthen the conduct of evaluations of priority government programs under the Philippine Development Program (PDP). Financed by NEDA and implemented with full UNDP country office support, the Strategic M&E Project will help strengthen the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacities of NEDA and key government agencies. This, in turn, will support the achievement of the PDP as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through evidence-based decision making.
A key component of the project is the commissioning, on behalf of the NEDA, of independent evaluations on a broad range of themes and programs that are relevant to the PDP and SDGs. The results of the evaluation studies are envisaged to inform how policies and programs are designed and implemented to achieve the desired results of the PDP also to contribute to the strengthening of the government’s M&E systems.
The Scoping Study on the Planning-Programming-Budgeting Linkage in the Philippines aims to assess how planning and budgeting reforms, particularly the institutionalization of Public Investment Program (PIP), Philippine Development Plan Results Matrix (PDP-RM), Program Expenditure Classification (PREXC), and the Results-Based Performance Management System (RBPMS) have contributed to strengthening such linkage. Specifically, the firm shall develop a strategy, using contribution analysis and/or other appropriate methods, to undertake the scoping of how agencies’ operations are aligned with broader sectoral goals and how coherent are these agencies’ and their programs’ targeted outcomes and outputs with the PDP and SDG goals. The scoping study shall initially focus on three (3) PDP Chapters: 1) Ensuring People Centered, Clean, and Efficient Governance; 2) Accelerating Human Capital and Development; and 3) Accelerating Infrastructure Development. Currently, the Project is procuring the services of an M&E Consulting Firm to produce case studies on a selection of programs under these PDP chapters to illustrate how the PDP-RM, PIP, PREXC, and other reforms have been implemented and have contributed to strengthening the planning-programming-budgeting-implementation results linkage.
The project requires the services of an Evaluation Adviser who will assist NEDA and UNDP in ensuring that the study commissioned not only meet acceptable quality standards but also provide opportunities for capacity development for NEDA officials and staff. The Evaluation Adviser will a) review key outputs of the evaluation studies commissioned, from Procurement to Final Report; b) provide advice to the project on how to improve study design, tools, and quality; and c) provide assistance in communicating and translating outputs to become understandable and relevant action points for the NEDA, DBM, and UNDP Management.
Duties and Responsibilities
C. Scope of Work
Under the overall guidance of the Senior Policy Advisor, the Outcome Lead for Institutions and SDG Partnerships, and the Accelerator Lab Head of Experimentation, and reporting regularly to the Strategic M&E Project Coordinator and the Project Officer for the Programs and Projects Monitoring System (PPMS), the Evaluation Adviser shall perform the following services;
The Adviser shall review the quality of the abovementioned outputs based on the guiding principles and evaluation standards set by the NEPF (NEDA-DBM Joint Memorandum Circular No. 2015-1) and generally accepted international norms on evaluation quality, including but not limited to those promoted by the OECD DAC, the United Nations Evaluation Group, UNDP, and other international entities.
D. Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The abovementioned works and outputs shall be delivered during the following timeframe:
E. Institutional Arrangement
F. Duration of the Work
G. Duty Station
H. Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
· Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN mission, vision, values, and ethical standards
· Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
· Demonstrates strong analytical skills and mature judgment well-planned and organized;
· Ability to work in close collaboration with a group of national and international experts, to meet strict deadlines and plan the work according to priorities;
· Demonstrates the capacity to plan, organize and execute effectively;
· Ability to establish effective working relations in a multi-cultural team environment;
· Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
· Facilitates and encourages open communication in the team and with stakeholders;
· Excellent written communication and presentation/public speaking skills
Required Skills and Experience
I. Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor
The Consultant to be hired shall have the following minimum qualifications. The passing score is 70 out of 100 obtainable points.
J. Recommended Presentation of Offer
Interested bidders must submit the following:
K. Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
The offer will be evaluated based on a Combined Scoring method where the qualifications will be weighted a maximum of 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a maximum of 30%.
Top shortlisted bidders may be called for an interview to further assess fitness for the role.
The criteria for the technical scoring will be the following:
Please also refer to the National Evaluation Policy Framework, the UNDP Handbook on Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluating for Development Results, and the Terms of Reference for the Scoping Study on the Planning-Programming-Budgeting Linkage in the Philippines
Offerors must upload in one (1) file the aforementioned 5 documents. Templates for a) P11 Personal History Form and b) Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability are available through the link below. UNDP General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contractors are also available:
Please see the deadline for the submissions above. In view of the volume of applications, UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.
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.