International consultant to Support the Development and Implementation of a Monitoring and Evaluation Framework.


Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :05-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :36 Working days to be completed between June 2020 and 31 December 2021.
Expected Duration of Assignment :36 Working days to be completed between June 2020 and 31 December 2021.

Background

The project on “Dealing with the Past: Memory for the Future” aims to support civil society, individual families, and national institutions in their efforts to seek the truth, foster collective remembrance and, ultimately, move towards reconciliation around the legacy of the civil war, including brutality perpetrated against women, men, and children. In light of the continuous rise of inter-sectarian tensions in Lebanon which partially bear their source from the civil war, this project will support the full establishment of the Commission investigating the fate of missing and forcibly disappeared persons, provide support to the families of the disappeared and to national and civil actors in Lebanon in their advocacy efforts to deal
with the past. In the broader context, supporting efforts of truth seeking and reconciliation will be a timely and effective contribution to consolidating peace and preventing a relapse into conflict.
Participating UN agencies need to jointly develop a monitoring and evaluation framework for this project to include indicators, terms of verification and frequency, roles and responsibilities for monitoring, and methodology for data collection. A final project evaluation will be undertaken in accordance with guidance from the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) with an emphasis on results and on the joint project process. All concerned organizations will participate in a joint evaluation, share information and progress updates. The Resource Pack on Joint Evaluations is a toolkit that includes different options to organize a joint process.28 UN participating agencies will revisit this toolkit to choose the best option for conducting a final joint project evaluation to gather lessons learned and inform the sustainability of the project.
Based on the above circumstances and challenges the project requires support in developing the monitoring and evaluation framework with relevant knowledge products taking into considerations the priorities of UN agencies participating in the project (UNDP, OHCHR and UNWOMEN).


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the Supervision of the Project Manager of the Dealing with the Past: Memory for the Future project
and with technical guidance from the M&E officers in the different agencies (UNDP, OHCHR, UNWOMEN),
the consultant will support the implementation aspects of the baseline and end-line surveys, and the
evaluation of the project. Tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Review of project documents including internal reports
  • Develop the TOR for the baseline survey in accordance with UNDP procurement and quality standards for similar surveys
  • Coordinate with other UN agencies partners in the project and make sure to align the work with them
  • Review of baseline report including assessment methodology, sampling framework and data collection tools and provide feedback/recommendation to UNDP and the third Party for improving it
  • Meet project team and stakeholders to understand areas of strength and improvement in baseline assessment
  • Revise data collection tool
  • Amend methodology and propose sampling methodology
  • Develop end line assessment work plan
  • Develop end line TOR, including methodological considerations of comparability of with the baseline study. Discuss and finalize with stakeholders. (this could be combined with the baseline ToR if recommended by the selected consultant)
  • Once the service provider is recruited, oversee the implementation including: finalization of the data collection tools and Arabization, finalization of the sample framework, support technical aspects related to indicator definitions, formulas and data analysis.
  • Regularly report to UNDP and stakeholders on progress
  • Develop the TOR for the end-line study
  • Develop the TOR for the final evaluation in accordance with UNDP procurement and quality standards for similar evaluations
  • Review end line report & coordinate feedback on the different drafts end line report.


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s 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 favoritism;
  • Knowledge of the UN preferable.


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in development studies, economics, social sciences or any related field. Master’s and Doctoral degree are a plus.

Years of experience:

  • 3 years of proven international experience in developing planning documents, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation systems in similar projects;
  • Solid understanding and experience in monitoring and evaluation. Knowledge of monitoring an evaluation of joint projects supported by the Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) is a plus;
  • Demonstrated experience in moderating and organizing workshops and seeking consensus;
  • Demonstrated experience in research and analysis;
  • Prior experience of working in Lebanon is an asset.

How to apply:

The consultancy is open for all international consultants who meet the selection criteria and propose a competitive fee. Interested consultants are requested to apply only through this UNDP jobs portal.
Submissions through any other media will not be considered.
The application must include all of the following documents:
1. P11,
2. Technical Proposal,
3. Annex 3 (Offerors Letter) and
4. Financial proposal
All files shall be submitted in one single document and uploaded as word or PDF file to the UNDP job site.
It has been observed that bidders don’t submit all requested documents and thus reducing their chance to be selected for a contract with UNDP. before you submit your offer please revise that the application is complete and comprises all four (4) documents.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.


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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