Terminal Evaluation Kiribati CB2


Location : FIJI
Application Deadline :07-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
17-Aug-2020
Duration of Initial Contract :2 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :25 days

Background

In accordance with UNDP and GEF M&E policies and procedures, all full- and medium-sized UNDP-supported GEF-financed projects are required to undergo a Terminal Evaluation (TE) at the end of the project.  This Terms of Reference (ToR) sets out the expectations for the TE of the medium-sized project titled Terminal Evaluation (TE) for the “Integrating Global Environmental Priorities into Kiribati’s National Policies and Programmes” (PIMS #: 4936) implemented through the UNDP/Department of Environment, Ministry of Waterways and Environment. The project started on the 1st of January 2015 and was in its 4th year of implementation when it operationally closed on the 2nd of November 2019.  The TE process must follow the guidance outlined in the document ‘Guidance for Conducting Terminal Evaluations of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects’ (E-link).

 

Project Description

The project was designed to: improve information management and compliance monitoring in order to achieve global environmental benefits. This objective will be achieved through two components/outcomes:

  1. The development of an operational environmental management information system (EMIS) providing accurate and timely information: Under this outcome, project resources will be used to develop a comprehensive Environmental Management Information System (EMIS) at the Environment and Conservation Division that serves to create new and improved environmental data and information. This EMIS will be developed through active collaboration and coordination with work programmes of key stakeholder agencies, research institutions, and other non-government organizations as appropriate to ensure the generation, collection, exchange and distribution of the required data and information. The EMIS will also be accompanied by improved capacities to generate and use new and improved data and information for policy and planning purposes and training will be provided to strengthen institutional and staff capacities to use best practice methodologies in data collection and analysis for environmental mainstreaming and environmental protection and management in the face of global climate change.

  2. The development of a compliance monitoring system (CMS) tracking key environmental indicators: The project will support the development of a compliance monitoring system (CMS). It will include the identification of a set of environmental indicators that will provide information on the state of the environment in Kiribati, including the drafting of national reports to international conventions. The CMS would be used as part of the learning and re-tooling (i.e., adaptive collaborative management) of programmes and plans to ensure that their implementation proceed as planned to deliver the agreed-upon objectives and expected outcomes. Under this outcome, the project will support the development of capacities to monitor and report on progress made towards achieving Rio Conventions commitments, and to feed that information to planners and decision-makers.

  3. A detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from UNDP Pacific Website https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=68140


Duties and Responsibilities

The TE report will assess the achievement of project results against what was expected to be achieved and draw lessons that can both improve the sustainability of benefits from this project, and aid in the overall enhancement of UNDP programming. Specifically, the TE will need to:

  1. assess the effectiveness of the project in developing the technical skills to collect data and transform these information into knowledge at:

    • the individual level and;

    • the organizational level

  2. assess the project’s contribution to developing a holistic framework of monitoring and evaluation systems that strengthens the institutionalisation of lessons learnt and best practises from interventions to decision-makers and policy makers;

  3. assess the project’s contribution to the collection, collation, analysis of environmental data and making these environment information available to local level stakeholders to understand complex dynamic nature of global environmental problems and to assist in developing local solutions and;

  4. assess the project’s contribution in building the Government of Kiribati’s capacity to monitor and evaluate environmental programs that assists in putting together comprehensive national reports to fulfil the government’s obligation to the multi-lateral environmental agreement (MEA).

 

The TE report promotes accountability and transparency and assesses the extent of project accomplishments.

 

Terminal Evaluation Objectives and Scope

The objectives of the evaluation are to

  • assess the achievement of project results supported by evidence (i.e. progress of project’s outcome targets),

  • assess the contribution and alignment of the project to relevant national development plan or environmental policies;

  • assess the contribution of the project results towards the relevant outcome and output of the Sub Regional Programme Document (SRPD) & United Nation Pacific Strategy (UNPS/UNDAF)

  • assess any cross cutting and gender issues

  • examination on the use of funds and value for money

  • and to draw lessons that can both improve the sustainability of benefits from this project, and aid in the overall enhancement of UNDP programming.

  • A detailed Terms of Reference can be obtained from UNDP Pacific Website https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=68140


Competencies

Work Experiences:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant professional experience in the area of Development, Environment and Sustainable Development with required technical knowledge in the targeted GEF focal areas: Multi-Focal Areas and Cross Cutting Capacity Development for MEAs
  • Minimum of 5 years of project evaluation and/or implementation experience in the result-based management framework and adaptive management, with proven accomplishments in undertaking evaluation for international organizations, preferably with UNDP-GEF
  • Knowledge of UNDP and GEF Monitoring and Evaluation Policies
  • Excellent English Writing and reporting skills (present at least 3 references of documents prepared).

Good communication skills and positive interrelation.


Required Skills and Experience

  • A Master's degree in M&E, environment, development studies, or other closely related field.
  • Offerors must send the following documents.

     

  • Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;

  • Detailed CV;

  • Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price.

  • Breakdown of costs must be providedas per template attached to the Letter of Confirmation of Interest template. If an applicant is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the applicant must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.

  • Completed template for confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal

     Applicants must send a financial proposal based on a Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee ( inclusive of Medical insurance), travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the Individual Consultant´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the Individual Consultant in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs.All travel expenses to the country (such as flight ticket, per diem, etc) will be based on reimbursement. In general, UNDP shall not accept travel cost exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the applicant wish to travel on class he/she should do sousing their own resources. In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.

  • Consultancy Proposal (CV & Financial proposal Template) should be uploaded on UNDP Jobshop website(https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm?cur_rgn_id_c=RAS) no later than 7th August  2020 (Fiji Time) clearly stating the title of consultancy applied for. Any proposals received after this date/time will not be accepted. Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to procurement.fj@undp.org. UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants. Incomplete, late and joint proposals will not be considered and only offers for which there is further interest will be contacted. Failure to submit your application as stated as per the application submission guide (Procurement Notice) on the above link will be considered incomplete and therefore application will not be considered.

     

    NOTE:

    Proposals must be sent through UNDP job shop web page. Candidates need to upload their CV and financial proposal -using UNDP template

  • Daily rate to be inclusive of Medical insurance cost for the duration of the contract
  • Selected Candidate will be required to submit a proof of medical insurance prior to issuance of contract
  • If the selected/successful Candidate is over 65 years of age and required to travel outside his home country; He/She will be required provide a full medical report at their expense prior to issuance to contract. Contract will only be issued when Proposed candidate is deemed medically fit to undertake the assignment.


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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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