Terminal Evaluation Consultant – National - Nauru R2R Project


Location : NAURU
Application Deadline :18-Aug-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
21-Aug-2020
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 days

Background

The Nauru R2R project was designed to develop, establish and implement a government and community partnership approach to increase knowledge for better management of natural resources and ecosystem services for the entire Island of Nauru (South Pacific) through innovative integrated land, water, biodiversity, coastal and marine management approaches thereby protecting and increasing livelihoods opportunities, food security, and enhancing climate resilience. These goals will be achieved by building Nauru’s capacity to implement a comprehensive cross sectorial regime for sustainable land, freshwater water, solid waste, coastal and marine area management and ensuring the initiatives are mainstreamed and established into all levels of decision making including government policy, laws and regulations and community plans. The project is part of the broader Pacific Regional Program on “Pacific Islands Ridge-to-Reef National Priorities – Integrated Water, Land, and Coastal Management to Preserve Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, Store Carbon, Improve Climate Resilience and Sustain Livelihoods”. This program is designed to build stronger linkages between sustainable development and management of freshwater ecosystems (e.g. ground water systems for Nauru) and coastal/marine areas and promotes the implementation of holistic, integrated management of natural resources.

The goals of this Nauru R2R Project will be achieved through four specific project level outcomes interventions that are directly interconnected at national and site-based community (district) levels. These include (i) Improved management effectiveness of new  marine conservation areas, (ii) Integrated landscape management practices adopted by local communities living within the ‘bottom-side’ and applicable ‘ridge’, and ‘topside’ areas not covered by mining, (iii) Biodiversity conservation and Sustainable Land Management (SLM) mainstreamed in policy and regulatory frameworks, and (iv) Knowledge Management.

To achieve integrated management of terrestrial and marine systems in Nauru the project will build upon the participatory process facilitated in the development of the R2R Program Framework Document (PFD) which included extensive stakeholder dialogues in the development, and will implement innovative and creative project activities to address critical knowledge gaps in environmental and ecosystem services. This project proposes a long-term solution by implementing a ridge-to-reef approach that combines functional, representative and sustainable national system of coastal and marine managed areas that are integrated with the adoption of appropriate SLM practices in adjoining / upstream watersheds. By also improving government capacity, the proposed project will effectively reduce land degradation and enhance protection for marine and coastal biodiversity and habitats, whilst improving coastal livelihoods and creating lasting management of Nauru’s natural resources. As per UNDP SRPD 2018 - 2022, the project is expected to Outcome 1 - Climate change, disaster resilience and environmental protection and UNDAF Outcome(s).

For more details - Terms of Reference can be obtained from UNDP Pacific Website

https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=68553


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

Further to this, the objectives of the evaluation will be 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.  


Competencies

The Consultant must present the following qualifications:

•              Has managed or coordinated a project within DCIE.

•              Has technical knowledge or understanding of the Nauru R2R project and the achievements it has made to date.  

•              Has worked in government and is well versed with DCIE, Fisheries and Agriculture

•              Experience working with communities and NGOs and understands local protocols and customs and has excellent communication skills;

  • Has some local consultancy experience on UNDP project or with any environment related project through other development agencies

 

Competencies:

  • Competence in adaptive management, as applied to climate change adaptation projects and ecosystems management;

  • Has an understanding of project evaluation/review

     

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential


Required Skills and Experience

Diploma in Project Management or equivalent.

Offerors must upload all the below   Mandatory documents to UNjobshop website.

https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm

 

i) Signed CV  including names /email contacts of at least 3 professional referees.

 

ii) Cover letter setting out: A statement of how the applicant meets the qualifications and experience requirements.

 

iii) Completed template for confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal

 

Applicants must send a financial proposal based on daily fee for the maximum for 30 days . Daily fees to include IC’s medical insurance costs.

In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the Individual Consultant wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.

For more details - Terms of Reference can be obtained from UNDP Pacific Website

https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=68553

 

Template for confirmation of interest and Submission of Financial Proposal is available under the procurement section of UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji website (www.pacific.undp.org)


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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