IC LTA- Strategic Design and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Expert

Location : Suva, FIJI
Application Deadline :24-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :3 years
Expected Duration of Assignment :110 days

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.


The Governance for Resilient Development in the Pacific (Governance for Resilience) project works with Pacific governments to ensure that countries adapt their decision making and governance systems towards more resilient development. The projects theory of change rests on a core assumption that Pacific Island people will be more resilient to the impacts of climate change and disasters if countries manage all development through a risk informed approach. This is consistent with the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific which calls for the ‘mainstreaming’ of climate and disaster risk treating risk management as fundamental to all development decisions.

The Governance for Resilience project has three outcomes areas: 1) government planning and financing systems enable gender and socially inclusive risk-informed development; 2) country oversight and accountability systems require gender and socially inclusive risk-informed development; and 3) regional organisations, policies and practices are actively supporting gender and socially inclusive risk-informed development.

The project is being delivered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office, in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). It is a 5 year project working across all Pacific countries. It is the second phase of the DFAT funded, UNDP implemented Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP).

A detailed  terms of reference can be obtained from UNDP Pacific Website


Duties and Responsibilities

The overall objectives of this assignment are to support the design and implementation of a Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning system for the Gov4Res project. The Expert will provide strategic guidance, capacity building and training to the Gov4Res project team in Suva, particularly the Monitoring, Report and Learning Officer as and when required (including during annual and bi-annual reporting periods).

The overall responsibilities of the assignment are to: 

Design a monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting system for the Gov4Res Project

  • Lead the design of the Gov4Res Monitoring, Learning and Reporting system, with support from the Gov4Res MRL specialist

  • Undertake desk-based review of relevant programme documentation including: Gov4Res Project Document, Annual Report and Plan, relevant PRRP documentation, APCP Support Unit MERL documentation

  • Support Gov4Res MRL officer to undertake consultation with key stakeholders including APCP, UNDP M&E and other project teams

  • Provide technical recommendations on approaches and strategies for monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting system in support of project delivery

Provide strategic advice and support implementation of the Gov4Res MERL system

  • Provide advice and support on data collection and analysis for reporting purposes

  • Provide technical advisory support to the Gov4Res MERL officer on synthesising, and analysis of learning, and use findings to inform all Gov4Res project outcomes

  • Support Gov4Res to package data and learning into formats and platforms to inform government and regional partners

  • Provide strategic advice to government on mainstreaming risk into internal monitoring and evaluation systems

  • Identify government appetite and entry points for capturing risk and resilience in national M&E systems

  • Provide high-level technical assistance and advice to national counterparts and their institutions on MERL in relation to their internal planning and budgeting systems

  • Analyse and conduct research on use of government M&E systems to capture data on resilience and inform planning and budgeting

  • A detailed  terms of reference can be obtained from UNDP Pacific Website



  • At least 10 years of progressive experience in international development, including experience in monitoring and evaluation;

  • Minimum Masters degree in topics relation to international development;

  • Familiarity working with governance, or development planning particularly national, sectoral and/or sub-national planning;

  • Experience and preferably trained on integrating gender and social dimensions into development / climate change;

  • Excellent writing and drafting skills and experience of providing policy advice at the international, regional or national level;

  • Knowledge of the Pacific region; and

  • Fluency in English (written and oral) is essential.

Functional Competencies

  • Excellent communication and advocacy skills;

  • Proven ability to conceptualise, develop, plan and manage human rights interventions as well as transfer knowledge and skills;

  • Experienced in delivering training and other needed capacity/ institutional building support to a wide range of stakeholders;

Required Skills and Experience

Minimum Masters degree in topics relation to international development

Offerors must send the following documents:

  • CV including names/contacts of at least 3 referees;

  • A cover letter indicating why the candidate considers himself/herself suitable for the required consultancy;

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


Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.


Incomplete and joint proposals may not be considered. Consultants with whom there is further interest will be contacted.

Individuals applying for this consultancy will be reviewed based on their own individual capacity. The successful individual may sign an Individual Contract with UNDP or request his/her employer to sign a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) on their behalf by indicating this in the Offerors letter to Confirming Interest and Availability.

Consultant 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(Daily fees to include IC’s medical insurance costs, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC 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.


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


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