International Consultant for Terminal Evaluation


Location : Beirut, LEBANON
Application Deadline :05-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English   French  
Duration of Initial Contract :20 days spread over 11 calendar weeks
Expected Duration of Assignment :20 days spread over 11 calendar weeks

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.


Background

The project titled “Sustainable Land Management in the Qaraoun Catchment” or “SLM Qaraoun” is financed by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and is nationally executed by the Ministry of Environment (MoE) of the Government of Lebanon (GoL) and is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) using the Support to National Implementation Modality (NIM). The project was designed to: achieve sustainable land management in the Qaraoun Catchment. More specifically, it is aiming to obtain alleviation of land degradation, maintenance of ecosystem services and an improvement in livelihoods as targeted by the Objective. The Qaraoun catchment is characterized by its important role in providing ecosystem services in the area in addition to being a source of water for urban use and food production. Despite its crucial functions, the catchment suffers from accelerating land degradation attributable to historic deforestation, expansion of urban settlements, and inappropriate infrastructure placement. National momentum has shed the light on the increasingly important pollution levels in the area creating an enabling environment for the Sustainable Land Management in the Qaraoun Catchment project, and specifically for introducing improved land management practices at the local level. To achieve the intended outcomes, project worked at 3 levels. Firstly at the local level through interventions under Outcome 1 where specific SLM practices were implemented in 3 districts in specific farms, forests and rangeland areas within selected landscapes. Secondly, at the district level through the formulation of land use plans under Outcome 2. Thirdly, a set of activities were implemented preparing for higher level replication under Outcome 3 including the development of legal and regulatory texts, training curricula, communication material and more. The project is hosted by the Ministry of Environment in close coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Public Works & Transport & DGUP, Ministry of Energy & Water, Council of Development and Reconstruction (CDR), Litani River Authority (LRA), Lebanese Agriculture Research Institute (LARI), Municipalities and Unions of Municipalities, NGOs, Investment Development Authority of Lebanon, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and other international organizations. 


Duties and Responsibilities

In accordance with UNDP and GEF M&E policies and procedures, all full and medium-sized UNDP support GEF financed projects are required to undergo a terminal evaluation upon completion of implementation. These terms of reference (TOR) sets out the expectations for a Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the Sustainable Land Management in the Qaraoun Catchment Project (PIMS # 4642).

An overall approach and method for conducting project terminal evaluations of UNDP supported GEF financed projects has developed over time. The evaluator is expected to frame the evaluation effort using the criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, and impact, as defined and explained in the UNDP Guidance for Conducting Terminal Evaluations of UNDP-supported, GEF-financed Projects. A set of questions covering each of these criteria have been drafted and are included with this TOR (fill in Annex C). The evaluator is expected to amend, complete and submit this matrix as part of an evaluation inception report, and shall include it as an annex to the final report.

 

For additional information, please refer to ANNEX I – Terms of Reference


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Proficiency in English.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrable analytical skills and report writing skills;
  • Strong motivation and ability to work and deliver under short deadlines


Required Skills and Experience

I. Academic Qualifications:

  • Higher degree in natural resources management, biodiversity, agricultural sciences, land management, environmental sciences, or closely related field.

II. Years of experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience.

III. Technical experience:

  • Knowledge of the Sustainable Land Management sector
  • At least 3 relevant GEF results-based monitoring and evaluation assignments undertaken;
  • Experience working in Arab States is preferable; • Previous experience with UN agency or international donor funded projects. 

 

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

Kindly note that you may find all the required documents on the below link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=74512  ; whereas the application must be submitted through this Jobs portal 
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