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International consultant End term evaluation of project “Strengthening Sustainability in the Health Sector in Developing Countries”
|Location :||Home based|
|Application Deadline :||23-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||15 March- 31st May 2021 for a maximum of 60 working 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.
UNDP: UNDP is the global development organisation of the UN systems with presence in about 170 countries and territories, helping to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities and exclusion, and build resilience so countries can sustain progress. As the UN’s development agency, UNDP plays a critical role in helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has corporate responsibility for developing all relevant policies projects, programme and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS’s staff provide technical advice to Country Offices; advocate UNDP corporate messages, represent UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogue initiatives, South-South and Triangular co-operation initiatives and engage in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. BPPS works closely with UNDP’s Crisis Response Unit (CRU) to support emergency and crisis response. BPPS assists UNDP and partners to achieve high quality development results through an integrated approach that links results-based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. BPPS supports UNDP and partners to provide high quality, technical support for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programme support activities. UNDP supports countries including those in crisis/post-crisis situations, those with weak institutional capacity or governance challenges, and countries under sanctions to effectively implement of complex, multilateral and multi-sectoral projects, while simultaneously investing in capacity development so that national and local partners can assume these responsibilities over time. UNDP partners with countries.
Health and Climate Change: The impact of climate change is being experienced in many parts of the world with many occurrences ranging from floods, droughts, disease outbreaks including Covid-19, brush fires as experienced in Europe, Australia, USA, and many others. This has placed an added socioeconomic, health and infrastructure burden on many countries especially those located in the global south, some of which are project countries for the Sustainable Health in Procurement Project (SHiPP). In Brazil, a record number of fires ravaged the Amazon region, drawing international attention because of the rainforest’s importance to the global climate. Climate change impacts in India, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia included higher temperatures, increased episodes of flooding and droughts, and a rise in sea level (for coastal areas), threatening livelihoods and the health of millions of citizens. Hospitals were flooded, destroyed by fire and affected by shortages of water and electricity. In all these crises, the health sector is ill-prepared to deal with these natural disasters
While the health sector suffers from the severe impacts of climate change, the evidence also shows that it is an important contributor to global warming, generating significant levels of CO2 emissions during health care service delivery, as well as through the production, distribution, use and disposal of health products. In addition, the health sector also contributes to chemical contamination, resource depletion, biodiversity loss, air and water pollution. A recent report, Health Care’s Climate Footprint, by Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) shows that the health sector contributes 4.4 percent of global greenhouse gas (GHG) net emissions. As such, concerted effort by all partners is required to ensure that sustainable practices are identified and adopted throughout the health care value chain.
About SHiPP: To promote compliance with environmental and social standards, the Sustainable Procurement in the Health sector initiative (SPHS) was officially established in May 2012. This initiative is implemented by an Informal Interagency Task Team coordinated by a secretariat managed by UNDP. The SPHS has ten members—seven are UN Agencies (UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNOPS, WHO) and three are Multilateral Health Financing Institutions (GAVI, GFATM and UNITAID). Together, the members command a cumulative purchasing power in the global health sector of around USD $5 billion annually, representing a sizeable portion of the global market in pharmaceuticals and other health products. With the financial support from the Swedish Government, UNDP working with Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) initiated the Sustainable Health in Procurement Project (SHiPP). The project is implemented directly in 10 countries of Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Moldova, South Africa, Tanzania, Ukraine, Vietnam and Zambia and the HCWH’s Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network is scaling up the successful results in Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia and the Philippines. UNDP and Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) have identified public procurement as a key entry point for promoting more sustainable production and consumption patterns (SDG 12). The aim of the project is to strengthen sustainability in the health sector in selected countries to ultimately reduce harm to people and the environment caused by the manufacture and disposal of medical products. Within this framework, there are three main ways in which the sector can negatively affect the health of people and the environment:
End-Term Evaluation: Based on UNDP’s Policy guidelines, evaluation is a judgement made of the relevance, appropriateness, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of development efforts, based on agreed criteria and benchmarks among key partners and stakeholders. It involves a rigorous, systematic and objective process in the design, analysis and interpretation of information to answer specific questions. It provides assessments of what works and why, highlights intended and unintended results, and provides strategic lessons to guide decision-makers and inform stakeholders. The Project Results and Resource Framework and the associated baseline report developed at the start of the project (2018) provides a framework for measuring the performance of this project and for ensuring funding is contributing to the achievement of results. Through the overall M&E system, project results at outcome and output level have been monitored and captured through the semi and annual reporting process and submitted to the donor and the Country Offices. As this is a multi-country initiative, the interventions implemented by the SHiPP require a mix of methods to assess their effectiveness. The annual work-plans and annual reports provide the official analysis between planning and results thereby are used as tracking measures for milestones and concrete outputs/outcomes.
Objectives of the Evaluation: The objectives of the end-evaluation will be to:
Duration of work :
Annexes to the TOR: https://savinglivesustainably.org/shipp/shipp.html
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Evaluation of the SHiPP will require an assessment at multiple levels — global , region and national. In order to assess the effectiveness and show progress in the implementation of the project activities, the end-term evaluations should employ a purposeful mix of quantitative, qualitative and policy measures. The evaluation/assessment methodology should include comprehensive document reviews, qualitative interviews, selected country case studies, and in-depth data analysis. Standardized Data Extraction Tools will need to be developed, tested, adapted, and put into place.
It is critical that the wide range of interventions included in this project are independently evaluated, and that their complementarities and synergies are fully understood, not only to maximize the individual effectiveness of project activities, but also to learn how synergies between different interventions may ultimately work in tandem to contribute to the same desired outcome. This is true within countries, as well as across countries. The evaluation should therefore seek to draw lessons relating to the effectiveness and sustainability of the interventions themselves, as well as any patterns that are discernable across different types of sustainability interventions, etc. Selected country case studies will contribute significantly in illuminating these patterns. In the short term, the evaluation should provide information on how these modules and interventions are linked to the progress of the project. In the longer term, this work will help to maximize contributions to the longer-term desired outcomes and sustainable change at different levels of programming.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Under the overall supervision of the EECA Regional HIV/Health Team leader, working with the Project Manager, and in collaboration with the HCWH SHIPP Director and Coordinator, the Lead Consultant will ensure the following deliverables:
 the consultant will as necessary engage with other members of the UNDP and HCWH teams over the course of the consultancy.
Expected outputs and deliverables
 What progress has been made towards low-carbon, less toxic and resource conservation among project implementers.
 To what extent have knowledge products (tools and resources) developed by SHiPP been adopted by hospitals, health systems and UN procurement officers?
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications of the successful Individual Contractor
Language and other skills:
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The Prospective Service Provider will indicate the cost of services for each deliverable in US dollars when applying for this consultancy. The Proposer will be paid based on the effective UN exchange rate (where applicable), and only after approving authority confirms the successful completion of each deliverable as stipulated hereunder. In accordance with UNDP rules, the lump sum contract amount to be offered should consider the professional fee inclusive of living allowances, communications, taxes, out of pocket expenses, and other ancillary costs.
A winning Proposer shall then be paid, as per the following payment schedule:
Recommended Presentation of Offer
For purposes of generating proposals whose contents are uniformly presented and to facilitate their comparative review, your Technical Proposal document must have at least the preferred content as outlined in the IC Standard Bid Document (SBD).
Criteria for Selecting the Best Offer
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the combined weighted method, where the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: