UNDP-IC-2021-121-International National Consultant to conduct Mid Term Evaluation


Location : Islamabad and Home Based, PAKISTAN
Application Deadline :14-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :2d 14h 8m
Additional Category :Management
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
21-Apr-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :40 working days spread over Four (04) Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :40 working days spread over Four (04) Months


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

Country:                  Pakistan

Description of the assignment:  Individual Contract: International National Consultant to conduct Mid Term Evaluation

Project name: Pakistan Snow Leopard Ecosystem and Protection Project

Period of assignment/services (if applicable): The duration of the assignment will be 40 working days spread over four (04) months from the date of  signing of contract.

Important Note:  Final selected IC will be required to provide a statement of health certificate along with proof of health   insurance.

Duty Station: Islamabad- Pakistan and Home based

Please submit your Technical and Financial proposals via email to the following address:

bids.pk@undp.org no later than 14th April 2021 at 12:30 PM PST (Pakistan Standard Time). Hand Delivery is not acceptable.

Important note for email submissions:  Please put "UNDP-IC-2021-121- International National Consultant to conduct Mid Term Evaluation" in the subject line. Further, our system will not accept emails those are more than 30 MB size. If required, segregate your emails to accommodate email data restrictions. For segregated emails please use sequence of emails like Email 1, Email 2 in  the subject line.  For attachment purposes please only use MS Word, Excel, Power Point or PDF formats.

If you request additional information, please write to pakistan.procurement.info@undp.org. The team will provide necessary information within due date. However, any delay in providing such information will not be considered a reason for extending the submission date of your proposal. All/any query regarding the submission of the proposal may be sent prior to the deadline at the­ mail/address mentioned above.

Important Note: Your financial proposal must be password protected file. You will be requested to provide the password of your financial proposal if you qualify the technical evaluation with minimum 70% score. For submission of technical and financial proposal please follow the link given below and study the IC notice to know how to submit the technical and financial proposal.

https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=76910

The objective of Snow Leopard and Ecosystem Protection project is to promote a landscape approach for the survival of snow leopard and its prey species by reducing threats and applying sustainable land and forest management in critical habitats in Northern Pakistan. key outcomes of the project are as follows:

Outcome: 1:  Improved management of snow leopard landscapes that integrates sustainable forest and land management and compatible conservation practice

Outcome 2:  Increased representation of priority snow leopard ecosystems in the Protected Area network

Outcome 3: Participatory conservation in the targeted landscape enhanced to reduce human-snow leopard conflicts and improve livelihoods of community

Outcome 4: Conservation and management approaches at national and international level supported by effective knowledge management and gender mainstreaming


Duties and Responsibilities

To whom to report the outcome:

The total duration of the MTR will be approximately 40 working days spread over four(04) months from when the consultant(s) are hired. The National Consultant will report to Assistant Resident Representative ECCU, UNDP Pakistan. The tentative MTR timeframe is as follows:

ACTIVITY

 

NOTE: If the international consultant is unable to visit Pakistan, the National Consultant shall execute field visits and attend physical meetings. The international consultant will join virtually wherever possible.

 

NUMBER OF WORKING DAYS

COMPLETION DATE

Document review and preparing MTR Inception Report (MTR Inception Report due no later than 2 weeks before the MTR mission)

04 days

April 26, 2021

MTR mission: stakeholder meetings, interviews, field visits

 

15 days

May 02, 2021

Presentation of initial findings- last day of the MTR mission

1 day

May 03, 2021

Preparing draft report (due within 3 weeks of the MTR mission)

15 days

May 14, 2021

Finalization of MTR report/ Incorporating audit trail from feedback on draft report (due within 1 week of receiving UNDP comments on the draft)

05 days

May 16, 2021

 

Options for site visits should be provided in the Inception Report.

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Deliverable

Description

Timing

Responsibilities

1

MTR Inception Report

MTR team clarifies objectives and methods of Midterm Review

No later than 2 weeks before the MTR mission

 

 

MTR team submits to the Commissioning Unit and project management

2

Presentation

Initial Findings

End of MTR mission

MTR Team presents to project management and the Commissioning Unit

3

Draft MTR Report

Full draft report (using guidelines on content outlined in Annex B) with annexes

Within 3 weeks of the MTR mission

Sent to the Commissioning Unit, reviewed by RTA, Project Coordinating Unit, GEF OFP

4

Final Report*

Revised report with audit trail detailing how all received comments have (and have not) been addressed in the final MTR report

Within 1 week of receiving UNDP comments on draft

Sent to the Commissioning Unit

*The final MTR report must be in English. If applicable, the Commissioning Unit may choose to arrange for a translation of the report into a language more widely shared by national stakeholders.

The principal responsibility for managing this MTR resides with the Commissioning Unit. The Commissioning Unit for this project’s MTR is the Environment and Climate Change Unit, UNDP Country Office Pakistan.

 

The Commissioning Unit will contract the consultants and ensure the timely provision of per diems and travel arrangements within the country for the MTR team and will provide an updated stakeholder list with contact details (phone and email). The Project Team will be responsible for liaising with the MTR team to provide all relevant documents, set up stakeholder interviews, and arrange field visits.

 


Competencies

  • Relevant experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies;

  • Experience applying SMART indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios;

  • Competence in adaptive management, as applied to

  • Experience in evaluating projects;

  • Experience working in developing countries or Asia Pacific Region/Pakistan;

  • Experience in relevant technical areas for at least 10 years;

  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to gender and Biodiversity; experience in gender sensitive evaluation and analysis;

  • Excellent communication skills;

  • Demonstrable analytical skills;

  • Project evaluation/review experiences within United Nations system will be considered an asset;

  • Experience with implementing evaluations remotely will be considered an asset.


Required Skills and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in Environmental Sciences/Policy/Engineering, Wildlife Management, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Preservation or other closely related field.

  • Fluency in written and spoken English.



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