International Consultant (M&E Expert)


Location : Bamako, MALI
Application Deadline :30-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English   French  
Duration of Initial Contract :40 jours

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

West Africa, and especially the Sahel region, currently faces many interconnected challenges related to poverty, climate change, rapid population growth, as well as severe threats to the national and regional stability posed by human rights violations, terrorism and transnational organized crime. Political instability in the region and the humanitarian crises and human rights situation have made populations more vulnerable and pushed people to migrate in order to protect themselves and meet their basic needs. In parallel, limited opportunities for accessible regular channels for migration and porous borders as well as limited capacities, legal frameworks and resources to combat smuggling of migrants (SOM) have enabled organized criminal groups to develop networks to smuggle migrants through West and North Africa to Europe, often exposing migrants to severe abuses, human rights violations, and risks to their life.

In order to respond to this situation, UNODC and OHCHR developed a joint project “PROMIS - Protection of Migrants: Justice, Human Rights and Migrant Smuggling” to strengthen the capacities of West African states to develop a human rights-based response to smuggling of migrants and to effectively respond to human rights violations related to irregular migration”, funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The geographical coverage of the project includes Burkina Faso, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal. The project started in 2016 (Phase I) and was extended in 2017 (Phase II) and 2020 (Phase III).

Against this background, UNODC/OHCHR is/are recruiting a consultant to develop a monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system, with tools to measure the impact of activities of the PROMIS project since its inception and beyond; and analyze data collected since the inception of the project. 


Duties and Responsibilities

Within the framework of this assignment, the consultant will be required to deliver the following tasks:

Gather and analyze data from PROMIS phase I & II and produce a report presenting the performance and impact of the project: identify and reflect lessons learned, good practices and gaps in the delivery of the project.

Draft a theory of change for the phase III PROMIS project.

Develop a M&E system and tools to effectively evaluate the impact of PROMIS project Phase 3

Train PROMIS project team on the use of the M&E system and tools.

The work involves frequent interaction with the PROMIS project team (both UNODC and OHCHR), namely the coordination team based in Dakar, the National Project Officers based in the field and, if needed, the HQ of each agency.

Deliverables Details and Chronology : 

Deliverable Output Working days To be accomplished by

A :

  • Collect data and analyze the performance and impact of the PROMIS phase I&II. Draft a report presenting the performance and impact of the project: identify and reflect lessons learned, good practices and gaps in the delivery of the project.
  • Based on the analysis of PROMIS phase I&II, develop a M&E system and tools to effectively measure the impact and performance of the PROMIS project for its phase III.   20 30 August 2021

B :

  • Draft a theory of change for the phase III of the PROMIS project. 

Train the team on the use of the M&E system and tools developed in the framework of this consultancy. 20 30 October 2021 40 

Indicators to evaluate the consultant’s performance:

Payments will be made upon satisfactory completion and/or submission of outputs/deliverables.

All the outputs should meet the satisfaction of the PROMIS Project Coordinators of OHCHR WARO and UNODC ROSEN based in Dakar, according to the following criteria:

Quality of the outputs submitted

Technical competence

Timeliness of the delivery.

Payment: 

Payments will be made upon satisfactory completion and/or submission of outputs/deliverables.

Please note that last payment must coincide with the end of the contract and must be identical to payment phases in the engagement of consultant/IC request.

Deliverable Output Working Days To be accomplished by (date) Percentage of payment

A. See list under IV above 20 69%

B. See list under IV above 20 31%

TOTAL 40 100%

Criteria for selection : 

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in programme management and administration or similar field is required/ Specific training on monitoring & evaluation is highly desirable.  20%
  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in project monitoring and evaluation, and reporting is required. 25% 
  • Proven experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports.  10%
  • An understanding of the international framework against transnational organized crime and in international human rights law is an asset. 15% 
  • Familiarity with reporting modalities of international organizations is desirable / Work experience with the United Nations or similar international organization is desirable.15% 
  • Experience in West Africa  and knowledge about the region . 5%
  • Fluency in French and English with proven drafting and communication skills is required. 10% 
  • Total : 100%

The interested candidates should submit UN PHP form, including the cover letter.

 


Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNODC;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

Functional Competencies:

  • Professionalism:. Has knowledge of substantive and functional areas with very good research and analytical skills. Is able to identify and contribute to the solution of problems/issues. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
  • Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity, including gender balance.
  • Communication: Ability to write in a clear and concise manner and communication effectively orally


Required Skills and Experience

Qualifications/Expertise sought

Academic requirements:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in programme management and administration or similar field is required. Specific training on monitoring & evaluation is highly desirable. A first-level university degree in similar field in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five years of relevant professional experience in project monitoring and evaluation, and reporting is required. 
  • Understanding monitoring and evaluation methodologies is essential;
  • An understanding of the international framework against transnational organized crime and in international human rights law is an asset.
  • Familiarity with reporting modalities of international organizations is desirable.
  • Work experience with the United Nations or similar international organization is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Proficiency in word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software is required.

Languages:

  • Fluency in French and English, with proven drafting and communication skills, is required. 



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