Terminal Evaluation Consultant – Vanuatu CB2


Location : VANUATU
Application Deadline :20-Nov-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
25-Nov-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :3 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :21 days

Background

The Republic of Vanuatu is an island nation located in the Western Pacific Ocean. Spread over an archipelago of over 80 islands stretching 1,300 kilometers from North to South. Vanuatu’s terrain is mostly mountainous, with narrow coastal plains larger islands are characterized by rugged volcanic peaks and tropical rainforests. Vanuatu is located in a seismically and volcanically active region and has high exposure to geologic hazards, including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides. Vanuatu’s total land area is about 12,336km2 with more than 36.1% (440,000 hectares) covered by tropical forest. In 2009, the population of Vanuatu was 234,023 (51% Male and 49% Female); which represents an average annual growth rate of 2.3% per year since the last Census in 1999( Second National Communications 2014)

 

Vanuatu conducted a National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) during the period of 2004-2007. The result of this self-assessment was the formulation of a National Capacity Building Action Plan for Environmental Management (NCAP) that was to address confirmed priority environment management capacity needs in Vanuatu. It included 6 objectives including the need for an environmental information management system to store and protect knowledge, inform and educate, and provide a basis for a better environmental decision-making process.

The Vanuatu CB2 project aims to strengthen information resource centres focusing on the collection of data and resources, storage and management of relevant information from line departments from respective ministries Refer to Annex 1 –Terms of Reference for details.

Terms of Reference can be obtained from UNDP website  http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=60935


Duties and Responsibilities

The Republic of Vanuatu is an island nation located in the Western Pacific Ocean. Spread over an archipelago of over 80 islands stretching 1,300 kilometers from North to South. Vanuatu’s terrain is mostly mountainous, with narrow coastal plains larger islands are characterized by rugged volcanic peaks and tropical rainforests. Vanuatu is located in a seismically and volcanically active region and has high exposure to geologic hazards, including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, tsunamis and landslides. Vanuatu’s total land area is about 12,336km2 with more than 36.1% (440,000 hectares) covered by tropical forest. In 2009, the population of Vanuatu was 234,023 (51% Male and 49% Female); which represents an average annual growth rate of 2.3% per year since the last Census in 1999( Second National Communications 2014)

 

Vanuatu conducted a National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) during the period of 2004-2007. The result of this self-assessment was the formulation of a National Capacity Building Action Plan for Environmental Management (NCAP) that was to address confirmed priority environment management capacity needs in Vanuatu. It included 6 objectives including the need for an environmental information management system to store and protect knowledge, inform and educate, and provide a basis for a better environmental decision-making process.

The Vanuatu CB2 project aims to strengthen information resource centres focusing on the collection of data and resources, storage and management of relevant information from line departments from respective ministries Refer to Annex 1 –Terms of Reference for details.

Terms of Reference can be obtained from UNDP website  http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=60935


Competencies

  • Minimum 5 years of relevant professional experience

  • Knowledge of UNDP and GEF evaluation process and has lead evaluation process for at least 2-3 of UNDP/GEF funded projects

  • Previous experience with results-based monitoring and evaluation methodologies;

  • Technical knowledge in the targeted focal area(s) especially on Multi-focal areas - capacity building projects, 3 Rio Conventions and other MEAs

  • Has worked in the Pacific and is familiar with some of the PI’s country CCCD issues

  • Knowledge on key environmental challenges in the Pacific

  • Experience environmental policy development process

  • Competence in adaptive management, as applied to climate change adaptation projects and ecosystems management;

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


Required Skills and Experience

A Master’s Degree in environmental science/environmental affairs or related discipline that directly pertains to the three conventions of the UNFCCC, the UNCBD and the UNCCD

 

Offerors must apply through UNDP Job shop and upload the following mandatory documents.

 

i) Signed CV including names /email contacts of at least 3 professional referees.

 

ii) Cover letter setting out: A statement of how the applicant meets the qualifications and experience requirements.

 

iii) Completed template for confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal

 

Applicants 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, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the Individual Consultant´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the Individual Consultant 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 Individual Consultant wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.

 

In the event of unforeseeable travel that is not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective UNDP business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.

 

Template for confirmation of interest and Submission of Financial Proposal is available under the procurement section of UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji

website (https://www.pacific.undp.org/content/pacific/en/home/procurement.html)

 

Women candidates are encouraged to apply

 

Interested Candidates must accept UNDP General Terms and Conditions for Individual Consultants 

Successful candidate will be required to complete the BSAFE course prior to undertaking any travel related to this consultancy ( online security awareness training). https://training.dss.un.org/course/category/6


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.


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