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Date de clôture : mardi 30 octobre 2018

UNDP seeks to recruit a consultant to support evaluation male

Background

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducts independent country programme evaluations (ICPEs) to support the development of Country Programme Documents and strengthen the accountability of UNDP to national stakeholders and the Executive Board.

IEO will conduct ICPEs covering Maldives, commencing in the second half of 2018, to feed into the preparation of UNDP’s new programme starting from 2021. The ICPE will be conducted in close collaboration with the Maldives Government, UNDP’s country offices, and the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa.

The IEO is recruiting an evaluation support officer to contribute to the evaluation.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision and guidance of the Lead Evaluator (LE), the consultant will :

  • Prior to the mission, conduct preliminary research, compile documentation, and complete analysis in areas to be covered by the report ;
  • Plan, support and participate fully in the data collection mission in the country and accurately document meeting proceedings ;
  • Conduct any necessary follow up activities following completion of the field missions.

Expected outputs and indicative timeframe :

The consultant, working under the leadership of the LE, will contribute to ensuring the overall quality of the evaluation mission.  No payment will be processed until the deliverables have been fully approved by the IEO. The deliverables include :

  • Support for the Maldives country offices for establishment of the mission schedule, working under the direction of the country offices, and oversight of the LE ;
  • Compilation and analysis of documentation in defined areas, with a particular focus on the national policy context ;
  • Summary of the evaluation mission, including names and titles for all the individuals and organizations consulted during the mission ;
  • Detailed written record for all interviews conducted in the course of each mission.

The timeframe and milestones for the consultant(s)’ contributions are as follows.

ActivityDateEstimated working days
Preparation for mission, including compilation and analysis of documentsNovember-December10
Participation in the data collection mission10–21 Dec 20185
Completion of complete record of mission including detailed record of interviewsEnd Dec5
Total estimated number of working days20

 

Remuneration and duration of contract

Total inputs required amount to up to twenty (20) days between contract signature and February 2019, with the bulk of the work taking place in November/December 2018.

Payments will be based on the delivery of outputs, as follows :

Upon completion of the data collection mission and UNDP IEO acceptance of report covering full proceedings of the evaluation mission, including detailed meeting notes100%

If travel is required, the standard for air travel authorized by UNDP for individual consultants is economy class; should the consultant choose to arrange travel by her/himself, s/he will receive the travel entitlement at full fare economy class from UNDP for each mission. Actual settlement of travel cost will be based on invoice of ticket purchased and paid up to the entitlement amount. Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) will be paid per nights spent outside consultant’s home town; at the place the mission takes place following UNDP DSA standard rates. Travel costs will be settled separately from the consultant fees.

Competencies

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards ;
  • Promotes the vision, mission and strategic goals of UN/UNDP ;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability ;
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting ;
  • Ability to conduct research and analysis and strong synthesis skills ;
  • Builds strong relationships with stakeholders, focuses on impact and result for the stakeholders and responds positively to critical feedback; consensus-oriented ;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude ;
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills ;
  • Regional and National Knowledge is highly desirable ;
  • Ability to write reports particularly for International Funded project ;
  • Demonstrates ability to manage complexities and work under pressure, as well as conflict resolution.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

  • Minimum, advanced degree or equivalent in an area relevant to the evaluation

Experience

  • Excellent proven oral and drafting skills in English ;
  • Previous experience in similar assignments ;
  • Availability to support the evaluation missions at the time they are scheduled ;
  • Good understanding of the development and institutional context of Maldives.

Language Requirement

  • Fluent in Dhivehi and English.

Application Documents

  • The application must include a letter of interest to undertake this task, the CV and a financial proposal (indicating the daily fee (in MVR). The CV must capture all past related work experiences ;
  • The applicant must also submit the reference letters from past supervisors/clients ;
  • Please combine all the documents into one single file, as the system will allow for only one document to be uploaded ;
  • We will only accept online applications.
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.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization : UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
  • Location : male’
  • Grade : National Consultant – Locally recruited Contractors Agreement – Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups :
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date : 2018-10-30

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