Independent Consultant (International) for the role of Team Leader under the Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Seychelles (EBA)
In accordance with UNDP and AF M&E policies and procedures, all regular-sized UNDP-supported AF-financed projects are required to undergo a Final Evaluation (FE) at the end of the project. This Terms of Reference (ToR) sets out the expectations for the FE of the regular-sized project titled Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Seychelles (PIMS 4775) implemented through the Programme Coordinating Unit of the Ministry of Agriculture Climate Change and Environment. The project inception was on the 30 October 2014 and the project is in its 6th year of implementation. The FE process must follow the guidance outlined in the document Guidelines for Project/Programme Final Evaluations.
Objective of the Assignment
The FE report will assess the achievement of project results against expected achievements, and draw lessons that can both improve the sustainability of benefits from this project, and aid in the overall enhancement of UNDP programming. The FE report will also measure the project performance against both the original set of project indicators and the “shadow indicators” approved by UNDP and AF. The FE report promotes accountability and transparency, and assesses the extent of project accomplishments. The recommendations will be used to a draft management response which will be taken up by the relevant stakeholders such as MACCE, Watershed committees, PUC, SFRSA and the SNPA, to ensure continuity of activities. This AF project is a flagship project for the Seychelles and the FE will determine the necessity of replication for more long-term continuity through future Adaptation Fund projects. The Watershed Committees will use the recommendations of the FE to guide their work in the decision-making process for watershed management. This will be further supported by the long-term finalization of legal frameworks for watershed and coastal climate change adaptation.
Duties and Responsibilities
The TE must provide evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful.
The TE team will review all relevant sources of information including documents prepared during the preparation phase (i.e., Concept document, UNDP Initiation Plan, UNDP Social and Environmental Screening Procedure/SESP) the Project Document, project reports including PPRs, project budget revisions, lesson learned reports, national strategic and legal documents, and any other materials that the team considers useful for this evidence-based evaluation. The FE team will review the AF Results Tracker.
The FE team is expected to follow a participatory and consultative approach ensuring close engagement with the Project Team, government counterparts, Implementing Partners, the UNDP Country Office(s), the Regional Technical Advisors, direct beneficiaries and other stakeholders.
This assignment is for duration of 30 days over a period of 12-15 weeks.
Submission of Application
Applications should be sent through email : [email protected] on or before Thursday 16 September 2021 – 16:00 hours Mauritius time (GMT+4)
Annex A – Letter of confirmation of interest and availability and Submission of financial proposal
Annex B – Model Contact IC
Annex C – UNDP GCC IC
Annex D – P11
Terms of Reference