India nationals: Impact Evaluation Specialist– Enhancing Climate Resilience of India’s Coastal Communities

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

New Delhi, , IN

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) funded project on “Enhancing Climate Resilience of India’s Coastal Communities” supports the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change  to enhance the resilience of the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations, particularly women, in the coastal areas of India to climate change and extreme events, using an ecosystem-centred and community-based approach. In addition, this project contributes towards the achievement of climate priorities outlined in India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change (2008), the State Action Plans, as well as commitments outlined in India’s Nationally Determined Contribution (2015). 

The project will enhance the resilience of coastal communities throughout India, through the implementation of interventions under the following inter-linked outputs:

  • Output 1: Enhanced resilience of coastal and marine ecosystems and their services; 
  • Output 2: Climate adaptive livelihoods for enhanced resilience of vulnerable coastal communities; and 
  • Output 3: Strengthened coastal and marine governance and institutional frameworks for climate resilient management of coastal areas

This above will be  achieved through interventions in target landscapes in the three states to i) protect and restore ecosystems such as mangroves and seagrass, and the services they provide, especially buffering storm surges, and ii) help communities adopt climate-adaptive livelihoods and value chains iii) mainstream EbA principles into coastal planning and governance, enabling intersectoral coordination for addressing climate risk across all of India’s coastal states


With the above background in preview, an Impact Evaluation is to be undertaken under the Enhancing Climate Resilience of India’s Coastal Communities project during the first year of project implementation. This impact evaluation will be a thorough exercise, that is evidence-based, and that can inform achievement of project outcomes over the course of the project period. The Impact Evaluation specialist is expected to design the impact evaluation for the project as well as conduct the validation of the evaluation design through the analysis of baseline and end-line data based on a pilot. The final output of the assignment will be a report on the Impact Evaluation – including methodology, Theory of Change, validation results and recommendation/conclusions.