Uganda nationals: National Consultant to Develop a Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture Sector

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Kampala, , UG

Background

The Project “Supporting Developing Countries to Integrate Agriculture Sectors into National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag)” is Directly implemented by UNDP and FAO in Uganda and 7 other countries. The project has goal of integrating climate change concerns related to agriculture-based livelihoods within existing national planning and budgeting processes of the selected countries. The integration of adaptation options in planning frameworks and budgets is expected to contribute to the enhancement of:

  • Institutional capacities and processes for operationalizing climate response strategies in the agricultural sector;
  • Access to international financing opportunities, such as the climate finance sources from GEF and Green Climate Fund; and
  • More strategic allocations of national budgets earmarked for adaptation investments
  • The results and processes used will be highly relevant to inform other sectors of good practices in integrating adaptation needs into national planning and budgeting.
  • Lessons and experiences from the other 7 countries where similar interventions are being implemented.  

 The Uganda component of the three-year program in is supported by the German Federal Ministry of the Environment’s (BMUB) and International Climate Initiative (IKI); with USD$700,000 earmarked to support interventions. This project responds to UNFCCC conclusions that invited UN organizations, specialized agencies, and bilateral organizations to enhance financial and technical support to the NAP process for developing countries. Through the NAP-Ag project, FAO and UNDP will extend technical assistance to the Government of Uganda and other partners in developing and implementing a National Adaptation Plan (NAP) for the Agriculture Sector.

In order to monitor impacts of the Uganda climate change policy, a Performance Monitoring Framework (PMF) was designed with a broad coverage for monitoring impacts for different sectors, and its implementation is coordinated by the Climate Change Department (CCD).  Similarly, key sectors ought to develop sector specific PMFs to monitor details of climate change actions proposed in the policy. Through this consultancy, this project will facilitate a process of developing a PMF for the agricultural sector in Uganda.  Effectiveness of the framework will be determined through an impact assessment framework that is based on quasi-experimental design principles, strong economic foundations, and identification of gender-differentiated needs and adaptation options.

The agricultural sector PMF will be used to   generate evidence based results of adaptation options based on quasi-experimental design principles used in impact evaluation frameworks, will be used inform other sectors that have not yet had opportunities to develop their sector specific PMFs and results from the application of the framework will serve as an input into the policy dialogue on national adaptation planning. 

Results of this consultancy shall contribute to Outcome 3 – Improved Evidence-based results for NAPs and to Output 3.1 An impact assessment framework for a portfolio of BMUB/ LDCF/SCCF projects on agriculture based livelihoods projects ongoing in targeted countries designed and applied. The target will be to have at least 2 sub-sectors of MAAIF adopt impact assessment frameworks based on quasi experimental design frameworks.

Objectives:

The objective of the assignment is to develop a Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture Sector.

 
Duties and Responsibilities

This consultancy is designed to guide Performance Monitoring of climate change actions in the agricultural sector of Uganda.

Scope of work:

  • To review the National documents including Vision 2040, MAAIF ASSP, National Development Plan (NDPII), Climate change policy and its strategy to get a clear picture of national commitments to climate change. Review MAAIF documents i.e Policy Statements, National Agricultural Policy, National Agricultural Extension Policy, Agricultural Sector Strategic Plan, the Framework Implementation Plan (FIP) that is linked to ASSP, and other relevant documents to identify climate change adaptation intentions for the agriculture sector;
  • To design a comprehensive Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for assessment of Climate Change Adaptation and gender considerations in the Agriculture Sector;
  • To develop the indicator matrix for monitoring results of climate change adaptation and impacts of gender initiatives in the agriculture Sector.

Special tasks:

  • Review National documents: The Vision 2040, MAAIF ASSP, National Development Plan (NDPII), Climate change policy and its strategy to get a clear picture of national commitments to climate change. Review MAAIF documents i.e Policy Statements, National Agricultural Policy, National Agricultural Extension Policy, Agricultural Sector Strategic Plan, the Framework Implementation Plan (FIP) that is linked to ASSP, and other relevant documents to identify climate change adaptation and gender initiatives in agriculture sector;
  • Work with MAAIF to complete and cost the NAP Ag;
  • Review the MAAIF Regulatory, Monitoring, Evaluation and reporting Frameworks and systems to guide the capture, management of data and reporting on climate change adaptation and gender indicators;
  • Develop the impact Assessment Framework (IAF) with an indicator matrix for climate change adaptation and impacts of gender initiatives in agriculture Sector including and M&E Plans and tools;
  • Develop a comprehensive Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Climate Change Adaptation and gender considerations in Agriculture Sector and customize it to the existing National Performance Framework;
  • Use participatory methodology to make the framework relevant to the user teams and train potential users to utilise the frameworks widely;
  • Conduct a one- day validation workshop for the M&E framework for CCA.

Deliverables:

  • An inception report;
  • Report on costing of the NAP Ag Document and proposals for improvement of the MAAIF climate change adaptation reporting systems;
  • Draft Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for Climate Change Adaptation and gender considerations in Agriculture Sector, complete with indicator matrices, monitoring tools and monitoring plan;
  • Final Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for the Agriculture Sector.
 
Competencies

Functional Competencies for the job

  • Proven track record in undertaking similar assignments;
  • Demonstrated analytic capacity and ability to process, analyse and synthesize complex, technical information from different agriculture sectors;
  • Ability to analyse complex information, synthesize and write concise and informative documentation in english: The Consultant should have excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational skill, service-mind, punctual, self-motivated, proactive, reliable and demonstrated ability to work with diverse teams;
  • Respect for the principles of the United Nations.
 
Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of Master of Science in Statistics, economics, Agric Economics, Rural Development;
  • Relevant postgraduate training in complementary fields – project planning and management as well as Monitoring and Evaluation and  climate change.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years’ of relevant experience in Climate change activities, of which a minimum of two years with sectoral policy formulation and program development;
  • Good understanding on sectoral mandates, institutional arrangements and legal regulatory instruments, particularly excellent understanding of the Agriculture sector.
  • Experience and expertise in preparing national frameworks will be added advantage
  • A good understanding of Monitoring and evaluation processes and practices
  • Demonstrated experience of working with government agencies and communities will be an added advantage.

Language requirement:

  • Demonstrated ability to write concise and informative documentation in English for a range of uses from detailed progress reports to media releases including ability to analyse complex information and to draw out the key points and issues and to present these in a way that can be easily understood.

Supervision and performance evaluation:

The Consultant will be under direct supervision of the Team Leader Environment, Climate and Disaster Resilience Unit of UNDP. The quality of deliverables shall be assured by the Climate Change Task force in Ministry of Agriculture Animal Industry and Fisheries.

Timeframes and deadlines:

  • The Consultant will be engaged for a period of 30 working days spread in 3 months starting from the time of signing the contract.

Evaluation Criteria:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications, technical and financial proposal.

The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation. Technical Criteria weight; [70%]
    Financial Criteria weight; [30%]

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Technical Criteria – Maximum 70 points:

  • Relevance of education – 10 Points;
  • Language skills – 5 Points;
  • Knowledge of the area of work and expectation from the activities being covered-15 points;
  • Relevance of professional experience in conducting assignments of similar nature and scope especially in the area of agriculture- 25 points;
  • Experience in writing/publication- 15 points.

Financial proposal (Maximum 30 points): appropriateness shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal’s offer to the lowest price among the proposals received by UNDP.

Financial assessment:

A lump sum amount approach shall be used with the following expectations:

The lump sum amount must be “all-inclusive”;

  • The contract price is fixed regardless of changes in the cost of components;
  • For duty travels, UN’s Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) rates prevailing at the time of sourcing, for the duty station and all other cities indicated in the TOR as part of duty travel destinations will be used.  This will give offerors an indication of the cost of living in a duty station/destination, to aid their determination of the appropriate fees and financial proposal amount, but it does not imply that Offerors are entitled to DSA payment; and
  • The initial payment includes the actual cost of the IC’s travel to arrive at the designated Duty Station. This implies that the completion of the journey can be considered as one of the deliverables payable upon arrival.  

Submission of Application:

The candidate is required to submit an electronic application directly uploaded on the UNDP jobs website with all the requirements as listed here below. Annexes and further information may be downloaded on http://procurement-notices.undp.org/. (Reference #.36259).

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document to this website – http://jobs.undp.org (Ref no.71151).

  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP (Annex II);
  • Personal CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references.

Technical proposal:

  • Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment;
  • A methodology, on how they will approach and complete the assignment;
  • Financial proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided (Annex II);
  • Annexes 1 and II – may be downloaded from the UNDP Procurement Notices Website -http://procurement-notices.undp.org/ – under reference #.36259. For further clarifications, please contact; [email protected]; [email protected];

Interested applicants should submit applications through uploading of all their required documentation in one single pdf document on this website only


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