Terminal Evaluation of the Strengthening Resilience of our Islands and our Community to Climate Change in the Cook Islands SRIC-CC

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Cook Islands 🇨🇰

Location :Rarotonga, COOK ISLANDS
Application Deadline :02-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :8d 12h 40m
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)
19-Feb-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :30 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 days
 

Background

The objective of the programme is to strengthen the ability of all Cook Island communities, and the public service, to make informed decisions and manage anticipated climate change driven pressures (including extreme events) in a pro-active, integrated and strategic manner. In achieving this objective, the programme will support, at the national, sectoral, and island levels, implementation of the Cook Islands’ new National Adaptation Plan (NAP) for DRM and CCA.

The programme consists of the 4 components with specific outputs/ outcome as per following:

Component 1. Strengthening and implementing climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction at national level

• Output 1.1 Staff of national agencies and organisations on the NCCCT trained and working in ways that improve coordination and delivery of CCA and DRM initiatives on the ground in the Pa Enua.

• Output 1.2 National and sector policies, related instruments, and work programmes enhanced in ways that support CCA and DRM in the Pa Enua, consistent with island development plans.

• Output 1.3 Fully operational climate early warning and information systems.

Component 2. Strengthening capacities for climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in the Pa Enua

• Output 2.1. Integrated climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction action plans for each of the 11 inhabited Pa Enua, including harmonization with island development plans.

• Output 2.2. In each of the 11 inhabited Pa Enua, island councils, administrators, technical officers, farmers, fishers, households and business owners trained in planning and undertaking integrated climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction initiatives, consistent with the island development plans.

Component 3. Implementing climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction measures in the Pa Enua

• Output 3.1. Small grants to the 11 Pa Enua and their communities, to implement CCA and DRR within the framework of integrated island- and community-level DRR and CCA action plans and the island strategic development plans.

• Output 3.2. Climate-resilient agricultural and fisheries practices implemented in at least 5 Pa Enua, including Manihiki, Aitutaki, Mangaia, Atiu, and Mauke.

• Output 3.3. Water capture, storage and groundwater management capacities are enhanced in at least 7 islands, including Pukapuka, Nassau, Mitiaro, Palmerston, Aitutaki, Atiu, Mangaia and Rarotonga, through community-based actions and infrastructure climate-proofing projects

• Output 3.4. Coastal protection enhanced in at least 3 Pa Enua, including, Rakahanga, Aitutaki, and Palmerston.

• Output 3.5. Resilience of tourism enterprises to climate change enhanced in at least 3 Pa Enua, including Manihiki, Aitutaki, and Atiu.

• Output 3.6. Health support and vector-borne disease control techniques introduced in at least 5 Pa Enua to address climate-induced health risks, including Pukapuka, Mangaia, Mauke, Mitiaro and Palmerston.

Component 4. Climate change adaptation knowledge management

• Output 4.1 Lessons learned and best practices improve the effectiveness of initiatives to enhance the resilience of Pa Enua and other vulnerable communities.

• Output 4.2 raining materials incorporating climate change issues developed and used for training of field staff, students and other key players.

The project is implemented, as Executing Agency, Climate change Coordination Unit and Emergency Management Cook Islands (Both in the Central Policy and Planning Unit), Office of the Prime Minister. The project has an active PMU that coordinate and implement the project activities with a Project Manager.

The TE will be conducted according to the guidance, rules and procedures established by UNDP and the AF.  

The objectives of the evaluation are to assess the achievement of project results, and to draw lessons that can both improve the sustainability of benefits from this project, and aid in the overall enhancement of UNDP programming.   

For more information, please refer to the Terms of Reference and associated templates that can be downloaded from the following link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=43674

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The evaluator will review all relevant sources of information, such as the project document, project reports – including Annual APR/PIR, project budget revisions, midterm review, progress reports, AF focal area tracking tools, project files, national strategic and legal documents, and any other materials that the evaluator considers useful for this evidence-based assessment. A list of documents that the project team will provide to the evaluator for review is included in Annex B of this Terms of Reference.

For more information, please refer to the Terms of Reference and associated templates that can be downloaded from the following link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=43674

 

Competencies

• Demonstrates commitment to the Gov. of Samoa mission, vision and values.

• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

• Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback

• Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude

• Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

• Good inter-personal and teamwork skills, networking aptitude, ability to work in multicultural environment

For more information, please refer to the Terms of Reference and associated templates that can be downloaded from the following link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=43674

 

Required Skills and Experience

The evaluation team will be composed of 1 international evaluator.  The consultant shall have prior experience in evaluating similar projects.  Experience with AF financed projects is an advantage. The evaluator selected should not have participated in the project preparation and/or implementation and should not have conflict of interest with project related activities.

The consultant must present the following qualifications:

• Masters Degree in Climate change related discipline, environment, disaster risk management, social sciences or closely related field. (15%)

• Minimum 10 years of relevant professional experience working in climate change adaptation, disaster risk management and related fields; (20%)

• Experience working with AF or GEF evaluations; (15%)

• Demonstrated knowledge of UNDP and AF; (10%)

• Previous experience with results-based monitoring and evaluation methodologies; (15%)

• Technical knowledge in the targeted focal area(s): Climate Change Adaptation, Disaster Risk Management and related fields; (10%)

• Project evaluation experiences within United Nations system will be considered an asset; (15%)

For more information, please refer to the Terms of Reference and associated templates that can be downloaded from the following link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=43674

 
 

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