International Consultant for the Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the Strengthening Climate Information and Early Warning Systems in Tanzania for Climate Resilient Development and Adaptation to Climate Change

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Dar es Salaam, , TZ

Background

In accordance with UNDP and GEF M&E policies and procedures, all full and medium-sized UNDP support GEF financed projects are required to undergo a terminal evaluation upon completion of implementation. These terms of reference (TOR) sets out the expectations for the International Consultant for the Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the Strengthening climate information and early warning systems in Tanzania for climate resilient development and adaptation to climate change. (PIMS #5096).

Duties and Responsibilities

The Evaluation consultant:

  • Must present information that is complete and fair in its assessment of strengths and weaknesses so that decisions or actions taken are well founded.

  • Must disclose the full set of evaluation findings along with information on their limitations and have this accessible to all affected by the evaluation with expressed legal rights to receive results.

  • Should protect the anonymity and confidentiality of individual informants. They should provide maximum notice, minimize demands on time, and respect people’s right not to engage. Evaluators must respect people’s right to provide information in confidence, and must ensure that sensitive information cannot be traced to its source. Evaluators are not expected to evaluate individuals, and must balance an evaluation of management functions with this general principle.

  • Sometimes uncover evidence of wrongdoing while conducting evaluations. Such cases must be reported discreetly to the appropriate investigative body. Evaluators should consult with other relevant oversight entities when there is any doubt about if and how issues should be reported.

  • Should be sensitive to beliefs, manners and customs and act with integrity and honesty in their relations with all stakeholders. In line with the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, evaluators must be sensitive to and address issues of discrimination and gender equality. They should avoid offending the dignity and self-respect of those persons with whom they come in contact in the course of the evaluation. Knowing that evaluation might negatively affect the interests of some stakeholders, evaluators should conduct the evaluation and communicate its purpose and results in a way that clearly respects the stakeholders’ dignity and self-worth.

  • Are responsible for their performance and their product(s). They are responsible for the clear, accurate and fair written and/or oral presentation of study imitations, findings and recommendations.

  • Should reflect sound accounting procedures and be prudent in using the resources of the evaluation.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favoritism.

Functional competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Excellent report writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent analytical and reporting skills;
  • Fully computer literate;
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision to meet short deadlines;
  • Commitment and drive to achieve challenging goals, and problem-solving attitude;
  • Ability to identify client needs and deliver them promptly and accurately.

Technical Competencies:

  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate processes to collate information and facilitate discussion and analysis of material;
  • Technical competencies in undertaking complex evaluations which involve multiple countries and variety of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated strong research and analytical skills.

Professionalism:

  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent  in relevant technical areas.

Experience:

  • Work experience in relevant technical areas for at least 10 years;
  • Knowledge of UNDP and GEF;
  • Previous experience with results-based monitoring and evaluation methodologies;
  • Technical knowledge in the targeted focal area (s);
  • Experience working in Tanzania;
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to gender and climate change adaptation; experience in gender sensitive evaluation and analysis;
  • Demonstrable analytical skills;
  • Project evaluation/review experiences within United Nations system will be considered an asset.

Language:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and excellent coordination skills.

How to Submit Proposals:

  • Proposals should be submitted to [email protected] e-mail address not later than not later than Thursday, 05 April 2018;
  • Applications with no financial offer or missing P11 form and CV or the required documents for the technical evaluation will not be considered for evaluation;
  • All necessary information for this post (TOR, Deliverables, Target dates, etc. are presented in the ICPN) therefore applicant must download it from the following link: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=44991
  • Each email should be less than 8MB; emails over this size will not be received to the above-mentioned account;

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail address [email protected]


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