The proposed project is based on the priority adaptation option identified in Guinea-Bissau’s National Adaptation Programme of Action (NAPA). The impacts of climate change on Guinea-Bissau’s agricultural water resources will affect human health, agricultural production and food security. Predicted climate change scenarios are likely to constrain long-term development through: (i) increased temperatures, affecting crop productivity, disease spread and water availability; (ii) changing rainfall volumes and variability, including more frequent events of short and intense rains, causing flash-floods in several catchment areas; (iii) progressive sea level rise and salt water intrusion. Consequently, a major challenge for Guinea-Bissau is to mainstream climate change adaptation measures into integrated agricultural and water resource management across different institutional, social and spatial frameworks. Technical capacity of both government and local communities to manage the emerging threats imposed by climate change is required. The likely impacts of climate change are still poorly understood and the need for adaptation not sufficiently incorporated into relevant frameworks. The proposed project will build adaptive capacity and increase the agriculture and water sector’s resilience to climate change. Financial resources from the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) will be used to address systemic, institutional and individual capacity gaps to manage agricultural and water resources for human, agricultural and other uses in the face of a changing climate. This will include focused capacity-building measures that are additional to the existing baseline both at the national and regional level for agrarian and water planning and management systems, and development of policies, strategies, decision-making processes, relevant budgeting and monitoring systems. The project will also support the demonstration and implementation of climate-resilient water and land management techniques located in the semi-arid rural area of eastern Guinea-Bissau. Lessons-learning and relevant knowledge dissemination will equally be enhanced.
The Project Objective is to increase resilience and enhance key adaptive capacity to address the additional risks posed by climate change to the agrarian and water sectors in Guinea-Bissau. Three outcomes will?contribute to this objective:
- Climate change risks and adaptation measures integrated into key national policies, plans and programs for water, agriculture and livestock management.
- Small and medium scale climate change adaptation practices for water, agriculture and livestock management are demonstrated and implemented in the selected region.
- Lessons learned and best practices from pilot activities, capacity development initiatives and policy changes are disseminated.
Duties and Responsibilities
An assessment of the project’s performance will be carried out on the basis of expected results in the Logical / Project Results Framework (see Annex A) that provides information on performance and impact indicators for implementation. of the project, thus the corresponding sources of verification for each indicator. The evaluation will include, at least, the criteria for:
- Relevance: Determine whether the objectives of the intervention match the expectations of beneficiaries, the needs of the country, and the overall priorities of the Strengthening adaptive capacity and resilience to Climate Change in the Agrarian and Water Resources Sectors in Guinea-Bissau project and other project partners.
- Effectiveness: Specify whether the objectives of the intervention have been achieved, or are potentially achieved, taking into account their relative importance.
- Efficiency: Specify whether the expected results and / or effects have been obtained at a lower cost (funds, expertise, time, administrative costs, etc.).
- Impact: Indicate whether positive and negative long-term effects, primary and secondary, are produced by the intervention, directly or indirectly, expected or unexpected.
- Sustainability: Specify whether the benefits of the intervention continue after the end of the external intervention, or the likelihood that these benefits will last in the long term by resisting the risks.
Annexes B and C provide lists of documents for review and evaluation questions.
The Score must be awarded according to the following performance criteria, below. The final table must be included in the executive summary of the evaluation. Mandatory scores are included in Annex?
The evaluation team will provide UNDP with a methodological note and timeline of how the evaluation exercise will be conducted and will benefit from UNDP support for desk research and interviewing. Precisely,
- UNDP will prepare all the necessary documentation for the consultation; and
- It will support the consultant in obtaining additional documents and arranging interviews.
The project evaluation will be overseen by the UNDP Program Officer / Sustainable development Cluster and the UNDP-Bissau M & E Expert.
The team leader will take the overall responsibility for the quality and duly submission of the final evaluation report in French or English. Specifically, the international consultant (team leader) will perform the following tasks:
- Lead and manage the evaluation mission;
- Design the detailed evaluation scope and methodology (including the methods for data collection and analysis);
- Decide the division of labor within the evaluation team;
- Conduct an analysis of the results, outcomes and outputs;
- Draft related parts of the evaluation report; and
- Finalize the whole evaluation report in Portuguese and English and submit it to UNDP Guinea-Bissau.
- Excellent Portuguese and English/French writing and communication skills;
- Highly knowledgeable of participatory monitoring and evaluation processes, and experience in evaluation of technical assistance projects with major donor agencies;
- An excellent ability?to lead multi-disciplinary and national teams, and deliver quality reports within the given time;
- Familiarity with Guinea-Bissau or other countries in West Africa is an asset; and
- Excellent in human relations, coordination, planning and team work.
Required Skills and Experience
- Have a master’s degree in development studies, economics, environment or fields related to Climate Change Adaptation;
- A minimum of 10 years of relevant experience is required;
- Substantive experience in evaluating similar projects, preferably those involving UNDP/GEF or other United Nations development agencies or major donors;
- Experience using SMART indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios;
- Experience working with the GEF or GEF-evaluations, may be an asset;
- Experience conducting similar evaluations in West Africa might be an advantage;
The evaluation team will be composed of two independent consultants (one international consultant and one national). The consultants shall have prior experience in evaluating similar projects. Experience with GEF financed projects is an advantage. The international consultant will be designated as the Team Leader and will be responsible for finalizing the report. The evaluators selected should not have participated in the project preparation and/or implementation and should not have conflict of interest with project related activities.
- Fluency in both Portuguese and English/French.
Documents to be included at the time of submission of the proposal
Interested persons must submit the following documents / information to demonstrate their qualifications:
- Proposal: (i) Explain why they are the most qualified for the job
- Financial Proposal
- Personal CV, including past experience in similar project and at least 3 references
The financial proposal must specify the total lump sum and the payment will be based on the deliverables specified in the TOR.
Travel: All internal travel costs (for the project site) must be included in the financial proposal.
The individual consultant will be evaluated on the basis of the following methodology:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the following:
- Responsive / compliant / acceptable, and;
- Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to solicitation;
- Technical Criteria weight [70%];
- Financial Criteria weight [30%].
Criteria A: Have a master’s degree in development studies, economics, environment or fields related to Climate Change Adaptation – 15pts
Criteria B: A minimum of 10 years of working experience for International Consultant – 35 pts
Criteria C: Experience in monitoring and evaluation of climate change and development projects, supported by UN agencies (including UNDP/GEF) and/or major donor agencies – 35pts
Criteria D. Proficient in writing and communicating both in Portuguese and English/French. For National Consultant, working knowledge of English/French is an asset – 15
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