Two Positions: Terminal Evaluation for Zimbabwe Scaling Up Adaptation Project ( One International and One National)

UNDP/GEF
Harare, Zimbabwe
Position Type: 
Consultancy
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Senior (10+ Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)

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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 a Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the Project Title: “Scaling up Adaptation in Zimbabwe with a focus on Rural Livelihoods”. (PIMS 4713).

The project was designed to scale up adaptation measures and reduce the vulnerability of rural communities, particularly women to climate variability and change in the project area of Buhera, Chimanimani and Chiredzi Districts (Agroecological Natural Region  V  in Zimbabwe. The project has 2 expected outcomes: Outcome 1: Diversified and strengthened livelihoods and sources of income for vulnerable smallholder farmers in project area; and Outcome 2: Increased knowledge and understanding of climate variability and change-induced risks in targeted vulnerable areas. The project is targeting 10,000 households, mainly women-headed, in the three districts.

The TE will be conducted according to the guidance, rules and procedures established by UNDP and GEF as reflected in the UNDP Evaluation Guidance for GEF Financed Projects.  

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.  

Duties and Responsibilities

The Evaluation will assess the key financial aspects of the project, including the extent of co-financing planned and realized. Project cost and funding data will be required, including annual expenditures.  Variances between planned and actual expenditures will need to be assessed and explained.  Results from recent financial audits, as available, should be taken into consideration. The evaluator(s) will receive assistance from the Country Office (CO) and Project Team to obtain financial data in order to complete the co-financing table below, which will be included in the terminal evaluation report.

Deatiled Terms of References and annexes are available on link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=49339.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

Judgement/Decision-making

  • Strong technical skills and analytical capacities, sound judgment;
  • Strong technical problem-solving skills;
  • Ability to understand and establish priorities and work by objectives.

Teamwork

  • Ability to work in a team and establish effective working relationships with people from different nationalities and cultural backgrounds;

Ability to work under stress and work overtime when required.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • A Master’s degree in Environment and Natural Resources Management or Development Studies, or other closely related field.

Experience:

  • Experience working in Africa in livelihoods and resilience building projects;
  • Work experience in relevant technical areas for at least 10 years;
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to gender and Climate Change Adaptation; experience in gender sensitive evaluation and analysis;
  • Knowledge of UNDP and GEF, such as GEF policy and practices, GEF project requirements and GEF-evaluations;
  • Recent experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies;
  • Experience applying SMART indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios;
  • Competence in adaptive management, as applied to climate change adaptation;
  • Project evaluation/review experiences within United Nations system will be considered an asset;
  • Excellent communication and IT skills;
  • Demonstrable analytical skills;

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required for the International Consultant;
  • Fluency in English and local language for the National Consultant;

Application procedure:
Applicants are requested to upload copies of:

Please group all your documents (CV, P11, Technical Proposal and certificates) into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. Incomplete applications will not be given consideration.

Applicants must reply to the mandatory questions asked by the system when submitting the application

Please note that only applicants who are short-listed will be contacted.

Evaluation criteria:

The Consultant will be evaluated based on qualifications and the years of experience, as outlined in the qualifications/requirements section of the ToR. In addition, the Consultant will also be evaluated on the following methodology:

Technical Criteria weight: 70%;
Financial Criteria weight: 30%;

The award of the contract shall be made to the 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 Terms of Reference.