|Overview : The United Nations Development Programme in Afghanistan is currently the largest UNDP Programme in the world. UNDP works with the Government of Afghanistan to develop local capacity and provide Afghan solutions for Afghanistan. UNDP projects and programmes are in the areas of national governance, sub-national governance, sustainable development and gender and capacity building as cross cutting themes in line with the goals laid down by the Government in the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) and National Priority Programmes.
UNDP operates within the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF). Its 2010-2013 Country Programme and Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) focus on:
a) Stabilization and Peace-building;
b) Strengthening Democratic Governance;
c) Livelihoods and natural resources management, and
d) Policy advisory support for achieving the MDGs through economic growth and poverty reduction.
UNDP intends to commission two outcome level evaluations in the second quarter of 2012. The Country Programme Outcomes to be evaluated are:
• The State has improved ability to deliver services to foster human development and elected bodies have greater oversight capacity
• Increased opportunities for income generation through the promotion of diversified livelihoods, private sector development, and public-private partnerships.
UNDP Afghanistan, therefore, invites all national and international individual evaluation experts and firms who are interested to undertake this assignment to submit their letter of interest together with their updated CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, copied to: email@example.com no later than 20 April 2013.
The individual consultants and consultants hired by evaluation firms shall have following qualifications and competencies:
• At least 7 years of experience in evaluation field;
• Knowledge and expertise of governance and public sector or livelihood and poverty reduction
• Strong communication and writing skills
• Prior experience in conflict and post-conflict situation shall be considered an asset
• Native or near native level ability to speak and write in English
• Working knowledge of local languages (Dari and or Pashto) shall be considered as an assets|