|Introduction : |
The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) carries out Independent Country Programme Evaluations (ICPEs) to identify, from evaluative evidence, UNDP's contribution to development results in the countries where it operates. They are also used to analyze the effectiveness of UNDP's strategy of harnessing national efforts to achieve these results. The purpose of an ICPE is to: i) support the development of the next UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD), ii) strengthen the accountability of UNDP to national stakeholders, iii) strengthen the accountability of UNDP to the Executive Board, and iv) contribute to institutional learning, knowledge generation and sharing.
From September 2023 through April 2024, IEO will conduct the ICPE of the UNDP country programme in Liberia (2020-2024). Results of the evaluation are expected to feed into the preparation of a new country programme starting in 2025. As a country‐level evaluation of UNDP, the scope of the ICPE includes the entirety of UNDP's portfolios and activities during the programme cycle under review, including UNDP’s COVID-19 response and recovery support, and will pay attention to the integration of recommendations, best practices and learning from previous evaluation exercises.
The IEO will conduct this evaluation in close collaboration with the Government of Liberia, the UN Resident Coordinator Office and UNDP Country Office in Liberia, and the UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa (RBA). The detailed Terms of Reference of the ICPE can be consulted in the Annex. The general information about the IEO and its publications, including past ICPE reports, are available on its website: http://web.undp.org/evaluation/.
UNDP IEO is seeking an independent consultant/evaluator to cover the country programme’s outcome area 3 in the field of inclusive growth, environment and climate change and to contribute to the ICPE for Liberia. The consultant will assess a thematic portfolio of projects of both a strategic and decentralized/local development nature linked to: sustainable and resilient economic growth, which covers from shock-responsive local development, natural resources management, environmental protection and climate change adaptation, to value chain development, entrepreneurship and employability.
Please find the Terms of Reference in the documents part of the Negotiation.
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