|Overview : |
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations global development network operating in 177 countries, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. As a development agency, it supports these individual countries to develop and accelerate implementation of their own solutions to local and global challenges. As a development partner, UNDP has also a role to be an integrator of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and manage trade-offs thereafter.
Since January 2011, UNDP in South Africa (SA) and the former Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR), now known as the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) have been collaborating towards enhancing the capacity of government to design and implement improved policies on land reform and rural development. In accordance with the agreed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the key project activities included: advisory and policy research and analysis work, technical expertise support, and facilitation of activities related to the drafting of land reform and rural development policies and strengthening the capacity of government and non-government actors through international knowledge and information exchange. The legal and programmatic basis for collaboration is underpinned by the MOU between UNDP and DRDLR, Project Document (Prodoc), UNDP Financing Agreement (Cost-sharing Agreement), UNDP Strategic Plan, Country Programme Document of 2013-2020 (CPD-2013/2020) and Standard Basic Assistance Agreement (SBAA) and UN Strategic Cooperation Framework of 2013-2020 (UNSCF-2013/2020).
The consultant needs to conduct an evaluation that will provide information to DALRRD, project donors and other stakeholders about the project results achieved through its implementation, with the resources allocated.