Duty Station: Home based with mission travel (pending on the current restrictions) to the Ministry of Waterways and Environment in Suva, Fiji
Duration of the Contract: Up to 25 working days starting on Friday, 17th August and ending on 30th October 2020
Consultancy Proposal (CV & Financial proposal Template) should be uploaded on UNDP Jobshop website(https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm?cur_rgn_id_c=RAS) no later than 7th August 2020 (Fiji Time) clearly stating the title of consultancy applied for. Any proposals received after this date/time will not be accepted. Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to firstname.lastname@example.org. UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants. Incomplete, late and joint proposals will not be considered and only offers for which there is further interest will be contacted. Failure to submit your application as stated as per the application submission guide (Procurement Notice) on the above link will be considered incomplete and therefore application will not be considered.
Proposals must be sent through UNDP job shop web page. Candidates need to upload their CV and financial proposal -using UNDP template
Daily rate to be inclusive of Medical insurance cost for the duration of the contract
Selected Candidate will be required to submit a proof of medical insurance prior to issuance of contract
If the selected/successful Candidate is over 65 years of age and required to travel outside his home country; He/She will be required provide a full medical report at their expense prior to issuance to contract. Contract will only be issued when Proposed candidate is deemed medically fit to undertake the assignment.
In accordance with UNDP and GEF M&E policies and procedures, all full- and medium-sized UNDP-supported GEF-financed projects are required to undergo a Terminal Evaluation (TE) at the end of the project. This Terms of Reference (ToR) sets out the expectations for the TE of the medium-sized project titled Terminal Evaluation (TE) for the “Capacity Building for Mainstreaming Multi-lateral Environmental Agreements Objectives into the Inter-Ministerial Structures and Mechanisms of the Fiji Government – Fiji Cross-Cutting Capacity Development Project” (PIMS #: 4727) implemented through the UNDP/Department of Environment, Ministry of Waterways and Environment. The project started on the 26th of March 2015 and was in its 4th year of implementation when it reached its operational closure date on September 2019. The TE process must follow the guidance outlined in the document ‘Guidance for Conducting Terminal Evaluations of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects’ (E-link)
Terminal Evaluation Objectives and Scope
The objectives of the evaluation are to
assess the achievement of project results supported by evidence (i.e. progress of project’s outcome targets)
assess the contribution and alignment of the project to relevant national development plan or environmental policies;
assess the contribution of the project results towards the relevant outcome and output of the Sub Regional Programme Document (SRPD) & United Nation Pacific Strategy (UNPS/UNDAF)
assess any cross cutting and gender issues
examination on the use of funds and value for money and;
draw lessons that can both improve the sustainability of benefits from this project, and aid in the overall enhancement of UNDP programming.
A Master’s degree in M&E, environment, development studies, or other closely related field
Minimum 7 years of relevant professional experience in the area of Development, Environment and Sustainable Development with required technical knowledge in the targeted GEF focal areas: Multi-Focal Areas and Cross Cutting Capacity Development for MEAs
Minimum of 5 years of project evaluation and/or implementation experience in the result-based management framework and adaptive management, with proven accomplishments in undertaking evaluation for international organizations, preferably with UNDP-GEF
Knowledge of UNDP and GEF Monitoring and Evaluation Policies.
Excellent English Writing and reporting skills (present at least 3 references of documents prepared).
Good communication skills and positive interrelation.
**If necessary interviews shall also be conducted as part of the technical evaluation to ascertain best value for money.
Financial Criteria – Lowest Price
Offerors must send the following documents.
Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;
Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price.
Breakdown of costs must be providedas per template attached to the Letter of Confirmation of Interest template. If an applicant is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the applicant must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.
Completed template for confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal
Applicants must send a financial proposal based on a Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee ( inclusive of Medical insurance), travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the Individual Consultant´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the Individual Consultant in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs.
- All travel expenses to the country (such as flight ticket, per diem, etc) will be based on reimbursement. In general, UNDP shall not accept travel cost exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the applicant wish to travel on class he/she should do sousing their own resources. In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Detailed Terms of Refernce can be obtained from UNDP Pacific Website https://www.pacific.undp.org/content/pacific/en/home/procurement.html