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PROJECT ID # 94557 - UNDP-Joint Management Area (JMA) Demonstration Project
International Consultancy for the Mid-Term Review of the JMA Demonstration Project
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently inviting offer for 'International Consultancy for the Mid-Term Review of the JMA Demonstration Project' that requires the services of an individual to perform the work described in the abovementioned subject.
The goal of the UNDP-JMA Demonstration Project is primarily based on developing and demonstrating innovative Ocean Governance Mechanisms, and Delivering Best Practices and Lessons for Extended Continental Shelf Management within the Western Indian Ocean Large Marine Ecosystem (hereafter the Joint Management Area (JMA) which can be replicated throughout similar areas globally.
Objective and Scope
The objective of the Mid-Term Review (MTR) is to assess progress towards the achievement of the project objectives and outcomes as specified in the Project Document and assess early signs of project success or failure with the goal of identifying the necessary changes to be made in order to set the project on-track to achieve its intended results. The MTR will also review the project’s strategy and its risks to sustainability.
Role of the MTR Consultant will be:
The MTR must provide evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful. The MTR personnel will review all relevant sources of information including documents prepared during the preparation phase (i.e. PIF, UNDP Initiation Plan, UNDP Environmental & Social Safeguard Policy, the Project Document, project quarterly reports including PIRs, project budget revisions, and any other materials that the MTR personnel considers useful for this evidence-based review). The MTR personnel will also review the baseline GEF focal area Tracking Tool submitted to the GEF at CEO endorsement, and the midterm GEF focal area Tracking Tool that must be completed before the MTR field mission begins.
The MTR personnel must ensure that gender-responsive evaluation methodologies, tools and data analysis techniques are used. The MTR personnel is expected to follow a collaborative and participatory approach ensuring close engagement with the Project Team, government counterparts (the GEF Operational Focal Point), the UNDP Country Office(s), UNDP-GEF Regional Technical Advisers, and other key stakeholders.
Engagement of stakeholders is vital to a successful MTR. Stakeholder involvement should include interviews with stakeholders who have project responsibilities, including but not limited to Department of Blue Economy (Seychelles) and the Department for Continental Shelf, Maritime Zones Administration and Exploration (Mauritius), the Joint Commissioners and the Joint Technical members. Additionally, the MTR team is expected to conduct field missions to Mauritius and Visio Conference calls with Seychelles to complete the tasks at hand.
The final MTR report should describe the full MTR approach taken and the rationale for the approach making explicit the underlying assumptions, challenges, strengths and weaknesses about the methods and approach of the review.
1. MTR Inception Report - MTR personnel clarify objectives and methods of Midterm Review
2. Draft Final Report (using guidelines on content outlined in Annex B) with annexes to be sent to the Commissioning Unit, reviewed by RTA, Project Coordinating Unit, GEF OFP
3. Final Report - Revised report with audit trail detailing how all received comments have (and have not) been addressed in the final MTR report
The total duration of the MTR will be approximately 35 working days over a time period of 10 weeks starting from the date the contract is being awarded and shall not exceed three months.
Submission of Application
Applications should be sent through email : email@example.com on or before Wednesday 16 September 2020 at 16: 00 hours (Mauritius time) (GMT+4)
Please use revised version of Annex A - Letter of confirmation of interest and availability and Submission of financial proposal
Annex A - Letter of confirmation of interest and availability and Submission of financial proposal
Annex B - Model Contact IC
Annex C - UNDP GCC IC
Annex D - P11
Terms of ReferenceOverview
*Note: Annex A and Annex D mandatory submission