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Since its inception in 2004, the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention has become a flagship UN initiative on cross-pillar collaboration on conflict prevention. Over the past few years, the Joint Programme has grown significantly to supporting more than 80 countries with the current phase Programme cycle (2019-2023) now approaching mid-term.
The Joint Programme provides peace and development expertise to Resident Coordinators (RCs), UN Country Teams (UNCTs) and national partners through the deployment of Peace and Development Advisors (PDAs), national PDAs, Regional Programme Specialists, and other surge capacities. The Joint Programme provides a range of support; the deployment of PDAs represents the most visible element of the partnership. In 2021, the Joint Programme has 107 PDA positions based in 65 countries, including international and national PDA positions, UNV and secondees. In addition, six Regional Programme Specialists based in Amman, Addis Ababa, Bangkok, Dakar, Istanbul and Panama provide backup support to PDAs and UNCTs and support regional conflict analysis and sustaining peace efforts.
The PDAs are engaged in supporting conflict prevention and sustaining peace initiatives and strategies in the field as well as supporting capacity enhancement for conflict management at both national and local levels. The initiatives include establishing/operationalizing national infrastructures and mechanisms for peace, such as peace committees or supporting the work of national/local mediators; enhancing dialogue between government and civil society, and reconciliation processes; supporting electoral violence prevention, political party dialogue, inter-faith dialogue, and conflict-sensitive reporting by the media. The PDAs provide strategic analysis and recommendations to UN RCs and UNCTs through their political and conflict analysis. They aim to link their analysis to specific programming so that the UN system can best assist national and local initiatives; and to support the mainstreaming of conflict sensitivity into UN and national development programmes and processes, such as the UN Cooperation Frameworks.
The Joint Programme also enables innovative and context-specific conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives on the ground, through seed funding and technical advice, peer-to-peer exchanges, joint learning, and training on issues related to conflict prevention for PDAs, RCs and other specialists on demand.
The Joint Programme has the following outcomes:
- Outcome 1: Targeted initiatives and national capacities are more effectively contributing to conflict prevention and sustaining peace.
- Outcome 2: UN Country Teams have strategies and programmes that are increasingly conflict sensitive, and are engaged in wider partnerships on sustaining peace.
The Joint Programme has the following outputs:
- Output 1: UN peace and development capacities enhanced and high-quality and context-specific professional advice, expertise and accompaniment to the UN system, partner governments and civil society provided.
- Output 2: Catalytic and context-specific conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives implemented.
- Output 3: Effective strategies for deployment and partnerships, as well as professional development and learning for PDAs created and implemented.
The current donor partners of the Joint Programme include the European Union, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. In the past few years, the Joint Programme has also enhanced partnerships with Sweden’s Folke Bernadotte Academy (FBA), the Swiss Civilian Pool of Peacebuilding Experts as well as UNV in an effort to strengthen technical capacities and support to PDAs.
The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract an individual consultant (Senior evaluation specialist) who will conduct a mid-term review that will assess the performance of the Joint Programme in making progress towards achieving its objectives.
Details are provided in the Terms of Reference as advertised on UNDP job site VA#99938
Interested bidders are requested to submit their application using the following link: VA # 99938 as per the instruction in the notice and using templates provided.
Applications must be submitted by the deadline stated on the jobsite. Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a financial proposal which will provided by separate email.
Should you have any questions please email email@example.com no later than 2 July 2021 referencing VA #99938 – Consultancy - Senior evaluation specialist for the Joint UNDP-DPPA Programme midterm review.
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