National consultancy for UNDP/GEF Project Terminal Evaluation
1st Aug 2019
United Nations Secretariat
UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME Phone: +675 321 2877 (via UN reception)
Level 14, The Tower,
N.C.D, Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea
United Nations Development Programme
P.O. Box 1041
Port Moresby, N.C.D, Papua New Guinea Email :email@example.com URL :www.pg.undp.org
Tenders are invited for National consultancy for UNDP/GEF Project Terminal Evaluation.
In accordance with UNDP and GEF M&E policies and procedures, all full and medium-sized UNDP support GEF financed projects are required to undergo a terminal evaluation upon completion of implementation. This terms of reference (TOR) sets out the expectations for a Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea (PIMS #: 3936, Project 00079707).In accordance with UNDP and GEF M&E policies and procedures, all full and medium-sized UNDP support GEF financed projects are required to undergo a terminal evaluation upon completion of implementation. This terms of reference (TOR) sets out the expectations for a Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the Community-based Forest and Coastal Conservation and Resource Management in Papua New Guinea (PIMS #: 3936, Project 00079707).
The project was designed to develop a government-supported approach towards creating an enabling environment to: i) establish and support of community conservation areas in Papua New Guinea and, ii) to develop effective natural resource management and financing systems. The overall objective of the project is to develop and demonstrate resource management and conservation models for landholding communities that effectively incorporate community-managed conservation areas as part of agreed national priorities with industry and government. This involves demonstration of how the development of national conservation policy framework will contribute towards the establishment of a protected area system to better support community-managed protected areas. The TE for this full-size UNDP/GEF supported project is implemented through the Conservation and Environment Protected Authority
Duties and Responsibilities
Roles and Responsibilities
The National Consultant will provide support to the International Team Leader for production of the agreed products. S/he will deliver on the following:
· Assist in identifying strengths and weaknesses in the Project design and implementation, implementation arrangements and its impacts on efficiency and effectiveness of converting resources (money, time) into results and impacts;
· Assist in ascertaining achievements and impacts to date; to what extent the Project has moved towards achievement of the objectives and outputs under the three outcomes in the results framework; and the need for continued focus (achieving global environment benefits and improvement in livelihoods);
· Assist with the assessment of likelihood of sustainability of results and determine the key elements of the exit strategy that would increase the likelihood of sustaining critical results;
· Contribute to examine the significance of un-expected effects, whether beneficial or detrimental in character;
· Assist in the assessment of the extent the Project has contributed to building capacity at national, district and community levels to formulate, implement and monitor actions/activities for biodiversity conservation;
· Assess the validity of assumptions used in the development of the project;
· Contribute to the identification and assessment lessons learnt and best practices in relation to achievement of the project objectives and outputs;
· Assist assess how these activity-based projects has adapted to emerging issues and trends such as climate change, energy and other emerging issues, etc;
· Lead in mobilising stakeholders for consultations and provision of information regarding the terminal evaluation.
· Knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation;
· Familiarity with the challenges PNG face in sustainable natural resource management and biodiversity conservation including communities;
· Excellent conceptual thinking and analytical skills;
· An independent, reliable, responsible self-motivator able to work under time pressure;
· Excellent communication, team-building and diplomatic skills to develop partnerships.
· Ability to act professionally and flexibly to engage with government officials, donor representatives, and local communities.
· Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN-s values and ethical standard;
· Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN;
· Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality, and age sensitivity and adaptability;
· Treats all people fairly without favoritism.
Required Skills and Experience
REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
· At least a Masters- degree in natural resource management, environmental management, agriculture, forestry or related field
· At least 7 years- experience in natural resources management, protected area, biodiversity conservation or related fields;
· Familiarity with biodiversity conservation or protected area related projects in Papua New Guinea and particularly the national parks and wildlife management areas, either through managing or evaluating donor-funded projects;
· Substantive knowledge and skill with participatory M&E processes including actual project evaluations is essential within the context of community development processes is an advantage;