Job Opening

Posting Title: Evaluation Consultant: UNEP-UNDP Global Support Programme
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 06 October 2021 - 20 October 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-164832-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The consultant will deliver a concise Terminal Review Report for the project “Global Support Programme for Preparation of National Communications and Biennial Up-date Reports of Non-Annex I Parties under the UNFCCC (GSP)”

Work Location

Home-Based

Expected duration

PART-TIME assignment will be for a period of 8 months.

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

As implementing agencies of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have jointly executed the project “Global Support Programme for Preparation of National Communications and Biennial Up-date Reports of Non-Annex I Parties under the UNFCCC (GSP)”

The project requires a consultant to undertake a Terminal Review of the mentioned project and will report to the Climate Change Mitigation Office, UNEP. The consultancy will be home-based.

(S)He will be responsible for overall management of the Terminal Review, in close consultation with the Task Manager, and timely delivery of its outputs as described in the overall Terms of Reference of the review. (S)He will lead the Terminal Review design, data collection and analysis, and report-writing. More specifically:

Undertake the inception phase of the review, including:
1. Conduct project desk review and collate information from the project teams ;
2. Draft the reconstructed Theory of Change of the project;
3. Prepare the Terminal Review framework;
4. Develop the desk review and interview protocols;
5. Draft the survey protocols
5. Plan the Terminal Review schedule;
6. Prepare the inception report for review to be approved by the Climate Change Mitigation Unit

Coordination of the data collection and analysis phase of the Terminal Review, including:
1. Conduct further desk review and in-depth interviews with project implementing and executing agencies, project partners and stakeholders of the project;
2. Information collection, surveys, data analysis
3. Regularly report back to the Climate Change Mitigation Unit on progress.

Coordination of the reporting phase, including:
1. Prepare presentation on preliminary findings
2. Draft Main Terminal report ensuring it is consistent with guidelines provide both in substance and style
3. Liaise with the UNEP Climate Change Mitigation Unit on comments received and ensure that comments are taken into account during finalization of the Main report and approved
4. Prepare a Response to Comments annex for the main report, listing those comments not accepted and indicating the reason for their rejection.

The evaluation consultant will be selected and recruited by the UNEP Climate Change Mitigation Office through an individual Special Service Agreement (SSA) consultancy contract.

Comprehensive terms of reference will be shared with consultant separately.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: A University degree in energy, environmental sciences or other related policy, political, science & technology discipline is required.
Experience: A minimum of 10 years experience in environmental field, climate change, sustainability, policy, science, research, project management or any other related field is required.
Experience in evaluation or project/programme review with broad knowledge on energy
is required.
Working experience with developing countries is desirable.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is a requirement.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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