vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: Terminal Evaluation Expert – Coordination of 18 Reviews (PART-TIME)
Département / Bureau: Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement
Lieu d'affectation: NAIROBI
Période de candidature: 07 février 2022 - 15 février 2022
No de l’appel á candidature: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-174030-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

- The GEF Biodiversity and Land Degradation unit will be better equipped on how to execute terminal reviews of projects through the lessons learnt and recommendations from this consultancy.
- Improved workflow processes and delivery of the review works, and methods for addressing any related emergent issues at the unit level.

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

This consultancy will run for 11 months.

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. 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. UNEP’s Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and capacity development for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This consultancy post is located in UNEP / Ecosystems Division / GEF Biodiversity unit.

The GEF Biodiversity and Land Degradation Unit within the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Branch fulfil the implementing agency role for UNEP on the Biodiversity and Land Degradation Focal Areas projects supported through Global Environment Facility funds. The unit currently oversees over 100 projects globally. The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Trust Fund was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems. The Biodiversity focal area of GEF addresses the loss of Biodiversity and the Land Degradation focal area encourages the implementation of sustainable land management practices.

The GEF Biodiversity and Land Degradation Unit has currently 18 projects that need to have terminal reviews undertaken. There is a need to coordinate these reviews to maximise efficiency and coherence as well as learning from the reviews for future improvement.

The GEF-Biodiversity and Land Degradation unit is seeking to recruit a consultant to initiate and oversee the Terminal Reviews to assess the overall achievements of the projects and the challenges faced. The consultant will also extract lessons from the execution of the terminal reviews and propose future strategies to maximize learning and efficiencies in the undertaking of terminal reviews within the unit. This consultancy post is located in UNEP / Ecosystems Division / GEF Biodiversity and Land Degradation unit and reports to the GEF Task Manager based in Nairobi. The consultant will work under the direct supervision of and will report to the Portfolio Manager of the GEF Biodiversity and Land Degradation Unit who is also based in Nairobi.

Specifically, the consultant will be required to complete the following tasks:

a) Analyse the evaluation workstream within the project cycle management and develop some guiding templates, principles and key performance indicators to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the project review and evaluation process within the GEF Biodiversity and Land Degradation Unit.
b) Analyse the projects and develop a work schedule of how the projects will be reviewed during 2022. This will include consultations with task managers of the projects and grouping projects with a similar thematic focus to assist in extracting lessons and possibly combined reviewing, making recommendations on the streamlining of the reviews in consultation with task managers, and specific timelines in which reviews will be conducted.
c) Develop Terms of Reference, in consultation with the Evaluation Office of UNEP, for the Unit to recruit consultants and work together with the Unit in selecting qualified consultants.
d) Collaborate with the Portfolio Manager in reviewing the work of the consultants conducting the Terminal Reviews of the 18 projects.
e) Once 18 Terminal Reviews have been conducted and finalised, produce a report on the process and recommend a structured process for the unit to use going forward in conducting these reviews.
f) Develop Terms of Reference, in consultation with the Unit to recruit a consultant to Develop a Monitoring and Evaluation Information Management System integrated with the Unit's Knowledge Management System.
g) Collaborate with the Portfolio Manager in supervising the consultant developing the Unit's Monitoring and Evaluation Information Management System

The consultant will prepare the following documents, in consultation and collaboration with the Unit:
1. Review Coordination Inception Report: containing an assessment of the 18 projects and schedule of finalising the reviews of the projects.
2. 18 sets of Terms of Reference for conducting terminal reviews in line with the detailed Terms of Reference for the Review and the guidance package provided by UNEP Evaluation Office.
2. Detailed review comments of all 18 Terminal Review documents produced by the consultants recruited for the purpose.
3. Final Review Coordination Report: containing a detailed analysis of the review process of the 18 projects, lessons learned during the process and recommendations of how best the unit can execute future terminal reviews of projects, as well as a structured process to follow ensuring the reviews take place on time and maximise learning.
4. Terms of Reference for a consultancy for developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Information Management System

The consultancy will be home-based with possible field visits.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: - A University degree in environmental sciences, international development
or other relevant political or social sciences area is required. An advanced degree in the same areas is desirable.

Experience: - A minimum of 8 years of technical / evaluation experience is required, preferably including evaluating large, regional or global programmes and using a Theory of Change approach in the context of biodiversity conservation is required.
- Hands-on experience in managing national and international natural resources projects, in particular, concerning biodiversity, natural resources management, protected area management, environmental information management, capacity building etc. is highly desirable.
- Working knowledge of the UN system and specifically the work of UNEP is an added advantage.

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. Working knowledge of French and/or Spanish is desirable.

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