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Terminal Review Expert- Campas Project (GEFID 4905)

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

  • preliminary desk review and introductory interviews with project staff;
  • prepare the review framework in line with UNEP’s evaluation guidelines;
  • identify stakeholders;
  • develop the interview/questions matrix;
  • plan the review schedule;
  • prepare the Inception Report;

Data collection and analysis phase of the Main Review, including:

  • conduct further desk review and in-depth interviews with project implementing and executing agencies, project partners and project stakeholders.
  • regularly report back to the Task Manager on progress and inform of any possible problems or issues encountered and;

Reporting Phase, Including

  • draft the Main Review Report, ensuring that the review report is complete, coherent and consistent with the task Manager guidelines both in substance and style;
  • liaise with the Task Manager on comments received (including from the UNEP Evaluation Office) and finalize the Review Report, ensuring that comments are taken into account until approved by the Task Manager
  • prepare a Response to Comments annex for the main report, listing those comments not accepted and indicating the reason for the rejection; and

Managing Relations, Including

  • maintain a positive relationship with stakeholders, ensuring that the review process is as participatory as possible but at the same time maintains its independence.
  • communicate in a timely manner with the Task Manager on any issues requiring its attention and intervention.

The Consultant Will Prepare The Following Documents, In Consultation And Collaboration With The Project Team And In Line With The Detailed Terms Of Reference For The Review And The Guidance Package Provided By The UNEP Evaluation Office

  • Review Inception Report: containing an assessment of the project, project stakeholder analysis, review framework and a tentative review schedule.
  • Preliminary Findings Note: typically, in the form of, a PowerPoint presentation, the sharing of preliminary findings is intended to support the participation of the project team, and act to ensure all information sources have been accessed and provide an opportunity to verify emerging findings.
  • Draft and Main Final Review Report: containing an executive summary that can act as a stand-alone document; detailed analysis of the review findings organized by review criteria and supported with evidence; lessons learned and recommendations and an annotated rating table.

The consultancy will be home-based with mission and field visits to Cambodia (suggested two trips, total 20 days).

Qualifications/special Skills

  • An advanced University degree in environmental sciences, international development or other relevant political or social sciences area is required. A University degree in the same areas is acceptable with two additional years of relevant experience.
  • A minimum of 7 years of technical / evaluation experience is required, preferably including evaluating large, regional, or global programmes and using a Theory of Change approach is required.
  • A good/broad understanding of biodiversity and land management issues as well as ecosystem services is desired.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is a requirement.

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Competencies

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

  • A first-level degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in Business administration, development studies or related fields is required.

Work Experience

  • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

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