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Evaluation Consultant for Terminal Evaluation of UNEP/GEF Project “Promotion of Energy Efficiency in Public Lighting” (GEF ID 3876)
In close consultation with the Evaluation Manager, the Evaluation Consultant will be responsible for the overall management of the Evaluation and timely provision of its outputs, data collection and analysis and report-writing. More specifically:
Preliminary Assessment phase of the Evaluation, including:
• desk review and introductory interviews with project staff;
• take over calls with the previous evaluation consultant;
• identify a list of people to be consulted during the Data Collection Phase;
• develop the interview protocols and data collection tools;
• plan the data collection schedule;
• revise the sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the submitted Draft Evaluation Report, incorporating comments until approved by the Evaluation Manager
Data collection and analysis phase of the Evaluation, including:
• Conduct further desk review and in-depth interviews with project implementing and executing agencies, project partners and project stakeholders especially about the field work and activities (showrooms, pilot projects and workshops).
Reporting phase, including:
• draft the Main Evaluation Report, ensuring that the evaluation report is complete, coherent and consistent with the Evaluation Manager guidelines both in substance and style;
• liaise with the Evaluation Manager on comments received and finalize the Main Evaluation Report, ensuring that comments are taken into account until approved by the Evaluation Manager
• prepare a Response to Comments annex for the main report, listing those comments not accepted by the Evaluation Consultant and indicating the reason for the rejection; and
• (where agreed with the Evaluation Manager) prepare an Evaluation Brief (2-page summary of the evaluand and the key evaluation findings and lessons)
The evaluation consultant shall have had no prior involvement in the formulation or implementation of the project and will be independent from the participating institutions. The consultant will sign the Evaluation Consultant Code of Conduct Agreement Form.
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Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree required in environmental sciences, international development or other relevant political or social sciences areas is required. A first level university degree in similar fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: At least 5 years’ experience in the area of climate change, energy, and preferably energy efficiency in lighting, and previous experience in evaluation of programs and projects required.
Experience in managing partnerships, knowledge management and communication is desirable .
SENIOR PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
(A) General co-ordination and implementation of the OzonAction Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) in Francophone Africa:
• Further develop and direct the CAP.
• Consult regularly with the Member States in the region, on issues relevant to Montreal Protocol in the framework of UNEP’s Implementing Agency mandate.
• Co-ordinates OzonAction projects and services with all countries of the region in the framework of UNEP’s mandate.
• Ensure the necessary coordination with other international, regional and national organizations in the region.
• Prepare and implement the CAP projects and services and contribute to mobilizing resources from the Multilateral Fund.
• Organize and prepare documentation for meetings and conferences and finalize and transmit meeting reports to the Member States, governing bodies and other relevant national, regional and international institutions.
• Transmit to the Member States and donors, notifications and other information relevant to the implementation of OzonAction CAP in Francophone Africa.
• Liaise with Governments, industry partners and international organizations to ensure their input into OzonAction activities.
• Communicate with the Ministers of Environment of the Francophone Africa region on matters arising out of the Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol and subsidiary bodies, including the Multilateral Fund and its Executive Committee.
• Co-ordinate the OzonAction activities in Francophone Africa undertaken by the CAP team in the Regional Office for Africa.
• Represent the OzonAction programme at relevant regional and international meetings.
• Act as a centre for the collection and dissemination of general information concerning the CAP programme in the region.
• Ensure dialogue and cooperation among Governments of the region.
(B) General Management of the OzonAction CAP programme in Francophone Africa:
• Further develop and direct the work programme.
• Co-ordinate the preparation of meetings of the representatives of Governments (National Ozone Officers) under the CAP.
• Initiate, develop and prepare policies, strategies and guidelines to be presented to the member Governments under the CAP.
• Review CAP human and financial resource requirements for programme implementation and make recommendations to the governing bodies.
• Supervise utilization of the Multilateral Trust Fund in close cooperation with the Budget and Funds Management Service of the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNON).
• Implement the budgetary polices of OzonAction programme, determine priorities for budget allocation.
• Monitor and report the performance of activities and projects, and identify and address implementation bottlenecks.
• Assist the Regional Director, the Head of UNEP OzonAction and other heads of organizational units of UNEP in the formulation of policies, projects and activities.
(C) Perform any other duty as may be assigned.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental related science, environmental engineering, project management, economics, business administration or related field is required. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
Experience in implementing environmental programmes or projects is desirable.
Experience working in, or with, developing countries is desirable.
Experience in providing policy advice or technical cooperation services to government authorities at regional or international levels is desirable.
Experience in ozone depleting substances (ODS) phase-out or hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phase down activities is desirable.
Experience with UN system, governmental or non-governmental institutions implementing Montreal Protocol programmes is desirable.
PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
• Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
• Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
• Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
• Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
• Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
• Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications.
• Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.
• Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
• Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries.
• Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements,) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget,).
• Performs other duties as required.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in ecosystem health, environmental health, veterinary medicine, public health or related fields is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, in the environment, health or ecosystem health sectors, is required.
Experience working in environment dimensions of health particularly biodiversity, climate and/or ecosystem aspects is desirable.
Experience in international secretariats and/or the management of multi-partner funds is desirable.
Global Fund Coral Reef Fiji Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant
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 in Ecosystems Division at Marine and Freshwater Branch, under the direct supervision of the Associate Expert and overall oversight of the Chief of the Marine and International Waters Unit.
The overall objective of the UNEP’s Ecosystems Division is to support countries in conserving, restoring and sustainably managing their terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems, the biodiversity they contain and the products and services they provide for human well-being and prosperity. The Division’s mandate is to address the environmental causes and effects from an ecosystems’ approach, including consequences of disasters and conflicts. It helps countries develop policies and programmes to respond to ecosystems challenges, and reduce pollution from land-based activities, increase resilience to climate change and reflect linkages between poverty and environment in their development planning.
1. Development, coordination, and oversight of the programme’s M&E Plan and Framework that applies the key social, economic and environmental indicators to monitor in line with GFCR Global (Core) Indicators and other indicator categories; these include investment related indicators, and blue economy sector specific indicators such as indicators specific to waste management, fisheries, MPAs, mariculture, etc.
2. When needed, provide guidance to implementing partners to identified strong candidates for intervention-specific impact measurement and strengthen relationships between project partners’ impact measurement teams to facilitate alignment between impact frameworks and data sharing.
3. Provide guidance and training to intervention-specific impact measurement teams using the GFCR M&E Toolkit, as well as collaborate on data management, analysis and reporting.
4. Work with implementing partners to establish the social, economic and environmental baseline conditions and targets before and perhaps during initial project activities and interventions
5. To establish the impacts on social, economic and environmental indicators of project activities and interventions, compared to control sites where interventions have not taken place
6. To provide an advisory and oversight function to programme interventions as impacts are measured, including the quality of data collection.
7. To advise on interventions so that programme interventions do not cause unintentional negative social, economic or environmental impacts
8. To provide inputs on the projected socio, economic, and environmental impact of possible deals being incubated through the Project’s investment readiness facility
9. To collect, consolidate and analyse impact data for annual reporting
10. To document lessons learned from programme interventions
11. To analyze and synthesize and actively share. best practices arising from programme interventions, for potential replication and upscaling and share with the Convening Agent as well as the GFCR Global Team.
12. Coordinate the recruitment of partners that will assist with data collection and monitoring of programme indicators and provide guidance for monitoring and data management
13. Consult with the independent UNEP evaluation office consultant on the mid-term and terminal evaluations.
14. Coordinate with UNEP Nairobi office, UNEP GFCR M&E consultants and GFCR SecretariatQualifications/special skills
• Strong analytical, reporting, and writing abilities;
• Excellent facilitation skills;
• Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
• Ability to plan, organize, implement, and report on work;
• Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
• Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards;
• Positive, constructive attitude to work
• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Academic Qualifications: Master’s degree (or higher) or a first level degree with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the master’s degree in environmental sciences, international development, with specific academic or professional background related to climate change adaptation, monitoring and evaluation or other closely related fields is required
Experience: At least 10 years of experience working with M&E is required;
• Experience in working with multi-disciplinary teams, including local and expatriate technical experts is required;
• Demonstrated experience in project development, implementation and management is an asset is required
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations language is an advantage.