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UNDP: National Consultancy to Undertake the Terminal Evaluation of the “Climate Change Adaptation Support through Small Grants Programme” Project, May 2018

UNDP: National Consultancy to Undertake the Terminal Evaluation of the “Climate Change Adaptation Support through Small Grants Programme” Project, May 2018

Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 09-May-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 3d 16h 21m
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required : English  
Starting Date : (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 31-May-2018
Duration of Initial Contract : 30 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment : 30 working days

With the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) the Vice President’s Office (VPO) designed a three-year programme (2013-2015, with several extensions up to June 2018) entitled “Climate Change Adaptation Support through Small Grants Programme”. The overarching goal of the project has been to strengthen local capacity for implementation of climate change adaptation (CCA) actions through demonstrations of workable, low cost and technologically benign community-based initiatives for improved livelihoods and achievement of MDGs. This project aimed to support the implementation of early adaptation actions for local communities that are adversely affected by climate change impacts in selected areas of Tanzania. The project also focussed on demonstrating successful community based climate change adaptation initiatives for people living in marginal areas. The project aimed to provide support to approximately 10,000 people, mostly farmers and pastoralists in Iringa rural, Longido and Bahi districts to cope with drought and water scarcity problems related to climate change effects. The basic idea was to improve peoples’ livelihoods through reducing vulnerabilities and increasing climate change resilience. The project was expected to be achieved by equipping the communities with knowledge and technologies, which are appropriate for combatting impacts of climate change on agricultural productivity, food security, water availability and rangelands. The project formed part of the implementation of UNDAP (2011-2016) agreement that was signed between UN agencies and the Government of Tanzania in June 2010.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assess the relevance and strategic positioning of UNDP support to Tanzania in general and specifically to supporting policy and institutional capacities of LGAs in Iringa Rural, Longido and Bahi Districts as well as 15 Village Authorities with regards to integrating climate change adaptation strategies and plans. 
  • Assess the existing frameworks and strategies adopted by UNDP in providing support to the GoT including partnership strategies, engagements, and whether they were well conceived for achieving planned objectives,
  • Whether UNDP’s contribution added value to the capacity building efforts of the concerned institutions;
  • Determine if the project has achieved its stated objectives and explain why/why not,
  • Provide recommendations on how to build on the achievements of the project and ensure that it is sustained by the relevant stakeholders,
  • Appraise the sustainability of the programme, including the institutionalisation of interventions,
  • Review the programme’s efforts to mainstream gender and ensure the application of UNDP’s rights-based approach,
  • Assess relevance and utilisation of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) processes,
  • The lessons learned for follow-on support of UNDP to the GoT, and
  • Determine the cost-saving, if any, to the Government of Tanzania through using UNDP procurement.
  • Assess strategic partnerships forged with key stakeholders including CSO, MDAs, LGAs, among others and their sustainability;
  • Examine the partnership with other UN Agencies and donor organizations in the relevant field;
  • Determine whether there is consensus among project actors, partners and stakeholders on the partnership strategy;
  • Determine whether project’s partnership strategy has been appropriate and effective;
  • Analyze how partnerships have been formed and how they performed; and
  • Examine how the partnership affected the achievement of progress towards the intended Outcome.


Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism.
Technical Competencies:
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate processes to collate information and facilitate discussion and analysis of material;
  • Technical competencies in undertaking complex evaluations which involve a variety of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated strong research and analytical skills;
  • Strong facilitation and collaborative skills;
  • Strong report writing and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure;
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:
  • Advanced (Master or PhD) degree in Environment Management, Energy, Geography, Project management, Development studies or any other related field;
  • A minimum of 7 years’ relevant professional experience;
  • Knowledge of/experience with UNDP monitoring and evaluation policies and procedures;
  • Previous experience of projects dealing with climate change adaptation in Africa;
  • Proven experience in climate change governance (inter alia policy analysis, dialogue, negotiation, research, monitoring and assessment) and in the implementation of such policies;
  • Experience in evaluation of international donor driven development projects will be an advantage;
  • Recent experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies;
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to gender; experience in gender sensitive evaluation and analysis.
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English and Kiswahili is essential.
How to Submit Proposals:
  • Proposals should be submitted to icprocurement.tz@undp.org e-mail address not later than Wednesday, 09 May 2018 at 1:30 pm (EAT);
  • Applications with no financial offer or missing P11 form and CV or the required documents for the technical evaluation will not be considered for evaluation;
  • All necessary information for this post (TOR, Deliverables, Target dates, etc. are presented in the ICPN) therefore applicant must download it from the following link: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=45955
  • Each email should be less than 8MB; emails over this size will not be received to the above-mentioned account;
  • Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the e-mail address tenders.tz@undp.org.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.


Source: The Guardian 04 May 2018

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