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Our focus is on providing developing countries with knowledge-based consulting services and building national, regional and global coalitions for change. With a strong history of inclusion and consensus-building, UNDP has earned the trust and partnership of leaders across the developing world.
We are now hiring a new generation of expert practitioners who want to contribute to those partnerships by offering strategic approaches to long-standing problems. We seek individuals who can communicate advice and new ideas across cultures and all strata of society.
International Consultant(s) to conduct Independent Project Evaluations
In partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and other stakeholders, the UNDP Namibia is implementing two projects that aim to improve protection and conservation of natural resources and ecosystems. These projects are respectively; the
Namibia Protected Landscape Conservation Areas (PLCAs) (“NAMPLACE”, www.namplace.org.na) Project and, the Protected Area System Strengthening (“PASS”) Project (www.na.undp.org).
The NAMPLACE project will undergo its terminal evaluation from June to July 2016. The objective of this project has been to establish PLCAs as a measure of ensuring that land uses in areas adjacent to existing Protected Areas are compatible with biodiversity conservation objectives, and corridors are established to sustain the viability of wildlife populations. The project hasestablished five (5) PLCAs representing the biomes in the country and cutting across the southwest-to-northeast biodiversity and rainfall gradients. In addition to the PLCAs the project supported government and stakeholders to formulate management plans, improve biodiversity monitoring and assessment, and invested some seed funds to enable the landscapes to become independent and sustainable. To date, three of the five are self-sustained with strong governance and management capacities in place.
The PASS project will undergo its mid-term evaluation from June to July 2016. The objective of this project is to ensure that the Protected Area system of Namibia is strengthened and financed sustainably through improving current systems for revenue generation, introduction of innovative revenue generation mechanisms; and cost effective enforcement through application of the Enforcement Economics Model. The project has assisted the Government and people of Namibia significantly to improve capacities for anti-poaching coordination, monitoring, surveillance and response and, to improve the capacities of law enforcers for safe collection and storage of evidence and prosecution of culprits. In addition, the project supports fire management and control in parks and to automate park entry and exit systems to improve statistics and revenue collection.
Experienced consultant(s) with proven international experience evaluating development projects and programmes, particularly GEFfinanced ones and, with strong biodiversity monitoring, assessment and management competencies are sought for this assignment.
See below for minimum educational and experiential requirements.
Minimum requirements (qualification and experience):
- At least a Master degree in environment, development studies, evaluation theory or a related field;
- Minimum of five (5) years directly relevant work experience (e.g. conducting project/ programme evaluations) in the environment/ development sector;
- Knowledge of doing evaluations for the UNDP and GEF is an advantage;
- Competencies in result-based management, applying SMART indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios, including adaptive management are essential;
- Demonstrable analytical skills;
- Excellent English communication skills.
- Possessing excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to engage and motivate a wide range of stakeholders
- Experience working in sub Saharan African region.
How to apply:
Interested and qualified consultants are invited to submit a brief cover letter indicating their suitability, P11 (UN Personal History Form), curriculum vitae or résumé and certified copies of educational and professional certificates. At least 1 contactable reference must be included. Indicate the daily professional service fee in US$ exclusive of any additional costs (e.g. travel, DSA, communications, etc.).
The deadline for submissions is Monday, 6 June 2016.
The Terms of Reference (TOR) and the P11 Form (UN Personal History Form) can be downloaded from the UNDP Web
sites: www.na.undp.org and www.un.org.na alternatively copies be collected from the UN Reception Desk, 38-44 Stein Street, Klein Windhoek.
All applications and enquiries must clearly indicate “UNDP Nam Project Evaluations” and delivered via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only short listed candidates will be contact. The UN is an equally opportunity employer and encourage women and people living with disabilities to apply.
To downlaod the TOR for the NAMPLACE positon please click here.
To download the TOR for the PASS posiiton please click here.