Position: International Consultant for CCCA Programme Final Evaluation -- UNDP

Location : Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :04-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)


Additional Category :Climate & Disaster Resilience
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required : English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
25-Feb-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :30 working days

The Cambodia Climate Change Alliance (CCCA) - Phase 2 is an initiative led by the Ministry of Environment and supported by the European Union, Sweden and UNDP. The overall objective is to strengthen national systems and capacities to support the coordination and implementation of Cambodia’s climate change response, contributing to a greener, low carbon, climate-resilient, equitable, sustainable and knowledge-based society. The specific objective is to contribute to the implementation of the Cambodia Climate Change Strategic Plan.
The CCCA Phase 2 programme focuses on three main drivers of change (results), for the period from July 2014 to June 2019:
  1. Strengthening the governance of climate change
  2. Harnessing public and private, domestic and external resources in support of the CCCSP vision
  3. Developing human and technological capital for the climate change response
The programme combines technical assistance activities and financial support for pilot projects, through a grant facility (22 funded projects). The budget of the CCCA Phase 2 is USD 10.8 million.
UNDP is now looking to hire qualified and experienced consultant(s) to conduct a final evaluation of the CCCA Phase 2 Programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Mid-Term Review will be conducted in such a way to ensure that the key principles of UNDP Evaluation are fully respected. The Review will be independent, impartial, transparent, ethical and credible.
The following focused scope of works and criteria are covered by this Mid-term Review:
  • Relevance: to assess the relevance of the CCCA strategies and implementation arrangement, and national priorities for climate change response.
    • To what extent does the CCCA intervention meets the needs of Cambodia?
    • To what extent are the objectives of the CCCA Programme still valid and aligned with national priorities for Climate Change response?
    • Are the activities and outputs of the CCCA Programme consistent with the overall objectives and goals of the CCCA programme?
    • Related to activities and capacity level, was the programme timeframe (including each result) reasonable to achieve the outputs and outcomes?
  • Efficiency: to the extent possible, the Review Team will compare the benefits (social, economic and related to national capacities) from the CCCA Programme with the budget to assess how efficient the programme is. The Review team will provide practical recommendations regarding how to improve the efficiency, as required.
    • Have the use of UNDP as the interim Trust Fund Manager and the multi-donor trust fund approach resulted in optimum transaction costs and oversight?
    • Were activities cost-efficient?
    • Were outputs achieved on time?
  • Effectiveness: to assess how effective CCCA Programme is in achieving the objectives (outputs and outcomes), using the Result Framework as a basis.
    • To what extent were the CCCA governance structures, in particular the Programme Support Board, effective in facilitating smooth implementation of the CCCA Programme?
    • To what extent were the objectives achieved / are likely to be achieved by the end of the CCCA Programme?
    • What were the major factors influencing the achievement or non-achievement of the objectives?
  • Impact: CCCA aims to strengthen national capacities (Government and NGOs) for climate change adaptation. It should be noted that it takes significant time to improve or build adaptive capacity; therefore, the team should analyse both how adaptive capacity has been developed and how project achievements contribute to future strengthening of adaptive capacities.
    • What were the changes resulting from CCCA intervention in the way in which Cambodia is addressing climate change issues?
    • What were the impacts of the CCCA Programme (including CCCA funded projects) on adaptive capacities of target beneficiaries?
    • What were the changes in the livelihood/behaviour of the local communities contributing to better adaptive capacity at the ground level?
    • How many people have benefitted from the impacts by aggregated sex and groups
  • Sustainability: The review will assess how the programmme achievements contribute to sustainability by engaging appropriate Government, non-Government and community level stakeholders.
    • To what extent has the CCCA Programme contributed to nurturing Government ownership and leadership in implementing Climate Change initiative and sustaining the results of the CCCA Programme?
    • To what extent are the benefits of CCCA funded projects likely to continue after its completions?
    • What were the major factors which influenced the achievement or non-achievement of sustainability?
  • Coherence/Complementarity
    • Does the CCCA intervention complement other CC initiatives implemented in Cambodia or are there any significant overlaps?
    • Are the procedures and coordination among Development Partners harmonized and aligned to the principles of pool fund mechanism and country systems?

  • Partnership:
    • To what extent the CCCA intervention forged new or strengthened partnerships among different stakeholders (Government institutions, Development Partners, civil society/academia, CC practitioners etc...)?
Competencies
  • Strong technical background and proven competency in environmental management, climate change adaptation, rural development or related areas
  • Excellent evaluation skills, including capacity to produce high quality and constructive reports
  • Excellent English report writing skills
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, ability to assess complex situations, to succinctly and clearly distill critical issues, and to draw practical conclusions
  • Demonstrated ability to work with developing country government agencies and NGOs.
  • Experience leading multi-disciplinary, multi-national teams. Ability to meet short deadlines.
  • Excellent interpersonal, coordination and planning skills. Sense of diplomacy and tact.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to provincial areas.
  • Computer literate (MS Office package).
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Minimum of a master’s degree or equivalent in climate change, natural resource management, environment, development studies or related field demonstrably relevant to the position.
Experience:
  • At least 10 years of relevant experience, including 5 years of experience in conducting monitoring and programme evaluation of development projects in the field of climate change, green economy, rural development or related field;
  • Proven experience in data collection, analysis and evaluation report writing;
  • Good experience in project and programme management, as well as capacity development in developing countries;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of climate change adaptation and mitigation approaches and related monitoring and evaluation tools. Knowledge of community-based approaches will be an asset.
  • Prior experience in Cambodia or South-East Asia will be an asset
  • Previous evaluation experience with UNDP will be an asset.
Language Requirement: Fluency in English

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