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    Framework Agreement- Humanitarian Civil-Military Advisor

     

    Additional Category: Crisis Response
    Type of Contract: Individual Contract
    Post Level: National Consultant
    Starting Date: (date when the selected candidate is expected to start) 01-Jan-2020
    Duration of Initial Contract: Six (6) Months
    Expected Duration of Assignment: One (1) year

    Background

    • A humanitarian crisis persists in the Northeast, which is marked by ongoing conflict. More specific to the Northeast is an ongoing insurgency by Boko Haram which seeks to destabilize governance in the area.
    • These ongoing conflicts compromise humanitarian space and frame the situation, which the CMCoord Analyst must seek to navigate to facilitate the humanitarian mandate.
    • This is a complex and difficult role, undertaken with significant personal risk.
    • Under the direct supervision of the Head of CMCoord with overall direction of the Head of OCHA and working as an integral part of the organization's Team, the incumbent will be ensuring maximum professionalism and adding capacity in supporting the mandate of OCHA.
    • This position is located in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA Abuja). The Civil–Military Advisor (UN-CMCoord) will be based in Abuja and report to the Head of CMCoord, and UN OCHA Head of Office.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Accountabilities:
    Within limits of delegated authority, the Consultant will be responsible for the following duties:

    • Serve as focal point and strong advocate for the humanitarian civil—military dialogue with a focus on liaison and information sharing at Federal Capital level, supporting the humanitarian emergency response and safeguarding the principled humanitarian action.
    • Identify, establish and maintain contact with appropriate military counterparts at the Ministry of Defence and Nigerian Armed Forces Headquarters in Abuja on CMCoord issues pertaining to the humanitarian emergency response in North-East Nigeria. Ensure mutual exchange of information about ongoing humanitarian assistance issues, security and advocacy of humanitarian needs.
    • Sensitizing and informing appropriate military counterparts at the Ministry of Defence and Nigerian Armed Forces Headquarters on CMCoord principles and concepts, coordination structures and humanitarian outreach requirements in North-East Nigeria ensuring a clear distinction between humanitarian and military actors is maintained at all times.
    • Facilitate the process of humanitarian movements by air and road for staff and cargo from a Federal Capital liaison point of view. [working in conjunction with WFP/Logistics Cluster?
    • Participate in relevant meetings, seminars, workshops and training events as required.
    • Provide inputs for reports, presentations and summaries as required. Conduct briefings as required.
    • Any other duties as may be required in support of the OCHA Nigeria Office CMCoord strategy.

    Competencies
    Professionalism:

    • Knowledge of a range of humanitarian assistance, emergency relief and related human rights issues, including approaches and techniques to address difficult problems.
    • Analytical capacity and in particular the ability to analyze and articulate the humanitarian dimension of issues which require a coordinated UN response.
    • Ability to identify issues and judgment in applying technical expertise to resolve a wide range of problems.
    • Ability to conduct research, including ability to evaluate and integrate information from a variety of sources and assess impact on the humanitarian rights situation in assigned country/area.
    • Ability to work under pressure, on occasion in a highly stressful environment (e.g. civil strife, natural disasters and human misery); ability to provide guidance to new/junior staff. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.

    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 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.

    Planning & Organizing:

    • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;
    • Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;
    • Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks
    • Allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:

    • Advanced University Degree (Master's Degree or equivalent) in International Relations, Political Science, Law, Management, or similar specific field of study; or military academy degree with advanced training in these areas; or equivalent combination of academic background and practical experience in a relevant field.

    Experience:

    • Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible professional field and / or headquarters experience in Civil-Military Coordination or equivalent in United Nations peacekeeping missions.

    Language:

    • Fluency in oral and written English.

    Other skills:

    • Experience in interacting with Armed Forces, completion of UN peacekeeping training courses, ability to work in a high-pressure environment.
    • Previous experience in working with United Nations entities and knowledge of mandates of key humanitarian stakeholders.

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    Project Management Support Consultant - National Consultancy Assignment to Support Formulation of Borno State Development Plan

     

    Type of Contract: Individual Contract
    Post Level: National Consultant
    Starting Date - (date when the selected candidate is expected to start): 01-Nov-2019
    Duration of Initial Contract: 40 working days
    Expected Duration of Assignment: 40 working days

    Background

    • The Borno State Government plans to develop a 10-year Development as well as Implementation Plan 2020 – 2029.  The goal of the Borno State Development Plan is to provide a long-term vision and policy direction for leap frogging the development of state in line the global Sustainable Development Goals, The Lake Chad Basin Commission Regional Aspirations and various Nigeria’s Sectoral Plans and Strategies.

    The specific objectives of the planning exercise include:

    • Provide a frame work for the rapid transition of the state through the Transition, Stabilization and Development Nexus
    • Provide a Policy framework that will provide the road map for all humanitarian and development activities in the state.
    • Set clear and measurable developmental goals with costed implementation plans for Borno State.
    • Provide a roadmap for Borno state to get back on track towards achieving the SDGs after the setback caused by the insurgency.
    • Establish a clear agenda for Borno State Development as part of the Lake Chad Basin Commission agenda to stabilize the region.
    • The “Borno State Development and Implementation Plan 2020 – 2029” will be a participatory approach that will integrate economic, sectoral, spatial, social, institutional, environmental and fiscal strategies in order to support the optimal allocation of scarce resources between sectors and geographical areas, and across the population in a manner that provides sustainable growth, equity and the empowerment of the poor and marginalized.
    • The process will have strong and purposeful political leadership and stakeholder engagement oriented towards promoting economic recovery, peaceful coexistence, inclusive growth and sustainable decentralized development.
    • To support the planning exercise of Borno State, UNDP is recruiting Programme Management Support Consultant. The consultant will be responsible for the overall technical support to establish effective implementation mechanism of the ongoing projects, ensuring a variety of standard operational services within the project framework with high quality and accuracy of work.
    • The consultant also facilitates knowledge building and knowledge sharing on communication activities for the government counterparts.
    • S/he will work closely with all projects personnel to ensure relevant requirements are fulfilled in a timely manner with required quality and the highest standards in line with agreed guidelines and procedures for the successful delivery of the plan.
    • S/he will provide support to the Borno State Planning project steering committee, planning/programme teams and government counterparts that favour inclusive development, including the integration of National and Sub-national Plans and the SDGs into the plan and activities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • The Programme Management Support Consultant will to provide technical support for coordination for formulating project design and implementation strategies and ensure coordination of coordination of the sector planning committees and  the key stakeholders.
    • The consultant closely works with Borno State Government to provide technical support to Borno State Planning Steering Committee, technical working group and other partners, especially in assuring sound management and coordination of planning exercises, which include:
    • Support and facilitate dialogue on sustainable development issues to identify key interventions and projects within the context of the plan development, with government officials, development partners, civil society, and the private sector.
    • Provide policy and programming advice and support for establishing  a  sound and effective programme management mechanisms of development planning and policy formulation at the national, sub-national and local levels.
    • Support the identification and analysis of management and coordination of interventions that can impact multiple development goals and targets at the same time.
    • Support monitoring and reporting of progress related to SDGs and other national development frameworks, including to help strengthen national and local level project management capacity.
    • Assess quality of deliverables in line with the following characteristics: Usability (understandable, implementable); Fit for purpose (Adequacy, accuracy, adherence to Project Wide guidelines); and Sustainability from the aspect of effective programme management.
    • Ensure effective use of proper progamme management mechanisms and provide technical advice; review technical reports and activities carried out by responsible parties from the aspect of effective programme management.

    The Consultant's Technical Support will Focus on:
    Context Analysis & Assessment:

    • Comprehensive review of progress made by past administrations in the context of development and work to define the structure of the plan.

    Scenario Planning and Plan Definition:

    • Working to define strategic vision, goals and objectives of the plan with sector specific indicators

    Development of 3-year Development Cycle Framework:

    • Define short, intermediate and long-term programme cycles, each with its own objectives, aligning to Governors agenda.
    • Prioritize and sequence programme proposals accordingly.
    • Review proposed needs, programmes and projects to ensure strategic goals can be achieved, identifying, leveraging and leapfrogging opportunities.
    • A short-term development cycle resource plan will be developed across prioritized sectors.

    Development of Short-Term Year 2020 Development Plan:
    Development of 3-year Development Cycle Framework:

    • Define short, intermediate and long-term programme cycles, each with its own objectives, aligning to Governors agenda.
    • Prioritize and sequence programme proposals accordingly.
    • Review proposed needs, programmes and projects to ensure strategic goals can be achieved, identifying, leveraging and leapfrogging opportunities.
    • A short-term development cycle resource plan will be developed across prioritized sectors.

    Development of Short-Term Year 2020 Development Plan

    Deliverables
    Deliverable 1:

    • Collected inputs from each sector on the sector situation analyses on programme/intervention management and coordination

    Deliverable 2:

    • Synthesized Framework for Programmed Management/ Coordination Section of Development Plan
    • Finalized Programme Management/Coordination Section of Visionary/Scenario Plans

    Deliverable 3:

    • Recommendation for programme management and coordination of Short, Medium, Long Term Development Cycle Framework
    • Draft section of programme management and coordination mechanism of 10-Year Plan

    Deliverable 4:

    • Programme Management/Coordination Section of 10-Year Final Reviewed Plan.
    • Programme Management/Coordination of Short-Term Plan (2020- 2022).
    • Programme Management/Coordination Section of Year 2020 Plan Draft.
    • Programme Management/Coordination Section of Year 2020 Final Reviewed Plan.

    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:

    • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Development, Business/Public Administration, Economics, Communications, Social Sciences or other related fields.

    Experience:

    • At least 3 years of practical experience of working in the field of programme/project management support, community development, advocacy/communications or other relevant fields.

    Competencies:

    • Sound knowledge and understanding of project management in the areas surrounding development in Nigeria.
    • Experience in designing, monitoring and evaluating development projects is an asset.
    • Excellent advocacy and communication skills and experience in working with a wide range of the stakeholders.
    • Experience in usage of computers and office software packages (Word, Excel etc.).
    • Experience in delivering and facilitating innovative approaches and solutions to development programming would be an advantage.
    • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
    • Strong ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
    • Experience of working with the government counterparts, national or international financial institutions, private sector/ civil society in the field of economic and social development in Nigeria.

    Language:

    • Proficiency in both written and spoken English

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    Senior Strategy Consultant - National Consultancy Assignment to Support for Formulation of Borno State Development Plan

     

    Type of Contract: Individual Contract
    Post Level: National Consultant
    Starting Date: - (date when the selected candidate is expected to start): 01-Nov-2019
    Duration of Initial Contract: 30 Working days
    Expected Duration of Assignment: 30 Working days

    Background

    • The Borno State Government plans to develop a 10-year Development as well as Implementation Plan 2020 – 2029.  The goal of the Borno State Development Plan is to provide a long-term vision and policy direction for leap frogging the development of state in line the global Sustainable Development Goals, The Lake Chad Basin Commission Regional Aspirations and various Nigeria’s Sectoral Plans and Strategies.

    The specific objectives of the planning exercise include:

    • Provide a frame work for the rapid transition of the state through the Transition, Stabilization and Development Nexus
    • Provide a Policy framework that will provide the road map for all humanitarian and development activities in the state.
    • Set clear and measurable developmental goals with costed implementation plans for Borno State.
    • Provide a roadmap for Borno state to get back on track towards achieving the SDGs after the setback caused by the insurgency.
    • Establish a clear agenda for Borno State Development as part of the Lake Chad Basin Commission agenda to stabilize the region.
    • The “Borno State Development and Implementation Plan 2020 – 2029” will be a participatory approach that will integrate economic, sectoral, spatial, social, institutional, environmental and fiscal strategies in order to support the optimal allocation of scarce resources between sectors and geographical areas, and across the population in a manner that provides sustainable growth, equity and the empowerment of the poor and marginalized.
    • The process will have strong and purposeful political leadership and stakeholder engagement oriented towards promoting economic recovery, peaceful coexistence, inclusive growth and sustainable decentralized development.
    • To support the planning exercise of Borno State, UNDP is recruiting Senior Consultant. The Senior Consultant will support the effort, by providing strategic advice to the and support to the office of the Special Adviser and Coordinator to the Governor on Sustainable Development, Partnerships and Humanitarian Support, who is driving the project.
    • The consultant also lead establishment of a financing mechanisms and investment strategy for the Development Plan and linking the plan with the  private sector in and outside of Nigeria. 
    • S/he will assist in the project delivery through advisory and practical support in design of frameworks, development of strategies and ensuring alignment with relevant national and state policies.
    • S/he will also support with project tracking of key outputs, facilitation of necessary project engagements to achieve the task. 
    • S/he will provide support to the project steering committee, programme team and government counterparts that favour inclusive development, including the integration of National and Subnational Plans and the SDGs into the plan and activities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • The Senior Consultant will to project design and implementation strategies, support critical path analysis and alignment of programs, particularly focusing on a financing and investment mechanism for the Plan.
    • The consultant closely works with Borno State Government to provide technical support to Borno State Planning Steering Committee, technical working group and other partners, especially in plan development and the introduction of sustainable and inclusive economic policies, which include:
    • Support and facilitate dialogue on sustainable development issues, particularly on a financing and private sector partnership, within the context of the plan development, with government officials, development partners, civil society, and the private sector.
    • Provide policy and programming advice and support for development planning and policy formulation on financing and investment for implementation of the plan at the national, sub-national and local levels.
    • Support the identification and analysis of interventions that can impact multiple development goals and targets at the same time by effectively challenging financial flow to achievement of the Development Plan.
    • Support monitoring and reporting of progress related to SDGs and other national development frameworks, including to help strengthen national and local level data collection and statistical capacity.
    • Assess quality of deliverables in line with the following characteristics: Usability (understandable, implementable); Fit for purpose (Adequacy, accuracy, adherence to Project Wide guidelines); Sustainability, focusing on cost-effectives and financial sustainability.
    • Ensure effective use of costing and financing mechanisms and provide technical advice; review technical reports and activities carried out by responsible parties.

    The Consultants' Technical Support will focus on:
    Context Analysis & Assessment:

    • Comprehensive review of progress made by past administrations in the context of development and work to define the structure of the plan.

    Scenario Planning and Plan Definition:

    • Working to define strategic vision, goals and objectives of the plan with sector specific indicators

    Development of 3-year Development Cycle Framework:

    • Define short, intermediate and long-term programme cycles, each with its own objectives, aligning to Governors agenda.
    • Prioritize and sequence programme proposals accordingly.
    • Review proposed needs, programmes and projects to ensure strategic goals can be achieved, identifying, leveraging and leapfrogging opportunities.
    • A short-term development cycle resource plan will be developed across prioritized sectors.

    Development of Short-Term Year 2020 Development Plan:
    Development of 3-year Development Cycle Framework:

    • Define short, intermediate and long-term programme cycles, each with its own objectives, aligning to Governors agenda.
    • Prioritize and sequence programme proposals accordingly.
    • Review proposed needs, programmes and projects to ensure strategic goals can be achieved, identifying, leveraging and leapfrogging opportunities.
    • A short-term development cycle resource plan will be developed across prioritized sectors.

    Development of Short-Term Year 2020 Development Plan

    Deliverables

    Devlverable 1:

    • Preliminary report on possible design of financing and investment mechanism for the Foresight Framework

    Devlverable 2:

    • Strategies and plan of action for the Office of the Special Adviser on a financing mechanism and private sector partnerships.
    • Synthesized Financing Framework for a Development Plan

    Devlverable 3:

    • Recommendation for costing/financing mechanism of Short, Medium, Long Term Development Cycle Framework
    • Draft section of financing/investment mechanism of 10-Year Plan

    Devlverable 4:

    • Financing/Investment Section of 10-Year Final Reviewed Plan.
    • Financing/Investment Section of Short-Term Plan (2020- 2022).
    • Financing/Investment Section of Year 2020 Plan Draft.
    • Financing/Investment Section of Year 2020 Final Reviewed Plan.

    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:

    • University degree in Finance, Economics, Business Management and other Social Science or related field. Master’s degree and higher in the relevant field is an advantage..

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional work experience in the financial and banking sectors in Nigeria.

    Competencies:

    • Sound knowledge and understanding of financial and investment in the areas surrounding development.
    • Strong knowledge and background in finance and private sector investment in Nigeria.
    • Experience in designing, monitoring and evaluating investment projects is an asset.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and experience in working with a wide range of individuals in government and private sector.
    • Experience in preparing high quality policy briefs and guidance notes for use by senior policy makers.
    • Experience working on Financial Management, including effective planning, monitoring and reporting of the financial flow and investments.
    • Experience in delivering and facilitating innovative approaches and solutions to development programming would be an advantage.
    • Demonstrable experience in strategy and policy development, implementation and oversight.
    • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
    • Strong ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams.
    • Experience of working with the government counterparts, national or international financial institutions, private sector in the field of economic and financial development in Nigeria.

    Language:

    • Proficiency in both written and spoken English

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    National Senior Consultant - Planning Coordination and Capacity Building

     

    Type of Contract: Individual Contract
    Post Level: National Consultant
    Starting Date - (date when the selected candidate is expected to start): 01-Nov-2019
    Duration of Initial Contract: 85 working days
    Expected Duration of Assignment: 85 working days

    Background

    • The Borno State Government plans to develop a 10-year Development as well as Implementation Plan 2020 – 2029.  The goal of the Borno State Development Plan is to provide a long-term vision and policy direction for leap frogging the development of state in line the global Sustainable Development Goals, The Lake Chad Basin Commission Regional Aspirations and various Nigeria’s Sectoral Plans and Strategies.

    The specific objectives of the planning exercise include:

    • Provide a frame work for the rapid transition of the state through the Transition, Stabilization and Development Nexus
    • Provide a Policy framework that will provide the road map for all humanitarian and development activities in the state.
    • Set clear and measurable developmental goals with costed implementation plans for Borno State.
    • Provide a roadmap for Borno state to get back on track towards achieving the SDGs after the setback caused by the insurgency.
    • Establish a clear agenda for Borno State Development as part of the Lake Chad Basin Commission agenda to stabilize the region.
    • The “Borno State Development and Implementation Plan 2020 – 2029” will be a participatory approach that will integrate economic, sectoral, spatial, social, institutional, environmental and fiscal strategies in order to support the optimal allocation of scarce resources between sectors and geographical areas, and across the population in a manner that provides sustainable growth, equity and the empowerment of the poor and marginalized.
    • The process will have strong and purposeful political leadership and stakeholder engagement oriented towards promoting economic recovery, peaceful coexistence, inclusive growth and sustainable decentralized development.
    • To support the planning exercise of Borno State, UNDP is recruiting Senior Consultant for planning exercise coordination and capacity building. The consultant will support the effort and provide advisory services the office of the Special Adviser and Coordinator to the Governor on Sustainable Development, Partnerships and Humanitarian Support, who is driving the project.
    • S/he will assist in the project delivery through advisory and practical support in design of frameworks, development of strategies and ensuring alignment with relevant national and state policies, including Lake Chad Regional Stabilization Strategy (RSS) and its Territorial Plan (TAPs).
    • S/he will also support with project tracking of key outputs, facilitation of necessary project engagements to achieve the task.
    • S/he will provide support to the project steering committee, programme team and government counterparts that favour inclusive development, including the integration of National and Subnational Plans and the SDGs into the plan and activities.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    The Senior Consultant will to project design and implementation strategies, support critical path analysis and alignment of programs.The consultant closely works with Borno State Government and the team led by Lead Consultant to provide day-to-day technical support to Borno State Planning Steering Committee, technical working group and other partners, especially in plan development and the introduction of sustainable and inclusive economic policies, which include:

    • Support harmonization of the Borno State Development Plan with the LCBC Regional Stabilization Strategy (RSS) and other existing development plans and strategies
    • Identify the roles and functions required for the relevant Borno State Government counterparts to operationalize the Bonro Development Plan and RSS, including the Territorial Action Plan (TAP)
    • Design a follow-up mechanism of continuously monitor the progress of the implementation of the Development Plan and TAP and provide necessary day-to-day capacity building to the Borno State Government counterparts
    • Provide day-to-day technical support to the Office of Senior Advisers for Sustainable development, partnerships, humanitarian support to develop an implementation mechanism of the Borno Development Plan.
    • Ensure effective use of reporting mechanisms and provide technical advice; review technical reports and activities carried out by responsible parties.

    The Consultants’ Technical Support will focus on:
    Context Analysis & Assessment:

    • Comprehensive review of progress made by past administrations in the context of development and work to define the structure of the plan.

    Scenario Planning and Plan Definition:

    • Working to define strategic vision, goals and objectives of the plan with sector specific indicators

    Development of 3-year Development Cycle Framework:

    • Define short, intermediate and long-term programme cycles, each with its own objectives, aligning to Governors agenda.
    • Prioritize and sequence programme proposals accordingly.
    • Review proposed needs, programmes and projects to ensure strategic goals can be achieved, identifying, leveraging and leapfrogging opportunities.
    • A short-term development cycle resource plan will be developed across prioritized sectors.

    Development of Short-Term Year 2020 Development Plan:
    Development of 3-year Development Cycle Framework:

    • Define short, intermediate and long-term programme cycles, each with its own objectives, aligning to Governors agenda.
    • Prioritize and sequence programme proposals accordingly.
    • Review proposed needs, programmes and projects to ensure strategic goals can be achieved, identifying, leveraging and leapfrogging opportunities.
    • A short-term development cycle resource plan will be developed across prioritized sectors.

    Development of Short-Term Year 2020 Development Plan

    Deliverables
    Deliverable 1:

    • Collected inputs from each sector on the sector situation analyses

    Deliverable 2:

    • Strategies and plan of action for the Office of the Special Adviser.
    • Job descriptions and source key personnel of the Office.

    Deliverable 3:

    • Recommendation for alignment of Short, Medium, Long Term Development Cycle Framework
    • Draft section of monitoring mechanism of 10-Year Plan

    Deliverable 4:

    • Reporting/Capacity Development Section of 10-Year Final Reviewed Plan.
    • Reporting/Capacity Development of Short-Term Plan (2020- 2022).
    • Reporting/Capacity Development of Year 2020 Plan Draft.
    • Reporting/Capacity Development of Year 2020 Final Reviewed Plan.

    Required Skills and Experience
    Education:

    • At least university degree in International Affairs, Politics, Economics, Human Resource Management and other Social Science or related field.

    Experience:

    • A minimum of 10 years of relevant professional work experience in human resource development and business administration in Nigeria.

    Competencies:

    • Sound knowledge and understanding of the on-going economic/private sector policy issues in the areas surrounding development in Nigeria.
    • Strong knowledge and background in economic recovery and private sector in Nigeria.
    • Experience in designing, monitoring and evaluating projects in the private sector is an asset.
    • Experience working on people’s management, leadership, and corporate governance.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and experience in working with a wide range of individuals in government, and private sector.
    • Experience in preparing high quality policy briefs and guidance notes by the high-level management.
    • Experience working on Results Based Management, including effective planning, monitoring and reporting of results for private businesses/investments.
    • Experience in delivering and facilitating innovative approaches and solutions to development programming would be an advantage.
    • Demonstrable experience in strategy and business development, implementation and corporate oversight;
    • Strong interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
    • Strong ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
    • Experience of working with the government counterparts, national or international financial institutions, private sector in the field of economic and private sector development in Nigeria.

    Language:

    • Proficiency in both written and spoken English

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    International Consultant (Mid-Term Review of the UNDP Nigeria CPD 2018-2022)

     

    ype of Contract: Individual Contract
    Post Level: International Consultant
    Starting Date - (date when the selected candidate is expected to start): 01-Nov-2019
    Duration of Initial Contract: 30 Days
    Expected Duration of Assignment: 30 Days

    Background
    UNDP supports the Government of Nigeria’s development efforts through the implementation of its 2018-2022 Country Programme Document (CPD), which outlines UNDP’s contribution towards national development priorities. The country programme was developed within the overall framework of the government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP 2017 - 2020), which aims to restore macroeconomic stability, good governance and growth through economic diversification, investing in people and building a globally competitive economy. In addition, the CPD is also responsive to the Buhari Plan for the northeast and the Niger-Delta master plan. The CPD also represents UNDP contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDPF) 2018-2022. It is also aligned with African Union Agenda 2063; the SDGs, and the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).

    The UNDP country programme is structured around three interrelated pillars:

    • Governance, Peace and Security (GPS): This pillar aim to support accountability and public sector transparency; formulation of legal and regulatory frameworks for peacebuilding, prevention of conflicts, and small arms proliferation; promotion of participatory governance focusing on consolidating electoral reforms, implementing electoral acts; promotion of participatory governance; scale-up partnerships with civil society organizations (CSOs); and support access to justice and the protection of fundamental rights by strengthening justice and human rights institutions in providing quality services, particularly to women and people living with HIV/AIDS.
    • Inclusive Economic Growth (IEG): This pillar aims to promote inclusive economic growth and development; mainstreaming SDGs into policy, planning and budgeting frameworks; promote local economic diversification in growth sectors by stimulating skills development, improving market services, supporting access to potential and growing supply chains, and improving product quality to meet market standards and ensure environmental sustainability; and support the implementation of the national framework for social protection.
    • Environmental Sustainability and Resilience (ESR): This pillar focuses on supporting the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); strengthening national and sub-national capacities for participatory planning, policy formulation, national disaster management legislation, sound environment management; strengthening national preparedness capacities to access the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and GEF; raising awareness, empowering local communities, facilitating access to clean energy, and promoting environment related livelihoods opportunities downstream; scaling-up partnerships with the Bank of Industry (BOI), and forging new partnerships for increased investment in clean energy; and nurturing South-South cooperation between Nigeria and South Korea on new approaches to natural resource and forest conservation, and knowledge transfer.
    • As the CPD reaches the halfway mark, UNDP plans to assess the continuing relevance of the country programme document, to undertake a review of progress made, to explore areas for change in scope and focus of the CPD, ensure improvements in performance and results for the remaining period of the programme cycle by identifying implementation challenges and ways to overcome them and receive recommendations for the next country programme cycle, which is especially relevant now, given the socio-political changes in the country.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Purpose of the CPD Mid-term Review (MTR):

    • The overall purpose of the CPD MTR is to assess alignment of the country programme in light of the many changes in the local and international contexts to the current ERGP and new Government’s priorities. This review takes place during a time of considerable socio-political change in Nigeria, which provides new opportunities for engaging with government and non-government actors in strengthening democratic governance.
    • This MTR seeks to better position UNDP to continue its role in providing technical assistance to the Nigerian Government in strengthening the national development efforts. Further, UNDP is leading the Regional Stabilisation Facility for Lake Chad to stabilize the insurgency-affected areas of the Lake Chad Basin. This creates opportunity for cross-border and regional collaboration.
    • This review also comes at an opportune time, given the full implementation of the SG’s reform agenda in “repositioning” the UN development system, including “delinking” the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) system from UNDP.
    • Given recent local and international developments, this MTR presents an opportunity to review and redefine the strategic scope and focus of the CPD in Nigeria.
    • The review will help the identification of specific development challenges that UNDP should address and the development solutions to support it. The task will include a comprehensive review of UNDP’s contribution to the country’s development, which includes an assessment of the progress-to-date.
    • Coincidentally, this review marks almost the mid-point of UNDP’s 2018-2022 country strategy and one year ahead of the mid-term review of the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDPF) 2018-2022.
    • The review will consider both local changes linked to the socio-political transformation and the priorities of the newly elected National Government, as well as international factors. The CPD review will help inform the UNSDPF MTR.
    • The first stage of the CPD MTR will be to conduct a review of the current context taking into account the latest socio-economic and political developments locally, as well as relevant developments at a global level.
    • The second stage is to assess the relevance of the CPD to the current context, taking into account the emerging national, regional and global development priorities.
    • The final stage will be the provision of key recommendations, including any proposed adjustments to the design of the current country programme (through a revised Results and Resources Framework); whilst also possibly informing the planning of the next phase of the country programme.
    • This exercise would allow UNDP to engage with key stakeholders, opinion leaders, think-thank, and partners to discuss achievements and way-forward in view of the evolving context and development landscape. Specifically, this will include strategic engagement at the highest possible level - a high-level roundtable - to refine UNDP’s offer in the current CPD with inputs from eminent Nigerians and Africans to deliberate on the future of UNDP’s strategic positioning and services to the Government and people of Nigeria.

    Scope of work:

    • Substantive components of the MTR

    The Mid-Term review will comprise three parts:

    • Context Analysis: Building on relevant context analysis from the UNSDPF annual reviews and considering the changing local context and development priorities especially the current administration’s three policy goals, namely, tackling corruption, improving security and re-building the economy which underline the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020, as well as the emerging sustainable development agenda.
    • Relevance of the CPD: Assessing the continued relevance of the current country programme to determine the extent to which the programme and its outcomes are consistent with national and local priorities and policies, the integrated and cross-cutting nature of the programme, and the ways and means of addressing the needs of the target groups. Key questions to consider:
      • To what extent is the country programme relevant to the evolving context and the national development agenda?Is the current UNDP programme still relevant to support sustainable development agenda?
      • Has the country programme been appropriately responsive to political, institutional, economic, legal and other changes in the country
      • To what extent is UNDP’s engagement a reflection of strategic considerations and the agency’s comparative advantage?
      • What have been the major achievements and lessons learnt, with a view towards enhancing the relevance, efficiency and sustainability of the current programme cycle?
      • What has been UNDP’s contributions, gaps and missed opportunities to enable further progress to the country’s development priorities as identified in the Results and Resources Framework.
      • To what extent is UNDP’s selected method of implementation/partnership modalities suitable to the country and the development context?
    • Have UNDP’s systems created capacities (human resource, systemic and structural) for sustained results of its programmes and what could be done to strengthen sustainability?
    • Recommendation: Provide forward-looking recommendations and a revised Results and Resources Framework (in consultation with UNDP staff) that could possibly inform the next cycle of the country programme. Identify entry points to increase UNDP’s ability to effectively deliver on the national priorities.

    Suggested methodology for preparing the MTR:

    • In preparing the report, the consultant is expected to draw upon all available materials to conduct the analysis. The consultant is not expected to collect primary data but may instead rely on information available through the conduct of a desk review of UNDP documentation (for example, project documents and evaluation reports, Results Oriented Annual Reports (ROARs), and donor reports), as well as national policy documents and reports.
    • The MTR would need to adopt an inclusive and participatory approach and therefore, the service provider must hold consultations and interviews with a range of key stakeholders, including UN colleagues, Government counterparts, donor organizations, development partners, civil society representatives and the private sector (UNDP should be consulted after the checklist of partners and identified areas of query have been determined). It is essential that the team ensure the validity of data collected, which can be sought through regular exchanges with the UNDP country office staff, as well as implementing partners.
    • An inception report is to be presented to UNDP following an initial desk review which details the consultant’s research design and methodology, while presenting preliminary findings on the context analysis and the country programme’s relevance in the evolving context.
    • Upon receiving UNDP’s feedback on the inception report, the consultant will proceed to develop a draft report, which includes an analysis of the major findings, as well as any recommendations.
    • The consultant will also be required at this stage to present the major findings to UNDP and select external stakeholders, thereby allowing a review and validation exercise to be conducted prior to finalization of the CPD MTR report.

    Deliverables

    Phase 1

    Content:

    • Discussions with UNDP senior management and programme and policy units as well as key Government counterparts
    • Desk review of reference documentation and secondary data sources.
    • Based on 1 and 2, develop an inception report that includes an overview of findings so far, together with a proposed methodology for data collection and analysis

    Deliverables:

    • Inception Report.

    Estimated Timeframe (Working Days): 5 days

    Phase 2
    Content:

    • Consultations with key stakeholders at all levels
    • Field visits (if required)
    • Working meetings with UN colleagues, development partners, private sector, CSOs, opinion leaders, higher learning and research institutes, and women and you leaders as required

    Deliverables:

    • Presentation of Initial findings.

    Estimated Timeframe (Working Days): 15 days

    Phase 3
    Content:

    • Prepare and submit first draft report to UNDP
    • Based on feedback received from UNDP, prepare and submit second draft report for review
    • Based on feedback received, finalize the mid-term review report

    Deliverables:

    • 1st Draft Report
    • 2nd Draft Report
    • Final Report

    Estimated Timeframe (Working Days): 10 days

    Duty Station:

    • The duty station of the work is Abuja, Nigeria. However, the consultant will be required to travel to project sites outside Abuja

    Selection of Consultant/ Service-Provider:

    • Selection will be based on an open and competitive bidding process. Interested applicants with the capacity to execute the scope of work described above should submit a detailed and realistic proposal including methodology and work plan along with rationale as to why it would be the best way to carry out the scope of work.?
    • The information provided in the scope of work is not prescriptive and UNDP remains open to interested bidders elaborating and presenting what they consider to be the most appropriate methodological approach and work plan to achieving the desired results. However, the decision as to the final methodology to be followed in the Report will rest with UNDP.

    Required Qualifications of Service-Provider

    • The Mid-term Review will be conducted by a team of two independent consultants comprising one international evaluation expert (Team Leader) and one national evaluation expert (Associate).
    • Both the international and national consultants must have high levels of technical, sectoral and policy expertise; rigorous research and drafting skills; and the capacity to conduct an independent and quality and extensive analysis. The required expertise, qualifications and competencies are listed below:

    The National Consultant (Associate) must demonstrate the following:
    Analytical/theoretical capability:

    • Excellent understanding of the local context, and in particular the new and emerging policy directions;
    • A deep understanding of development, its drivers and trends in Nigeria;
    • A sound understanding of the United Nations system and its modalities of working;
    • Familiarity with the global development agenda;
    • Prior experience conducting strategic policy and programme reviews; and
    • Proven ability to produce analytical reports and high-quality academic publications in English.

    Technical Expertise:

    • Demonstrated ability to undertake similar assignments.The consultant should bring extensive experience in research and policy analysis having post-graduate level qualification in a relevant field and at least 8 years cognate work experience;
    • The MTR team is expected to have expertise in all of UNDP Nigeria’s thematic and cross-cutting areas of work, including democratic governance, rule of law and access to justice, conflict prevention and peacebuilding, sustainable livelihoods and economic development, reconciliation and social cohesion, environmental sustainability, climate change, gender empowerment, and youth empowerment, including partnership development, policy and advocacy, as well as programme design and implementation.
    • Comprehensive background in research and strategic analysis;
    • High degree of professionalism and ability to adhere to agreed timelines and deliverables;
    • Good ICT knowledge; and
    • Extensive operational contacts with government institutions, development partners, civil society partners and the private sector.

    Responsibilities (in addition to other generic responsibilities and expected deliverables outlined in this ToR):

    • Document review;
    • Developing and pre-testing the necessary data collection tools (to be presented in the Inception Report);
    • Leading/managing the evaluation team through the mid-term evaluation phases;
    • Hiring and training enumerators/assistants and, if necessary, translators;
    • Deciding the division of labour, role and responsibilities within the consulting team;
    • Ensuring the use of best practice evaluation methodologies;
    • Leading the presentation of the draft evaluation findings and recommendations;
    • Leading the drafting and finalization of the mid-term evaluation report, integrating comments received from stakeholders and partner;
    • Drafting, finalizing and submitting the final mid-term evaluation report;
    • Quality control of the evaluation report;
    • Adherence to the requirements of the ToR

    Management Arrangement for the Mid-term Review
    The mid-term review management structure will comprise the coordinating entity (Management Group) and the consultative body (Reference Group):

    Management Group:

    • Under the overall leadership of the DRR (P), the CO PMSU will manage the day-to-day aspects of the review ensuring that all information is provided and requests for feedback are responded to in a timely manner.
    • The UNDP Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will also provide technical oversight in terms of clearing the final review tools (including methodology and final key issues), reviewing data collection tools as appropriate, and commenting on the draft evaluation report.
    • UNDP staff in field locations will assist with logistics arrangements required by the review team. The mid-term review team will be hosted by the PMSU.
    • The Unit will provide office space, internet connection, and printing facility. The review team is responsible for developing and administrating all methodological tools.

    Reference Group:

    • A Reference Group will be established to safeguard independence and give technical input over the course of the review.
    • It will provide guidance on key deliverables (Inception Report, Draft Report and Final Review Report) submitted by the evaluation team.
    • It will also support dissemination of the findings and recommendations. The Reference Group will include representatives from government stakeholders; donors; CSOs and UNDP.

    Time frame for the mid-term evaluation:

    • The consultancy is scheduled to begin in November 1, 2019 and will last 30 working days. The consultants will be provided with information to prepare a table with tasks, timelines and deliverables, for which the consultants will be responsible and accountable.

    Criteria for Selection of the Consultant

    • The offer will be evaluated by using the best value for money approach (combined scoring method). Technical proposal will be evaluated on 70%. Whereas budget proposed will be evaluated on 30% based on sufficiency for applying the data gathering techniques and for obtaining reliable data for the evaluation in the timeframe indicated. Below is the breakdown of technical proposal on 100% which will be brought to 70%:

    National Consultant (Associate) technical evaluation criteria: (Weight; 100% and Max Point; 100)
    Description of qualification and assign weight score;

    • Master’s degree in Law, Public Policy and Management, Public Administration, Development studies, International Development, or any other relevant social science degree - Weight; 10%, Max Point; 10
    • Minimum of eight years of accumulated experience in undertaking research and strategic analysis across multiple development sectors experience; Quality of relevant sample materials related to development submitted, such as research studies, evaluations, policy briefs, etc.-Weight; 25%, Max Point; 25
    • Good knowledge of the UNDP Evaluation Policy, experience applying UNDP Results Based Evaluation Policies and Procedures, good knowledge of the UNDP DIM/NIM Guidelines and Procedures, knowledge of Result-Based Management Evaluation methodologies, knowledge of participatory monitoring approaches; experience applying SMART indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios, demonstrable analytical skills:-Weight; 20%, Max Point; 20.
    • Adequate Methodology, approach and realistic work plan (Evaluation matrix, techniques for gathering and analyzing gender sensitive qualitative and quantitative data)?-Weight; 35%, Max Point; 35.
    • Excellent English writing and communication skills- Weight; 10%, Max Point; 10.

    Competencies

    • Excellent understanding of the local context, and in particular the new and emerging policy directions:
    • A deep understanding of development, its drivers and trends in Nigeria;
    • A sound understanding of the United Nations system and its modalities of working;
    • Familiarity with the global development agenda;
    • Prior experience conducting strategic policy and programme reviews; and
    • Proven ability to produce analytical reports and high-quality academic publications in English.
    • High degree of professionalism and ability to adhere to agreed timelines and deliverables;
    • Good ICT knowledge; and
    • Extensive operational contacts with government institutions, development partners, civil society partners and the private sector.

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • At least a Master's Degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Development Studies or a related field.
    • The consultant should bring extensive experience in research and policy analysis having post-graduate level of qualification in a relevant field and bringing at least 10 years work experience;
    • Demonstrated ability to undertake similar assignments.  The consultant should bring extensive experience in research and policy analysis having post-graduate level of qualification in a relevant field and bringing at least 10 years work experience;
    • The MTR team is expected to have expertise in all of UNDP Nigeria’s thematic and cross-cutting areas of work, including democratic governance, rule of law and access to justice, sustainable livelihoods and economic development, reconciliation and social cohesion, environmental sustainability, climate change, gender empowerment, and youth empowerment, including partnership development, policy and advocacy, as well as programme design and implementation. 
    • Comprehensive background in research and strategic analysis.

    Language:

    • Fluency in English required;
    • Local language will be helpful.

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    National Consultant (Mid-Term Review of the UNDP Nigeria CPD 2018-2022)

     

    Type of Contract: Individual Contract
    Post Level: National Consultant
    Starting Date - (date when the selected candidate is expected to start): 01-Nov-2019
    Duration of Initial Contract: 30 Days
    Expected Duration of Assignment: 30 Days

    Background
    UNDP supports the Government of Nigeria’s development efforts through the implementation of its 2018-2022 Country Programme Document (CPD), which outlines UNDP’s contribution towards national development priorities. The country programme was developed within the overall framework of the government’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP 2017 – 2020), which aims to restore macroeconomic stability, good governance and growth through economic diversification, investing in people and building a globally competitive economy. In addition, the CPD is also responsive to the Buhari Plan for the northeast and the Niger-Delta master plan. The CPD also represents UNDP contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDPF) 2018-2022. It is also aligned with African Union Agenda 2063; the SDGs, and the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).

    The UNDP country programme is structured around three interrelated pillars:

    • Governance, Peace and Security (GPS): This pillar aim to support accountability and public sector transparency; formulation of legal and regulatory frameworks for peacebuilding, prevention of conflicts, and small arms proliferation; promotion of participatory governance focusing on consolidating electoral reforms, implementing electoral acts; promotion of participatory governance; scale-up partnerships with civil society organizations (CSOs); and support access to justice and the protection of fundamental rights by strengthening justice and human rights institutions in providing quality services, particularly to women and people living with HIV/AIDS.
    • Inclusive Economic Growth (IEG): This pillar aims to promote inclusive economic growth and development; mainstreaming SDGs into policy, planning and budgeting frameworks; promote local economic diversification in growth sectors by stimulating skills development, improving market services, supporting access to potential and growing supply chains, and improving product quality to meet market standards and ensure environmental sustainability; and support the implementation of the national framework for social protection.
    • Environmental Sustainability and Resilience (ESR): This pillar focuses on supporting the implementation of Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs); strengthening national and sub-national capacities for participatory planning, policy formulation, national disaster management legislation, sound environment management; strengthening national preparedness capacities to access the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and GEF; raising awareness, empowering local communities, facilitating access to clean energy, and promoting environment related livelihoods opportunities downstream; scaling-up partnerships with the Bank of Industry (BOI), and forging new partnerships for increased investment in clean energy; and nurturing South-South cooperation between Nigeria and South Korea on new approaches to natural resource and forest conservation, and knowledge transfer. As the CPD reaches the halfway mark, UNDP plans to assess the continuing relevance of the country programme document, to undertake a review of progress made, to explore areas for change in scope and focus of the CPD, ensure improvements in performance and results for the remaining period of the programme cycle by identifying implementation challenges and ways to overcome them and receive recommendations for the next country programme cycle, which is especially relevant now, given the socio-political changes in the country.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Purpose of the CPD Mid-term Review (MTR):

    • The overall purpose of the CPD MTR is to assess alignment of the country programme in light of the many changes in the local and international contexts to the current ERGP and new Government’s priorities.
    • This review takes place during a time of considerable socio-political change in Nigeria, which provides new opportunities for engaging with government and non-government actors in strengthening democratic governance.
    • This MTR seeks to better position UNDP to continue its role in providing technical assistance to the Nigerian Government in strengthening the national development efforts. Further, UNDP is leading the Regional Stabilisation Facility for Lake Chad to stabilize the insurgency-affected areas of the Lake Chad Basin. This creates opportunity for cross-border and regional collaboration.
    • This review also comes at an opportune time, given the full implementation of the SG’s reform agenda in “repositioning” the UN development system, including “delinking” the UN Resident Coordinator (RC) system from UNDP.
    • Given recent local and international developments, this MTR presents an opportunity to review and redefine the strategic scope and focus of the CPD in Nigeria.
    • The review will help the identification of specific development challenges that UNDP should address and the development solutions to support it. The task will include a comprehensive review of UNDP’s contribution to the country’s development, which includes an assessment of the progress-to-date.
    • Coincidentally, this review marks almost the mid-point of UNDP’s 2018-2022 country strategy and one year ahead of the mid-term review of the United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework (UNSDPF) 2018-2022.
    • The review will consider both local changes linked to the socio-political transformation and the priorities of the newly elected National Government, as well as international factors. The CPD review will help inform the UNSDPF MTR.
    • The first stage of the CPD MTR will be to conduct a review of the current context taking into account the latest socio-economic and political developments locally, as well as relevant developments at a global level.
    • The second stage is to assess the relevance of the CPD to the current context, taking into account the emerging national, regional and global development priorities.
    • The final stage will be the provision of key recommendations, including any proposed adjustments to the design of the current country programme (through a revised Results and Resources Framework); whilst also possibly informing the planning of the next phase of the country programme.
    • This exercise would allow UNDP to engage with key stakeholders, opinion leaders, think-thank, and partners to discuss achievements and way-forward in view of the evolving context and development landscape.
    • Specifically, this will include strategic engagement at the highest possible level - a high-level roundtable - to refine UNDP’s offer in the current CPD with inputs from eminent Nigerians and Africans to deliberate on the future of UNDP’s strategic positioning and services to the Government and people of Nigeria.

    Scope of work:

    • Substantive components of the MTR

    The Mid-Term review will comprise three parts:

    • Context Analysis: Building on relevant context analysis from the UNSDPF annual reviews and considering the changing local context and development priorities especially the current administration’s three policy goals, namely, tackling corruption, improving security and re-building the economy which underline the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020, as well as the emerging sustainable development agenda.
    • Relevance of the CPD: Assessing the continued relevance of the current country programme to determine the extent to which the programme and its outcomes are consistent with national and local priorities and policies, the integrated and cross-cutting nature of the programme, and the ways and means of addressing the needs of the target groups. Key questions to consider:
      • To what extent is the country programme relevant to the evolving context and the national development agenda?Is the current UNDP programme still relevant to support sustainable development agenda
      • Has the country programme been appropriately responsive to political, institutional, economic, legal and other changes in the country
      • To what extent is UNDP’s engagement a reflection of strategic considerations and the agency’s comparative advantage
      • What have been the major achievements and lessons learnt, with a view towards enhancing the relevance, efficiency and sustainability of the current programme cycle
      • What has been UNDP’s contributions, gaps and missed opportunities to enable further progress to the country’s development priorities as identified in the Results and Resources Framework
      • To what extent is UNDP’s selected method of implementation/partnership modalities suitable to the country and the development context
      • Have UNDP’s systems created capacities (human resource, systemic and structural) for sustained results of its programmes and what could be done to strengthen sustainability
    • Recommendation: Provide forward-looking recommendations and a revised Results and Resources Framework (in consultation with UNDP staff) that could possibly inform the next cycle of the country programme. Identify entry points to increase UNDP’s ability to effectively deliver on the national priorities.

    Suggested methodology for preparing the MTR

    • In preparing the report, the consultant is expected to draw upon all available materials to conduct the analysis. The consultant is not expected to collect primary data but may instead rely on information available through the conduct of a desk review of UNDP documentation (for example, project documents and evaluation reports, Results Oriented Annual Reports (ROARs), and donor reports), as well as national policy documents and reports.
    • The MTR would need to adopt an inclusive and participatory approach and therefore, the service provider must hold consultations and interviews with a range of key stakeholders, including UN colleagues, Government counterparts, donor organizations, development partners, civil society representatives and the private sector (UNDP should be consulted after the checklist of partners and identified areas of query have been determined).
    • It is essential that the team ensure the validity of data collected, which can be sought through regular exchanges with the UNDP country office staff, as well as implementing partners.
    • An inception report is to be presented to UNDP following an initial desk review which details the consultant’s research design and methodology, while presenting preliminary findings on the context analysis and the country programme’s relevance in the evolving context.
    • Upon receiving UNDP’s feedback on the inception report, the consultant will proceed to develop a draft report, which includes an analysis of the major findings, as well as any recommendations.
    • The consultant will also be required at this stage to present the major findings to UNDP and select external stakeholders, thereby allowing a review and validation exercise to be conducted prior to finalization of the CPD MTR report.

    Deliverables

    Phase 1
    Content:

    • Discussions with UNDP senior management and programme and policy units as well as key Government counterparts
    • Desk review of reference documentation and secondary data sources.
    • Based on 1 and 2, develop an inception report that includes an overview of findings so far, together with a proposed methodology for data collection and analysis

    Deliverables:

    • Inception Report.
    • Estimated Timeframe (Working Days): 5 days

    Phase 2
    Content:

    • Consultations with key stakeholders at all levels
    • Field visits (if required)
    • Working meetings with UN colleagues, development partners, private sector, CSOs, opinion leaders, higher learning and research institutes, and women and you leaders as required

    Deliverables:

    • Presentation of Initial findings.

    Estimated Timeframe (Working Days): 15 days

    Phase 3
    Content:

    • Prepare and submit first draft report to UNDP
    • Based on feedback received from UNDP, prepare and submit second draft report for review
    • Based on feedback received, finalize the mid-term review report

    Deliverables:

    • 1st Draft Report
    • 2nd Draft Report
    • Final Report

    Estimated Timeframe (Working Days): 10 days

    Duty Station:

    • The duty station of the work is Abuja, Nigeria. However, the consultant will be required to travel to project sites outside Abuja

    Selection of Consultant/ Service-Provider:

    • Selection will be based on an open and competitive bidding process. Interested applicants with the capacity to execute the scope of work described above should submit a detailed and realistic proposal including methodology and work plan along with rationale as to why it would be the best way to carry out the scope of work.
    • The information provided in the scope of work is not prescriptive and UNDP remains open to interested bidders elaborating and presenting what they consider to be the most appropriate methodological approach and work plan to achieving the desired results. However, the decision as to the final methodology to be followed in the Report will rest with UNDP.

    Required qualifications of Service-Provider

    • The Mid-term Review will be conducted by a team of two independent consultants comprising one international evaluation expert (Team Leader) and one national evaluation expert (Associate).
    • Both the international and national consultants must have high levels of technical, sectoral and policy expertise; rigorous research and drafting skills; and the capacity to conduct an independent and quality and extensive analysis. The required expertise, qualifications and competencies are listed below:

    The National Consultant (Associate) must demonstrate the following:
    Analytical/theoretical capability:

    • Excellent understanding of the local context, and in particular the new and emerging policy directions;
    • A deep understanding of development, its drivers and trends in Nigeria;
    • A sound understanding of the United Nations system and its modalities of working;
    • Familiarity with the global development agenda;
    • Prior experience conducting strategic policy and programme reviews; and
    • Proven ability to produce analytical reports and high-quality academic publications in English.

    Technical expertise:

    • Demonstrated ability to undertake similar assignments.The consultant should bring extensive experience in research and policy analysis having post-graduate level qualification in a relevant field and at least 8 years cognate work experience;
    • The MTR team is expected to have expertise in all of UNDP Nigeria’s thematic and cross-cutting areas of work, including democratic governance, rule of law and access to justice, conflict prevention and peacebuilding, sustainable livelihoods and economic development, reconciliation and social cohesion, environmental sustainability, climate change, gender empowerment, and youth empowerment, including partnership development, policy and advocacy, as well as programme design and implementation.
    • Comprehensive background in research and strategic analysis;
    • High degree of professionalism and ability to adhere to agreed timelines and deliverables;
    • Good ICT knowledge; and
    • Extensive operational contacts with government institutions, development partners, civil society partners and the private sector.

    Responsibilities (in addition to other generic responsibilities and expected deliverables outlined in this ToR):

    • Document review;
    • The national consultant will work with evaluation team lead developing and pre-testing the necessary data collection tools (to be presented in the Inception Report);
    • The national consultant will work with evaluation team lead through the mid-term evaluation phases;
    • Hiring and training enumerators/assistants and, if necessary, translators;
    • The national consultant will undertake responsibilities assigned by evaluation team lead;
    • Ensuring the use of best practice evaluation methodologies;
    • Presentation of the draft evaluation findings and recommendations;
    • Drafting and finalization of the mid-term evaluation report, integrating comments received from stakeholders and partner;
    • Drafting, finalizing and submitting the final mid-term evaluation report;
    • Quality control of the evaluation report and
    • Adherence to the requirements of the ToR.

    Management Arrangement for the Mid-term Review:
    The mid-term review management structure will comprise the coordinating entity (Management Group) and the consultative body (Reference Group):

    Management Group:

    • Under the overall leadership of the DRR (P), the CO PMSU will manage the day-to-day aspects of the review ensuring that all information is provided and requests for feedback are responded to in a timely manner.
    • The UNDP Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist will also provide technical oversight in terms of clearing the final review tools (including methodology and final key issues), reviewing data collection tools as appropriate, and commenting on the draft evaluation report.
    • UNDP staff in field locations will assist with logistics arrangements required by the review team. The mid-term review team will be hosted by the PMSU.
    • The Unit will provide office space, internet connection, and printing facility. The review team is responsible for developing and administrating all methodological tools.

    Reference Group:

    • A Reference Group will be established to safeguard independence and give technical input over the course of the review.
    • It will provide guidance on key deliverables (Inception Report, Draft Report and Final Review Report) submitted by the evaluation team.
    • It will also support dissemination of the findings and recommendations.
    • The Reference Group will include representatives from government stakeholders; donors; CSOs and UNDP.

    Time frame for the mid-term evaluation:

    • The consultancy is scheduled to begin in November 1, 2019 and will last 30 working days. The consultants will be provided with information to prepare a table with tasks, timelines and deliverables, for which the consultants will be responsible and accountable.

    Criteria for Selection of the Consultant
    The offer will be evaluated by using the best value for money approach (combined scoring method). Technical proposal will be evaluated on 70%. Whereas budget proposed will be evaluated on 30% based on sufficiency for applying the data gathering techniques and for obtaining reliable data for the evaluation in the timeframe indicated. Below is the breakdown of technical proposal on 100% which will be brought to 70%:

    National Consultant (Associate) technical evaluation criteria:(Weight; 100% and Max Point; 100):
    Description of qualification and assign weight score:

    • Master’s degree in Law, Public Policy and Management, Public Administration, Development studies, International Development, or any other relevant social science degree - Weight; 10%, Max Point; 10
    • Minimum of eight years of accumulated experience in undertaking research and strategic analysis across multiple development sectors experience; Quality of relevant sample materials related to development submitted, such as research studies, evaluations, policy briefs, etc.-Weight; 25%, Max Point; 25
    • Good knowledge of the UNDP Evaluation Policy, experience applying UNDP Results Based Evaluation Policies and Procedures, good knowledge of the UNDP DIM/NIM Guidelines and Procedures, knowledge of Result-Based Management Evaluation methodologies, knowledge of participatory monitoring approaches; experience applying SMART indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios, demonstrable analytical skills:-Weight; 20%, Max Point; 20.
    • Adequate Methodology, approach and realistic work plan (Evaluation matrix, techniques for gathering and analyzing gender sensitive qualitative and quantitative data)?-Weight; 35%, Max Point; 35.
    • Excellent English writing and communication skills- Weight; 10%, Max Point; 10.

    Competencies:

    • Excellent understanding of the local context, and in particular the new and emerging policy directions;
    • A deep understanding of development, its drivers and trends in Nigeria;
    • A sound understanding of the United Nations system and its modalities of working;
    • Familiarity with the global development agenda;
    • Prior experience conducting strategic policy and programme reviews; and
    • Proven ability to produce analytical reports and high-quality academic publications in English.
    • High degree of professionalism and ability to adhere to agreed timelines and deliverables;
    • Good ICT knowledge; and
    • Extensive operational contacts with government institutions, development partners, civil society partners and the private sector.

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • At least a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Economics, Development Studies or a related field.
    • The consultant should bring extensive experience in research and policy analysis having post-graduate level of qualification in a relevant field and bringing at least 10 years work experience;
    • Demonstrated ability to undertake similar assignments.? The consultant should bring extensive experience in research and policy analysis having post-graduate level of qualification in a relevant field and bringing at least 10 years work experience;
    • The MTR team is expected to have expertise in all of UNDP Nigeria’s thematic and cross-cutting areas of work, including democratic governance, rule of law and access to justice, sustainable livelihoods and economic development, reconciliation and social cohesion, environmental sustainability, climate change, gender empowerment, and youth empowerment, including partnership development, policy and advocacy, as well as programme design and implementation.
    • Comprehensive background in research and strategic analysis.

    Language:

    • Fluency in English required;
    • Local language will be helpful.

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