United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Individual Consultant (Terminal Evaluation Project: Cabo Verde Appliances & Building Energy-efficiency)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Job Description

  Applications through UNDP jobs will not be accepted, only to the procurement.cv@cv.jo.un.org email address. Interested candidates are required to read the Procurement Notice for Individual Consultants and its related documents, which are available in the following websites:
  • UN Cape Verde website,www.un.cv, https://caboverde.un.org/pt/jobs;

  • UNGM website at www.ungm.org;

  • Procurement Notice UNDP http://procurement-notices-admin.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=67246

In accordance with UNDP and GEF M&E policies and procedures, all full and medium-sized UNDP support GEF financed projects are required to undergo a terminal evaluation upon completion of implementation. These terms of reference (TOR) sets out the expectations for a Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the Medium sized project titled Cabo Verde Appliances & Building Energy-Efficiency Project - CABEEP (PIMS4996), The project, ‘Removing barriers to energy efficiency in the Cabo Verdean built environment and for appliances’, is aimed to address legal and regulatory frameworks, legislation and nationally coordinated policies in Cabo Verde to address the issue for energy efficiency in buildings as well as in appliances. The appliances being targeted are Air Conditioners, Refrigerators & Freezers, Electric Water Heater, Televisions, Bulbs and Washing Machines. The Project aim to enable and facilitate market transformation leading to substantial energy savings and greenhouse gas reductions. The project implementation is estimated to result in direct emission reductions of 297.8 ktCO2e through pilot demonstration projects, minimum energy efficiency and water efficiency standards for buildings and appliances. The indirect emission reduction is expected to be nearly 703.9 ktCO2e resulting from replication and dissemination activities from project implementation. The outcome will be significant in supporting the country’s economic development, improving quality of life and leading to significant environmental benefits in accordance to the national plans and priorities. The Project is grouped into four (4) components each consisting of a number of complementary activities designed to achieve the goal. Listed below are major components: 1. Component 1: Enabling policy, institutional, and legislative framework for energy efficiency in buildings 2. Component 2: Enabling energy efficiency improvements through S&L for appliances 3. Component 3: Energy efficiency solutions in a selection of public buildings through selected pilot demonstration projects 4. Replication and dissemination of lessons learnt and best practices In an international context in which countries are called to face the “Emergency Health of International Reach" imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Cape Verde response is presented in a National Contingency Plan, which aims to be a document guiding on disease prevention and control actions. As part of prevention efforts, the Government created a National Technical Intervention and Response Team (ETNIR), to prepare for the emerging threat. The National Technical Team for Rapid Intervention, in conjunction with the National Coordination Organization (ICN), is responsible for: coordinating response actions at the national level; mobilizing the country's health structures for prevention and emergency response; and articulating information among all levels of the health pyramid, ensuring the integration of other sectors and institutions, including the private sector. ETNIR adopts the “one health” approach and articulates with professionals in the technical areas of human, animal and environmental health, in addition to civil protection, airport and port management and defense and security forces (police and armed forces). The Government of Cabo Verde drew up a National Contingency Plan to serve as a guiding document for the prevention and control of the disease, with clear responsibilities at the central and local levels, and a multisectoral and multidisciplinary perspective. On March 26, through Ministerial Resolution 53/2020, the Government declared a calamity risk situation with measures for the whole national territory aimed at reducing the risks of spread and contagion of virus from March 27, at midnight until April 17. On March 28, 2020, through Presidential Decree 6/2020, the state of emergency of the country was decreed, with severe restriction measures throughout the national territory until the 17th April. The follow-up of the evolution of the situation continues to be followed very strictly. The state of emergency was extended to the island of Santiago until the 29th of May, while the remaining islands began their gradual return to activities, with well-defined precautionary measures, which differ from island to island, depending on the epidemiological situation. Inter-island travel remains suspended, with the possibility of resuming from 30 June. International travel is still closed. Various economic activities, including tourism, are gradually being resumed. Cape Verde currently has 760 identified cases, 449 active cases, of which 301 have been recovered and 7 have died. The situation linked to COVID19 had a negative impact on the activities of the project, where several activities were delayed and others had to be replanned, favoring the use of new technologies for holding meetings, training sessions and collecting information, among others. Considering the above, we strongly recommend taking into account the situation of COVID19 in the financial proposal and work plan / methodology to be used in this consultancy. The TE will be conducted according to the guidance, rules and procedures established by UNDP and GEF as reflected in the UNDP Evaluation Guidance for GEF Financed Projects. The objectives of the evaluation are to assess the achievement of project results, and to draw lessons that can both improve the sustainability of benefits from this project, and aid in the overall enhancement of UNDP programming.
Duties and Responsibilities
An overall approach and method[1] for conducting project terminal evaluations of UNDP supported GEF financed projects has developed over time. The evaluator is expected to frame the evaluation effort using the criteria of relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, and impact, as defined and explained in the UNDP Guidance for Conducting Terminal Evaluations of UNDP-supported, GEF-financed Projects. A set of questions covering each of these criteria have been drafted and are included with this TOR (Annex C) The evaluator is expected to amend, complete and submit this matrix as part of an evaluation inception report, and shall include it as an annex to the final report. The evaluation must provide evidence-based information that is credible, reliable and useful. The evaluator is expected to follow a participatory and consultative approach ensuring close engagement with government counterparts, in particular the GEF operational focal point, UNDP Country Office, project team, UNDP GEF Technical Adviser based in the region and key stakeholders. The evaluator is expected to conduct a field mission to Praia, Cabo Verde, including the following project sites (Santiago Island, Mindelo, Sal, Maio, Fogo and Brava ). Interviews will be held with the following organizations and individuals at a minimum: DNICE, National Directorate of Environment, UNDP- CO, CERMI, GESTO, PWC, ECREE; National Institute for Territorial Management (INGT), National Association of Municipalities (ANMCV), University of Cabo Verde (Uni CV), University of Jean Piaget, Order of Architects, General Directorate of Customs. The evaluator will review all relevant sources of information, such as the project document, project reports – including Annual APR/PIR, project budget revisions, midterm review, progress reports, GEF focal area tracking tools, project files, national strategic and legal documents, and any other materials that the evaluator considers useful for this evidence-based assessment. A list of documents that the project team will provide to the evaluator for review is included in Annex B of this Terms of Reference. [1] For additional information on methods, see the Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results, Chapter 7, pg. 163
Competencies
Corporate Competencies:
  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP´s mission, vision and values;

  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

  • Highest standards of integrity, discretion and loyalty.

Functional Competencies:
  • Diplomacy and tact;

  • Ability to communicate and work closely with a variety of people within a multicultural environment;

  • Demonstrated ability to work within a multi-disciplinary and international framework with a wide range of partners, particularly at the science-policy interface;

  • Strong work ethic and commitment;

  • Concise and analytical thinking;

  • Organized and resourceful.

Required Skills and Experience
Education
  • A Master’s degree in Energy, Environment Science, Natural Resource Management, or other closely related field. (10 points)

Experience
  • Recent experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies; (5 points)

  • Competence in adaptive management, as applied to Climate Change; (5 points)

  • At least 5 years Work experience in relevant technical areas; (10 points)

  • Experience working with the GEF or GEF-evaluations; (10 points)

  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to gender and Climate Change; experience in gender sensitive evaluation and analysis. (10 points)

  • Recent experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies; (10 points)

  • Project evaluation/review experiences within United Nations system will be considered an asset; (5 points)

Language
  • Mastery of written English is a requirement, as the key deliverables will be in English; Working knowledge of Portuguese (or alternatively Spanish) preferred, as many of the reports to be analyzed are only available in Portuguese

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. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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