Final Project Evaluation Expert

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UNDP Kosovo
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10/03/2021
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Location : Kosovo, Kosovo, UNSCR 1244 (1999)
Application Deadline : 19-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : National Consultant
Languages Required : English
Starting Date : 25-Mar-2021
Duration of Initial Contract : 25 March 2021-30 June 2021 (20 working days)
Expected Duration of Assignment : 25 March 2021-30 June 2021 (20 working days)

The Western Balkan region is characterized by a divisive and polarizing rhetorical landscape and continues to witness a youth “brain drain”. Those young people that remain continue to experience the legacies of the past, living in segregated ethnic majority areas, and often in segregated schools, with no direct memory of joint peaceful coexistence. Many young people have not traveled within the region, and others have not visited their own major cities. Some see youth, with the inter-generational transfer of traumas and constructed nationalistic narratives, more hardened in their identity and their views of the ‘other.’  Young people have little exposure to positive interaction and dialogue with people of different backgrounds, and are impacted by divisive narratives and stereotypes passed on from one generation to another, and in the media.

At the same time, there is a plethora of young activists and peacebuilders in the region who work for creating more peaceful, just and inclusive societies. These young people are reaching out to their peers and building live or virtual relationships across ethnic lines. However, they are not immune to divisive narratives and hate speech, which tends to be pervasive offline and in online platforms. Moreover, lacking sufficient representation, young people’s voices in public discussions and decision-making are not heard enough. As such, youth trying to be and work towards positive change did and are in need of support.

There have been good opportunities though, to work and support youth activism in the region, in peacebuilding, reconciliation and social cohesion processes. Emerging from the Berlin Process, a political dialogue supported by several EU Member States and the WB6, the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) was established in 2016. RYCO, is an independently functioning institutional mechanism, founded by the Western Balkans 6 participants (WB 6): Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo* , Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia, aiming to promote the spirit of reconciliation and cooperation between the youth in the region through youth exchange programs. The Agreement on establishment of RYCO was signed by the WB 6 Prime Ministers on WB Summit held in Paris, on 4 July 2016. RYCO as an unique institution in the Western Balkan region,  is endorsed by governments, CSOs and youth representatives (who also sit on its Governing Board) in WB region and promotes diversity and democratic values, fostering reconciliation and remembrance and intercultural mobility, through supporting and funding projects which bring youth of the region together. The institution has its Head Office (HO) in Albania and through its six Local Branch Offices (LBOs), has a presence in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia.

 

In this context, with the UNPBF financial support amounting of USD 2,999,745, the UN-joint project ”Supporting the Western Balkan's collective leadership on reconciliation: building capacity and momentum for Regional Youth, Cooperation Office-RYCO” was implemented by three UN agencies (UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA), having UNDP acting as the lead of this initiative and RYCO acting as the implementing partner. The project is managed by the UN agencies in Albania, while it has a regional character. Due to the partnership with RYCO as well as the cooperation with UN agencies in the WB6 region, the project is implemented in the WB6 region, including - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia. The project commenced in 7th November 2018 and will be closed on 7th May 2021.

The project aims to improve the Social Cohesion and Reconciliation across the Western Balkan, as measured by increasing embracing of diversity, attitudes of tolerance and reduced prejudice and discrimination by youth is enhanced. To achieve this goal, the project  is supporting RYCO to work in partnership with civil society, education systems and schools, grassroots organizations, youth institutions and youth in general for the consolidation of RYCO as a regionally owned mechanism with the capacity to promote reconciliation, mobility, diversity, democratic values, participation, active citizenship and intercultural learning. The project supports RYCO as a new institution operating in a volatile environment, to:

- strengthen its institutional capacities not only to sustain as a structure, but also to support it in achieving its mission;

- upgrade and strengthen its grant facility system, which is one of the main tools employed by RYCO office to achieve its mission, through financial support to regional projects and initiatives; and

- equipping RYCO with the necessary tools, mechanisms and data set, in order to be able to plan and work in the long run, with its targeted youth groups, schools and CSOs in the region.

 

The project has targeted youth , youth organizations and schools in WB6, as well as RYCO, and is implementing diverse activities along three main outputs:

Output 1: Capacities of schools to access and use RYCOs resources to undertake intercultural dialogue in the WB6 will be strengthened. The project contributes towards enhancing the regional cooperation among youth institutions (mainly schools) and increase the introduction and use of topics on intercultural learning such as peace building and conflict resolution. The project enables sharing the best practices on inclusive education and peacebuilding transformative pedagogies, facilitates school exchanges and increase the capacities of schools to embrace the above principles.

Output 2: Capacities of youth groups and grassroots organizations to access and use RYCOs resources to engage in peacebuilding and social cohesion activities in the WB6 will be strengthened. RYCO is supported to increase its reach out to grassroots organizations and youth in the region, and to ensure that young people with fewest opportunities have access and participate in reconciliation processes and benefit from opportunities provided by RYCO. Empowerment of young girls are having a special focus in the activities under this component.  The project is enhancing the important role that young women should adopt in the peacebuilding process including empowering young girls to equally participate in peace building and become decision makers and actors in all areas. The project activities also sensitize young male actors in accepting girls as equal partners in peacekeeping and peacebuilding processes. Mainstreaming gender in trainings conducted by the project have included among other topics, codes of conduct and response to gender-based violence. Promoting tolerance and understanding within and out of marginalized groups through communication channels are helping to address the conflict-related issues that these groups face as a result of the tensions in society, which add up to their unfavorable discriminatory situation. It is also contributing to increasing tolerance towards groups/ethnicities seen as different further away, and thereby, contribute to peace and reconciliation.

Output 3: RYCOs capacities to enhance sustainable regional cooperation, peacebuilding and reconciliation amongst youth, through its small grants’ facility will be strengthened. Being a new institution and operating in a volatile environment, RYCO is being supported to strengthen its internal capacities and systems and be enabled to achieve its mission. Considering that one of RYCO’s main tools to achieve its mission is through financial support to regional projects and initiatives, its grant facility system is being upgraded and strengthened through a tailor-made approach. RYCO is being equipped with effective tools to Monitoring and Evaluation, making it possible for it to measure the impact of its interventions. Finally, RYCO is being supported with an increase of human resources, especially in view of its Monitoring and Evaluation of activities designed to achieve its mission in the WB6 region.

Output 4: Opportunities for youth from diverse backgrounds to identify common peace and security priorities and enter in constructive dialogue with their peers across divides will be created, confidence in and dialogue with decision-makers will be enhanced, and youth capacities to become actors for change will be strengthened. Under this heading, the project is conducting a youth-led action research and is making available regionally comparable, youth-focused conflict analysis and evidence base on youth perceptions on sustaining peace. The project is providing trainings for youth on peacebuilding, leadership and advocacy and national and regional policy consultations. Moreover, RYCO, PBF projects and other peacebuilding actors’ evidence-base to engage young women and young men from diverse backgrounds to advocate for peace and social cohesion and participate in policy dialogues are aimed to be enhanced.

 

*For the UN, all references to Kosovo shall be understood in the context of Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).?

For RYCO, this designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with Security Council Resolution 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

 

Duties and Responsibilities
 Purpose and Scope of the assignment
The general objective of the assignment is to contribute to the conduct a final evaluation of the project outcome in terms of its Relevance, Impact, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Sustainability and Gender perspective and against the project-level theory of change.  To that, a team of experts will be composed, consisting on one international lead evaluation consultant and six national evaluation consultants, selected across the WB6 region, including Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia and Bosnia and Hercegovina.

Below are listed the key Evaluation Questions, to guide the evaluation, based on the OECD-DAC evaluation criteria. The list of questions is not exhaustive and therefore the team of experts under the supervision and guidance of the lead international expert, are expected to adjust the list and submit it as part of the Inception Report. The final list of questions and the evaluation methodology will be discussed and be agreed with the UN project team and UNPBF.

Evaluation criteria Key suggested questions RELEVANCE
  • To what extent the project was designed, to respond to the conflict analysis made at the project design phase and (if relevant) to the changing context in the WB6?
  • To what extent the project contributed to the improvement of regional issues around peacebuilding, social cohesion and reconciliation?
  • To what extent did the project respond to the emerging key needs of partners and beneficiaries, with a view to promoting peacebuilding, reconciliation and social cohesion processes in the WB6 region?
  • Did the project’s theory of change clearly articulate assumptions about why the project approach is expected to produce the desired change for the advancement of peacebuilding, reconciliation and social cohesion processes in the WB6 region?
  • Have any changes been made to the project’s design during the implementation? If yes, did they lead to significant design improvements?
  • To what extent did the pandemic affect the relevance of the project to the beneficiaries? Did the modifications made to implementation in pandemic circumstances influence the relevance of the project to the beneficiaries?
EFFICIENCY
  • To what extent did the project achieve the results in its proposed timeline?
  • Have all implementing partners used human resources provisioned for this project to their maximum efficiency?
  • How well did the project collect and use data to monitor results? How timely was data collection?
  • How the covid-19 restrictions and protective measures affected the efficiency of the implementation?
  • Overall, did the project’s  management arrangements and implementation strategy provide value for money? Have resources been used efficiently?

Are there any duplication of efforts? Were coordination, management and financing arrangements clearly defined? EFFECTIVENESS

  • To what extent did the project achieve its intended objectives?
  • How effective was the cooperation among supporting and implementing partners?
  • What challenges arose during implementation, and how did the Project Team respond to these challenges?
  • How effective and clear the project's targeting strategy was in terms of geographic and beneficiary targeting?
  • To what extent did the project complement work with different agencies, have a strategic coherence of approach?
  • How novel or innovative was the project approach? Can lessons be drawn to inform similar approaches elsewhere?
  • With the view to covid-19 circumstances, to what extent the online activities conducted to respect the social distance, were effective, versus the classical face to face ones?
  • What could be lessons learned from the implementation in the new pandemic reality?
  • What good practices or successful experiences or transferable examples have been identified?
SUSTAINABILITY / OWNERSHIP
  • To what extent the achieved results are likely to sustain over time? What are the factors that enable or impede the sustainability of the results?
  • How strong the commitment of the beneficiaries and stakeholders is to sustaining the results of the project?
  • What, if any, catalytic effects did the project have (financial and non-financial)?
  • Have the ownership of actions been transferred to the targeted project audience, including but not limited to youth engaged and RYCO grantees?
  • Do beneficiaries have the capacity to take over the results of the project, to  maintain them  and can they use the learning from the project in their future initiatives?
  • How has the project strengthened the capacity of project stakeholders to recognise and respond to adolescents/youth needs, with the focus to those hard to reach?
IMPACT
  • Has the initiative established and consolidated a “habit” of cooperation, providing empirical challenge to divisive narrative among youth?
  • What has been the positive and negative, intended and unintended, long-term effects of this project?
  • To what extent did the project empower youth from different communities and backgrounds to overcome divisive narratives and jointly build a shared future in the WB6 region? What were the limitations and barriers faced in this regard, especially in the pandemic circumstances? How the pandemic contributed (both positively and negatively) to achieve such aim? What could the project team learn from this experience, in order to make use of it in the future?
  • To what extent the project contributed to achieve structural, institutional and/or societal level change to beneficiaries and partners (with a special focus to RYCO as an institution)?
  • How and to what extent the presence and contribution of UN made a difference in the positioning, prestige and effectiveness of RYCO as an institution?
  • To what extent the project contributed to strengthening RYCO grant schema, especially knowing that new rules for grantees were introduced in RYCO’s second open call for proposals?
  • What could be the strengths and weaknesses of this project’s approach in relation to other similar initiatives in the WB6 region? What are the synergies created between these initiatives? What added value does the RYCO project bring/contribute to the mix of many other peacebuilding projects in the region or wider? What worked well? Was there room for improvement? What were the factors influencing the positive and challenges of implementation?  In the not-so-positive aspects of implementation, could other approaches be explored to minimise risks and boost the results?
GENDER
  • To what extent were gender considerations mainstreamed throughout the project? Was gender mainstreaming underpinned by appropriate budget allocations specific to Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (GEWE)?
  • To what extent did the project support the engagement of young women and girls in peacebuilding, reconciliation and social cohesion processes in the WB6 region and contributed to address the gender disparities and inequities?
  • How has the pandemic affected or hindered the participation and contribution of young women and girls in this project in general and in providing their contribution to peacebuilding, reconciliation and social cohesion processes in the WB6 region?

 

 

The evaluation shall document the learning and positive examples and provide recommendations to enable the UN implementing agencies (UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF), the project implementing partner RYCO, the UNPBF and other stakeholders to draw on positive lessons and models/examples, for future similar interventions. The evaluation will also highlight areas where the project performed less effectively than anticipated, the rationale behind that, and the related recommendations to be considered in similar future interventions.
Given the regional character of the project, the evaluation methodology shall be equally applicable across the WB6, including Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Hercegovina and Serbia. The evaluation shall document learning, positive examples and provide recommendations that reflect the regional perspective of the project, but it shall consider that the learning, positive examples and challenges could be also country specific. Therefore, the evaluation shall provide, wherever relevant, the country specific recommendations, alongside the general recommendations that are relevant to the regional character of the project.
The evaluation should provide an overview of key peacebuilding recommendations that are appropriately tailored to specific actors. They should be articulated clearly so that they can be used for any future programming needs.
The national evaluation expert, will act as the member of the evaluation team, consisting of the international lead evaluation expert and six national evaluation experts selected across WB6 region, including Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Hercegovina and Serbia. National evaluation experts will work under the guidance and will support the lead international evaluation expert in all evaluation stages. Each national evaluation expert will support the lead international evaluation expert, primarily with the evaluation aspects/activities that relate to his/her country of residence and whenever needed, provide his/her feedback and input to the team of evaluators for regional dimension of the project evaluation.
Under the guidance of the lead international evaluation expert, who will be closely consulting with the UN project team, UNPBF and RYCO, the national evaluation expert in Kosovo, will be responsible to:

  1. Contribute in developing the methodological approach of the evaluation and the workplan including realistic timelines. The evaluation methodology evaluation questions and questionaries for different interviews, shall be refined based in the indicative list of questions listed above;
  2. Contribute to developing the inception report, which will be submitted by the lead international evaluation expert. The inception report shall be reviewed, commented and approved by UN project team and UNPBF before starting with collection of information from stakeholders;
  3. Collect the information, from project stakeholders and beneficiaries in Kosovo, which include but are not limited to the:
  • Representatives of the UN implementing agencies in Kosovo, involved in the project implementation (UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP);
  • RYCO project staff in HO and in LBO in Kosovo,
  • Representatives of high schools in Kosovo benefiting from this project,
  • CSOs and youth groups engaged from UNDP and UNFPA in the project activities in Kosovo,
  • A sample of RYCO’ grant beneficiaries (GB) in Kosovo. The sample will be selected in cooperation with the lead international evaluation expert and shall be representative for Kosovo’RYCO grant beneficiaries. The lead international evaluation consultant will be provided with the list of RYCO’ GBs in order to select a representative sample for each of the WB territories, including Kosovo, in cooperation with the national evaluation experts;

Key stakeholders, those involved in the implementation, project beneficiaries should be involved in the evaluation process.

Under the guidance of the lead international evaluation expert, support the analyses of the information collected. These analyses shall be conducted for each output and for the overall project;
Contribute to the development of the preliminary findings and support the lead international evaluation expert to present the findings to UNPBF, UN project team and RYCO in order to receive their feedback;
Contribute to the preparation of the draft report and the final report, which will be submitted to UN project team and UNPBF by the lead international evaluation expert.

In addition, the team of national evaluation experts, under the guidance of the lead international evaluation expert, shall also consider the below points:

  • The responses to the indicative questions listed above should be followed by specific short- and long-term recommendations in the draft and final evaluation report. Recommendations shall take into account that not only implementation was affected by the pandemic, but also the fact that pandemic may be an influencing factor in the forthcoming 1-2 years, when other similar initiatives might be implemented;
  • Adopt and employ the appropriate tools and practices, in order to overcome limitations for primary data collection within a COVID-19 context;
  • The principle of do-no-harm to the actors and beneficiaries involved in evaluation shall be considered, especially in the COVID-19 context.

The national evaluation expert in Kosovo will work under the direct supervision and guidance of the Lead International Evaluation Expert. The latter is responsible to consult and receive guidance from UNPBF, UN project team and project implementing partner, RYCO. The UN project team will provide administrative and logistical support as needed.

Methodology and Approach
The evaluation shall include the following stages:

Conducting the Desk Review Phase; - A file with all documents relevant for the desk review will be provided upon signature of the contract to the lead international evaluation consultant and the national evaluation consultants.  The desk review tasks will be distributed to national consultants from the lead international consultant, in order to enable the evaluation team to conduct a comprehensive desk review of relevant project-related documents, and embrace the respective country perspective and the regional perspective of work conducted in the project, as well as the context in which the project was implemented.

Support the lead international evaluation expert and contribute in conceptualisation of the methodological approach of the evaluation: - under the guidance of the lead international evaluation expert, the national consultant may employ any relevant and appropriate quantitative or qualitative methods deemed appropriate to conduct the project final evaluation. Methods should include desk review of documents; interviews with stakeholders, partners, and beneficiaries; (virtual) field visits; use of questionnaires or surveys, etc. However, a combination of primary and secondary, as well as qualitative and quantitative data should be used. The lead international evaluation expert is responsible to coordinate the work with national consultants and to task them in getting inputs from national key stakeholders, if necessary and relevant. Through the guidance of the lead international evaluation consultant, the national consultants will support in revising the methodological approach as per the feedback provided by UN project team, UNPBF and RYCO.

Contribute and support the lead international consultant to draft the inception report. The inception report shall include the list of interview questions and interviewees to be conducted. It also shall include:

  • Overall approach and methodology
  • Key lines of inquiry and interview protocol
  • Data collection tools and mechanisms
  • Proposed list of interviewees
  • A work plan and timelines to be agreed with the UN project team.

The Inception Report should be conflict-sensitive and include a list of key risks, limitations and risk management strategies for the evaluation, particularly under the constraints presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The inception report should make clear how it will reach project beneficiaries and involved actors in the WB6 region.
The responsibility to submit the inception report remains with the lead international evaluation expert and to receive feedback and clearance from UN project team (UNDP, UNFPA and UNICEF) and UNPBF. RYCO will also be consulted, before UN team will clear the list of questions and interviews. Coordination with RYCO will be cared by UNDP. Comments provided for the inception report, will be worked through by the evaluation team, under the guidance of the lead international evaluation expert.

Data collection phase shall commence after the inception report is approved by the UN project team and UNPBF.

Under the guidance of the lead national evaluation expert and in coordination with the UN project team, conduct the Field Visits in Kosovo (virtual format or wherever covid-19 restriction measures allow, face to face); - a detailed list of stakeholders and their contacts will be provided to evaluation team upon signature of the contracts. The number of field visits in Kosovo and the methodology for their conduction will be tasked to the national consultant, by the international evaluation expert in consultation with UN project team. The schedule for interviews in Kosovo shall be prepared with the international lead evaluator and will be submitted to UN project team for feedback. UN project team will provide the relevant contacts and, wherever necessary will facilitate the organisation of meetings and interviews. The list of stakeholders in Kosovo includes, but is not limited to, the UN project team, RYCO team in HO and LBO in Kosovo, representatives of youth networks involved in the project that are located in Kosovo, representatives of RYCO grant beneficiaries in Kosovo, representatives of Kosovo high schools’ beneficiary in this project. The lead international evaluation expert will to participate in those meetings and interviews which will be run in English and in virtual mode, while national evaluator is expected to run the meetings and interviews in local language/s, whenever stakeholders are not proficient in English language and face to face wherever the covid-19 restriction measures allow for this modality. National evaluator will feed the lead evaluator afterwards, with information from the meetings/interviews which will be run in local language/s, following the form and template agreed with the lead evaluator.
Once the field visits are completed, the lead evaluation expert, with inputs from his/her team of national evaluators, will develop and present the preliminary findings of the evaluation to UN project team, UNPBF and RYCO. The national evaluation expert in Kosovo is expected to support the lead evaluation expert in preparing and presenting the preliminary findings of the evaluation to UN project team, UNPBF and RYCO.

1st Draft Report; - contribute to the development of the first draft evaluation report. The responsibility for the submission of the draft evaluation report to UN project team, and UNPBF remains with the lead international evaluation expert.  UN project team, and UNPBF will provide their feedback to the evaluation team through the international lead evaluation expert. The draft evaluation report must include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Title and opening pages;
  • Table of contents;
  • List of acronyms and abbreviations;
  • Executive summary;
  • Introduction;
  • Description of the intervention;
  • Evaluation scope and objectives;
  • Evaluation methodology;
  • Data analysis;
  • Findings and conclusions;
  • Recommendations;
  • Report annexes.

Final report - Based on the draft report and the comments provided by UNDP-UNFPA-UNICEF, UNPBF and RYCO, the national evaluation expert will support the lead international evaluation expert and contribute to the production of the final report. The final report provides the complete content of the report as per the main outline proposed above. The final report must be approved by both the Project Coordinator (in consultation with UN project team) and the UNPBF.

Considering COVID-19 pandemic challenges and constraints, especially when field missions are restricted, the evaluation team is expected to utilise remote data collection methods and ensure that a robust and utilization-focused methodology is implemented.

The suggested methodology should be compatible with the OECD DAC evaluation criteria and UNDG Guidance (http://www.oecd.org/dac/conflict-fragility-resilience/publications/4312151e.pdf)

The final evaluation will be conducted in accordance with the principles outlined in the UNEG 'Ethical Guidelines for Evaluation.’ The International Consultant must address any critical issues in the design and implementation of the evaluation, including evaluation ethics and procedures to safeguard the rights and confidentiality of information providers; for example: measures to ensure compliance with legal codes governing areas such as provisions to collect and report data, particularly permissions needed to interview or obtain information about children and young people; provisions to store and maintain the security of collected information; and protocols to ensure anonymity and confidentiality.

Deliverables and timeline 
Specific tasks include the following with the timelines indicated:
Deliverable 1: Inception report (4 working days) – submitted by the lead international evaluator with collective input of the national evaluators, is approved by the UN project team and UNPBF, including the evaluation Methodology, based on the Desk Review of relevant project documents (by 30 April 2021);
Deliverable 2: (8 working days) data collection in Kosovo is completed and support is provided to the lead international evaluation expert for the preparation and presentation of the preliminary evaluation findings to the UN project team and UNPBF (by 20 May 2021);
Deliverable 3: 1st Draft Evaluation Report (4 working days) – submitted by the lead international evaluator with collective input of the national evaluators, is approved by the UN project team and UNPBF (by 15 June 2021);
Deliverable 4: Final Evaluation Report (4 working days) – submitted by the lead international evaluator with collective input of the national evaluators, and by incorporating the feedback provided by UN project team, RYCO and UNPBF, is approved by the UN project team and UNPBF (by 30 June 2021).

Evaluation of Applicants 
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.

The shortlist will consist of candidates whose offers have been evaluated and determined as:
a) Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical (P11 desk reviews) and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation. Interviews with the shortlisted candidates may be considered, before taking a final decision for the candidate who will be granted the contract.

Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation: 
Criteria A - (Relevant experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of peacebuilding interventions in Kosovo or in WB6 and experience in conducting remote evaluations) – max of 10 points
Criteria B - (Experience with mixed research methods and participatory evaluation approaches) – max of 10 points
Criteria C - (Experience with social cohesion, youth agenda, peacebuilding and conflict prevention work, in Kosovo context or in WB6) – max of 10 points.
Criteria D – (Quality of the technical proposal, describing the methodological approach for the assignment and the understanding of the peacebuilding, social cohesion and reconciliation issues in Kosovo context. Please include also similar examples of previous works and reference letters from previous contractors, to demonstrate the success of the similar assignments undertaken in the past) – max of 35 points
Criteria E- (Language proficiency) – max of 5 points
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation 

Required Presentation of Offer: 

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position. Please paste the letter into the "Resume and Motivation" section of the electronic application.
  • Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability-please fill in the attached form. Download Here (kindly use FireFox Browser)
  • Filled P11 form including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees, please upload the P11 instead of your CV. Download Here (kindly use FireFox Browser)
  • Financial Proposal in USD*- specifying a total lump sum in USD for the tasks specified in this announcement. The attached template may be used - Download Here (kindly use FireFox Browser). Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant during the contract period (e.g. fee and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services). Travel costs to and from duty station must be included in the financial proposal.
  • Copy of Diplomas and copy of National ID or Passport.

Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.

Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org

General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://on.undp.org/t7fJs.

 

Competencies
Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment;

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in team;
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities;
  • Strong organisational, coordination and time management skills;
  • Ability to organise tasks independently and assume responsibility;
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback;
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines;
  • Ability to adapt solutions and proposals to specificities of client organizations.

 

Required Skills and Experience
Education:

  • Master’s degree in social sciences, international development, political sciences or other related qualifications to peacebuilding.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of peacebuilding interventions in Kosovo or in WB6. Experience in conducting remote evaluations is considered an asset.
  • At least 5 years of work experience with mixed research methods and participatory evaluation approaches
  • Experience with social cohesion, youth agenda, peacebuilding and conflict prevention in Kosovo or in WB6 is considered an asset.

Language skills: 

  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in English and local languages is required.

Application Instructions:

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  • Input your information in the appropriate sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation; you can type in, or paste your short Resume into the last box;
  • Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. On the next page, you will be asked to upload your Resume;
  • System will only allow one attachment. All docs (CV; P11; financial offer; list of similar profiles should be included as one attachment).
  • Please make sure to submit all the requested documents/information; otherwise, your application will be considered incomplete.

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