Midterm Review Consultant – Governance Specialist

Description

Midterm Review Consultant – Governance Specialist
Procurement Process : RFP - Request for proposal
Office : UNDP Pacific - FIJI
Deadline : 26-Jun-17
Posted on : 12-Jun-17
Development Area : CONSULTANTS
Reference Number : 38448
Link to Atlas Project :
Non-UNDP Project
Documents :
MTR_ Governance Specialist GEF Project_
Overview :

Consultancy Title: Midterm Review Consultant – Governance Specialist

Project Name: Midterm Review of Implementation of Global and Regional Oceanic Fisheries Conventions and Related Instruments in the Pacific Small Island Developing States

Period of assignment: 24 days within 15 weeks period

Duty Station: Home-based and selected duty station

 

Consultancy Proposal should be mailed to C/- UNDP Fiji MCO, Private Mail Bag, Suva, Fiji or sent via email to procurement.fj@undp.org no later than 26th June, 2017 (Fiji Time) clearly stating the title of consultancy applied for. Any proposals received after this date/time will not be accepted. Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated above. UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants. Incomplete, late and joint proposals will not be considered and only offers for which there is further interest will be contacted. Failure to submit your application as stated as per the application submission guide (Procurement Notice) on the above link will be considered incomplete and therefore application will not be considered.

 

 

 

 

BACKGROUND

 

The waters in the Pacific Island region covers an area of around 40 million square km or about 8% of the Earth’s surface and provides around a third of the world’s catches of tuna and related species, and over half of the world’s supplies for canned tuna. The water divides Pacific Island communities across huge distances however it unites them by sustainable dependence on a shared marine environment and shared marine resources.

 

The Pacific water holds the world’s largest stock of tuna and related pelagic species. It also contains globally importance stocks of sharks, billfish and other large pelagic species, whales and other marine mammals and turtles and therefore the sustainable use of the transboundary oceanic fish stocks within the Pacific has become a potential contributor to each Pacific Island country’s sustainable development.

 

The Pacific Island OFMP-II is being implemented to support Pacific SIDS in meeting their obligations to implement and effectively enforce global, regional and sub-regional arrangements for the conservation and management of transboundary oceanic fisheries thereby increasing sustainable benefits derived from these fisheries. The project at a global scale will provide the following environmental benefits such as: creating a multi-state cooperation to reduce threats to international waters; restore and sustain marine ecosystems goods and services, including globally relevant biodiversity; reduce vulnerability to climate variability and climate-related risks.

 

 

To achieve the objective and global environmental benefits identified, the project was designed into three technical components to address at different three levels – regional, sub-regional, and national, plus a component designed to provide for stakeholder’s participation and knowledge management. Through this mechanism, the project will be able to: a) support Pacific SIDS as the major bloc at the WCPFC to adopt regional conservation and management measures; b) support innovative approaches being developed by Pacific SIDS at sub-regional level as they collaborate in fisheries of common interest; and c) assists SIDS to apply measures nationally in their own waters and to their fleets, a major component of the Project and improve understanding and awareness generally of the challenges and opportunities facing Pacific SIDS in oceanic fisheries management. Refer to Annex 1 –Terms of Reference for details.

 

 

SCOPE OF WORK

Scope of work/Expected Output

 

The consultant will produce the following deliverables to UNDP:

 

Project design:

  • Review the problem addressed by the project and the underlying assumptions. Review the effect of any incorrect assumptions or changes to the context to achieving the project results as outlined in the Project Document.
  • Review the relevance of the project strategy and assess whether it provides the most effective route towards expected/intended results. Were lessons from other relevant projects properly incorporated into the project design?
  • Review how the project addresses country priorities. Review country ownership. Was the project concept in line with the national sector development priorities and plans of participating countries?
  • Review decision-making processes: were perspectives of those who would be affected by project decisions, those who could affect the outcomes, and those who could contribute information or other resources to the process, taken into account during project design processes?
  • Review the extent to which relevant gender issues were raised in the project design. Make suggestions for how relevant gender issues can be better incorporated and monitored in the project. See Annex 9 of Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects for further guidelines.

If there are major areas of concern, recommend areas for improvement. Refer to Annex 1 -Terms of Reference for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. REQUIREMENTS FOR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATION

 

Qualifications:

A Master’s degree (MA or MSc. or higher) in natural resource governance, fisheries socio-economic or management or other closely related field

Experience:

  • Work experience in relevant technical areas for at least 7 years
  • Recent experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies.
  • Experience applying SMART indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios
  • Experience working with the GEF or GEF-evaluations
  • Experience working in Asia and the Pacific and has a good understanding of the fisheries sector in the Pacific

Competencies:

  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to gender and climate change adaptation projects and ecosystems management; experience in gender sensitive evaluation and analysis Project evaluation/review experiences
  • Competence in adaptive management, as applied to climate change adaptation projects and ecosystems management;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Demonstrable analytical skills;
  • Project evaluation/review experiences within United Nations system will be considered an asset;

 

 

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is essential

 

 

 

 

 

4. EVALUATION CRITERIA

Evaluation

Cumulative analysis

The proposals will be evaluated using the cumulative analysis method with a split 70% technical and 30% financial scoring. The proposal with the highest cumulative scoring will be awarded the contract. Applications will be evaluated technically and points are attributed based on how well the proposal meets the requirements of the Terms of Reference using the guidelines detailed in the table below:

 

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract may be made to the individual consultant whose offer has 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 and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

* Technical Criteria weighting; 70%

* Financial Criteria weighting; 30%

 

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation. Interviews may be conducted as part of technical assessment for shortlisted proposals.

Criteria

Points

Percentage

Qualification

 

60%

A Master’s degree (MA or MSc. or higher) in natural resource governance, fisheries socio-economic or management or other closely related field

 

10

Experience

 

  • Work experience in relevant technical areas for at least 7 years

 

10

  • Recent experience with result-based management evaluation methodologies.

 

10

 

  • Experience applying SMART indicators and reconstructing or validating baseline scenarios

 

 

10

 

  • Experience working with the GEF or GEF-evaluations

 

10

 

  • Experience working in Asia and the Pacific and has a good understanding of the fisheries sector in the Pacific

 

10

 

Competencies

 

10%

  • Demonstrated understanding of issues related to gender and climate change adaptation projects and ecosystems management; experience in gender sensitive evaluation and analysis Project evaluation/review experiences

 

  • Competence in adaptive management, as applied to climate change adaptation projects and ecosystems management;

 

5

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

Technical Criteria

 

70%

**If necessary interviews shall also be conducted as part of the technical evaluation to ascertain best value for money.

 

 

Financial Criteria – Lowest Price

 

30%

Total

 

100%

 

Amend

 

 

 

 

5. DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING CONSULTANCY PROPOSALS

 

Offerors must send the following documents.

 

  • Signed P11 form including names of at least 2 referees
  • Cover letter setting out:
  • How the proposer meets the qualifications and experience required.

iii) Completed template for confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal

 

Consultant must send a financial proposal based on a Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs.

 

In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources

 

In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.

 

The P11 form and Template for confirmation of interest and Submission of Financial Proposal is available under the procurement section of UNDP Fiji website (www.pacific.undp.org)

 

 


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