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  • Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
  • Location: Bolikhamxay
  • Grade: International Consultant - Internationally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Operations and Administrations
    • Accounting (Audit, Controlling)
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2017-09-15

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Consultant in Developing Assessment Tools for Monitoring and Evaluation in Malaysia Country Programming

Bolikhamxay (Kyrgyzstan)

Background

UNDP in Malaysia is fully engaged in supporting the country’s national priorities and the implementation of national medium and long-term development plans such as the 11th Malaysia Plan (11MP), including other sectoral development policies and strategies.   Country Programme and Action Plan (CPAP) 2016-2020 aims to link strategic policy initiatives with downstream pilot projects so that the work is informed by ground realities and the projects support national development objectives that remain consistent with the national development plans.  UNDP Malaysia aims to assist in strengthening the technical and policy capacities of national institutions, providing critical medium and long term policy inputs, piloting innovative development projects as well as contributing to significant progress in promoting human development in Malaysia.

In line with its position as an upper middle income country, the CO is fully focused on upstream policies in supporting the design of Malaysia’s national development priorities and the implementation of national medium and long-term development plans (10th Malaysia Plan: 2013-2015 and 11th Malaysia Plan: 2016-2020) and sectoral development policies and strategies. In addition, UNDP also strengthens the development of strategic upstream policy initiatives through downstream pilot projects and enabling on the ground realities to inform national policy development with credible and quantifiable evidence base data, analysis, stakeholder feedback and policy options.

In the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) process, Malaysia has committed to engage in systematic follow-up and review at various levels, acknowledging the importance of quality, accessible, timely and reliable disaggregated data, and the need for a robust, voluntary, effective participatory, transparent and integrated follow-up and review framework.  Malaysia participated in the High Level Panel Forum (HLPF) held in New York from the 11-20 July 2016 under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council and announced its commitment to ensure smooth and effective implementation of the 2030 Agenda by formulating a National SDG Roadmap; setting up a high-level committee with membership from government, private sector and civil society to oversee implementation and monitoring of SDGs; and strengthening the data requirement for the SDGs.

The 11MP and future national development plans will be the vehicle through which Malaysia will implement the 2030 Agenda. EPU is currently mapping the outcomes of the 11MP to the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda to ensure effective implementation, follow-up and review for the first five years of the 2030 Agenda.

In view of this, UNDP is looking to develop a monitoring and evaluation methodology that will support the country office programming, towards creating a more robust and innovative outcome and impact evaluation analysis of its projects. This will contribute towards UNDP’s role as advisory support to national stakeholders in the achievements of the Sustainable Development Goals that is in line with the country’s national development plans as outlined above.

Objectives of the Assignment:

To provide technical support in developing a monitoring and evaluation methodological module to build the country office staff capacity in conducting impact evaluation and outcome evaluation at project and programmatic levels, by utilizing innovative methods such as the micronarrative approach.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant is expected to work with the Country Office Monitoring & Evaluation Analyst to provide technical support towards building the capacity of the programme staff in utilizing the micronarrative methodology in the country office’s outcome and impact assessments of its programming.

Deliverables:

  • Technical training in the use of micronarratives for the programme staff of the Malaysian Country Office;
  • Technical support to the country office in adapting micronarrative methodology to existing planned outcome assessments and evaluations;
  • Technical support to the country office in utilising micronarrative methodology for new and upcoming projects’ monitoring and evaluation components.

Institutional Arrangement:

The selected company/firm/organization will report to and work closely with UNDP Malaysia Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst. The ownership of the final output will belong to the UNDP.

Duration of work:

One year beginning from September 2017.

Location of work:

The Malaysia country office in Kuala Lumpur. Travel for training may be budgeted in the proposal.

Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP, and partner organizations;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent knowledge of development issues in monitoring and evaluation;
  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills;
  • Promotes team work and contributes towards building team consensus;
  • Builds positive relationships with clients;
  • Excellent teamwork and leadership skills.

Development and Operational Effectiveness:

  • Ability to analyse and understand policy and development planning process;
  • Ability to apply organisational policies and procedures;
  • Strong analytical skills.

Management and Leadership:

  • Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
  • Supports teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities.

Required Skills and Experience

  • (Team Leader) An advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent) in international development, sociology, development, public policy or related fields. 
  • (Team Leader) PhD or any doctorate qualification will be highly desirable.

Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of working experience in international development or related fields;
  • A proven track record in providing high-quality, development-relevant monitoring and evaluation analysis and policy advice;
  • Experience in Malaysia and/or prior experience in the Asia-Pacific region or in countries of similar level of development is a must;
  • Familiar with the SDG agenda and localisation process is preferred.

Language:

  • Proficient in written and spoken English, and proven ability to produce high-quality written outputs in English;
  • Respect for the principles of the United Nations Charter and the UNDP Statement of Purpose.

How to Apply:

  • Kindly download the Letter of Confirmation of interest and availability, Financial Proposal Template, P11 form and General Terms & Conditions mentioned below;
  • Completed Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability;
  • Personal CV or a P11 Personal History Form, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Read and agree to the General Terms & Conditions;
  • Click the ‘apply’ icon and complete what is required;
  • Brief description of approach to work/technical proposal of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a proposed methodology on how they will approach and complete the assignment; (max 1 page);
  • Financial Proposal (Annex II) that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. The term "all inclusive" implies all cost (professional fees, international travel costs, living allowances etc).
  • If an applicant is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the applicant must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.  
  • For duty travels, the UN’s Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) rates should provide indication of the cost of living in a duty station/destination. 
  • Scan all documents into 1 pdf folder and then upload;
  • For clarification question, please email to procurement.my@undp.org. The clarification question deadline is three (3) days before the closing. When emailing for clarification questions, please put "MyIC/2017/031" as the subject matter;
  • Incomplete applications will be excluded from further consideration;
  • This assignment is open to Malaysian nationals and residents only.

Forms and General terms & conditions to be downloaded:

  • The UN Personal History Form (P11) is available at:http://www.my.undp.org/content/dam/malaysia/docs/Procurement/P11%20for%20SC%20&%20IC.doc?download
  • Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability at http://www.my.undp.org/content/dam/malaysia/docs/Procurement/Letter%20of%20Interest%20_Annex%201.docx?download
  • The Financial Proposal Template at http://www.my.undp.org/content/dam/malaysia/docs/Procurement/MyIC_2017_031%20Financial%20Proposal%20Template.docx?download
  • The General Terms & Conditions for Individual contract is available at:http://www.my.undp.org/content/dam/malaysia/docs/Procurement/General%20Conditions%20of%20Contract%20for%20IC.pdf?download
  • The General Terms & Conditions for Reimbursement Loan Agreement is available at:http://www.my.undp.org/content/dam/malaysia/docs/Procurement/Reimbursable%20Loan%20Agreement%20_%20Terms%20&%20Conditions.pdf?download  

Important Note: 

  • This Consultancy position is only accepted online. Email submission is not valid;
  • Applicant must READ and ACCEPT the General Terms and Conditions; 
  • The system DOES NOT accept multiple document upload. Please scan all the documents and save into one (1) PDF file and upload. 

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:

The award of the contract will be made to the Individual Consultant who has obtained the highest Combined Score and has accepted UNDP’s General Terms and Conditions.  Only those applications which are responsive and compliant will be evaluated. The offers will be evaluated using the “Combined Scoring method” where:

  • The technical proposal including educational background and experience on similar assignments will be weighted a max. of 70%;
  • The price proposal will weigh as 30% of the total scoring.
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.
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