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Terminal Reviewer - GEF CBIT Ghana project


  • Organization: UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme
  • Location: Nairobi
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Environment
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Climate Change
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Peace and Development
    • Natural Resource Management
  • Closing Date: Closed

Result of Service

Completed terminal review of GEF project:
• “Strengthening Ghana's national capacity for transparency and ambitious climate reporting”, GEFID: 9820

Work Location


Expected duration

7 months

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority. It sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. This consultancy is in UNEP’s Economy Division, Energy and Climate Branch, Climate Change Mitigation Unit, Africa team, and will be home based.

UNEP’s Economy Division works with a portfolio of Global Environment Facility (GEF) medium-size and full-size climate change mitigation projects in Africa. The projects, which are in different stages of development (concept, design, implementation, closure), are executed by different partners (Ministries, NGOs, etc.). The Economy Division, in its role as implementing agency, provides oversight and ensures adherence to GEF guidelines.

The objective of the project was to assist Ghana in strengthening its national system to be able to effectively and regularly plan, implement, track and report on its NDC to respond to the transparency requirements of the Paris Agreement

The project requires a consultant to undertake a Terminal Review of the mentioned project and will report to the Climate Change Mitigation Office, UNEP. The consultancy will be home-based.

(S)He will be responsible for overall management of the Terminal Review, in close consultation with the Task Manager, Africa Office, GEF Climate Change Mitigation Unit and timely delivery of its outputs as described in the overall Terms of Reference of the review. (S)He will lead the Terminal Review design, data collection and analysis, and report-writing.

More specifically:

Undertake the inception phase of the review, including:

1. Conduct project desk review and collate information from the project teams
2. Draft the reconstructed Theory of Change of the project
3. Prepare the Terminal Review framework
4. Develop the desk review and interview protocols
5. Draft the survey protocols
5. Plan the Terminal Review schedule
6. Prepare the inception report for review to be approved by the Climate Change Mitigation Unit

Coordination of the data collection and analysis phase of the Terminal Review, including:

1. Conduct further desk review and in-depth interviews with project implementing and executing
agencies, project partners and stakeholders of the project
2. Information collection, surveys, data analysis
3. Regularly report back to the Climate Change Mitigation Unit on progress.

Coordination of the reporting phase, including:

1. Prepare presentation on preliminary findings
2. Draft Main Terminal Review report ensuring it is consistent with guidelines provide both in substance and style
3. Liaise with the UNEP Climate Change Mitigation Unit on comments received and ensure that
Comments are taken into account during finalization of the Main Terminal Review report and approved
4. Prepare a Response to Comments annex for the main report, listing those comments not accepted and indicating the reason for their rejection.

Managing internal and external relations of the review team, including:

1. Maintain a positive relationship with stakeholders, ensuring that the project review process is as participatory as possible but at the same time maintains its independence.
2. Communicate in a timely manner with the UNEP Climate Change Mitigation Office on any issues requiring its attention and intervention.

The review consultant will be selected and recruited by the UNEP Climate Change Mitigation Office through an individual Special Service Agreement (SSA) consultancy contract.

Qualifications/special skills

• Advanced university degree (i.e. master’s degree or higher) in management, business administration, economics, engineering, energy or other relevant area with five years' experience is required. A first level degree with an additional two years of qualifying experience maybe accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree
• Minimum of 5 years’ experience working on technical aspects of development projects in the environmental / climate change sector in Africa is required;
• Minimum 5 years of experience in the evaluation and monitoring of development projects in developing countries is required;
• Experience in working with national governments in Africa or developing countries is required;


• English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency (both oral and written) in English is required.

No Fee


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