International Consultant to Conduct Impact Analysis, and Design of M&E Framework in Areas of Rule of Law Institutional Support

International Consultant to Conduct Impact Analysis, and Design of M&E Framework in Areas of Rule of Law Institutional Support

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

South Sudan

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Access to Justice Chief Technical Advisor and in coordination with the Access to Justice Project Manager, the consultancy team composed of the International consultant (team Leader) assisted by the National Consultant will perform the following substantive duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepare an inception report, covering the background, objectives, methodological approach, work plan and deliverables for presentation at inception meeting;
  • Develop tools to conduct impact analysis and measure results in rule of law programming;
  • Carry out a gap analysis of the structures, mandate, personnel and funding of rule of law institutions and mechanisms with the view to develop their capacity;
  • Carry out an analysis on the capacity of the rule of law institutions including gender mainstreaming;
  • Develop an M&E system that would measure impact and results over time in areas of rule of law and connected to SDG Goal 16.

The deliverables of the assessment are:

Inception report: The consultant will prepare an inception report which details the consultants’ understanding of the consultancy and how the assessment will be conducted. The report will be presented to the reference group at an inception meeting. This is to ensure that the consultants and the key stakeholders (participant institutions and UNDP) have a shared understanding of the consultancy. The inception report will include the impact analysis design, methodology, sample questions, data sources and collection analysis tool for each data source and the measure by which each question will be evaluated. The report will include the scope of work, plan of action, and time frame. The methodology must include clear instruments and procedures for institutional capacity development based on identified needs and gaps.

Consultations:The results of the analysis will be evidence based and derived mainly from interviews with project beneficiaries, CSOs ad other partners to assess project impact.

Drafting of reports: The consultant will prepare a draft impact analysis report which will be presented at a validation workshop to be attended by UNDP and participating institutions.

The consultant will further develop an M&E system that would measure impact and results over time in areas of rule of law and connected to SDG Goal 16 which will be presented at the workshop.

Validation workshop to present findings/draft report and draft M&E system: The consultant will prepare a draft report which will be presented at a validation workshop to be attended by UNDP and relevant partners. The findings will be subjected to review and comments.

Finalization of impact analysis and design of M&E system: A Final report containing the results of the impact assess study and designed M&E system will be submitted to UNDP in publishable quality.

Methodology:

  • The consultant must describe how they will address/deliver the demands of the ToR; providing a detailed description of the essential performance characteristics, reporting conditions and quality assurance mechanisms that will be put in place, while demonstrating that the proposed methodology will be appropriate to the local conditions and context of the work;
  • Facilitate the active engagement of all participating institutions in the functional assessment and response strategy development process;
  • Adopt a combination of participatory tools and methodologies (e.g. desk research, self-assessment, SWOT, stakeholder analysis, interview with key holders) and group facilitation techniques to promote participation and buy-in;
  • Coordinate the work closely with UNDP throughout the entire assessment process.

Competencies

Core Competencies and values:

  • Demonstrates integrity and fairness by modelling UN values and ethical standards;
  • Demonstrates professional competence and is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results;
  • Display cultural, gender, nationality, religion and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • High sense of relational skills, including cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability, with a demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinary team.

Functional Competencies:

  • Good knowledge and understanding of the UN system, familiarity with UNDP mandate an asset;
  • Knowledge of issues concerning institutional/capacity assessment, organization development, etc;
  • Thorough knowledge of results-based management and strategic planning processes;
  • Excellent facilitation and communication skills;
  • Wide experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection methods and –analysis including surveys, focus group discussions, key informant interviews etc;
  • Ability to deal with multi-stakeholder groups;
  • Ability to write focused assessment reports;
  • Strong interpersonal and managerial skills, ability to work with people from different backgrounds and evidence of delivering good quality assessment and research products in a timely manner.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in law, public administration or related social science fields combined with capacity building work and institutional needs assessment.

Experience:

  • Minimum 10 years of experience in the areas of institutional and capacity needs assessment, monitoring and evaluation or capacity assessment in post-conflict context;
  • Demonstrated managerial competence and experience in organizing, leading and coordinating multi-cultural technical assistance teams at the international level;
  • Extensive experience and knowledge in conducting monitoring and evaluation;
  • Knowledge of gender issues in institutional capacity assessment;
  • Good understanding of key elements of result-based management/programming;
  • Demonstrated capacity for strategic thinking and excellent analytical and writing skills;
  • Initiative, ability to work independently, sound judgment and good interpersonal skills.

Language:

  • Fluency in English with excellent oral, written, communication and reporting skills is required.

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