Call for Applications: Consultant for independent Terminal Evaluation of the GEF/UNDP MSP project (Deadline: 31 March 2015)

Type of Contract: Individual Contract (Consultant) ; Languages Required: English; Duration: estimated April 2015 – May 2015 (estimated 28 working days); Location: Home based (14 days) + 14 days on mission to: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Montenegro; Deadline for submission: 31 March 2015, by 17.00 hours (CET)

In accordance with UNDP and GEF M&E policies and procedures, all full and medium-sized UNDP support GEF financed projects are required to undergo a terminal evaluation upon completion of implementation. These terms of reference (TOR) set out the expectations for a Terminal Evaluation (TE) of the project “Protection and Sustainable Use of the Dinaric Karst Transboundary Aquifer System” (PIMS #4056, Atlas # 59453).

The Project Document was signed by the Ministry of the Environment Forestry and Water Administration of Albania, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ministry of Regional Development, Forestry and Water management of Croatia and Ministry for Spatial Planning and the Environment of Montenegro May 2010 and it will end on 31 May 2015. 

The essentials of the project to be evaluated are as per the Project Summary Table. Please refer to the full terms of reference available from the right menu.

This Terminal Evaluation (TE) is initiated by the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub as the GEF Implementation Agency and UNESCO as the Executing Agency responsible for this project and it aims to provide managers (at the Ministries of the project countries, UNDP/GEF and project levels, and the GEF Secretariat) with assessment of the extent to which the project has met its overall objectives and outcomes and to help provide lessons learned for future similar projects.

The TE will be conducted according to the guidance, rules and procedures established by UNDP and GEF as reflected in the UNDP Evaluation Guidance for GEF Financed Projects http://web.undp.org/evaluation/documents/guidance/GEF/UNDP-GEF-TE-Guide.pdf

Applications are to be submitted to the following addresses: m.nikolic(at)unesco.org with cc to s.sesum(at)unesco.org and l.bialy(at)unesco.org or by post at the address UNESCO, Zmaja od Bosne BB, UN House, 71.000 Sarajevo.