Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mid Term Evaluation for Democratic Empowerment Project (DEP) Jobs in Tanzania



Closing date: Monday, 6 April 2015
MID TERM EVALUATION FOR DEMOCRATIC EMPOWERMENT PROJECT (DEP)
Location : Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA
Application Deadline : 06-Apr-15
Additional Category
Democratic Governance

Type of Contract : Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 26 Working Days
Expected Duration of Assignment : 26 Working Days
Background
Tanzania has held four credible general elections since the reintroduction of multi-party politics in 1992. Citizens and the government are eager to maintain this track record and to further strengthen democratic practice in Tanzania. Looking to the 2015 General Election, the government has undertaken early and comprehensive preparations for the electoral processes.
The United Republic of Tanzania is scheduled to hold a National Referendum on a new Constitution 30 April 2015. The Election Management Bodies (EMBs), (the National Election Commission (NEC) and Zanzibar Electoral Commission (ZEC), and other stakeholders in preparing for these critical events requested the support of UNDP to provide advisory and technical support to the preparation and conduct of the Referendum and the 2015 General Election. In response these requests from EMBs for UN assistance and taking into consideration the recommendations of the UN Needs Assessment Mission (NAM), the Democratic Empowerment Project (DEP) was established to support national efforts.
DEP is a four year (2013-2016) UNDP, UN One Fund and other donor-funded project with the overall aim of contributing to Tanzania's UNDAP's Governance Programme Outcome 7 'key institutions of democracy effectively implement their election and political functions'. UN Women and UNESCO are implementing partners in a One UN Country Team context.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • To assess the relevance, efficiency, performance, and sustainability of the project taking into consideration the project objectives and context of operation;
  • The evaluation will also examine the appropriateness of the form of assistance being provided, with a view to draw lessons and make recommendations for improved implementation of the remaining phase of the project. The evaluation will examine all project activities.
  • The evaluation will also identify challenges that may be facing project implementation and propose recommendations to address them. The find­ings and recommendations from the evaluation will inform the project implementation in the period leading to the 2015 General Elections (likely October 2015).
Competencies
Functional Competencies:
  • Strategic technical and intellectual skills in the substantive area with global dynamic perspectives;
  • Leadership, innovation, facilitation, advocacy and coordination skills;
  • Ability to manage senior national consultant and engage with UNDP and RPP strategic partners;
  • Entrepreneurial abilities and ability to work in an independent manner;
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, with good relationship management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a highly complex organization context;
  • Ability to maintain high standards despite pressing deadlines;
  • Excellent communication (both oral and written) and partnership building skills with people and multi-dimension partners;
  • Excellent writing skills, especially in the preparation of official documents and reports;
  • Good knowledge of Tanzania's environmental and socio-political context.
  • Understanding of gender and social inclusion issues.
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
  • University degree in a related area e.g. political science, international devel­opment.
Experience:
  • Minimum 10 years post-degree work experience;
  • Demonstrated capability as an effective evaluation manager with expe­rience leading and conducting international development evaluation of large development projects in the area of democratic governance especially elections and electoral assistance;
  • Experience with evaluation of least one election support project and familiarity with project implementation in complex multi donor-funded projects.
Language:
  • Fluency in English and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Proposals should be submitted to the following e-mail address not later than 06 April 2015. icprocurement.tz@undp.org
  • Applicants should download the application documents (presented in compresses file) from UNDP Tanzania website; http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=21337
  • Applicants should separate technical and financial proposals;
  • Applications with no financial offer or missing P11 form and CV or the required documents for the technical evaluation will not be considered for evaluation;
  • Applications without submitting a financial offer instead of other format will not be considered due to the ease comparison of the received offers;
  • All necessary information for this post (TOR, Deliverables, Target dates, etc. are presented in the ICPN) therefore applicant must download it from the website as mentioned above;
  • Do not send CV only to the Email account mentioned above without Cover Letter and Methodology (if requested) as it will be considered as incomplete application;
  • The documents are available in PDF (the TOR, ICPN and IC guidelines) download them from (http://www.undp.org/content/tanzania), format: this is the only format available and it will not be provided in other formats;
Each email should be less than 8MB; emails over this size will not be received to the above mentioned account.
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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