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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The National Resilience Programme (NRP) is a unique partnership between the Bangladesh government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), that provides strategic support to develop national capacity to keep pace with the changing nature of disasters. The programme was designed with financing from the Foreign Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO, UK previously known as DFID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
The NRP’s goal is to sustain the resilience of human and economic development in Bangladesh through inclusive, gender-responsive disaster management and risk-informed development. The objective of the programme will be a substantial increase in resilience to disaster and reduction in disaster risk, loss of lives, livelihoods and health of men, women, girls and boys, and protection of persons, businesses and communities in Bangladesh.
The programme consists of four sub-projects. Each of them being implemented by one Government agency. They are: (1) Department of Disaster Management (DDM) of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief, (2) Department of Women Affairs (DWA) of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, (3) Programming Division, Bangladesh Planning Commission, Ministry of Planning, and (4) Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives.
Each sub-project is partnered with a participating UN organization: the DDM and Programming Division projects with UNDP, the DWA project with UN Women, and the LGED project with UNOPS. The participating UN agencies provide technical advice, quality assurance and where requested by the implementing agencies.
The total duration of the joint programme, NRP is 39 months, of which the initial three months functioned as an inception phase and the following 36 months as the main implementation phase. In revised ProDoc the project extended for additional 9 months up to December 2021. Due to the number of partners involved in the programme, a final three months have been included as a financial closure and reporting phase. According to the Joint Programme Document, the timeline of the NRP is 1 May 2017 – 30 July 2020. The NRP kicked off in late 2018 while the launching ceremony held in November 2018. It has decided by the Joint Programme Steering Committee to revise programme timeline from 1 Jan 2018 to 31 December 2021 to address the delayed start-up and achieving targeted results. For the details of NRP, please visit http://www.nrpbd.org/index.php.
Programme evaluations are often intended to generate empirical knowledge about the interventions in pursuit of given objectives. Through the generation of “evidence” and objective information, evaluations enable programme managers and other stakeholders to make informed decisions and plan strategically. The NRP has taken the initiative to conduct a Joint Programme Evaluation (JPE) through a team of experts. The JPE will have a strategic approach to identify potential guidance that should be taken forward after the NRP in order to build on the National Resilience in Bangladesh.
A National Consultant on DRR and Resilience Expert will be hired to support as one of the JPE team members to conduct the evaluation. A total of 50 working days over three months would be the duration of the whole assignment.
Duties and Responsibilities
The overall objective of the Joint Programme evaluation will be to document the major achievements made so far in the DRM systems at the targeted institutions and communities due to project interventions.
The outcome of the evaluation will be largely used to promote the tested approaches for building national resilience.
The specific objectives are as follows;
Scope of Work
The Joint Programme Evaluation should provide credible, useful, evidence-based information that enables the timely incorporation of its findings, recommendations, and lessons into the decision-making processes of organizations and stakeholders. The focus and methods of JPE would be as below;
Joint Programme Evaluation Team Composition
The evaluation team will constitute of four national level consultants including a Lead Consultant (National Consultant), Gender Specialist (National Consultant), Infrastructure Specialist (National Consultant) and a Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) & Resilience Expert (National Consultant). Lead Consultant and DRR and Resilience Expert will be hired by UNDP while Gender specialist and Infrastructure Specialist will be hired by UN Women and UNOPS respectively.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (DRR & RESILIENCE EXPERT)
The consultant is expected to deliver the below deliverables during the contract period;
The consultant will provide soft copies (Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint) of all the deliverables.
The consultant will consult, take guidance from and provide regular updates to the lead consultant. Besides, overall supervision and guidance will be provided by the Programme Specialist of UNDP Bangladesh. The consultant will work closely with Government, UNDP, UN Women, UNOPS and NRP team.
TIMEFRAME AND DEADLINES
The assignment is for a total of 50 days over a period of four months
Task 01 – Inception Report. - Required 5 days
Task 02 – Draft Data Collection Completion Report. – Required 35 days
Task 03 – Final Data Collection Completion Report. – Required 10 days
The Consultant will prepare and submit documents and produce evidence of tasks mentioned at ‘Timeframe and deadline’. Further work or revision of the documents or activities will be done by the consultant, if it is considered that the document/activity does not meet the UNDP standards, errors of fact, incompleteness or not of an acceptable standard.
UNDP/NRP will provide office space at the project office for desk works and printing facilities. UNDP/NRP will support arranging meetings with stakeholders and field visits. The consultant needs to arrange own computer/laptop in performing this assignment as no laptop/computer will be provided for completing this assignment to the consultants.
Deliverables are linked with the payment schedule
The duty station will be Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The consultant will be required to report on a requirement base on the contract administrator or be present at a certain schedule agreed earlier, including the frequency of reporting.
Fluency in written and spoken both English and Bangla
Required Skills and Experience
Financial Proposal and Payment schedule:
The consultants would be required to submit a financial proposal. The proposal should consist of a lump sum figure for the whole assignment, which will include the daily consultant’s fees and travel expenses.
Payment will be made to the consultant based on the payment schedule and full submission of the deliverables, upon its verification and approval by the contract administrator. Any travel costs outside Dhaka, but within Bangladesh, will be borne by UNDP/NRP.
In general, UNDP/NRP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the consultant wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources. Lodging, meals and transport cost for field visit related to this assignment will be paid by the UNDP/NRP as per UN standard.
Travel and DSA:
No DSA will be paid at the duty station (Dhaka) and field. If unforeseen travel outside the duty station not mentioned in this Terms of Reference is requested by UNDP/NRP, and upon prior agreement/approval, such travel shall be UNDP’s expenses and the individual contractor shall not receive a per-diem. The consultant is required to arrange his/her own travel to and from the duty station, and other meeting locations within and outside Dhaka.
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.
The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant on Cumulative Analysis/evaluation and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum 70% mark in technical evaluation will be considered eligible for financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Financial Evaluation (Total 30 marks)
All technical qualified proposals will be scored out 30 based on the formula provided below.
The maximum points (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal. All other proposals received points according to the following formula:
p = y (µ/z)
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Proposers who shall not submit below mentioned documents will not be considered for further evaluation.
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