UNDP/Switzerland seeking Proposals for Mid-Term Evaluation of the CAFI Fund

Deadline: 21 August 2019

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is inviting applicants to submit an offer to this Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Mid-Term evaluation of the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) Fund.

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Expected Outcomes

  • Sustainable agricultural practices lead to less land conversion and increased food security
  • Sustainable alternatives to current wood energy practices are adopted.
  • Forestry sector institutions have the capacity and the legal framework to promote, monitor and enforce sustainable forest management;
  • Future infrastructure and mining projects minimize their overall footprint
  • Land use planning decisions ensure a balanced representation of sectoral interests and keep forests standing, and better tenure security does not incentivize conversion by individuals or communities.
  • Population growth and migration to forests and forest fronts are slowed down.
  • Better inter-ministerial coordination and governance resulting in permitting and fiscal regime of economic activities that do not push economic actors to forest conversion and illegal activities.

Selection criteria

  • Advanced university degree in international development, Forestry, Environmental Sciences or other relevant social science areas.
  • Extensive evaluation experience, including of large, regional or global programmes and using a Theory of Change approach;
  • Extensive team leadership experience;
  • In-depth knowledge of Forests and Climate Change issues in the Central African region;
  • Knowledge of results-based management orientation and practices;
  • Experience from or knowledge of UN agencies (in particular FAO, UNDP, UN-Habitat, UNOPS, UNCDF), World Bank and bilateral cooperation agencies or banks (JICA, ENABEL, AFD) and any other organization listed here
  • Excellent writing skills in English and working level knowledge of French.
  • Attention to detail and respect for deadlines.
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience, longer professional experience is an advantage, including proven experience in developing countries.

How to Apply

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Applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=57806

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