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Mid- Term Evaluation of the 1st Call for Proposal of the Energy Facility under the 9th EDF

Country/ Location of the position ACP regions, Western Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and/or Caribbean.
Status/Reference FWC
Agency/Donor EC
Experts 1 Team leader – Senior Expert – 46 days – Maximum 1 person
2 Field phase experts – Senior Experts – 84 days in total (18 for the preparation and 66 days for the field phase) – Maximum 5 experts – Minimum 3 experts.
3 Junior Experts – 100 days – Maximum 2 persons
Duration of project
Commencement of project June 2011 – October 2011
Duration of mission See above
Required language The team must be prepared to work in English and French, and possess excellent drafting skills. Additional knowledge of Portuguese and Spanish would be a strong asset.
Application Deadline 18/5/2011. Recruitment starts immediately upon publication of this vacancy announcement, posts may be filled already before the indicated application deadline.
ToR Please read the ToR here: http://wp.me/p1sHoW-19
Eligible Nationalities All
Observations Only short listed consultants will be replied to.

Please apply only if you fulfill all requirements for the vacant position

All experts must have at least regional experience

Sending us your application is a commitment and we expect you to be available for the mission you are applying for.

 

APPLICATION

CONTACT

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Only short listed consultants will be replied to.

If you wish to submit your candidature, please send us:

1 – Your up dated and position-adjusted CV in EU AID format, in the language of vacancy and as word.doc detailing qualifications, experience in similar assignments

2 – The country, no of position/field (s) you will apply for in the subject line of message

3 – Your daily/monthly fee (EUR) without the living allowances.

4 – Your communication details (Mobil, phone, etc.)

Suggestions: Please make sure, that the experience requested is also shown “Description” section 14 of your CV. As the selections are very strict and paper based, we request you to prepare your CV in the right format and detail all the relevant experience under the Professional experience table as much as possible. There is no problem if your CV is long, the most important is to prepare so that it describes clearly your experiences relevant to the mission. (Your CV has to sell you!)

Restrictions: In case consultants are short listed, they must be able to provide documentary evidence for educational and professional items in their CVs (copies of diplomas, copies of employers’ reference letters, etc.). Documents that are not available in English have to be accompanied by a faithful translation. This is mandatory requirement for Europe Aid tenders.

DESCRIPTION

The Evaluation Team shall possess expertise in the following areas:

1) A proven knowledge and experience in external development co-operation in African and Caribbean states (ACP group) at the levels of policy, programming and implementation with a particular focus on the area of energy, in particular with regard to energy access/access to modern energy services.

2) A good knowledge concerning EC management procedures within EDF rules (including procurement issues and call for proposal procedures).

3) Proven expertise and capacity in conducting evaluations of EU external development co-operation, if possible at a sector level.

4) Expertise and capacity in stakeholders analysis.

5) Expertise and capacity in projects evaluation methods in field situations.

A demonstrated capacity to analyse cross-cutting issues on gender, environment, governance and human rights, would be an asset.

The team must be prepared to work in English and French, and possess excellent drafting skills. Additional knowledge of Portuguese and Spanish would be a strong asset.

6             EVALUATION TEAM

The contractor is required to provide a team composition corresponding to the team profile and experience requested below. The team will be guided by a Team Leader who will be responsible for team management and overall quality control with regard to the technical, financial and linguistic contribution by the experts.

The Evaluation Team shall possess expertise in the following areas:

1) A proven knowledge and experience in external development co-operation in African and Caribbean states (ACP group) at the levels of policy, programming and implementation with a particular focus on the area of energy, in particular with regard to energy access/access to modern energy services.

2) A good knowledge concerning EC management procedures within EDF rules (including procurement issues and call for proposal procedures).

3) Proven expertise and capacity in conducting evaluations of EU external development co-operation, if possible at a sector level.

4) Expertise and capacity in stakeholders analysis.

5) Expertise and capacity in projects evaluation methods in field situations.

A demonstrated capacity to analyse cross-cutting issues on gender, environment, governance and human rights, would be an asset.

The team must be prepared to work in English and French, and possess excellent drafting skills. Additional knowledge of Portuguese and Spanish would be a strong asset.

Team leader – Senior Expert – 46 days – Maximum 1 person

Minimum Requirements:

The Team Leader shall be a senior specialist in the development cooperation in ACP countries. He must have at least 5 years of experience in energy access/access to modern energy services in rural and peri-urban zones of developing countries. He must also cover areas of expertise 2 and 3. Working knowledge of French and English is required. The team leader must also demonstrate previous experience as team leader or team management.

Additional requirement

An expertise on area 4 and 5 would be an asset.

The team leader will be responsible to ensure the outstanding quality of the outputs of the work of the team and will pay a special attention to the quality of the final report drafting.

Field phase experts – Senior Experts – 84 days in total (18 for the preparation and 66 days for the field phase) – Maximum 5 experts – Minimum 3 experts.

Minimum requirements:

For the field phase, 3 to 5 senior experts shall be appointed. Each expert shall be a senior specialist of the field of cooperation. Each expert must have a minimum of 5 years of specific experience on energy access/access to modern energy services in rural and peri-urban zones in developing countries, at the level of programming and implementation.

Each expert must have a very good knowledge of at least one of the following ACP regions of intervention: Western Africa, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, and/or Caribbean.

All together, the experts have to cover the 5 regions. Each expert have to be assigned to one or two regions of intervention (the ones they best know) and speak the main languages of this(ese) region(s).

Additional requirements:

A knowledge of project evaluation methods in field situations and of EC management procedures and evaluation methods would be a strong asset.

Junior Experts – 100 days – Maximum 2 persons

The team leader and the field experts will be assisted for the desk work by junior experts.

Minimum requirements:

The junior experts must cover areas of expertise 1 or/and 3 and speak English and/or French.

The two junior experts together must cover areas of expertise 1 and 3.

The team composition will initially be agreed between the contractor and the EF team but may be subsequently adjusted, if necessary, due to the findings of the desk phase report (including the final selection of countries for the field phase).

Categories are defined as in the Global terms of reference. All experts should have at least a Master Degree relevant to the assignment. If not, a four year additional relevant experience should be added to the number of years of experience requested for each category of expert.

Regarding conflict of interest, experts who have been involved in the implementation, monitoring or evaluation of projects covered by this evaluation, are excluded from this assignment.

A declaration of absence of conflict of interest should be signed by each consultant and annexed to the launch note.

7             TIMING

  • The evaluation will start at the beginning of June 2011 with completion of the Final Report scheduled for end October 2011. The following is the indicative schedule (The dates mentioned in the table may only be changed in view of optimising the evaluation performance, and with the agreement of all concerned):

 

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