UCLG ASPAC_Call for Consultant of the LOCALISE SDGs Program Evaluation New 219 views

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United Cities and Local Governments Asia Pacific (UCLG ASPAC) is the largest regional section of UCLG, an amalgamation of International Union of Local Authorities (IULA), United Towns Organization (UTO), and World Association of the Major Metropolises (METROPOLIS). UCLG was established on 1 January 2004 and is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. Following this unification, UCLG ASPAC was established in Taipei on 14 April 2004, as the new entity of IULA ASPAC.

UCLG ASPAC is the key knowledge management hub on local government issues in the Asia-Pacific region. It promotes democratic local government, supports cooperation between cities, local governments and their associations, and facilitates programmes, network and partnerships to develop the capacity of local governments and the associations. Moreover, UCLG ASPAC represents local governments politically within the international community, and with the United Nations and its agencies. It also promotes inclusive societies which safeguard equality, social and economic justice, and sustainable community development. UCLG ASPAC is engaged in all relevant thematic fields for nurturing sustainable development comprising local economic development, climate change, disaster resiliency, culture, strategic planning, decentralization, municipal finance, gender equality, women leadership and empowerment and good governance.

LOCALISE SDGs Project, financially supported by the European Union and implemented by UCLG ASPAC in cooperation with APEKSI, aims to empower Local Authorities (LAs) and Associations of Local Authorities (ALAs) in Indonesia for enhanced governance and more effective development policies and to promote inclusive and sustainable local development through SDGs attainment. LOCALISE SDGs target 30 LAs (16 provinces and 14 municipalities) and 5 ALAs (APEKSI, APKASI, APPSI, ADEKSI, and ADKASI). Further information on LOCALISE SDGs target LAs is available at: https://localisesdgs-indonesia.org/.

With LOCALISE SDGs ending in June 2021, there is a need to conduct a final monitoring and to do the program evaluation to measure the measure the tangible outcomes of the project and capture lesson learned to benefit any future initiatives

Objectives

The evaluation aims to measure the tangible outcomes of the entire actions of LOCALISE SDGs project, with the objectives:

  1. To assess program achievement, to learn and document lesson learned (include difficulties and obstacles encountered, and solutions applied) and success stories from LOCALISE SDGs against the project objectives and expected results;
  2. To produce recommendations for various actors to carry out LOCALISE SDGs project result beyond project period to increase the impact of the action, to replicating good practices, and to improve the quality of any future initiatives in the country, and
  3. To share findings, information, outcomes, and impact of LOCALISE SDGs to stakeholders in Indonesia and to the Asia Pacific level.

Scope of Work/Key Duties

Once selected, the consultant will be required to propose a revised and an adjusted methodology for no more than 2 (two) months’ work period based on the briefing with LOCALISE SDGs Team, with the agreed methodology to be defined jointly by the consultant and LOCALISE SDGs team. The proposed methodology should at least cover:

  1. Types of methodology chosen and the rationale for the choice considering the LOCALISE SDGs objectives and the current pandemic situation.
  2. Data collection strategy: choice of respondents sample, types of actors to be interviewed, and source of data required.
  3. Methods of the data analysis
  4. Planning of field mission (only if required)

The selected consultant will have access to LOCALISE SDGs programme documents, terms of reference, activity reports, any data collected as part of the regular monitoring and evaluation mechanism.

The scope of work for the evaluation would involve remote and/or on-site consultations (depending on COVID restrictions), along with a desk research to review various documents of LOCALISE SDGs and its partner’s: strategies, proposals, reports, publications, IEC materials, evaluation, and other relevant documents.  The consultant may conduct FGDs, interviews, and other appropriate data collection methods with all project partners and/or beneficiaries representatives to identify lesson learned, outcomes, and impact generated from LOCALISE SDGs.

The evaluation shall also include:

  • Final project monitoring and analysis of the whole project monitoring results as input for the evaluation.
  • Interviews with some key UCLG ASPAC staff
  • Semi-structured interviews with the target LAs and ALAs, assisted by LOCALISE SDGs. This could be organised virtually.
  • Key informant interviews with local government officials, target ALAs staff and other SDGs stakeholders that has been involved in LOCALISE SDGs activities.
  • Document lessons learned and develop clear and actionable recommendations for adoption and integration into any similar future SDGs related projects within the region
  • Regular check-in and debrief meetings with LOCALISE SDGs team.

In the absence of available data, the consultant should identify the means and source of verification and recommend the follow up actions to be taken by LOCALISE SDGs team.

Deliverables should be prepared mainly in English, with final report also available in Bahasa Indonesia to ensure accessibility to Indonesian stakeholders. Considering the ongoing pandemic risk, the consultant will need to propose the most effective methodology that can be effectively applied to gain information from the project stakeholders.

Qualifications

Requirements for the consultant (individual or institution):

  • Have a university degree.
  • Demonstrate a solid and diversified experience working in evaluating program with duration of 2-5 years.
  • Demonstrate ability to conduct various evaluation methods, either qualitatively and/or quantitatively.
  • Have a good understanding of and is an experienced practitioner in doing Program Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning.
  • Willing to and agree to follow the project timeline.
  • Good understanding of the SDGs issues, local governments’ role in localizing the SDGs and on SDGs attainment in Indonesia will be a plus.
  • Excellent analytical skills and report writing skills and able to prepare a clear, concise, and good quality report in English and Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Have good facilitation skills

Deliverables

  1. Inception report detailing the agreed methodology.
  2. Draft evaluation report (at least 20 pages), which include the latest status of LOCALISE SDGs project implementation listing the status of SDGs localisation and attainment of LOCALISE SDGs targeted LAs, along with other key findings and recommendations that are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound (SMART).
  3. Presentation of key findings as part of the online learning review for both internal and external project stakeholders.
  4. Results achieved and lesson learned from LOCALISE SDGs implementation are documented.
  5. Final report of project monitoring and evaluation with lessons and recommendations for improvement of future programming (at least 50 pages), that already incorporating any feedback and revision

How to apply

Please send your company profile (for research institution or consulting company) and latest CV outlining your capacity and experience of consultancy services and/or area of works and provide us with your proposed evaluation methodology, sample of evaluation reports that has been conducted, and best price for the services before the deadlines.

Email: recruitment@uclg-aspac.org

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