Scope of Work and Key Tasks
The MTR team will consist of two independent consultants that will conduct the MTR - one team leader (with experience and exposure to projects and evaluations in other regions globally) and one team expert from China. ?
The MTR team will first conduct a document review of project documents (i.e. PIF, UNDP Initiation Plan, Project Document, ESSP, Project Inception Report, PIRs, Finalized GEF focal area Tracking Tools, Project Appraisal Committee meeting minutes, Financial and Administration guidelines used by Project Team, project operational guidelines, manuals and systems, etc.
provided by the Project Team and Commissioning Unit. Then they will participate in a MTR inception workshop to clarify their understanding of the objectives and methods of the MTR, producing the MTR inception report thereafter.
The MTR mission will then consist of interviews and site visits to three pilots provinces including Yunnan, Hunan and Guangxi involved in the implementation.
The MTR team will assess the following four categories of project progress and produce a draft and final MTR report. See the Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-
Supported, GEF-Financed Projects (), for requirements on ratings. No overall rating is required.
Project Design :
Results Framework / Logframe :
project targets are (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound), and suggest specific amendments / revisions to the targets and indicators as necessary.
2.Progress Towards Results
assign a rating on progress for the project objective and each outcome; make recommendations from the areas marked as not on target to be achieved (red).
3.Project Implementation and Adaptive Management
Using the Guidance For Conducting Midterm Reviews of UNDP-Supported, GEF-Financed Projects; assess the following categories of project progress :
Assess overall risks to sustainability factors of the project in terms of the following four categories :
The MTR consultant / team will include a section in the MTR report setting out the MTR’s evidence-based conclusions , in light of the findings.
Additionally, the MTR consultant / team is expected to make recommendations to the Project Team. Recommendations should be succinct suggestions for critical intervention that are specific, measurable, achievable, and relevant.
A recommendation table should be put in the report’s executive summary. The MTR consultant / team should make no more than 15 recommendations total.
The MTR consultant / team shall prepare and submit :
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
To be sent to the Commissioning Unit and project management. Approximate due date : (August 25, 2018)
Approximate due date : (Sep. 21, 2018)
To be sent to the Commissioning Unit within 1 week of receiving UNDP comments on draft. Approximate due date : (Oct. 30, 2018)
The principal responsibility for managing this MTR resides with the Commissioning Unit. The Commissioning Unit for this project’s MTR is UNDP China.
The Commissioning Unit will contract the consultants and ensure the timely provision of per diems and travel arrangements within the country for the MTR team.
The Project Team will be responsible for liaising with the MTR team to provide all relevant documents, set up stakeholder interviews, and arrange field visits.
Duration of the Work
The total duration of the MTR will be approximately (6 of weeks) starting 1 Aug. 2018, and shall not exceed five months from when the consultant(s) are hired.
The tentative MTR timeframe is as follows :
June 30) : Application closes
July 20) : Selection of MTR Team
Aug. 1-20) : Prep the MTR Team (handover of project documents)
Aug. 21-25) ?5 days : Document review and preparing MTR Inception Report
Aug. 26-30) 1 day : Finalization and Validation of MTR Inception Report- latest start of MTR mission
Sep. 6-21) 15 days : MTR mission : stakeholder meetings, interviews, field visits
Sep. 21) 1 day : Mission wrap-up meeting & presentation of initial findings- earliest end of MTR mission
Sep. 22 Oct. 12) 10 days : Preparing draft report
Oct.? 30) 3 days : Incorporating audit trail on draft report / Finalization of MTR report
Nov. 15) : Preparation & Issue of Management Response
Nov. 30) : Expected date of full MTR completion
The date start of contract is (Aug. 1, 2018).
The consultant’s duty station / location for the contract duration is mainly home based with mission to Beijing and field visit to Yunnan, Guangxi And Hunan Provinces (Detailed agenda will be provided before the mission).
All related travel expenses will be covered and will be reimbursed as per UNDP rules and regulations upon submission of an F-
10 claim form and supporting documents.
Required Skills and Experience
The selection of consultants will be aimed at maximizing the overall team qualities in the following areas :
Consultant Independence :
The consultants cannot have participated in the project preparation, formulation, and / or implementation (including the writing of the Project Document) and should not have a conflict of interest with project’s related activities.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Financial Proposal :