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Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Consultant

Hiring Office:

United Nations Population Fund – Philippines Country Office

Purpose of the Service Contract:

 

The Position:

Under the supervision of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Analyst for overall operational/implementation concerns and for the technical dimension of the analysis. In collaboration with the RH Team in terms of the administrative, contracting and logistical oversight of the consultancy. The M&E Consultant is the primarily responsible to assess the Cash for Health projects in Cebu City, Catanduanes, NCR, Region IV-A and BARMM amid the COVID-19 pandemic and will support the project teams in determining the efficiency and effectiveness of the project interventions designed and implemented through the use of a cost-benefit analysis. The UNFPA would like to evaluate whether the project is economically viable and sustainable through economic and financial analysis. A substantial component of the project is to generate evidence and analyse in greater detail cost-benefit relations, as well as to increasingly elaborate on the lessons learned for potential projects of this nature and scale up at the national level.

 

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Our mission is to deliver a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. In 2019 UNFPA marked its 50th anniversary. Since the International Conference on Population and Development in 1994, UNFPA has been assisting countries with implementing the ICPD Programme of Action to put sexual and reproductive health and rights and population dynamism as the foundation of sustainable development. UNFPA, globally, is promoting commitments to achieving three transformational goals by 2030 - ending preventable maternal deaths, ending unmet need for family planning, and ending gender-based violence and other harmful practices against women and girls including child marriage.

 

In the Philippines, UNFPA started its five-year 8th Country Programme for the period 2019- 2023. The 8CP is tightly aligned with the mid- and long-term development goals of the Philippines, as detailed in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 and Ambisyon Natin 2040, as well as the global Agenda 2030 including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

 

Job Purpose:

The M&E Consultant is the Focal Point for the development of the Cost-Benefit Analysis on the Cash for Health projects in key aforementioned sites. In addition, to understand its costs, benefits, direct, indirect and longer-term effects, and document the lessons learned for future replication and/or scale-up.

Scope of work:

(Description of services, activities, or outputs)

  • Provision of statistical, econometric and financial analysis to support the works implemented in Cebu City, Catanduanes, NCR, Region IV-A and BARMM
  • Evaluate the risks, costs and impacts to assist in establishing a defined project implementation analysis
  • Document the different implementation models and approaches adopted under the project and recommend, based on the data and evidence gathered, the most cost- effective approach that will result in maximum benefits to the project
  • Recommend and pilot-test improvements to the project monitoring and evaluation systems to ensure the integration of an economic and financial analysis component
  • Develop and finalize the CBA report for the project

Duration, working schedule, fee basis:

1 April - 31 July 2021 (renewal subject to availability of fund) and shall be paid the fees based on the delivery of the following outputs and corresponding tranches.

 

Delivery dates and how work will be delivered:

The M&E Consultant will be paid in three (3) tranches, as shown below:

  • Submission of an Inception Report that operationalizes the content of the TOR, including methodology, timeline or action plan, and outline of the Cost-Benefit Analysis Report;
  • Submission and presentation of the Accomplishment Report, its status and development to the models implemented in Cebu City, Catanduanes, NCR, Region IV-A and BARMM;
  • Submission and presentation of the first draft of the Cost-Benefit Analysis Report, its results and recommendations to the models implemented in Cebu City, Catanduanes, NCR, Region IV-A and BARMM; and
  • Submission and presentation of the Final version of the Cost-Benefit Analysis Report incorporating the feedback from UNFPA and other partners and stakeholders.

 

Due Date

Key Deliverables

Percentage of Payment of Professional Fee

 

April 8, 2021

Inception Report

30%

May 1, 2021

Accomplishment Report

30%

July 1, 2021

Draft Cost-Benefit Analysis Report (presented and vetted with UNFPA and partners)

 

 

 

 

 

40%

July 31, 2021

Final Cost-Benefit Analysis Report (submitted in hard and electronic copies)

Place where services are to be delivered:

With the COVID-19 pandemic, the Consultant will work remotely from her/his home. Coordination efforts will be done virtually.

Supervisory arrangements:

Under the supervision of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Analyst in collaboration with the RH Team, the Individual Consultant is primarily responsible for coordinating the deliverables in close partnership with the Humanitarian Unit and Population and Development (PD) Unit.

Expected travel:

No additional cost from UNFPA side

Required expertise, qualifications and competencies, including language requirements:

Qualifications and Experience Education:

Advanced degree in health economics or any other relevant field of study with 2 years of experience; OR Bachelor’s degree in the fields mentioned above combined with four (4) years of relevant professional experience working in public health.

 

Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least two years working experience in conducting cost-benefit analysis, and other forms of economic evaluations
  • Work experience on maternal health services, including networking with maternal health providers, is a distinct advantage
  • Previous work experience on Sexual and Reproductive Health is an advantage - this is preferred but not necessary

Languages:

 

Fluency in Filipino, Cebuano and English

 

 

Required Competencies:

 

Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
  • Embracing cultural diversity
  • Embracing change

Competencies:

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact

Functional Competencies:

  • Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise;
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners;
  • Building strategic alliances and partnerships;
  • Adaptation/application of knowledge in different contexts;
  • Job knowledge/technical expertise; and
  • Integration in a multidisciplinary environment.