UN REDD is hiring a consultant to assess and evaluate the current Policy Board mandate, composition, role, responsibilities, governance structure, practices, procedures and accountability, and, considering the evolving landscape, both related to the operations of the Programme, for instance the increasing number of countries, progress in REDD+ implementation, and the fact that the Programme has been operating for three years, along with external developments, including UNFCCC decisions, make recommendations to improve the UN-REDD Programme Policy Board.
- Prepare an inception report comprising an annotated outline of the report, along with a proposed schedule of tasks, activities and deliverables detailing the reviewers’ understanding of what is being reviewed and why, and showing how the objectives will be answered by way of proposed methods, sources of data and data collection procedures.
- Conduct a thorough analysis of relevant documents, existing Policy Board procedures, composition of the Board, and review of governance structures of similar initiatives and other REDD+ initiatives.
- Conduct interviews with Policy Board members and use other applicable data collection instruments.
- Produce a draft report with the findings and recommendations focusing on the specific issues outlined in the review Terms of Reference, including proposed changes to the existing UN-REDD Programme Rules of Procedure and Guidelines and Policy Board Terms of Reference.
- Present draft findings/recommendations at the ninth Policy Board.
- Produce a consolidated final review report, with a set of recommendations and suggestions for improving the Policy Board, including proposed changes to the existing UN-REDD Programme Rules of Procedure and Guidelines and Policy Board Terms of Reference. The recommendations should be clearly derived from the findings of the review, and are expected to be realistic, time-framed and with a clear identification of human and financial resource implications.
Independence from the UN-REDD Policy Board.
Detailed knowledge of the UN system, including fund management, UN joint programming and the policies, procedures and rules of the participating UN agencies.
Demonstrated experience of organisational governance and in evaluation of similar types of decision-making bodies.
Some knowledge of REDD+ and the work of the UN-REDD Programme would be an additional asset.
Advanced degree in relevant social science subject.
Minimum 10 years work experience in relevant areas.
Excellent writing and editing skills.
Attention to detail and respect for timelines.
Permanent/Part Time: Consultant
Application deadline: Closing date 1st of June 2012.
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