Red de Seguimiento, Evaluación y Sistematización de América Latina y el Caribe
ECONOMIC COMMISSION FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN (ECLAC)
EVALUATION OF THE DEVELOPMENT ACCOUNT PROJECT ROA 289-9
STRENGTHENING THE TECHNICAL CAPACITY OF PUBLIC FINANCE MANAGERS IN SELECT CARIBBEAN SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATES (SIDS) TO MANAGE THEIR PUBLIC FINANCES
The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) Programme Planning and Operations Division (PPOD) is seeking an independent consultant to work in the final evaluation of the Development Account Project: Strengthening the technical capacity of public finance managers in select Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to manage their public finances.
The project under evaluation is part of the projects approved under this account for the 9th Tranche (2014-2017). It was implemented by the Economic Commission for Latin America and The Caribbean (ECLAC), specifically its Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean, with substantive and technical support from Instituto Latinamericano y del Caribe de Planificacion Economica y Social (ILPES).
The original duration of this project was approximately three and half years (2014 –2017), with activities having started in August 2014.
This evaluation is an end-of-cycle review of a subregional project aimed at strengthening the capacity of the small island developing States of the Caribbean to effectively manage their public expenditure, revenue and debt. This would be achieved through a series of integrated activities aimed at increasing the capacity and skills and upgrading public finance management systems to ensure the achievement of the objective. To this end, the activities conducted under the project will serve to: increase the knowledge and skills of the public finance managers; support member States in the application of improved public finance practices; and improve public finance management systems.
The objective of this evaluation is to review the efficiency, effectiveness, relevance, and sustainability of the project implementation and, more particularly, document the results the project attained in relation to its overall objectives and expected results as defined in the project document.
The project objective was to increase the capacity of policy-makers and public finance managers of selected Caribbean SIDS to apply methods and procedures for better management and forecasting of public expenditure and revenue.
The evaluation will place an important emphasis on identifying lessons learned and good practices that derive from the project’s implementation, sustainability and the potential of replicating them in other countries. The lessons learned and good practices in actual project implementation will in turn be used as tools for the future planning and implementation of ECLAC projects.
In line with the evaluation objective, the scope of the evaluation will cover all the activities implemented by the project. The evaluation will review the benefits gained by the various stakeholders in the region, as well as the sustainability of the project interventions. The evaluation will also review the interaction and coordination modalities used in its implementation within ECLAC, and between/among other co-operating agencies participating in the implementation of the project.
In summary, the elements to be covered in the evaluation include:
The key competencies required by ECLAC for the present assignment include:
· MA in economics, public policy, development studies, business administration, evaluation, or a related science
IV. CONSULTANCY ARRANGEMENTS
The duration of the consultancy will be initially for 16 weeks during the months of January-April. The consultant will be reporting to and be managed by the Programme Planning and Evaluation Unit (PPEU) of the Programme Planning and Operations Division (PPOD) of ECLAC. Coordination and support to the evaluation activities will be provided by the ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean.
V. HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should submit, no later than December 8th 2017, their Personal History Form (PHP) through Inspira using the following link: https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=89636