Consultancy | UNDP- Abuja, Nigeria

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Consultancy for the Terminal Evaluation of Democratic Governance Project
UNDP- Abuja
The UNDP Office in Nigeria is commissioning this evaluation under its good governance programme to capture evaluative evidence of the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability, which can be used to strengthen existing programmes and to set the stage for new initiatives.
Objectives and Scope of the Evaluation
The main objective of this evaluation is to assess the achievements of the DGD II project results and to draw lessons that can both improve the sustainability of benefits from this project, and aid in the overall enhancement of UNDP programming.
Specifically, the terminal evaluation will assess:
*.The relevance and strategic positioning of UNDP and other partners’ support to Nigeria on democratic governance;
*.The frameworks and strategies that UNDP has devised for its support on good governance, including partnership strategies, and whether they are well conceived for achieving planned objectives;
*.The progress made towards achieving election outcomes, through this specific project and advisory services, and including contributing factors and constraints;
*.The progress to date and what can be derived in terms of lessons learned for future election and governance support to Nigeria;
*.Make recommendations about design of any future electoral cycle support project based on lessons learned in the project implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities
The evaluation will cover the period from the inception of the project to its envisaged end that is 2012 to July 2015. The terminal evaluation will be conducted during the month of August 2015, with a view to consolidate the gains made while providing strategic direction and inputs to the preparation of similar projects in the future.
Questions guiding the evaluation
Relevance:
*.Was the initial design of the project adequate to properly address the issues envisaged in formulation of the project and provide the best possible support to the INEC?
*.Has it remained relevant?
Effectiveness
*. Are the project outputs appropriate, sufficient, effective and sustainable for the desired outcome?
Output analysis
*.Are the project outputs relevant to the outcome?
*.What are the quantities and qualities of the outputs, and their timeliness? What factors impeded or facilitated the delivery of the outputs?
*.Are the indicators appropriate to link the outputs to the outcome?
*.Has the outputs been delivered as planned?
*.Which aspects of the project have been most effective so far? Which ones are least effective?
*.What key challenges have hampered the delivery of intended outputs?
*.How can the effectiveness of support to the project be strengthened in future projects?
Efficiency:
*.Was UNDP support to the project appropriate to achieving the desired objectives and intended results? If not, what were the key weaknesses?
*.Has there been an economical use of financial and human resources?
*.Were the results delivered in a reasonable proportion to the operational and other costs?
*.Could a different type of intervention lead to similar results at a lower cost? How?
*.Did the monitoring and evaluation systems that UNDP had in place helped ensure that the project was managed efficiently and effectively?
Effectiveness
*.What evidence is there that UNDP support has contributed towards an improvement in national government capacity, including institutional strengthening..
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