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United Nations recruiting International Final Evaluation Consultant

Bosnia Herzegovina, 01 March 2016


The purpose of the Final Project Evaluation is to provide an impartial view of the second phase of the Integrated Local Development Project’s (ILDP) relevance, quality performance, management and achievements. For this purpose, an International Final Evaluation Consultant (hereinafter the Consultant) will be engaged.


Specifically, the Final Project Evaluation aims to review and assess the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, lessons learned and sustainability of the ILDP, so as to provide an objective assessment for the Project Board. In addition, the Final Project Evaluation is also expected to identify a concept and recommendations for a possible phasing out stage.

Scope of work

Main evaluation criteria of the Final Project Evaluation

The Final Project Evaluation is to answer the following questions, so as to determine the project’s relevance, performance, results, effectiveness, efficiency, impact, lessons learned, mainstreaming of gender equality principle in the Project’s work and sustainability of achievements:

  • Were the project’s objectives and outputs relevant to the needs of the country?

  • To what extent the project achieved its intended outcomes?

  • Were the project’s actions to achieve the outputs quality, effective and efficient?

  • To what extent has the project managed to encourage policy dialogue on the relevant topic among policy-makers?

  • To what extent has the project approach (intervention strategy) managed to create ownership of the key national stakeholders? Which are, in this regard, challenges to be overcome or potentials to be unlocked?

  • What are the project effects and impact in qualitative, as well as quantitative terms from a broader development and system building perspective?

  • What are the positive or negative, intended or unintended, changes brought about by the project interventions? This may, inter alia, include an overview of the number of beneficiaries benefiting from improved service delivery or income generation streams, number of new jobs created, external funds attracted by local governments, etc. 

  • What is the project setting in terms of the political, social and institutional country context, and what are its potentials to adequately contribute to the process in the future?

  • How effective was the project's interaction with other local level interventions in Bosnia and Herzegovina to trigger synergies maximising development results?

  • Which are the main products and approaches holding the strongest scaling up potential?

  • What are the key lessons learned through the project implementation process?

  • To what extent are the results sustainable? Will the outputs lead to benefits beyond the lifespan of the project? How could project results be further sustainably projected and expanded, towards prospective contribution to local, as well as broader country development?

  • To what extent is gender equality respected and mainstreamed within the project implementation?

  • To what extent are key stakeholders/final beneficiaries satisfied with the project implementation, specifically in terms of the partnership support and what are specific expectations for potential follow-up assistance? Which are the main benefits - in qualitative and quantitative terms – for final project beneficiaries? Assessment of the results’ significance for the main beneficiaries, also enumerating any unintended effects.

  • What are, if relevant, after-project possible priority interventions and general recommendations, which could further ensure sustainability of project’s achievements and contribute to development of local governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina?

The consultancy will take a broad overview of the project area by gathering perceptions, aspirations, feedback and data from relevant partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries for objective analysis and conduct of the evaluation. The evaluation will look to underline the key factors that have either facilitated or impeded project implementation; the appropriateness of skill sets among project participants and the continued need for knowledge transfer and skills to maintain the momentum of activities already set in motion. To this end, the evaluation will examine the overall performance and impact of the project.

Submission Deadline: 6 March 2015

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