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National Consultant to support the e-Governance Center (eGC) in Developing of the Project Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and conducting M&E Training for Government officials

Project name:  Transitional Capacity Support for the Public Administration of Moldova
Period of assignment/services:  12 months

Background

Transitional Capacity Support project was designed upon the request of the Government of Moldova to enhance the capacities of the Moldovan ministries and other national level institutions in order to accelerate the reform processes in the context of Moldova’s EU integration agenda, as described in the Governmental Programme „European Integration: Freedom, Democracy, Welfare”, and other country’s strategic documents as is the „National Development Strategy” and, in the future period „Moldova 2020”. The project seeks to address urgent short-term capacity needs of the public administration at a time when Moldovan central government institutions face serious gaps in terms of capabilities, financial and human resources, while important processes, prompted by the negotiation of the new Association Agreement with the EU and other on-going reforms, require strong and prompt inputs on behalf of Moldovan administration. The Project is coordinated and managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the State Chancellery of Moldova. One way to achieve TCS objectives lies in the hiring of national short or medium-term consultants, to support the implementation of some specific reform tasks. The Moldovan diaspora and the local non-governmental sector, including the private and civil society sectors, are seen as the main source for such consultants.

One of the main goals of the TCS project is the transfer of knowledge from consultants to civil servants. Involvement of officials of the beneficiary institutions in monitoring the consultants will facilitate direct transfer of knowledge and will ensure closer cooperation between officials of the Ministry and the experts engaged. It could also be that the consultants establish and implement processes and procedures that an administrative unit is expected to perform on a regular basis in the future, for capacity building often needs to start by “showing by doing”. 

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is now globally recognized as an essential tool in promoting competitiveness, sustainable development, and overall poverty reduction.  As Moldova approaches lower-middle income status, the country needs to shift from consumption and remittances driven growth model to an economy with increased private savings and investments. The Government of Moldova, recognizing the need to use ICT as a crosscutting enabler of sustainable growth, competitiveness and improved governance and has embarked on a Governance eTransformation journey to improve the management in the public sector. In August 2010 the Moldovan Government created e-Governance Center (eGC) under the State Chancellery to manage the e-Transformation and e-Governance agenda.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The main objective of this assignment is to support the activities of the e-Governance Center (eGC) at the State Chancellery in the area of monitoring and evaluation framework that will strengthen and improve the quality of the project management of e-Transformation and e-Governance Center.

This assignment has four main objectives:

  • Design and implement effective M&E frameworks (besides general frameworks, specific M&E frameworks within projects implemented by the EGC under the E-Transformation umbrella) to measure the progress towards the development objectives and specific projects’ goals.
  • Periodic Progress Reporting, including primary data collection from all relevant sources 0n the progress registered within projects’ implementation, data processing, selection, integration etc.
  • Develop the capacity for results-based management within the e-Governance Center and other institutions involved in the Project in order to enable the selected public institutions to ensure a sustainable and efficient use of various survey apps, progress reporting, performance journaling and other M&E tools in their daily activity, thus contributing to the institutional strengthening of the selected public institutions and improvement of the quality and transparency of the governance act.
  • Coordinate the performance of the Annual National Citizen Survey on Data Collection for some of the core performance indicators for which the World Bank foresaw under the Moldova GeT Project a specific budget line, in order to monitor the E-Government assimilation and perception by the large public/citizen of Moldova.

Qualifications and Skills required

  • University degree in areas such as business, public administration, ICT or other related fields;
  • 3-5 years of extensive experience in the design of monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
  • Knowledge in conducting projects’ economic and social impact assessments;
  • Practical experience in e-government, public policy and other international donors-financed projects;
  • Competencies and specialization in the following areas:
  • Project-level M&E specialization;
  • ICT sector and applications with a specific emphasis on e-government;
  • Public and Economic Policy analysis;
  • Identification and assessment of economic indicators and impact analysis;
  • Interaction with government officials.
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Excellent ability to effectively communicate and write in English language.
  • Computer proficiency, including knowledge of MS Office products (Word, Excel, Power Point).

Application Instructions

Please see the full application procedure by following the link:

http://www.undp.md/employment/2011/251-300/263/index.shtml

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