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CONSULTANCY ANNOUNCEMENT: AADCP II Influence on IAI Work Plan III Adoption and Implementation in CLMV Countries

Purpose

The key purpose of this study is

  • to document and build knowledge on the utilisation of IAI-WP III and its influence to changes in national plans, policies, systems and practices
  • to understand the extent to which AADCP II support has contributed to changes in plans, policies, systems and practices in IAI-WP III’s strategic priorities particularly MSMEs, Food and Agriculture in selected CLMV countries.

The study will primarily be used by AADCP II and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to understand how Australian-funded projects have contributed to change. It will be useful for the Australian Government aid program as a form of accountability to its stakeholders, and determine the effectiveness of AADCP II support in IAI, and in relevant sectors in the IAI-WP III. It will also be useful for determining future Australia/ AADCP II interventions in IAI and NDG. Results of the case study will be shared with ASEAN to contribute to the finalisation and subsequent implementation of the IAI Work Plan IV, which is currently being drafted.

Process and Timeframes

This study will be primarily undertaken through a desktop review of relevant documents and by conducting interview consultations with key informants (preferably via phone/ video conference call) to collect data on the utilisation of IAI-WP III by CLMV government and its influence to policy. The resource persons to be interviewed will be identified through discussion with IAI-WP III national coordinator of each country, focal point of each strategic area, and IAI/NDG division of ASEC.

This study will be jointly managed by AADCP II and the Programme Coordination and Project Management Division (PCPMD) as part of its mandate in overall monitoring of Dialogue Partner support to ASEAN. AADCP II and PCPMD will jointly assure quality of output and activities, as appropriate. Once approved, the output will be provided to IAI&NDG Division and PCPMD for learning and improving future programming and M&E. The study will be conducted tentatively between the months of October and December 2020. A total of 28 working days will be allocated for desk review, development of a review plan, interview with key informants, and preparation of the study report.

Desired Qualifications

The consultant is expected to have these following skills and experience:

  • 5 or more years’ demonstrated experience in conducting evaluations of aid development project/program, preferably at the regional level.
  • Proven excellent evaluation methodology skills, particularly in using case studies to do program/project evaluation.
  • Proven authorship of high quality analytical reports for non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to analyse and synthesise relevant information to the benefit of the organisation.
  • A good understanding of development and social issues in Cambodia and Myanmar, particularly those included in the five Strategic Areas of the IAI-WP III, will be considered an advantage.
  • Familiarity with ASEAN initiatives, particularly the Initiative for ASEAN Integration and Narrowing the Development Gap in ASEAN, is preferable.

How to Apply

Send your application to tender@aadcp2.org highlighting your suitability and potential contribution to the position together with a detailed CV and samples or links of past relevant work.

Please indicate on the subject heading: Consultancy for AADCP II influence on IAI Work Plan III Adoption and Implementation in CLMV countries.

Application documents should reach AADCP II no later than 16 September 2020 at 5pm Jakarta time. The Selection Committee’s decision is final and only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

 

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