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Call for Consultants for External Review of Local State-Building Domain

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is seeking consultants or companies to carry out an external review of the Local State-Building domain of its Pakistan programme. The Local State-Building domain consists of SDC’s portfolio of projects in the areas of governance, rule of law, and human rights. The overarching goal of the review is to derive and learn lessons from SDC’s programming in the domain of Local State-Building in Pakistan since the year 2012. The lessons learned from this review will contribute not only to knowledge and best practices shared with partners, but also to horizontal learning within SDC itself.

The review process will be during December and January, with reporting and feedback expected to be completed by 15 March 2019. The team required to carry out the evaluation will include:

  1. Team Leader: Overall responsibility towards SDC; proficiency in Monitoring and Evaluation of development programmes for international donors or multilateral organizations; good knowledge of the political and institutional context of Pakistan; proven experiences in similar assignments in Pakistan and or the region in the governance/human rights domain.
  2. Governance Expert: Responsible for the local governance aspect of the review; solid background and experiences in local governance support projects in Pakistan or the region; excellent knowledge of methodologies analyzing power and political economy of the governance sector. 
  3. Rule of Law and/or Human Rights Expert: Responsible for the human rights and RoL aspect of the review; solid background and experiences in human rights / RoL support projects in Pakistan or the region; excellent knowledge of the Human Rights framework and the local legal framework as well as challenges and issues in the region.

Applicants may be individuals or groups of individuals with a designated team lead or consulting companies. Kindly indicate clearly which consultant role you are applying for and submit complete application via email to fatima.quraishi@eda.admin.ch.

The application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Technical proposal (including work plan)
  • Financial proposal

Deadline: 26 October 2018.

Please see the TORs (PDF, 949.1 kB) for more information.

 

Call for Consultants for External Evaluation of the Water and Energy Security through Microhydels Project in Chitral

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) is seeking consultants/organisations to carry out an external evaluation of the Water and Energy Security through Microhydels Project of the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP). Since 2011, SDC is contributing to the establishment of two Microhydels of 800kW and 500kW capacity respectively, in Pawoor and Raman (Northern Chitral). Findings from this evaluation will help to strengthen the sustainability of the project and for effective knowledge management. The evaluation is expected to start in January 2019 and end in April 2019.

The evaluation team must have a strong background in evaluating similar projects in comparable geographical settings. Specific criteria is listed below:

  1. Team Leader and Programme Manager: overall responsible for this assignment and reporting to SDC; proven track record of leading programmes in water security and clean energy, preferably in Mini and Microhydels in the Hindukush region. The candidate must have strong experience in evaluation of large development programmes, especially in regions vulnerable to climate change and disasters. The candidate must have Masters or PhD in Environmental Governance, Water, Clean Energy, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) or Climate Change. Strong written and spoken English and Urdu skills is a requirement.
  2. Economic Adviser/Economist: responsible for the cost-benefit analysis for future sustainability of the Microhydels and the community-based Power Utility Companies. Masters in Economics and strong analytical skills is a requirement.
  3. Engineer: responsible for the technical appraisal of this project. Strong track record in project implementation and review of similar projects. Strong background in Civil Engineering or Electrical Engineering, with previous experience of evaluating community-based development projects.

Applicants may be individuals or groups of individuals with a designated team lead or consulting companies. Kindly indicate clearly which consultant role you are applying for and submit complete application via email to sana.omar@eda.admin.ch.

The application should include:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitaes
  • Technical proposal (including work plan)
  • Financial proposal

Deadline: 02 November 2018 

Please see the TORs (PDF, 153.9 kB) for more information.

 

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