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National Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Agriculture Services Programme for Innovation, Resilience and Extension (ASPIRE)

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

(CONSULTING SERVICES – INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT SELECTION)

Country of Assignment: Kingdom of Cambodia

Name of Project:           Agriculture Services Programme for Innovation, Resilience and Extension (ASPIRE)

Loan and Grant No:     IFAD Loan No. 2000000744 and ASAP TRUST Grant No. 2000000743

Assignment Title:        National Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

(1 Position Based at MAFF-ASPIRE Secretariat in Phnom Penh)

Reference No.                               ICS-002-2015/MAFF/ASPIRE                                        

1.      The Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) has received a bulk of the financing is provided by IFAD in the form of a loan (USD 26.1 million) and a grant (USD 15 million supported by ASAP). Government funding is estimated at USD 11.4 million. Total programme costs are around USD 52.5 million (excluded contribution from USAID and beneficiaries) over a seven-year implementation period and covering five provinces, 30 districts and 180 communes in the first step.

2.      The selected National Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is to assist ASPIRE Secretariat to prepare and monitor implementation of the ASPIRE Annual Work Plan and Budget and, to prepare quarterly and annual progress reports. He or she will work under the supervision of ASPIRE Secretariat's Support Team Manager and in close consultations with the Management Team at national level and advice to the Provincial Departments of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (PDAFF) in the five pilot provinces.

3.      The National Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist is responsible for the following tasks:                                    

  • The Specialist will study and thoroughly understand the ASPIRE Program Implementation Manual, particularly the sections on preparation of the AWPB and on Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E);
  • The Specialist will familiarize himself / herself with the Program Budget systems and procedures of Ministry of Economy and Finance and the annual cycle of activities for preparation, approval and implementation of the Program Budget;
  • Based on the PIM, the Specialist will develop operational guidelines and key dates for preparation of the Annual Work Plan and Budget (AWPB). The Specialist will conduct a training for all ASPIRE implementing units (including SNEC and NCDD-S) on preparation of the AWPB;
  • The Specialist will monitor and follow up on progress in preparation of the AWPB to ensure that (1) all units are fully informed and understand well the requirements; (2) any issues or questions related to preparation of the AWPB are dealt with promptly and effectively and (3) the implementing units submit their draft and finalized AWPB by the target dates;
  • The Specialist will prepare a consolidated draft AWPB based on the submissions of the implementing units and will submit the consolidated draft to the Programme Manager (Secretariat);
  • The Specialist will review the alignment between targets in the AWPB and the ASPIRE Logframe indicators to ensure that there is a clear and direct linkage between the AWPB targets and the logframe results;
  • The Specialist will ensure that monitoring tools and procedures are in place to monitor implementation of the AWPB and achievement of key targets and results;
  • The Specialist will monitor progress reporting from ASPIRE implementing units and will report to programme management for corrective action if (1) monitoring data is not supplied fully and promptly; or (2) monitoring data shows that progress is substantially delayed as compared with AWPB targets;
  • The Specialist will receive and compile physical progress data and progress against AWPB targets and logframe indicators from ASPIRE implementing units and assist the Secretariat to prepare the quarterly and annual progress reports;
  • The Specialist will works with Firm for Programme Main Impact Assessment Survey and align with requirement/RIMS of IFAD guideline; and
  • The Specialist will carry out related tasks as required by the ASPIRE Programme Director and the Secretariat Support Team Manager.

4.      Interested candidate may observe and obtain the detailed ToR for the assignment from Mr. Nak Rotha, Procurement Officer, ASPIRE Secretariat at the address given below from working hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday–Friday, or via Tel: (855) 88 19 19, E-mail: nakrotha@gmail.com  

5.      The Agriculture Services Programme for Innovation, Resilience and Extension (ASPIRE) of The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, now invites eligible candidate (“Consultants”) to indicate their interest in providing the Services. Interested Candidate should address information demonstrating that they have the required qualifications and relevant experience to perform the Services. The shortlisting criteria are in relation to:

  • The Specialist will have a graduate degree and at least eight years’ professional experience, or a post-graduate degree and at least three years’ professional experience in agriculture development, social science, economics, business management or other relevant field;
  • The Specialist will have substantial experience of working as an adviser to Government; The Specialist will have substantial previous experience in a monitoring and evaluation role in agriculture and / or rural development programs;
  • The Specialist will have a high level of computer literacy including familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • The Specialist will have a good level of spoken and written English;
  • The Specialist will be a Cambodian citizen; and
  • The Specialist must have his / her own computer to perform the daily work.

6.      A Consultant will be selected in accordance with the Individual Consultant Selection-ICS method set out in the IFAD Procurement Handbook version September 2010 in consistency with the procedures set out in the RGC’s SOP for Externally Financed Project in Cambodia Updated Version May 2012.

7.      Further information can be obtained at the address below during office hours from 8:00am to 5:00pm. Expressions of interest must be delivered in a written form to the address below (in person, or by mail) by 24 March 2017.

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

ASPIRE Secretariat

Agriculture Services Programme for Innovation, Resilience and Extension (ASPIRE)

3rd Floor of the Administrative Department

#200, Preah Norodom Bvld, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Attention to Mr. Nak Rotha, Procurement Officer, ASPIRE Secretariat

Phone: (855) 85 88 19 19

E-mail: nakrotha@gmail.com



Posting Date: 23 Feb, 2017
Closing Date: 24 Mar, 2017
Job Type: Full-Time,
Job location: Phnom Penh,
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