- Terms of Reference: Resident M&E Manager
The Department for International Development (DFID) signed a contract with Oxford Policy Management (OPM) on 2nd September 2014 to manage a four-year programme – Climate Proofing Growth and Development (CPGD) in South Asia, which is known as the Action on Climate Today programme. The programme is now in its 3rd year of implementation and works with the governments of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Pakistan to support mainstreaming of climate change concerns into policies, plans, programmes and budgets. The programme also operates at the regional level, facilitating cross learning, and influencing regional communities of practice and agendas related to sectoral mainstreaming of climate change.
The programme is recruiting a resident Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Manager. The M&E Manager will be based at OPM’s office in Delhi, India, and will manage M&E activities for the programme’s 10 implementation sites, liaise between programme management and the 10 team leaders (TLs) at the implementation sites, reporting to the Regional Programme Manager and dotted line reporting to the Lead M&E Advisor for the programme.
This position will be a full-time consultancy on a one-year renewable contract basis until March 2019 (end of the programme).
The key M&E responsibilities of the Manager will be to manage various M&E activities across 10 sites of implementation, as well as at the regional level, serving as a liaison between programme management and the location team leaders (TLs) at the implementation sites. More specifically, the M&E Manager – will be responsible for the following:
- Coordination and provision of key reporting milestones – including monthly, quarterly and annually – amongst the TLs and programme management;
- Review and refine the M&E system as needed based on requests from the donor. The logframe has a range of indicators that require periodic reporting for the donor.
- Gather evidence to substantiate progress on the logframe indicators (incl. qualitative monitoring).
- Design and facilitate monitoring and evaluation methods (quantitative and qualitative) towards impact, outcome and assumption monitoring, including the commissioning of case studies and other pieces of work;
- Generally manage communication amongst the TLs, particularly as a liaison between the TLs and the programme management on reporting requirements or updated planning processes; Provide report revisions and follow up as needed, based on programme management queries and TL feedback;
- Prepare annual and ongoing developmental evaluation activities, including liaising with the donor on third party evaluations;
- Participate in programme-wide learning documentation efforts, especially with respect to M&E related learnings.
- Communicate closely with the lead M&E advisor, on reporting processes, impact monitoring, and other M&E issues as needed.
- Provide strategic advice to the programme management team.
The M&E Manager will have a solid understanding of monitoring and evaluation methods and techniques with demonstrable experience applying these techniques to development-related programming. S/he should have a minimum of 8 years relevant experience. Additionally, the Manager will possess the following:
- A graduate degree in a relevant field
- qualitative and quantitative monitoring of climate change or governance-related projects;
- Excellent qualitative data gathering and facilitation skills, particularly in participatory methods;
- Substantial experience in the use of participatory tools (such as process mapping, stakeholder mapping, scenario mapping) and/or qualitative monitoring
- Familiarity with government policy and planning environment in South Asia is desirable;
- Demonstrable experience working with and managing diverse teams;
- Experience designing and conducting training and capacity building, particularly on M&E systems or frameworks;
- Demonstrable experience with various monitoring and evaluation methods and techniques;
- Preferred: Experience with DFID programmes; experience with DFID Annual Reviews
- Ability to work independently and take initiative;
- Advanced computer literacy, particularly Microsoft Office package;
- Strong written and oral communication;
- Ability to work under deadlines while delivering quality outputs.
For enquiries about the position, please contact:
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To submit an application, please provide a cover letter of no more than 2 pages and a current CV and expected salary to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission deadline: August 21st, 2017.
First round of interviews expected: week of September 4th.
Desired starting date: October 2nd 2017.
 State governments of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Maharashtra and Odisha.
Senior Consultant, Climate Finance / Public Financial Management
Date of notification: 26th April, 2017
Last Date of application: 12th May, 2017
Nature of Contract : Long term full time consultancy on annual renewable basis
ACT (Action on Climate Today) is working to mitigate the effects of climate change in South Asia. The programme is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and managed by Oxford Policy Management. It brings together two existing DFID programmes: the Climate Proofing Growth and Development (CPGD) programme, and the Climate Change Innovation Programme (CCIP).
Responsible to: CPGD Regional Programme Director
• Provide oversight, management and technical inputs to support ongoing OPM projects, particularly in the area of climate finance.
• Contribute to the development of ACT’s intellectual thinking, with a specific focus on climate finance and PFM.
• Manage a complex portfolio of analytical work and research related to climate finance and PFM, by guiding a team of experts and consultants which translates plans and activities into action and results.
• Develop and maintain relationships with a wide range of government actors and in-country partners in order to provide expert advice on national/state level climate finance and public finance issues, and ensure ACT is maximising its relevance and impact.
• Develop and maintain relationships with a network of organisations and individual consultants in the climate finance and PFM fields to support the delivery of projects and programmes.
• Oversee the work of teams and consultants to ensure technical integrity and plan measurement and foster documentation and dissemination of learning and evaluation.
• Support the development and management of a robust strategic framework to guide ACT’s engagement in the PFM/Climate Finance markets globally, which balances evidence, innovation and practicality. In particular, support the development and diversification of the company’s climate finance work.
• Lead prioritisation, resource allocation and project delivery against the framework, in areas of defined responsibility. Support the preparation of tenders for climate finance projects.
• Undertake other duties reasonably required, including participating in programme meetings, and managing relationships with key clients.
Qualifications & experience:
• Advanced academic degree or professional qualification in a relevant discipline.
• Minimum of 10 years work experience in PFM and established reputation in public financial management. Experience / familiarity with climate change and climate finance issues, will be considered an added advantage.
• Demonstrated experience to think strategically and execute exceptionally, translating analysis into winning ideas/proposals, action and advocacy
• Demonstrated ability to conceive and manage complex, large-scale reform programmes. Ability and experience in managing multiple objectives in a dynamic environment.
• Significant leadership experience working with governments, development agencies, organisations and think-tanks at the highest levels.
• Strong interpersonal, negotiating and influencing skills, including at the most senior levels. Experienced team-player who can manage a diverse teams of professionals to create a common vision, conceptualise solutions and then drive effective implementation to deliver impact.
• Excellent communications skills, verbal and written, with a wide range of government, donor, private sector and community stakeholders
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should send their updated CV along with a cover letter to email@example.com with the position mentioned in the subject line. Last date of submission of applications is 12th May, 2017
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview
2. ACT Online Course, request for proposals
Oxford Policy Management (OPM) is a leading international development consultancy that enables strategic decision-makers to design and implement sustainable solutions in low- and middle-income countries.
OPM’s Climate Change and Disaster Risk team delivers a number of projects relating to low carbon growth, adaptation and resilience, and disaster risk, collaborating with public and private sector clients, in Australasia, Asia, Africa and Latin and Central America. These range from multi-country technical assistance programmes, including one in South Asia focusing in part on mainstreaming climate adaptation into planning and budgeting, to independent evaluations and small strategic and analytical research studies on topics that include the political economy of disaster risk to shock responsive social protection systems.
Between 2014 and 2019, OPM manages a UK Aid funded initiative called Action on Climate Today (www.actiononclimate.today). The programme provides technical support to national and subnational governments in four South Asian Countries to mainstream climate change resilience into sectoral policies, programmes, plans and budgets. Its main outcome areas are increased capacity, systems and policy enhancements, knowledge generation, and budgets shaped and finance accessed.
As part of this project’s effort to mainstream climate change adaptation into the planning and budgets in the long run, the Climate Change Financing Framework (CCFF) has been successfully applied in South Asian countries at national and Sub-national levels in India. CCFFs aim to facilitate the integration of climate change (CC) into standard techniques of planning and budgeting, to enable governments to assess the expected adaptation benefits of adaptation spending and prioritise budget resources for climate change ends.
The programme proposes to develop an e-learning platform for those interested in mainstreaming climate change into public budgets and development planning and ultimately improve climate resilience.
The ACT programme will offer this platform, including training sessions on CCFF, to spread a methodology that facilitates the integration of CC into standard techniques of planning and budgeting to enable governments to assess the expected adaptation benefits of adaptation spending and prioritise budget resources.
2 Objective and scope of responsibilities
The ACT programme now wishes to contract an agency to provide technical support to develop the online material for the CCFF. This would include an e-learning platform that has at its core embedded several multi-media learning modules which consist in audio presentations/video lectures, interactive modules, self-correcting exercises.
The development of the portal and the modules in coordination with ACT will take place between June and August while testing of a beta version will take place in September. There may be a trial period of the online course with target audiences in October 2017. It is planned to publicly launch the online course by mid November 2017.
This would include
The agency will be responsible for working with a small team from ACT to further refine the learning and delivery model, identify potential platforms for hosting the content and develop the content based on the technical substance supplied by the ACT team.
The agency will have responsibility for supply the finished learning product to the specifications agreed with the team at the outset of the contract and based on agreed parameters of flexibility and adaptation of the work to be undertaken.
Besides the technical requirements, we look forward to receiving proposals that
The service provider will be expected to follow and demonstrate an understanding of relevant guidelines and best practice relating to data protection, including the DFID digital service standard. Moreover, the service provider will ensure that industry-standard web accessibility standards are adhered to (Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0).
3 Bid structure
Given the nature of this bid with the two-stage design and then agreement on the delivery structure there will be a bidder’s conference call for clarifications or questions from the bidders on May 22th at 10 AM UK time. If interested in participating, please email Jobs@actiononclimate.todayand details on how to participate remotely will be shared.
Questions can be submitted in advance of this meeting which will then be read out and answered by the team. Any written question submitted in advance of the call on May 22thwill be available to all other bidding agencies although they will be presented in an anonymous format.
Deadline to submit the bids is May 29th, 2017. Please send an electronic copy of the technical and financial proposal to Jobs@actiononclimate.today.
We plan to notify parties at the beginning of June about the outcome of the bidding process.
The proposal should be submitted in two parts which separate the technical and financial aspects. Set out below is the expected format of the bid which the agencies should follow although additions to these sections can be included where justified by the bidding agency.
The technical proposal should be set out in the following format.
The financial proposal (Annex 2) should be accompanied by very brief CVs of the proposed team members clearly specifying their number of years of relevant experience. The financial proposal should include the following information.
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