Ministry of Planning and Investment

Ministry of Planning and Investment

N/A Sithan Sikhottabong

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  • Mid-Term Review National Consultant REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST(CONSULTING SERVICE)Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI) Lao PDR South East Asia Disaster Risk Management Project (IDA 6120-LAAssessment Title: Mid-Term Review National ConsultantThe Government of Lao People’s Democratic Republic (GoL), with financing from the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA), is implementing the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) Southeast Asia Disaster Risk Management (SEADRM) Project with Additional Financing. The Project seeks to reduce the impacts of flooding in target areas and enhance the GoL’s capacity to provide hydro-meteorological services and disaster response. The Project adopts a comprehensive approach to DRM through activities related to urban flood risk management, hydromet modernization and early warning systems, and financial preparedness.As part of World Bank supported development projects, a formal mid-term review is held to assess progress and the need for corrective actions to achieve the development objectives of the Project. This assignment will involve the evaluation of the first phase of the Lao PDR SEADRM Project. In particular, the Mid Term Review (MTR) National Consultant will work alongside an International Consultant (recruited under a separate TOR) to assess the relevance, efficacy and effectiveness of the Project design including its development objectives, progress towards the achievement of these objectives and approach to implementation as specified in the Project Appraisal Document (PAD) as well   as legal agreement(s). The National Consultant is expected to adopt a participatory approach for his/her assessment, ensuring close engagement with key stakeholders and the project beneficiaries.The National Consultant will assist an International Consultant in tasks necessary for the Mid Term Review report. Together, the Consultants will be responsible for producing and submitting the following deliverables: an inception report; a first draft report; and a final report.Qualifications and Experience Required: a) Experience requiredThe National Consultant should have at least a minimum number of 3 years extensive experience in monitoring and evaluation of externally funded projects, preferably from the World Bank with at least two years of experience with participatory planning and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) processes;Proven experience in evaluating climate change adaptation/disaster risk management projects;Proven experience in evaluating community development projects;Evidence of having undertaken similar assessments for projects;Proficiency in Laotian and English. Good communication skills. Team player.b) QualificationsA Minimum of a Masters degree in project management, development, or other degree relevant to project design and implementationThree (3) years of experience in project design and implementation, including those under the World BankExperience in evaluation of developmentUnderstanding of M&E methods and approaches (including quantitative, qualitative and participatory), with particular focus on climate resilience, gender and social inclusion, livelihoods, climate resilient infrastructure, natural resource management, disaster risk management, and governance;Excellent written, oral and analytical communication skillsGood track record of delivering on time and onThe successful consultant will be selected in accordance with the competitive method of individual consultant set out in of the Procurement Regulations, dated July 2016, revised November 2017 and August 2018.Expression of Interest must be delivered no later than 4:00 PM on 27 June 2021 to the address below (in person, or by email, or by fax or by e-mail)Department of Planning, Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI)Attn: Mr. Khounkham Vongkhamsao, Deputy Director of Division, Mrs. Pany vorachit, Deputy Director of Division.Souphanouvong Avenue, Sithan Village, Sikhottabong District,Vientiane Capital, Lao PDRTel & Fax :( +856-20) 216752Email: k.vongkhamsao@gmail.com; vorachithp@yahoo.comCc:poupae.dalouny@gmail.com                                                                                                                                 
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