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World Wide Fund for Nature

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16 days ago

This is a ToR for a brief end-review of the project Clean Ports, Clean Oceans: Improving Port Waste Management in the Philippines.

BACKGROUND

The Clean Ports, Clean Oceans: Improving Port Waste Management in the Philippines project, implemented with the Grieg Group runs from 2020-2023. The funding of NOK 12 000 000 comes from the Grieg Foundation. The funds support tackling plastic pollution in three ports in the Philippines (Batangas, Cagayan de Oro and Manila North Port).

PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE

End-review of Clean Ports, Clean Oceans: Improving Port Waste Management in the Philippines

WWF-Norway has decided to conduct an end review for the project Clean Ports, Clean Oceans: Improving Port Waste Management in the Philippines. The main objective of the review is to provide WWF with an independent assessment of the project and progress towards the set target, an assessment of the lessons learned in the first two years of the project, as well as recommendations for a phase 2.

The specific objectives are:

  • draw key lessons learned from the year 1 and year 2 and provide recommendations vis-à-vis the results framework to improve the performance of the project;
  • assess the current progress, delivery of agreed targets, the situation at national and international levels and provide recommendations for a phase 2 for the project.

SCOPE AND FOCUS

The review will be guided by the OECD DAC criteria for the Evaluation of Development Assistance which provide a normative framework used to determine the merit or worth of an intervention (policy, strategy, programme, project or activity).

To achieve the above objective, the end-review of Clean Ports, Clean Oceans: Improving Port Waste Management in the Philippines will address the following:

  • Assessment of the performance of the project in terms of timeliness, quality, quantity and cost effectiveness of the activities undertaken;
  • Analyse and evaluate reasons for success, particularly potential for scaling and replication, and shortfall, in project activities and their implementation;
  • Review the likelihood of key stakeholders and partners to sustain the project results after project ends;
  • Assess to what extent the project follows the WWF-Network’s standard for human rights and risks;
  • Provide recommendations regarding a possible phase 2 for the project.

METHODOLOGY AND PROCESS

The methodology used will compare actual progress against targets and will be based on the findings and factual statements identified from review of relevant documents i.e. project proposal, results framework, narrative project description, baseline studies, annual Technical Progress Reports (TPR), quarterly and annual Financial Reports (FR) and other documents and reports reviewed and produced by the project, as well as site visits of the three port sites and interviews and discussions with key stakeholders. Participation of stakeholders in the review should be maintained at all the times, reflecting opinions, expectations and vision about the contribution of the project towards the achievement of its objectives.

OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES

The consultant shall provide WWF-Norway with the following for the end-review of Clean Ports, Clean Oceans: Improving Port Waste Management in the Philippines:

  • A brief inception document highlighting key questions, methodology, timeline and stakeholder engagement plan;
  • A draft review (main text excluding summary and annexe not to exceed 6 pages) as per the report template provided by WWF;
  • A final review (main text excluding summary and annexe not to exceed 6 pages) as per the report template provided by WWF.
  • Presentation of the main findings and recommendations. The presentations should be maximum 1 hour and conducted virtually on Zoom. The presentation should be followed by a Q&A session.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE REVIEWER

Qualifications & Experience include:

  • Degree in social sciences, environmental sciences, waste management or similar.
  • Proficient in project design, monitoring and evaluation and evaluation of projects.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • 5 years of experience in relevant fields.
  • Good knowledge of solid waste management issues, including plastic waste and pollution, in low and middle-income countries.
  • Good knowledge of city-based models to reduce waste and pollution.
  • Computer literate (Microsoft: Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher)
  • Documentable experience from similar reviews or evaluations/assessments, including recommendations for improvement.

IMPLEMENTATION ARRANGEMENTS

The consultant should work towards timely submission of the reports. The consultant will be contracted by WWF-Norway. WWF-Philippines shall arrange all necessary site visits and meetings in the port sites for the consultant according to the TOR. They shall also arrange logistics for the mission including hotel reservation and transportation during the mission.

TIME FRAME AND DURATION

The review will be carried out through a period of 10 days in February-May 2023.

The total duration will be 10 working days with the following breakdown:

  • 2 working days for reading relevant documents upon receipt from WWF and preparing a plan;
  • 3 working days on the field;
  • 5 working days at home base for drafting and finalizing the report after receiving comments from WWF, and for presentation of report and recommendations to WWF Norway and WWF-Philippines

Month in 2023

Deliverable
January
February
March
April

Recruitment of the consultant by WWF-Norway
X

Contract signing and kick-off
X

Desk study
X

Preparation for in-country meetings
X

1st draft report
X

Feedback from WWF-Norway and WWF-Philippines
X

Final report
X

Presentation of the report and recommendations
X

HOW TO APPLY

As an equal employment opportunity employer, WWF does not discriminate based on an applicant’s race, religion, sex, gender, or disability status. To reduce paper use, submissions by mail will not be accepted. Due to the high volume of applications, inquiries via phone cannot be accepted.

Interested candidates should send their application including resume and application letter including proposed methodology, links to previous similar work, and 2-3 references to tender@wwf.no by February 6, 2023.

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