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Country
Various
Position
Expert 2: Cat. II (>6 years of experience)
Expected start
31 January 2021
Duration
63 working days
Deadline
31 December 2020
Contact
Aylin Alpagot (aalpagot@proman.lu)

Detailed description Back

The main objectives of this evaluation are to provide the relevant services of the European Union, the interested stakeholders with:

  • An overall independent assessment of the past performance of the PEGASE Direct Financial Support to Recurrent Expenditures of the PA 2018-2019, paying particular attention to its results measured against its expected objectives, and having regard to the related transactions costs; and the reasons underpinning such results;
  • Key lessons learned, conclusions and related recommendations in order to improve current and future PEGASE DFS.

In particular, this evaluation aims at:

  • Assessing to what extent the PEGASE DFS has achieved its expected results, notably through contributing to the implementation of the partner government’s sector strategies (Public Finance Management Sector Strategy 2017-2022, Social Sector Development strategy 2017-2022, National Health Strategy 2017-2022) by providing opportunities for the improvement of national policy processes and policy implementation;
  • The evaluation should also specifically analyse how the PEGASE DFS has contributed (or not) to the main outcomes of the Public Financial Management (PFM) systems, including fiscal discipline, the allocative efficiency of the Government and provisions of public funds for the (basic) service delivery in sectors targeted by PEGASE DF;
  • Paying attention to other aid modalities (basket/common funds, projects), in order to assess the complementarity and synergy (or discrepancy) of these modalities with PEGASE DFS;
  • Assessing the effects of the DFS on the M&E systems in the sectors supported by the programme. DFS should aim to strengthen the monitoring systems in the sectors it supports, in alignment with the existing national level monitoring and evaluation systems and contribute to the improved availability and credibility of data. Availability of the robust progress reports by the government, providing results information against targets set under the strategy, and the use of these reports to facilitate informed policy dialogue between the different stakeholders (CSOs, private sector, Parliament, donors) and evidence-based decision making is one indicator of the capacity of the government in the area of M&E;
  • Assessing the efficiency of the programme, notably having regard to the transaction costs associated to its implementation, but also the fiduciary and political benefits associated to the control system put in place.

Country of the job:

Palestine

Qualifications

Qualifications and skills:

  • Knowledge of Project cycle management and in particular evaluation;
  • Experience in policy reform processes;
  • Experience in development cooperation coordination and policy dialogue, including Result Oriented Frameworks.

General professional experience:

At least 10 years of experience in Budget Support Programmes, Public Finance Management and macro-economic development.

Specific professional experience:

  • Social protection and health sector, including national cash transfer programme and health referral systems;
  • Knowledge and experience of the Rights Based Approach;
  • Experience in gender policy analysis.

Language skills:

  • English: proficient for all (level C1 for the team leader);
  • Arabic: at least one member shall possess a proficient level.

Additional requirements:

  • Education equivalent to a Master’s Degree. In its absence, a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent level with an additional 3 years’ experience required over the minimum 6 years will be accepted;
  • 6 years’ experience in the fields of Economics, Development Studies, Public Administration or another relevant sector.