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Consultancy opportunity - Commonwealth Secretariat

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Consultancy opportunity - Commonwealth Secretariat

The Commonwealth Secretariat is seeking a consultant for the development of a results framework and monitoring and evaluation system on the contribution of sport to national development in Jamaica. Deadline: 6 March 2019


The Commonwealth Secretariat has been mandated to assist member countries to enhance the positive contribution that sport can make to sustainable development, health and building peaceful and just societies (Commonwealth Secretariat Strategic Plan 2017/18 - 2020/21).  The Commonwealth’s work in this area focuses on strengthening national and international policies, including their alignment to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and SDGs, building the capacity of national institutions, policy stakeholders and officials and improving monitoring and evaluation of the contribution of sport to non-sport development objectives. To do this the Commonwealth Secretariat delivers targeted technical assistance projects to support policy and strategy development, produces guidelines, toolkits and other technical resources for member countries, and, organises related capacity, training, events and high-level meetings.

About the assignment

The consultant is to provide technical assistance to the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport to design an enhanced M+E system for the National Sport Policy and sport-related elements of the fourth national Medium Term Socio-Economic Policy Framework (MTF) 2019-2022 and Vision 2030 Jamaica. The process and approach to the assignment should result in improved capacity within the country to monitor and evaluate the contribution of sport to national development and the SDGs.

The key deliverables of the assignment are a draft national results framework and M+E system on the contribution of sport to national development; a recommendation report setting on operationalising the system; and, the delivery of associated training workshops to relevant stakeholders in Jamaica. 

The successful consultant will have a post graduate degree in a relevant discipline, expertise in measurement and evaluation of national policy, with at least seven years’ experience in this area. You will also have a sound understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals and implications for the development, measurement and evaluation of public policy.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven ability to design implementable monitoring and evaluation frameworks for public authorities across social and economic policy domains
  • Capability to design and deliver national-level workshops and training on public policy development, implementation and monitoring and evaluation
  • Proven ability to undertake consultation and analysis pertaining to national policy development
  • Proven ability to think laterally and apply innovative thought to policy, design, and to develop practical policy recommendations
  • Strong planning and analytical skills
  • High level written and interpersonal communication

How to apply

Interested consultant/s who meet the assignment criteria are invited to participate by submitting the following:

  1. Overview of proposed approach to the assignment, including:
  • Methodology for each deliverable
  • Proposed scope of each service/activity
  • Total time and personnel commitment for the assignment 
  • Total budget for the assignment

2. Example(s) of previous work that demonstrate capability to complete the assignment;

  • For individuals: a detailed CV outlining their educational qualifications, professional engagements, and a list of other, relevant work undertaken
  • For organisations and institutions: a prospectus outlining their relevant experience and achievements together with the CVs of experts who would work on the assignment

Applications close on Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 17:00 GMT

Please note that you need to be a Commonwealth national to apply.

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