The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe, Countering Security Threats and Regional Cooperation Unit (CST-RC) requires a national consultant to evaluate its Extra-budgetary regional project "Integrated Cooperation on Explosive Hazards Programme". The Office seeks to hire an experienced consultant with: (a) in depth understanding of military issues on national and international levels, (b) multilateral and/or regional approaches to national capacity building (e.g. standardised training curricula, train-of-trainers programmes and training institutions /centres of excellences), and (c) developing sustainability strategy of the Regional Explosives Hazards Training Centre of the MOD RT. The interim evaluation findings will be used to (a) analyse the intervention logic (i.e. Logical framework), (b) ascertain and interpret already existing results (outputs, outcomes, impact), (c) work out lessons learnt, and (d) develop recommendations and future strategies to be taken into consideration in the update of the Project proposal document.
The Central Asian states and Afghanistan face shared challenges and concerns regarding Explosive Hazards (EH). Their origin can be found in the past and/or ongoing conflicts; malpractice, abandonment, neglect as well as criminal and terrorist actions. However, the extent of these risks and the corresponding concerns may differ from state to state.
The OSCE participating states in Central Asia have different and in some cases limited capacities, experiences as well as resources (financial, physical, material and human) available to address EH issues. Their needs for the assistance are immediate. This fact calls for finding innovative approaches and synergies on developing integrated technical cooperation in Central Asia in the domain of the EH as proposed in the project.
The OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe has been through its current mandate with the host country encouraged to engage in regional activities that may foster and develop closer intra-regional cooperation. This is in accordance with a number of recommendations from core OSCE bodies to encourage closer international cooperation and engagement. Based on the request from the host country to assist in dealing with its explosive hazards' problem throughout its territory as well as letters of support provided by the states in the region, the OSCE Programme Office in Dushanbe developed and initiated the regional XB project "Integrated Cooperation on Explosive Hazards Programme" (ICExH). The overall goal of the ICExH is to improve the Explosive Hazards (EH) situation in Central Asia including issues related to Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), to include Physical Security and stockpile management and countering Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) and its proliferation, as well as EH Awareness and Reduction in interested OSCE participating States in Central Asia; with the underlying rationale being that shared challenges and concerns regarding Explosive Hazards call for finding innovative approaches and synergies in developing national capacities and exchanging experiences and best practices.
The key objective of the ICExH is to provide targeted capacity development and technical assistance in reducing and responding to EH. The ICExH is also designed to foster dialogue through technical cooperation, with and among individual participating States in Central Asia (CA) with a potential of CA states to contribute to stabilization of Afghanistan by addressing primarily Explosive Hazards related issues as well to exchange technical experience and best practices with Afghan experts.
The key envisaged results of the ICExH are:
The key project activities of the ICExH include:
The Office requires a high-quality interim evaluation of the Phase 2 of the regional XB project "Integrated Cooperation on Explosive Hazards Programme" that will (a) analyse the intervention logic (i.e. Logical framework), (b) ascertain and interpret already existing results (outputs, outcomes, impact), (c) work out lessons learnt, and (d) develop recommendations and future strategies to be taken into consideration in the update of the Project proposal document.
|Tasks and Responsibilities|
Tasks and responsibilities of the national consultant will comprise of the following:
The consultant will work in close co-operation and coordination with the ICExH Project’s Programme Officer and report to Countering Security Threats Officer. The Office will assist the consultant in setting up meeting with relevant local partners.
The consultant is expected to deliver the following papers to the Office:
The interim evaluation report is prepared in English and Russian submitted to the OSCE POID in word format electronically via e-mail.
Duration of assignment:
15 August - 15 September 2020.
|The consultant will be remunerated commensurate with consultant’s experience and qualifications in accordance with OSCE established rates. Applicants should indicate whether they wish to be included in the OSCE Roster of Consultants for similar assignments.|
|How To Apply|
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