Standards, with a bias towards SQAM infrastructure Expert-Ex post Evaluation of the Capacity Building towards Trade and Private Sector Development


Ex post Evaluation of the Capacity Building towards Trade and Private Sector Development

Standards, with a bias towards SQAM infrastructure Expert :

• General description of the position:

 Evaluation expert focusing on standards and certification and institutional capacitation.

• Expert category: Cat. II (>6 years of experience)

• Qualifications and skills required: A First Degree level of qualification in environmental or industrial chemistry engineering; or their equivalent in a similarly related field i.e. business administration in quality and trade related infrastructure development.


General professional experience:

 At least 6 years relevant working experience and sound expertise in the areas of quality management (i.e. technical regulations, quality infrastructure, national systems of standardisation and accreditation, metrology and market surveillance).

• Specific professional experience:

 Demonstrated experience in project implementation or evaluation methodology under Joint Management operations for the EC or other major donors, and preferably in the areas related to the CBTPSD programme. Good understanding and knowledge of private sector (led) development, policy issues relating to trade and trade reforms, and undertaking institutional and economic analysis in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa.

• Language skills:

 Fluent in written and spoken English. “Languages levels are defined for understanding, speaking and writing skills by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages available at european-language-levels-cefr and shall be demonstrated by certificates or by past relevant experience.”

• Minimum number of working days: 35 days

• Additional information:

 The expert will liaise mainly with officials from the UNDP and UNIDO country offices who should also ensure that the relevant partners within their headquarter offices are accessible to the experts. In addition, this expert will need to also liaise with the counterparts at the Malawi Bureau of Standards as the main beneficiary institution to this component. Ideally, and where possible, the evaluation of this component should draw from the findings and conclusions UNDP commissioned end of project evaluation report in 2019. Any identified gaps will be addressed by liaising with the relevant partners and stakeholders.

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