Consultant for an external evaluation of PUI’s project – Occupied Palestinian Territory
Country : Occupied Palestinian territory
From 12/13/2021 to 12/31/2021
Established in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt) since 2002, PUI aims to maintain or to improve the food security and the means of living of the most vulnerable populations who are directly affected by the protracted protection crisis.
The French Biblical School of Jerusalem (EBAF) is a worldwide famous research institute specialized in archaeology and is in charge of the two selected sites in close collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities (MoTA).
This project aims at combining the strength of both institutions to achieve remarkable protection and promotion of Palestinian cultural heritage while providing humanitarian assistance to vulnerable population (i.e. some of the manual activities will be implemented by PUI’s beneficiaries). PUI has an extended experience in relation to shelter sector through the rehabilitation of minor damaged houses and upgrading substandard housing units.
The work carried under this program will feed into PUI’s advocacy strategy, adding cultural heritage to other topics already addressed such as ensuring Palestinians can exercise their rights, IHL violations, impartial access to humanitarian assistance, etc.
To assess the efficiency and effectiveness of the project implemented for the protection, preservation and promotion of Palestinian Cultural heritage in the archaeological site of the Monastery of Saint Hilarion in Gaza (Tell Umm el Amr).
The evaluation will focus on programs developed under Aliph funding on the Saint Hilarion monastery at Tell Umm El’-Amr in Western side of Gaza. The evaluation should take place between December 13 and 17, 2021. It is substantial that the different actors of the program meet in situ while the action is still ongoing before the scheduled end of the program on December 31, 2021. The final report should be submitted in English to PUI by January 17, 2022.
The content of the evaluation mission must allow the scanning of all aspects of the program funded by the ALIPH Foundation, at a fair value, taking into consideration the socio-economic and political framework in which the program was carried out. It should take into account the resources (material and human) available, the nature of their implementation and the difficulties and risks encountered and related to the context of Gaza. The risks and obstacles encountered should be given by the different stakeholders involved in the program.
TEAM SELECTION & REQUIRED PROFILE
In order to provide a high-quality report at the heritage and scientific levels, in accordance with international standards, and to maintain the objectivity and neutrality of the stakeholders, it is important that one or both of the evaluators come from outside of Palestine. The international evaluator (s) must submit their application through the advertisement made by PUI headquarters. The local evaluator will have to submit his application via the local advertisement in the OPT mission. The selected team can be made up of a maximum of 50% local assessors (West Bank). The candidate can also be a firm or an expert office specializing in the field of engineering (cultural, heritage or tourism). Some parts of the assessment will take the form of interviews.
The teams who apply must provide a resume (CV) of their work expertise. The team should be multidisciplinary and able to carry out an evaluation of the project at heritage, technical, educational and social levels.
The involved evaluators may be architect in heritage (minimum Masters level 2), archaeologist (same criteria as architect), sociologist, specialist in restoration and heritage development, specialists in the field of cultural engineering, heritage and tourism and humanitarian filed. In general, the team must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in the field of heritage and historical monuments.
The team should include, if necessary, the services of an English and Arabic translator.
The consultancy shall not exceed 10,000 USD, with 7,000 USD for the international and 3,000 USD for the local consultant.
For more information, please download the Terms of Reference.
HOW TO APPLY ?
Qualified candidates are requested to submit a financial proposal, cover letter, CV and a couple of samples or previous evaluation reports via email to [email protected].