The Caribbean Network on Urban and Land Management (CNULM) based at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus aims to bring together the agencies and organizations involved in Urban and Land management across the region. The main objective is to contribute to poverty alleviation and sustainable development by building on human resources capacities and making available to actors of the sector, and the greater population, state of the art research and techniques. It does so by implementing a range of projects and actions that foster inter-agency communication and cross-disciplinary exchanges.
The CNULM is currently completing a project under the European Union ACP Science and Technology Programme, entitled Strengthen research development and uptake capacity in Urban, Land and Municipal Management in the Caribbean [NSUS Network for the application of STI to the urban sector] and wishes to engage an independent consultant for evaluation of the project. Started in November 2009, the overall objective of this 40 month project scheduled to conclude in May 2013 is: To contribute to poverty alleviation in the urban areas, and the sustainability of the urban Caribbean by placing Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) at the heart of applied research and policy making.
There are four specific objectives. First, the implementation of the relevant aspects of the existing regional STI policy for research of CARICOM applied to the urban sector. Second, the establishment of a regional mechanism for the development, review and updating of a research agenda in the area of Urban, Land and Municipal management. Third, to provide regional national and municipal authorities with findings-based decision-making support through the network. Fourth, making research findings in the subject area socially relevant through collaborations and the sharing of best practices. Key partners in this action are the St. Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), CARICOM, University of Guyana (UG), Anton de Kom University of Suriname (AdeKUS) and University of Amsterdam (UvA). Further information is available on http://bluespacecaribbean.com/projects-main/nsus/
Value of contract:
The fee for the consultancy is equivalent to a maximum of 15,000 euros (minus conversion and
transfer charges). This is inclusive of travel expenses and other materials required for conducting of the work. 50% of fees will be paid upon approval of signed contract with UWI and 50% upon delivery and acceptance by the Project Director of the Final Evaluation Report.
The Consultant should possess qualifications in Monitoring and Evaluation as well as experience in the evaluation of European Union funded projects.
Interested persons are required to email a cover letter and CV to:
Deadline for receipt:
Tuesday 2nd April 2013. 4pm (TT time)
Download Expression of Interest by clicking here.