Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Want A Job Evaluating All Of The Mothballed Police Cells before June

Project Evaluator - Short Term Detention Project

This leading support services organisation specialises in providing a consultancy service to the public sector is currently looking to recruit an Project Evaluator to provide an evaluation of a short term Detention Project.

Background:- The UKBA (UK Business Advisors) has secured £2,000,000 from the Returns and Reintegration Fund controlled by the FCO to establish short tem detention facilities for the Agency. These will primarily be based within police stations that are currently mothballed. The project runs until 31 March 2009 and given the level of funding available needs to be evaluated by an independent evaluator to assess how the project has run.

A role has arisen for an experienced Project Evaluator to assess the following areas through desk research and interviews as appropriate:

Timing: March - April 2008

*Project management for the period January 2009 to March 2009:

oAccess to the Project Manager and the data held on the project. The evaluator will need to consider both qualitative and quantitative data and cover issues such as: How well was the project managed in the time it had available? What roles did the various UKBA staff play in its delivery? What role if any did the Steering Group play?

*Project spend:

Access to the financial data held on this project. The evaluator will need to cover: How much did the project spend? Was that reasonable in the time available? Was the money spent wisely? What outputs were delivered?

*Working with stakeholders:

The evaluator will have access to appropriate stakeholders. The evaluator will need to cover: What role did stakeholders play in progressing the project? How effective was this?

*What outputs has the project delivered?

The evaluator will have access to project data, funding and stakeholders. The evaluator will need to cover: Did the project deliver any tangible outputs? How will these be used? What difference did these outputs make, if any?

*What could have been done differently?

What lessons are there to be learnt from this project? The evaluator will be expected to develop recommendations for the running of similar projects in the future.

The above list is not exhaustive, however, and there may be other areas that your consultancy believe should be included as part of this work. Any additional areas would need to be agreed with the Project Manager.

Work-Stream Deliverables: -

A report which provides an assessment of the points set out under Scope above. A draft report will be required by 15 May 2009 and a final report will be required by 1 June 2009. The agency requires 30 copies of the final report. The evaluator will also be expected to provide a feedback session to the Project Manager. The quality of the draft report will be assessed by the Project Manager and the UKBA lead for detention. Their comments should be reflected within the final report.

It is possible that the evaluator will need to provide a brief presentation on the project to senior managers within the agency.

The successful applicant will be an experienced Project Evaluator with an understanding of the UKBA's aims and objectives, together with those of the Returns and Reintegration Fund (guidance on the latter can be provided). You should have a quick understanding of the critical issues and should have the ability to present analysis in a succinct and clear manner, the ability to generate recommendations for the running of future projects is also important. Strong written and verbal communication skills and positive interpersonal skills are essential Security clearance to CTC level is also required. This role is a 2 month contract and is paying £550 - 600 p/day ltd (£442 - 482 p/day PAYE)

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK


So what is this advert saying ? After twelve years of inaction the FCO neets more short term detention space for failed asylum seekers in mothballed police stations ?

Why the crashing hurry to reopen and refurbish the cells in mothballed Police Stations before the 1st June 2009. I will leave that to your febrile imagination.
OH UDATE: Guthrum, you will lose you mind when you read this MOBILE POLICE CELLS


Obnoxio The Clown said...

Wild, crazy, lunatic guess here: election?

Guthrum said...

It could be nothing: it could be something

Call me Infidel said...

It would help if it was accurate UKBA = UK Business advisors. I think not. Since it goes on to mention FCO (Foreign and Coomonwealth Office presumeably?)and asylum seekers then I think it more likely the UKBA is referring to the UK Borders Agency. What used to be the Immigration Service.

However I agree the timing is intersting. I expect the government are planning a short term blitz on failed asylum seekers in order to look tough on immigration. Since most British people have the attention span of a house fly it will probably work too.

Anonymous said...

It's just a charade of remedying what they have helped to bring about, a bit like the economic shambles. Only a pre election gesture of course.

Anonymous said...

I hear Margaret Beckett has just won the tender to lease out her caravan.

Adrian P said...

These cells are not for Asylum seekers, they are for you when it all kicks off.
In the US they have the same problem, they are creating the North american Union, US citezens are arrested and Tazed for not having driing licences, insurance docs etc, Illegals are simply waved on.

July 7th and Benazir Bhutto

This Govt Wants you DEAD.

EU are in their Way.

House Fly said...

What were we talking about?

Ratings and Recommendations by outbrain


Related Posts with Thumbnails