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Consultant for Business Process Re-engineering
|Location :||Home based with travel|
|Application Deadline :||24-Feb-12 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Intermittent services. Initial term of 1 year, with possibility of 2 yearly extensions upon satisfac|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 3 years|
The Consultant will contribute to the business process and business realignment related work of the Management Consulting Team (MCT), which is part of the Bureau of Management (BOM). The MCT undertakes business process improvement and realignment work as part of its ongoing support to Country Offices and Headquarter Units of UNDP, as well as United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) as requested (hereafter referred to as ‘clients’).
The Consultant will primarily collaborate with the core members of the Management Consulting Team as well as other staff members from across the organization, and will form part of the MCT extended network, in order to jointly produce deliverables as agreed with the clients. Also, when required, contributions will be solicited from the Consultant to update specific sections of the internal ‘Toolkit for Managing Change’ to which the Consultant will be given access if applicable
Duties and Responsibilities
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The consultant is expected to contribute high-quality outputs in the following areas, individually or in conjunction with other MCT team members:
Deliverables include but are not limited to the following:
The Consultant will be supervised by the Deputy Coordinator under the overall guidance of the Coordinator of the MCT. While clients have to be satisfied with the quality of outputs provided by the Consultant, the MCT Deputy Coordinator will certify deliverables for payment. The Consultant is expected to display behavior consistent with UNDP’s mandate as well as the MCT’s mission and approach, which will be elaborated upon as part of the induction of the Consultant. Should unexpected discrepancies in expectations arise, between the Consultant, the clients, as well as the MCT, the Consultant is expected to raise these pro-actively and work with the Deputy Coordinator in resolving them.
The Consultant is required to produce Engagement/Mission Reports plus any relevant annexes, such as Standard Operating Procedures, Action Plans etc. as part of an engagement team or in case the mission is undertaken by him/herself in his/her own accord. The intellectual property of any and all deliverables under this consultancy will belong to UNDP.
At the request of the Deputy Coordinator, the Consultant is also expected to attend, in person or virtually, engagement planning meetings, briefings, debriefings etc., as well as any applicable Team Meetings. A Skype account is necessary for ongoing communications with the MCT. The Consultant is expected to provide his/her own laptop computer with internet access. The MCT will provide support with agenda planning for missions as well as some limited logistical support for travel arrangements. This includes booking of air tickets, hotels and visa facilitation when required.
Duration of Work:
The contract consists of two parts:
The Consultant is expected to roughly undertake 5-10 day missions to any given country, estimated to be up to 5-6 times per year. For Country Office missions, the standard UN Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) plus terminals will be paid in accordance to the rules. Days billable for mission preparation and deliverables will be determined in cooperation with the MCT. These days are to be undertaken via home office.
Due to the client driven nature of MCT engagements, the scheduling and frequency of missions cannot be foreseen. Every effort will be made to accommodate all parties involved. Travel usually takes place over weekend. 50% of the daily fee will be paid out for travel days (most direct route). DSA will be paid out in accordance to UN rules for all working days in-country. No DSA will be paid out for travel days. The Consultant will be given an induction both on substantive inputs as well as logistical arrangements more broadly. This includes also access to compulsory online Security Trainings.
The Consultant is expected to work from his/ her home location (internet access and a Skype account is required) unless he/she is requested to participate in a mission engagement on behalf of or with the MCT. In this case, the travel to the respective office constitutes official duty travel as per the above. It might become necessary for the Consultant to participate in strategic planning meetings and workshops on site with the MCT. Such travel constitutes also official travel and will be authorized if and when necessary.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The contract is based on a daily fee, with two components:
Recommended Presentation of Offer :
See qualifications section below.
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications of the Successful Consultant :
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.