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INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT FOR TRAINING AND CAPCITY BUILDING ADVISOR (LTA) - PISU/PN/032/2012
|Location :||Kathmandu, NEPAL|
|Application Deadline :||08-Aug-12|
|Additional Category||Democratic Governance|
|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 :||180 working days during the period from 15 August 2012 - 14 August 2014|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||180 working days during the period from 15 August 2012 - 14 August 2014|
In April 2008, Nepal conducted the election for a Constituent Assembly (CA) which as a first step, proclaimed the country a Federal Republic. The CA was mandated to draft a new constitution and establish the framework for the first post-conflict general election and possibly, for local government elections. While the CA did not complete its mandate of drafting the new constitution within the May 2012 deadline, discussions are ongoing among the political actors on next steps in Nepal’s peace process and possible elections as early as late 2012, although more likely in 2012.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the international donor community remain committed to assisting the Election Commission of Nepal (ECN) to continue to deliver its mandated functions. Recognising that the election of the 2008 CA was only the first crucial step of the peace process in Nepal, UNDP initiated an Electoral Support Project (ESP) in 2008 aimed at institutional strengthening and professional development of the ECN. The Phase II of the project commenced in 2012 extending more comprehensive operational support for the next series of elections. The ESP support aims at building sustainable and enduring institutional and professional capacity of the ECN, of its Secretariat and its district offices that could be easily and effectively deployed in future elections. The ESP (2008-2016) consists of two phases: Phase I (2008-2011) focused exclusively on long-term electoral capacity building during
The project provides support in key areas including voter registration, strategic planning, profession development and cooperation, gender mainstreaming among others and key to achievement of outputs is the long-term capacity building of ECN counterparts. It is within this context that the project seeks an international training and capacity building advisor to provide technical assistance to both ECN and ESP in developing a comprehensive capacity building strategy, ensuring the support provided through the different activities are in line with the strategy and recommend and identify specific measures to retain staff and institutional memory within ECN.
Duties and Responsibilities
The overall objective of the assignment is to enable sustained capacity building of ECN to prepare for and conduct credible and transparent elections. The incumbent will be required to develop a comprehensive capacity building strategy, provide advice and training to ECN counterparts and support ESP in ensuring sustainability of its capacity building support.
Description of the assignment:
To provide technical assistance to both ECN and ESP in developing a comprehensive capacity building strategy, ensuring the support provided through the different activities are in line with the strategy and recommend and identify specific measures to retain staff and institutional memory within ECN. The Consultant shall be based in the ECN building, Kathmandu.
Period of the assignment:
The duration of the Long Term Assignment (LTA) will be from 15 August 2012 to 14 August 2014 covering a total of 180 days of working period. Upon signing of an LTA, a separate Individual consultancy contract will be signed for each assignment during the LTA period on “as and when requested” basis. The specific schedule and duration of each assignment to be defined in consultation with the incumbent.
Scope of Work/Deliverables:
The Training and Capacity Development Advisor will be part of a team of specialists supervised and guided by the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA). Her/his primary task will be to advice and guide ECN and ESP on capacity building activities, and will systematically refer to reports on the 2008 CA Election, the mid-term review of ECN’s Strategic Plan, the ECN Training Needs Assessment and reviews of the ESP as source to carry out her/his work. S/He will be working closely with ESP and ECN counterparts and will be responsible for providing technical advice and help to develop the technical capacity of ECN in the relevant areas of the electoral activities.
Key Functions and Responsibilities:
The key results have an impact on the overall ELECT efficiency in providing advisory services and success in strategy development and planning for ECN staff capacity development and institutional consolidation. Accurate, thoroughly researched and documented electoral advice ensure client satisfaction and enhance UNDP credibility in the area of electoral training and capacity development.
Required Skills and Experience
Document to be included when submitting the proposal:
Application and required documents:
To be included as part of the proposal:
- Mandatory (max. 300 words): A cover letter with a brief presentation of your consultancy explaining your suitability for the work
b. Financial Proposal:
Financial proposal indicating a daily fee (UN DSA and most economic and direct Air Ticket cost will be reimbursed as per actual)
c. UNDP Personal History form: downloadable from: http://www.undp.org.np/vacancy including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
* Technical Criteria weight; 70%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Criteria Weight Technical:
Financial: Lowest financial proposal: 30%
Contract will be awarded to the technically qualified consultant who obtains the highest combined score (financial and technical). The points for the Financial Proposal will be allocated as per the following formula:
((Lowest Bid Offered:)/(Bid of the Consultant)) x 30
*"Lowest Bid Offered" refers to the lowest price offered by offerors scoring at least 70% points in technical evaluatino.
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.