UNDP IRAQ SOCIAL COHESION CONSULTANT
||Baghdad/ Iraq with travel to Erbil, Kirkuk/ Iraq and Amman/ Jordan
|Application Deadline :||04-Oct-12|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||
Arabic English |
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Over a period of Five Months|
All necessary information including Complete Terms of Reference, Selection Criteria, and Annexes are found on the following link under Procurement Notice Number IC-83/12:
Proposals should be submitted to the following e-mail address no later than COB 24th September 2012 (Amman Time +3GMT):
- Applicants should download the application documents (presented in compressed file) from the previously mentioned link for UNDP Iraq – Procurement notice web site, complete and sign them, and send the scanned copies to the email account above by or before the deadline of this post.
- Applications with NO financial offer or MISSING P11 form or the required documents for the technical evaluation will NOT be considered for evaluation.
- Applications WITHOUT Annex 3 for submitting a financial offer instead of other format will not be considered due to the need of Annex 3 for the ease of comparison of the received offers. All the necessary information for this post (TOR, Deliverables, Target dates, etc. are presented in the procurement notice documents) therefore, applicant MUST download it to apply for this post.
- DO NOT send only CV to the Email account mentioned above WITHOUT Annex 1, 2, 3, 4, Cover Letter and Methodology (If Requested) as it will considered as incomplete application.
- The documents are available in PDF (the Procurement Notice, Annex 3, 4 and 5) and Word 2010 (Annex 1 and 2) format; this is the only format available and it will not be provided in other formats.
- Applicants need to use Adobe reader, Word 2010, zipping software (WinRAR) to be able to use and view the documents for this procurement notice.
UNDP-Iraq has been conducting a ‘Reconciliation and DDR Preparatory Assistance Project’ since September 2010. The project activities have centered around identifying a strategy for taking UNDP’s engagement on reconciliation forward with the Iraqi Council of Representatives (CoR) and the Government of Iraq (GoI).
UNDP-Iraq is looking to engage a junior consultant (‘The Consultant’) to provide support to the UNDP team regarding implementation of the last six months of the project. The Consultant will also support the continuation of existing conflict sensitive programming advice and social-cohesion focussed dialogue activities undertaken by UNDP in the DIBs areas. These activities are complementary to a Community Development, Safety and Social Cohesion Project being developed by UNDP for implementation in the DIBs areas.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will support the continuation of existing conflict sensitive programming advice and social-cohesion focused dialogue activities undertaken by UNDP in the DIBs areas. S/HE will provide support to the UNDP team regarding implementation of the last six months of the project.
Under the supervision of the Project Manager – Reconciliation and DDR Preparatory Assistance Project, the Consultant will undertake the following:
Identify thematic areas for technical assistance regarding social cohesion:
Develop plan for technical assistance package:
- The Consultant will liaise with Iraqi counterparts from the CoR, GoI and civil society, as well as with representatives from UNDP and other UN agencies to identify areas of interest for technical assistance to be provided regarding social cohesion and reconciliation programming at the national policy level.
Provision of technical assistance:
- Having mapped key areas in which UNDP can add value to Iraqi efforts to narrow social division, the Consultant will coordinate with UNDP and UN expertise globally, primarily through UNDP’s Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery, to identify key experts to provide technical assistance in these areas. The Consultant will liaise with Iraqi counterparts to schedule the provision of such assistance and will produce a plan regarding implementation. This plan/schedule will then be approved by UNDP.
Provision of a "Visioning exercise" with key Iraqi counterparts:
- The Consultant will work with the UNDP team to ensure the delivery of the social cohesion technical assistance plan. A key part of the Consultant’s responsibilities during this period will be to provide contextual advice to external experts regarding the situation in Iraq.
Development of Final Report including Recommendations for Follow-up:
- The Consultant will work with technical experts identified through the technical assistance plan/schedule identified above to structure and implement a visioning exercise for social cohesion programming at the national policy level. The visioning exercise will bring together key Iraqi counterparts to identify possible entry points for future UNDP assistance regarding social cohesion and reconciliation programming.
Provision of strategic advice regarding UNDP-Iraq’s peacebuilding activities and conflict sensitive programming:
- The Consultant will produce a final report detailing the activities undertaken, results of activities from the project and recommendations for the future. The desired format for the final report will be provided by UNDP. After submission, UNDP will review and approve the report.
Deliverables and outputs:
- When requested during the period of engagement, the Consultant will provide technical and strategic advice regarding implementation of UNDP’s peacebuilding programming. In particular, the Consultant may be called upon to provide inputs regarding grassroots inter-communal dialogue efforts, conflict sensitive programming and UNDP’s proposed CDSSC project.
While UNDP will be responsible for the logistic costs of the participants. The Consultant Under the direct supervision of the requesting unit is requested to produce for the following deliverables:
- Identify thematic areas for technical assistance regarding social cohesion;
- Develop plan for technical assistance package;
- Provision of technical assistance;
- Provision of a ‘visioning exercise’ with key Iraqi counterparts ;
- Development of final report including recommendations for follow-up;
- provision of strategic advice regarding UNDP-Iraq’s peace building activities and conflict sensitive programming.
|Key Performance Indicators during implementation of Services:|
- Provision of clear and comprehensive documents as specified under outputs
- Timely completion of deliverables
- Appropriate coordination with all relevant parties
- Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
- Above needs to be certified by the UNDP Electoral Programme Advisor upon completion of each deliverable when due as applicable.
- Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
- Shares knowledge and experience;
- Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills.
Leadership and Self-Management
- Ability to produce accurate and well documented records conforming to the required standard;
- Ability to handle a large volume of work possibly under time constraints;
- Strong IT skills.
- Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
- Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure.
Required Skills and Experience
- Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in peace and conflict studies, regional studies or related field.
- At least 3 years of relevant experience.
- Experience working on peacebuilding activities, ideally within the context of Iraq.
- Sophisticated understanding of the reconciliation and political context in Iraq
- Familiarity with UNDP, including in project design.
- Experience working in Iraq an asset.
- Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
- Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.
Documents to be included when submitting the Proposal:
(Which will include the following):
- Signed Template Confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal. (Please use Annex 1);
- A letter explaining why he/she considers himself/herself the most suitable candidate for the work;
- Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references. Please Use the attached (P11 Form Only) CV Form – Annex 2 attached. UNDP-Iraq reserves the right to disqualify any of CVs who are not compliant with the requested form.
- Sample Reports from previous experince.
- A brief methodology on how he/she will approach and conduct the work.
The financial proposal will specify a total lump sum amount and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables. Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. A breakdown of this lump sum amount is to be provided by the IC candidate. Total Fees: Please use Annex 3 – Financial proposal form.
All necessary information including: Complete Terms of Reference, The Selection Criteria, and Annexes are found on the following link under Procurement Notice Number IC-083/12:
Proposals should be submitted to the following e-mail address no later than COB 4 October 2012 (Amman Time +3GMT):
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.