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International Consultant, Development Specialist
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||07-Sep-13|
|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 :||Six months, Twenty Two working days per month.|
The Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and the UNDP have signed a letter of collaboration for UNDP’s support to the rural employment and livelihood programmes in India during the twelfth five year plan (2013-2017). This collaboration titled ‘Governance and Accelerated Livelihood Security (GOALS)’ has a component on strengthening the effectiveness of rural development programmes with a special focus on the livelihoods and employment in 12 districts affected by left-wing extremism of Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Jharkhand.
Implemented over a period of five years, the programme initiatives in left wing extremism affected districts will focus on engaging communities for building skills and livelihoods of the local communities focusing especially on tribal women and youth and supporting governments at state and district level in their efforts to effectively respond to the development needs and aspirations of communities in the districts affected by left wing extremism. Emphasis will be laid on ensuring delivery under Government of India’s flagship programmes namely Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme and National Rural Livelihood Mission in addition to providing innovative financial intermediation for local tribal entrepreneurs. The project will also focus intensively on building the capacity of communities and other stakeholders by generating awareness on rights & entitlements and mobilizing tribal youth for participatory planning.
Project specific activities include supporting social mobilization, establishment of collective enterprises around non-timber forest produce and agricultural products, skill training for employment in public and private sectors, capacity building especially of tribal women and youth for greater representation in local governance and in planning, implementation and monitoring of flagship government programmes.
UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Rural Development and state governments aims to design and implement a strategy that responds to the situation that has resulted over time due to the rise of left-wing extremism.
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Under the direct supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative, the Development Specialist will:
Functional/Technical Competencies: Substantive and technical expertise in the following areas:
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
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Proposed Work Methodology:
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight - 70%.
Financial Criteria weight - 30%.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Criteria for Technical Evaluation would be as under:
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