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Consultant Technical Writer
|Application Deadline :||30-Jul-14|
|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 :||2 years Long Term Agreement|
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the global development network of the United Nations system that is on the ground in 177 countries, with its Headquarters in New York, USA. The Bureau of Management is a central Bureau of UNDP Headquarters that deals with the development of corporate strategies, policies, tools and systems in the key management areas of human resources, finance and administration, budget, procurement, information and communications technology, legal, security, management consulting, and multi-partner trust funds. Drawing on sound analytics and a risk-management approach, BoM supports UNDP in the achievement of development results through management advice, innovative business solutions and other corporate services in operations management in line with evolving needs and expectations of development partners and international best practices. BoM also oversees policy adherence in operations management, safeguarding UNDP’s accountability vis-à-vis United Nations Member States and other relevant partners.
The Directorate of the Bureau of Management (BoM) consists of a small team advising and supporting the Assistant Administrator/Director and Deputy Directors of BoM on a wide range of management issues with significant corporate implications. The Directorate is also responsible for integrating and coordinating activities of 9 BoM Units. The revamping of Programme and Operations Policies and procedures (POPP) in key management areas so as to support UNDP Country Offices and Regional Bureaus meet their business needs, is a key initiative of the Directorate. The POPP is available at https://info.undp.org/global/popp/Pages/default.aspx.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the POPP Enhancement Project Manager, and with UNDP Bureau of Management Content Owners, the Consultant will:
Facilities Provided by UNDP:
| Corporate Competencies: |
Core Values and Ethics:
Required Skills and Experience
Years of Experience:
Documents to be included when submitting proposals:
Interested individuals must submit the following as proposals in order to demonstrate their qualifications:
UNDP Personal History form P11. A personal CV is welcome in addition.
The P11 form can be downloaded at the following web address: http://sas.undp.org/documents/p11_personal_history_form.doc or in the attachment to this procurement notice.
No travel is envisaged except where face-to-face meetings may be required (not more than once a month).
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
Step I- Screening
Applications will be screened and only candidates meeting the following minimum criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting:
Step II : Shortlisting by Desk Review
UNDP will conduct a desk review to produce a shortlist of candidates by evaluating:
Criteria for Evaluation of Candidates: Max 100 points
Up to 10 candidates who score the highest in the desk review and also meet the minimum threshold (70 points) will be invited to take part in a written test to assess their writing and editing skills.
Step III: Written Test
The written test will be submitted to the shortlisted candidates via e-mail and they will be given a deadline to respond to the required questions. The written tests will be evaluated as per the following criteria:
Criteria for Evaluation of Written Tests: Max 100 points
The threshold to pass the written test is 70 points.
Step IV: Face to Face Interviews/Phone Interview
Following the written test, the candidates who pass the written test will be contacted for an interview (100 points). Only the candidates scoring 70points in the interview will be considered for the financial evaluation.
The questions and scoring for the interview is confidential.
Step V: Financial Proposal
The candidates who pass STEP IV “Interview” will be requested to provide their financial proposals, which shall contain a daily rate. The daily rate should be inclusive of all costs. The successful candidate is expected to work from home. Communication will be done by email and telephone/Skype.
Step VI : Final Evaluation (combined scores )
The final evaluation will combine the scores of the desk review, written test, interview and financial proposal with the following weights assigned to each:
Final Evaluation:100 per cent
Up to 3 candidates obtaining highest scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into a Long Term Agreement with UNDP.
UNDP plans to enter into a Long-Term Agreement (LTA) with the three top-ranked successful individual contractors to ensure the timely availability of required capacities to undertake work when needed. The successful individual contractors will be called to provide services on a needs-basis and based on the fixed unit price. Please note that the LTA does not form a financial obligation or commitment from UNDP at the time the LTA contract is signed, and that such an agreement is non-exclusive.
When a specific need arises, the successful individual contractors will be approached and provided with a specific TOR and deliverables (and expected timeframe) but still within the scope of the responsibilities stated in the LTA. The successful individual contractors are expected to provide Confirmation of Interest on the specific services required and submit Financial Proposal based on the agreed LTA Daily Rate Consultancy Fee as well as the agreed timeframe or delivery time. The Individual Contractor that offers the best value for money will be issued a Purchase Order (PO). Financial commitments will only be established each time a PO for the specific services/TOR for Individual Contractor is committed.
This LTA has a cumulative ceiling amount that may accrue to the individual contractor during the life of the LTA, but the said amount shall remain as an upper limit, and must not and cannot be interpreted or understood as either a financial commitment or guarantee of business volume.
The duration of LTA is for 2-year period subject to satisfactory performance by the individual contractor.
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.