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National Consultant to support capacity building for regional and local authorities in Kherson oblast
|Location :||Kherson, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||21-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||till October 2021|
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.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNDP and the Government of Ukraine have partnered in implementing initiatives and reforms in many different areas for the achievement of SDGs. Over the last two decades UNDP built long-lasting partnerships with national, regional and local authorities throughout the country, non-governmental development actors and local communities. Through a permanent local presence in each Ukrainian oblast and the quality of its partnerships, UNDP has been able to introduce and promote best practices of sustainable development at regional and local levels. For more than 10 years, UNDP has a long-standing partnership with Kherson Oblast State Administration and the Kherson Oblast Council, renewed in 2020 with the purpose of fostering local sustainable development and SDGs acceleration at the sub-national level.
Strengthening the Community Resilience in Kherson oblast Project aims to increase community resilience and citizens trust towards authorities by building respective capacities to provide high quality public services and creating enabling conditions for socio-economic development.
Specifically, the Project will contribute to achieving the following strategic objectives: (a) to build the resilience of communities in Kherson oblast in the face of multi-factor crises and (b) to improve the level of trust in local, regional and national authorities and social cohesion among the citizens of Ukraine, including those living in Crimea, by maintaining and strengthening cross-border connections. The results that align with these overarching ambitions will be attained through a set of interventions targeting vulnerable populations, local communities and authorities, focusing on enhancing the access of the most vulnerable population to quality public service delivery.
It is envisaged that effective and inclusive public service delivery that meets community needs will make communities more resilient to the crisis and improve public perceptions towards the authorities. The following positive changes will result from the project implementation:
Duties and Responsibilities
2. SCOPE OF WORK
The major task of the National Consultant is to support in participatory and inclusive manner a capacity building programme for the leadership of the local communities, including the heads of ATCs, deputies of local councils and relevant representatives of local authorities, to ensure delivery of high quality public services in their local communities and effective communication with the population.
More specifically, under the overall supervision of the Regional Development Programme Manager, the National Consultant will be responsible for accomplishing the following tasks:
Expected scope of the capacity building (training) programme:
The training course should consist of at least 6 thematic one-day seminars/workshops for at least 50 selected representatives of local authorities in Kherson oblast. The participants of the training programme will be selected by the Project based on expression of interest and eligibility criteria. The training programme foresees the online/offline training modality, taking into consideration the risks imposed by COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictive measures. The developed programme should be adaptive and allow flexible change of training sessions modality depending on the situation.
The National Consultant can involve the third parties (qualified trainers) for the practical implementation of the training programme, though this should not influence he scope of work and the timeframes. All additional speakers/trainers involved must be approved by the Supervisor in advance.
The information materials and presentations should address the needs of the target audience and include quality visualization and graphics and be user-friendly. All materials should contain proper branding requirements of UNDP and the donor.
The training materials should be submitted in Ukrainian language, while the training programme should be submitted in both Ukrainian and English languages.
Details of the expected deliverables and schedule is given below:
4. PAYMENT SCHEDULE
UNDP will pay the negotiated amount in four tranches according to the following payment schedule:
5. MONITORING/REPORTING REQUIREMENTS
The Consultant will work under general leadership and supervision of UNDP Regional Development Programme Manager (the Supervisor). He/she will receive necessary guidance, clarification, information/materials that may be needed for this task. He/she will duly inform the Supervisor of any problems, issues or delays arising in the course of implementation of assignment and take necessary steps to address them.
The Consultant will report to the Supervisor on the progress of the work performance according to the developed time schedule.
All the materials and interim reports will be in Ukrainian language. The Final Report will be in English and to be accepted by the Supervisor at the end of the assignment. UNDP will be the final authority to control the quality and evaluate the work. No reports, documents, communications should be published or distributed to third parties without prior approval of UNDP.
Should any travel be needed for the assignment, the incumbent should include this cost in his/her financial proposal.
Required Skills and Experience
6. EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
7. DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Applicants shall submit the following documents:
8. FINANCIAL PROPOSAL
? Lump sum contract
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in instalments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount.
9. TRAVEL COST
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal (6 two-day business trips to Kherson are expected). UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket.
10. EVALUATION CRITERIA
UNDP will use a two-stage procedure for evaluating applications with an evaluation of the technical proposal being completed prior to any price proposals are compared. The technical part will be evaluated on the basis of its relevance to the Terms of Reference. The following criteria will be rated as indicated below:
1. Relevant higher education (Specialist/Master’s degree or higher) – 5 points max
2. Proven relevant experience in the area of regional/local development and/or strategic planning, programme and project development gender mainstreaming or related fields – 15 points max
3. Proven experience of developing capacity building (training) programmes in relevant areas – 30 points max
4. Experience in serving as a trainer providing trainings for public servants – 15 points max
5. Language Skills – 10 points max
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal and will equal to 25. All other price proposals will be evaluated and assigned points, as per below formula:
25 points [max points available for financial part] x [lowest of all evaluated offered prices among responsive offers] / [evaluated price].
11. EVALUATION METHOD
? Cumulative analysis
Contract award shall be made to the incumbent whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) having received the cumulative highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only candidates meeting the minimum requirements and obtaining a minimum 70% from the maximum available technical score (i.e. at least 53 points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.