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International Consultant (GIS and Data Analysis Expert)-UNDP
|Location :||Home based, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Six months, maximum 135 working days|
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.
With rapidly evolving context in Afghanistan and UNDP Country Office embarking on a new Country Programme (CP) from 2022 onwards, UNDP developed the Area Based Programming (ABP) Approach with the aim to move towards decentralized area-based programme implementation based on integrated multi sectoral portfolio model anchored on UNDP’s and UN agencies subnational presence and its network of local partners and adaptive management methods to be responsive to the unpredictable rapidly changing setting and maintain agility in UNDP interventions to area specific needs.
This ABP that resulted in seven priority areas was accompanied with a strategy for agile monitoring to effectively track programme progress, evolving situation at the decentralized local level and emerging risks which required systems and measures beyond existing monitoring mechanisms in place for the office. This agile monitoring strategy leverages emerging technologies (built on ICT, GIS, remote sensing, ODK, real time data visualization and analytics) with integrated system of community based and third-party systems that will allow UNDP to monitor remotely and effectively under the ABP framework.
However, current capacities within UNDP is not adequate enough to meet the growing demand of evidence-based data analytics and infographics based products required within the new CP and ABP. With the roll out of ABP planned from September 2021, there is an urgent need to bring a dedicated capacity and generate up to date analytics and actionable information for adaptive decision making.
Against the above background, and towards the establishment of an agile and effective monitoring of UNDP AB programme, the specialized services of GIS, Information Management and Data Visualization and Analytics expert is urgently needed. The assignment will include the support to collection,
processing and management of thematic data coming from diverse sources, design of data collection
methods/surveys, creation of maps and analytics, production of data analytics and infographics using industry standard and innovative technologies.
Ensure timely programme delivery, progress reporting and communication building UNDP accountability to its stakeholders and donors
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK AND DELIVERABLES
As identified in the agile monitoring strategy for ABP, provide technical assistance in the
creation and roll out of smart digital monitoring tools and integrated systems with special focus on the dashboard and data visualization aspects.
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum Level of Education:
Master’s Degree or equivalent in GIS/Geoinformatics/Remote Sensing, Data Science or any related field or Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of relevant experience.
Work Experience and Expertise:
PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal. The consultant shall then submit a price proposal when requested by UNDP, in accordance with the below:
1. Daily Fee – The contractor shall propose a daily fee, which should be inclusive of his professional fee, local communication cost and insurance (inclusive of medical health insurance and evacuation). The number of working days for which the daily fee shall be payable under the contract of 135 working days.
Total number of effective person-days: 135 days spread over the period of six months.
Tentative Date of commencement: 8 August 2021
Expected Date of completion: 8 February 2022
2. The total professional fee shall be converted into a lump-sum contract and payments under the contract shall be made on submission and acceptance of deliverables under the contract in accordance with the schedule of payment linked with deliverables (as indicated in Table below)
and at the end of assignment.
UNDP reserves the right to withhold all or a portion of payment if performance is unsatisfactory, if work/outputs is incomplete, not delivered or for failure to meet deadlines.
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
Individual Consultant will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: