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Consultant - Coordinator (Nauru)
|Location :||Home based, NAURU|
|Application Deadline :||05-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||16 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Between August to September 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.
On January 28th, 2021, the Parliament of Nauru enacted the Parliamentary Service Act 2020 and will come into force with effect from 01 July 2021.The enactment of the legislation is a key feature of strengthening the capacity of the Nauru Parliament to effectively undertake its legislative, oversight and representative roles.
The objectives of the Parliamentary Service Act 2020 are to:
The recently enacted legislation follows on from the support provided by UNDP Pacific Office since 2018 to the Parliament of Nauru, to consider options for achieving the realisation of Parliamentary autonomy. To support the Parliament of Nauru in its preparation for the implementation of the Parliamentary Service Act 2020, the UNDP Pacific Office, under the Nauru Inclusive and Accountable Governance Project, is supplementing the capacities of the Office of Parliamentary Services, with staff from other parliaments (called the Transition team) in the pacific region as part of the interparliamentary cooperation to assist with the planning and implementation of activities for achieving the realisation of the Parliamentary Service Act 2020. In line with the visions of the Act, the work to be undertaken has been divided into 3 workstreams: (i)staffing and employment, (ii) financial provisions (iii) asset management.
In this regard, UNDP is seeking to recruit a coordinator to be part of the Transition Team to be the conduit between the Parliament of Nauru, the relevant ministries/departments and the transition team to collect the relevant information, facilitate and coordinate discussions with the Ministry/Department and the Parliament and to receive further clarifications and discuss issues necessary to fulfil the vision and support the implementation of the Parliamentary Service Act 2020. The Coordinator is expected to work closely with the Clerk of the Nauru Parliament, and in consultation with the Transition Team when executing this consultancy.
The Consultant will be reporting to the Deputy Team Leader (Effective Governance) and Clerk of the Nauru Parliament.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The local consultant will work closely with Clerk and the Transition team (consisting of Parliament Staff from New Zealand, Fiji and Victoria Parliament) to put in place mechanism, processes and procedures needed for the realization of the vision of the Parliamentary Service Act 2020. The support provided by the Consultant will enable to transition team to review, amend and develop regulations, determinations, delegations, agreements and other instruments as it relates to the 3 workstreams
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The key outputs for the consultant are as follows:
Home based and is expected to regularly connect via online platforms with the Nauru parliament team, transition team and UNDP.
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on Cumulative analysis.
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%) and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Evaluation Criteria
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.
Incomplete, joint proposals and proposals sent to the wrong mailing address will not be accepted and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted.
Individuals interested in this consultancy should apply and will be reviewed based on their own individual capacity. The successful individual may sign an Individual Contract with UNDP or request his/her employer to sign a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) on their behalf by indicating this in the Offerors letter to Confirming Interest and Availability using Annex II.
Above documents can be accessed from UNDP website via following link:
Women applicants are encouraged to apply