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Specialist in Volunteer Learning and Capacity Development
|Application Deadline :||04-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||40 working days for over period of 2 months|
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.
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. UNV works with partners to integrate qualified, highly motivated and well supported UN Volunteers into development programming and promote the value and global recognition of volunteerism. UNV is active in around 130 countries every year. With field presences in over 80 countries, UNV is represented worldwide. UNV is administered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). UNV is headquartered in Bonn, Germany, with a field presence through 6 regional offices and 50+ field units.
UNV in partnership with other UN Entities (UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP) supports the establishment of national schemes to promote national volunteerism. For example in Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Egypt UNV will support the implementation of the UNICEF National Youth Volunteer Platforms aiming at: 1) promoting a culture of volunteerism; 2) instill a generation of young people with the skills and opportunities required to realize their full potential, positively engage in their communities, and become partners for innovative change to create systemic impact; and 3) support national Volunteers who are actively engaged in the platforms in developing a professional career path and scale up their skills and competencies. As part of the mentioned partnership, UNV is relied upon to contribute to developing Capacity building and skills development for youth volunteers, especially in areas related to instilling the concept of volunteerism and equipping youth with soft skills necessary to enhance their experience during their assignment. It is expected that besides the youth volunteers from programs established with partners the training would also benefit National Youth UN Volunteers in relevant countries.
The UNV Regional Offices (RO) provide oversight and strategic guidance to the UNV Field Units in their respective geographical assignments and are mainly accountable for the placement of UN Volunteers mobilized for UN Agencies, Funds, and Programmes focused on peace, development and humanitarian needs. Furthermore, the Regional Offices represent, and strategically position, UNV and bring UNV’s services and solutions closer to its partners from governments, UN entities, civil society and private sector. The Regional Offices also lead in scoping and delivering UNV’s advisory service offer on volunteer infrastructure.
At UNV Headquarter level, the Capacity Development team, as part of the Human Resources Section (HRS), leads the design and delivery of all learning activities for UN Volunteers serving with UN agencies globally.
UNV will provide youth volunteers an access to several Learning Programmes and Services which include package of trainings on Volunteerism, code of conduct, Values and Ethics and soft skills trainings (intercultural communication, conflict mediation, career development). Workshops and learning programmes are delivered onsite and/ or virtually to National youth volunteers in Arab region. Depending on business priorities, learning programmes in support of strategic initiatives or UN partners might be delivered as well. It is expected that the training would be delivered either by UNV Field Unit in the country, or serving UN Volunteers, or Online Volunteers or partner agencies.
It will therefore be important that the training package (instructor guide, handout, guidelines, master powertpoint) be as comprehensive as possible.
Duties and Responsibilities
The assigned consultant will work remotely (home-based) reporting to the Portfolio Manager at UN Regional Office for Arab States.
The consultant will contribute to the work of the UNV Programme in the Arab States region by supporting the design of learning programmes for National youth volunteers. Including 2 components: 1) virtual learning programmes; and/ or 2) onsite learning programmes; depending on evolution of COVID-19 pandemic in 2021. The consultant will be briefed on the National youth volunteering initiatives in the Arab region countries.
The consultant main tasks include the following:
Duties and Responsibilities
EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
• Demonstrates integrity and fairness, by modeling the UN/UNDP’s values and ethical standards;
• Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
• Demonstrated experience in content writing;
• Excellent research skills; an ability to sift through large amounts of information to identify the relevant material;
• Sound understanding of regional humanitarian, security and development issues;
• The ability to liaise with country officers and UNV partners to collect relevant information
• Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks and deliver under pressure;
• Ability to work independently and achieve quality results with limited supervision and within tight schedules;
• Ability to write in a clear and concise manner;
• Good teamwork and interpersonal skills;
• Excellent computer skills especially word processing software, and online collaboration platforms/tools.
Knowledge Management and Learning
• Seeks and applies knowledge, information and best practices from within and outside of UNV;
• Demonstrates a strong capacity for innovation and creativity in providing strategic policy advice and direction.
Required Skills and Experience
DURATION OF THE WORK
The duration of this assignment is 40 days. The expected start date is 1st September 2021.
This is a home-based assignment.
TRAVEL PLAN (OPTIONAL)
If any unforeseen travel outside the individual home-based city is requested by UNDP and not required by the Terms of References (ToR), such travel shall be covered by UNDP in line with applicable rules and regulations and upon prior written agreement. In such cases, the individual shall receive living allowances not exceeding the United Nations (UN) Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) rate for such other location(s).
SCOPE OF PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
The contractor will be paid an all-inclusive Deliverables/Outputs based lump sum amounts over the assignment period, subject to the submission of Certification of Payment (CoP) duly certified or an invoice and confirmation of satisfactory performance of achieved work (deliverables/outputs) in line with the schedule of payments table hereunder:
RECOMMENDED PRESENTATION OF OFFER
Interested individual consultants must submit documents under point 1&2 to demonstrate their qualifications. Candidates that fail to submit these documents, the application will not be considered.
When the financial proposal is requested it should indicate the all-inclusive Deliverables/Outputs based total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. The terms “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, travel costs, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.
Interested candidates shall submit required documents to Job Advertisement Website (https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm) as one document not later than 4th of August, 2021
Interested candidates can find Procurement Notice, Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability and P11 templates on the following link: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFERS
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Step I: Screening and desk review:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.
Applications will be first screened and only candidates meeting the following minimum requirements will progress to the pool for shortlisting:
Step II: Technical Review
Shortlisted candidates will undergo a technical evaluation and a submission of a proposal to tackle the assignment.
Technical evaluation Criteria max 100 points (Weighted 70):
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation
For those offers considered in the financial evaluation, the lowest price offer will receive 30 points. The other offers will receive points in relation to the lowest offer, based on the following formula: (PI / Pn) * 30 where Pn is the financial offer being evaluated and Pl is the lowest financial offer received.
Step III: Final evaluation
The final evaluation will combine the scores of the desk review and the financial proposal with the following weights assigned to each:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis methodology (weighted scoring method), where the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only Individual Consultants obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70%) on the Technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.