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|Location :||BISSAU, GUINEA-BISSAU|
|Application Deadline :||15-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French Portuguese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 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.
Guinea-Bissau (GNB) has a history of political and institutional fragility. The economy of Guinea-Bissau is poorly diversified and is highly dependent on agriculture, fisheries and forestry, providing up to 47% of the GDP, with cashew nut as the primary crop. The macroeconomic context of Guinea-Bissau is characterized by low levels of economic growth in recent years, with the country experiencing negative GDP growth of minus 1.7% in 2012, to a GDP growth of 4.6% in 2019 amounting to around 1.35 billion US dollars. The participation of youth and women in formal economic activities is very low considering that youth, mainly young women, represent 72% of the unemployed population in the country. In addition to the lack of economic opportunities, including social and cultural norms continue to limit their participation in the informal sector, deepening inequality and depriving the country of the potential productivity of a large portion of its human resources. The spread of COVID-19 has exacerbated the existing vulnerabilities of Guinea-Bissau’s economy, as well as, its institutional weakness and public service provision. The economic chock induced, is likely to reverse the economic growth rate as the pandemic has affected exports (especially cashew nuts) and imports, having serious implications on poverty and food security in the country.
The pandemic has further affected main economic actors, like informal workers and MSMEs. Sectors like agriculture, transport and tourism suffered the most. The poor and vulnerable segments of the population, mostly relying on small scale agriculture and natural resources were the most affected. The adverse impact of COVID-19 on MSMEs is quite severe. According to a recent study commissioned by UNDP to assess the impact of COVID-19 on MSMEs, the approximate average duration of firm closure was 143.1 days and most firms had difficulties getting supplies due to the closure of borders. Exporting firms experienced a sharp decline in exports. Lack of data and policy-oriented studies to inform public choice and guide government policies hinders the formulation of coherent recovery plans which could further excavate the crisis and lead to conflict.
UNDP country office following the transition of the UNIOGBIS recognizes the Socio-Economic pillar as one of its peace-building priorities to prevent conflict and advance on economic transformation as a key component to support increased livelihood opportunities, social cohesion, the social contract and position UNDP as a key actor in the country and is committed to support the government of Guinea Bissau and its population to strengthen Socio-Economic Recovery Efforts and build Resilience through the pursuit of inclusive and economic green growth interventions that leaves no one behind and accelerate progress towards SDGs.
To this end, UNDP Strategic and Economic Unit has developed an umbrella framework to encompass several ongoing projects adhering to the above objective of the transition and regional/global strategic engagements and will carry an integrator role and stand accountable to implement the Economic Recovery and Resilience work of the United Nations, its partners and relevant stakeholders. In light of the Strategic and Economic Unit’s increased portfolio, mandate and key role within the transition context, the following support is requested a Data Analyst.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant, hired as Data Analyst, under the direct supervision of the head of the Strategic and Economic Unit and will perform the following functions:
Summary of key functions:
Terms of Payment:
Monthly upon completion and satisfactory performance of the assignment, as agreed with the supervisor at the beginning of each month.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s Degree in fields related to Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Data Science, Statistics or equivalent field.
Excellent verbal and writing communication skills (fluency) in English and Portuguese/ or French
The application package containing to file (one technical proposal and one financial proposal).
The technical proposal will contain the following (to be uploaded as one pdf file):
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
If travel is required, the travel costs will be covered by UNDP in accordance with UNDP rules and procedures
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
The selection of the best offer will be based on a Combined Scoring method – where the technical evaluation (desk review) will be weighted a maximum of 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a maximum of 30%. The 70% rating shall be based on how well the Offer or meets the minimum qualifications/competencies described above.
The technical evaluation will be based on the following criteria with the corresponding points (out of a total 70 points):
Only applicants with a minimum of 45 points on their technical proposal will be considered for financial evaluation. The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal: p = 30 (µ/z),
The contract will be awarded to the applicant who receives the highest combined score.
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