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IC2021/WSM/036 National Consultant for the Gaps Analysis of Public-Private Partnership, Private Sector Investment/Development and Development of Samoa Investment Policy
|Location :||Apia, SAMOA|
|Application Deadline :||22-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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 :||60 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 weeks|
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.
Introduction and Background
The 17 SDGs adopted by all UN member states in 2015 represent an integrated action plan to bring an end to poverty, fight inequalities and reduce climate change impacts while leaving no one behind, by 2030. Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, however, remains a challenge. There is a large funding gap for SDGs at the global and regional level, and this gap continues to widen at the national level. Hence, most governments cannot fund their SDG priorities with public capital and Official Development Assistance (ODA) alone.
Access to financial flows and services plays a critical role in the implementation and achievement of the SDGs 2030. The Addis Abba Action Agenda (AAAA) therefore calls for countries to establish Integrated National Financing Frameworks (INFFs) to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. Many countries in the Pacific have already aligned their National Development Plans and Strategies to the SDGs. The challenge is to ensure that these plans and strategies are supported by a financing strategy, which articulates how these aspirations would be financed. Most Pacific Island countries do not have financing strategies in place.
The effects of recent global developments and shocks such as the COVID19 pandemic have dealt a severe blow to the world economy leading many countries to economic crisis and recession since March 2020. It set the economic and social development back for many countries jeopardizing the progress made to livelihoods and sustainable development over the past years. There is an urgent need to push for policy action to enable strong and sustainable growth, protecting the vulnerable and improving resilience to cope with shocks to the system. In addition, the financial flows required to move the Sustainable Development Agenda forward are also at risk of contracting.
In June 2020, Samoa’s Joint SDG Fund proposal for Component 1 was approved to provide support to the Cook Islands, Niue, and Samoa to enable and strengthen existing policies and institutional structures for the development and operationalizing of integrated financing framework and strategies such as the reviewing and development of DFAs, the alignment of national planning frameworks and strategic plans to the national budget and available financing mechanisms, and to strengthen public-private engagement to stimulate the mobilization of resources to support National Development plans and the acceleration of Sustainable Development Goals.
The National consultant will be based at the UNDP Country Office and will work closely with the incoming International consultant, Designated Government Ministry(s)/Agency(s), with Quality Assurance Support from UNDP Governance & Poverty Reduction Unit (GPRU) and the BRH Office to support Review/Gaps Analysis of the existing policies, systems, and mechanisms for Public-Private Partnership and Private Sector Investment/Development in Samoa, and informed by the findings of the analysis, Develop a Private Sector Development Strategy for Samoa. S/He is also expected to collaborate and maintain a network with Governments Ministries/Agencies, Development Partners, Private Sector Entities, Civil Society, and systematic engagement with the Oversight Technical Committee of the Programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK
Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Resident Representative (ARR) GPRU, with Quality Assurance support from the UNDP GPRU and the BRH Office, the National Consultant (NC) will provide on the ground facilitation and support to the International Consultant focusing primarily on the following scope of work;
Facilitate the Validation Consultations and Dialogues with Relevant Stakeholders in Government, Private Sector, Civil Society, and Development Partners.
EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
The selected National Consultant will work in close partnership with the International Consultant (IC), with the technical guidance from desginated technical Government Ministires (MCIL/ MPE), and technical backstopping and quality assurance from the UNDP GPRU and the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, to ensure the effective and timely delivery and submission of the following deliverables within the specified timelines;
Under the direct supervision of the ARR-GPRU with the technical Guidance of the designated Government Focal Point Ministries (MCIL/MPE), and quality assurance from UNDP GPRU and the BRH Office, the NC will work closely with the International Consultant to deliver the expected deliverables within the required timeframes.
The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own workstation (i.e. laptop, internet, phone, scanner/printer, etc.) and must have access to reliable internet connection; but will be given access to relevant information necessary for execution of the tasks under this assignment.
The Consultant is also expected to engage and work with a range of relevant stakeholders such as Government Ministries/Agencies, Private Sector Entities, Civil Society Organizations, and Development Partners. The Consultant is also expected to be reasonably flexible with his/her availability consultations taking into consideration different time zones.
Required Skills and Experience
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF BEST OFFER
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as;
TECHNICAL CRITERIA WEIGHT – 70%
FINANCIAL CRITERIA WEIGHT – 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% of the total technical points will be considered for the Financial Evaluation. Interviews may be conducted as part of the technical assessment for shortlisted proposals.
Technical Proposals (70%)
Technical Approach & Methodology (30 marks)
Qualification and Experience (40 marks) – Evaluation of CVs for Shortlisting
Financial Proposal (30%)
Awarding of Contract
The combined scoring method which will be based on a combination of the technical and financial score to award the contract:
Rating the Technical Proposal (TP):
TP Rating = (Total Score Obtained by the Offer / Max. Obtainable Score for TP) x 100
Rating the Financial Proposal (FP):
FP Rating = (Lowest Priced Offer / Price of the Offer Being Reviewed) x 100
Total Combined Score:
Combined Score = (TP Rating) x (Weight of TP, 70%) + (FP Rating) x (Weight of FP, 30%)
NOTE: 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 UNDP and the Individual Consultant, before travel and will be reimbursed.
Download the full TOR from the UNDP Procurement site link https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=82959 and the templates for submission of your proposal.