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Consultant to Develop IncluCivity Index and Score Card for Inclusive City Investments
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Application Deadline :||23-Sep-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||3-4 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3-4 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 UN Capital Development Fund makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 46 least developed countries (LDCs). UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. UNCDF pursues innovative financing solutions through: (1) financial inclusion, which expands the opportunities for individuals, households, and small and medium-sized enterprises to participate in the local economy, while also providing differentiated products for women and men so they can climb out of poverty and manage their financial lives; (2) local development finance, which shows how fiscal decentralization, innovative municipal finance, and structured project finance can drive public and private funding that underpins local economic expansion, women’s economic empowerment, climate adaptation, and sustainable development; and (3) a least developed countries investment platform that deploys a tailored set of financial instruments to a growing pipeline of impactful projects in the “missing middle."
IncluCity is a new UNCDF global initiative that aims to transform cities into spaces of equal opportunities for everyone by targeting those who are vulnerable and marginalized. Local investments are targeted to address inequalities and to provide better public services and economic opportunities. The key purpose of the IncluCity initiative is transforming cities into spaces of equal opportunities for everyone by targeting those who are vulnerable and marginalized.
The Programme contributes to the commitments under SDGs 1, 5, 9, 10 and 11 with particular focus on reducing inequalities and alleviating poverty among most vulnerable populations including women and girls through increased investments in municipal services and infrastructure. IncluCity is built on past and current experiences in inclusive economic development and municipal financing. The program unique approach ties together a focus on inclusion with the investment agenda for cities. The program focuses on the peripheries of cities with low productivity and greater inequalities and provide innovative financing solutions to address these challenges. With strong partnerships with the city mayors and municipalities, IncluCity aims to provide a comprehensive approach to city planners through technical assistance, new tools and direct financing to test innovative solutions to address growing inequalities.
The IncluCity initiative is integrated in particular with UNCDF’s International Municipal Investment Fund (IMIF) that aims to facilitate access to financing for local government capital investment projects on national and international financial markets. The Malaga Global Coalition for Municipal Finance where IMIF was originated advocates for policy reforms, regulatory changes, fiscal architecture and financial mechanisms at both global and national levels to increase financing and technical assistance for the municipalities in LDCs. is built on existing inclusive financing tools deployed by UNCDF including the gender responsive local economic assessment (LEA) and women’s economic empowerment index (WEEI).
The programme focuses on the following key outputs:
Output 1: Build Technical Capacity of Municipalities - Improved technical capacity of municipalities on inclusive plans, budgets and programs assessment of selected municipality plans and budgets to identify existing gaps. Strengthening the role of local govt. institutions responsible for inclusion and targeting vulnerable population –e.g. women development forums (WDF)
Output 2 : Increase Investments in Inclusive Municipal Infrastructure - Performance based grants in selected cities to deliver on inclusive economic development Investments in city services that support mobility, safety and security specially of youth, women, minorities e.g. bus terminals, better street lighting, paved paths for citizens with disabilities Investments in city housing projects to address growing inequality specially in slum areas Investments in city dwellers’ health and well-being through recreational spaces and parks, waste collection process
Output 3: Promote Advocacy, Knowledge Building and Networks- Knowledge exchange and replication of model for enhanced local leadership and financing to support municipalities to achieve inclusive economic development Piloting New Tools (Inclusivity Index, City Score Card). Develop new knowledge with academia and think tanks including new research in topics such as: Marginalized group’s voice and agency in urban planning and financing decisions, Innovative financing to support inclusive cities – new models Documenting best practices and lessons originating from the application of financing tools and technical assistance.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective of the assignment
Under the direct supervision of the IncluCity programme manager, a senior consultant is required to develop technical tools for the programme that will include 1) Inclucivity Index and 2) City Score Card for Inclusive Investments. The consultant will laisse with the programme teams in countries to gather required input and to carry out consultations with partners on ground.
The senior consultant is expected to start in immediately upon signing of the contract and to be completed within three (3) months from the effectivity of the contract. The duty station will be home-based with virtual or face-to-face meetings when required by either the senior consultant or UNCDF.
Scope of work
Under this assignment, the consultant is expected to undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
1. Develop Inclucivity Index:
2. Develop City Score Card for Inclusive Investments:
Deliverables and schedule of payments
Payments will be made on delivery of outputs, and upon validation and written acceptance of the output by the UNCDF programme manager in collaboration with regional technical advisor, Africa.
Required Skills and Experience
The application must contain the following documents:
Any individual employed by a company, organization or institution who would like to submit a proposal in response to this Individual Contract notice must do so in their individual capacity.
If an applicant is employed by a company, organization or institution, and s/he expects her/his employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing her/him to UNCDF under a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the applicant must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNCDF.
All documents must be submitted: electronically, both the technical proposal and financial proposal
Failure to submit all the above-mentioned documents may result in rejection of the application.
Applicants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
Step I: Longlisting
The following mandatory criteria will be used at longlisting stage:
Step II: Desk Review
A desk review will be conducted to produce a shortlist of applicants according to the criteria listed below.
Only applicants who obtain a minimum of 70% at the desk review will be considered as technically-qualified and will be reviewed further for financial evaluation.
Step III: Financial Evaluation
The following formula will be used for evaluation of financial proposals:
Lowest priced proposal / Price of the proposal being evaluated x 30
The contact shall be awarded to the applicant whose offer have been evaluated and determined as: