International Consultant, Joint Work Plans and UNinfo, UN RCO LAO PDR


Location : Vientiane, LAO PDR
Application Deadline :27-Sep-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)
01-Oct-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :4 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :October 2021 - January 2022

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.


Background

CORPORATE BACKGROUND:
The UN Country Team (UNCT) is led by the UN Resident Coordinator (RC), the designated representative of the UN Secretary General in the Lao PDR. The RC leads the UN’s overall engagement and cooperation with Lao PDR, and strategic guidance and coordination for the operational activities of the UN System and its agencies, funds and programmes at the country level, ensuring that the UN System is able to provide efficient and effective development support.
The Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) serves as the secretariat to the RC and UNCT, providing organizational, advisory and management support, and facilitating the UN System’s joint strategic planning. The RCO draws on the expertise and experience of the entire UN family, promoting information exchange, cooperation and collaboration among UN agencies, and supporting joint initiatives, for instance on the localization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


CONSULTANCY OFFICE BACKGROUND:
The UN in Lao PDR recently completed the development of its new strategic programming framework, the Lao PDR-UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework 2022-2026. This will come into effect on January 1st 2022.
With the transition to the new Cooperation Framework, new coordination and reporting structures need to be established. Moreover, in line with the reform of the UN development system, Joint Work Plans need to be developed to a guide how individual UN agencies, funds, and programmes will contribute toward the achievement of the objectives agreed in the Cooperation Framework.
UNinfo is the UN’s online tool for planning, monitoring, and reporting implementation of strategic frameworks. With the transition to the new Cooperation Framework, this will need to be updated with new structures information.
The RCO currently has a vacancy for the Data Management and Result Monitoring/Reporting Officer, which is expected to be filled in Q1 2022. This consultancy position is designed to fill the capacity gap before the arrival of the permanent position.
Under the supervision of the Senior Economist, the consultant will support the establishment of the systems and process to operationalize the UNCF.


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Economist, the consultant will support the establishment of the systems and process to operationalize the UNCF.
DUTIES:
Working will colleagues in the RCO, and across the UNCT, the consultant will:

1. Provide substantive support for the development of the Joint Work Plans (JWP) under the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2022-2026.
o Support and guide UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes (AFP) in identifying adequate indicators to measure progress towards the goals of the UNSDCF.
o Support and guide AFPs in submitting the elements of JWPs to be input into the UNinfo reporting system, including information on projects such as setting markers, alignments with SDGs and NSEDP and financial aspects.
o Supports and guides AFPs in submitting the qualitative part of the JWPs including the identification of milestone events, gaps as well as synergies in programming.
o Supports the general development process of the JWP by taking minutes during meetings, providing talking points and creating presentation slides.

2. Support the annual reporting process of the UN country team (UNCT) in close collaboration with the RCO’s M&E focal point.
o Collects and verifies information from AFPs for the UN Information Management System (IMS) and supports in entering information into the system.
o Collects and verifies information from AFPs for the UN Progress Report 2022 for Lao PDR.
o Collects and verifies information from AFPs for the data portal UNinfo and supports in entering information into the system.

3. Support the transition from the UN Partnership Framework (UNPF) to the UNSDCF in the data portal UNinfo in close collaboration with the RCO’s M&E focal point.
o Supports the development of the UNSDCF online environment in UNinfo.
o Ensures a neat transition of all projects from the UNPF to the UNSDCF on UNinfo.


Competencies

- Demonstrated interest and/or experience and motivation to work in an international organization;
- Demonstrated interest and/or experience and motivation in coordination of international relations, and development cooperation efforts, or related field is required;
- Writing skills and experience of report writing, editing and consultation and coordination of input;
- Willingness to learn and support event organization;
- Strong analytical skills;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.


Required Skills and Experience

The consultancy is open for qualified in-country candidates that can demonstrate a documented experience in monitoring and evaluation, database management, development coordination and planning.
Education: Master’s degree programme; or equivalent
Field of study: public administration, information management, statistics, sustainable development, social sciences or related field.
IT skills: Strong experience with use of Microsoft Office tools, especially Excel;
Language skills: English (fluent), is required.

Requirements for submission of proposals:

All interested and qualified International Consultant should apply on-line using the following links:

https://www.la.undp.org/content/lao_pdr/en/home/jobs.html 

 

In order to make your submission, please read the relevant documents available at the links below:

  1. TOR (Annex I) Long Procurement Notice
  2. IC General Terms and Conditions _ Annex II;
  3. OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP CONFIRMING INTEREST AND AVAILABILITY _ Annex III
  4. P11 Form

Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:

Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  1. A cover letter, explaining why you are the most suitable for the work;
  2. CV indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  3. Financial Proposal Annex III indicates breakdown costs that may arise.
  4. Design portfolio, including a) a brief description of why the individual considers her/himself as the most suitable for the assignment; and b) at least five examples of a mastery of basic design principles including typography, line, form, color, pattern, contrast scale, weight; creative data visualization capacity, multiple audience designs and/ or advocacy/campaign designs.

 

NoteAny request for clarification must be sent in writing to the following e-mail: surith.sengsavang@undp.org  and copy vankham.bounvilay@un.org

 

UNDP Lao PDR will respond in writing by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

For more detailed information about UNDP Lao PDR please visit our website at https://www.la.undp.org/content/lao_pdr/en/home/jobs.html



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