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Project Drafter - Palau
|Location :||Home based, PALAU|
|Application Deadline :||12-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||20 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||From October to December 2021|
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 Government of Palau recognizes the challenges and the need to strengthen capacities at local State Government level, especially since the government recognized the importance of Agenda 2030 and the need to localize the SDGs, in a phased approach with central government agencies remaining at the core of planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of service delivery.
UNDP conducted an assessment mission in February 2016 to assess the current local government systems, capacity and options for the basis of programming to support local governance. The assessment outlined several challenges at local level including the current substantive fiscal policy, human resource and financial capacity gap at local government level that hinders its ability to effectively progress towards sustainable development at local levels.
The (Modern) Local Governance system in Palau is in its initial stage and remains rooted in traditional governance and decision-making systems, values and beliefs. The traditional system has allowed Palauan society to maintain a good level of social cohesion and solidarity amongst local clans, while also being used to mitigate conflicts, manage land, preserve natural resources and when necessary redistribute growth/resources between the local population.
Adoption of the Palau Constitution allowed modern local governance systems to take shape (with a certain degree of success) in the 16 States. This involved establishing local governance units that could perform administrative and legislative tasks, enhance citizens’ voice and participation in local decision making and strengthen linkages with central administrations (which in Palau are responsible for delivering services, mainly education and health).
While each of the 16 States has its own Constitution, the current sub-national governance system consists of an elected legislative branch that form the local council and an executive branch led by an elected Governor (1 female Governor out of 16).
Palau Local Governance Strengthening Project
The Palau Local Governance Strengthening Project (LGSP) began in September 2016 and provides technical expertise and carries out specialised training activities, producing and delivering relevant tools and guidance documents (such as standard operating procedures) to enable smooth operations around state finance, local governance, administration and human resource management.
Additionally, the project also supports the harmonisation of national and state laws through strengthening legislative and record management capacities at both state and national government levels.
The project focuses on the following priorities:
UNDP Pacific Office is engaging a national consultant who will work closely with an international consultant to develop the project document for the Palau Local Governance Strengthening Project Phase II.
Duties and Responsibilities
The national consultant shall:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant shall deliver the following:
The key outputs for the national consultant are as follows:
The National Consultant, working closely with the International Consultant, will report directly to the Director, Bureau of Domestic Affairs and the Programme Analyst, UNDP.
Duration of the Work
Home based (Palau) and is expected to connect via online platforms with: i) the international consultant and ii) the UNDP Pacific Office Effective Governance Team, as and when needed.
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:
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 the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on Cumulative analysis.
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%) and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.
Incomplete, joint proposals and proposals sent to the wrong mailing address will not be accepted and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted.
Individuals interested in this consultancy should apply and will be reviewed based on their own individual capacity. The successful individual may sign an Individual Contract with UNDP or request his/her employer to sign a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) on their behalf by indicating this in the Offerors letter to Confirming Interest and Availability using Annex II.
All required templates are available on the UNDP Procurement website: www.pacific.undp.org.
Women applicants are encouraged to apply