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International Consultant to develop a model for distance work and/or home-based work opportunities for vulnerable and special groups (PwDs, youth, ethnic minorities) and Adaptation of the model in fields of e-commerce, call-service and social media in Geo
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||22-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 21 working days during the period of October -November 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.
UNDP project “Creating Better LLL Opportunities through Local Partnerships” addresses the employability related challenge of the most vulnerable cohort of Georgia’s population, Youth and physically or socially disadvantaged people. The project complies to the overall objective of the programme by addressing the human capital development, with focus on creation of accessibility to new education services and quality development of Vocational Education and Training provision.
The project is concentrated around two sectors of Care Economy: Tourism and Wellness/health around with specific objectives, which are building three main pillars, addressing leading components – Accessibility, Quality and Relevance of skills to labour market needs, taking into consideration the new realities, including safety requirements caused by COVID-19. The project aims at increasing three different types of accessibility - Geographical - by developing new VET provision spot in non-covered municipalities. Social - creation of new opportunities for early school leaver vulnerable groups to finalize the basic education level through catch-up courses and access VET system; Physical - by developing digital/blended learning opportunities for all with focus on people with special needs and those who cannot regularly attend the learning process. The project also aims at strengthening of service quality, which will be achieved by two types of interventions: Institutional strengthening - Capacity building of the managing teams in stakeholder institutions, also support to VET providers in introducing Entrepreneurial School Model and establishment of the Sectorial School Networks, including peer-learning; Multiplier strengthening – training and coaching of teachers, trainers, professional associations, youth workers to improve the service quality and transfer knowledge, including on safety requirements against COVID-19 in education and employment. Labour market relevance is aimed to be achieved by increased employability of youth and vulnerable groups, to enhance and match their skills with dynamic labour market. All the activities of the project are based on 4 cross-cutting principles: Gender Equality, Inclusion, Environmental Protection and Partnership.
To achieve the programme purpose and finally the programme goal, it will aim to improve the quality of service provision in VET and employment promotion in Georgia.
The outcomes and outputs of the project are:
2. Outcome 2. Youth and selected vulnerable groups have access to the flexible services of formal and non-formal learning in targeted regions is achieved through 1 output:
Vulnerable groups suffer more from restricted employment opportunities hindering their social and economic inclusion. Due to new reality associated with COVID-19 and in an attempt to contain the pandemic, states have adopted “social distancing” measures, closing businesses and enacting stay-at-home orders. Although distance working had risen even before the pandemic it has now increased substantially leaving vulnerable groups without social protection. Under this action the International Consultant will develop the model of distance and home-based employment opportunities that will provide capacity building of selected vulnerable groups in the target regions to rise their chances for employment thus assisting their economic and social inclusion.
The International Consultant will develop the model based on the studies of the current situation and international experience. The model will also provide suggestions for adapting the model in the fields of e-commerce, call-service and social med and others.
The International Consultant will work closely with the CBLLL Project team to provide expertise and advice in the process of creating access to new educational services in vocational education and training
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultancy involves the following tasks and activities:
Under this activity, the International Consultant shall produce a model that will include the vision, concept and supporting mechanisms for the effective implementation of distance work or home-based work opportunities for vulnerable and special target groups (PWDs, youth, ethnical minorities), as well as the adaptation of the model in the fields of e-commerce, call-service and social media.
The model along with supporting mechanisms will be drafted together with stakeholders, to be further implemented in the target regions of the project. In future, the model will serve as a bases to build capacity of vulnerable groups in fields of e-commerce, call-service and social media and set up the sectoral network on the respective fields.
The international expert is expected to assume the following duties and responsibilities:
All documents shall be developed in English.
Payment Schedule for the initial contract:
80 % - upon submission and clearance of the deliverable 1,2,3 (November 2021)
Deliverable 1 - A document of best international practice on distance work or home-based work opportunities for vulnerable and special target groups. Submission Date: 7 days after the commencement of the assignment
Deliverable 2 – A Draft Model for distance work or home-based work opportunities for vulnerable and special target groups (PWDs, youth, ethnical minorities) along with the adaptation of the Model in the fields of e-commerce, call-service and social media. Submission Date: 15 days after the commencement of the assignment
Deliverable 3 - Presentation on the Model document to the CBLLL project team and stakeholders, conduct a discussion and collect feedback. Submission Date: 17 days after the commencement of the assignment.
20 % - upon submission and clearance of the deliverable 4 (November 2021)
Deliverable 4 - Submit a final report, reflecting the steps undertaken as part of the consultancy, assignment, listing the challenges, and lessons learned. Submission Date: 21 days after the commencement of the assignment.
The International Consultant will work closely with the CBLLL Project team to provide expertise and advice in the process of creating access to new educational services in vocational education and training.
Development and operational effectiveness
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis. Individual consultants will be evaluated against combination of technical and financial criteria. Technical evaluation stage encompasses desk review and interview of applications. Experts not meeting any of minimum technical qualification requirements will be automatically excluded from the list of candidates for further technical evaluation.
Maximum obtainable score is 100, out of which the total score for technical criteria equals to 70 points (70%) and for financial criteria 30 (30%). Technical criteria composed of desk review (40 points) and interview (30 points). Offerors who pass 70% of maximum obtainable scores of the desk review (i.e. 40 x 70% = 28 points because of a desk review of applications will be invited for the interview. Those offerors who pass 70% of maximum obtainable scores for interviews of (i.e. 30x 70% = 21 points) will be considered as short-listed offerors and requested to provide financial proposals.
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum. Payments are based upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount.