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RMI NSP Data collection and monitoring consultant
|Location :||UNDP Pacific Office, FIJI|
|Application Deadline :||15-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 :||100 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||100 working days|
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 RMI National Strategic Plan (NSP) 2020–2030 is our apex high-level planning document, which chart’s our country’s vision and over-arching Policy Framework and Objectives.
The NSP sets out our National Priorities and gives context to where we want to be in terms of social, economic, governance, environmental and physical progress, and development over the coming ten years. RMI faces unique challenges, as an atoll country, including to the existential threats from the impacts of climate change and sea level rise. However, there are also unique opportunities that we can leverage to derive higher development results for our people and the country.
The Strategic Level of the NSP links and builds on, the activities and priorities set forth in national polices, sectoral plans, international agreements and ongoing ministry operational plans in guiding our development and charting our progress to meeting our Strategic Policy Objectives.
The government is committed to the implementation of the NSP through linkages to the annual planning and budgeting process. Additionally, the government is committed to ongoing monitoring of our progress to ensure government funds are prioritized and used for the benefit of all RMI citizens.
The NSP will provide guidance to development partners so that the RMI can implement projects through a holistic development approach in the face of the critical issues facing us, including climate change, sea level rise, nuclear legacy and socio-economic development challenges.
A second part of the NSP is the M&E Framework which is currently under formulation. Once completed the M&E Framework will articulate key performance indicators and targets for monitoring and evaluating progress for the National Policy Objectives as detailed in each Strategic Area of the NSP and will be used to monitor and report in the implementation of the NSP. These indicators underpin the NSP Policy Objectives.
The goals and policy objectives will be delivered through coordinated and interlinked government planning, budgeting and service delivery. The annual portfolio budgets of line ministries coordinate with the policy objectives for which they are responsible. Ongoing monitoring and evaluation are critical to successful implementation of the NSP. All of the policy objectives are designed to be linked to specific measurable indicators, targets, and milestones which are to be detailed in the M&E Framework. Annual review evaluating baselines against the milestones and targets will help to identify and evaluate progress. This ensures timely and reliable information is available to inform ongoing planning and budgeting.
The development of the M&E framework and it’s usage requires the active participation of civil society, the private sector, and our international development partners.
The objective of this consultancy is to:
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultancy will work under the close guidance of the Inclusive Growth Deputy Team Leader throughout the assignment period.
The select will be home-based.
Duration of work: The expected duration of this assignment is 100 days from October 2021 and planned to be completed by 31 March 2022. The timeframe and expected deliverables are shown in the table below:
Required Skills and Experience
A minimum of a University undergraduate degree in statistics, economics, social or public policy, development, planning or related fields. A master’s degree (or equivalent) in the mentioned areas is desirable
Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in development statics/surveys, national and sector development planning, social or public policy or related fields. Pacific Islands experience is desirable and experience in Small Island states is advantageous.
Proficiency in English (written and spoken) required.
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultancy 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:
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Shortlisted candidates shall be called for an interview which will be used to confirm and/or adjust the technical scores awarded based on documentation submitted.
Interested consultancies must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Note: Successful individuals will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.
Incomplete and joint proposals may not be considered. Consultancies with whom there is further interest will be contacted. The successful consultancy shall opt to sign an Individual Contract or a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) through its company/employer with UNDP.
For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to Mr. Dale Kacivi - email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org
All applications must be clearly marked with the title of consultancy and submitted by 5:00 pm, 15th October 2021 (Fiji Time) online via UN Jobs website https://jobs.undp.org/ or email@example.com