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Social Impact Business Incubator
|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 :||8 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||8 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 United Nations Development Programme with a global presence in nearly 170 countries serves in many respects as the operational arm of the United Nations at the country level and works with partners in numerous countries to promote sustainable development, eradication of poverty, advancement of women and good governance. The UNDP Pacific Inclusive Growth Programme is focused on areas of poverty and inequality reduction, reaching the unreached and leaving no one behind, private sector innovations, sustainable development and alternative financing for development. A major part of the Inclusive Growth (IG) portfolio consists of technical support to the governments and private sector to accelerate progress on Sustainable Development Goals, Local Economic Development and Innovation, supporting livelihoods and building a sustainable economy in the Pacific. UNDP Inclusive Growth has a suite of targeted programs/projects to address UNDP’s leaving no one behind agenda through economic empowerment programs
The UNDP Pacific Inclusive Growth programme is focused on Local Economic Development, specifically Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSMEs) and innovation ecosystems to support livelihoods and build a more sustainable economy. Supporting local MSMEs will also help diversify the economy and open new tax revenue streams & export opportunities, while reducing dependence on imports. Rather than forcing a culture change and working against geographic and physical constraints, the focus would be on existing local resources (human and natural) & strengths, developing an independent self-sufficient place in the economy.
Objectives of this project:
Targeted audience relative to this assignment:
The business incubator will act as a hub, ecosystem builder and support programme for entrepreneurship and innovation in the Pacific. The incubator is envisaged to provide capacity building, advisory and mentorship services, and access to partnerships and finance.
The activity also aims to promote the concept of SDG-aligned social impact entrepreneurship and practices of impact measurement & management.
At the end of the incubation programme, participants are expected to pitch their ideas;
Obligations of the UNDP:
The global pandemic affects the Pacific Island states beyond public health, as local economies rely largely on tourism and travel-related industries, as well as imports and international aid. Many countries around the world are in lockdown, international flights are suspended, and with growing self-isolation measures locally, the pandemic will have a significant challenge on the implementation of the project. Trainings and workshops may have to be implemented virtually depending on the country’s situation and covid-19 safety protocols in regard to large gatherings. Covid-19 safety procedures will need to be practiced at all times during the incubation programme and project period.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Aimed at supporting the growth of entrepreneurs, the incubator is required to design and implement a programme focused on social impact MSMEs and aid in developing business models to help create and grow young businesses through technical and financial services. The social impact business incubator is expected to:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The timeframe and key dates as well as details of key deliverables listed below are indicative and subject to amendment during the development of the workplan.
Duration of the Work
The IC is expected to begin on 1st November 2021 – 30 June 2022
No travel is anticipated for the next 6 months. Should there be any official travel associated with this assignment, travel arrangements shall follow the regular procedures as established for corporate travel and are to comply with provisions of the Security Clearance policy. DSA is paid regularly during travel for work outside the country of duty station as per the corporate travel policy.
Required Skills and Experience
Key personnel should have a minimum bachelor’s degree in Business Management, Marketing, Finance or related field, and at least 3 years of relevant experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The 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 general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources
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 the following methodology…
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.
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 individual consultants 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 individual 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. Consultants with whom there is further interest will be contacted. The successful consultant 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 5:00pm, 15th October 2021 (Fiji Time) online via UN Jobs website https://jobs.undp.org/ or email@example.com