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National Expert on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
|Location :||Yerevan, ARMENIA|
|Application Deadline :||09-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 :||October, 15 2021 – May, 15 2022 (estimated 60 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 2030 Agenda: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda), adopted by world leaders in September 2015 at an historic UN Summit, presents an ambitious, complex and interconnected vision for sustained and inclusive economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental protection, fostering peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. Realizing this vision will require mobilizing and effectively utilizing a diverse range of public and private resources. The Addis Ababa Action Agenda, which outlines a framework for financing the 2030 Agenda, calls for integrated approaches to finance that are driven at the national level.
Strategic development documents (development policies): Armenia Transformation Strategy 2050 (ATS 2050) and about 20 new sectorial strategic documents have been designed since 2018, with the Public Finance Management (PFM) Strategy being approved in 2019. In addition to that there are many other strategic documents which have been designed before 2018 and are still in force. These documents are not always aligned with Government Programme, with each other or with budget programs. Misalignments result in improper design, implementation, and financing of the strategic documents. That’s why, to ensure full effectiveness, the strategies and associated action plans need to be properly analyzed, costed, and aligned with budget programs and integrated financing strategies.
SDGs: Budgeting for SDGs reform paths and solutions vary in their nature and can be applied in isolation or need an orchestrated effort throughout the whole Agenda-2030 timeframe. The modelling of Budgeting for SDGs (B4SDG) choice can vary from a base model aimed at enabling governments in understanding better the alignment of its budget resources with SDGs to a ’best practice model’, where country systems produce SDG related information, including the priorities, targets, progress in achievement of the goals and, most importantly, a wide range of stakeholders, primarily the legislature and CSOs play an active role in SDG-related policy and budget formulation, monitoring, reporting and accountability.
Project overview: Building on the ongoing reforms in the country, the current development of sectoral strategies and the adaptation of an Economic Response Plan to compound crisis in the country, the GoA is committed to translate the vision of the 2030 Agenda into national development strategies, plans and programmes. In line with this objective, the joint UNDP/UNICEF/WFP project “Making Finance Work for Transformative Change in Armenia: Unlocking Finance for Armenia 2030” has been designed to:
This will include measures that can help the GoA develop capacities to reinforce its financing framework as a whole, discover new financing options that can support investments for development strategies and sectors that disproportionately benefit vulnerable groups, and strengthen medium and long-term planning by better aligning investment opportunities with longer-term Megagoals/the SDGs.
 For more information please refer to UNDP (2019) “Budgeting for Agenda-2030 Opting for the Right Model”.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the UNDP Team Leader and direct supervision of “Unlocking finance for Armenia 2030” project coordinator, the National Expert on SDGs(“SDG Expert”) will work closely with PFM expert, National expert on development policies, UNDP, UNICEF, WFP, Ministries and relevant governmental authorities towards aligning sectoral policies with SDG-s and for integrating the SDGs into medium-term and/or annual budget policies.
Duties, responsibilities and key milestones
The SDG expert will be responsible for the following key deliverables:
Payment will be made in the following installments upon completion of the tasks under each output and approval of deliverables by the UNDP country office and PFM Expert:
All outputs will be quality reviewed and approved by UNDP.
Required Skills and Experience
CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications, experience and financial proposal.The contract will be awarded to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 70 points
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 30 points.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.
General Conditions of Contract is available here: GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT
Note: Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents that should be included in the application in one single PDF file and upload it).