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IC/020/21 - International Consultant on Capacity Building in Functional Review
|Location :||Home based with 3 visits to Uzbekistan for at least 5 w/days each, UZBEKISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||10-Nov-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||80 working days in 13 month with at least 3 visits to Uzbekistan for at least 5 w/days each|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||November 2021 – December 2022|
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 “Improved Public Service Delivery and Enhanced Governance in Rural Uzbekistan” project aims to enhance the capacity of government agencies for improved public service delivery by expanding accessibility to public services, integrating service delivery systems and decentralizing their access; as well as by enabling the necessary mechanisms to support these changes and ensuring their sustainability.
By improving delivery of public services, the project will contribute to improving the quality of life of vulnerable sectors of the population in rural areas - such as women, youth and children, the elderly, and people with disabilities – by enhancing their access to public services and by increasing the quality of service delivery. This project also aims to strengthen citizen participation through a variety of outreach and social accountability mechanisms that enhance people’s voice in decision-making processes and increase their access to information; effectively increasing the transparency of Uzbekistan’s local governance system.
The project objectives are congruent with government policy demands in designing and implementing initiatives that would foster institutional effectiveness, transparency and participation and change management. Thus, project objectives are clearly linked with the country’s reform aspirations and strategies.
The project has organized the functional review of:
2) preschool education departments;
3) drinking water supply departments (Suvoqava) in five pilot districts. Some proposals resulting from the functional analysis of khokimiyats were discussed during a meeting at the Ministry of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction and were integrated in the draft Government resolution on new structure of district khokimiyats. An article about the functional analysis of khokimiyats was published in the magazine “Economic review”.
The FR of other institutions (back offices) continues. The Public Services Agency, the Cadaster Agency under the Tax Committee and the Ministry of Construction have been selected as target institutions for the on-going FR.
The International Consultant on will provide strategic guidance on implementation of all the project initiatives related to the capacity building activities of government officials in FR initiatives and knowledge transfer in public services delivery in Uzbekistan.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Required Skills and Experience
Master's Degree in Management, Political Science, Public Administration, International Relations, IT, Economics, Social Sciences, Administration, Law or related fields.
Fluency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of Russian would be an advantage.
Interested candidates need to apply online at www.jobs.undp.org and upload requested documents in Part 4 of Procurement Notice no later than end of November 10, 2021 (New York time). Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged to your email address provided in application. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary.
Link to application at the UNDP Job Site – https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=102713
(cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work).
Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged to your email address provided in application. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary.
You can review detailed Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference and download templates from the UNDP Procurement Notices Site following the link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=84699 . (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work).
Application submitted via email, incomplete applications or received after the closing date (November 10, 2021) may not be given consideration.
For more detailed information about UNDP Uzbekistan please visit our website at www.uz.undp.org UNDP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates, people with disabilities, and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. UNDP Balance in Manage Policy promotes achievement of gender balance among its staff at all levels.
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