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Individual Consultant - Results Monitoring and Evaluation (For Indian Nationals only)
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Homebased (India) with Travel, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||05-Nov-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 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.
UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs). UNCDF uses its capital mandate to support LDCs pursue inclusive growth. UNCDF promotes financial inclusion, also through digital financial services (DFS), as a key enabler of poverty reduction and inclusive growth; and it demonstrates how localizing finance outside the capital cities can accelerate growth in local economies, promote sustainable and climate-resilient infrastructure development, and empower local communities. Using capital grants, loans and credit enhancements, UNCDF tests financial models in inclusive finance and local development finance; ‘de-risks’ the local investment space; and provides proofs of concept, paving the way for larger and more risk-averse investors.
Hosted by UNCDF, the Centre for Financial Health (CFH) is set-up as an umbrella platform towards convening a global coalition and thought leadership. The Centre for Financial Health acts as a convener, providing a platform to bring together global, regional and local actors committed to using financial and digital solutions to improve the financial lives of low-income families—helping them climb - and stay - out of poverty. The Centre creates space for thought leadership where best financial health (FH) practices and models are exchanged and lead to concrete action with governments and the private sector.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The Results Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant shall work under the supervision and direction of the Research and Insights Specialist. The consultant’s key responsibilities are as follows:
1. Design output and outcomes tracking and analysis tools, methods and processes for FH activities based on the Financial Health Theory of Change.
Key Results: FH team has the tools and methods to accurately and meaningfully track progress of outputs and outcomes at the program, global and country level and make adjustments to achieve the greatest results.
2. Manage reporting process against indicators to enable FH program (CFH) to provide meaningful feedback to staff, stakeholders, and funders with a key focus on measuring against objectives agreed on the Theory of Change.
Key Result: FH team has the data to accurately and meaningfully track progress at the program, global and country level and make adjustments to achieve the greatest results.
3. Capacity building of the FH team in the area of results measurement (RM) in order to improve overall program effectiveness and enhance reporting.
Key Result: FH personnel across countries understand and are able to implement required activities in RM to increase the likelihood of effecting positive outcomes in the lives of users of digital payments, in particular those at higher risk of financial exclusion.
4. Conduct research activities related to measurement, working with FH team members globally to harmonize monitoring practices and develop and execute research activities that support FH’s RM and learning agenda.
Key Results: Financial Health is fulfilling its learning agenda, leveraging the data emerging from its in-country or global advisory and sharing results on good practices.
5. Report on CFH performance based on FH’s Indicator framework and the agreed output metrics.
Key Result: FH is prepared and responsive to all evaluation requirements, maximizing the opportunity to utilize them to improve its effectiveness.
The table below outlines the list of deliverables and estimated dates of completion:
Mission travels tentatively anticipated are as follows:
All travel will be requested by UNCDF management on a need basis and compensated on a reimbursable basis following the UNDP/UNCDF rules and regulations that state that consultants shall only be paid the most direct and most economical ticket, as will be quoted by the official UN travel agency. Any amount in excess of the said quotation, such as class and airline preference of the consultant, shall be borne by the consultant. The daily living allowance will be paid in amounts not exceeding the UN established rate.
Please note that UNCDF cannot guarantee residence permits or visas for consultants. Consultants are responsible for securing their work documentation. In the case of national consultants, applicants that are not nationals of the duty station requested will have to prove their residence status.
Provision of Monitoring, Progress Controls & Payments:
People Management Competencies
Required Skills and Experience
Fluent command of written and spoken English is required.
Interested individuals must submit the following documents as proposals in order to demonstrate their qualifications. (NOTE: The system does not allow multiple uploads of document. Applicants must make sure to upload all documents in one PDF file.)
All applications must contain the following information:
Technically-qualified consultants, i.e. consultants who score the equivalent of or more than 70% with respect to the below-mentioned evaluation criteria, will be requested to submit their all-inclusive fixed total contract price. Consultants should not specify their financial proposals on their CV or with their submission. The CV will not be evaluated further in the event the consultant submits the same.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested documents.
Applicants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
Step I: Screening
Applications will be screened and only applicants meeting the following mandatory criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting:
Step II: Desk Review
A desk review will be conducted to produce a shortlist of applicants according to the criteria listed below. Only applicants who obtain 70% of the points at this stage shall be invited for the next step.
Step III: Interview
All candidates who obtain more than 70% of the points at the desk review shall be invited to a panel interview.
Only applicants who obtain scores above 70% of the technical assessment will be considered technically-qualified and will be subject to further review for a financial evaluation
Step IV: Financial Evaluation
The following formula will be used for evaluation of financial proposals:
Lowest priced proposal / Price of the proposal being evaluated x 30
All technically-qualified applicants will be invited to submit a financial proposal based on an all-inclusive lump-sum for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the individual consultant (IC) in completing the assignment are already factored into the lump sum amount submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or living allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Refer to the list of potential travel destinations above. Do note that mission travels will be paid on a reimbursable basis and every travel must be approved by UNCDF’s Programme Manager. The maximum reimbursable amount for each travel shall not exceed the travel per-diem prescribed for each location (see https://icsc.un.org/).
The contact shall be awarded to the best applicant whose offer have been evaluated and determined as:
Individual consultants and persons employed by a company or institution are invited to apply. Any individual employed by a company or institution who would like to submit an offer in response to a Procurement Notice for individual consultant must do so in their individual capacity by providing a CV so that their qualifications may be judged accordingly. Women candidates or women-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.
UNCDF 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.
All selection is on merit.