Uganda endorsed the UN Reform in November 2018, putting the United Nations Sustainable Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) as the single most important UN country-planning instrument in support of the 2030 Agenda at the national level. With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its core, the UNSDCF (2021-2025) is aligned to the third National Development Plan (NDPIII) and Uganda Vision 2040 and will be implemented by 29 UN entities through three Strategic Priorities: 1) Transformative and Inclusive Governance; 2) Shared Prosperity in a Healthy Environment; and 3) Human Well-being and Resilience.
In order to ensure coherence in promoting UNSDCF programming principles, the UN has formulated Joint Work Plans (JWPs), which stipulate key actions to be undertaken by the contributing agencies across the three strategic priorities. As part of the efforts to further reduce potential duplications and exploit synergies among agencies, the UN is in the process of identifying crosscutting areas that are candidates for development of joint programmes as a means of implementation and resource mobilization.
The commitment to “Leave No One Behind” requires continuous monitoring of progress towards the achievement of the SDGs, placing high data demands on countries. This requires strategies to strengthen national, regional, and global capacities to support data systems and calls for innovative approaches to build capacity in the production, management and use of data for decision-making. In light of this, the UN system in Uganda is desirous of carrying out a review of the status of SDG related data and statistics in Uganda with the aim of identifying intervention areas for development of a joint programme on data and statistics.
Application details and documents available on the below link;-https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=86693
The application should include the following documents/information:
- Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest specifying position of interest and Availability using the template provided (see Annex …).
- Updated Personal CV highlighting past experience in similar assignments and with 3 professional references with contact details (email and telephone).
- Submit a technical proposal of a maximum of 700 words with the suggested outline.
- The offerors’ interpretation of the assignment
- Proposed approach for undertaking the assignment and.
- How the assignment matches with his/her knowledge, skills and experience.
Financial proposal (in template provided in Annex 2) stating an all-inclusive fixed lump-sum fee for this assignment in Ugandan Shillings, supported by a breakdown of costs/ fee per working day. Such total lump sum price must include professional fee, and costs necessary to conduct the assignment such as communication costs, etc. The consultant will be paid against the completion of specific, measurable deliverables as identified in this TOR.
Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants for any inquiries should send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Duties and Responsibilities
The Lead International Consultant will provide overall guidance to the team of consultants in carrying out the following tasks:
- Establishing the adequacy, relevancy, effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability in the generation of data and statistics by sectors, Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), LGs, Academia/Think Tanks, Private Sector and Civil Society, including gender and equity data requirements.
- Establishing the extent to which sectors, MDAs, LGs, private sector, Civil Society and households use data in their decision making, such as planning, budgeting, reporting and accountability for sustainable development in line with the established national, regional and global frameworks.
- Establishing the extent to which the National Statistical System (NSS) has taken advantage of the opportunities presented by technological advancement (such as Big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence, citizen generated data etc.) in the generation, management and use of data and statistics to inform policy and decision making.
- Examining the factors constraining the availability and use of disaggregated (including gender) data in development interventions.
- Identifying opportunities for the UN system in Uganda and other stakeholders to strengthen the generation, management and use of data.
- Based on i-v, facilitating the preparation of a costed joint UN Programme on Data and Statistics, with a clear programme Results and Resource Framework aligned within the framework of the UN principles of statistics.
- Analyzing resource mobilization capabilities, challenges and opportunities as well as provide recommendations on donor intelligence that the UN Country Team (UNCT) can use to take targeted actions to mobilize funds for the actualization of the JP.
- Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN's values and ethical standards.
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN, particularly relating to gender equality and the empowerment of women.
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, sexual orientation, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
- Treats all people fairly and without favoritism.
- Strong skills and experience in sustainable development policies, statistics, data audit, planning, budgeting, resource mobilization, and writing abilities skills.
- Demonstrated experience on project planning and management.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and work well with diverse and multicultural stakeholders.
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
- Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude.
Focuses on impact and result for the partners and responds positively to feedback.
Required Skills and Experience
The consultant should have a minimum of a master’s degree in economics, statistics, public policy or any other closely related social sciences field from a recognized university. A PhD will be an added advantage