Junior Education Consultant for the Innovation for Social Impact Partnership (ISIP) Project


Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :31-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :7d 6h 10m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jul-2022
Duration of Initial Contract :(120 working days spread over 9-10 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.


Background

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

Terms of Reference

 

 

General Information

Job Title:

Junior Education Consultant for the Innovation for Social Impact Partnership (ISIP) Project

Brand:

UNDP Philippines

Duty Station:

Manila, Philippines

Contract Duration:

(120 working days spread over 9-10 months)

Type of Contract:

Individual Consultant

Languages Required:

English, Filipino

 

         

  1. Project Title

 

Innovation for Social Impact Partnership

 

  1. Project Description

 

In 2017, the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the United Nations Development Programme in the Philippines (UNDP) embarked on a six-year partnership to enable Philippine social enterprises to successfully attract impact investors and achieve scale, thus increasing their contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The partnership was concretized through the Innovation for Social Impact Partnership (ISIP) Project. The ISIP Project holistically tackles capacity building, technical support, and policy reforms that benefit the social entrepreneurship ecosystem in the Philippines. Its strategy is grounded on catalytic financing and technical support to social enterprises and higher education institutions.  

 

While it is critical to continue the provision of tailored support to Philippine social enterprises, especially in BARMM and the larger Mindanao Island, where such support is not readily available, efforts should also be reinforced in response to the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the ISIP Project in continuation, yet amended, shall support Philippine social enterprises in overcoming the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including in key areas in Mindanao such as BARMM, Davao City and General Santos City, among others, as well as allow for the implementation of activities that were disrupted due to the pandemic. Parallel to continuing efforts to support social enterprises, there is a need to assist Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that will contribute to a pipeline of innovative social enterprises.

 

The growth of social enterprises in the Philippines has been challenged by the lack of technology and business skills among those who engage in research and development (R&D) and originate ideas such as the HEIs, a poor science and technology orientation and innovative culture, inadequate infrastructure and facilities (such as R&D labs, incubation spaces or centers), and limited venture capitalists, angel investors, and financial institutions that can provide resources.1 Whenever available, these requisites are nevertheless insufficient, inaccessible and/or ineffective to generate technological innovation and spawn globally competitive social enterprises in the Philippines. The ecosystem along with its requisite components that enable SEs to thrive and succeed in the Philippines is simply weak. However, for social enterprise and innovation to thrive, a strong innovative culture and a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem must be in place to support it.

 

To ensure the effective delivery of support to select HEIs in response to said issues, the Project seeks the engagement of a Junior Education Consultant, who will assist in the preparation and documentation of ISIP Education component activities. 


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Scope of Work

 

Under the overall guidance and supervision of the ISIP Project Manager, and in close coordination with the Entrepreneurship Education Consultant, the Junior Education Consultant, will ensure full education component documentation and arrange logistical requirements for selected ISIP Education events. This will have the following corresponding outputs:

 

  1. Ensure full project documentation and logistical arrangement for the conduct of the following Education component activities and events:
    1. Thirty-Hour Incubator Management Workshop
    2. Visiting Professor deployment to five (5) Higher Education Institutions
    3. One (1) ISIP culminating event, related to the Education component

 

  1. Make logistical arrangements for the conduct of the ISIP Education component events mentioned. This includes:
    1. Selection and preparation of the venue, event equipment check, and food coordination
    2. Preparation of workshop kits, registration materials, and event certificates
    3. Participant & resource person arrangements including invitation coordination and confirmation, transmittal of certificates, and travel and accommodation arrangements when applicable.

 

  1. Provide technical and administrative on-the-day support for the abovementioned events and participate in meetings and activities necessary for the conduct of the above activities.

 

  1. Submit a comprehensive activity documentation report for the events mentioned above. This includes the following, which shall be uploaded to the assigned cloud-based platform:
    1. Event highlights, including photo documentation, and event recording when applicable
    2. Event-related materials, including resource person and participant attendance and directory profile, participants’ outputs, evaluation feedback forms, and debriefing highlights

 

D. Expected Output and Deliverables

 

The Junior Education Consultant is expected to accomplish the following activities with corresponding deliverables:

 

Deliverables / Outputs

Estimated Duration to Complete

Target Due Dates

Logistical Arrangement and documentation report for the Incubator Management Workshop

 

Logistical arrangement report includes final venue selection, food, accommodation, and other event related arrangements. Documentation report includes the activity report composed of the event highlights, photo documentation, event recording; and compilation of related documents such as participant directory and profile, participants’ outputs, evaluation forms and debriefing highlights.

45 working days

  1.  

Logistical Arrangement and documentation report for the Visiting Professor Program for each HEI

 

Logistical arrangement report includes final venue selection, food, accommodation, and other event related arrangements. Documentation report includes the activity report composed of the event highlights, photo documentation, event recording; and compilation of related documents such as participant directory and profile, participants’ outputs, evaluation forms and debriefing highlights.

60 working days

  1.  

Education component documentation report for the ISIP Culminating Event and Turnover of all documents

 

Logistical arrangement report includes final venue selection, food, accommodation, and other event related arrangements. Documentation report includes the activity report composed of the event highlights, photo documentation, event recording; and compilation of related documents such as participant directory and profile, participants’ outputs, evaluation forms and debriefing highlights.

15 working days

TBA

Review and Approvals Required

ISIP Project Manager and I&P Programme Analyst

Designated Person to Review and Accept the Outputs

Project Manager and I&P Programme Analyst 

Note: All outputs shall be cleared by ISIP Project Manager, with proper coordination with the Institutions and Partnerships Programme Team.

 

 

E. Institutional Arrangements

  1. The Junior Education Consultant shall report to and be supervised by the ISIP Project Manager, with overall guidance from the Programme Analyst and Team Leader of the Institutions and Partnerships Programme Team.
  2. UNDP Philippines will not provide a workstation, transportation, or ICT equipment for the Consultant. The Consultant is expected to have his/her own equipment, office space, and internet connectivity.
  3. UNDP will provide the virtual platform for the conduct of meetings, dialogues, and webinars throughout the engagement, and the cloud-based platform where the Consultant can upload all required deliverables and relevant reference documents.
  4. UNDP Philippines shall be entitled to intellectual property and other proprietary rights over all materials that have direct relation to the project.
  5. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic situation in the Philippines, all work of the Individual Consultant shall be done within the guidelines and protocols set by the local and national government.

 

F. Duration of Work

 

The Junior Education Consultant will be engaged for 120 person-days unless revised in a mutually agreed upon timetable by UNDP and the Consultant. Changes in the duration of the contract will be implemented through issuance of a contract amendment.

 

G. Duty Station and Travel

 

Duty station is Mandaluyong City[MLIJ1]  but the Junior Education Consultant can work remotely during the contract, provided that s/he is able to attend in-person meetings and events, as deemed necessary.

 

The Junior Education Consultant may be required to travel within Metro Manila and to Mindanao (Cagayan de Oro, Davao City, General Santos, OR selected BARMM areas) during the conduct of the ISIP events mentioned in this TOR, subject to community quarantine restrictions and UNDP travel advisory. Cost of compliance to COVID-related health requirements and regulations of offices to be visited, if and when necessary, will be borne by the consultant. Travel related expenses, such as flights and accommodations, related to any required travel to Mindanao will be borne by the Project. [MLIJ2] 

 

 [MLIJ1]Mandaluyong City [MLIJ1]

 [MLIJ2]costs of compliance to covid-related health regulations of offices to be visited, if and when necessary, will be borne by the IC [MLIJ2]


Competencies

Corporate Competences

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN mission, vision, values and ethical standards
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

 

Other Competencies

  • Demonstrates strong analytical skills, and mature judgement;
  • Ability to work in close collaboration with a group to meet strict deadlines and plan the work according to priorities;
  • Demonstrates capacity to plan, organize and execute effectively;
  • Ability to establish effective working relations in a multi-cultural team environment;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Facilitates and encourages open communication in the team and with stakeholders;
  • Excellent written communication and presentation/public speaking skills


Required Skills and Experience

 

H. Qualifications of Successful Candidate and Criteria for Selection

 

 

The Offers received will be evaluated using a combined scoring method - where the technical proposal will be weighted 70 points and combined with the price offer which will be weighted 30 points.  

 

The CV will be reviewed using the criteria in the table below. Only offerors who will obtain a minimum of 70% or 49 out of 70 obtainable points will be shortlisted and considered for evaluation of the financial proposal.

 

Qualification 

Max Points 

University degree in social sciences, business management, community development, development management, public administration, economics, sustainable development, finance, public policy, organizational management, or other relevant fields 

 

14 points for Bachelor’s degree; 17 points for Master’s; 20 points for PhD; additional 1 point for relevant specialized trainings, maximum 20 points

20 

Minimum two (2) years of relevant work experience providing technical, logistical or administrative assistance for private, government, or non-profit organizations

  

21 points for two (2) years, additional 3 points for each additional year, maximum 30 points 

30 

At least two (2) projects or programs supported, coordinated, and/or implemented for public institutions, private enterprises and/or educational institutions  

  

14 points for two (2) projects, additional two points for each submitted workshop or related program supported and coordinated, maximum of 20 points 

20 

Proficiency in the English and Filipino Languages, additional Bangsamoro languages preferred 

 (must be indicated in application)

Pass/Fail in English and Filipino

TOTAL 

100 points 

 

This vacancy is also open to members of the academe and research institutions. Note that for staff of government-owned universities and organizations, a ‘no objection letter’ is required from the employer formally certifying that their employees are allowed to receive short-term consultancy assignments from another entity without having ‘on-leave-without-pay’ status and including any conditions and restrictions on granting such permission.

 

I. Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

 

The Junior Education Consultant must send a financial proposal based on an all-inclusive lump-sum amount for the delivery of the outputs below. The total amount quoted shall include all cost components required to deliver the services identified above, including professional daily fees X number of person-days and any other applicable costs (e.g., software and online tool/platform subscriptions) to be incurred by the Individual Consultant in completing the assignment. If travel to Mindanao (Cagayan de Oro, Davao City, General Santos, OR selected BARMM areas) is necessary, UNDP will shoulder the travel expenses as agreed with the Consultant. These travel expenses should not be included in the financial proposal.

 

The contract price will be fixed output-based price. Any deviation from the outputs and timelines will need to be agreed on between the Consultant and UNDP through a contract amendment.

 

Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the Consultant at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the Consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration.

 

Payments will be made upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables by target due dates. Outputs will be certified by the Programme Analyst of Institutions and Partnerships prior to payments.

 

DELIVERABLE

TARGET DUE DATE

PERCENT OF FEE

1

Upon submission and acceptance of the following:

  • Logistical plan and arrangements for the Incubator Management Workshop and Visiting Professor Program

TBA

15%

2

Upon submission and acceptance of the following:

  • Logistical arrangement and activity report of the Incubator Management Workshops

TBA

35%

3

Upon submission and acceptance of the following:

  • Logistical arrangement and activity report for the Visiting Professor Deployment Program (for each of the five participating HEIs)

TBA

35%

4

Upon submission and acceptance of the following:

  • Activity report and logistical arrangement for the education related component of the ISIP culminating event
  • Turnover and Upload of all documents in assigned cloud-based platform, including activity reports, attendance sheets, registration sheets, updated directories, evaluation forms, photo and video recordings, etc.

TBA

15%

TOTAL

100%

 

J. Recommended Presentation of Offer

 

The following documents may be requested:

 

  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP.
  2. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate
  3. Relevant sample work – submitted activity report or process documentation reports for projects and programs supported will earn additional points in the selection criteria process
  4. Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the Consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration. 

 

Offerors must upload in one (1) file the documents mentioned above.

Templates for a) P11 Personal History Form and b)  Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal (Annex 2) are available through the link below. UNDP General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contractors  are also available:

http://gofile.me/292aN/FJEcICt8l

Incomplete submission of required documents may result in disqualification.

Please see the deadline of submissions above.

Because of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.

 



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