International Consultant - Training/Capacity Building (TCB) Specialist


Location : Yangon with travel to 70% in the field locations (if the security situation allows), MYANMAR
Application Deadline :22-May-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :1 June – 31 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.


Background

In response to the prevailing multi-dimensional crisis in Myanmar, UNDP has put together the Community First Programme (CFP), representing UNDP's strategy in Myanmar from 2021 to 2023. The CFP consolidates UNDP's development efforts in Myanmar and pivots its focus toward supporting community recovery, building resilience, and meeting the basic needs of the most vulnerable populations. In addition, the CFP establishes the principles, strategies, and mechanisms for operating across the country in accordance with UNCT’s Principles of Engagement which guides the programme and helps ensure neutrality, coherence across all interventions, and effective management of risks. Given the volatile and unpredictable situation, the CFP established built-in mechanisms to (i) anticipate - through robust analysis of multi-dimensional vulnerability and risk identification - the opportunities and challenges in different locations or related to different stakeholders, (ii) learn through trial and error and adapt design and implementation (including scaling) based on lessons learned, and (iii) adjust course according to new information, including reallocating resources as needed. 

 

The Enabling Community Recovery and Resilience (ENCORE) Project is a critical component of the UNDP CFP. ENCORE aims to empower the most vulnerable communities from crisis to recovery and then to long-term development and resilience through a range of short-term, intermediate, and long-term interventions (Figure 1). Specifically, the project shall work closely with these vulnerable communities to (i) address their most basic needs, (ii) restore livelihoods, (iii) rehabilitate basic community infrastructure, (iv) recover community resources, (v) address environmental issues and promote the use of renewable energy and climate-friendly technologies, while, at the same time, (v) continuously building community disaster preparedness and capacities to manage risks. 

 

For detailed information, please see Terms of Reference.


Duties and Responsibilities

For detailed information, please see Terms of Reference at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=91091


Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards and acts in accordance with the Standards of Conduct for international civil servants;
  • Advocates and promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism.

Functional Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of the natural resource management particularly lake and watershed management, the concept of sustainability and sustainable development in the region and developing countries;
  • Ability to quickly grasp and synthesize inputs from a range of disciplines related to sustainable financial mechanism forenvironmental conservation;
  • Ability to advocate and provide technical advice on the relevant sector/theme;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision;
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office;
  • Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners, respectful and helpful relations with all UN/UNDP staff;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage


Required Skills and Experience

For detailed information, please see Terms of Reference at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=91091

 

Interested Individual Consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  1. Brief description/ cover letter of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment.  Please paste the letter into the ‘Resume and Motivation’ section of the electronic application
  2. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;(Please see Template attached)
  3. P11 Form, indicating the past experience relevant to the assignment, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;(Please see Template attached)
  4. Financial Proposal 

 

Proposal    should    be    submitted    to    (either       bids.mm@undp.org       or    UNDP    Jobs site http://jobs.undp.org no later than 22 May 2022, 24:00 hr (COB, YANGON). Email submission should state procurement notice number (2022/UNDP-MMR/PN/048 – Training/Capacity Building (TCB) Specialist) in the subject line.

 

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