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Consultant for Systemic Design
|Location :||Suva, FIJI|
|Application Deadline :||02-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||31 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||31 days|
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.
Global development challenges have become increasingly interconnected and susceptible to fast changes. Most of the time, the current public policy and development practice are targeting ad-hoc issues at the symptom level, mostly leading to either sector-based or single point solutions that may lead to short-term improvements but rarely can lead to sustainable change at the system level. To achieve the latter, one requires strategies that appreciate the systems mindset, that embrace the complexity and ambition to create impact at scale and embody those capacities that can continuously zoom in on understanding the root causes of problems. Such strategies make it possible to identify critical leverage points that can trigger transformation, and then zoom out to spot the interlinkages between stakeholders, and the related power dynamics, processes, and sectors at the system level, that may be influenced and transformed through changes at the leverage points identified.
Waste management is one of the complex challenges emerging in the Pacific. The complexity of waste management lies not just with the entangling relationship between stakeholders and the interrelated waste management process, but also with the depth of causes, from the surface to the root, associated with waste and the spinning effects on human well-beings and environment.
In many countries current patterns of waste (mis)management have contributed not only to environmental degradation but have also shown impact on public health (via worsening water, soil and air quality, blocking of natural drainage leading to increased flooding and proliferation of malaria) and economic development (fishing, agriculture, tourism). Increasingly, questions have been raised by consumers, the CSO and scientific communities and governments, that there is a need for a rethink of current modalities of waste management with attendant shifts to a more circular economy, which aims to minimize the generation of the waste and optimize the utilization of energy, materials and other relevant resources. It needs multiple interventions that engage various actors, including the private sector, with differentiated but cooperative roles in the system. Since governments are faced with complex challenges like waste management and have historically struggled to generate and implement impactful integrated solutions, we need an approach that will blend understanding of complexity, with collaborative design and experimentation to drive systems’ change.
While UNDP has built a strong reputation over the years, recently the organization’s development practice has been going through a major rethink, with stronger attention being paid to using innovation and integrated delivery of expertise to address complex development issues, to make support to client countries impactful and relevant to the delivery of the SDGs. As part of this trend and to strengthen UNDP’s offering to client governments, UNDP Asia and the Pacific has established the Regional Innovation Center (RIC) in Bangkok in 2018, with 10 Accelerator Labs in Asia and the Pacific and another 10 being set up. They will be called to support key partner governments in dealing with complex frontier development problems and embedding circular economy solutions wherever benefits from such approaches can bring maximum impact.
Given this background, UNDP Accelerator Lab Pacific (Fiji) is keen to apply the approach of systemic design and portfolio logic to develop experiments to act on key leverage points in the system and shift the paradigm towards a more circular future in waste management. UNDP Accelerator Lab Pacific (Fiji) is looking for a consultant, who has expertise in systems thinking and would be able to apply them in portfolio design, to be the lead facilitator and mentor along the journey of systemic waste management with UNDP Accelerator Lab Pacific (Fiji) and key stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will work closely with UNDP Accelerator Lab Pacific in Fiji to conduct the assignment. The IC will need to
A. Expected Outputs and Deliverables
B. Institutional Arrangement
The contractor will be expected to work closely with the UNDP Accelerator Lab Pacific’s (Fiji) Head of Community Research and Ethnographic Solutions Mapping, Head of Exploration, Head of Experimentation, and the Regional Innovation Specialist. Deliverables will be reviewed and approved upon the quality by the Head of Community Research and Ethnographic Solutions Mapping, Mohseen Dean, and under the overall guidance of UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Yemesrach Workie.
C. Duration of the Work
Duration: 31 days
D. Duty Station
Duty station: Homebased, and one-off travel to UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji for the systemic design workshop facilitation and coaching session.
Required Skills and Experience
A.Qualifications of the Successful Individual Contractor
A.Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration.
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent. The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP Living Allowance rates.
B.Recommended Presentation of Offer
Candidates wishing to be considered for this assignment are required to submit the following documents:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The short-listed candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
C.Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on cumulative analysis.
The award of the contract shall be made the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%) and financial criteria (30%).
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Financial Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 30 points)
The financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
D.Annexes to the TOR
For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to Mr. Dale Kacivi at email@example.com /firstname.lastname@example.org
All applications must be clearly marked with the title of consultancy and submitted by 5:00pm, 2nd June 2022 (Fiji Time) online via UN Jobs website https://jobs.undp.org/ or email@example.com