Providing National Consultancy on “South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) Framework”


Location : Tehran, IRAN
Application Deadline :03-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :7d 10h 15m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  


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

Proposal should be submitted to the email address of bid.ir@undp.org Please note that the subject of your submission email should be ONLY: IRNUNDP22039 Using any other subject for your email will result in disqualification of your proposal by UNDP automated emailing system.

 

A UN multi-agency programme funded by the European Union (EU) has been recently launched to support Iran achieve sustainable economic and social development by responding to current emerging needs and enhancing the resilience of the most vulnerable communities, in the face of economic and disaster-related shocks. Under this Joint Programme, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will aim at strengthening the resilience of women, youth and the most vulnerable through economic empowerment and disaster preparedness.  UNDP will apply an integrated approach to achieve those objectives through a number of interrelated up-stream and down-stream components, promoting policy-dialogue on the one hand and interconnected programmatic pilot interventions on the other hand.  Two specific components of the work package focus on South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) which is a broad framework of collaboration among developing countries, and the UN Technical Assistance Package (TAP) which intends to promote an enabling environment for systemic change through economic empowerment of vulnerable groups in Iran.

  • South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) Framework
  • Consultation for the implementation of TAP based on the South-South and Triangular Cooperation Framework

This assignment will aim at finalizing the list of priorities for SSTC and knowledge exchange and developing an SSTC framework taking into account TAP priorities and National entities' concerns.

For detailed information please see the Terms of Reference attached hereto as Annex I.


Duties and Responsibilities

Proposal should be submitted to the email address of bid.ir@undp.org Please note that the subject of your submission email should be ONLY: IRNUNDP22039 Using any other subject for your email will result in disqualification of your proposal by UNDP automated emailing system.

 

The consultant will be responsible for performing the specific tasks, as outlined below:

  • Verify the initial list of the priorities with the related stakeholders and get their comments, and finalize prioritized demands for SSTC and knowledge exchange based on government needs with a focus on the areas, such as:
  • Targeted social protection mechanisms;
  • Improved data management for responding and recovering from economic and disaster-related shocks;
  • Youth and women entrepreneurship/service provision;
  • Financial inclusion of vulnerable women and youth;
  • Economic recovery;
  • Local economic development;
  • Job generation/stabilization;

 

  • In the next step, in cooperation and consultation with the focal points of the relevant UN agencies, review and finalize the priorities list based on the areas of interest of Iran for learning and benefitting from other developing countries;
  • Identification and extract the best SSTC practices and best SSTC options potentially contributing to the implementation of TAP;
  • Provide a final report with a summary of how the initial list of the priorities has been prepared, methodology, the scope of work, process, and data requirements/sources;
  • Submit the final SSTC framework document along its programme.
  • Identify SSTC priorities for the implementation of TAP

 

Important Note: The contractor is required to have the IT equipment and infrastructure which is required for successful implementation of the assignment.


Competencies

Proposal should be submitted to the email address of bid.ir@undp.org Please note that the subject of your submission email should be ONLY: IRNUNDP22039 Using any other subject for your email will result in disqualification of your proposal by UNDP automated emailing system.

 

 Qualifications of the Successful National Consultant

The Consultant is required to have the following eligibility criteria:

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in development policies, social science, sustainable development, economic, management, natural resources and relevant fields;
  • 3 years of experience research in development policies and practices, social science, sustainable development, economic and relevant fields;

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Have a good knowledge of the social, economic, and political situation in Iran, and of national and international development issues;
  • Familiarity with UN projects and procedures;
  • Familiarity with, and updated on, various national stakeholders;
  • Strong communication, coordination, and collaboration skills;
  • Good analytical skills in gathering and consolidating data and research;
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English and Farsi;

Familiarity with South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) and Technical Assistance Package (TAP).


Required Skills and Experience

Proposal should be submitted to the email address of bid.ir@undp.org Please note that the subject of your submission email should be ONLY: IRNUNDP22039 Using any other subject for your email will result in disqualification of your proposal by UNDP automated emailing system.

 

 Qualifications of the Successful National Consultant

The Consultant is required to have the following eligibility criteria:

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in development policies, social science, sustainable development, economic, management, natural resources and relevant fields;
  • 3 years of experience research in development policies and practices, social science, sustainable development, economic and relevant fields;

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Have a good knowledge of the social, economic, and political situation in Iran, and of national and international development issues;
  • Familiarity with UN projects and procedures;
  • Familiarity with, and updated on, various national stakeholders;
  • Strong communication, coordination, and collaboration skills;
  • Good analytical skills in gathering and consolidating data and research;
  • Proficiency in verbal and written English and Farsi;

Familiarity with South-South and Triangular Cooperation (SSTC) and Technical Assistance Package (TAP).



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