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Research Consultant - Phatsa Sakho Nawe
|Location :||Mbabane, ESWATINI, SWAZILAND|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Eight weeks|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Eight weeks|
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.
The UNDP Eswatini Accelerator Lab is part of a three-year global initiative with a high level of ambition, driven by an innovative approach built on the best of current thinking. The global initiative is a response to the widespread recognition that business-as-usual will not take us to the world we want in 2030 and beyond; and that the development community looks to organizations like UNDP to propose new ways of operating that radically re-imagine and shape 21st century development. The UNDP Eswatini Accelerator Lab is an effort at creating a new capability for local decision-makers to develop portfolios of mutually reinforcing solutions to tackle complex issues from multiple angles. It is a country-based implementation modality that provides national partners with a set of new services to better tackle sustainable development problems, unleashing the power of local innovation, collective intelligence and experimentation.
The UNDP Acc. Lab in Eswatini is supporting the Government of the Kingdom of Eswatini to fast-track progress towards meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development targets Goals (SDGs) through innovation and identification of under the radar solutions. In November 2020, the Accelerator Lab got into a partnership with the Eswatini Environment Authority to map and experiment with solutions to the challenge of single use plastic bags waste. As part of this initiative, the partners worked with retailers to map and co-create solutions that would address the challenge at source (at the point of distribution). An experiment was then co-designed with partners, to initiate or test the feasibility of a ban on single use plastic bags through a partial plastic ban that was eventually named “Phatsa Sakho Nawe: Towards a Plastic Bag Free Eswatini”. We are looking for a consultancy that will conduct an assessment of the impacts of the campaign and make recommendations on a way forward.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Resident Representative and direct supervision of the Accelerator Lab team with support from the Eswatini Environment Authority, the Research Consultant will undertake the following responsibilities:
1. Conduct an assessment of the impact of the Phatsa Sakho Nawe Campaign through (but not limited to) the following:
2. Conduct behavior analysis to determine any observed behavioral change during and post the campaign, including an analysis of the consumers’ user journey and provide recommendations for prototypes that can be used to nudge users to bring shopping bags when they do their shopping
Detailed specifications for each individual assignment will be given to the selected service provider.
Time Frame and Payment Schedule
Timeframe: The work is estimated to take a total of 8 weeks. The assignment should preferably start in August 2022.
This is a home based assignment that requires travel within the country and the consultant will not be provided with any office space or office working tools. However, should there be need for temporary working space for a short period, the consultant, upon UNDP’s approval can have access to working space in a shared office or consultant room at UNDP or EEA.
Corporate and Core Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
A master’s degree in Environmental Science, Environmental Economics, social science, Research or any related field or a first degree accompanied by at least 10 years working experience in these fields.
How to Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should submit;
Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach).
Incomplete applications will be excluded from further consideration.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer