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IC/PNG/046-2022 Consultancy for National Programme Review and Design
|Location :||Hela, Southern Highlands and Enga Provinces, PAPUA NEW GUINEA|
|Application Deadline :||03-Jul-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||3d 19h 38m|
|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 :||50 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Over a period of 3 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.
Location: Hela, Southern Highlands and Enga Provinces, Papua New Guinea
Type of Contract: Individual Contract (IC) (1 International & 1 National)
Project: Highlands Joint Programme (HJP)
Languages Required: English
Starting Date: 11 July 2022
Duration of Contract: July – September 2022 (50 Working Days)
This Terms of Reference (TORs) is for a review and design of the Highlands Joint Programme implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as the lead agency, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).
The trajectory of violent conflict in Papua New Guinea’s Southern Highlands and Hela provinces over the last 30 years is concerning. As of end 2017, there were anecdotally 40 separate ongoing internecine conflicts across Hela province which had led to more than 300 deaths and an estimated 100,000 people displaced without accounting for the extent of human rights abuses including gender-based violence (GBV) and sorcery accusation-related violence (SARV) and the entrenched marginalization of women and youth. Exacerbated by weak local governance, these conditions pose a multi-dimensional challenge to economic and human development in both provinces. This highly fragile situation compounded by the presence of a large and highly lucrative extractive project and the proliferation of firearms, places incredible pressure on the realization of human rights, social and structural stability, and human development.
Having identified the unique drivers of conflict in Hela and Southern Highlands provinces, the United Nations in Papua New Guinea (PNG) is implementing a three-year area-based joint programme (first phase), the Highlands Joint Programme for Peace and Development (HJP) with three objectives:
Launched in 2020, the HJP was conceived as a means to sustain the incidental peace and development gains from the UN’s humanitarian and recovery efforts following the February 2018 earthquake. The HJP supports the PNG Government and communities in creating conditions for peace and development in both Hela and Southern Highlands provinces by working across the humanitarian-development-peace nexus.
Guided by the UN and World Bank’s Pathways for Peace approach, the programme logic posits that - if there is a collective focus on addressing the root causes of violence and conflict in the Highlands, then duty bearers and rights-holders will be increasingly empowered, so that a critical enabler for peace and development is strengthened to sustainably support the achievement of the government’s development plans.
The HJP’s results framework focuses on developing the capacity of rights holders and duty bearers while reinforcing their environments to promote mutually supportive, compatible peacebuilding and development approaches in the areas affected by conflict. The expected outcomes by 2022 are:
The HJP aims to contribute to six of the eight key results areas and fourteen goals of the PNG’s Medium-Term Development Plan (2018-2022) while contributing to the Peace Outcome in the UN Development Assistance Framework (2018-2022).
Jointly implemented by seven participating UN organizations (IOM, FAO, UNCDF, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UN Women) with UNDP acting as the technical coherence and convening agency, the programme is targeting priority locations in Hela and Southern Highlands provinces as collectively identified with provincial authorities.
To date, the participating UN organizations (PUNO) are implementing up to forty-five different activities through various projects which operate within the framework of the programme.
Given that the adjacent province of Enga experiences similar experiences of inter-group conflict, participating UN organizations committed in 2020 to explore the possibility of expanding the geographical scope of the joint programme in a subsequent phase of implementation subject to available resources.
Duties and Responsibilities
The purpose of this assignment is two-fold:
The review is timely given that current phase of the programme is set to conclude at the end of 2022, and an endorsement of a second phase of the programme is planned for Nov/Dec 2022.
The review will further determine and identify whether current project objectives and outcomes remain relevant given PNG’s unique socio–economic and political context.
The review will be conducted through close cooperation with UNDP, IOM, FAO, UNCDF, UNFPA, UNICEF and UN Women, and in close consultation with the Government of PNG through the Department of National Planning and Monitoring at the National level, and Hela, Southern Highlands and Enga Provinces at the sub-national level.
This review will assess and provide recommendations on overall programme performance based on the following five key areas:
The review of the above will form the basis of designing a new programme for phase two to be articulated through a revised joint programme document to be produced as a key deliverable.
The review will utilize a combination of document and data review and Key Informant Interviews (KIIs) and Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with key stakeholders in targeted priority provinces including Hela, Southern Highlands and Enga Provinces.
The review will be conducted over approximately two months with fieldwork between August and September. The team will consult with relevant stakeholders, including but not limited to various levels of Government, civil society, faith-based organizations and other development partners.
The following outlines the key milestones in the review process:
The following outputs are required as outlined:
The plan should be no more than five pages and submitted electronically to the evaluation manager and the reference group no less than five days prior to the inception meeting
The final review report should be submitted to UNDP within seven (7) days of receiving final comments.
The principal responsibility of managing this programme review and design resides with Commissioning Unit which is UNDP PNG Country Office. The UNDP PNG Country Office will work with the Reference Group of this Programme Review and Design to ensure it is completed successfully.
The review and design Team will comprise of a Team Leader who is an International and a Team Member who is a PNG National. The Team Leader will take the lead in the review and design with the support from the Team Member. The team leader will have overall responsibility for the delivery of a quality review and design report and should effectively utilise expertise of the team member in meeting the terms of reference and contractual obligations.
Required Skills and Experience
Education, Experience & Competencies for the Team Member - National
The review and design will take place between July to September 2022. The in-country fieldwork will take place between August and September 2022. The timing and duration for the scope of services is up to 50 input days as per the table below. Final dates will be negotiated and stated in the relevant contract.
Minimum Presentation of Proposal:
The proposals will be evaluated using the cumulative analysis method with a split 70% technical and 30% financial scoring. The proposal with the highest cumulative scoring will be awarded the contract. Applications will be evaluated technically, and points are attributed based on how well the proposal meets the requirements of the Terms of Reference using the guidelines detailed in the table below:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract may be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation. Interviews may be conducted as part of technical assessment for shortlisted proposals.
Evaluation Criteria for the Team Member – National
Documents to be included when submitting Consultancy Proposals
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump-sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in instalments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. To assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump-sum amount (including travel, living expenses, and number of anticipated working days).
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel and domestic travel for field missions. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket; should the IC wish to travel on a higher class, they should do so using their own resources.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging, and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Please be guided by the instructions provided in this document above while preparing your submission.
Incomplete proposals and failure to comply with proposal submission instruction may not be considered or may result in disqualification of proposal.
UNDP looks forward to receiving your Proposal and thank you in advance for your interest in UNDP procurement opportunities.
Applications without i) financial offer, ii) P11 form and iii) Documents mentioned under Technical Proposal will NOT be considered for evaluation.
Financial proposal should be on provided format (i.e Annex 3- OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP); The financial proposal should also incorporate the costs related travel to Bougainville including flights, daily rate and other costs
Firms are not eligible for this consultancy assignment (open only for national individual consultants).
Incomplete application will not be considered, it will be disqualified automatically.
Please complete the Statement of Health form and submit along with proposal.