IC - Senior National Advisor

Location : Sittwe, Rakhine State, MYANMAR
Application Deadline :30-Jun-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :4d 10h 23m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :6 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.


Myanmar’s Rakhine State represents a challenging mix of conflict, inter-communal tension, centre-periphery grievances and economic under-development. The state remains one of the poorest areas in the country, and limited employment opportunities have resulted in significant out-migration. Relations between the Rakhine majority and the Muslim minority remain fragile. In the second half of 2017, renewed violence forced approximately 700,000 Rohingya to flee across the border with Bangladesh. Prospects for immediate large-scale refugee return remain elusive. Systemic discrimination against the Muslim minority – the vast majority of whom are stateless – persists, and more than 120,000 remain in squalid IDP camps in central Rakhine. Even beyond the camps, the community continues to face severe movement restrictions, with limited access to health, education and livelihood opportunities. An informal ceasefire between the de facto authorities and the Arakan Army has created a degree of stability in central and northern Rakhine. But the situation is fragile, and a resumption of hostilities would have significant negative impacts on the population. There are also more than 100,000 IDPs from the AA-Tatmadaw fighting in 2019-20, and who could seek to return to their place of origin if conditions allow.

For the UN and other international actors on the ground, Rakhine represents a challenging operational environment. In the northern part of the state, access remains limited – reducing the ability to collect data, conduct comprehensive assessments and deliver services to affected communities. In the central and southern parts of the state, access is better, although recent restrictions in central Rakhine have generated new challenges, and the COVID-19 pandemic has further complicated the situation.


      For detailed information, please see Terms of Reference attached.

Duties and Responsibilities


For detailed information, please see Terms of Reference at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=92527



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=92527

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

  1. Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;(Please see Template attached)
  2. Personal CV/ P11, 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)
  3. Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology, if applicable, on how he/she will approach and complete the assignment;
  4. Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided.

Proposal should be submitted to (either bids.mm@undp.org or UNDP Jobs website http://jobs.undp.org) no later than 30 June 2022  17:00 (Myanmar Time). Email submission should state procurement notice number (2022/UNDP-MMR/PN/057- Senior National Advisor on Rakhine) in the subject line.


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