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Consultancy – Improving the Quality of Workforce Planning through the Development of People Plans
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||16-Jul-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 :||50 days over 4 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||50 days over 4 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.
UNDP is a global development organization present in over 135 countries and with over 21,000 personnel, recruited both internationally and locally. UNDP’s mission is to works with countries to expand people’s choices for a fairer, sustainable future, to build the world envisioned by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with planet and people in balance.
The recently launched UNDP Strategic Plan, 2022-2025 envisions bold goals, making a difference to millions of lives, through its six signature solutions in the areas of poverty and inequality, governance, resilience, environment, energy and gender equality. Powerful enablers – strategic innovation, digitalization and development finance – are expected to accelerate and scale up results.
The right capabilities, at both organisational and individual level, are essential for UNDP to succeed. This is explicitly captured in the Strategic Plan which commits UNDP to building, through its “People for 2030” Strategy, “the skills and competencies to respond to development challenges of the future. Through attracting new talent and continually building the capabilities of its personnel through targeted learning and development, it will have strengthened its capacity to deliver, with skills in portfolio and risk management, strategic foresight, systems thinking, finance, digital literacy and data management, as well as “frontier” skills such as artificial intelligence and others that may not even be on the development radar yet. Where country priorities call for specialized expertise beyond country office skillsets, for example niche areas of energy or finance, these will be readily accessible.”
Making sure that the required capabilities exist in UNDP requires both a clear understanding of the required and available competencies, skills, knowledge and experiences, as well as ensuring that these are readily available and accessible across the organisation. In this context, strategic workforce planning and management are at the core of UNDP’s integrated people strategy - People for 2030 - launched in 2019.
Phase 2 of People for 2030 aims to implement the strategic HR and talent management framework which has been put in place in order to ensure that UNDP has access to the required capacities and deploys them in an effective manner. This will be achieved by implementing the new, integrated talent management system, accompanied by the development of specific People Plans for Bureaus/Offices, and UNDP as a whole, supported by the strategic HR business partnering and people analytics functions. People Plans will focus on identifying the people implications of business strategies, including strategic workforce planning, in terms of numbers and capabilities, facilitate setting of people goals and KRIs, etc.
Currently, the Office of Human Resources (OHR) in UNDP’s Bureau for Management Services (BMS) has no methodology, process, guidelines or templates for the development of the People Plans. Therefore, OHR/BMS is seeking expertise to address this gap.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will be accountable for the delivery of the following outputs:
Output 1. A methodological note, a process and templates for the development of the business-unit specific People Plans. Development of one Bureau-specific People Plan applying this methodology, which will be used as an example by other Bureaus.
Output 2. A UNDP People Plan, aligned with the UNDP Strategic Plan and People for 2030
The People Plan should answer, as a minimum, these questions:
The consultancy is to be managed and directed by OHR/BMS and implemented in close consultation with relevant stakeholders across UNDP.
Technical / Functional
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (70 points):
Having reviewed applications received, UNDP will invite the top three technically qualified candidates for interview.
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of OHR Deputy Directors and in coordination with the Project Team Coordinator.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.