International Consultant- Regional Knowledge Systems Mapping and Architecture

Location : Home-based without travels
Application Deadline :22-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :10d 15h 10m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :1st September 2022 – 30th December 2022

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.


For detailed job description please see the Terms of Reference attached as Annex I




Instructions to Applicants: Click on the "Apply now" button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page then the uploading option for the required document will be available.


Interested candidates must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document:


1. Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability with Financial Proposal (in USD) using the template provided as Annex III 


Financial proposal: Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided for the entire assignment. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the proposed fee submitted in the proposal.


If an Offeror is employed by an organization/ company/ institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.


Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR, and deliverables accepted and certified by the technical manager. 


This consultancy is a home-based assignment, therefore, there is no envisaged travel cost to join duty station/repatriation travel. 


In the case of unforeseeable travel requested by UNDP, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between UNDP and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. 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 he/she should do so using their own resources.


2. A cover letter with a brief description of why the Offeror considers her/himself the most suitable for the assignment;


3. Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects and specifying the relevant assignment period (from/to), as well as the email and telephone contacts of at least three (3) professional references;


4. Technical Proposal: in order to assess the suitability of the applicant (see “Criteria for Selection of Best Offer” section in the TOR), the applicant will be expected to present their specific methodology for delivering on the scope of work and expected deliverables outlined in the TOR.  UNDP proposes that the description of approach for the expected deliverables be shaped, bearing in mind the following indicative categories of action for each deliverable as appropriate:-

  • Process level Deliverables (eg the steps, tools and/or approaches one would use for desk review and interview to develop the baseline information that would be analysed to help shape and craft the other deliverables);
  • Mapping level Deliverables (eg. Include any specific digital tools or approaches that might be used to map the various categories of knowledge and data platforms, knowledge systems and assets across the region/select COs);
  • Analysis level Deliverables (eg. Tools and approaches to analyse status, connectivity, synergies, gaps, technical set up and future development plans of knowledge systems and platforms);


UNDP would like a modality that is strongly rooted in uptake of ideas from deep consultation of key focal points, balancing the vision and intent of the UNDP Knowledge Management Strategy, with the region-specific needs and requests, so that there is shared ownership and incentivization of the region to participate in and benefit from the implementation of the Knowledge Management Strategy. Also, to gauge overall years and types of experience, it would be highly recommended that the applicant shows linked examples from past work where their proposed approach, networks, digital or other tools and approaches were used successfully for any similar work done in other organizations, whether private or public.  It is also acknowledged that there may be adjustments once interactions with focal points begin in earnest.


**Failure to submit the above-mentioned documents or Incomplete proposals shall result in disqualification.


**Please group all your document into one (1) single PDF document as the application system only allows to upload maximum one document.


The short-listed candidates may be contacted, and the successful candidate will be notified.



Annex I – TOR International Consultant - Regional Knowledge Systems Mapping and Architecture

Annex II - General Conditions of Contract for the Services of Individual Consultants

Annex III - Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal



All documents can be downloaded at: :

Duties and Responsibilities

For detailed job description please see the Terms of Reference attached as Annex I


For detailed job description please see the Terms of Reference attached as Annex I

Required Skills and Experience

For detailed job description please see the Terms of Reference attached as Annex I

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