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International Consultant to develop e-Governance Strategy of the Municipalities in Timor-Leste
|Location :||Dili, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||29-Aug-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||60 days over the period of three months (between September 2022 and January 2023)|
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 Strategic Development Plan (SDP) of Timor-Leste (2010-30) envisages to develop an e-government, where citizens can interact directly with government and get better services using information technology. It recognizes that the current information technology systems and internet access available to the civil service is inadequate for effective management and quality service provision which greatly impedes whole-of-government links, coordination and information flow. Over the years, the country has advanced a lot in the development of ICT infrastructure and its usage both in public and private sectors.
Only recently, the Government of Timor-Leste has come up with Timor Digital 2032 (Timor-Leste’s Ten Year Digital and ICT Development Strategy) with a vision of digital government that is simple, transparent, and easily accessible to all, one where the government is not only present on mobile phones and computers but everywhere, at the Sucos (villages), schools and clinics and fosters civil participation in public policy. The strategy aims to achieve this by ensuring digital and ICTs serve as a mechanism for delivering public services and enhanced access to markets, personal development and job opportunities to those who otherwise would be excluded. Furthermore, through digitization the government seeks to empower its citizens to participate in public policy, adding and generating value for themselves and the Timorese Society.
The Strategy has five strategic digital pillars which include: governance, inclusive economy, health, education, and agriculture. Inclusion and accessibility participation, interoperability, data protection and privacy are the principles of the Strategy. The Strategy has identified five enabling pillars: Digital and ICT Skills, legislation and policy, ICT Infrastructure, proximity and affordability, and national working group for digital transformation. The policy document has come up with 24 goals to be achieved over the period of ten years.
In recent years, some municipalities have prepared their strategic development plans for their overall development; however, they have not been able to fully integrate the e-government into the plans. There is no dedicated unit and human resource for information and communication technology (ICT) at the Municipality level. The municipalities fully rely on the Central Government entities for any ICT support. At the same time, a significant amount of investment has been done in the ICT sector in the municipalities without any strategic vision.
As part of the government’s commitment to implementing decentralization reform, the President of the Republic has promulgated two critical pieces of legislation: Law on Local Power and Administrative Decentralization and Municipal Election Law. The Government of Timor-Leste is getting ready to table Municipal Finance Bill in the National Parliament. All of these combined, the Government of Timor-Leste is embarking on a massive decentralization reform. As the decentralization reform progresses, Timor-Leste’s municipalities acquire more responsibilities and independence regarding service delivery and public finance management roles. In this background, the Project plans to develop an e-government strategy for the municipalities to support e-government development at local level.
This terms of reference (TOR) defines scope of work, expected outputs/deliverable, key qualifications etc. of a firm/company to support the Project and the MSA in development of e-government strategy for municipalities in Timor-Leste.
Duties and Responsibilities
2) OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT AND SCOPE OF WORK
The objective of the assignment is to develop an e-government strategy of the municipalities in Timor-Leste.
Scope of the work
3. EXPECTED DELIVERABLES AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE
4. INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENT
The selected firm will work under the supervision of the National Project Manager (NPM) and Chief Technical Adviser (CTA) on Decentralization and Local Development. The project will support the selected bidder in organizing meetings with the stakeholders and will provide logistical support during the field visits to the municipalities.
The consultant is expected to travel to Timor-Leste once after submitting an inception report and spend 50% of her/his time in Timor-Leste, including travel to the municipalities. The project will provide logistical support including office space and field missions to the municipalities outside Dili. S/he is supposed to work with a national consultant hired by UNDP and should work as the team leader.
5. DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT
60 working days over a period of three months
6. DUTY STATION
Homebased and Dili, Timor-leste
30 days homebased and 20days in Dili
Required Skills and Experience
7. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
Language: Proficient in written and oral English while working knowledge of Tetum and Portuguese will be an added advantage
8. SCOPE OF PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
Lump Sum Contract
The financial proposal must be expressed in the form of an "all-inclusive" lump-sum amount, supported by breakdown of costs as per template provided. The term "all inclusive" implies all cost (professional fees, travel costs (one roundtrip with economy most direct route, living allowances etc.). Under the lump sum approach, the contract price is fixed, regardless of changes in cost components. For duty travels, and other costs required to perform the demands of the TOR must be incorporated in the financial proposal.
Schedule of Payment
The payment will be made based on the deliverables. The selected consultant must submit documents as per the deliverables which must be duly approved and serve as the basis for the payment of fees. The consultant will be expected to produce the deliverables within the agreed timeline under Section D of this TOR to be reviewed and approved as specified in the TOR.
9. RECOMMENDED PRESENTATION OF OFFER
Individual consultants interested in the assignment must submit the following documents to demonstrate their qualification in one single PDF document:
10. CRITERIA OF SELECTION
Individual consultant will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
* Technical Criteria weight 70%
* Financial Criteria weight 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Evaluation (70%)
Qualification, Experience and Technical Proposal (70 marks):
Financial Evaluation (30%):
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Incomplete applications will not be considered and will be disqualified automatically.