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Digital Economy Statistics Specialist
|Location :||Riyadh, SAUDI ARABIA|
|Application Deadline :||21-Sep-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 Months with possibility of extension|
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 increased use of technology over the past decades has driven new means of transformation in many economic produce and services to be influenced, partially or fully, by digital inputs and outputs. This has created a digital economy that is interconnected to many sectors and activities within the Saudi economy. To fully understand the extent of this economy and measure its contribution in the GDP of the Kingdom, GASTAT has established a digital economy department that is leading this measurement along with other surveys that focus on the access and usage of ICT. The main focus of this project is provide GASTAT with the required expertise in ICT statistics, with a special focus on the measurement of the Kingdom digital economy. This project aims to build the whole statistical cycle of a digital economy survey and data pipeline, from the scope to the management of the statistical methodology, and cover all the technical aspects required to measure the digital economy contribution in the Saudi gross domestic product (GDP).
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective within the Framework of the UNDP Project
The digital economy statistics expert will provide technical expertise and assistance in the fields of information and communication technology statistics and indicators that lies under the digital economy definition (currently based on the OECD definition of digital economy). He/She will work in the digital economy department, under the supervision of the department director, and will oversee 3 statistical survey; two of them are existing and one is new. The digital economy expert will also implement capacity strengthening activities, including training and mentoring, for the digital economy statistics team. The technical support and capacity strengthening expected from the expert under this assignment include the following:
Provide expertise on principle and best practices methodologies (including households and businesses samples) and frameworks, provide statistical and ICT trainings to the digital economy statistics teams and provide coaching and on-the-job-training for team
Duration of Assignment:
Total contract duration is 12 calendar months. With a possibility for extension based on the need, performance and funds availability.
Duty Station and Expected Places of Travel, if any:
The assignment will be based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at Head Office, The General Authority of Statistics
Desired additional skills and competencies
Achieve Results: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact
Think Innovatively: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems
Learn Continuously: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences
Adapt with Agility: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands
Act with Determination: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results
Engage and Partner: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration
People Management: Address conflict in a timely manner, not allow conflicts in teams linger.
Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced degree in statistics or economics with an emphasis on ICT sector.
PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS (Standard text - do not change)
The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:
Daily Fee – The contractor shall propose a daily fee, which should be inclusive of his/her professional fee, local communication cost and insurance (inclusive of medical health insurance and evacuation).
Travel and Visa – The contractor shall propose an estimated lump-sum for Home-Riyadh-home travel (economy most direct route) and Saudi Arabia visa expenses.
The total professional fee shall be converted into a lump-sum contract and payments under the contract shall be made on submission and acceptance of deliverables under the contract in accordance with the schedule of payment linked with deliverables
All proposals must be expressed in a lump sum amount. This amount must be “all-inclusive”. Please note that the terms “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, travel costs, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal.
The contractor will be paid an all-inclusive Deliverables/Outputs based lump sum amounts over the assignment period, subject to the submission of Certification of Payment (CoP) duly certified and confirmation of satisfactory performance of achieved work (deliverables/outputs) in line with the schedule of payments table hereunder:
** The National Project Coordinator - The General Authority for Survey and Geospatial Information (GASGI) shall certify and authorize all payment instalments and accompanying payment invoices prior to payment.
**For each payment a certification of payment shall be signed and approved by The National Project Coordinator - The General Authority for Survey and Geospatial Information (GASGI) attached to it explaining the accomplishment of the deliverables corresponding to the respective quarterly progress report.
Reimbursement costs/ travel costs will be paid on the basis of actual expenditure and should not exceed the approved amount in the contract calculation sheet.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Candidates that fail to submit the required information will not be considered.
All necessary information including: Complete Procurement Notice, The Selection Criteria, and Annexes are found on the following link under Procurement http://procurement-notices.undp.org/
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Step I: Screening and desk review:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.
Applications will be first screened and only candidates meeting the following minimum criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting:
Shortlisted Candidates will be then assessed and scored against the following evaluation criteria.
Step 2: Technical Criteria – Maximum 70 points
Qualification and Experience (40 points) [evaluation of CV]:
Interview (30 points);
The panel may select 3-5 candidates for interview, whom obtained high score depending on the number of applicants.
* Technical Criteria: weight 70% and 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.
Financial proposal – Maximum 30 points