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Consultancy – Digital Governance Adviser, BPPS/UNDP
|Application Deadline :||05-Dec-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 :||120 days during 26 December 2022 – 31 December 2023|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||120 days during 26 December 2022 – 31 December 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.
UNDP's Digital Strategy lays out a bold vision, to help create a world in which digital technology is an empowering force for people and planet. UNDP’s Chief Digital Office (CDO) leads the implementation of the Digital Strategy by enabling, accelerating and promoting inclusive digital development within UNDP and throughout its programmatic work across 171 country offices and UNDP’s six signature solutions in the UNDP Strategic Plan.
Building on UNDP’s Digital Transformation framework, implementing inclusive Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI) requires greater collaboration to create the ‘digital commons’ or the Digital Public Goods (DPGs) and accelerate work towards the Sustainable Development Goals. UNDP puts people and human rights at the center of designing these systems so that they are intentionally inclusive and strengthens local digital ecosystems. UNDP’s approach advocates for an equal prominence to the ‘non-tech’ layers of governance, capacities, and community. These bolster DPIs through institutional support, robust governance structures and sustained community engagement to provide citizen-centric services at speed, scale and with appropriate safeguards.
In line with the vision and implementation of UNDP’s digital strategy, UNDP’s governance team enables accountable and effective governance for an inclusive, whole-of-society digitalization, supported by DPIs and DPGs that maintain rights and support progress towards the SDGs. UNDP seeks to promote the responsible use of technology and protect rights along a few dimensions: the structure of the overall governance system, governance of data management, including quality assurance of different platforms, ensuring the right oversight and lawful usage of personal data, and finally, mitigating risks related to privacy, exclusion, and safety. Simultaneously, UNDP continues to support in enabling the right legal, regulatory and policy frameworks in countries.
The digitalization of all parts of the state, economy and society mean that existing public goods - such as trusted information and civic space - are also being transformed through digitalisation. UNDP is supporting countries to work through the implications of this for peaceful, just and inclusive societies, including, for example, the digitalised public sphere, including issues of online civic space, and the shape of digital public goods that can establish and maintain safe, gender-responsive and healthy public participation and debate.
UNDP’s Digital Public Goods for Development (DPG4D) global initiative is funded by the Government of Norway (Norad) with aims to support UNDP incubate and identify its scaling role to improve the availability and discoverability of Digital Public Goods (DPGs) for development. The project has five key areas/workstreams that will be implemented between January 2022 and December 2024. The Chief Digital Office (CDO) catalyzes technical assistance to support key priority areas where UNDP works.
[Project: Governance to enhance the impact of digital ID]
As part of the “implement” and “advocacy” workstream, Chief Digital Office (CDO) works with the BPPS Governance team’s legal identity component on the development of a model regulatory framework, grounded in the UN’s human rights- based approach to the delivery of public goods and services to support the governance of digital public goods, with a focused example of digital legal identity.
The model framework will be used by UNDP partner governments to provide guidance on the non-technology layers of implementing digital public goods in general and digital legal identity in particular. The model regulatory framework will also complement efforts to develop a shared Charter or Vision for digital public goods (DPGs) and digital public infrastructure (DPI). Through establishing a model collaborative process it will support UNDP’s efforts to lead and align with the dynamic discussion around multi-stakeholder approaches to digital public goods.
The ‘rights based’ model framework of laws, regulations and institutional arrangements will itself be a digital public good - freely available as an ‘open source’ document and tool hosted on Github, with country specific variations hosted and available as a ‘fork’ of the model framework. The specific framework serves as a model for regulating digital ID while the approach serves as a model for other frameworks to govern other digital public infrastructure.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
Under the work of the Project: Governance to enhance the impact of digital ID, the following tasks will be completed by the senior consultant:
Scope of Work
Additionally, under the objective ii) to support the conceptualization and development (including resource mobilization) of a UNDP workstream on the governance arrangements for inclusive digital ecosystems, additionally supporting the Governance Team and the Chief Digital Office on tasks which include but may not be limited to:
Expected outputs and deliverables:
Interpersonal and communication skills:
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):
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:
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
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 guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Governance, BPPS and Chief Digital Officer, ExO and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - UNDP P-11 Form for ICs
Annex 2 - IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 4 – RLA Template
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.