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International Consultant - M&E and Reporting Specialist, UXO Unit, UNDP LAO PDR
|Location :||Vientiane Capital, LAO PDR|
|Application Deadline :||11-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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 :||230 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||January - December 2023 (with possible 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.
UNDP Lao PDR:
Guided by the global UNDP Strategic Plan (2022 – 2025) and UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD) for Lao PDR (2022 – 2026), UNDP in Lao PDR works closely with the line Ministries, mass organizations, civil society, development partners, and the private sector at both national and international levels in pursuit of the national socio-economic development priorities defined in Lao PDR’s five-year National Socio-Economic Development Plan (NSEDP) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The UNDP’s work is strongly focused on the provision of policy advice and technical support to the Government of Lao PDR in the design and implementation of national legislation and strategies across four broad Priority Pillars – (1) inclusive growth and reduced inequalities, (2) UXO clearance and risk education, (3) natural resources, climate change and disaster risk reduction, as well as (4) effective, responsive, and accountable governance.
UNDP has a long history working in Lao PDR. UNDP’s comparative advantage has been its ability to work closely with a very broad range of government and local-level institutions at all levels. The new UNDP country programme is aligned with the 9th NSEDP and is anchored in UNDP’s long-term partnership with the Government of more than three decades. The new programme builds on the achievements of the previous CPD that saw the incorporation of the SDGs into the national planning architecture. It will aim to support Lao PDR recover from the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and continue its transition from LDC status, with a particular emphasis on supporting inclusive growth and reducing inequality.
UNDP Lao PDR, UXO Unit:
Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) is, per capita, the most heavily bombed country in the world. More than forty years after the end of the 1964-1973 Indochina Conflict, Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) remains a major humanitarian and socioeconomic challenge to the country, causing deaths and injuries, limiting access to potentially productive land, and adding substantial costs to processes of development. The Government of Lao PDR has been active in the process of clearance since shortly after the conflict. Lao PDR has advocated for the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) and hosted the first Meeting of States Parties in 2010. It also embraced the UXO issue as a key development matter by locally establishing the Sustainable Development Goal 18 (SDG18), “Lives Safe from UXO”.
The next National Strategic Plan for the UXO Sector in the Lao PDR 2021 - 2030, “The Safe Path Forward III” (SPFIII) details the objectives of the Government and its development partners over the forthcoming period where the aim is to reduce the humanitarian and socio-economic threats posed by UXO. A focus of the document, still to be approved by government, is the need to ensure strong integration with development mechanisms, particularly at a provincial level and to ensure actions are focused towards community level priorities for the facilitation of development.
UNDP support to the UXO sector in Lao PDR has focused in two axes, notably: 1) support to strengthening the capacity and technical competency of the National Regulatory Authority, to be able to oversee and steer the sector in pursuance of national strategic goals and obtaining Lao PDR’s unique UXO Action Sustainable Development Goal, SDG 18: Lives Safe from UXO. 2) To provide capacity support for survey and clearance, through support to UXO Lao and the Humanitarian teams of the Lao People’s Army (Unit 58), thus hastening progress towards clearance in impacted communities.
The position is preferred to be based in the UNDP Lao PDR Country Office in Vientiane.
Under the supervision of the Head of UXO Unit, the M&E and Reporting Specialist will be responsible for ensuring effective internal and external communications and UXO sector publications are produced, that M&E practices both within the UXO Unit and among IPs are strengthened, and that outreach and advocacy activities support the implementation of UNDP Lao PDR’s UXO projects. The consultant will provide communications, reporting, editing and M&E support to the UXO team members and projects to ensure UNDP Lao PDR can fulfil its mandate in providing technical and programmatic support to the Government of Lao PDR.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK
The successful applicant will be expected to be responsible for the following:
Task 1: Provide project support to government partners and assistance with compliance functions through capacity building:
Task 2: Review and edit reports, and publications of UXO unit projects
Task 3: Support for M&E within the UXO Unit
Support the UXO Unit to develop yearly monitoring and evaluation plan and create useful monitoring and data-gathering tools if required;
Undertake field trips with key staff and support them in the systematic collection of data to monitor the progress of the project.
Task 4: Support for IP M&E & Reporting capacity building
Task 5; Provides other project support through other communication activities:
Perform other functions as may be assigned by supervisor consistent with qualifications and experience.
Required Skills and Experience
Requirements for submission of proposals
All interested and qualified International or National Individual Consultants should apply online using the following links:
UNDP Lao PDR Country Office website at https://www.undp.org/laopdr/jobs
In order to make your submission, please read the relevant documents available at the links below
Interested Individual Consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
1. Technical Proposal
(i) Explaining why you are the most suitable for the work;
(ii) Providing a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work including the work
schedule for the delivery of outputs/deliverable;
2. P11 Form Education and work experience, including past experience in similar projects and contact references of at least 3 references for whom you have rendered preferably the similar services;
3. Financial proposal: Detailed financial proposal: Lump sum offer with clear cost breakdown against each deliverable. Please use this template Offerors Letter to UNDP
Instructions for online submissions:
Incomplete proposals or proposals received after the deadline will be rejected
Note: Any request for clarification must be sent in writing before the submission deadline to the following emails: firstname.lastname@example.org