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International Training Advisor for Strengthening Integral Local Development by Building the Capacities of the Municipal Authorities in Timor-Leste
|Location :||Ministry of State Administration (MSA), Dili, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||15-Dec-22 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||60 days (between January 01, 2023, and June 30, 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 establishment of strong institutions and capacities at all levels to ensure the delivery and quality of public services has been at the focus of the government and political agenda of Timor-Leste since its independence restored in 2002. Significant progress has been made towards enhancing the process of governance and public service delivery through improved efficiency, accountability, and transparency ever since. At the same time, a lot of challenges and opportunities lie ahead.
The Constitution of Timor-Leste envisages that the State will be territorially organized in a decentralized manner and the local units will have a status of corporate bodies vested with representative organs and their organization, competence, functioning and composition of the organs will be defined by law. In this regard, since the independence of the country, administrative decentralization has been considered a useful tool to promote national identity, territorial cohesion, and socio-economic development.
An initial policy towards administrative decentralization was laid out in early 2006. However, the process could not take momentum due to several political and administrative reasons. Nearly ten years ago, a new impulse to this process was given with the new administrative division of the country followed by the Implementation Strategy of the Administrative Decentralization and the Setting up of the Representative Bodies of the Local Power in Timor-Leste which envisages a gradual but progressive decentralization. Recently, the Government has reaffirmed its commitment to decentralization through Government Resolution N.º45/2020 (Implementation of Administrative Decentralization Strategy and Installation of Representative Organs of Local Government) and aims at developing and approving the necessary legal framework for the implementation of the decentralization process.
In order to meet its commitment and building on the past experiences, the Government of Timor-Leste has been working on revising the legal framework on decentralization. The Ministry of State Administration (MSA), as the nodal agency on decentralization, has been leading this exercise. To support the Government in general and the MSA in particular in their decentralization endeavor, UNDP Timor-Leste has been partnering with the Ministry. In 2021, UNDP Timor-Leste launched the project “Strengthening Integral Local Development by Building the Capacities of the Municipal Authorities in Timor-Leste”.
In this regard, UNDP facilitates the MSA’s efforts to identify gaps, harmonize the legal, policy and institutional framework, including amendment of the existing laws, and build capacities of the local authorities. UNDP hires a team of national and international advisors to provide the technical assistance to the MSA on this matter. These Terms of Reference (ToR) describe the duties, responsibilities, competencies, qualifications of an International Training Advisor.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under overall guidance by the MSA National Director for Human Resources, under direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) and the Project Manager, the incumbent’s main responsibility shall be to advise the Minister and concerned MSA officials on training and capacity building aspects of administrative decentralization in Timor-Leste, including:
Any other tasks assigned by the MSA National Director for Human Resources, the CTA, or Project Coordinator.
Expected Deliverables and Payment Schedule
The incumbent shall be contracted under UNDP terms of contract and work under direct supervision of the Chief Technical Advisor and the National Project Manager (NPA). S/he shall closely collaborate with the National HR Advisor.
DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT
60 working days over a period of six months from January to June 2023.
Homebased and Dili, Timor-leste
10 days homebased + 50 days in Dili, Timor-Leste.
The incumbent is expected to travel to 12 municipalities from time to time, spending at least 1-2 days in each.
Required Skills and Experience
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.
PRESENTATION OF OFFER
Individual consultants interested in the assignment must submit the following documents to demonstrate their qualification in one single PDF document:
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.