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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Democratic Governance Roster for Experts in Governance Assessment
|Location :||Varies from home-based to assignments in headquarters/ regional centres or country office|
|Application Deadline :||21-Nov-11 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Varies from a few days to several months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Varies from a few days to several months|
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP supports over 132 countries around the globe in the areas of Poverty Reduction, Democratic Governance, Environment and Energy, Capacity Development, Gender, HIV/AIDS and Crisis Prevention and Recovery. The Bureau for Development Policy (BDP) is UNDP’s policy bureau. BDP plays a key role in helping country offices accelerate human development through UNDP’s programmes and initiatives.
The Democratic Governance Practice (DGP) is the largest practice area in UNDP/BDP. It works on building effective and capable states that are accountable and transparent. The principal areas of work are organized around 3 clusters: Inclusive Participation, Responsive Governing Institutions, and International Norms and Principles.
Through the Global Programme on Governance Assessments, UNDP seeks to assist developing countries conduct country-led assessments to better monitor performance on democratic governance goals. The aim of the Programme, co-ordinated by the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre, is to develop the capacities of government, the national statistics office and civil society in the collection, maintenance and analysis of governance related data and to assist the development of an inclusive and consultative framework for the systematic assessment and monitoring of democratic governance targets.
When conducted successfully, a nationally owned governance assessment serves to strengthen democratic governance at the country level: A democratic governance assessment provides a critical accountability mechanism for government and for citizens to engage on governance issues and voice their opinions, and the data produced by the assessment reflect and address citizens’ concerns. Democratic governance assessments may also offer a superior evidence base for national decision making: Benchmarking progress provides a record of reference for planning, monitoring and evaluation. The Global Programme on Governance Assessment is currently providing financial and technical assistance to 20+ country projects of this kind. For more information, please see www.gaportal.org.
In its efforts of scaling up support to country-led democratic governance assessments, UNDP is looking to expand its roster of technical experts in governance assessments available for consultancy assignments.
Duties and Responsibilities
The range of tasks that would typically be expected from a consultant includes:
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of Applicants Applicants will be screened against qualifications and the competencies specified above.
Applicants will be screened against qualifications and the competencies specified above.
Successful candidates will be included in UNDP’s Democratic Governance Vetted Experts Roster for a period of 2 years. Inclusion in the expert roster does not guarantee a contract with UNDP.
When a request for services arises, the hiring unit/office shall:
The contracting unit/office will provide a specific Term of Reference (ToR) outlining the outputs for each assignment and issue an Individual Contract (IC) to the consultant, detailing the time frame, and frequency/modality of payments.
Conditions of a particular assignment may be negotiable.
Payment/s shall be made following certification by UNDP that the services related to each deliverable, as specified in the contract, have been satisfactorily performed and the deliverables have been achieved by or before the due dates specified, if any.
Please note that an evaluation of the expert must be submitted by the hiring unit before issuance of the last payment on the assignment.
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via the UNDP website.
This call for applications is specifically directed at Governance Assessment Experts. Interested candidates are advised to carefully review this ToR and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described above.
Experts can apply to more than one expert roster. Candidates interested in being considered for other thematic rosters should submit a separate application, in response to the specific vacancy announcement for that thematic area.
All Democratic Governance Vetted Experts Roster announcements are accessible below:
Call for Applications: DG Vetted Roster for Experts in RULE OF LAW, ACCESS TO JUSTICE, SECURITY AND LEGAL EMPOWERMENT OF THE POOR
Experts must submit all materials requested for each thematic area of interest.
Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply. Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are only able to inform the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
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.