National Consultant - Project Coordinator – Anti-Corruption Initiative


Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :06-Jul-15 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
27-Jul-2015
Duration of Initial Contract :6 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :July – December 2015 with maximum of 120 working days

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.


Background

Corruption is a serious pandemic which is rooted in the values and structures of the Thai society. It undermines the country’s democracy and rule of law and has created social upheavals and impediments to Thailand’s development.  Despite countless efforts, the problem still persists and continues to be a major obstacle to Thailand’s economic, political and social development. Of particular concern is the Thai youth - the future workforce and citizens of this country - which show a particularly high acceptance of corruption.

With this in mind, UNDP designed and implemented a national youth campaign in 2012 and held university-level anti-corruption camps across the country. This led to the formation of the Thai Youth Anti-Corruption Network (TYACN), reaching more than 5,000 students in over 90 universities nationwide.  The advocacy of anti-corruption activities of the Network is built around the idea of a ‘Refuse To Be Corrupt” café, a social enterprise which will be managed by the Network groups at university levels. The first of these cafes is currently being set up under a partnership with True Coffee and will be piloted at Khon Kaen University (KKU) and Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU) and will be open in early 2015.

The project coordinator will support the coordination of youth anti-corruption network activities and liaise with stakeholders to ensure seamless collaboration and successful delivery of project outputs. The Project Coordinator will be supported by the private sector partner, responsible staff and students at the two pilot universities as well as the Programme Analyst of UNDP’s Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit.


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work

The project coordinator is to work closely with the private sector partner, responsible staff and students at the two pilot universities as well as the Programme Analyst of UNDP’s Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit to support the coordination of youth anti-corruption network activities and liaise with stakeholders to ensure seamless collaboration and successful delivery of project outputs. Under the guidance of the UNDP Deputy Resident Representative and in close collaboration with UNDP colleagues, the project coordinator will perform the following tasks:

Provide coordination and guidance on all matters pertaining to the smooth implementation of youth anti-corruption network activities, specifically for, but not limited to, the following activities:

  • Finalisation of café design and construction at KKU;
  • Launch/Grand Opening event of the two pilot cafés;
  • “Refuse To Be Corrupt” network’s activities at KKU, UBU, and other universities;
  • “Refuse To Be Corrupt” cafes’ operations and management;
  • Youth camps and training of students;
  • December International Anti-Corruption Day; and
  • Sponsorships and management of “Refuse To Be Corrupt” merchandises.
  • Ensure that activities are being performed adequately and on schedule;
  • Liaise and coordinate activities with key stakeholders;
  • Communicate with UNDP staff responsible for project implementation support on the status of activities;
  • Provide support to communications in drafting/developing media advisories, press releases, and other communications materials; and
  • Undertake activities to promote Network’s media coverage.


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Excellent communication and organization skills;
  • Effective interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of Thai Youth Anti-Corruption Network is an advantage;
  • Full computer literacy and experience in working with PC-based equipment;
  • Strong communication and reporting skills and ability to work in a team.

Client Orientation

  • Contributing to positive outcomes for the client;
  • Anticipates client needs;
  • Works towards creating an enabling environment for a smooth relationship between the clients and service provider;
  • Demonstrates understanding of client’s perspective.

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing 
Developing tools and mechanisms 

  •  Makes the case for innovative ideas documenting successes and building them into the design of new approaches;
  • Identifies new approaches and strategies that promote the use of tools and mechanisms.

Core Competencies:

  • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents;
  • Building support and political acumen;
  • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation;
  • Building and promoting effective teams;
  • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication;
  • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization;
  • Leveraging conflict in the interests of UNDP & setting standards;
  • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member;
  • Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking.


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications:

  • Thai National Only with Bachelor’s degree in social science.

Years of experience:

  • One to two years of experience in coordinating national events/functions

Language:

  • Fluency in English is required.

Final Products:

  • A timesheet with a monthly summary of activities and tasks completed as well as  supporting documents and materials.

Provision of Monitoring and Progress Control:

The project coordinator will report directly to the Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP Thailand and shall work under overall supervision of Programme Analyst, Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy, UNDP Thailand.  The Programme Analyst will review the progress and quality of assignment upon outputs prior to issuance the payment.  Review/approval time required to review/ approve outputs prior to authorizing payments is 7 – 10 days.

Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:

Interested individuals must submit the following documents /information to demonstrate their qualification, experience and suitability to undertake the assignment.  All supporting below documents (a-d) must be part of the detailed CV and uploaded as one document:

  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;
  • Personal CV or P.11[1], indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment
  • Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided.  If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.

 [1] UNDP P.11 Form can be downloaded from http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/corporate/Careers/P11_Personal_history_form.doc

Financial Proposal:

Professional Fee: The contract will be based on daily fee.

The financial proposal will specify the daily fee in Thai Baht (THB). The payments will be made to the Individual Consultant based on approved timesheet on a monthly basis and upon completion of the deliverables.  To submit Financial Proposal, please use Template of Submission of Financial Proposal provided in Annex IV.

Travel: Payment of travel costs including tickets, living allowance, terminal expenses and other travel related cost should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel. The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP DSA rates. Repatriation travel cost from home to duty station in Bangkok and return shall not be covered by UNDP.

Evalution:

The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

* Technical Criteria weight; 70%

* Financial Criteria weight; 30%

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 350 technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Detail can be found on website: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=23132.



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