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National Consultant for Providing Technical Supports in Promotion of South-South and Triangular Cooperation - K4DM
|Location :||Dhaka, BANGLADESH|
|Application Deadline :||05-Oct-16 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||60 working days over a period of 6 months|
Knowledge for Development Management (K4DM) for ERD UN wing, a joint initiative of the GoB and UNDP Bangladesh has been undertaken in the context of UNDAF Action Plan during the period 2014-16. In the context of declining ODA and increased emphasis on results, the project aims to:
The project aims to work in conjunction with UNDP supported ‘Aid Effectiveness’ project at ERD and at GED titled ‘Support to Sustainable and Inclusive Planning’ to achieve its objectives. The project is mainly anchored in the UN wing of ERD but it will seek to reach out to all Implementing Partners including line ministries, ’civil society, think-tanks, academia, eminent personnel and grassroots and ultimately create an inclusive ecosystem to enable attainment of results stipulated in the UNDAF, especially in the area of UNDP supported results. The Programme is executed by UNDP and it’s implementation authority is Economic Relations Division of Ministry of Finance. Implementation period is September 2014 to August 2017. Total budget of the project is USD 3.00 million which is funded by UNDP as project aid.
One of the major components of the project relates to promotion of South-South and Triangular cooperation. This activity is likely to require formulation of befitting policies from time to time, identification of scopes for attracting South-South and Triangular cooperation to address national development challenges especially in UNDAF areas. At the same time, this output will be attained through consultations and development of business case to engage both public/ private entities along with NGOs and other stakeholders in the delivery of development services as a part of or to supplement UNDP projects. Joint studies and analysis of scope and advocacy will be organized to create interest among implementing partners and those private organizations to join hands to address development challenges.
Against this backdrop, main objective of the consultancy is to enhance ERD’s capacity in coordination of South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives both in the national and global context. Objective also include collection and compilation of best practices and initiatives of South-South cooperation for showcasing in different national and global forum.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The following list reflects the main activities that the consultant is expected to carry out during the mission:
Key tasks include
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant will report to the National Project Director, Knowledge for Development Management (K4DM) for ERD UN wing project (Additional Secretary, UN Wing) and the relevant Assistant Country Director of UNDP.
Duration of the Work
Total duration of the assignment is 60 working-days over a period of 6 months.
The duty station of the consultant is Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of the Candidates:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology
The candidates will be evaluated through Cumulative Analysis method. The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for Financial Evaluation.
Technical Evaluation Criteria (Total 70 marks):
Financial Evaluation (Total 30 marks)
All technical qualified proposals will be scored out 30 based on the formula provided below. The maximum points (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal. All other proposals received points according to the following formula:
p = y (µ/z)
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days).
Candidates are requested to submit their financial proposal using the template from the below link;
Documents to be included when submitting the Proposals
Interested individual consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
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.