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Roster For Individual Consultants: Inclusive Growth and Jobs Livelihoods
|Location :||Home based and within Africa Region|
|Application Deadline :||15-Feb-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French Spanish Portuguese|
|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 Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development Cluster (IGSDC) of the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) is responsible for supporting the implementation of UNDP’s Strategic Plan at the regional and country level across the Sub-Saharan Africa, working with a network of Country Offices and regional partners. It focuses on integrating UNDP’s economic, social and environmental work into a coherent, sustainable development policy and programming framework. It seeks to provide an integrated package of services covering all strands of sustainable development, including an integrated development planning and inclusive and sustainable growth, sustainable livelihoods and economic recovery in crisis and post crisis situations and natural capital and the environment. Within the auspices of the Post 2015 agenda, this Cluster’s work will address inter alia poverty, economic growth, employment and livelihoods, social inclusion and equality, recovery in post crisis countries, the management of ecosystems and biodiversity, marine resources, extractive industries and chemicals.
In order to ensure continued support to our initiatives, UNDP’s RSCA in Addis Ababa invites candidates to send their applications for inclusion in a Vetted Roster of external experts. The process of including candidates in the Expert Roster is described in the later sections of this advertisement.
Duties and Responsibilities
Tasks assigned in each individual assignment may include one or more of the following :
Policy and Strategy Development:
Project and Programme proposal and document development:
Research and Documentation:
Monitoring & Evaluation:
To be considered for inclusion in the roster, applications would need to demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following thematic areas of work:
Expertise Area 1: UN Sustainable Development Goals and AUC Agenda 2063:
Expertise Area 2: Social Protection, Jobs and Livelihoods:
Expertise Area 3: Local Economic Development:
Expertise Area 4: Private Sector Development and Engagement:
Solid understanding of SDGs and the localization agenda;
Ability to synthesize complex issues drawing synergies and linkages between development issues;
Ability to work with, and analyze data, using relevant tools/computer programs to present findings;
Ability to leverage your personal and the institutional network to achieve greater outreach, share lessons and good practices.
Required Skills and Experience
Following a vetting process, the successful candidates would be placed in one of the following bands:
Evaluation of Applicants:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Stage 1:- Establishing a Roster:
Only those candidates who obtain a total technical score of 70 and above will be included in the roster.
Successful candidates will be included in UNDP RSCA Experts Roster for a period of 5 years, in one of the “bands” indicated above. However, the addition of an individual in the Roster does not guarantee a contract with UNDP.Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
Stage 2:- Evaluation and call off mechanism for specific assignment /Contracting/:
When a request for services arises, the roster manager shall contact the individuals included in the specific area of expertise with ToR, location and dates of the assignment seeking confirmation of availability, as well as other costs such as living allowance, travel cost, etc. The daily fee quoted by the individual during this application process shall remain as the ceiling fee and cannot be increased upwards for any offered individual assignment(s).
Consultants that confirmed their availability for Specific assignment will be evaluated in one of the two evaluation criteria that shall be clearly indicated in the respective assignment ToR.
Lowest price and technically compliant offer:
When using this method, the award of a contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as both:
"Responsive/compliant/acceptable” can be defined as fully meeting the TOR provided.
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Applications should include:
Payment(s) shall be made following certification by the hiring UNDP Office 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.
Interested candidates are stongly advised to carefully review this advertisement, the procurement notice and ToR? and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications required. All relevant information including ToR?&?Procurement Notice can be found?( in English, French and Portuguese ) on :http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=35157
For any clarifications please write to:- firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.