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Consultant: Technical Adviser to Support the PRAIA Group on Governance Statistics
|Location :||Praia, CAPE VERDE|
|Application Deadline :||28-Jul-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English French Portuguese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Up to 100 days over 5 month period|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||5 months|
The Praia Group on Governance Statistics (the “Praia Group”) was created by the UN Statistical Commission in March 2015, to contribute to establishing international standards and methods for the compilation of statistics on the major dimensions of Governance, and to collaborate with the UN bodies and other organisations concerned with specific aspects of Governance statistics.
The overall objective of the Praia Group is to encourage countries produce Governance statistics based on sound and documented methodologies. The specific objectives of the Praia Group are:
The Praia Group is one of the few city groups which being hosted and chaired by a developing country; Cape Verde. The challenge is to ensure sufficient human and financial capacities exist at the national statistics office of Cape Verde, i.e. Institute Nacional de Estatística de Cabo Verde (INECV) fulfil its mandate effectively.
The UNDP including the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre, in view of its long-standing commitment to enhance the quality and impact of governance assessments and to strengthen national capacities for the production of high-quality governance data at country-level, has been appointed by the UN Statistical Commission to provide technical and financial support towards the creation and launch of the Praia Group on Governance Statistics.
Duties and Responsibilities
Tasks will include, but not be limited to:
The Technical Adviser will provide facilitation support to the Secretariat of the Praia Group on Governance Statistics, with the following:
Required Skills and Experience
Institutional arrangement/Reporting relationships
The Secretariat of the Praia Group, under the supervision of its Steering Committee, will provide overall supervision of the assignment. The Consultant will also interact regularly with UNDP BPPS and provide weekly updates on progress in the assignment to the Advisor at the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre.
The consultant is expected to arrange her/his own travel and be responsible for ticketing, visa and accommodation. . Travel costs for mission travels will be covered by UNDP if prior approval is obtained.
The application is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications.
Step 1: Submission of technical proposal. That will include providing application via UNDP Job-shop (jobs.undp.org )
Interested candidates should provide the following documents and information:
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposals:
Applicants are required to submit their financial proposals in US Dollars for this consultancy to email@example.com, using the financial proposal template available here: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=45780. The proposals should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following subject heading: “Financial Proposal Praia” by the application deadline (20 July). Proposals received after the deadline may be rejected. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal should be all-inclusive professional daily fee, and include a detailed breakdown of the cost. The term ‘all-inclusive’ implies that all costs (professional fees, assignment- and mission- related travel expenses as provided above, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the financial proposal. The cost of the assignment shall be linked to the deliverables specified above and reflected in the Section B. of the Financial Proposal template.
Criteria for selection:
Only those candidates who meet the minimum level of education and relevant years of experience requirements will be considered for the technical evaluation. The technical evaluation will include a desk review, and may also include interviews with shortlisted candidates. The mandatory, brief description and justification will be used and an evaluation tool for shortlisting candidates.
Combined scoring method – where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted a max of 70%, and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.
Method: cumulative analysis method will be used to evaluate proposals.
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical criteria weight: 70 (70% of total obtainable scores).
Financial criteria weight: 30 (30% of total obtainable scores)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 (70%) points on technical part will be considered for the financial evaluation.
Criteria and scores for technical evaluation (total 70):
Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points maximum):
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:
The award of contract will be made to the individual consultant who receives the highest combined score out of the weighted technical and financial criteria as specified above.
General Terms and Conditions_Individual Consultant (IC) http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf.
Confidentiality and Proprietary Interests
The Technical Adviser shall not either during the term or after termination of the assignment, disclose any proprietary or confidential information related to the consultancy service without prior written consent. Proprietary interests on all materials and documents prepared by the consultants under the assignment shall become and remain properties of the Praia Group.
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.