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VETTED ROSTER FOR TECHNICAL EXPERTS ON GOVERNANCE THEMATIC AREA, SUPPORT TO UNDP KUWAIT PROJECTS
|Location :||Kuwait, KUWAIT|
|Application Deadline :||31-Dec-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
UNDP is the UN's global development network advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP’s vision is to support countries in achieving the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion. To strengthen inclusive and effective governance, the UNDP Strategic Plan focuses on ensuring participation and voice in pursuit of equitable access to development opportunities, and working with poor and other excluded groups as agents of their own development. The plan includes the following outcomes to achieve effective governance: (i) citizen expectations for voice, development, the rule of law and accountability are met by stronger systems of democratic governance; and (ii) countries have strengthened institutions to progressively deliver universal access to basic services. (iii) Faster progress is achieved in reducing gender inequality and promoting women’s empowerment
In order to ensure continued support to our initiatives, UNDP Kuwait invites candidates National and international Consultants to send their applications for inclusion in a Kuwait Nationally Managed Experts Roster. The process of including candidates in the Roster is described in the later sections of this advertisement.
To be considered for inclusion in the roster, applications would need to have expertise in one or more of the following areas of expertise:
Core Government Functions includes:
UNDP supports partners in the building of responsive and accountable institutions at all levels of government. This work is central to ensuring that development is both effective and sustainable for citizens. By supporting member states to deliver quality services, improve accountability and expand the opportunities for inclusive economic and social progress, UNDP builds resilience to crisis and reinforces the dynamic relationship between State and the people, at all levels of society. The required areas of expertise under core government function are listed as follows;
Inclusive political processes includes:
UNDP’s integrated approach to supporting inclusive political processes aims to harness UNDP’s experience and comparative advantage in supporting and strengthening the capacities of political processes and institutions in order to improve citizen participation, voice and accountability and rebuild a stronger and more inclusive social contract. UNDP works collaboratively to support policy development and programmatic approaches to enhance the capacities of key political institutions and groups. The required areas of expertise under Inclusive political processes includes:
Conflict prevention and peacebuilding includes:
UNDP’s work on conflict prevention and peacebuilding promotes social cohesion and empowering nations and communities to become inclusive and resilient to external and internal shocks. This is done by supporting and strengthening of key governance institutions needed to peacefully navigate countries away from potential conflict and ensure durable societal transformations occur. UNDP also works towards deepening gains made at the political and diplomatic level by providing strategic analysis, policy and programme support to the broader UN system and government partners. The required areas of expertise under conflict prevention and peacebuilding are listed as follows;
Rule of law, justice, security and accountability includes:
Strengthening the rule of law and promoting human rights are cornerstones of UNDP’s work to achieve sustainable human development and eradicate extreme poverty. Through rule of law and human rights assistance, UNDP contributes to building peace and democratic governance across the full range of development contexts. UNDP also facilitates broader UN rule of law efforts in crisis and conflict-affected settings through the work of the Global Focal Point for Police, Justice and Corrections. Key required areas of UNDP’s rule of law, justice, security and accountability include;
UNDP advocates for a stronger role for the state and public investment in delivering essential services. This includes assessing the impact of illicit financial flows, legal frameworks for financial regulations, privatization and commercialization on domestic resource mobilization and the delivery of public services in Africa. UNDP contributes to improve the delivery of public services in urban area; including, addressing legislative and local authority challenges, corruption mechanisms and systems to support revenue generation from the informal economy. UNDP also facilitate the governance of natural resources to ensure that the dividends are spread evenly, include key segments of the population, and contribute to economic development and higher social standards. UNDP supports the establishment of frameworks to address systemic vulnerabilities in regional and national oversight of financial systems and the development of effective governance mechanisms to foster public-private partnerships.
Required key areas of UNDP’s Economic Governance work include:
Duties and Responsibilities
Tasks assigned in each individual assignment may include one or more of the following :
Policy and Strategy Advise and Development
Project Design, Formulation & other project related functions
Research and Documentation
Monitoring & Evaluation
Required Skills and Experience
Education, experience and skills
Relevant Field of Education
Degree in governance related field including: Law, Economics, Public administration, development studies, Business Administration, Public Policy, Social Science, Political Science, international relations.
Evaluation of Applicants
Applicants will be screened against qualifications and the competencies specified above and may be may be requested to participate in a brief interview. Interested candidates are advised to carefully review this advertisement and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described above.
Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
Applications should include:
Successful candidates will be included in Kuwait Nationally Managed 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.
Travel: For each assignment UNDP shall reimburse cost of travel from the place of domicile of the individual to the place of assignment (most direct economy fare).
Evaluation of Applicants
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Stage 1: - Establishing a Roster:
Applicants will be screened against qualifications and the competencies specified above and will be evaluated as per following criteria. All applicants will be initially screened against the minimum requirements as in TOR and those meeting the minimum requirements will be longlisted.
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 Kuwait National 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.
Applications should be submitted on the following link: http://unossc1.undp.org/cventry/default.aspx?key=2D443I8K58152T0XC1Z7
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.