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Youth Policy Consultant
|Location :||Kuwait, KUWAIT|
|Application Deadline :||16-Dec-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||5 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||5 Months|
UNDP and the State of Kuwait, represented by the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Planning and Development (GSSCPD), strive to enhance institutional capacities at various government agencies by providing them with necessary technical support to strengthen their capacities and skills to perform their expected duties.
Under the framework of the “Youth Empowerment in Kuwait” project, UNDP and The Ministry of State for Youth Affairs (MoSYA) aim to strengthen the capacities of MoSYA and Youth Public Authority (YPA) to enable them to better harness the energy and power of youth and their ability to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is aspired that the long-term impact of the project and of UNDP’s continuous support to MoSYA and YPA will pave the way towards ensuring that the State of Kuwait is well-positioned to play a leadership role in the area of youth empowerment at the regional and international levels.
The project represents a multi-level concerted effort to bolster the capabilities of MoSYA and YPA and expand their assets in order to meet the growing internal and external demand to promote and support youth empowerment. Operationally, the project will put an accent on quality, results, and sustainability to more efficiently develop national capacities to reach the targeted goals.
MoSYA is working on developing Kuwait’s first National Youth Policy (NYP) in partnership with a consultancy firm. The focus of this assignment will be in-depth youth-based evaluation of the major deliverables the consultancy firm will be providing for select work streams.
Within this context, MOSYA is seeking to recruit a Youth Consultant to ensure the national youth policy is being developed according to international best practice. The Youth Consultant is also required to help identify and outline the key areas in which youth-related concerns may come into play in formulating the final draft of the NYP.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Under the direct supervision of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Youth and in close coordination with the UNDP Project Manager, the Youth Policy Consultant is expected to achieve the following outputs through assuming the below tasks associated with each output:
1. Support the development of the National Youth Policy
2. Capacity building, training and ongoing support for Ministry of Youth
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:
Duration of the Work
The duration of this consultancy is expected to be 5 months. Expected start date of the assignment is December 2017.
The consultant is expected to be in Kuwait for the duration of the assignment and will be based at Ministry of Youth
The youth policy consultant should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda
Required Skills and Experience
Masters’ Degree in Social Sciences, Public Administration, Economics, Law or any other related fields.
? Lump Sum Amount
The financial proposal submitted 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. The financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, living allowance, and number of anticipated working days).
Travel: All envisaged travel and other related costs must be included in the financial proposal.
Total score=Technical Score + Financial Score.
Technical Criteria weight - 70%, 700 scores maximum
Financial Criteria weight - 30%. 300 scores maximum
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 490 from 700 point in the Technical part of evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
The selection of candidates will be done in 3 stages:
1st stage: Prior to detailed evaluation, all applications will be thoroughly screened against eligibility criteria (minimum qualification requirements) as set in the TOR in order to determine whether they are compliant/non-compliant.
2nd stage: Evaluation of technical proposals
Short-listed candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 490 points (70%) at the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
3rd stage: Financial evaluation
Cumulative analysis will be used based on the following methodology: All the offers of individual consultants who scored 490 (70% from 700) and more points during the desk review are acceptable for financial evaluation. The lowest financial qualified proposal receives 300 points and all the other technically qualified proposals receive points in inverse proportion per the formula:
The candidate achieving the highest cumulative score for both Technical and Financial evaluations will be recommended by the Evaluation Committee for contracting.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS.
Applicants are requested to compile and submit as one PDF file the below requested documents
Links for the documents to be submitted:
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.