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Re-advertisement IC Sustainable Development Consultant - NOSD
|Location :||Kuwait, KUWAIT|
|Application Deadline :||16-Jan-18 (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 :||6 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 Months|
UNDP and the State of Kuwait, represented by the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for 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 Institutional Capacity Development for Implementation of the Kuwait National Development Plan (ICDI/KNDP) project, UNDP and GSSCPD aim to create an enabling environment for KNDP results. The aim is to enhance institutional and human capital to elaborate evidence-based plans and policies on Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.
In order to set a course for implementation of Agenda 2030, GSSCPD is planning prepare the first Voluntary National report in accordance with the global and/or nationalized indicators, as determined appropriate by the national authorities in consultation with concerned stakeholders. This will establish Kuwait’s baseline and enable the country to establish a course for integrated and comprehensive implementation of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the year 2030. The process will support stakeholder awareness and engagement and facilitate vertical and horizontal policy coherence, as required by the interconnected and interdependent nature of the 17 SDGs.
Within this context, GSSCPD is seeking to recruit a Sustainable Development Consultant to support its National Observatory of Sustainable Development (NOSD), a department within GSSCPD mandated to promote SDGs implementation by monitoring SDGs indicators on the national level. In addition, a national inter-ministerial committee was established to maintain coordinated efforts among national stakeholders for data collection to capture progress of the SDGs, oversee the preparation of periodic national SDGs reports and support to achieve the SDGs on the national level. The observatory also works to strengthen the alignment of national strategies and plans to meet sustainable development targets. The Consultant will also provide on the job training to relevant national staff at the GSSCPD in this area. The consultancy will contribute to the following:
1. KNDP objectives:
Continue with the development of tools, methodologies, and resources of statistical work on the national level:
2. ICDI/KNDP project outputs:
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Under the overall guidance of the Assistant Secretary General for Supreme Council Affairs and Future Foresight, and the direct supervision of the Head of National Observatory of Sustainable Development, and in close coordination with the ICDI/KNDP Project Management Team, the Sustainable Development Consultant is expected to achieve the following outputs through assuming the below tasks associated with each output:
Strengthened NOSD capacity to enhance coordination among national stakeholders on Agenda 2030:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant will be responsible for the following deliverable
The Sustainable Development Consultant should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum Master Degree in Economics, Statistics, Development Studies, or another related field.
Years of experience:
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Lump Sum Amount
The financial proposal submitted shall specify a total lump sum amount.
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.
Evaluation - Cumulative analysis
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
UNDP Forms 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.