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Consultancy for supporting the RCO in strengthening the strategic engagement of UNCT in Mauritius and Seychelles
|Location :||Port Louis, MAURITIUS|
|Application Deadline :||07-Dec-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||30 working days from 13 December 2017 to 16 February 2018|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 working days from 13 December 2017 to 16 February 2018|
Support to RCO in strengthening the strategic engagement of UNCT in Mauritius and Seychelles.
Work has already started on the overall UN reform as set out in the Secretary General’s vision for a UN development system that is fit for the 2030 Agenda. Fundamental to this reform, is the vision of a UN as a trusted partner delivering timely and relevant support on the sustainable development agenda, and doing so better together. The reforms seek to establish greater accountability and clarity of leadership, stronger integration of system-wide efforts and action, higher standards of transparency and accountability to government and to people, and a diversity of partnerships needed to deliver on results.
Both Government of Mauritius and Government of Seychelles fundamentally see the UN development systems role as critical in terms of the UN’s ability to provide and support capacity building efforts, promote policy dialogue and advocacy, sharing best practices and identifying lessons, and support for research and data analysis. However, the challenge remains on how to deliver the services that are requested and required from two MICs (Mauritius has been classified as an Upper MIC and Seychelles a High-Income Country) at exceptionally high quality and at the appropriate pace and speed. Moreover, the UNCTs in both countries are largely non-resident making aid coordination more complex. Communication and advocacy is an important tool to engage government and stakeholders but also within and among agencies more so when ICT has become a driver for development and the UN is seeking for ways to accompany the country in this journey with appropriate support.
The RCO is therefore seeking the services of an individual contractor to support the RCO in strengthening its Strategic Engagement Mauritius and Seychelles and elaborate a Communication Strategy and provide suggestions on how to support countries ambitions to embrace ICT.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work and key tasks
The specific tasks of the consultant are to:
During the assignment, the consultant will work closely with the UNCT (mostly online) and the RCO, maintaining full focus on delivering key results and any other tasks falling within the ambit of the terms of reference. The Consultant will also work under the guidance of the UN Development Group Expert team.
It is expected that he or she promptly communicates any justified proposals, requests for additional support by drawing on the assets of the UNCT, as well as the RCO’s early attention to any duplication, inconsistencies discovered.
Expected outputs and deliverables
The consultant shall prepare and submit in soft copy:
All deliverables shall be submitted in draft form for comments and then in final format. Draft documents should be complete and not in schematic form. The documents shall be in English language.
The consultant shall work in close collaboration with the RC Office, the UNCT members and relevant national stakeholders where necessary.
The RCO office will make the necessary arrangements for the consultations meetings.
All draft and final reports shall be to the UN office of the Resident Coordinator for Mauritius and Seychelles.
The contractor’s duty stations will be both home based, and missions based to Mauritius and Seychelles if needed.
Required Skills and Experience
Scope of price proposal and schedule of payment
Financial proposals must be “all inclusive” and expressed in a lump-sum for the total duration of the contract based on UNDP salary rules and regulations. The lump sum is fixed regardless of changes in the cost components.
Payment will be made based upon successful completion of the deliverables as per terms below:
Recommended presentation of offer
Interested parties must submit the following documentation:
Individual consultants are invited to submit applications on UNDP jobsite system as per requirements below. Applications that do not include all of these elements will not be considered.
Criteria for selection of the best offer
The award of the contract will be made to the Individual Consultant whose offer has been evaluated using the “Combined Scoring Method” and determined as:
The selection will be based on a Combined Scoring method – where the technical proposal will be 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted 30%.
Required expertise and Submission evaluation
All submissions will be assessed against the following criteria:
Technical evaluation (70%):
Financial evaluation (30%):
Only the best candidates will be contacted for the next stage.
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.