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Regional Finance Consultant
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||31-Jan-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||20 January- 31 March 2018|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 51 working days with possibility of extension|
The United Nations Action for Cooperation Against Trafficking in Persons (UN-ACT) is a regional, UNDP- managed Project on human trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS: Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam), supporting a more coordinated response to trafficking in persons and prioritizing capacity building amongst key stakeholders. It builds on its predecessor, the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP), which came to a close in early 2014.
A key area of work for UN-ACT is to help strengthen the knowledge base for more informed interventions against human trafficking. It has developed a research strategy emphasizing the analysis of vulnerabilities to and trends in trafficking in persons, and the impact of counter-trafficking efforts. Current projects are seeking to examine the experiences of both regular and irregular migrant workers with recruitment practices and employment conditions.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Finance Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Regional Project Manager (RPM) to provide support with all financial and operational aspects of UN-ACT Regional Management Office.
The Finance Consultant will work in close collaboration with UN-ACT staff in the six Project Offices, Global Shared Service Unit (GSSU), and Finance Unit of UNDP Operational Support Team to exchange information and ensure consistent service delivery.
Scope of Work
I. Provide assistance to Project Management in budget and financial aspects of the project. Develop, operate and manage UN-ACT’s ATLAS Finance System and Data Management System (DMS) to accommodate emerging project needs
II. Financial Coordination with UN-ACT Country Offices and UNDP APRC, Financial Tracking and Reporting
III. Provide financial and accounting services to ACTIP Regional Management Office
IV. Support to smooth functioning of the project
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant will be required to submit report on documenting days worked as assigned by supervisor.
Overall monitoring and progress control will be provided by UN-ACT’s Regional Project Manager (RPM).
Duration of work: 20 January 2018- 31 March 2018 (Up to 51 working days) with possibility of extension.
Duty Station: Bangkok, Thailand with no travel.
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The contract will be based on daily fee
Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period.
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology Cumulative analysis
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%). and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The short-listed candidates may be contacted and only the successful candidate will be notified
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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.