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Consultancy – Senior Adviser on Global Campaign Programmes, UN SDG Action Campaign, BPPS
|Location :||Home based|
|Application Deadline :||18-Jan-18 (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 :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Possible extension additional 12 months subject to funds availability & satisfactory performance|
The United Nations Millennium Campaign (UNMC) was established in 2002 by former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, to support peoples’ participation in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015) and to assist people in holding their governments accountable to their commitments.
As part of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG), prior to the adoption of the Agenda 2030, UNMC was mandated to lead part of the global consultation on post 2015 to make the most inclusive and transparent process.
As a result, 10 million people participated in this open consultation, and told the United Nations what would make their lives better through the MY World 2015 survey, and the World We Want 2015 platform. This has set a new precedent at the United Nations and with policy makers around the world - opening the door to more people centered policy making.
As natural continuation, after the adoption of new Agenda was adopted in September 2015, UNMC’s was extended as a special initiative of UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon mandated to support peoples’ participation in SDG implementation. The now called UN SDG Action Campaign will work to build new multi-stakeholder partnerships to ensure a transparent dialogue between decision makers and their constituencies, especially the most marginalized and vulnerable populations. It will continue to leverage cutting-edge communication technologies, to show the human story behind development challenges and create deeper empathy and understanding between decision-makers and their people. Finally, it will use data, technology and innovation to empower people with the knowledge and tools to become actively involved in supporting their governments with SDG implementation and to continue to involve as many people as possible in the decision-making process.
Building on the success of its predecessor, MY World 2030 survey is expected to sustain a massive global reach out, with special emphasis in the most vulnerable communities, throughout the implementation of the new agenda as well as implement a more scientific and representative approach requested by policy makers. Plans to start an early implementation are already underway, consequently, the UN SDG Action Campaign is currently looking for a highly qualified and experienced candidate to provide strategic leadership for the MY World Scientific programme as well as other key campaign programmes such as the Global Festival of Action and Data Playground events.
Background: MY World 2030
The MY World 2030 Initiative is an adaptable platform for citizen-generated data and engagement with the SDGs. MY World 2030 allows people from around the world to tell their leaders what they are passionate about in the SDG agenda and give a gauge of perceived progress over the next 15 years. The project will collect globally comparable and nationally adaptive data to report back on SDG progress whilst also building dialogue between decision makers and citizens to contribute a “people’s perspective” on how to implement the new agenda at different levels. The data is intended to triangulate the official information coming from the SDG’s indicators, with peoples’ perspective on how progress is affecting their lives.
The data will be gathered through four main channels:
These terms of reference relate to the tasks and responsibilities for the MY World Scientific component of this initiative.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
Project implementation/ management:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The below deliverables must be submitted with the certification of payment requests. These will be reviewed by the Director of the UN SDG Action Campaign.
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (70 points):
Having reviewed applications received, UNDP will invite the top three to four shortlisted candidates for interview. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points):
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - UNDP P-11 Form for ICs
Annex 2 - IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 4 – RLA Template
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.
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.