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Call for Applications: Pre-Approved Roster for Technical Experts in HIV, Health and Development Support
|Application Deadline :||23-Feb-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)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||To be determined, based on specific assignment|
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 170 countries and territories, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) supports UNDP’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. The HIV, Health and Development Strategy 2016-2021: ‘Connecting the Dots’ elaborates UNDP's work on HIV and health in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UNDP has an important role in supporting health outcomes by supporting countries to address the social, cultural and economic determinants of HIV and health, in partnership with UN entities and other organizations. This is done through UNDP’s core work in reducing inequalities and social exclusion that drive HIV and poor health, promoting effective and inclusive governance for health, and building resilient and sustainable systems for health. UNDP also contributes through its coordinating and convening role in bringing together multiple partners and resources at national and local levels.
UNDP works with partners to address the interactions between governance, human rights and health responses. Sometimes this is done through focused or specialized programmes, such as promoting attention to the role of legal environments (law and access to justice) in facilitating stronger HIV responses, including the use of flexibilities in intellectual property and human rights law to lower the cost of drugs and diagnostics and to increase access to HIV-related treatment. UNDP also works to empower and include people living with HIV and marginalized populations who are disproportionately affected by HIV - also known as key populations - such as sex workers, men who have sex with men, and transgender people. Beyond these focused efforts, UNDP plays a key role in ensuring attention to HIV and health within broader governance and rights initiatives, strengthening of national human rights institutions and increasing access to justice for marginalized populations.
As a trusted, long-term partner with extensive operational experience, UNDP supports countries in effective implementation of complex, multilateral and multi-sectoral health programs while simultaneously investing in capacity development so that national and local partners can assume these responsibilities over time. UNDP partners with countries in crisis/post-crisis situations, those with weak institutional capacity or governance challenges, and countries under sanctions. When requested, UNDP acts as interim Principal Recipient (PR) in these settings, working with national partners and The Global Fund to improve management, implementation and oversight, while simultaneously developing national capacity for governments or local entities to be able to assume the PR role over time. Within the HHD Group the Global Fund – Health Implementation Support Team (GF-HIST) is a dedicated team providing support to UNDP Country Offices throughout the grant lifecycle. The support includes, programme management, monitoring and evaluation, financial management, capacity development and/or transition and sustainability planning and support to strategic policies and plans and funding proposals.
In addition, as a Cosponsor of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and a member of the UNAIDS delegation to The Global Fund Board, UNDP also engages with The Global Fund on important substantive policy and programmatic issues. UNDP, in line with its core mandates, promotes the incorporation of good governance, human rights and gender initiatives into The Global Fund grants. UNDP also ensures that financing reaches key populations affected by HIV such as sex workers, men who have sex with men and people who use drugs. UNDP promotes alignment of grants with national development plans and poverty reduction strategies; and contributes to the further enhancement of the country-level governance of The Global Fund programmes that respects principles of national ownership and aid effectiveness.
UNDP also plays an important role in the response to other health emergencies. This includes assisting countries affected by the Zika outbreak to respond to the broader health and development threat posed by the virus, by ensuring a coherent UN system response at country level, procurement and supply management for prevention activities, communication and community engagement, and analysis of the socio-economic, gender-related, and human rights aspects of the Zika response. In coordination with other partners, UNDP also provided important support to Angola in its response to the outbreak of Yellow Fever that is still affecting the country. Finally, UNDP played an important role in responding to the Ebola crisis by deploying staff to affected countries to support the response.
UNDP’s work in HIV and other areas of health is undertaken by an integrated team working at and across global, regional and country levels. At the global level, the work is led by the HHD Group, focusing on global level advocacy, policy, strategy and partnerships, and provides support for adaptation and implementation of policies and programmes across and by regional hubs and country offices. UNDP also has HHD Group staff working in its Regional Hubs and Country Offices in Africa (Addis Ababa), Asia Pacific (Bangkok and Suva), Latin America and the Caribbean (Panama), Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the Arab States(Istanbul) .
In order to strengthen our capacity to effectively support our partners worldwide, UNDP invites eligible and interested experts, with experience in the health sector, to submit their application to be included in one or several of the specialized Roster categories listed below.
Duties and Responsibilities
A. Programme Management:
B. Monitoring and Evaluation:
C. Capacity Development and/or Transition and Sustainability Planning:
D. National Strategic Plan/Policy (for HIV, TB and/or malaria, NCDs, tobacco control), and funding Proposals development:
E. Financial Management:
F. Prevention and Control of Non-communicable diseases:
G. Addressing the Social, Economic and Environmental Determinants of Health:
H. Health emergencies:
I. Rights, Laws, Key Populations:
J. Treatment Access:
K. Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls:
L. SOGIESC/LGBTI and Inclusive Development:
M. Communication Support:
N. Videography and Photography:
Required Skills and Experience
EducationFor applicants applying for Categories A-L (except Financial Management):
For applicants applying for Financial Managment:
For applicants applying for Communications Support:
For applicants applying for Videography/Photography:
Experience in the following areas will be positively considered:
Evaluation of Applicants:
The evaluation of each application will be based on a set of selection criteria as listed below and on the basis of the information submitted by each candidate. Only candidates fulfilling the minimum expertise, experience and qualifications required will be considered. Candidates who score 64 or more points will be considered as technically qualified and eligible to be included in the Roster.
Relevant Experience:Up to 86 points
Education & Professional qualification: Up to 5 points
Languages: Up to 9 points
a) Applicants will be evaluated against the mandatory qualification requirements;
b) Applicants will be screened and scored against a set of selection criteria based on above.
A review of the daily fees proposed by technically qualified experts will follow, to determine adherence to maximum allowed UNDP daily fees for each of the functional bands.
Inclusion in the Roster:
The successful candidates will be invited to join the Roster and may be called upon to provide specific technical advice/support on an if/when required basis through an Individual Contract (IC) modality.
However, the addition of an individual in the roster does not guarantee a contract with UNDP. The roster will be maintained for a period of 3 years.
Once a consultant is included in the roster, upon receipt of a request for services from the hiring unit, the Roster Manager will screen the roster to identify a match between one or several consultants and the requirements stipulated in the Terms of Reference (TORs) for each corresponding assignment. The identified matched roster consultant will be contacted to confirm availability and to submit an ad-hoc financial proposal. Criteria for award of contract will be dictated by the availability, the level of matching of the expertise with the requirements in the TORs and the cost of the assignment. The daily fee quoted during this application process shall remain as the ceiling fee and cannot be increased for any offered assignment.
Monitoring and reporting arrangements:
Successful applicants will be supervised by an assigned HIV, Health and Development Group /Global Fund – Health Implementation Support Team focal point and/or UNDP Business Unit representative.
Any anticipated mission travel will be included in the TOR for each assignment to allow for inclusion in the financial proposal.
In the event of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets and living expenses will be agreed upon between the respective Business Unit and the Individual Contractor. The UN Advanced and Basic Security in the Field II courses must be successfully completed prior to commencement of travel. Consultants are required to comply with the UN security directives, set forth under training.dss.un.org .
Guidelines for Applications:
Interested applicants are advised to carefully review this advertisement and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described.
Applicants should submit:
Consultants included in the roster will be asked to quote specific daily fees for each concrete assignment, based on their profile matching the TORs.
Please note that our system only takes one attachment. Therefore, kindly scan all your documents into a single PDF file to upload.
Qualified pre-selected consultants will be notified by UNDP of their inclusion in the resulting roster.
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. Qualified women are encouraged to apply
ANNEX 1- INDIVIDUAL CONSULTANT GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS is provided here: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf
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.