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INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANT FOR THE PREPARATION OF THE REGIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN FOR OÉ-CUSSE
|Location :||Oe-Cusse, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||26-Feb-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Portuguese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||5 calendar months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||February 2018 - July 2018|
PROJECT TITLE: Institutional Development of Oe-Cusse Special Administrative Region and Special Zones of Social Market Economy (ZEESM)
Timor-Leste has been making steady progress towards socio-economic growth, but challenges abound. The Government has articulated its developmental vision through a National Development Strategy, demonstrated clear political commitment to social protection and is embarking on a range of governance and public finance reforms. However, a high poverty rate (almost 50%), double digit inflation especially food inflation that directly impacts the poor, high dependency rates resulting from the demographic profile, high youth unemployment and institutional structures and systems that need to be strengthened present challenges to development. These challenges are visible in Oe-Cusse district, an enclave nestled within the Western Timor province of Indonesia and with an estimated population of 70,000. Oe-Cusse’s developmental challenges are deepened due to its geographical location, weak and very basic institutional base and low public investments in services, making efficient governance difficult at best.
The Constitution of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste (RDTL) accords a special status to Oe-Cusse, stating that it shall be ‘governed by a special administrative policy and economic regime’ (Article 71, Clause 2) and a law was passed by the National Parliament in 2014, establishing the Authority of the Special Administrative Region of Oe-Cusse Ambeno and the Special Zones of Social Market Economy (ZEESM).
UNDP has been providing policy advice to the Special Zones for Social Market Economy (ZEESM) Office since its establishment and has developed a program to help the Authority and ZEESM conceive, establish and operationalize institutional and developmental structures and systems in Oe-Cusse. The frame work for UNDP’s support to the Oe-Cusse Authority and ZEESM is built around two components: (i) governance and (ii) sustainable and innovative development. The proposed assistance is aligned with the priorities of the Fifth Constitutional Government as articulated under Timor-Leste Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030 to establish special zones of social market economy to transform the lives of the people of Oe-Cusse with an integrated approach to sustainable, social and economic development.
A key area under the governance component is to development of the Regional Development Plan. To this end, services of an international Regional Planning Specialist are required. The Specialist will work under the overall guidance and direction of the President of the Authority and the day to day supervision of the Programme Manager of UNDP ZEESM TL project.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK:
Summary of Key Functions:
EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
The Regional Planning consultant will deliver outputs and related tasks:
Lead the preparation of the Regional Strategic Plan for Oé-Cusse
In coordination with the field consultant and the 18 Suco’s facilitators, the consultant will prepare and implement a first workshop to get inputs and discuss key development bottlenecks for each of the 18’s Sucos.
Provide Staff with Knowledge, Skills and Competencies Necessary to Grow on the Job
The consultant will work under the overall guidance and direction the Coordenador Interino do Gabinete Técnico de Acompanhamento and the UNDP ZEESM TL project Manager.
Required Skills and Experience
The consultant must have the following qualifications:
?SCOPE OF PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
9.1 Financial Proposals
The financial proposal must be expressed in the “all inclusive” lump sum amount cost inclusive.
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.