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National Consultant for the finalisation of the Seychelles Strategic Partnership Agreement 2018-2022 and formulation of the associated results resource framework
|Location :||SEYCHELLES, SEYCHELLES|
|Application Deadline :||07-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||16 working days|
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.
Seychelles is a United Nations Delivering as One Self-Starter country and is in the process of developing its first ever United Nations/government of Seychelles partnership document referred to as the Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA). The SPA describes the United Nations Systems’ areas of collaboration with the Government of Seychelles for the period 2018-2022. This represents a collective, coherent and integrated response by the UN Country Team aligned with the government’s national development priorities based on the country’s economic and social needs, challenges and other aspirations in line with the National Development Strategy (NDS), the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other key documents. The SPA will translate these into a common Strategic Results Framework for development activities based upon which UN organisations, individually or jointly, formulate their actions in coherent results based frameworks.
The Strategic Partnership Agreement has already taken shape after a long consultative process and has two overarching Strategic Priorities:
The RC Office is now seeking the services of a Team Leader and a National Consultant to support the finalization of the SPA and formulation of the associated Results Resources Frameworks of the SPA.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective and Scope
The specific tasks of the consultants are to:
During the assignment, the consultant will work closely with the RCO, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Department of Economic Planning and the local UNDP Office maintaining full focus on delivering key results and any other tasks falling within the ambit of the terms of reference. The RCO will facilitate his contacts with any other stakeholders and with the UNDG when necessary.
Expected outputs and deliverables
The RCO office will make the necessary arrangements for the consultations meetings as necessary.
All documents shall be submitted to the UN office of the Resident Coordinator for Mauritius and Seychelles.
Duration of the work
The consultants will be engaged under a respective short-term Individual contract, and the whole assignment will be for no more than 16 working days for the national Consultant and 12 working days for the Team leader. The assignment will be from 12 March to 20 April 2018 and expected to start on 12 March 2018.
The Individual contractor’s duty station will be home based (for the Team leader) and Seychelles for the national Consultant and therefore will not involve any travel.
Team composition and responsibilities
The team will be composed of a Leader and a National Consultant. The work of the team of consultants will be guided by the Norms and Standards established by the United Nations Evaluation Group. Team members will be requested to sign the Code of Conduct prior to engaging in the review exercise.
Required Skills and Experience
Scope of price proposal and schedule of payments
Financial proposals must be “all inclusive” and expressed in a lump-sum for the total duration of the contract. 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 online jobsite 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 with weights given as follows:
Required expertise and submission evaluation
All submissions will be assessed against the following criteria:
Technical evaluation (70%):
Financial evaluation (30%):
Value for money: The value that UNDP Mauritius will receive from the service provider.
Only the best candidates will be contacted for the next stage.