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Consultancy, Conflict Prevention – Results Based Management Advisor/G&PB/BPPS
|Location :||Home-based with Travel to New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||08-Mar-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 :||50 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||March to July 2018|
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Department for Political Affairs (DPA) and more recently the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO), have been collaborating on the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention. First launched in 2004, the programme has grown significantly in recent years.
In 2016/2017, the Joint Programme provided support to 50 countries globally through the UN Country Teams, in many instances involving the deployment of Peace and Development Advisers (PDAs). The deployment of PDAs represents the most visible element of the partnership, though the programme provides broader support in conflict prevention.
Previous deployments of PDAs, coupled with other types of remote support from DPA and UNDP, have enabled UN contributions to violence-free elections or referenda in countries as diverse as Guyana, Ghana, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Togo, Lesotho, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Uganda, and the Solomon Islands; breaking deadlocks and resolving conflicts in Lesotho, Bolivia, Ghana, and Kenya; sustaining viable platforms for dialogue or conflict resolution in Chad, Guinea, Fiji, Georgia, FYROM, Cyprus, and Malawi; and initiatives to reduce insecurity at the local level in Ecuador, Kosovo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Mauritania. During 2018, the programme aims to deploy between 47-48 PDAs and to increase the support being provided to joint conflict analysis and programmatic interventions.
The current programme cycle is coming to an end in May 2018 and new cycle will be designed. An Advisor specialised in Conflict Prevention as well as Results Based Management, and with advanced skills in designing Monitoring and Evaluation frameworks for Conflict Prevention Programmes is required to support this process.
A recent evaluation found that the Joint Programme was consistently recognised by stakeholders as extremely relevant and well situated to support new institutional priorities, particularly as the Programme contributes to bridging the peace and development parts of the UN system at both Headquarters and at the country-level. The Joint Programme was recognised by most stakeholders for being ahead of recent UN system thinking in terms of conflict prevention and was able to positively influence how conflicts are handled and responded to at the country level.
The programme is resourced from multiple funding sources and implemented flexibly across 50 different country contexts where different types of results are sought to be achieved; presenting challenges for employing results-based management methods. Moreover, defining and measuring impact results remain central challenges to the entire conflict prevention and peacebuilding sector. Given these constraints, the results-based programme design, management and M&E need strengthening in the Joint Programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
The following tasks will be undertaken by the consultant in order to draft the next phase of the Joint UNDP-DPA Programme Document:
Expected outputs and deliverables:
A – Draft TOC, results framework, monitoring framework
B – Draft reporting template and the summary of the consultations held
C – Final full programme document with all the elements in the template (including TOC, results framework, monitoring framework).
Duration of Assignment: The consultancy will take place March to July 2018 and will include 50 working days.
Duty Station: The consultancy will be home-based, with a one-week mission to New York to participate in the consultation.
Required Skills and Experience
A minimum of a Master’s degree or equivalent in political science, conflict resolution studies, development studies or other relevant social science.
Language: Proficiency in written and spoken English. Knowledge of other UN languages is desirable.
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.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
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% (700 points):
Having reviewed applications received, UNDP will invite the top three/four shortlisted candidates for interview. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (490 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (300 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of Sanna Tasala, Programme Coordinator, and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.
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 email@example.com
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.
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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.