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Consultancy - support the Secretariat to the Headquarters Programme Appraisal Committee (HQ PAC), BPPS/DIG
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||20-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|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 :||42 Days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||42 Days|
The Headquarters Programme Appraisal Committee (HQ PAC) is mandated to appraise the quality of the country programme documents (CPDs) to ensure they are firmly linked to the UNDP Strategic Plan and its Integrated Results and Resources Framework, and can make a transformational contribution toward national development results. The PAC reviews CPDs as part of the corporate quality assurance mechanism and as a pre-requisite for clearance for submission to the Executive Board, with the view to providing feedback to Bureaus and Country Offices on their quality as well as for learning and experience sharing. The HQPAC ensures conformity with the UNDP Quality Standards for Programming introduced in 2016.
The Development Impact Group (DIG) in BPPS is the HQ PAC Secretariat and support the smooth functioning of the HQ-PAC and its quality assurance appraisals of all the CPDs to ensure they met these quality standards before they are submitted to the Executive Board for approval. Continuity of support to the HQ PAC functions is critical for achieving consistent programming quality across all country programmes. In 2017 alone, close to 30 new Country Programme Documents and 5 Regional Programme Documents were appraised by the HQ PAC. To this extent, 2018 will be a defining year for the HQ PAC, as the organization will start implementing the recently adopted new Strategic Plan 2018-2021.
In order to ensure the smooth functioning of the HQ PAC Secretariat, the Development Impact Group in BPPS is seeking a consultant to support the first of three HQ PAC sessions planned for 2018. The second session will take place in April-May 2018, in preparation for the EB Session of September 2018. The Consultant will play a critical role in ensuring logistics coordination, record keeping, and liaison with HQ PAC members and Regional Bureaus submitting CPDs
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will be expected to deliver the following, indicative list of deliverables, subject to modification based on the changing needs and priorities of the team:
Expected outputs and deliverables:
1. Support the HQ PAC Secretariat in the Development Impact Group (BPPS) with the process of reviewing and quality assuring up to 13 draft country programme documents (and related documentation) during April and May 2018, in time for the September 218 EB Session. This work will include, but may not be limited to, the following:
2. Upon conclusion of the HQ PAC, upload finalized version of CPDs and accompanying clearance documentations to the HQ PAC online document library, including subfolders, in orderly and timely fashion in preparation for the September 2018 EB session.
3. Support to the HQ PAC Secretariat to produce all relevant material for the September 2018 EB (Item on Country Programmes), including ‘What’s At Stake’ documentation.
4. Reviewing all post-PAC QA ratings and making sure these are recorded on a spreadsheet.
5. Support the analytical work related to the production of the preliminary lessons learned report for the OPG on the 2018 HQ PAC (submission to be scheduled tentatively in December 2018)
Required Skills and Experience
Years of 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.
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% (70 points):
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:
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 Advisor on Knowledge and Innovation, DIG/BPPS 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 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.
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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.