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Individual Consultant – Employment Marketplace Expert (For Indian Nationals Only)
|Location :||New Delhi, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||20-Apr-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||One Year|
“Creating Employment and Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Women in India” (Disha) is a multi-year partnership project between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and India Development Foundation (IDF), supported by IKEA Foundation. Project Disha aims to reach out and enable one million underprivileged women in India through training, employment and entrepreneurship skills development, as well as development of a new model of public private collaboration that can be adapted and replicated across India.
As per the evidence available, the smaller urban centres in India are receiving traction in terms of employment sourcing. However, their full potential is not being realised because of the gap that exists in these cities/towns between the employers’ expectation from the candidate and the aspirations’ understanding of the eligibility and their knowledge about the current market scenario, latest industry and employment trends and job dynamics etc. Similarly, the employment market place in these smaller urban centres is highly informal in nature leading to informal employment, low wages, sub-optimal working conditions and lack of access to social security support such as health insurance, Provident Fund and pension. Thus one of the key programme verticals under the Disha Project relates to roll out of an enabling ‘employment market place model’ particularly in Tier2-5 cities and towns in Disha partner states.
The ‘employment marketplace’ envisages the following elements:
Thus it is clear that the ‘Employment Marketplace Model’ envisages a multi-stakeholder partnership that includes local employers/other employment sourcing agencies, skilling institutions including SSCs, universities and other educational institutions, and the local governmental agencies which can dovetail the concerned government programmes.
Currently 10 Youth Employability Services (YES) Centres are operational under the Disha Project which could serve to anchor the employment market place. This footprint is likely to grow through inclusion of institutions such as Employment Exchanges. Further, under Disha a few state-wide ICT-supported programmes have been taken up to provide end to end solutions from mobile-based pre-counselling to linkages with the right skilling opportunities and placements. Disha has set for itself the target of guiding 75,000 women to suitable skilling opportunities and securing jobs/apprenticeship s for 50,000 women through the above mechanism.
In the light of the above, UNDP intends to engage an Expert to drive the Employment Market place model. The Expert will work under the overall leadership and guidance of the Chief, Skills and Business Development and will be responsible for leading this programme vertical to successfully operationalize the Employment Marketplace Model across the existing (and new) YES Centers and selected Employment Exchanges with a view to achieving the skilling and employment targets outlined above. The Expert will be based in the Disha programme unit of the UNDP India in New Delhi.
Duties and Responsibilities
Building and managing strategic partnerships
Leadership and Management
Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Results based management
Required Skills and Experience
Applicants shall demonstrate sufficient capacities to carryout activities to a high standard. The successful applicants will have:
The consultant will undertake travel to consult with the state governments, industry and the civil society after getting travel plans approved by the Chief, Skills and Business Development, UNDP.
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as Responsive to the requirement. Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation;
• Technical Criteria weight - 70%;
• Financial Criteria weight – 30 %
Technical Criteria (70% of total evaluation)
(30% of the total evaluation) based on the total all-inclusive lump sum amount for professional fee for tasks specified in this announcement
Submission of Proposal
Consultant should specify his/her lump sum consultancy fee. Please quote your professional fee only. Do not include travel costs in your financial quote as these will be reimbursed separately, as per actuals, subject to UNDP’s prevailing rules.
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.