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OCHA-UNDP Connecting Business Initiative (CBi) Local Networks, Innovations and Impact Consultant
|Location :||GENEVA, SWITZERLAND|
|Application Deadline :||06-May-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|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 :||estimated 1 June 2018 – 31 May 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||approximately 233 working days|
The World Humanitarian Summit was organized in May 2016 to address the scale of human suffering greater than at any time since the Second World War. The Summit generated more than 3,000 commitments to action and launched more than a dozen new partnerships and initiatives to turn the Agenda for Humanity into meaningful change for the world's most vulnerable people.
Leading up to the Summit, consultations with more than 900 companies called for more strategic private sector engagement across disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, response and recovery. They also called for networks and a mechanism to be created to facilitate coordinated private sector engagement. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and a number of partners launched the Connecting Business initiative (CBi) as a response to this demand. CBi is a multi-stakeholder initiative that provides a mechanism for the private sector to engage with the United Nations system, national governments and civil society in a coordinated manner across all stages of disaster management.
CBi is supported by OCHA’s System-wide Approaches and Practices Section (SWAPS) in Geneva and UNDP Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD). These units collaborate with multiple other global units, as well as regional and country offices of OCHA and UNDP, as well as with many other private sector organizations, UN Agencies, NGOs and governments.
The Connecting Business Initiative (CBi) Local Networks, Innovations and Impact Consultant will be based in Geneva, Switzerland. The Consultant will report to the OCHA CBi Program Manager in Geneva and UNDP Global Program Advisor Private Sector in Istanbul. The Consultant will support CBi secretariat in strengthening CBi Member Networks, developing new work streams on innovations and impact measurement, liaising with key partners and supporting events and strategic work areas of the initiative. The activities will be carried out in collaboration with CBi Member Networks, Executive Committee Members, OCHA and UNDP colleagues and other partners.
Duties and Responsibilities
Many of the activities in this consultancy are ongoing as part of CBi’s annual work plan. To this end, the consultant shall prepare a monthly progress report that will detail all milestones reached, including but not limited the support provided to CBi Member Networks, discussions with prospective new Member Networks, number of events organized, products on the pipeline, assignment travel, and tools developed. The CBi Program Manager and UNDP Global Program Advisor Private Sector shall review and accept these reports, and the UNDP Program Advisor Private Sector will certify them for payment.
The following areas are considered to be within the scope of this consultancy:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Under the direct supervision of the CBi Program Manager:
Many of the activities in this consultancy are ongoing as part of CBi’s annual work plan. To this end, the consultant shall prepare a monthly progress report that will detail all milestones reached, including but not limited the support provided to CBi Member Networks, discussions with prospective new Member Networks, number of events organized, products on the pipeline, assignment travel, and tools developed. The CBi Program Manager and UNDP Global Program Advisor Private Sector shall review and accept these reports, and certify them for payment.
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of Applicants
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical (P11 desk reviews and interviews) and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only candidates who will get min. 70% of points in desk review will be invited for interviews. Only candidates who get min. 70% of points in technical evaluation (includes desk review and interview) will be scored in financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation (includes desk review and interview) – max. 70 points:
Please ensure that your experience related to criteria A-F and above mentioned competencies is very well documented in your P11 and cover letter.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation (max points 30).
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain (all in one document):
*Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, health insurance, vaccination, personal security needs and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services...). All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. Other missions which could not be foreseen at the time of the recruitment will be covered separately as per UNDP rules. Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://on.undp.org/t7fJs.
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
Existing literature and further information to get a better understanding of the work can be found from www.connectingbusiness.org .
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.