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Re-advertisement - Local Expert to Provide Technical Back-Stopping and In-House Capacity Building Services to Economic Development Policy and Research Department
|Location :||Kampala, UGANDA|
|Application Deadline :||11-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One Calendar Year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One Calendar Year|
Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development (MoFPED) through its Economic Development Policy and Research Department (EDP&RD) is mandated to monitor, assess and communicate Uganda’s economic development policy and its results. One of the functions performed by EDP&RD, in this regard, is economic development management which includes alignment of the national development policy framework with Uganda’s international and regional commitment.
As a party to the global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its Seventeen (17) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Government of Uganda (GoU) has undertaken to domesticate the SDGs within its policy, planning and programming framework. This commitment will be realized, on the one hand, through enhancements in Government’s approach to some of its current knowledge and policy communication products such as the Sustainable Development Report. On other hand, GoU is open to additional and complementary initiatives suited to its sustainable development agenda. One of such initiatives is the recent undertaking by GoU to explore the development and use of a national Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index alongside the existing national income poverty measurement parameters. This is in acknowledgement of the broader ambition on poverty reduction espoused in the SDGs which now define poverty as having multiple forms, with a target to reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions by 2030.
Government’s effective response to the changed development management context described above requires enhancement of staff analytical and statistical capacity. Equally important is the need to ensure that measures by Government to this end are systemic and not stand alone in design and execution.
Objective of the consultancy:
In light of the above background, MFPED with support from UNDP is seeking to strengthen the internal technical capacity within EDP&RD to accommodate the new context of sustainable development in its economic development management function. MFPED is accordingly seeking to recruit and position a national expert (hereinafter referred to as Policy Research Officer) within EDP&RD to offer broad support in development policy analysis and knowledge management; and to specifically mentor relevant EDP&RD officers in the conduct of MFPED’s role in driving the sustainable development policy agenda.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and supervision of the Commissioner, EDP&RD, the Policy Research Officer is responsible for:
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
The Commissioner, EDP&RD will be the focal point at the Ministry and responsible for coordination of the assignment, with additional technical guidance from the UNDP’s Strategy and Policy Unit.
Duration of the Work:
The assignment is expected to take a period of one calendar year in accordance with the scope of work and indicative period for submission of deliverables above.
Price proposal and schedule of payments:
Evaluation Method and Criteria:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical criteria weight; - 70%;
Financial criteria weight; - 30%.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Criteria – Maximum 70 points.
Technical Criteria weight: [70%]
Financial Criteria weight: [30%]
Only Individual Consultants obtaining a minimum of 70% on the Technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Submission of Application:
The candidate is required to submit an electronic application directly uploaded on the UNDP jobs website with all the requirements as listed here below. Annexes and further information may be downloaded on http://procurement-notices.undp.org no.46286.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document to this website - http://jobs.undp.org no. 78809.
Interested applicants should submit applications through uploading of all their required documentation in one single pdf document on this website only.
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.