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Project Implementation Consultant
|Location :||Bangkok, Thailand, with possible travel within Thailand, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||30-May-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 :||18 June 2018 – 20 January 2019 with a maximum of 145 days worked.|
UNDP is the UN's global development network advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP’s vision is to support countries in achieving the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
Under the overall guidance of Programme Associate for Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Programme (DGSA) Unit, and Project Manager of LGBTI in Asia, the Project implementation consultant will be responsible for support project administration with focus on LGBTI Asia and others. He/she will be responsible to assist the Project Manager and/or Project Associate in the administration, financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, ICT and to ensure consistency of operations with UNDP rules and regulations.
The Project implementation consultant will be based at UNDP Thailand and will work closely with the Programme, Operations, Communications and other project teams in UNDP Thailand and UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub for effective achievement of results, anticipating and contributing to resolving complex programme/project-related issues and information delivery. The incumbent is expected to exercise full compliance with UNDP programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.
The Project implementation consultant to provide day-to-day administrative and project support to implement the UNAIDS Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF), and the Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) for SDGs project. The position will be supporting two projects as required.
Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) for SDGs
In 2018 UNDP has continued its works to promote peace and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Southern border provinces. UNDP’s global experience demonstrates that preparations for peace are as important as addressing the fallout of conflict. Preparing for peace requires substantive participation by all segments of society, equal access to services, strengthened institutional capacities and ensuring people’s livelihoods provide them sufficient security to allow them to work towards rebuilding the social fabric that a durable peace will require. Lessons learned from UNDP global peacebuilding activities as well as the successful interventions in the Southern border provinces show that peace is more durable and stronger when women leaders are actively involved, and youth are fully engaged in their society.
In order to further consolidate the achievements of STEP I & II, UNDP is launching a new project in 2018. The objectives of this new initiative include:
UNAIDS Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF)
HIV-related stigma and discrimination (S&D) is recognized as a key barrier to HIV prevention, testing, care and adherence to treatment. Currently, PLHIV and key populations and other vulnerable groups continue to face stigma and discrimination when seeking access to health services.
Thailand is committed to reduce 90% discrimination against PLHIV and key populations in health care settings by 2030 and has recognized that reducing HIV-related stigma and discrimination is critical in ensuring proportionate and equitable access to services to those most affected, in particular key populations. While significant progress has been made over the last five years to reduce S&D through the introduction of national monitoring systems to measure S&D and the on-going development and expansion of complaints resolution and rights protection system, issues remain, particularly among key populations.
The overall objective of the UBRAF workplan is to reduce stigma and discrimination in health care setting by 50% in 2020. The objective can be translated into two pillar outcomes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective and Scope of Work:
The Project Implementation consultant will work with the UNAIDS Unified Budget, Results and Accountability Framework (UBRAF) and the Southern Thailand Empowerment and Participation (STEP) for SDGs to provide administrative, operational and logistical support in implementing various project activities in Thailand. The scope of work includes:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The consultant is expected to deliver the followings:
Under the overall guidance of the Team Leader/Programme Specialist - Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy of UNDP Thailand, the consultant will report directly to and work closely with the National Project Officer – Governance, Human Rights and LGBTI, and the Senior Project Manager of UNDP Thailand.
Duration of the Assignment:
18 June 2018 – 20 January 2019 with a maximum of 145 days worked.
Bangkok-Based, Thailand, the consultant may be required to travel to provinces where project activities take place. The living allowance will be agreed prior travel.
Required Skills and Experience
I. Academic Qualifications:
II. Years of experience:
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payment :
Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent. The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP DSA rates.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 400 points):
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 280 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Documents to be Included wehn Submitting the Proposals:
Interested individuals must submit the following documents /information to demonstrate their qualification, experience and suitability to undertake the assignment. All supporting documents (1-4) must be part of the detailed CV and uploaded as one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The short listed candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
Annex I - TOR_ Project Implementation Consultant
Annex II- General Condition of Contract
Annex III - Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual IC, including Financial Proposal Template
All documents can be downloaded at : http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=46413
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.