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Information Management Consultant/CRU
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||20-Jun-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||06 Months (with possibility of extension)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||06 Months (with possibility of extension)|
UNDP’s Strategic Plan (2018-2021) recognizes the importance of contextual analysis, crisis prevention and recovery, and the management of multidimensional risks as fundamental for development. The objective of the Crisis Response Unit (CRU) is to ensure that UNDP is well positioned to respond in the timeliest and most effective manner to crisis, triggered by natural hazards or armed conflicts alike. CRU is also the leading entity on emergency preparedness enhancement, including through early warning and risk management. CRU is responsible for UNDP’s corporate crisis response strategy and capability, primarily regarding sudden onset crises and complex protracted crises, and serves advisory, coordination and operational functions.
The mandate of CRU includes guiding the organization’s corporate preparedness for crisis response, which encompasses corporate early warning capacities and crisis response preparedness. With growing emphasis placed on understanding and managing risks - whether they pertain to conflict, natural hazards, or economic shocks, more effective tracking of risks by UNDP is critical for the organization to engage in more informed risk management practices that strengthen preparedness in relation to crises and, in turn, strengthen resilience. CRU’s early warning team provides support to HQ and to Country Offices (COs) to address their needs in contextual risk analysis, adaptation, early action and - acknowledging unique contextual circumstances as well as unique CO requirements - provide tailored support.
As part of its supporting role, CRU has developed the Crisis Risk Dashboard (CRD), a platform that facilitates integrated risk analysis by drawing from diverse quantitative and qualitative data, transforming the data to analysis, and visualizing the resulting information as a resource for the organization to more effectively manage crisis-related risks, and to ensure development initiatives that are risk-informed. The specific requirements of COs and of various HQ divisions requires the CRD to be deployed in various configurations, adapted to context-specific risks and to the intended applications. the CRD aims to put various in support of CRU’s engagement on early warning, CRU’s Rapid Response and Preparedness Team is seeking an information management consultant to support the organization's early warning capacities, specifically in daily management and operation of the CRD platform. The consultant will specifically support the data and information management processes for deploying new CRDs while maintaining and further developing existing CRDs by engaging with UNDP country offices globally. The consultant will further support the integration of new tools and capabilities of the CRD platform developed by UN and external partners, particularly in the areas of machine learning / artificial intelligence, natural language processing, and big data / social media analytics.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Data capture, management, and analysis:
Data visualization and dashboard development:
Training and Technical Support:
Performs other related duties as may be assigned by the Early Warning Programme Specialist.
The consultant will undertake the above activities on a continuing basis over the duration of the assignment.
Required Skills and 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):
Having reviewed applications received, UNDP will invite the top three shortlisted candidates for interview. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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 Under the direct supervision of the Early Warning Programme Specialist, UNDP/CRU, the specialist 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 email@example.com
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.