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Mapping of UN Regional Capacities in Support of 2030 Agenda
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jul-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||30 working days for over period of 4 months|
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.
Adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit of September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a commitment to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development by 2030 world-wide, ensuring that no one is left behind. The 2030 Agenda requires an integrated approach to sustainable development and collective action, at all levels, to address the challenges of our time, with an overarching imperative of ‘leaving no one behind’ and addressing inequalities and discrimination as the central defining feature.
The 2030 Agenda recognizes the pivotal role of regional entities in achieving sustainable development. Increasingly, regional and sub-regional groupings of countries are identifying joint solutions to their common development challenges, and regional institutions are called upon to work collectively with member States to help identify and set priorities, develop regional strategies and approaches, not only on cross-border issues, but also on more traditional issues of economic and social development.
The Regional UN Development Group (R-UNDG) provides strategic guidance and support to Resident Coordinators (RCs) and UN Country Teams (UNCTs) for the achievement of country level results. Chaired by the head of the R-UNDG, the group drives UNDG priorities by supporting UNCTs with strategic priority setting, analysis and advice. In order to provide integrated policy support to member states and UNCTs in the region on the 2030 Agenda, and in line with the Statement of Collaboration between the Regional Commissions and UNDG on “Supporting Member States in Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, a Joint Working Group on the 2030 Agenda (Chaired by ESCWA and R-UNDG) was established in 2017. The working group harnesses the collective strength of the UN system and supports coordination efforts of regional UN actors and the League of Arab States in their efforts to adapt, implement, monitor and report on the 2030 Agenda. Under this Joint Working Group on the 2030 Agenda, a number of Taskforces have been established, including a SDG Country Support Taskforce.
The SDG Country Support Taskforce provides coordinated R-UNDG support to RCs/UNCTs with regard to the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, in line with the agreed UNDG MAPS approach. The taskforce provides ongoing technical support/guidance to UNCTs in providing support to Governments, including Voluntary National Reviews and review/input to SDG documents/strategies etc. Further, the taskforce provides technical support and input to country specific MAPS missions, as well as follow-up to missions and support to follow up implementation support of recommendations. In collaboration with the regional UNDAF Peer Support Group, the taskforce ensures that UNDAFs are aligned with and integrate the 2030 Agenda and identify relevant expertise to provide support to UNCTs in specific areas.
Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of the mapping of capacities is to provide a clear outline of the available technical and programmatic skills, capacities and resources at the regional level, including possible capacity gaps, to enable the SDG Country Support Task Force to provide support to UNCTs for the realization of the 2030 Agenda.
A mapping of present skills, capacities and resources of all regional UN entities in Arab States whose work relates to the delivery of activities for development, humanitarian efforts and sustaining peace. The work will be framed by around the UNDAF principles of (a) leaving no one behind; (b) human rights, gender quality and women’s empowerment; (c) sustainability and resilience and (d) accountability.
The work will involve two major activities: (a) developing a harmonized and comparable methodology to map existing capacities to support UNCTs, in consultation with the entities involved and (b) mapping the capacities of entities in accordance with the harmonized methodology. The mapping shall also make recommendation for the better utilisation/deployment of capacities, as well as for addressing capacity gaps. The SDG Country Support Task Force, as a result, would have a better overview of the existing capacities in the region vis-à-vis the 2030 Agenda and how these capacities and resources can be utilised/deployed more effectively to support SDG implementation.
The mapping would be expected to address the following:
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
DURATION OF THE WORK
The duration of this assignment is expected to be 30 working days, over 3 months, starting in August 2018. The consultant(s) are expected to deliver the mapping in the form of a draft system-wide outline of existing capacities of the UN development system not later than 30th November 2018.
SCOPE OF THE PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCEHDULE OF PAYMENTS
The financial proposal will specify the daily fee (all inclusive), and payments are made to the Individual Consultant based on the number of days worked.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Candidates that fail to submit the required information will not be considered.
All necessary information including: Complete Procurement Notice, The Selection Criteria, and Annexes are found on the following link under Procurement http://procurement-notices.undp.org/
Interested candidate shall apply the CV/P11 to Job advertisement website, hence consultant should submit to e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org not later than 19th July 2018 all required documents as per mentioned above.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
STEP I: Screening and disk review:
Shortlisted Candidates will be then assessed and scored against the following evaluation criteria.
Technical evaluation Criteria max 100 points (Weighted 70):
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation
For those offers considered in the financial evaluation, the lowest price offer will receive 30 points.
Step II: Final evaluation
Technical Criteria weight: [70%]