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SDG Philanthropy Platform - International Consultant on Promoting Country Support Platforms and Scaling UNDP Strategic Partnership with Philanthropy
|Location :||Home-based with limited travel as may be required|
|Application Deadline :||08-Aug-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 :||estimated 1 September 2018 – 31 August 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||app. 72 working days|
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.
The Sustainable Development Goals Philanthropy Platform (SDGPP or the Platform) is a global initiative that connects philanthropy with knowledge and networks that can deepen collaboration, leverage resources and sustain impact, driving SDG delivery within national development agenda.
Established as a global facilitator that enables strong partnerships between philanthropic organizations, the United Nations, governments, civil society, businesses, and other stakeholders, SDGPP is led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) and supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Ford Foundation, Brach Family Charitable Foundation, and UN Foundation.
To date, the Platform has brought together over a thousand philanthropists across various countries to facilitate effective collaboration so that together, funding and programmes have? a greater and more sustainable impact on people's lives. ??Also, SDGPP has established pathways to engage philanthropy in the national SDG planning and implementation in 8 pilot countries, namely Brazil, Colombia, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kenya, the US and Zambia, and is currently seeking to expand to many others.
UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021 aims to support countries in achieving the 2030 Agenda, including through establishment and promotion of country support platforms for the SDGs. It is expected that these country platforms will drive solutions to complex and comprehensive SDGs challenges, foster innovations and build strategic alignment of stakeholders by leveraging resources and collaborating on the implementation of the national development plans.
Experiences and innovative approaches developed and tested by SDGPP can be used to inform and facilitate UNDP processes for the enactment of the SDGs platforms in countries. Additionally, UNDP will seek to capitalize on the extensive SDGPP experiences with the philanthropy sector and bring those partnerships to a more strategic level.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), the Consultant is expected to facilitate the integration of the experiences, relationships and tools of the global partnership project, SDG Philanthropy Platform, into UNDP private sector work informed by UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and with the aim to scale UNDP strategic partnerships with philanthropy.
The following areas are considered to be within the scope of this consultancy:
To this end, the consultant shall prepare a quarterly progress report that will detail all milestones reached, including but not limited to the below expected outputs and deliverables. IICPSD Director shall review and accept these reports, and certify them for payment.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Description of deliverables - Target delivery dates - Payment schedule
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).
Please note that UNDP is not in the position to accept incomplete applications - please make sure that your application contains all details as specified in this notice.
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...).. 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.sdgphilanthropy.org