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Development Statistics Specialist
|Location :||Kuwait, KUWAIT|
|Application Deadline :||30-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 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.
UNDP and the State of Kuwait, represented by the General Secretariat of the Supreme Council of Planning and Development (GSSCPD), strive to enhance institutional capacities at various government Ministries and agencies by providing necessary technical support and advisory services to strengthen their capacities and skills to perform their expected duties and targets within the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) set for the country in the Medium-Term Development plan (2016/2017-2019-2020). ?
Under the framework of the Institutional Capacity Development for Implementation of the Kuwait National Development Plan (ICDI/KNDP) project, UNDP and GSSCPD aim to create an enabling environment for KNDP results, through enhancing institutional and technical capacities for evidence-based policy making and development planning. In this context, the ICDI/KNDP project provides technical support to developing a new organizational structure for GSSCPD, the new structure includes four new centres to support the GSSCPD to deliver on its mandate, including Kuwait Public Policy Centre, Kuwait Knowledge Economy Centre, Sustainable Development and Future Foresight Observatory, and National Centre for Development Researches and Studies NCDRS.
The NCDRS’ main objective is to support the formulation of strategic studies on development alternatives, research national development challenges, its economic impact on achieving development objectives, and monitor and study Kuwait development performance through KPIs of the KNDP Pillars.
Within this context, on behalf of the General Secretariat for the Supreme Council for Planning and Development (GSSCPD) the UNDP is seeking to recruit a Development Statistics Specialist to provide technical advisory services to the National Centre for Development Researches and Studies (NCDRS) of GSSCPD in support to the implementation of the centers Strategy and implement targeted researches and studies. The specialist will be simultaneously working with various units within the center but mainly supporting the Statistical Data Unit on technical work. The Development Statistics Specialist will also focus on capacity building and transfer of knowledge to staff of the Statistical Data unit to support the implementation of the center's strategy.
The main purpose of the consultancy is to support the enhancement of institutional capacities, effectiveness and efficiency of National Centre for Development Research and Studies, to achieve the objectives of the center’s strategy through formulating and supporting the implementation of the Statistics Action Plan. Subsequently by making available required data for the targeted studies, conducting analysis for all Key Performance Indicators for Kuwait National Development Plan (KPIs) during the past five years, and implementation needs-assessment-based training plan to the staff at the center in the area of Development Statistics.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Head of the National Centre for Development Research and Studies of GSSCPD, and in close coordination with the ICDI Project Team and International Cooperation Department at GSSCPD, the Development Statistics Specialist will undertake the following tasks:
Review the strategy of the NCDRS and formulate an Action Plan for the Statistical Data Unit to support achieving the objectives. This is expected to be achieved by implementing the following tasks:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:
The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Head of National Centre for Development Researches and Studies, in close coordination with the GSSCPD International Cooperation Department and the UNDP Project Officer. The National Centre for Development Researches and Studies will provide access to any related information and facilitate smooth and timely liaison and meeting for the consultant with relevant counterparts that is essential to complete the assignment. The consultant will be based at GSSCPDand shall be provided with working space and access to the internet.
The overall duration of this consultancy will be 3 months.
In order to achieve the deliverables of the assignment, the consultant will be required to be present in the State of Kuwait during the entire duration of the assignment.
The Technical Proposal should explain the Service Provider qualifications and experience and reasons why he/she see himself/herself fit for the assignment. The Service provider should explain in the technical proposal and his/her understanding of the assignment, his/her approach to achieving the deliverables and explaining his/her competencies to achieve the required tasks and achieve deliverables on time (3 pages maximum). The Service provider should attach to his/her technical proposal his/her detailed Curriculum vitae.
The financial proposal submitted shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. The financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, living allowance, and a number of anticipated working days).
Travel: All envisaged travel and other related costs must be included in the financial proposal; one return travel ticket is to be covered for the entire assignment from the place of residence of the consultant
Total score=Technical Score + Financial Score.
Technical Criteria weight - 70%, 700 scores maximum
Financial Criteria weight - 30%. 300 scores maximum
1st stage: Prior to detailed evaluation, all applications will be thoroughly screened against eligibility criteria (minimum qualification requirements) as set in the TOR in order to determine whether they are compliant/non-compliant.
2nd stage: Evaluation of technical proposals
Short-listed candidates will be evaluated based on the following criteria. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 490 points (70%) at the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
3rd stage: Financial evaluation
Cumulative analysis will be used based on the following methodology: All the offers of individual consultants who scored 490 (70% from 700) and more points during the desk review are acceptable for financial evaluation. The lowest financial qualified proposal receives 300 points and all the other technically qualified proposals receive points in inverse proportion per the formula:
The candidate achieving the highest cumulative score for both Technical and Financial evaluations will be recommended by the Evaluation Committee for contracting.
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II. Years of experience: