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Research Consultant: Humanitarian Development Nexus (International consultant)
|Location :||Home-based, with one travel to Jordan.|
|Application Deadline :||14-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||25 working days (until 28 February 2019)|
The conflict in Syria has caused the largest displacement of people in recent times and has severely strained economic and social systems and related institutions in neighboring countries. The absence of any prospect for a positive solution to the Syrian crisis, combined with an unprecedented influx of refugees, has brought with it substantial burdens for host communities.
The multi-faceted protracted nature of the conflict has challenged standard conflict resolution mechanisms as well as traditional responses to protracted crises. Host governments and communities are struggling to cope with the massive flow of refugees and meet the financial, human and environmental capacity to support them.
During the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) in 2016, Member states, UN agencies, I/NGOs and Private sectors discussed Humanitarian Development nexus, in which humanitarian and development actors will work closer to meet the needs of affected populations. The New way of working aims at 1) a collective outcome, 2) a comparative advantage and 3) a multi-year timeframe to reduce vulnerability of the affected populations and build resilience.
Initiated in 2015, the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) aims to combine both humanitarian relief and development interventions to build resilience among affected populations (and host countries) in the region. Since its inception, the refugee and resilience funding requirements have shifted from 72-28% in 2015 to 59-41% (2017-2018) and the funding received for resilience has increased from US$486 million (2015) to US$822 million (2017).
With the shifts in increasing funding and programming for resilience programmes within the 3RP, the SRF has decided to review if the 3RP could be a model for responding to the protracted crisis by bringing humanitarian and development actors together to ensure coherent and collective response. In addition, at the programme level, partners are assessed on whether their programmes target collaborations to strengthen humanitarian-development. Moreover, it aims to analyze if these programmes have emerged because of the 3RP (the appeal that combines both humanitarian and development components).
The consultant will assess the application and practice of the ‘new ways of working’ commitments from the WHS. The assessment will be done in the framework of the 3RP. The consultant will develop a methodology which will include 1) Review and Evaluate the 3RP as a model of the Humanitarian Development Nexus 2) identify potential Humanitarian Development Nexus programs within 3RP which can be scaled up or shared with other countries as best practice.
The consultant will draft a research paper which
The final analysis will include a literature review of existing H-D nexus and identify projects, based on a combination of desk review, consultations with local and national partners in the region (NGOs, governments, civil society groups, etc.). The focus of the analysis is the universe of Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) partners. The final product will include a review of best practices for implementing H-D Nexus in the region as well as identify bottlenecks to further expand H-D nexus programming, and recommendations to implement the New way of working together.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the Supervision of the Policy and Crisis-Coordination Specialist, this consultant will be responsible for researching and developing a product for the UNDP Sub-Regional Response Facility which will focus on identifying opportunities for H-D Nexus projects in the Syria crisis response and to suggest possible next steps.
Deliverables and results: The consultant is expected to deliver two papers; 1) overall H-D nexus research findings and 2) based on the drafted background paper, short paper containing best practice and lessons learnt which could guide future H-D nexus based response plans.
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
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 email: Proc.firstname.lastname@example.org : not later than Sunday 30 December, 2018 with the following documents:
Interested candidates should provide lump sum fees for requested services with detailed breakdown of (consultancy fees, round travel tickets, travel cost, living allowances during the missions., etc.) as per travel plan above
Part of this assignment may require the expert to travel to the region. The preliminary travel plan/schedule as mentioned in Procurement Notice
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal.
In general, UNDP should 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 case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging, and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Step I: Screening and desk review:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Applications will be first screened and only candidates meeting the following minimum criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting:
Shortlisted Candidates will be then assessed and scored against the following evaluation criteria.
Evaluation of Candidates (max 100 points):
Step II: Final evaluation
The final evaluation will combine the scores of desk review and financial proposal with the following weights assigned to each:
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.