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Senior Public Private Partnership Expert
|Location :||Erbil, IRAQ|
|Application Deadline :||24-Jan-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|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 :||65 WDs Over 6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||65 WDs Over 6 months|
UNDP in partnership with Ministry of Planning of Kurdistan Regional Government has introduced Funding Facility for Economic Reform – KRG (FFER-KRG) which intends to support Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in the design and implementation of economic reform. FFER-KRG is positioned as a financing instrument that will be used to channel high-caliber international expertise and support into top priority reform initiatives drawn from the KRG’s newly adopted reform plan. The Facility will help to mobilize expertise for initiatives aimed at transforming and diversifying the region’s economy, restructuring and strengthening public administration and public financial management, and improving the delivery of public goods, including basic services.
Due to the current economic and financial challenges that Kurdistan Region is facing, the government has been required to reduce its capital investment budget for the last few years and this has created major side effect on the public service delivery. To sustain the significant gains that the Kurdistan Region has achieved in promoting local and international investments and in expanding the supply of basic services, and to ensure the continuity of its development strategy. The Ministry of Planning of Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq (KRG MoP) is undertaking major efforts to provide greater role for the private sector participation in providing services to citizens thorough the implementation of PPP modality. This effort will be conducted in partnership with all relevant partners and development of required policy and procedures and institutional structure to develop and implement PPP projects.
The objective of this assignment is to support KRG MoP with the development of PPP framework that includes PPP draft Law, regulatory and institutional arrangement to determine how the government select, implement and manage PPP Projects. Development of potential PPP proposals/projects
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The PPP Expert – under the direct guidance and coordination with KRG MoP Senior Management, will carry out the following activities but not necessarily be limited to:
It is expected that the Expert will prepare an initial baseline report through desk review of relevant documents that will serve as the basis for more in-depth consultations during mission.This report should set out the policy, legal, regulatory and institutional arrangements pertaining to PPP and document the current state of play in PPP in KRG.The Expert will then undertake a mission to consult with all the relevant ministries, financial institutions, and private firms interested in PPP opportunities in KRG.This will include detailed consultations with the ministries regarding their investment plans and discussions regarding PPP suitability.Based on the research and consultations the Expert will (1) formulate a proposed PPP Framework comprising optimal legal, regulatory, and institutional arrangements to implement the KRG’s PPP goals, and (2) identify a prioritized pipeline of projects that have passed the PPP suitability test using multi-criteria analysis.This pipeline should enable the ministries to select the most suitable projects to proceed to technical feasibility stage.Concurrently, the Expert will work closely with the MoP and respective sector/ministry teams to design a suitable institutional framework for prioritization, review, appraisal, and selection process for PPP projects.During a subsequent mission, the Expert will conduct a day long workshop with key government and private sector stakeholders to discuss and help reach consensus on the proposed PPP framework.Finally, the Expert will, based on consultations with MoP and relevant ministries help finalize the PPP Framework, including an outline draft PPP Law and outline of PPP Implementing Regulations based on international best practice for the KRG to implement.
The Specialist shall submit the following deliverable to UNDP FFER-KRG on the agreed timetable.
The price proposal should be an “all-inclusive” lump sum fixed rate.
Overall management: The Expert shall report directly to the FFER-KRG Project Manager to whom all deliverables should be provided within agreed timelines.
Task management: The Expert shall report directly to the FFER-KRG Project Manager who will be his/ her task manager on a day- to- day basis.
The assignment will be for 65 WDs over 6 months period (35 WDs on Field and 30 WDs home base), starting from the date that work assigned to specialist official by FFER-KRG Project Manager. The consultant is expected to start in January 2019.
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications, Experience and Competencies of the successful contractor
The Senior PPP Expert will require the following qualifications, experience, competencies and language skills. Only applicants who meet these criteria will be short-listed and will be contacted.
A. Education and Professional Qualifications Required:
B. Experience Required:
C. Languages Required:
Excellent written and spoken English is a must and knowledge of Arabic/Kurdish is an asset
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:
Daily Fee – The contractor shall propose a daily fee, which should be inclusive of his professional fee, local communication cost and insurance (inclusive of medical health insurance and evacuation). The number of working days for which the daily fee shall be payable under the contract is 65 working days.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
1. Cumulative analysis
The award of the contract shall 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 and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
* Technical Criteria: weight 70%
* Financial Criteria weight 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
Technical Criteria – Maximum 70 points
Technical Proposal (30 marks)
Qualification and Experience (40 marks) [evaluation of CV]:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested international individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
Financial proposal, as per template provided in UNDP jobsite (Annex II); https://www.iq.undp.org/content/iraq/en/home/operations/jobs.html
Incomplete proposals may not be considered
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.