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Consultancy - Innovation Facility Project Specialist, SDG Integrator Team, Global Policy Network
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||22-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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 :||131 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||131 working days with possibility of extension for subject to availability of funds and satisfactory|
UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 emphasizes the need to innovate – to identify, test, evaluate and scale up novel approaches across UNDP’s subject areas, in programme development, management and review. The Strategic Plan identifies a specific result in the Integrated Results and Resources Framework related to innovation: Percentage of country offices that pilot and/or scale innovative tools and methodologies.” To achieve these results, the UNDP Innovation Facility works with all parts of the organization to foster skills, iteratively develop methods
The UNDP Innovation Facility (IF), supports initiatives that a) strengthens UNDP’s position as a leading advisor on innovation for development; b) enables national development actors to co-create value; c) increases understanding of the role and value of innovation for development; d) supports social innovators both within the organization and from the broader development community; and finally, e) enhances UNDP’s own performance efficiency through innovative practices.
The Innovation Facility coordinates the allocation, tracking, and reporting of innovation funds and provides substantive support to Country Offices with Regional Portfolio Teams consisting of BPPS staff and Regional Bureau Representatives.
Under the overall guidance of the Team Leader for Knowledge and Innovation, the primary function of the Consultant is to provide project management and implementation support to the Innovation Facility, to Regional Portfolio Teams and Country Offices; design, track, monitor and report innovation related corporate performance indicators; support the constant upgrade of monitoring and evaluation systems for innovation, in close collaboration with relevant corporate units; support the Global Advisor with support services on innovation for internal clients and with outreach to external partners
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Skills and Experience
Years of Experience:
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document. Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Evaluation - Total 70% (70 points):
• Criteria 1. Proven expertise in project management support including budget monitoring: Weight 15%; Maximum Points: 10.5 points;
• Criteria 2. Proven experience in building networks and relationship management including strategy development and resource mobilization (fund raising; strategy formulation: Weight 10 %; Maximum Points: 7 Points;
• Criteria 3. Broad expertise in the field of innovation for development and measuring the impact of innovation; Weight 15%; Maximum Points: 10.5 points:
• Criteria 4. Prior knowledge of UNDP’s innovation work, at headquarters or country office level is desirable. Weight 10%; Maximum Points: 7 points; and
• Criteria 5: Interview: Weight 50%; Maximum Points: points 35 points
Having reviewed applications received, UNDP will invite the top three shortlisted candidates for interview. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
• p = y (µ/z), where
• p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
• y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
• µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
• z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of Global Advisor for Knowledge Management and Innovation and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.
• Payment to the Individual Contractor will be made based on the actual number of days worked, deliverables accepted and upon certification of satisfactory completion by the manager.
• The work week will be based on 35 hours, i.e. on a 7-hours working day, with core hours being between 9h00 and 18h00 daily.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - IC Contract Template
Annex 2 - IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 3 - RLA Template
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.
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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.