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International Senior Consultant for Designing the Guidelines for Implementing Luxembourg´s Decentralization Fund
|Location :||Praia, CAPE VERDE|
|Application Deadline :||28-Feb-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||French Portuguese|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||26 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||26 working days|
Applications through UNDP jobs will not be accepted, only to the firstname.lastname@example.org email address.
Interested candidates are required to read the Procurement Notice for Individual Consultants and its related documents, which are available in the following websites:
The Office of Cabo Verde is the only UN Joint Office set up in the world, bringing together UNDP, UNFPA, and UNICEF under the same administrative arrangement, with a single Representative, and a common team of professionals. Building on the expertise of those agencies, within a pilot Delivering as One UN Programme, the office provides important learning opportunities and the possibility to capitalise on the value added of the three agencies, in the service of the country’s priorities.
The Programme "Plateforme pour le Développement local et Objectifs 20/30 au Cabo Verde", is a joint effort of the Government of Cabo Verde and UNDP, financed by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
The Programme "Plateforme" uses the SDGs as a bridge to link national (mainly sectoral) policies to integrated local strategies and solutions. In 2017, the Government launched its Strategic Plan for Sustainable Development, outlining the country development strategy for the next 4 years through sectoral programmes linked to each SDG. In order to bridge the national policies with local strategies, the Programme “Plateforme” is accompanying 9 municipalities of Cabo Verde to develop strategic plans that align both municipalities’ and islands’ priorities with the Government programmes. It is doing so by using the SDG localisation process as a means to define and push decentralisation reforms.
Each municipality takes therefore the lead to achieve their priority SDGs in line with their strategic plans. Local governments drive the process through local platforms, which constitute the first ever open space for dialogue: elected officials share their vision and plan together with the private sector, civil society and the decentralised services of the state. This local multi-actor and participative approach is used to prioritise strategic projects and to elaborate multi-level strategies across levels of governance for their actual implementation.
Decentralisation Fund financed by the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg:
The Decentralisation Fund is part of the 4th Indicative Programme of Cooperation (ICP IV) signed by the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg and the Government of Cabo Verde. The ICP defines the strategic lines of collaboration between Luxembourg and Cabo Verde.
In the current ICP 2016-2020, the support to the decentralisation process and local development represents one of the priority areas.
The support to the decentralisation process is being channelled through two initiatives within the ICP. The first one is the Programme “Plateforme” and second one the Decentralisation Fund.
The Decentralisation Fund aims to finance local development projects in all the Municipalities of Cabo Verde. Municipalities and associations/NGOs associated to Municipalities will be invited to present proposals to be financed according to selection criteria for the projects.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in agreement with the Government of Cabo Verde has decided to entrust UNDP with the responsibility for managing the Decentralisation Fund.
The total amount for the Decentralisation Fund is 3.500.000 euros made available to all 22 municipalities of Cabo Verde. Of that amount, 500.000 euros will finance projects of the 9 pilot municipalities of the Programme “Plateforme” and the remaining funds (3.000.000 euros) will finance projects of the 22 municipalities of Cabo Verde.
Duties and Responsibilities
The process of the elaboration of the guideline shall be inclusive, meaning that they should be elaborated in compliance with national institutions.
In order to support the municipalities to duly understand the functioning and how to apply to the Fund, the consultant will be responsible for the elaboration of the guidelines of the Decentralisation Fund by following the steps described below:
Take stock from the implementation of local impact projects in 8 Municipalities.
8 impact projects for the pilot municipalities of the Programme “Plateforme” have been approved by its steering committee in February 2018. A HACT assessment has been carried out in each municipality in order to assess municipalities’ capacities to manage UN funds. The HACT assessment of the municipalities has allowed UNDP to transfer the funds directly to the municipalities by opening specific bank accounts for the impact project. This is a key element that needs to be taken into consideration for the design of the implementation modality of the Decentralisation Fund.
The consultant accompanied by UNDP will organise monitoring visits to certain municipalites in order to assess the implementation of the projects and taking lessons learnt that will feed the guidelines of the Decentralisation Fund.
The guideline document must contain:
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
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.