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Individual National Consultant for Coordination Capacity Support
|Location :||Dili, Timor Leste|
|Application Deadline :||06-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||65 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||01 April 2019 – 31 May 2019|
The UN System in Timor-Leste operates under the Resident Coordinator System to ensure coherence and efficiency of the UN development activities in the country. The Resident Coordinator (RC) is supported by the RC Office (RCO).
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the RC Head of Office, the UN Coordination Consultant strengthens capacity of the RCO providing assistance to development and implementation of coordination tools and services as well as supporting the RCO to set in place administrative systems and mechanisms of the office.
The UN Coordination consultant works in close collaboration with other RCO members and other UN agencies in the country to support the collective efforts of the UN System to increase coherence and efficiency of development activities in the country.
Today, the UN Agencies work in Timor-Leste under the UN Resident Coordinator system, focusing solely on sustainable development. The partnership between the government and the UN is outlined in the United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2015 – 2020 (UNDAF) for Timor-Leste. The UNDAF is a strategic programme framework to support the national development priorities of Timor-Leste encapsulated in the Strategic Development Plan 2011-2030 (SDP). The SDP reflects the aspiration of the Timorese People to become a high performing, middle income country by 2030.
Timor-Leste is now at a critical juncture. Many development milestones have been achieved, but key challenges remain. The country successfully and peacefully conducted its eighth parliamentary election on May 12th 2018, with the new Prime Minister sworn in on June 22nd 2018. The UN is committed to supporting the VIII Constitutional Government in achieving the 2030 aspirations of the SDP.
The UN Resident Coordinator leads the UN Agencies in Timor-Leste. The Office of the Resident Coordinator (RCO) plays a critical role in supporting the Resident Coordinator, and the UN Country Team (UNCT) by providing coordination, planning, advocacy, analysis, information management and communications support. Furthermore, the RCO liaises with the counterparts, including the Government, the Office of the President, Parliament, civil society and the international donor community on a regular basis to keep national and international counterparts abreast of developments in UN programming, and provide information and support when requested.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will be responsible for communications and outreach, to provide visibility of the UN work in Timor-Leste, and support the administrative and logistical processes of the office. S/he will do this by:
The consultant will work under the overall direct supervision of the Head of RCO/RC and the UNCT for communications strategies for the new government and relevant activities. The consultant will also work collaboratively with the UN Communications Group (UNCG) and relevant groups.
The successful individual consultant is expected to deliver the following outputs/key deliverables:
Under the supervision of the Head of Office and the RC, the consultant will work with the RCO team to ensure implementation and quality of delivery.
The successful individual consultant is expected to perform the above-mentioned outputs/key deliverables within 65 working days of the assignment. He/she is expected to start on the 14 March 2019 and all outputs have to be delivered by the 31 May 2019.
The main duty station will be in the office Dili. The consultant must be available for regular meetings with the RCO team, RC and other meetings with the UN Groups and UNCT when required.
Required Skills and Experience
Maximum a master’s degree in communications, Journalism, International Relations, Public Administration, Political Science/development, or related field.
Lump Sum Contract
The Financial Proposal must be expressed in the form of an all-inclusive Lump Sum Amount, linked to the Expected Outputs and Deliverables, supported by a breakdown of costs as per the template provided by UNDP. Under the lump sum approach, the contract price is fixed, regardless of changes in the cost components or duration of the assignment.
All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. This includes all travel to join duty station/repatriation travel. 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.
Schedule of payments
I. Recommended Presentation of Offer
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
 The term “All inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, travel costs, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal
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.