Project Coordinator of the SDG Integrated Solutions Platform focusing on the Bangsamoro Youth Project (Individual Contractor- National)


Location : Manila, PHILIPPINES
Application Deadline :01-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
05-Mar-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :4 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :4 months

Background

Project Coordinator of the SDG Integrated Solutions Platform focusing on the Bangsamoro Youth Project 

(Individual Contractor- National)

 

A.      Project Title: “SDG Integrated Solutions Platform focusing on the Bangsamoro Youth”

B.      Project Description

Genuine and lasting peace in the in the Muslim Mindanao region of the Philippines will require a significant support, especially with regard to the implementation of the recently passed Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region or the “Bangsamoro Organic Law”. In particular, this process will have to involve young people who are increasingly taking an active role as champions for peaceful, accountable and inclusive governance, and who have been repeatedly called to be meaningful partners in finding solutions that will make a just and lasting peace in Mindanao a reality. The young people of Mindanao believe that they must not be seen as passive victims, but rather as active participants in the midst of conflict and crisis.

To help realize this aspiration, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Labour Organization (ILO), and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are jointly implementing the “SDG Integrated Solutions Platform focusing on the Bangsamoro Youth” project, which aims to empower the Bangamoro youth to discuss issues on peace and security and find solutions encompassing economic, social, political and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.  Through the SGD Integrated Platform, the project seeks to create space and open a venue (both virtual and face-to-face consultations) available for the youth to discuss, debate, exchange ideas, and agree on key issues facing the Bangsamoro youth with the ultimate objective of arriving at integrated solutions to address the same key issues.

In order to support the achievement of the project’s objectives, a Project Coordinator who shall be responsible for the overall management of the implementation of the project is required.

C.      Objective of the Assignment

The objective of the assignment is to support the timely and impactful achievement and delivery of the goals and expected results of the “SDG Integrated Solutions Platform focusing on the Bangsamoro Youth” project through the efficient project management and coordination of the Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator shall be placed with the UN Office of the Resident Coordinator (UN RCO) and will report to the Heads of Agencies of the three participating UN organizations, namely: ILO, UNFPA and UNDP.

The Project Coordinator shall be tasked with the overall responsibility of managing and overseeing the quality and timely implementation of the project activities, following the work plan agreed upon by the Joint Team of the UNDP, ILO and UNFPA for 2019.


Duties and Responsibilities

D.      Scope of Work

The Project Coordinator shall be responsible for the overall management and coordination of the project’s activities, including supervising the work of other project staff. This shall consist of ensuring the timely and duly managed implementation of the project activities listed in the Project Work Plan and Budget.

The specific responsibilities of the Project Coordinator are as follows:

a.       Coordinate and monitor the work and the deliverables of staff and consultants contracted under the project, to ensure that deliverables/outputs are of quality and are submitted on time;

b.       Review and monitoring project finances and funds, approve project disbursements according to the work plan and liaise with UNDP on budgetary changes in compliance with the UNDP’s financial standards and guidelines and the UNDP’s operating arrangements for financial management and accountability, ensuring all supporting documents are maintained

c.       Collect data, monitor and report on indicators and targets set to evaluate the progress and results achieved by the project;

d.       Coordinate the implementation of project activities for the year 2019, in close coodrination with the Joint Team

e.       Participate in advocacy and policy dialogues with decision makers and national counterparts and other stakeholders on issues related to the project, especially on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals or the 2030 agenda

f.        In coordination with the Joint Team of the UNDP, ILO and UNFPA, report to the Heads of Agencies and Senior Programme Staff of the three participating UN Agencies (UNDP, ILO, and UNFPA) in a timely manner on progress and obstacles with regard to the implementation of the work plan and the quality of the work conducted

g.       Review and esnure the quality of all deliverables and reports (e.g. quarterly activity progress, final reports, financial reports such as UNDP’s F.A.C.E. forms, etc.) to be submitted

h.       Ensure transparency and adherence to procurement regulations in procurement processes;

i.         Leading the preparation of the Project Review Meeting with support and participation of the Joint Team of the UNDP, ILO and UNFPA;

j.         Support the operational and financial closure of the project

k.       Any other tasks deemed necessary to achieve the project objectives

E.       Institutional Arrangement

The Project Coordinator will be stationed at the UN RCO and will work closely with the Joint Team of UNDP, ILO, and UNFPA; with UNDP as lead agency. As such, she/he will be engaged as an individual contractor of the UNDP, under the direct supervision of the Senior Peace and Development Advisor of the UNDP’s Resilience and Peace Building Unit.

F.       Duration of Work

From 5 March to 5 July 2019.

G.      Duty Station

UN RC Office, 15th Floor, Rockwell Sheridan Business Center, United Corner Sheridan Streets, Mandaluyong City 1550 (in Metro Manila)

 


Competencies

CORPORATE COMPETENCIES

  • Maintains objectivity and impartiality in handling evaluation processes
  • Commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision, values and ethical standards
  • Sensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age differences
  • Treat all stakeholders fairly and without prejudice


Required Skills and Experience

H.      Qualifications of the Consultant

The assignment requires work of a conceptual, analytical, and advisory nature at the higher professional level related to development and peacebuilding work. It requires inclination towards innovation and involve functions that are supervisory in nature. Qualifications at this level include a university degree and relevant skills, experience, and competencies commensurate with the assignment, as follows (Minimum passing score is 70 out of 100 points):

Requirements

Points

Educational

 

·       Bachelor’s Degree in public or business administration, management, economics, development studies or political science; Masters degree in management is an advantage.

 

30

Work experience

 

·       At least five (5) years work experience in programme management. UN Experience and having worked in ARMM is an advantage.

20

·       Has experience in report writing, monitoring and evaluation of projects

10

·       Has experience with advocacy and policy dialogue

10

·       Has experience managing projects with focus on any of the following fields: SDG agenda, youth leadership, peace building work, or development

 

20

Language

 

·       Fluency in English; Knowledge of the local dialect will be an advantage

10

 

I.        Scope of Price and Proposal and Schedule of Payments

The Consultant shall submit an all-inclusive lump sum amount indicating professional fees required to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities and the costs for the actual project events, such as transportation/travel and accommodation expenses.

The Consultant will receive the total amount indicated in the proposal in tranches and upon satisfactory completion of the agreed outputs and deliverables based on the following table:

Tranche

Payment Schedule

Review/Approval of Work Required

20%

Upon submission and acceptance of first Accomplishment Report

Senior Peace and Development Advisor, RPBU-UNDP

 

 

30%

Upon submission and acceptance of second Accomplishment Report

30%

Upon submission and acceptance of third Accomplishment Report

20%

Upon submission and acceptance of Final Report

 

J.        Recommended Presentation of Offer

Interested parties are required to submit the following:

a)       Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;

b)      Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) professional references;

c)       Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided.

 

Aforementioned templates may be accessed through the following link:

http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=53492

 

K.      Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer

The offer will be evaluated based on the Combined Scoring method, wherein the qualifications of the candidate will be weighted seventy percent (70%), and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a maximum of thirty percent (30%).

 

Kindly email your CV, Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability, and Financial Proposal (use attached templates) to

procurement.ph@undp.org by 1 March 2019, 5:00PM, Manila Time.

 

Please make sure your email does not exceed 10MB per message, and application is uploaded in one file. Incomplete applications may result in disqualification. 

In view of the volume of applications we receive, please note that only shortlisted applicants will be notified.

 


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.


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