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Consultant for supporting preparation of local SDGs and VNR reports
|Location :||Home-based with travel to Baghdad, Karbala, IRAQ|
|Application Deadline :||06-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||25 Days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||25 Days|
UNDP developed a project document on Support Iraqi government on SDGs implementation and monitoring based on the findings of concertation with Iraqi stakeholders exploring pathways in advancing the Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals as prioritized in the National Development Plan (2018 - 2022). The project addresses a specific request from the Government of Iraq to support the production of pilot local SDGs reports as inputs to the first Iraq National Volunteery Reviews (VNR) report.
The Government of Iraq, with support from multiple development partners, has engaged in developing new strategies and plans to meet the challenges of transitioning from a crisis context to a sustainable development context. The Government of Iraq has prepared the National Development Plan (NDP 2018-2022) with the support of UNDP and other UN Agencies; it also developed a Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) with the purpose of targeting the most vulnerable groups, especially in most deprived and peripheral areas; as well as a Reconstruction and Development Framework (2018-2027). The Government has also engaged in developing a ‘Vision 2030’ that is aligned with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and SDGs and identifies and addresses medium and long-term strategic development priorities.
At the local level, the SDGs need to be adapted to fit local realities is essential to ensure that the national development priorities will be achieved at both national and sub-national levels, for higher, more equitable, and inclusive outcomes. The localization of the SDGs also implies that actors and institutions (government and non-government at the sub-national level have a fundamental role to play in the formulation, implementation, and monitoring of the SDGs. Local sustainable development goals committees have been established in three pilot provinces (Anbar, Karbala, and Basra). The committees start working on identifying the prioritized local SDGs targets and indicators and their alignment with local development plans.
The three selected pilot governates will produce local SDGs reports by the end of 2019. One of the main challenges in the process of the production of the report is the availability of resources and capacities. UNDP has been working on strengthening the capacity of the three pilot provinces on the SDGs targets and indicators localization and alignment with both national and subnational development plans, in addition to the MoP at Baghdad and KRI. The three local SDGs reports will serve as primary inputs to Iraq first Voluntary National Review (VNR) report which will be presenting at the High-Level Political Forum in 2019 to share about its experience with the implementation of the 2030 and the SDGs.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultancy is aimed to help local sustainable development committees to develop local SDGs reports based on governates development plans, priorities, needs, and resources availability. The consultant will:
The consultant will report directly to the project manager to support the production of the VNR and three local SDGs reports towards the implementation and monitoring of SDGs in Iraq at a local level. These reports serve as inputs to the VNR report will be the primary basis to the Government of Iraq’s presentation at the HLPF and the formation of a sustainable and inclusive review process for the SDGs by Government partners.
Homebase with travel to Baghdad, and Karbala.
25 working days over a period (20 March 2019 – 1st August 2019). The total working days are allocated as follows:
Required Skills and Experience
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.
Financial proposal (30 marks), as per template provided in UNDP jobsite (Annex II);
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
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.