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Senior Project Management Specialist for the Participatory Governance Cluster Secretariat- Individual Consultant (National)
|Location :||Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||04-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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||9.5 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||9.5 months|
TERMS OF REFERENCE (TOR)
Project Management Specialist for the Participatory Governance Cluster Secretariat (DBM)
Individual Consultant (National)
PROJECT TITLE: Paving the Road to SDGs through Good Local Governance
Efficient, resilient, and well-planned road networks ensure that no one is left behind in the drive for inclusive growth. This is why roads are considered as an important foundation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and a prerequisite for bringing communities together.
In partnership with DILG, UNDP has launched a project “Paving the Road to SDGs through Good Governance” (Roads2SDGs) which aims to provide support to quality assurance and the governance reform components of CMGP through the ‘Road to SDGs’ framework in all Provinces in the Philippines. This framework will anchor the prioritization, planning, design, implementation, and maintenance of infrastructure projects to the achievement of the SDGs, incorporating the elements of partnership building, climate change and disaster risk reduction, gender mainstreaming, citizen participation for transparency and accountability, guided by SDGs principle of “leaving no one behind”.
In order to efficiently and effectively lead provincial roads projects to impact on sustainable development, Citizen participation is a prerequisite. In recognition of this, the Government of the Philippines, through Executive Order No. 24, created the Participatory Governance Cabinet Cluster (PGC). The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) serves as the Chair of the PGC while the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) as Co-Chair and Cluster Secretariat. Specifically, the PGC is mandated to:
A key reform area of participatory governance is citizen engagement in the budget process. Currently, the PGC and Open Government Partnership Secretariat within DBM have aligned efforts with the Fiscal Discipline and Fiscal Openness program of the DBM, which also requires additional technical assistance.
This falls in line with the UNDP Country Programme Document 2019-2023, with participatory governance being emboldened in the first outcome area. To this end, UNDP is currently supporting DBM to strengthen the public procurement system to promote citizen participation, integrity and value for money in the delivery of services. This involves the imminent creation of a Steering Committee on Mitigating Procurement Integrity Risks amongst DBM, DILG, DepEd, DOH and GPPB-TSO. This steering committee is mandated to oversee 1) technical assistance to procurement internal control framework, 2) mobilisation of CSOs to monitor PFM processes, and 3) enhancement of the APCPI.
Furthermore, UNDP is supporting a number of mechanisms that foster citizen participation in local governance processes, including the Governance Hub network with DILG, and Citizens Participating in Governance (CPAG) with the Department of Education, and Development LIVE with a number of line agencies.
In line with this support, UNDP will provide a Senior Project Management Specialist that will be lodged in the PGC and PH-OGP Secretariat to assist in mainstreaming participatory governance related policies, mechanisms, and programmes across the whole of government.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK
The Senior Project Management Specialist shall have the following key functions:
1) Facilitation of project activities and the achievement of project targets and results, by focusing on the following results:
2) Effective day-to-day coordination of the project, by focusing on the following results:
The Consultant shall directly report in matrix fashion to DBM, specifically the Assistant Secretary and Officer-In-Charge of the Fiscal Planning and Reforms Bureau and the Lead PGC and PH-OGP Secretariat, as well as the UNDP Democratic Governance leader.
The consultant shall work from 11 March – 31 December 2019.
The Consultant will be required to report to DBM, with meetings held at UNDP every two weeks (Manila).
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum passing score is 70 out of 100 points. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.
SCOPE OF PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
The Consultant shall be paid in tranches. Shown below is the breakdown of tranches & deliverables:
Recommended Presentation of Offer
K. Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and interview will be weighted a max. of 70%, and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%;
Technical Proposal (70%)
- Qualifications- 60%
- Interview- 40%
Financial Proposal (30%)
Kindly email your CV, Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability, and Financial Proposal (use attached templates) to
firstname.lastname@example.org by 11 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.