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National Consultant (Strategic Planning) for Independent Directorate of Local Governance – IDLG-UNDP-LOGO project
|Location :||Kabul, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||11-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Two months with maximum (44 Working Days)|
UNDP Global Mission Statement:
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with national counterparts on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
UNDP Afghanistan Mission Statement:
UNDP supports stabilization, state-building, governance and development priorities in Afghanistan. UNDP support, in partnership with the Government, the United Nations system, the donor community and other development stakeholders, has contributed to institutional development efforts leading to positive impact on the lives of Afghan citizens. Over the years UNDP support has spanned such milestone efforts as the adoption of the Constitution; Presidential, Parliamentary and Provincial Council elections; institutional development through capacity-building to the legislative, the judicial and executive arms of the state, and key ministries, Government agencies and commissions at the national and subnational levels. UNDP has played a key role in the management of the Law and Order Trust Fund, which supports the Government in developing and maintaining the national police force and in efforts to stabilize the internal security environment. Major demobilization, disarmament and rehabilitation and area-based livelihoods and reconstruction programmes have taken place nationwide. UNDP Programmes in Afghanistan have benefited from the very active support of donors. UNDP Afghanistan is committed to the highest standards of transparency and accountability and works in close coordination with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the UN system as a whole to maximize the impact of its development efforts on the ground.
Local Governance Project-Afghanistan (LoGo) is a project which builds upon the lessons from the UNDP’s Afghanistan Sub-National Governance Programme (ASGP). Through LoGo project, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and UNDP jointly address the top three priorities of IDLG which are: 1) service delivery; 2) accountability; and 3) clear functions and mandates. The project builds on a new theory of change aimed at improving service delivery by enhancing the accountability and transparency of the local governments to the women and men of Afghanistan and building the capacity of the local governments to plan, budget and monitor service delivery effectively with the ultimate aim of increasing the legitimacy of the government and the trust between the state and society.
The GIRoA, with UNDP support, focuses on the following areas:
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work and Deliverables
Objective of the Assignment:
During the assignment, based on the recommendation of the SNG Policy/Roadmap outcome of the recent 2 District Governors Conferences, 2019 National Governors Conferences and 2018 Mayors Conference, the consultant will draft a five years strategic plan for the Independent Directorate of Local Governance.
The consultant is expected to work with the three deputy ministerial offices and relevant departments to draft the 5 years’ strategic plan.
The consultant needs to include the following for its proposed proposal:
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of IDLG Policy and Planning Director and Subnational Policy Component Lead on a day to day basis, in consultation with the relevant counterparts and the overall guidance of Deputy Ministry for Policy and Technical Affairs – IDLG.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables; Estimated duration to complete and Payment percentage:
First Deliverable: 13 Working Days (20%);
Second Deliverable: 22 Working Days (50%);
Third Deliverable: 9 working days (30%)
Payments under the contract shall be delivery based and be made on receipt of the specific milestone reports indicated above and including a timesheet according to UNDP procurement formats for individual contractors. Indicated payment instalments in the table above shall be made upon approval of deliverables by IDLG DM-Policy Office. The report on deliverables will be reviewed by IDLG DM Policy team and LoGo SNP component. Upon receipt of final approval by DM Policy Office on satisfactory complete of the deliverable, the payment shall be released by UNDP/LoGo.
The national consultant will work under the overall supervision of IDLG DM Policy – Policy and Planning directorate, LoGo Subnational Policy Component (SNP) lead.
Monitoring and reporting arrangements:
The consultant shall work under direct supervision of Policy and Planning directorate and UNDP/LoGo project Sub-National Policy component lead and in close coordination with other relevant stakeholders.
IDLG will provide office space and internet facility to consultant and work closely with the same team. LoGo SNP component will monitor progress in weekly manner and shall request updates based on internal deadlines of LoGo project. The consultant however is expected to bring his/her own laptop and mobile phone and meet local communications costs. Costs to arrange meetings, workshops, travel costs and DSA during field visits (if any) shall be covered by LoGo project subject to approval by project director and if the cost is already forecasted in the budget document.
Duration of the Work
Contract duration for the development of 5 years Strategic Plan for IDLG will be for maximum 44 working days. The contract may be extended based on results, performance, and changes in deliverables, and subject to the justified approval from the Project Manager within the budget allocation.
The duty station for the contractor is Kabul, Afghanistan for the entire duration of the contract. The Contractor will be required to report regularly and be present at the IDLG –and LoGo project during the working hours. The contractor will follow the working hours and weekends as applicable to LoGo staff. The contractor’s movement for meetings and consultations sessions shall be coordinated by LoGo project office. The contractor is always required to observe UNDP security rules and regulations
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Management and Leadership:
Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills.
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:
The total professional fee, shall be converted into a lump-sum contract and payments under the contract shall be made on submission and acceptance of deliverables under the contract in accordance with the schedule of payment linked with deliverables.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight 70%;
Financial Criteria weight 30%.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Technical Criteria 70 points
Technical Proposal (30 marks)
Qualification and Experience (40 marks) [evaluation of CV for shortlisting]:
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested National consultants (Procurement) must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
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.