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Consultant for Social Entrepreneurship
|Location :||BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||18-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||March - June 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Maximum 37 days|
Financed by the Government of Switzerland and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Municipal Environmental and Economic Governance (MEG) Project is an intervention in the domain of local governance in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Project’s overall goal is defined as follows: Local governments (LGs), assigned with appropriate competences and finances, have improved their democratic governance, apply sound public policy and performance management systems, and provide public services in an inclusive, effective and efficient manner, particularly those related to economic and environmental sectors. The expected concrete improvements the Project will contribute to are clustered in three outcomes, as follows:
The Project’s territorial focus is on the North-West part of the country (including Una-Sana Canton and Prijedor region) and the North-East region (the wider Doboj-Tuzla area), covering 18 partner LGs: Bihac, Bosanska Krupa, Cazin, Doboj, Gracanica, Gradacac, Gradiška, Kalesija, Kostajnica, Kozarska Dubica, Prijedor, Prnjavor, Sanski Most, Tešanj, Teslic, Tuzla, Velika Kladuša and Žepce.
The purpose of the consultancy is to enhance awareness and knowledge of partner LGs on social entrepreneurship. In this regard, a Consultant for Social Entrepreneurship (hereinafter – the Consultant) will be engaged.
The objective of the consultancy is to design the training programme and training materials on social entrepreneurship, deliver training to representatives of the partner LGs, conduct individual consultations and develop practical “Guidelines on social entrepreneurship”.
Travel is planned to all 18 MEG partner LGs: Bihac, Bosanska Krupa, Cazin, Doboj, Gracanica, Gradacac, Gradiška, Kalesija, Kostajnica, Kozarska Dubica, Prijedor, Prnjavor, Sanski Most, Tešanj, Teslic, Tuzla, Velika Kladuša and Žepce
Duties and Responsibilities
As per definition, social entrepreneurship involves recognizing the social problems and achieving a social change by employing entrepreneurial principles, processes and operations. Therefore, the main objectives of this consultancy are:
The Consultant is expected to design the training package, deliver the training to the target group and develop a practical manual - “Guidelines on Social Entrepreneurship”.
The entire service will be delivered in the languages of BiH peoples. The expected timeframe for delivery of the service is March - June 2019.
More concretely, the Consultant will be expected to perform the below described tasks.
Task 1 – Conduct research and review of existing documentations and practices
Firstly, the Consultant will meet with the Project Team to discuss in more details the assignment and deadlines. Subsequently, the Consultant will collect and review all relevant documentation, such as existing strategic documents and relevant legislation that is addressing social entrepreneurship issues in the BiH (all government levels), region and EU.
A brief comparative review paper (3 pages maximum) highlighting best approaches as per existing practices in EU and region will be produced and submitted. All findings will be incorporated into the training program/materials.
It is envisaged that this task will be delivered by 30 March 2019 and the level of effort will not exceed 4 expert days.
Task 2 – Design the training package on social entrepreneurship
Within this task, the Consultant is expected to design a comprehensive and practical training programme on social entrepreneurship. The focus of the training program will be on practical examples and solutions of the best social entrepreneurship ideas and opportunities that can be applied in MEG partner LGs. The training will help the target group to understand how social entrepreneurship can be used to improve business environment and life conditions in their LGs.
The training program is envisaged as a 2-days learning event, structured to allow active involvement of participants by using different training technics, such as group exercises, simulations, role-playing, guided discussion, etc.
The first day of the training is intended to acquire theoretical knowledge on the basic principles of social entrepreneurship. After the first day of training, the participants will have at least one week to prepare a project proposal for a social enterprise in their LG (in line with needs and potentials). The project proposal will then be presented during the second day of training.
The expected/potential training topics should contain, but not be limited to:
The training package prepared by the Consultant will at minimum include:
The training materials will be prepared in the languages of BiH peoples and submitted to MEG Project team for approval. It is envisaged that this task will be delivered by 15 April 2019 and the level of effort will not exceed 7 expert days.
Task 3 – Delivery of the training and individual consultations
The training program will be delivered in line with the MEG project approved training schedule - two (2) training sessions to 2 training groups (two-day training sessions per training group), with 12-15 participants in each training group. Targeted trainee groups are staff involved in local economic development coming from MEG partner LGs. Trainings will be organized in Prijedor and Doboj. Logistics in relation to organizing training events will be provided by the MEG project.
The Consultant is expected to prepare and deliver finalized training materials in electronic form to MEG Project team for approval, at least 7 (seven) days before the scheduled training.
Upon completion of the training, the Consultant will hold individual consultation with relevant partner LGs representatives. The purpose of these individual consultations is to collect inputs related to potentials and needs of partner LGs for social entrepreneurship projects, and provision of technical assistance. The Consultant is expected to visit each of 18 partner LGs at least once. Collected input will then be incorporated into the practical manual document.
It is envisaged that this task will be delivered by the end of May 2019 and the level of effort will not exceed 16 expert days.
Task 4 – Development of the Social Entrepreneurship Manual - Guidelines
Based on training program and inputs collected during individual consultations, the Consultant will develop a practical manual - “Guidelines on social entrepreneurship”.
In addition to the general part related to definitions, principles, and experiences on social entrepreneurship across the World, this document shall put a special emphasis on practical examples (from region and/or EU) that are applicable in MEG project’s partner LGs, which correspond to inputs collected during consultations.
The Social Entrepreneurship Manual - Guidelines will be prepared in the languages of BiH peoples and submitted to MEG Project team for approval. It is envisaged that this task will be delivered by end of June 2019 and the level of effort will not exceed 10 expert days.
Task 1 – Conduct research and review of existing documentations and practices:
Task 2 – Design training package:
Task 3 – Delivery of the training and individual consultations:
Task 4 – Development of the “Guidelines on Social Entrepreneurship”:
Corporate Responsibility and Teamwork:
Partnering and Networking:
Job Knowledge and Expertise:
Required Skills and Experience
Shortlisting/ Qualification Criteria:
Financial criteria: Weight: 30%, Maximum points: 30;
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Applicants are required to submit an application including:
2. Completed and signed the Offeror’s template Confirming Interest and Availability (please follow the link: https://popp.undp.org/_layouts/15/WopiFrame.aspx?sourcedoc=/UNDP_POPP_DOCUMENT_LIBRARY/Public/PSU_%20Individual%20Contract_Offerors%20Letter%20to%20UNDP%20Confirming%20Interest%20and%20Availability.docx&action=default);
3. Latest personal CV, including past experience from similar projects, and email, telephone and any other contact details for references;
4. Financial proposal which will separately specify professional fee, indicating number of anticipated working days, travel costs (air-ticket or use of private vehicle), living allowance, and all other applicable costs.
Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.
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.