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National Consultant(IC Management/Procurement Expert) UNDP/Country office, Kabul, Afghanistan
|Location :||Kabul, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||01-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 Months (with maximum 132 working days) with possibility of extension.|
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.
Objective of the Assignment:
UNDP Afghanistan seeks to hire a National Consultant (IC Management/Procurement Expert) to work as a team member of Supply Chain Management Office (SCMO) in order to showcase the impact of its procurement delivery and focus on supporting Projects and Programme units in review of ToR, specifications and SoW, developing solicitation documents for cases identified in PROMPT and provision of support to IC unit/Procurement Unit Team on conducting the routine procurement process to ensure timely delivery of high value procurement services.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work and Deliverables:
Under the guidance and direct supervision of Head of Procurement Unit, the National Consultant is a team member of the CO Individual Consultants Management Team, responsible for effective delivery of procurement services in order to obtain the best value for money in the country office. He/she analyzes and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to procurement of Individual Consultants (ICs). The National Consultant promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Unit.
The National Consultant (IC Management) works in close collaboration with the, Operations, Programme and project teams in the CO, and projects to successfully deliver procurement services for contracting and management of ICs.
Expected Key Deliverables:
The IC will be paid on daily basis through signed timesheet by the supervisor upon achieving the assigned tasks as indicated above.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of Head of Procurement, the Consultant is responsible for effective delivery of procurement services in order to obtain the best value for money in the country office. He/she analyzes and interprets the financial rules and regulations and provides solutions to a wide spectrum of complex issues related to procurement. The Consultant promotes a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach in the Unit.
Duration of the Work:
6 months with maximum 132 working days with possibility of extension.
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
Research and analysis and making recommendations on management systems
Establishing effective client relationships
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:
The payment will be daily based and shall be paid on monthly basis through signed timesheet and certification of key deliverables by the supervisor as stipulated in the Terms of Reference (ToR).
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:
Qualification and Experience (70 marks) [evaluation of CV]
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested National Consultants (IC Management/Procurement Expert) 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.