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Consultant to prepare Business Operations Strategy
|Location :||Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, MONGOLIA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Mar-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Over 3.5 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Over 3.5 months|
With the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at its core, the December, 2017 DG report was submitted in follow-up to the report released in June 2017 entitled “Repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda: ensuring a better future for all” (A/72/124-E/2018/3). The report responds to the mandates, due by December 2017, set out in General Assembly resolution 71/243 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system, in which the Assembly specifically called for a system-wide strategic document for collective action to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and a comprehensive proposal on further improvements to the resident coordinator system.
The system-wide strategic document, produced by the United Nations Development Group, charts a path for the system to work collaboratively, building on the strengths of each entity, to accelerate its alignment with the 2030 Agenda at the country, regional and global levels.
Witin this context, the UNCT in Mongolia has decided to develop a BOS 2019-2023. The BOS will outline all inter-agency harmonization and operations activities planned to integrate in the
Duties and Responsibilities
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Mongolia through the United Nations Operations Management Team (OMT) shall engage a Service Provider (referred to as “Consultant” hereafter) to undertake the task of compiling a Business Operations Strategy for the UN Agencies in Mongolia based on the UNDG guidelines on Business Operations Strategy (BOS). In particular, the BOS should aim to establish close links between the newly developed UNDAF and operations, as well as reducing costs and harmonizing business activities of the UN Agencies in Mongolia through joint business initiatives. The document should serve as an easy-to-use framework to better harmonize, synchronize, monitor and manage UN’s joint business activities in the country and support the implementation of the UN Programmes in the country. It would also allow the OMT (and the UNCT) to improve monitoring, management and implementation of joint business initiatives in the medium-term and in a coherent way by establishing clear linkages with Mongolia’s One UN Programme for 2018-2022.
Management of Consultancy Services
The Consultant will report to the Chair of Operations Management Team (referred to as “Supervisor” hereafter and work under his/her overall guidance. Through the Supervisor, the Consultant will implement the deliverables described below in consultation with other members of the OMT.
Scope of Services
In consultation and other forms of engagement with the UNCT, OMT and other stakeholders, the Consultant shall produce a draft BOS to include:
Deliverables and Timelines:
Remuneration, Costs and Payments
Each applicant will indicate the cost of services for each deliverable in US dollars when applying for this consultancy. The Consultant will be paid in US dollars and only after clearance of the OMT and the supervisor confirms the completion of each deliverable. In accordance with UNDP rules, the amount paid should be considered inclusive of all associated costs including travel and communications.
The Consultant is required to have the following professional and technical qualifications, and selection will be made based on both overall cost of services and these qualifications.
Required Skills and Experience
If you meet the qualifications of the announced vacancy, please submit the following documents:
(please download from http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=53804)
a) The Terms of Reference for the assignment described above;
b) The standard Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability, which you must accomplish and submit to UNDP
c) Personal History Form (P11)
d) Proposed approach and methodology
When submitting your application, it can be made in electronic submission to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.