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Consultancy – GRAPHIC DESIGN CONSULTANT - ON CALL IC-LTA
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||30-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|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 :||On-call basis up to 180 working days with|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||On-call basis up to 180 working days with estimated conclusion date of 31 December 2020|
As a trusted multilateral partner serving 177 countries and territories around the world, UNDP is uniquely positioned to help advocate for change, connect countries to the knowledge and resources they need to develop and to coordinate the efforts of the United Nations at the country level.
Gender-based violence (GBV) is a global epidemic which inhibits the fulfillment of gender equality, human rights and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs now include explicit targets addressing violence against women, violence against children, and harmful practices. Reducing violence against women and girls is a stand-alone target under SDG 5 (Gender Equality) and also will contribute to achieving other gender equality targets and many of the other SDGs, including those on education, health and poverty.
UNDP has launched a new initiative to support the achievement of the SDGs by helping countries make progress on the specific gender-based violence and related targets. UNDP’s GBV and SDGs project will pilot the integration of GBV prevention and response components into sectorial programmes and measure the results. It will to use the findings of what works and what did not to advocate for better policies and programmes to address and prevent GBV across sectors such as livelihoods, health, environmental programming, youth empowerment and social protection.
The GBV and SDGs project is recruiting two to three graphic designers to provide creative, professional design services related to the GBV and SDGs project knowledge products. The contract modality for the successful candidates will be international consultants (ICs) on a long-term agreement (LTA). The first ranked candidate, per the evaluation process detailed below, will be the primary IC LTA Holder and the second ranked candidate will act as an alternate, who will only be contacted upon confirmation of unavailability of the first ranked candidate. The third ranked candidate will act as an alternate, who will be contacted upon confirmation of the unavailability of the first and second ranked candidates.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
The consultants will produce creative, professional design services and deliverables related to the GBV and SDGs project. Working on an “on call” basis, the consultants will be responsible for design and layout of knowledge products such as Guidance Notes, Case Studies, short Issue Briefs, Comparative Experience Papers, meeting reports, infographics and PowerPoint presentations.
The consultants will directly report to the UNDP Policy Specialist, in close consultation with the UNDP Gender Team, and will produce products based on the content and guidance provided by the hiring unit. The consultants are responsible for ensuring all products are in full compliance with UNDP branding and style guide.
Expected outputs and deliverables:
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (490 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (700 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (300 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
UNDP plans to enter into the Long-Term Agreement (LTA) with up to two to three TOP ranked successful Individual Contractors to assure resources availability at the required time fame and/or increased demand for services requested. The service of who will be used on an intermittent and repetitive basis when needed and based on the fixed unit price. Other prospective applicants that are not contracted, at the UNDP’s discretion, may be placed in the roster of consultants to be used based on an on-call basis for similar services.
Please note that the LTA does not form a financial obligation or commitment from UNDP at the time the LTA contract is signed, and that such an agreement is non-exclusive. When a specific need arises, the successful Individual Contractor/s will be approached and be provided with a specific TOR and deliverables (and time frame) but still within the scope of the responsibilities stated in the LTA. The successful Individual Contractor(s) is expected to provide Confirmation of Interest on the specific services required at the agreed LTA Daily Rate Consultancy Fee. Financial commitments will only be established each time a Purchase Order for the specific services/TOR for Individual Contractor is committed.
This LTA has a cumulative ceiling amount that may accrue to the individual contractor during the life of the LTA, but said amount shall remain as an upper limit, and must not and cannot be interpreted nor understood as neither a financial commitment nor guarantee of business volume.
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into Long-Term Agreement (LTA) with UNDP.
The first ranked candidate, per the evaluation process detailed below, will be the primary IC LTA Holder and the second ranked candidate will act as an alternate, who will only be contacted upon confirmation
of unavailability of the first ranked candidate. The third ranked candidate will act as an alternate, who will only be contacted upon confirmation of the unavailability of the first and second ranked candidates.
All information and designs pertaining to the assignments as well as outputs produced under this contract shall remain the property of the UNDP who shall have exclusive rights over their use. The products shall not be disclosed to the public nor used in whatever format without written permission of UNDP in line with the national and International Copyright Laws applicable.
The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Policy Specialist, Gender Team and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
The hiring unit is recruiting two to three IC LTA holders. The first ranked candidate will be the primary IC LTA Holder and the second will act as an alternate, who will only be contacted upon confirmation of unavailability of the first ranked candidate resulting from the technical evaluation. The third ranked will act as an alternate in cases where the first and second ranked candidates are unavailable.
The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop and all necessary software.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - IC Contract Template
Annex 2 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 3 – RLA Template
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to email@example.com
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.
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.