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Consultancy – LTA, Communications Consultant – Website Manager ON South-South Cooperation
|Location :||New York (office based) and Home based, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Apr-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 :||LTA (3 years period)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||LTA (3 years period). Estimated number of working days per year & consultant: up to 150 working days|
The United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) aims to be a robust knowledge hub providing advisory and consulting services to member states, UN entities, IGOs, NGOs and other stakeholders on South-South and triangular cooperation (SSTC). It enables developing countries to effectively face their development challenges and harness opportunities to address them, while monitoring progress on the implementation of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, New Directions Strategy and the Nairobi Outcome Document.
UNOSSC engages with Member States globally, regionally, as well as within the UN system to facilitate practical expressions of Southern solidarity towards the achievement of internationally agreed development goals. UNOSSC ensures that our southern constituencies have timely access to high quality analytical planning, mapping, programming, and reporting on data, trends and opportunities that will propel South-South and triangular cooperation in ways that ensure success.
In light of the growth of South-South cooperation and increasing importance of UNOSSC’s mandate, it is critical for UNOSSC to strengthen its efforts to communicate the importance and successes of its own services in support of South-South cooperation – among its constituents, the development community and the world at large. Its communication, both with the internal UN community and its external constituencies, is critical to the fulfillment of its global mandate. This consultancy will focus on the strategic design and implementation of a Communication and Internet Strategy for UNOSSC, including an extensive use of e-tools and social media.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Deputy Director for Policy and Strategic Partnership, the qualified individual will be tasked to accomplish the following specific tasks:
The multilingual website:
The scope of work will vary depending on the individual assignments but would include one or various of the above.
Key Deliverables include:
Timely and cost-effective knowledge management:
Proven client interactivity, continuous dissemination of news and materials:
Duration of Work / Contracting Arrangements:
Required Skills and Experience
Application is a two-step process:
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain the TWO following documents, ALL IN ONE FILE:
After review of applications, candidates will be contacted by UNDP separately and requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply for this assignment.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
The selection of the best offer from the shortlisted candidates will be based on a combined scoring method – where the qualifications and experience will be weighted a maximum of 700 points and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 300 points out of 1000 points.
Method: Cumulative analysis method will be used to evaluate proposals.
The maximum points that can be achieved in the desk review is 400 points.
Only those applicants obtaining a minimum of 280 points (70% of points obtainable in the desk review) will be considered for an interview.
Interview (300 points)
The total obtainable score on the interview is 300 points bringing the total points for the technical evaluation to a maximum of 700 points. Candidates obtaining less than 210 points during the interview (70% of points obtainable during the interview) will be disqualified.
Only those candidates who obtain a total technical score of 490 points and above on the technical evaluation will be considered for financial evaluation and will be asked to submit a financial proposal.
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 the 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.
Payment to the individual contractor will be made based on the actual number of days worked, deliverables accepted and upon certification of satisfactory delivery of services by the UNOSSC Project Manager.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - IC Contract Template
Annex 2 – IC General Terms and Conditions (for Individuals/Free Lancers who will sign the UNDP contract on behalf of themselves).
Annex 3 – RLA Template. For Individuals who will be represented on behalf of a company, a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) will be signed between UNDP and the company. To view the RLA's terms & conditions, please see http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=22292 Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA): A legal instrument between UNDP and a Company/institution, according to which, the latter makes available the services of an individual delivering time-bound and quantifiable outputs that are directly linked to payments.
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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.