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IATI Secretariat – Governance, Outreach and Engagement Consultant
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||28-Apr-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||4 months, to 30 September 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||4 months, to 30 September 2019|
Launched at the Accra High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness (2008), IATI works with donors, partner countries, CSOs, NGOs and private sector organizations to ensure that transparent, good quality information on development resources and results is available and used by all stakeholder groups to help achieve sustainable development outcomes.
UNDP has been a strong advocate of transparency, and supported IATI since its launch in 2008. Within the Secretariat, UNDP is responsible for day-to-day coordination, support to the governing bodies and outreach to partner countries and new members, and since 2018 has also been mandated to take on an expanded communications role.
The period leading up to the 2019 Members’ Assembly (MA) in September is a critical period for IATI and will culminate in the MA’s approval of a new 3-year strategic plan. UNDP has been mandated by the IATI Governing Board to steward the process and ensure it is conducted in a broad, inclusive and collaborative manner that includes not only the over 90 members of IATI, but also the wider international open data and development transparency community.
The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract an individual consultant to support the UNDP-led Secretariat of the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). The IC will lead on IATI partner country engagement and consultation during the IATI strategic planning exercise, and lead the Secretariat’s support to the IATI Data Use Task Force (a working group under the IATI Governing Board), which includes the development of a new dedicated Data Use Strategy. The IC will further support the transition to an expanded IATI Secretariat role for UNDP which will incorporate new communications and outreach functions.
Duties and Responsibilities
UNDP is seeking to recruit a full-time Consultant - IATI Secretariat – Governance, Outreach and Engagement. Under the supervision of the IATI Secretariat Coordinator, Effectiveness Group, BPPS, the Consultant will lead on IATI partner country engagement and consultation throughout the strategic planning exercise; lead the Secretariat’s support to the IATI Data Use Task Force (a working group under the IATI Governing Board), which includes the development of a new dedicated Data Use Strategy. As part of UNDP’s lead role among UN agencies on IATI implementation, the IC will undertake inter-agency outreach and engagement activities to support the UN Secretary General’s vision of system-wide enrolment to IATI.
The consultant will implement outreach and training activities to raise awareness and capacity of new and existing partner country members to use IATI data as required, and support the communications adviser in a variety of tasks, such as developing guidance and promotional materials and knowledge products.
Activities will be guided by the strategic plan roadmap and the IATI Data Use Strategy 2017 - 2019, as well as by internal workplans in relation to the upcoming Members’ Assembly and the IATI Secretariat transition workplan, which has identified specific activities to be carried out by UNDP on behalf of the IATI Secretariat.
Expected outputs and deliverables:
Under the overall supervision and guidance of the IATI Secretariat Coordinator, the Consultant will focus on the following:
Support IATI’s strategic planning exercise:
Provide Secretariat support to the IATI Data Use Task Force:
Work with partners at country level to support integration of IATI data into national systems.
Strengthen UN-Inter-Agency coordination and cooperation in regard to transparency and open data:
Support the IATI Secretariat Coordinator in governance matters:
Deliverables/ Outputs - Estimated Duration to Complete - Target Due Dates:
Duration of Work:
The IC will be office-based in UNDP HQ New York, Effectiveness Group, BPPS.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
In the case of unforeseeable travel requested by UNDP, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between UNDP and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. In general, UNDP should not accept travel costs exceeding
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (100 points):
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (70 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (100 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 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
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 contract with UNDP.
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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.