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Senior Research Consultant
|Application Deadline :||12-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 June-8 July 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 June-8 July 2019|
The United Nations office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN system coordinator and focal point for South-South cooperation (SSC). The Policy and Partnership Division of the Office monitors South-South and triangular cooperation in the UN system and reports to the highest levels of the system, including the UN General Assembly, the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation (HLC), the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UNDP/UNFPA Executive Board. It provides secretariat services to biennial sessions of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation and its bureau and to other relevant United Nations governing bodies. It supports the mainstreaming of South-South approaches to development in global policies and operational activities of the United Nations development system and enhances the coherence and coordination of United Nations system support to South-South and triangular cooperation. The Policy Division has as its top priority the strengthening of the multilateral South-South and triangular policy-making processes in advancing Southern perspectives and approaches in major intergovernmental and inter-agency processes and enhancing the coherence and coordination of the UN support to South-South and triangular cooperation.
The General Assembly in its Resolution 73/249 requested the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive report on the state of South-South cooperation to its 74th session in 2019. The purpose of the report is to inform discussions on South-South cooperation as the General Assembly considers the operational activities for development. This report will focus on efforts by the United Nations system organizations to promote South-South cooperation during 2018-2019, at global, regional and national levels. The report will also put forward recommendations on the measures needed to leverage South-South approaches towards the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other internationally agreed development priorities.
UNOSSC seeks to hire a Senior Research Consultant to assist with the preparation of the 2019 report of the Secretary General on the state of South-South cooperation, by analyzing surveys, conducting research, and drafting the report that will inform deliberations of Member States on United Nations support to South-South cooperation during the 74th session of the General Assembly.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will be performing under the supervision of the Deputy Director for Policy and Strategic Partnerships:
Expected Deliverables, Duration of Work, and Payment:
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced degree in social sciences or any related field.
The 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, shortlisted (technically qualified) candidates will be contacted by UNDP and requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
Schedule of Payments:
Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
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.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFER:
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 700 points.
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 (300 points, Weight 30%)
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
For the General Conditions of contracts for the Services of Individual Contractors, see http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf.
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.