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Regional Youth Empowerment, Innovation and Engagement Specialist
|Location :||Bangkok, Thailand with regular travel|
|Application Deadline :||29-May-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 :||1 July 2019 - 31 December 2020|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to a maximum of 371working days|
Project Title: Youth Co:Lab, Regional Youth Project on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
The global development challenges have become increasingly interrelated, requiring us to take interdisciplinary approaches and seek non-linear solutions. Important development trends like automation, urbanization, climate change, and inequality pose significant challenges on our path to achieve the 2030 agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These transformations happening against the background of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) are questioning our traditional approaches to program development, design and delivery.
At the same time, approximately 300 million young people are either unemployed or underemployed in the region. This means nearly half of the 700 million young people in Asia and the Pacific face economic insecurity. In addition, many young people are left out of decision-making processes, further contributing to their marginalization and exclusion.
Given that 6 out of every 10 youth in the world are found in Asia-Pacific, investing in youth in the region becomes paramount if we are to accelerate the achievement of the sustainable development goals. In many countries, young people are also active in the public sphere, contributing to their communities in innovative ways, taking part in public debates and discussions, establishing social enterprises and claiming a space as stakeholders in the development processes that affect them, their communities, and their countries.
If we are to address the issue of youth empowerment, we can no longer afford to follow traditional approaches in designing effective empowerment tools, strategies and capacities.
UNDP’s Regional Youth Project on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Youth Co:Lab, is looking to reimagine the design and delivery of youth empowerment by implementing innovative approaches in development. As it strives to support countries to design effective solutions and to tackle the complex development challenge of empowering youth across the region and accelerate action on the progress to achieve the SDGs, it must integrate the functions of programming, policy research, systems design thinking, innovation, communications and advocacy to scale the impact of Youth Empowerment across the region.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
The consultant will work under the overall guidance and coordination of the UNDP BRH Programme Specialist on Youth and Civil Society.
Summary of Key Functions:
Given the interdisciplinary nature of the incumbent’s role, the following key functions will together consolidate the role:
1. Policy Research and Strategy Development
2. Programme Delivery and Support
3. Innovation and Future of Work
4. Communications, Advocacy and Engagement
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant is expected to work towards the following work plan, and timelines to achieve the stated outputs.
The consultant shall work under the overall guidance and report regularly to the Programme Specialist on Youth and Civil Society, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, and work in close collaboration with the UNDP Country offices and other key parties.
Duration of the Assignment:
The Consultant is expected to commit, a full time basis, to a period of 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2020, up to a maximum of 371 working days over the contract period.
The duty station is Bangkok-based with regular travels outside of Thailand in Asia and the Pacific region.
The consultancy will be managed by the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. The Consultant’s presence is required at UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub premises to work very closely with Youth Advisor. The consultancy’s travel will be managed by the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. Travels will be expected in relation to the national dialogues and required prior approval
Required Skills and Experience
The assignment will be contracted to a consultant with experience in the substantive area and knowledge of communication skills. The contractor should possess the following expertise and qualifications:
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The consultant must send a financial proposal based on a Daily Rate. The consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately.
Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period.
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent. The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP DSA rates. Repatriation travel cost from home to duty station in Bangkok and return shall not be covered by UNDP.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
Evaluation Method and Criteria: Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%), and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (70 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
There is a possibility for an interview. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be invited for an interview.
Shortlisted candidates shall be called for an interview which will be used to confirm and/or adjust the technical scores awarded based on documentation submitted.
The interview will be given a maximum of 30 points (30%). When combined with the technical review of 70 points (70%), only candidates who pass 70% of technical and interview evaluation will be evaluated further.
For those passing technical and interview evaluation above, offers will be evaluated per the Combined Scoring method:
a) Technical and Interview (70%)
b) Financial evaluation (30%)
Applicant receiving the Highest Combined Score and has accepted UNDP's General Terms and Conditions will be awarded the contract.
Candidates wishing to be considered for this assignment are required to submit the following documents:
Documents must be grouped into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document.
**Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The short listed candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
Annex I ToR_Regional YEIE Specialist
*** All documents can be downloaded at : http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=55713
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.