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Development Coordination Specialist
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||31-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 :||10 June 2019 – 31 December 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 145 days|
The UN Resident Coordinator (RC) is the designated representative of the UN Secretary-General for development activities and the team leader of the UN Country Team (UNCT), which in Thailand is composed of 19 UN agencies, who have projects and programmes in Thailand. The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator Office (RCO) supports the RC in his/her coordination of the UNCT and liaison with national partners.
The RCO in Thailand, currently a team of five staff, provides strategic and secretariat supports to the RC and the UNCT to effectively coordinate the work of the UN agencies to implement the UN Partnership Framework, which was signed between the Royal Thai Government and the UN in Thailand.
In December 2017, the UN Secretary-General's report entitled "Repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda: our promise for dignity, prosperity, and peace on a healthy planet" was issued. This report puts forward a comprehensive proposal on further improvements to the RC System to ensure more coherent, accountable and effective support for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda). This was further reinforced by General Assembly resolution 72/279 of 1 June 2018, which gave the UN Secretary-General the mandate to implement the repositioning.
A reinvigorated RC system is at the center of a repositioned United Nations development system, and while the system has been instrumental in driving coherence on the ground over the past four decades, it is now insufficiently robust to respond to the needs of the 2030 Agenda. The year 2019 has been a transitional period for the RCO, increasing the number of national staff with the aim to expand its support to the RC and UNCT.
The Development Coordination Specialist will also take the responsibility of coordinating the United Nations Action for Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons (UN-ACT) at the regional level. A key area of work for UN-ACT is to help strengthen collaboration and coordination in the sector between different actors, from government agencies to civil society and international organizations. UN-ACT is Secretariat to the sub-regional inter-governmental Co-ordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative against Trafficking in Persons (COMMIT) Process, supporting the six governments of the Mekong Sub-region in collaboration against trafficking in persons. UN-ACT is run by a Regional Management Office (RMO) within Bangkok Regional Hub, and six national offices: Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
2. Assist the RC in the management of UNCT processes under the new reforms and in the operationalization of new UNCT activities
3. Support the coordination and implementation of UN-ACT programme and activities
4. Provide technical support and guide resource mobilization efforts for the UN-ACT activities
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The expected outputs for the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator Office:
The expected outputs for the United Nations Action for Cooperation against Trafficking in Persons (UN-ACT):
Duration of the Work
10 June 2019 – 31 December 2019 (up to 145 days).
Bangkok, Thailand with possible travel. Travels outside of Bangkok for the RCO and to UN-ACT programme countries are expected under this assignment. Official travels will be agreed in advance and costs covered by the RCO Thailand for its missions and by UN-ACT for travels related to UN-ACT’s activities.
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The contract will be based on Daily Fee
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.
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 qualified proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The shortlisted candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
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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.