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National Consultant (Data Analysis) on Districts for the Policy and Planning Department of Deputy Ministry for Policy and Technical Affairs – IDLG
|Location :||Kabul, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||03-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months (with maximum 66 Working Days)|
UNDP Global Mission Statement:
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with national counterparts on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
UNDP Afghanistan Mission Statement:
UNDP supports stabilization, state-building, governance and development priorities in Afghanistan. UNDP support, in partnership with the Government, the United Nations system, the donor community and other development stakeholders, has contributed to institutional development efforts leading to positive impact on the lives of Afghan citizens. Over the years UNDP support has spanned such milestone efforts as the adoption of the Constitution; Presidential, Parliamentary and Provincial Council elections; institutional development through capacity-building to the legislative, the judicial and executive arms of the state, and key ministries, Government agencies and commissions at the national and subnational levels. UNDP has played a key role in the management of the Law and Order Trust Fund, which supports the Government in developing and maintaining the national police force and in efforts to stabilize the internal security environment. Major demobilization, disarmament and rehabilitation and area-based livelihoods and reconstruction programmes have taken place nationwide. UNDP Programmes in Afghanistan have benefited from the very active support of donors. UNDP Afghanistan is committed to the highest standards of transparency and accountability and works in close coordination with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the UN system as a whole to maximize the impact of its development efforts on the ground.
Local Governance Project-Afghanistan (LoGo) is building upon the lessons learned from UNDP’s Afghanistan Sub-National Governance Programme (ASGP). Through the LoGo project, the Independent Directorate of Local Governance (IDLG) and UNDP will jointly address the top three priorities of IDLG which are: 1) service delivery; 2) accountability; and 3) clear functions and mandates. The project builds on a new theory of change aimed at improving service delivery by enhancing the accountability and transparency of the local governments to the women and men of Afghanistan and building the capacity of the local governments to plan, budget and monitor service delivery effectively with the ultimate aim of increasing the legitimacy of the government and the trust between the state and society.
The GIRoA, with UNDP support, will focus on the following areas:
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work and Deliverables
Objective of the Assignment:
Since IDLG's establishment, major progress has been made towards subnational governance institutionalization. The Roadmap on SNG clearly sets the priorities for further empowering of the Provincial and Districts levels in bringing the service provision closer to the citizens. The recent Presidential Decree on Districts further paves the way to giving authority and autonomy to districts in the field of financial autonomy and institution building for gradual enhanced mandate for service delivery. The Decree on Districts further mandates the IDLG to present a concept note on Districts to the High Council, to address the challenges and pave the way for initiatives for the Districts within the current capacities at the district level.
During 2018, two rounds of district governance conferences were conducted, in which H.E. the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan outlined the commitment to the improvement of their affairs with a view to bring changes in subnational governance in order to enable them to provide better services to the citizen. In parallel, the establishment of the inter-ministerial Local governance committee under the chairmanship of the Second Vice President demonstrates the government’s strong commitment in providing substantive support for the key institutions and supporting the advancement of the subnational governance in the country.
The district governance conferences which were held in 2018, were attended by all district governors from 34 provinces. At the conference, three main issues at district level (security, rule of law and development) were discussed in panel sessions in presence of government line ministries leadership. Besides key questions were asked from district governors for better improvement of local governors in which it also requires further follow up and analysis in order to enable key decision makers resolve local challenges in a better way.
IDLG expects that a clear and comprehensive report on the key findings of District Governance Conferences is developed in order help IDLG better decide on next steps towards strengthening the roles and the responsibilities of the district governor offices.
This assignment includes desk review, and review of district governance conference reports which its primarily aim was to inform policies and help IDLG and the government in their decision-makings. The assignment focus will be on an in-depth analysis District Governors conference reports and using primary data collected by IDLG and secondary data from other organization such as The Asia Foundation, AREU etc.
It is also envisioned that the consultant should compile the district governors’ conferences proceedings and develop a comprehensive report using the available date and records, in order to be published by IDLG.
Improving local governance in Afghanistan is a critical step toward a stable, legitimate state capable of overcoming conflict and insurgency. IDLG regularly collects huge amount of data on local governance including the districts, there is a greater need to analyze the data to form basis for evidence-based policy and decision making.
Key Features of the Assignment:
The points below outline some of the guiding and key issues for the consultant to be able to analyze the data and write the final report:
The specific tasks shall be the following:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables; Estimated duration to complete and Payment percentage:
First Deliverable: 22 Working Days (30%);
Second Deliverable: 22 Working Days (30%);
Third Deliverable: 22 Working Days (40%);
Payments under the contract shall be delivery based and be made on receipt of the specific milestone reports indicated above and including a timesheet according to UNDP procurement formats for individual contractors. Indicated payment instalments in the table above shall be made upon approval of deliverables by IDLG DM-Policy Office. The report on deliverables will be reviewed by IDLG DM Policy team and LoGo SNP component. Upon receipt of final approval by DM Policy Office on satisfactory complete of the deliverable, the payment shall be released by UNDP/LoGo.
The national consultant will work under the overall supervision of IDLG DM Policy – Policy and Planning Department and the LoGo Subnational Policy Component (SNP) lead.
Monitoring and reporting arrangements:
The consultant shall work under direct supervision of IDLG-Policy and Planning Department and UNDP/LoGo project SNP component lead and in close coordination with other relevant stakeholders.
IDLG DM-Policy – P&PD will provide office space and internet facility to consultant and work closely with the same team. LoGo SNP component will monitor progress in biweekly manner and shall request updates based on internal deadlines of LoGo project. The consultant however is expected to bring his/her own laptop and mobile phone and meet local communications costs. Costs to arrange meetings, workshops, travel costs and DSA during field visits (if any) shall be covered by LoGo project subject to approval by project director and if the cost is already forecasted in the budget document.
Duration of the Work
Contract duration of Data Analysis Consultant will be for 13 weeks with maximum 66 working days. Contract may be extended based on results, performance, and changes in deliverables, and subject to the justified approval from project director within the budget allocation.
The duty station for the contractor is Kabul, Afghanistan for the entire duration of the contract. The Contractor will be required to report regularly and be present at the IDLG – P&PD and LoGo project during the working hours. The contractor will follow the working hours and weekends as applicable to LoGo staff. Contractor’s movement for meetings and consultations shall be coordinated by LoGo project office. The contractor is at all times required to observe UNDP security rules and regulations.
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Management and Leadership:
Proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills.
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The contractor shall submit a price proposal as below:
The total professional fee shall be converted into a lump-sum contract and payments under the contract shall be made on submission and acceptance of deliverables under the contract in accordance with the schedule of payment linked with deliverables.
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:
Qualification and Experience (40 marks) [evaluation of CV for shortlisting]:
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested National consultants (Procurement) must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications in one single PDF document:
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.