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Senior Public Financial Management Specialist
|Location :||home-based, with regional travel to Asia-Pacific countries, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||12-Jun-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 :||15 July - 31 December 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to a maximum of 60 working days.|
The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reflect a systemic approach to advance truly sustainable development that embodies economic, social and environmental progress and leaves no one behind. Financing this agenda requires both investments and reforms within a holistic approach.
UNDP’s portfolio of global and national initiatives on finance and private sector is very diverse in scope and topics and anchored at the global, regional and country levels. The decentralized nature of our work provides fertile ground for innovation and provides an opportunity to build synergies and achieve scale.
To support government and the private sector in scaling-up approaches to finance the SDGs, Country Offices are offering an integrated and systematic package of support to assist countries in more comprehensively engaging with private and public partners and maximize the use of sources of development finance.
Objectives of the Assignment
The overall objective of the assignment is to assist UNDP Country Offices in Asia-Pacific region to effectively engage with governments in the process of mainstreaming SDGs into national (and subnational) budgeting processes. The role of the UNDP BRH Senior PFM consultant is to provide the methodology support and actively collaborate with COs in implementation of Budgeting for SDGs (B4SDGs) reforms, including by coordination of PFM inputs with other team efforts in delivering services to COs and governments by performing quality control, backstopping of regional and national consultants and overall co-ordination support. In doing so the Consultant must ensure successful implementation of UNDP technical assistance and policy advisory support to the Governments of Nepal, Bangladesh, Mongolia and others SDG budgeting reforms and financing frameworks and to ensure that this support is translated into regional knowledge management and south-south technical exchanges.
Duties and Responsibilities
The scope of work for this assignment includes:
I. Provide support to up to four UDNP Country Offices in formulating implementation framework for Budgeting for SDGs for their dialogue with governments. (estimated at 50 working days) in the areas of:
II. Methodology support and development for B4SDG service offers as per the outcomes of the SDG Collaborative with the UNDP Country Offices.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant is expected to work towards the timelines to achieve the outputs as schedule below:
The Senior Public Financial Management Specialist will work under the supervision of the BRH’s SDG Finance Advisor with guidance of the Governance of Climate Change Finance team in UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, and work in close collaboration with the UNDP Country offices and other key parties.
Duration of the Assignment:
The duration of the assignment is from 15 July 2019 to 31 December 2019 for 60 working days in total.
The duty station for the assignment is home-based, with regional travel to Asia-Pacific countries. Travel, living allowance, and other travel related cost will be reimbursed by UNDP.
Required Skills and Experience
The consultant should possess the following expertise, qualification, and competencies as below;
Expertise and qualification
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The method of payment is output-based lump-sum scheme. The payments shall be released upon submitting the required deliverables with satisfactory by or before the due dates agreed with the Governance of Climate Change Finance team.
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:
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%)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Shortlisted candidates may be called for an interview which will be used to confirm and/or adjust the technical scores awarded based on documentation submitted.
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 short listed candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified
Annex I - ToR_Senior Public Financial Management Specialist
All documents can be downloaded at: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=55885
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.