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Technical Advisor on Impact Measurement - IC (Consultant)
|Application Deadline :||05-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||estimated July 1, 2019 – Jan 1, 2020 (approximately 30 working days)|
Launched at the United Nations in 2008, the Business Call to Action (BCtA) aims to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by challenging companies to develop inclusive business models that engage people at the base of the economic pyramid (BoP) – people with less than US$8 per day in purchasing power – as consumers, producers, suppliers and distributors of goods and services.
The BCtA is a unique multilateral alliance among donor governments – including the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the UK Department for International Development (DFID, the Swiss Development Cooperation Agency (SDC), and with the United Nations Development Programme, which hosts the secretariat.
Over 200 companies, ranging from multinationals to social enterprises, and working in 65 countries, have responded to the BCtA by committing to improve the lives and livelihoods of millions in developing countries through access to markets, financial services, affordable healthcare, water and sanitation, education and other critical services. BCtA member companies are market leaders that provide examples of successful, profitable and scalable models for reaching poor communities and contributing to global development.
The Technical Advisor will work under the supervision of the Programme Manager of BCtA.
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Skills and Experience
A Master's degree in international relations, international development, public policy, or other relevant fields such as social science, economics, business administration.
5. Evaluation of Applicants
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
The award of the contract should 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 a pre-determined set of weighted technical (P11 and cover letter desk review and interviews) and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job based on the desk review will be invited for an interview.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation – max. 35 points:
Criteria A - Combined experience in the private and in the development sector working on private sector issues; (whether in strategy consulting or corporate functions) and/or in the development sector working on private sector issues, inclusive of at least 3 years of experience in the area of inclusive business or sustainable business; - max points 5;
Criteria B – Experience in impact measurement and management or monitoring and evaluation of inclusive or sustainable business - max points: 5;
Criteria C - Experience managing relationships and partnerships with leading businesses/impact investors or non-profit organizations is an advantage. – max points: 2
Criteria D – Proven track record with using technology for data collection and analysis max points: 5;
Criteria E - Methodology (evaluation of the brief approach on how the candidate would approach and conduct the activities (shall be uploaded by the applicant during online application) - max points: 7.
Criteria F – Interview Criteria - Language skills, communication skills and technical knowledge in impact measurement or M&E - max points: 11;
Only candidates who will get at least 70% of points in Criteria A, B, C, D and E will be considered for the Interview – Criteria F; and only candidates who will get at least 70% of points in the Interview will be considered for financial evaluation.
6. Application procedures
The application submission is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications.
Step 1: Interested candidates must include the following documents when submitting the applications (Please group all your documents into one (1) single PDF attachment as the system only allows upload of one document):
· Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position
· Methodology / brief approach (maximum 1000 words) on how you will approach and conduct the work.
· Filled P11 form or CV including past experience in similar projects and contact details of referees
(blank form can be downloaded from http://www.eurasia.undp.org/content/dam/rbec/docs/P11_modified_for_SCs_and_ICs.doc);
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal - Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and requested to provide a financial offer.
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested materials.
7. Terms of Payment
The assignment is based on a lump sum contract amount and payment is based only upon the certification and acceptance of the deliverables received as indicated in the TOR. In the event of non-performance and pre-termination where payments cannot be made in full or may have to be suspended, the final payment will be pro-rated against received and accepted deliverables.
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
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.