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National Consultant on e-Learning for SDGs
|Location :||Kyiv, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||04-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||June, 2019 – November, 2019|
Since 2008, UNDP Ukraine has been the leading UN agency supporting sustainable local development, primarily through its Community-Based Approach to Local Development Programme. For over nine years, the Programme has matured to be a top-performing delivery mechanism at the local level and has been known and praised as UNDP flagship programme in Ukraine.
The next step in this regard is the switch towards a full area-based approach in supporting the roll-out of the sustainable development agenda at the subnational level. UNDP’s field presence and lead role as an integrator is aimed to design, test, and deploy SDG solutions packages those to be implemented by coalitions of partners, using different sources of funding with appropriate data and reporting systems for impact verification.
The project will develop, strengthen and maintain the partnerships aimed at implementation of Agenda 2030 and the SDGs at the regional and local levels. The MoU between UNDP and Regional Administrations those ones signed with the regions of Ukraine are aimed at nation-wide promotion of SDGs.
The overall project goal is to support sustainable development of Ukraine with its new decentralized governance system through improving knowledge-sharing mechanisms, increasing awareness and strengthening capacities of development actors (civil servants, business community and civic leaders) at all levels. As a result, national institutions, private business and communities will implement gender-responsive policies and practices to achieve sustainable management of natural resources, preservation of ecosystems, mitigation, adaptation to climate change and generation of green jobs
E-Learning for Sustainable Development, especially, when it is provided through various platforms, which allow not only sharing information but also creation of values, can become real accelerator for achieving SDGs by developing competencies that empower development actors (public officials, businesses, civic activists, etc.) to reflect on their own actions, taking into account their current and future social, cultural, economic and environmental impacts, from a local and a global perspective.
Duties and Responsibilities
OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSIGNMENT
The specific project objectives include:
To ensure the activities under the mentioned e-Learning for Sustainable Development project (hereinafter – the Project) are implemented effectively and efficiently, UNDP Ukraine seeks for a National Consultant to support SDG knowledge-sharing strategy through increasing awareness and strengthening capacities of development actors, - civil servants, business community and civic leaders, - to perform tasks described below.
SCOPE OF WORK
The assignment under this TOR refers to the project objective outlined above (to improve access to e-learning on sustainable development and SDGs; to increase awareness of development practitioners in Ukraine on the global development agenda and how it is translated into national, regional and local development agendas).
The assignment is focused around the following major objectives:
It is expected that Consultant’s services are required for five months period, between June and November 2019. Detail of the deliverables and schedule is given below:
UNDP will pay the negotiated amount in four tranches according to the following payment schedule:
The payments will be processed upon the full completion and acceptance of contractual obligations whereupon the National Consultant signs the certification of acceptance.
The National Consultant will work under general leadership of UNDP Oblast SDG Portfolio Manager and direct supervision of the Project Manager (the Supervisor). He/she will receive necessary guidance, clarification, information/materials that may be needed for this task. He/she will duly inform the Supervisor of any problems, issues or delays arising in the course of implementation of assignment and take necessary steps to address them.
The National Consultant will report to the Supervisor on the progress of the work performance according to the developed time schedule. The Final Report will be in English and to be accepted by the Supervisor at the end of the assignment.
Required Skills and Experience
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
Interpersonal and communication skills:
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Applicants shall submit the following documents:
Personal CV, including information about past experience in similar projects / assignments and contact details for referees.
Examples of relevant training programme and e-learning course
Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP
Maximum available technical score – 70 points.
Contract award shall be made to the incumbent whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
* Technical Criteria weight: 70%
* Financial Criteria weight: 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum 70% from the maximum available technical score would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
The maximum number of points assigned to the financial proposal is allocated to the lowest price proposal and will equal to 30. All other price proposals will be evaluated and assigned points, as per below formula:
30 points [max points available for financial part] x [lowest of all evaluated offered prices among responsive offers] / [evaluated price].
The proposal obtaining the overall cumulatively highest score after adding the score of the technical proposal and the financial proposal will be considered as the most compliant offer and will be awarded a contract.
Lump sum contract
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount.
Local travels (if required) will be arranged by the project.
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.