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Programme and Partnership Consultant
|Location :||Seoul, ROK, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||04-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)
The UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC) for Global Development Partnerships started operating in 2011, a year after UNDP closed its Country Programme in Korea and the UNDP Country Office formally ceased its operations. USPC represents UNDP in Korea, works with Korean partners and UNDP’s global network to share Korea’s development experience in support of the global development agenda, and undertakes policy analysis and research on international issues.
The key functions of the Centre are:
Since 2017, the work of USPC is organized under three main pillars: Global Development Agenda; Development Solutions Partnerships; Policy Research, with two cross-cutting pillars: Communications and Gender. One of the main reasons for establishment of the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre (USPC) was to facilitate access to knowledge and expertise on Korean development and link it with UNDP’s wider network.
In this context, Development Solutions Partnerships (DSPs) is USPC’s flagship country implementation support programme since 2015.
In line with this target, USPC has been brokering policy innovation through knowledge-sharing between Korea and developing countries since 2014. Noting one-off country exchanges often fail to produce concrete results at the country level, since 2015 USPC has engineered its own implementation modality for systematic, cost-effective, and impactful development cooperation for knowledge-sharing and policy innovation, under the Development Solutions Partnership (DSP) programme. To date, the Centre under the DSP programme has implemented 24 collaborative projects with 21 countries in the areas of governance, gender, and environment. The programme supports developing countries (selected on a competitive basis through the Call for Proposals) to benchmark, localize, and institutionalize Korea’s tested-and-proven policy tools in country-specific ways that help the country’s SDG implementation in several areas, such as governance, public infrastructure, gender and gender-based violence, and environment (i.e. SDG 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 15, and 16).
In the governance portfolio, there are 6 active projects in the area of gender-based violence; 4 active projects in the area of anti-corruption, and 2 active projects in the area of open data & public construction transparency.
Through DSP programme, USPC seeks to serve within our Global Policy Network as a node for innovating policy solutions through systematic knowledge sharing between Korea and developing countries, as well as among developing countries. This is in line with UNDP corporate strategies and signature solutions – by bringing together partners to seek concrete and practical solutions through provision of top-notch policy advisory services and rapid deployment of relevant experts.
In DSP programme, USPC staff actively work with UNDP country offices and their national partners on a daily basis, providing policy advisory and project implementation support services to partner countries. USPC also supports the Korean experts in documenting, packaging, and sharing their policy tools and lessons learned.
This consultancy will provide support to DSP project implementation and related policy work in the governance portfolio for 6 months.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
Through this consultancy, support will be provided to the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre for 6 months, between 1 July and 31 December 2019, in the following ways:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Based on the aforementioned criterion of the tasks associated with this Terms of Reference (expected deliverables following UNDP guidelines on communications), the consultant will be responsible for:
The Consultant will report to the Policy Specialist for Governance Portfolio, while under the overall supervision of the Director of the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre.
Duration of the Work
1 July 2019 – 31 December 2019 (up to 114 days)
Seoul, ROK with no Travel.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The contract will be 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, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:
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 100 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points (70% of the total desk review of 100 points, exclude interview) would be considered for interview and Financial Evaluation respectively.
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.
To download related documents and templates, please click the link below:
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.