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Re-advertisement - Project Officer for the Corporate Social Investment
|Location :||Windhoek Republic of, NAMIBIA|
|Application Deadline :||25-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||6 Months|
At 34 %, unemployment in Namibia is a major development challenge, with the youth and women being the most affected at 43.3 % and 38.3% respectively.? MITSMED in partnership with the UNDP in Namibia aims to increase efforts to directly engage with private sector partners?in mainstreaming sustainable development in Namibia to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality.
As an upper middle-income country, Namibia development model need to be transformative while cognizant of country-context realities (persistent inequalities and limited private sector in development activities). Under this intervention, MITSMED will utilize the funding to?support the transformation of traditional corporate social responsibility (CSR) of private sector into modern corporate social investments (CSI) that accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (8, 9, 11 and 12) through dynamic partnerships.?This partnership will allow corporates to invest in social impact micro and small enterprises with the aim of turning them into potential suppliers for local and regional value chains. At local value chain level, such investments are expected to result in enhanced technical capacities for the commercialization of social innovations. Thus, strengthening the technical operations of local content development empowerment among different industries and driving the implementation of the country’s growth at home strategy under the Industrialization Policy.
Some of the social solutions to be supported with the TRAC 2 funds will be innovative methods (e.g. GIS with administrative/public sector data - interface) for tracking the implementation of national policies and Namibia’s compliance with regional and international instruments. The development of such applications will draw on partnerships with institutions such as the Namibia Business Innovation Institute and the National Commission on Research Science and Technology NCRST. In line with the role of UNDP?in this partnership, UNDP?will ensure sustainability of private sector growth and employment creation by MSMEs by providing an international expert. ??Against this background, the MITSMED requires professional services of an individual between 15 May 2019 -30 January 2020 to serve as a Project Officer. S/he will be directly reporting to the deputy Executive Director and with a secondary reporting function to UNDP the Programme Head.
Duties and Responsibilities
Primarily, a Project Officer is required to coordinate, facilitate and support the implementation to realize the followings:
OutlIne of Duties and Responsibilities:-
Result #1: A joint (private, public, civil society) management team / secretariat that will conduct pre-due diligence and facilitate the analyses of investment proposals is established by end of 2019.
Result #2: Funded CSI projects have prototyped and commercially traded their solutions, thus making revenues and easing social problems in the community by 2020
3.4 Monitoring and Reporting
Result #4: In-country Capacity of investment analysts of social impact investments has been strengthened by 2019.
Required Skills and Experience
How to Apply
For consideration, the nominated consultant (s) should submit their applications by 25 June 2019 on the UNDP jobsite.
Incomplete applications will not be considered and only candidates for whom there is further interests will be contracted. Proposals must include:
All forms and formal TOR to be downloaded from UNDP procurement notice direct link:-
or navigate at http://procurement-notices.undp.org/search.cfm
Specify a lump sum amount which is all inclusive and takes into account various expenses the candidate expects to incur during the contract, including:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
* Technical Criteria weight; [70%]
* Financial Criteria weight; [30%]
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.
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.