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)
01-Jul-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :6 Months
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 Months

Background

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:

  • Development of a concept note and stakeholder engagement to identify/mobilize key partners, including gender analysis, plus private sector development specialist
  • Full Programme development with private sector development specialist and CSR/CSI revolving facility testing
  • Setting up and initial program implementation, revolving facility set up, including M&E and Reporting, including costs for private sector development specialist
  • Initial capitalization of the Fund - Seed funding to the programme

OutlIne of Duties and Responsibilities:-

  • Specifically, the individual will be working directly with the MITSMED, UNDP a private sector development finance international expert to ensure that the following four key results are achieved. Under each of the results a proposed number of activities are proposed, with the Italic/Bold ones to be done by the Project Officer:?

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.

  • 1.1 Activity – Hiring/mobilising the technical expertise/experts to work with MITSMED (identification, TORs, contracts)
  • 1.2 Activity – Meeting between MITSMED, and other stakeholders
  • 1.3 Activity - Stakeholder mapping & mobilization of key partners
  • 1.4 Activity – Meetings for the Mgt Team
  • 1.5 Activity – linked to 2.4 Selection of the first 5 Initial Projects/ MSMEs
  • 1.6 Monitoring and reporting

Result #2: Funded CSI projects have prototyped and commercially traded their solutions, thus making revenues and easing social problems in the community by 2020

  • 1.1 Activity – Devt of a concept note & full programme with TOR and criteria for CSR/CSI revolving facility (Trust Fund)
  • 2.2 Activity – Creation of the CSR/CSI Revolving Fund (Trust Fund)
  • 2.3 Activity – Initial Capitalisation of the Fund
  • 2.4 Activity – Selection of Initial (5) Projects/MSMEs/Solutions to be funded
  • 2.5 Activity – Awarding of the (5) Solutions
  • 2.6 Activity – Prvt Sector Partners contributes to the Fund
  • 2.7 Monitoring and reporting
  • Result #3: A digital platform for tracking and measuring impact results is designed.
  • 3.1 Activity – Creation/Design of an Online Stakeholders (Prvt sectors, MSMEs, Solutions, Donors, Partners, etc.) Digital Platform??
  • 3.2 Activity- Creation of the 5 Solution Providers webpages linked to 3.1 (CSI projects) for monitoring, reporting and tracking progress and results
  • 3.3 Activity – Testing of the online platform

3.4 Monitoring and Reporting

Result #4: In-country Capacity of investment analysts of social impact investments has been strengthened by 2019.

  • 4.1 Activity – Socio and Economic Baseline Report prior to the setting up of the CSI Trust Fund
  • 4.2 Activity – Identification of similar /ongoing interventions in SADC, Africa, and beyond for sharing through SSC
  • 4.2 Activity - Development of the Capacity Devt Scorecard for social impact investments
  • 4.3 Activity – Annual Progress Report
  • 4.4 Activity – Work Plan for 2020
  • 4.5 Monitoring and Reposrting.

 


Competencies

  • Good writing and researching skills;
  • Strong analytical aptitude, communication and presentation skills;
  • Good organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work flexibly and meet tight deadlines;
  • Attention to details and proven ability to work independently and effectively;
  • Good understanding of corporate social responsibility sector in Namibia, in the private sector, including foundation and associations.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Honours Degree (related to financial and social sciences, business development and management studies).
  • Advantage for holders of MA Degrees or those meeting all criteria for obtaining MA degrees highly desirable.

Experience:

  • 3-4 years’ experience in private sector, and CSR practical field
  • Understanding and experience in Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Impact Investment, Financial and Business Development Activities;
  • Ability to develop or manage databases;
  • Computer literate in standard software applications;
  • Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNDP's Statement of Purpose?and to the ideals of the UN Charter.
  • Demonstrated the ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views;
  • Knowledge of national and local players in the CSR field will be a great advantage

Language:

  • Proficiency in English.

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:

  • CV of the consultant and any other individuals who will contribute to the project or complete P11 Form.
  • 2 or 3 references most recent in related works / assignment
  • Download completed Letter of interest with full Methodology of Approach with attachment of financial proposal (as per the requirements mentioned below); 
  • Read and agree to the General Terms & Conditions;
  • Click the ‘apply’ icon and complete what is required;
  • Scan all documents into 1 pdf folder and then upload;

 All forms and formal TOR to be downloaded from UNDP procurement notice direct link:- 

http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=56085

or navigate at  http://procurement-notices.undp.org/search.cfm

Technical Proposal:

  • Explain in a cover page (maximum 2 pages) how candidate’s qualification and experience in research makes them suitable for the work and can lead towards the successful deliverable of the three objectives of this consultancy within the required timeframe.
  • Please list and summarize at least 3 samples of work previously involved.

Financial proposal

Specify a lump sum amount which is all inclusive and takes into account various expenses the candidate expects to incur during the contract, including:

  • The cost of travel from the home base to the duty station (UNDP Office, Rep. of Namibia and vice versa;
  • Communications, utilities and consumables; and
  • Life, health and any other insurance.

Evaluation:

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysis

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:

  • a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
  • b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical

     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.


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