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International Consultant on Programme Development
|Location :||Kyiv, UKRAINE|
|Application Deadline :||21-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||up to 9 months, up to 50 working days|
In line with the national strategy and reform agenda, as well as UNDP’s Country Programme Document for Ukraine (2019-2022), UNDP supports strategic capacity development initiatives to promote inclusive growth and sustainable human development. Through partnerships with national, regional, and local governments, civil society, and the private sector, UNDP strives to support Ukraine in its efforts to eliminate poverty, develop people’s capacity, achieve equitable results, sustain the environment, and advance democratic governance.
UNDP ensures efficient use of resources by: promoting risk-informed development; pursing opportunities for South-South collaboration (particularly with new EU Member States); integrating gender equality and human rights into programme interventions; assessing environmental and social impact of all initiatives; using data, analysis and research to generate policy dialogue; and by scaling up cost-effective, innovative models (including open data platforms) to reach out to vulnerable groups.
In line with national reform agenda, the UN Partnership Framework and the UNDP Country Programme Document (2019–2022), UNDP Ukraine will work across four thematic areas: implementation of 2030 Agenda and accelerating achievement of the SDGs; strengthening democratic governance; advancing recovery and peacebuilding; addressing environment and sustainable development.
As a part of the development of new projects/programmes, UNDP is seeking an expert on programming and RBM to draft and consolidate new projects/programme elements focusing on development pathways to be funded by multiple donors.
Duties and Responsibilities
Main objectives of the assignment
The main objective of the assignment is to prepare the programme notes/proposals/project documents to be implemented by UNDP. The documents will serve as UNDP programming and resource mobilization tool.
Scope of work
Under the direct supervision of the Head of Business Development and Innovations Unit and Programme Managers/ Programme Analysts (depending on the scope and intervention thematic area) the Consultant will produce mapping donor reports and draft programme concepts/proposals/project documents to support Programme development in Ukraine, in line with national reform agenda, the UN Partnership Framework and the UNDP Country Programme Document (2019–2022), Key responsibilities of the Consultant will include:
To ensure the delivery of the above tasks, the Consultant will:
The expected duration of the assignment is up to 9 months. The contract can be extended based on performance and funds availability. The target date for the start of work is 1 July 2019. The Consultant would be required to regularly coordinate the list of short and medium-term plans/deliverables with Team Leader of BDIU. Deliverables will be monitored and certified based on the following reports:
programme concept/programme document on Support to SDGs Implementation in Ukraine;
the programme concept/ programme document on private sector/SME development;
project/programme concepts; proposals; project/programme documents to support Programme development within four specific thematic areas in Ukraine, incorporating the feedback from UNDP and stakeholders;
programme concept/programme document of Sustainable Local Development in Rural Areas under ADA;
donors mapping report in Ukraine (if needed).
Fully fledged programme concept/programme document on Support to SDGs Implementation in Ukraine in UNDP Project Document’s format prepared;
the programme concept/ programme document on private sector/SME development elaborated;
Project/Programme concepts; proposals; project/programme documents within four specific thematic areas (implementation of 2030 Agenda and accelerating achievement of the SDGs, strengthening democratic governance, advancing recovery and peacebuilding, addressing environment and sustainable development) in line with Country Programme Document for Ukraine (2019-2022) prepared;
programme concept/programme document of Sustainable Local Development in Rural Areas under ADA reviewed and submitted.
Donors mapping report in Ukraine (up to 20 pages with tables and annexes) prepared.
Required Skills and Experience
Any copyrights and other kinds of intellectual property emerging in the course of contract implementation and produced by the Consultant under the assignment shall be retained by UNDP; the Consultant shall not be entitled for any intellectual property in this regard.
At UNDP side the contract implementation will be coordinated and supervised by the Head of Business Development and Innovations Unit on weekly basis. The Consultant will be responsible to obtain his/her clearance of the drafted/revised document before its finalization. Upon request from the immediate supervisor under this assignment, the Consultant shall revise or correct the drafted documents and address all his/her comments.
The Consultant will duly inform UNDP of any problems, issues or delays arising in the course of implementation of assignment and take necessary steps to address them.
Experince and qualification requirements
Applicants shall submit the following documents:
All travel costs will be reimbursed by the Project additionally and should not be included in the financial proposal. In general, UNDP should 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 case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed
Maximum available technical score - 70 points.
Cumulative analysis. 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 (49 points) 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.
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.