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National Consultant – Development of Guidelines for practical use of developed MZ methodology tools within project local governments (LGs) and their local communities/mjesne zajednice (LC/MZs)
|Location :||BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA|
|Application Deadline :||20-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||June – August 2019 (up to 25 expert days)|
In 2015, UNDP launched the implementation of the Strengthening the Role of Local Communities/Mjesne zajednice in Bosnia and Herzegovina Project, which is financed jointly by the Government of Switzerland and the Government of Sweden. The project goal is to improve quality of life of the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina (B&H) through improving local infrastructure and services, increasing democratic accountability and social inclusion. The chosen means to achieve this goal is through encouraging community-led local development and revitalising of mjesne zajednice (MZs) as the places where government comes closest to the people and as grass-roots organisations that serve communities, with the possibility for real participation and joint action.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main objective of the consultancy is to analyse existing documentation (developed set of MZ methodology tools/documents with special focus on Forums), legal documents regulating LC/MZ work at the local level, practices, organisation of work in LGs regard MZ role and responsibility/decision making processes/levels and prepare clear Guidelines (“step by step”) for practical use of existing and developed documents including the workflow chart (“hodogram”) and infographics. These Guidelines should be prepared in the manner that they are easy adoptable by LGs and consequently easy applicable in MZs.
Scope of work
More specifically, the Consultant/s will undertake:
Task 1: Desk research of existing and by the project developed documents used at the local level for the efficient work of LC/MZs: desk review of the existing documents such as LC/MZ set of methodology tools, roadmaps, statutes, rulebooks etc.
Task 2: Performed field research - interviews with at least representatives from 7 selected project partner LG/MZs in order to develop practical guidelines for the use of developed MZ methodology. The special focus should be on processes regarding organisation, performance of forums of citizens/taking into consideration number of participants that could result in different approach to be undertake as well as follow up activities after Forums): In consultation with UNDP project staff, upon conclusion of the first task selected consultant will perform interviews with least seven (7) partner LGs related to practical use in the field of existing and by the project developed MZ methodology tools.
Expected duration of the assignment of selected consultant should not exceed 4 days.
Deliverables and timelines
# Deliverables / outputs # of days per task Due date Percentage
It is envisaged that the level of effort will not exceed 25 expert days.
Required Skills and Experience
Award Criteria: The consultancy will be awarded to the highest qualified applicant through the combination of technical qualifications and financial offer.
Contracts based on the lump sum
The financial proposal will specify total lump sum amount for the assignment with the breakdown of the costs per deliverable and travel costs
Total 100% 100
Technical Evaluation Criteria
Total 100% 100
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:
Applicants are required to submit an application including:
Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work;
Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.
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.