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DRIVER (two  positions) under Resilience and Peace Building Unit (RPBU) related projects (For Filipino Nationals Only)
|Location :||Cotabato City, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||Five (5) months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||June - November 2019|
The siege of Marawi City in the province of Lanao del Sur by the Maute Group has increased the risks of the spread of violent extremism in Southern Philippines. In the short run, extremist groups may bring further instability to additional towns around Lake Lanao, and a revival of conflict in Butig, where the dispute that eventually led to the siege of Marawi originally started. These have also been further aggravated by delays in the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law, the growing influence of more radical and articulate religious preachers and teachers, the active recruitment into violent extremist groups among the youth and the shadow parallel economy that has supported violent extremism in Southern Philippines. Such risks have built on the growing discontent among affected sectors in the Bangsamoro regions, particularly those members of groups who are vulnerable to radicalization and violent extremism. However, despite these risks, a number of opportunities also exist for potentially successful prevention of violent extremism. For instance, local government and civic actors in the Lake Lanao area that are now at risk have shown strong interest in working with the security sector and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) to develop and implement local security plans to detect early signs of emerging violence, and to carry out preventive actions. Ulama and other religious leaders have now evinced a keen interest in developing common instruction for mosques, and shared and validated syllabi for madaris or faith-based schools. There is also a strong interest in acquiring and applying capacities for mediation and negotiation so that they can more effectively help resolve local disputes. Networks of youth, including the Salaam network based at the Ateneo de Davao University, have begun to challenge radical narratives with alternatives of their own, focusing on issues such as “jihad”—which is presented as a positive struggle for individual redemption through efforts to achieve social justice, for instance—within a more mainstream Islamic perspective. The Marawi crisis and the MILF’s collaboration with the government in alleviating its humanitarian impact have also generated goodwill in Manila towards the swift establishment of special autonomy.
In this context, the Project will contribute to strengthening national and local resilience to risks of violent extremism in the Philippines by strengthening capacities of key actors at the national and local level in addressing the key drivers of violent extremism. The Project will seek to enhance inter-faith action and solidarity against radicalization, particularly among the youth, as well as support religious leaders in the development of a common framework for Islamic teaching. It will also provide platforms for shared analysis and discussions among national government agencies on the development and adoption of a National Action Plan for the Prevention of Violent Extremism. Initiatives to strengthen community security through the establishment and operationalization of early warning and response systems and the development of mediation and dialogue capacities among religious, tradition and civic leaders, will also be supported. The establishment of an information system consisting of socio-economic data for Lanao del Sur will also be assisted to serve as basis for evidence-based planning, monitoring and evaluation of interventions for economic empowerment and social cohesion. Finally, the Project will also assist Moro leadership in establishing an effective strategy to prevent violent extremism as well as in engaging government counterparts on this agenda. The Project will be implemented in close collaboration with government agencies, local government units, academic institutions, civil society organizations, Muslim religious, traditional and civic leaders, key intermediaries and the MILF
This Project will be implemented by UNDP through the Direct Implementation Modality (DIM). UNDP will collaborate and complement initiatives of national and local actors on the prevention of violent extremism. In particular, UNDP will partner with different actors in the implementation of this Project. Engage partner institutions (government and non-government; local and international) in the conduct of research, training workshops, consultations and dialogues, and other capacity-building initiatives and undertake monitoring, evaluation and learning along different stages of Project implementation to successfully address challenges, identify good practices, and harvest lessons learned
Currently, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cotabato Office has Five (5) official vehicles for official use of all Officers, staff and Missions. It is essential to engage two (2) driver as IC until such time the hiring of SC staff is already in place.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK and EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
Under the overall guidance of the Head of UNDP’s Cotabato Field Office and direct supervision of the Admin and Finance Analyst under Resilience and Peacebuilding, the Driver will perform the following functions:
The Individual Contractor will work under overall guidance of the Head, Cotabato Field Office. He/she is expected to coordinate with the UNDP RPBU admin and finance analyst in the course of completing the expected tasks/deliverables. The Head, Cotabato Field Office will review the outputs submitted by the Individual Contractor and sign for their completion.
DURATION OF THE WORK
5 months (June 2019 – November 2019) - The contract duration of the driver may extend until such time the hiring of SC staff is already in place provided that the extension will not go beyond the December 31, 2019.
SCOPE OF PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
The professional fee will paid to the Driver upon submission and acceptance of the monthly accomplishment of the following deliverable:
Functional and technical competencies
Required Skills and Experience
Qualifications Of The Successful Individual Contractor
Criteria for Evaluation of Offers
Offers will be evaluated based on combined scoring method – where the Technical Proposal will be evaluated based on qualifications in the CV. The Technical evaluation is weighted a max. of 70%.
The Financial Proposal that will be evaluated through submission of the Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC including Financial Proposal Template and combined with the price offer will be weighted a max of 30%;
For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based in the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points):
Applicants who will only receive a minimum score of 70 points and above from the assessment of the CV will be qualified for the assessment of the Financial Proposal.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
Offerors must upload in one (1) file the documents below:
You may download the editable version of the Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Insterest and Availability for the IC by clicking on this link: http://gofile.me/6xdJm/bE9TCw8fU
In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.
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.