Governance Statistics Specialist (SDG reporting) - Re-Advertised


Location : Homebased
Application Deadline :22-Jul-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
12-Aug-2019
Duration of Initial Contract :70 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :12 August - 31 December 2019

Background

*Re-Advertised, previous applicants do not need to re-apply.

UNDP is the custodian agency for three global SDG 16 indicators: 16.6.2: “Proportion of population satisfied with their last experience of public services”; SDG 16.7.1.b. & c.: “Proportions of positions (by age group, sex, persons with disabilities and population groups) in public institutions (national and local public service, and judiciary) compared to national distributions”; and SDG 16.7.2: “Percentage of population who believe decision-making is inclusive and responsive.”. To fulfil this responsibility, the Oslo Governance Centre with teams in UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support will be executing a workplan of activities over the next three years (and beyond) in support to the measurement and global reporting against these indicators. A consultant is required to assist with the initial start-up activities.

Application procedure

The application is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications.

Step 1: Submission of technical proposal. That will include providing application via UNDP Job-shop (jobs.undp.org )

Interested candidates should provide the following documents and information

  • Uploading a CV/P11 and a statement of interest indicating all past experience for similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) professional references (the template can be downloaded from this link: http://sas.undp.org/Documents/P11_Personal_history_form.doc;

 

  • A mandatory, brief description and justification (approx. 300-500 words) of the approach proposed to conduct the tasks required for this assignment, demonstrating how the applicant’s qualifications and experience will enable him/her to successfully deliver against the requirements of this assignment.

Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposals

Applicants are required to submit their financial proposals in US Dollars for this consultancy, using the financial proposal template available here: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=45780.
Please fill in section A I and II on p. 4. The total sum of I and II should be divided by 70 days to get the “all-inclusive daily fee” to be filled in on p. 1).

The proposals should be sent via email to oslo.governance.centre@undp.org with the following subject heading: “Governance Statistics Specialist (SDG reporting)” by the application deadline. Proposals received after the deadline may be rejected. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal should be all-inclusive professional daily fee, and include a detailed breakdown of the cost. The term ‘all-inclusive’ implies that all costs (professional fees, assignment related travel expenses to join the duty station, communications, tax, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the financial proposal.

Criteria for selection

Only those candidates who meet the minimum level of education and relevant years of experience requirements will be considered for the technical evaluation. The technical evaluation will include a desk review, and may also include interviews with shortlisted candidates.

Combined scoring method – where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted a max of 70%, and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%.

Method: cumulative analysis method will be used to evaluate proposals.

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

Responsive / compliant / acceptable; and
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 (70% of total obtainable scores).

Financial criteria weight: 30 (30% of total obtainable scores)

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 (70%) points on technical part will be considered for the financial evaluation.

Criteria and scores for technical evaluation (total 70):

  • Knowledge of international statistics systems and experience of working with international datasets
  • Experience with national statistics systems including with national statistics offices.
  • Knowledge of governance measurement and governance statistics in the context of SDG 16 measurement and global reporting;
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN/UNDP’s work and/or other multicultural/bilateral actors’ works and roles related to Governance measurement
  • Experience in collaborating with national statistics offices and other national statistical system entities, statistical organizations, United Nations agencies and/or relevant international organizations  

Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points maximum):

The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:

p = y (µ/z), where

p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated

y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal:
µ=price of the lowest priced proposal:
z = price of the proposal being evaluated:

The award of contract will be made to the individual consultant who receives the highest combined score out of the weighted technical and financial criteria as specified above.

General Conditions of Contract for the ICs:

http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf.

Annex II Offeror´s letter to UNDP confirming interest and availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) assignment:

http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=49103


Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant will provide technical support to the Oslo Governance Centre and other relevant units within UNDP in the following start-up tasks:

  • Initiate the development of an appropriate database and system for collecting, processing and storing data;
  • Establish national focal points for the relevant SDG16 indicators;
  • Contribute to ensuring the quality of the first round of collected data for accuracy, consistency and comparability including also by verifying compliance with internationally agreed methodologies and validating data with national data providers;
  • Identify and troubleshoot start-up issues
  • Contribute to the development of guidance material to support national production of the data aligned with internationally agreed methodologies and standards;

    Key deliverables:

  • Database established and system put in place for data collection, processing and storage (in line with international standards);
  • Guidance and communication materials for national production of the data developed and disseminated.


Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP, and partner organizations;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Excellent understanding of international development issues and knowledge of the UN system.

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge of international statistics systems and experience of working with international datasets
  • Experience with national statistics systems including with national statistics offices.
  • Knowledge of governance measurement and governance statistics in the context of SDG 16 measurement and global reporting;
  • Knowledge and understanding of UN/UNDP’s work and/or other multicultural/bilateral actors’ works and roles related to Governance measurement


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in social sciences, law, data and statistics or other related disciplines.
  • A combination of a first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum of five years professional experience in collecting, verifying, analyzing, compiling data and statistics at the regional or international level
  • Experience in collaborating with national statistics offices and other national statistical system entities, statistical organizations, United Nations agencies and/or relevant international organizations
  • Understanding of governance statistics

Languages: 

  • Fluency in English, both written and oral;
  • Working knowledge of a second UN language is an asset.


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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