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Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant, Framework Agreement for the services of an Individual Contractor engaged on On-Call Basis, CleanStart and SHIFT
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kampala, UGANDA|
|Application Deadline :||04-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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Up to 175 person-days per year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 1 year, with the possibility of extension for two (2) more years|
The CleanStart Program supports low-income consumers to transition to cleaner and more efficient energy through microfinance. CleanStart is a global UNCDF program helping to lift at least 2.5 million people out of energy poverty by 2017. This will help contribute to achieving development goals on poverty and hunger, education, gender, health, and environmental sustainability. To achieve this vision, the program provides risk capital and technical assistance to competitively selected financial service providers and energy enterprises.
SHIFT ASEAN has been established in 2014 with initial funding from the Australian Government and focuses on ASEAN’s frontier economies of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV) aiming to promote digital finance and fintech solutions for women’s economic empowerment and MSME growth.
SHIFT SAARC has been established in mid-2016 with initial funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the European Union. The program aims to support digital finance and fintech solutions for women’s economic empowerment and MSME growth.
UNCDF Financial Inclusion Practice Area is focusing on Digital Financial Services and how they can improve financial inclusion for the vulnerable groups. For this reason, all the ongoing projects will focus more and more on promoting DFS as the main tool to promote financial inclusion.
Purpose of the Framework Agreement
Duties and Responsibilities
The M&E Consultant will be responsible for undertaking and delivering the following actions and outputs, respectively:
** Delivery times may vary according to work load and priority of activities as well externalities. Above table should not be taken as a strict disbursement schedule.
Duration, Duty Station and Travel
Contract duration: The Framework Agreement shall be signed for 12 months, from 1 August 2019 – 1 August 2020 with possible extension for two (2) more additional years, based on continued project need, funding availability and satisfactory performance assessment.
Number of working days: up to 175 person days per year
Duty station: Kampala, Uganda with occasional travel to countries in Asia and Africa, where UNCDF and CleanStart are active.
Travel: Travel costs associated with the assignment will be paid on reimbursable basis and following the UNDP/UNCDF rules and regulations which states that consultants shall only be paid the most direct and most economical ticket, as will be quoted by the official UN travel agency. Any amount in excess of the said quotation, such as class and airline preference of the consultant, shall be borne by the consultant and any daily living allowance quoted by the consultant will be only in amounts not exceeding the UN DSA Rate.
Monitoring and Progress Control
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Energy Access Coordinator in Uganda and the Data Management Specialist based in Thailand, under the overall guidance of CleanStart Program Manager in Thailand. The consultant will also work day to day with the country-based Portfolio Managers.
The consultant will have weekly communication with the Regional Office in Bangkok and Uganda country office via email and skype, for coordination and guidance purposes, ensuring consultants’ output quality and targets.
The Consultant is responsible for providing his/her own laptop during the course of his/her engagement with UNCDF.
This contract is under a Framework Agreement that will work with a call-off mechanism. The consultant will be ‘called’ upon to deliver a specific set of deliverables under a TOR and a purchasing order, indicating the total number of days required to complete the services. The contractor shall submit the invoices specifying the outputs delivered and the Certificate of Payment form for the approval of UNCDF.
Payment terms shall be defined in the specific POs that will be issued when calling off the services of the individual. Payment of financial obligations on the PO issued shall l be made upon satisfactory achieved deliverables under each assignment and submission of time sheet in accordance with number of days worked to deliver the required outputs. All payments are subject to the clearance and approval of the direct supervisor. Final payment shall require a signed performance evaluation of the consultant.
Required Skills and Experience
Desired Skills / Attributes
Applications will be rated on both technical and financial submissions. The following selection method will be used: Highest rated proposal using the combined scoring method, which assigns the weight distribution between the technical and financial proposals. The overall combined score will be 100 points, where weight distribution shall be 70% technical (30% desk review + 40% interview) and 30% financial.
Applications will be screened and only applicants meeting the following minimum criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting.
Step II: Shortlisting by Desk Review
UNCDF will conduct a desk review to produce a shortlist of candidates by evaluating the following criteria with the corresponding points (100 points)
As applicable, only the first top 3 ranked applicants achieving 70% of the points at this stage shall be invited for a skype interview.
Step III: Interview
A competency-based Interview shall be conducted for the top 3 shortlisted candidates, who will be asked on the following:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% on the total of Steps II (Desk Review) and Step III (Interview) will be considered as technically qualified and will be reviewed further for financial evaluation.
Step IV: Financial Evaluation
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when traveling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
Women candidates or women-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to apply. UNCDF 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.
Please include all documents into one file while submitting your application.
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.