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Senior Editor and Digital Content Specialist on the Economies of the Arab Region
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||29-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||50 working days|
Data revolution is an essential cornerstone of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with data considered to be one of the fundamental pillars of the accountability framework of the Agenda. However, online access to quality data in the Arab region remains difficult. Data and knowledge resources on development issues in the Arab region are often outdated, unreliable, and fragmented across multiple international, regional and local sources. When available, access to credible and official data is burdensome. By having access to and effectively using data, individuals, firms and communities in the Arab region can become more actively and meaningfully engaged in rethinking development policies, taking fact-based positions, or leading on entrepreneurial initiatives, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of their countries and regions.
The Arab Development Portal (ADP) is an initiative of the Coordination Group of Arab, National and Regional Development Institutions (CG) to create a knowledge platform to promote timely and high-quality knowledge and advance data-driven analysis and debates, advocacy and policy-making in the Arab region.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) launched the ADP http://arabdevelopmentportal.com on 25 April 2016, as a bilingual data warehouse and knowledge platform offering data and knowledge on 14 development topics in the Arab region based on national and international sources. The primary target audiences for the ADP include decision-makers in the public sector, private sector, academia, media and civil society with an active interest in development efforts in the Arab region.
Leveraging on big data technology, the ADP data portal was revamped in March 2018 to enhance the research experience of users enabling them to search for, visualize, extract, share and therefore analyze and create content based on official statistics. The ADP has also expanded its database to enhance its thematic coverage of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and launched the first regional SDGs Tracking Tool] in the Arab region, offering a multi-level SDG monitoring framework based on the global indicators, but also on national indicators and targets identified in national development plans of Arab countries. ADP currently offers data users a multi-source and bilingual database hosting 14 thematic topics and more than 6,500 unique indicators accessible through advanced data browsing and visualization options.
 The ADP SDGs Tracking Tool is a regional platform that attempts to simplify the seemingly complex nature of the SDGs monitoring framework, it offers (1) a quantitative analysis facility and data visualization tool that offers multi-country comparison and automatically show benchmark and target values/years (if available) and (2) a report builder that generates two types of automated reports.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Arab Development Portal (ADP) Project at UNDP is looking to recruit a “Senior Editor and Digital Content Specialist” to play a key role in producing high-quality and aggregated content on the economies of the Arab region or on the region as a whole to be posted on the portal and social media platforms, while reaching out to online influencers, expanding the stakeholders’ base and contributing to the organization of a high-level policy forum. The consultant will:
IV. Key Competencies:
Required Skills and Experience
DURATION OF THE WORK
The duration of the work is expected to be 50 working days from contract signature date, over a period of 6 months.
This is a home-based assignment.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE SUCCESSFUL INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR
II. Work experience:
RECOMMENDED PRESENTATION OF OFFER
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Candidates that fail to submit the required information will not be considered.
Interested candidates shall submit above documents to the Job Advertisement Website: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm as one document not later than 29 June 2019.
Interested candidates can find Procurement notice, letter of confirmation of interest and availability and P11 http://procurement-notices.undp.org/
Please do not submit financial proposal in this stage. Financial proposal shall be requested from Candidates who are considered technically responsive
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Step I: Screening and desk review:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.
Applications will be first screened and only candidates meeting the following minimum requirements will progress to the pool for shortlisting:
Technical evaluation Criteria max 100 points (Weighted 70):
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation
For those offers considered in the financial evaluation, the lowest price offer will receive 30 points. The other offers will receive points in relation to the lowest offer, based on the following formula:
(PI / Pn)* 30 where Pn is the financial offer being evaluated and Pl is the lowest financial offer received.
Step II: Final evaluation
The final evaluation will combine the scores of the desk review and the financial proposal with the following weights assigned to each:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis methodology (weighted scoring method), where the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight: [70%]
Financial Criteria weight: [30%]
Only Individual Consultants obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70%) on the Technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFER
This selection criteria will follow the 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%; using the following evaluation criteria
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.