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Sierra Leone National Human Development Report (NHDR) 2019 on Building Resilience for Sustainable Development
|Location :||Freetown, SIERRA LEONE|
|Application Deadline :||28-Jun-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|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 :||Seventeen Working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Seventeen Working Days|
Since 1990, the Human Development Report has been UNDP’s flagship document, monitoring and assessing the development situation from a human-centred perspective. It has contributed to shifting the focus of development towards people’s lives. In addition to the annual global report, more than 620 national and sub-national Human Development Reports have been produced by 143 countries, as well as 34 Regional Human Development Reports (RHDR).
The Global and increasingly the Regional and National reports are attracting attention by media and policy makers at all levels they inspire related analytical initiatives and are looked to as an authoritative source of data and analysis. It raises the stakes on quality of research, narrative and data analysis narrative and presentation, and a non-partisan HD perspective.
Regional and National reports pioneer themes and approaches based on local level context and expertise. They are supported by Corporate Policy processes. The reports may also reflect on themes of the Global reports.
The reputation of HDRs creates a significant potential in all countries to attract/benefit from media and public attention. Poorly put together reports may in turn weaken the opportunity to stimulate policy debate and also more broadly affect the credibility of the (N)HDRs.
The first National Human Development report (NHDR) was produced in 1996 addressing issues on the theme ‘from civil conflict to national security’. This was followed by another report in 1998 specifically focusing on ‘poverty eradication and sustainable human development. In 2007, the third NHDR was produced on ‘empowering local government for sustainable human development and poverty eradication.
This NHDR with theme ‘Building Resilience for Sustainable Development’ is the fourth report Sierra Leone has produced since the launch of the first global report in 1990. The theme essentially reflects Sierra Leone’s recovering from the twin crises of Ebola and crash in commodity prices of iron ore in 2014 and 2015 which severely devastated the country’s economy.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
The objectives of the NHDR Writer/Editor are as follows:
Reviewing, organizing and editing:
Technical editing and copy-editing
Once the Report has been copy-edited and laid out, the editor will perform one or more rounds of proofreading, checking spelling, country and city names as well as acronyms and other abbreviations (making sure that they follow official U.N. terminology and conventions), style consistency, callouts, layout problems, references, etc.
Required Skills and Experience
NHDR report (word & digital version) must be completed within 17 working days starting July 8, 2019 and ending July 30, 2019
Lumpsum payment to the consultant will be made upon certification of satisfactory completion of the assignment by the Economic Advisor (UNDP) or the National Economist
Evaluation method and criteria
Technical Criteria weight 70%
Financial Criteria weight 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% of the total technical points (49 points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Qualified and interested candidates are hereby encouraged to apply. The application should contain the following:
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.