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Strategic Planning Facilitator in Uzbekistan
|Location :||Home based with 20 working days travel to Tashkent|
|Application Deadline :||26-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||70 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||September 2019 - March 2020|
The UN system in Uzbekistan is entering the final stage of implementation of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) cycle which covers the period of 2016-2020. In September 2019, the UN system and the Government of Uzbekistan are to embark on the process of formulation of the next generation UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF – a.k.a. the Cooperation Framework), with the ultimate goal to accelerate progress towards achievement of the national SDGs and bring about tangible action for people on the ground, especially those furthest behind.
The Cooperation Framework will articulate the United Nation’s collective response to help Uzbekistan address national priorities and gaps in the national pathway towards achieving the SDGs. It is the most important instrument for planning and implementation of UN development activities in each country, in support of the implementation of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, to be prepared and finalized in full consultation and agreement with the Government of Uzbekistan. The Cooperation Framework will serve as a core accountability tool between the UN Country Team and the Government of Uzbekistan, and other national stakeholders, as well as between and among UNCT members for collectively-owned development results. It is supported by independent and high-quality evaluation.
The Cooperation Framework is informed by a cutting-edge Common Country Analysis (CCA). The CCA represents the best of the UN’s collective analysis of the development situation in a specific country context. The CCA will provide the essential evidence-base from which the theory of change underpinning the Cooperation Framework is developed in the context of Uzbekistan. It drives the identification of what type of transformational change is needed and achievable in the country, the strategies for achieving this change, and the evidence base and baselines for the new Cooperation Framework.
The Cooperation Framework is linked to new tools for coordination and accountability established as part of the repositioning of the UN development system, in line with General Assembly resolution 72/279.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator, the international Strategic Planning Facilitator will provide substantive support to the UNCT Uzbekistan and facilitate the development of the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework in accordance with the Internal Guidance for UNCTs on the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (June 2019) and drawing on the Common Country Analysis. He/she will have the overall responsibility for preparation of a quality document outlining the UN's collective offer to the Government of Uzbekistan in addressing key SDG priorities and gaps based on UN comparative advantages. The international Facilitator will be guided by and work closely with the UNCT and inter-agency UN groups, including UN CCA Team/SDG Resource Group, UNDAF Results Groups, and M&E and Data Group throughout the process. On a daily basis, he/she will be supervised by the Resident Coordinator's Office. Drawing on the UNCT's draft Roadmap, the Facilitator will have to develop a detailed workplan on the UNSDCF formulation and rollout, including defining elements of the implementation architecture.
The facilitator’s work on the Cooperation Framework will include the following steps:
For this, the consultant will be expected to:
Throughout the consultations, the Facilitator will have to apply the following filters for defining strategic priorities:
Throughout the process, the Facilitator will seek to ensure a robust focus on youth (noting that Uzbekistan is a priority country for roll-out of the UN system-wide Youth 2030 Agenda) and on innovative solutions to “leaving no one behind” in Uzbekistan’s ongoing reform and national development processes.
The initial length of the assignment for the International Consultant is 20 working days onsite (travelling to Uzbekistan 4 times throughout the consultancy period) and 50 working days offsite. The consultancy will start in September 2019 and must be completed before end of March 2020 with the submission of a final document on UNSDCF.
The output should be submitted by the Consultant to supervisor and to be considered as accepted upon written confirmation from the UN Resident Coordinator.
Required Skills and Experience
Advanced degree in Development studies, with focus on sustainable development
Fluent English and good knowledge of Russian are required
Interested candidates need to apply online and upload requested documents (Technical Proposal/Methodology, CV or P11 form, Offeror’s Letter of confirmation and Financial Proposal) in Part 5 of Procurement Notice no later than end of August 26, 2019 (New York time). Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged to your email address provided in application. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary.
Detailed Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference and submission forms can be found at UNDP Procurement Notices Board – http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=58395 (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work).
Application submitted via email, incomplete applications or received after the closing date (August 26, 2019) will not be given consideration.
Requests for clarification must be sent in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org, ensuring that the reference number above is included in the subject line. UNDP shall endeavor to provide such responses to clarifications in an expeditious manner, but any delay in such response shall not cause an obligation on the part of UNDP to extend the submission date of the Proposals, unless UNDP deems that such an extension is justified and necessary.
For more detailed information about UN in Uzbekistan please visit our website at www.un.uz United Nations Organization is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates, people with disabilities, and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. UNO promotes achievement of gender balance among its staff at all levels.
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.