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International Consultant to Conduct Training on Labour Safety
|Location :||Home-based with 1 mission to ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||29-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||01/10/2019- 31/11/2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||8 working days|
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population of Turkmenistan was established in 2011. Currently, the Ministry pursues the state policies in the areas of social security, pensions, labour relations, employment, labour protection, improvement of conditions of work, health and safety in the workplace and other labour related issues.
In 2015, the Government of Turkmenistan adopted the Programme on modernization of the employment services and creation of new jobs for 2015-2020, that sets forth the task of creation of favourable conditions for the people seeking jobs and promoting employment in all sectors of economy, underlining that is primary responsibility of the state and the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population of Turkmenistan.
The Partnership Framework for Development signed by the United Nations and the Government of Turkmenistan for 2016-2020, identify that the country’s economic growth must create more inclusive and high-quality jobs for those who are unemployed or underemployed. Another concern is to increase employment opportunities for young graduates, especially from foreign universities, returning to Turkmenistan. In this regard, the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection needs to: (1) deepen the understanding of the structure and composition of the labour market, (2) strengthen the evidence-base for labour market policies, including training and education, and (3) Build a technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system that provides learners with the skills and competencies required by a diversifying economy.
To address the above, the Government of Turkmenistan adopted the Programme and Action Plan for improvement of the youth employment system in Turkmenistan for 2018-2020 that envisages introduction of a statistical reporting form to keep track of young professionals’ employment, and plans measures designed to improve social and living conditions of youth and to render government assistance. The Government also approved the National Action Plan to fulfil the rights of people with disabilities to work and employment for 2017-2021 that addresses specific employment needs of people with disabilities.
Effective implementation of the abovementioned programmes requires strengthened capacity of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of Turkmenistan in providing improved public employment services to unemployed population, monitoring changes in the demand for labor and ascertaining employers’ changing requirements for human capital and developing active labour programmes for specific target groups as youth, PWDs, etc.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of Turkmenistan and UNDP engaged into the joint project aimed at supporting the Ministry in planning and implementing the labour and employment policies and strategies. The project includes the following three components: i) improving legislative basis in the area of labour and employment; ii) modernizing the current labour safety system; and iii) strengthening the national capacity to regulate labour market and employment.
Duties and Responsibilities
In accordance with the above-mentioned objective of the assignment and under the supervision of the Project Manager, the International Consultant (IC) will have the objective to design, prepare and conduct a 3-day training for the specialists of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Population of Turkmenistan on labour safety as well as to provide final report on the training and recommendations for capacity building activities on labor safety for the Ministry. To achieve the objective, he or she will work to produce the following:
Deliverables and timeframe:
This is an installment-based contract that should cover the costs of consultancy and all other costs required to produce the above deliverables. The final schedule of payments will be agreed upon in the beginning of consultancy. The payment shall be released via a bank transfer in two installments:
Required Skills and Experience
Submission of applications:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Evaluation of proposals:
Individual Consultants will be evaluated based on the combined scoring methodology. When using this method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Out of the maximum score, the score for technical criteria equals 70% - maximum 70 points, and for financial criteria 30%.
The technical evaluation will take into account the following as per the scoring provided:
Financial proposal – 30% of total evaluation.
Additional requirements for recommended contractor:
Recommended contractors aged 65 and older, and if the travel is required, shall undergo a full medical examination including x-ray, and obtain medical clearance from the UN-approved doctor prior to taking up their assignment. The medical examination is to be cleared by the UN physicians, and shall be paid by the consultant.
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.