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Consultant - Research Associate (Economics)
|Location :||Putrajaya, MALAYSIA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Sep-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
UNDP Malaysia is committed to assist Malaysia and its people in establishing sustainable pathways to development and achieving its ambition of becoming a developed nation by 2020. Over the years, Malaysia's progress has been impressive: the country has achieved or is on track to attaining the MDGs at aggregate level by 2015. Moving forward, UNDP Malaysia is currently assisting the Government in its implementation of the 11 Malaysia Plan and including the upcoming formulation of the 12 Malaysia Plan. Inline with Strategic Priority 2018-2021, we have the necessary knowledge and experiences to overcome challenges in the areas of:
Policy and programmatic strategies are identified jointly with the Ministry of Economic Affairs (previously Economic Planning Unit in the Prime Minister’s Department) and implemented by over 10 ministries and agencies, civil society organizations, academic institutions, think-tanks and the private sector. The office also serves as a liaison for UNDP offices worldwide in their engagements with the Government of Singapore and Brunei Darussalam.
The overall objective of the assignment is to support the Country Office’s role in strengthening the effectiveness and impact of UNDP’s support to the 2030 Agenda in Malaysia and the region overall through the provision of high-quality economic analysis and advisory. Together with the Development Economist, the Research Associate will provide analysis for formulation strategies and briefings to Management Team and works closely with Government counterparts to identify policy options and to enhance the policy impact of UNDP projects and programmes. Under the direct supervision of the UNDP Malaysia’s Development Economist and overall guidance of the Senior Management of the office, the Research Associate provides research and administrative support services which have a high standard of quality, accuracy and consistency.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective 1: To provide effective research and analytical support to the development economics work undertaken in UNDP Country Office
Objective 2: To provide administrative support to the Development Economist
Duration of work:
The consultancy is a full-time engagement which will take place from 1 October 2019 to 30 July 2020 (10 months).
S/he will be expected to be based in UNDP Malaysia and to report for work daily (5-day a week) in Putrajaya.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
Satisfactory outputs based on submission of Timesheet and activities performed under the scope of work.
Required Skills and Experience
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
Specify a daily fee amount which is all inclusive and take into account various expenses the candidate expects to incur during the contract, including:
The estimated maximum number of workdays for the duration of the consultancy is as follows:
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview at the UNDP Office or via Skype.
How to Apply:
Forms and General terms & conditions to be downloaded:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
* Technical Criteria weight; [70%]
* Financial Criteria weight; [30%]
UNDP applies a fair and transparent selection process that will take into account the competencies/skills of the applicants as well as their financial proposals. Qualified women and members of social minorities are encouraged to apply.
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.