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Policy-Technical Expert on land policy and administration
|Location :||Juba, SOUTH SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||27-Sep-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||60 Days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||8 Weeks|
In an attempt to address the political crisis in South Sudan, H.E. President Salva Kiir called a National Dialogue on December 14, 2016. The local consultative phase of the dialogue process has been concluded and the regional phase will be concluded in two weeks. The national conference phase of the dialogue process is scheduled some time in October 2019.
The National Dialogue -ND- is changing the peacebuilding landscape in South Sudan. As the first truly nationally owned and country -wide opportunity for citizen voice and engagement, it is one of the opportunities for a bottom up approach to peacebuilding. Thanks to UNDP/UNMISS and Japan’s support, the ND has been transformed from an idea to a practical framework for fostering citizen’s engagement. The process, content and substantive outcome of the dialogue thus far has been anything but impressive. Beyond an impartial space for citizen participation, the ND is now shaping the ambition and narrative of the country. It is setting benchmark, which could frame the new constitution. Just over 17 months, the ND have engaged more South Sudanese than any peace agreement. The conversations are emotive, frank but constructive, and the emerging recommendations from the local and regional consultations are wide and deep.
As part of the planning process for the national conference, UNDP has been requested, by the National Dialogue Leadership, to provide expertise to reflect on some of the critical issues emanating from the dialogue, amongst which is land policy and administration
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will work collaboratively with the Chief Technical Advisor Peacebuilding and the leadership of the Steering Committee of the National Dialogue to perform the following task:
Good knowledge and understanding of the UN system, familiarity with UNDP mandate an asset;
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Evaluation - Total 70% (700 points):
Qualifications of the candidate in the required area or course applied for 20%
Experience of the candidate 50%
Having reviewed applications received, UNDP will invite the top three - four shortlisted candidates
obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial Evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
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.