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International Consultancy – Formulation of 2021-2025 UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for Azerbaijan
|Location :||home-based with one trip to Baku, AZERBAIJAN|
|Application Deadline :||06-Oct-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 :||40 working days (in the period of 7 October 2019 – 30 April 2020)|
The UN General Assembly resolution 72/279 elevated the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (now renamed the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework) as “the most important instrument for planning and implementation of the UN development activities at country level in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda)”. The United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (Cooperation Framework) is a strategic, medium-term results framework that describes the collective vision and response of the UN system to national development priorities and results and the UN normative programming principles.
The Cooperation Framework is nationally owned and anchored on national development priorities, the 2030 Agenda, and the principles of the UN Charter. It outlines the UN development system’s contributions sought by national stakeholders to reach the SDGs in an integrated manner, with a commitment to leave no one behind, human rights and other international standards and obligations.
Grounded on the UN development system’s policy expertise and its comparative advantages, its normative agenda, and its ability to leverage, influence and unlock a broad range of resources for development, the Cooperation Framework reflects:
(a) the expectations national stakeholders have of the UN development system’s contribution to national development;
(b) a shared vision and strategic priorities of the United Nations, framed within the broader landscape of partners;
(c) the strategic partners with whom the UN system will work in pursuit of development solutions;
(d) how the UN system and its partners will contribute to accelerating progress towards the 2030 Agenda; and
(e) the financial and non-financial commitments of the UN system and partners in the wider context of the financing required to reach the SDGs in the country.
The United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Azerbaijan has launched the process of preparation and formulation of the “2021 – 2025 Cooperation Framework”, as the next partnership strategy between the Government of Azerbaijan and the UNCT towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The process has started with the Final Evaluation of the previous partnership document “UN-Azerbaijan Partnership Framework 2016-2020” and with the development of the Common Country Analysis (CCA) which is the UN system’s independent, impartial and collective assessment and analysis of a country situation for its internal use in developing the Cooperation Framework.
The formulation of the Cooperation Framework should be as inclusive as possible, involving the partners and beneficiaries of the Cooperation Framework such as the youth, children, women, persons with a disability, civil society, private sector, academia and beyond. The Cooperation Framework should also clarify, based on available analyses, how the UN could play some catalytic roles to increase the flow of much broader public and private sector funding towards supporting Sustainable Development (SDG Financing), while also determining how the work of Cooperation Framework itself could be funded and supported.
The UN Resident Coordinator’s Office, on behalf of the UNCT Azerbaijan, is recruiting an international consultant to facilitate the process of developing the Cooperation Framework, that will describe the collective response of the UN Country Team to the needs and priorities of the country in support of the 2030 Agenda and realization of SDGs.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK
As indicated in the UN Cooperation Framework Guidance, the development of the Cooperation Framework will entail, but not limited to, the following:
Accountable to the UNCT, through the UN RC Office, the consultant will facilitate the development of the UNSDCF (2021-2025) document. The work will build on the Final Evaluation of the current UNAPF and the Common Country Analysis, and as well as UN normative frameworks. A thorough review and analysis of these documents will be a starting point for the UNSDCF formulation. With active and meaningful participation of national and sub-national stakeholders, including UN Agencies, the government, civil society (including those that represent the ‘furthest left behind’), National Human Rights institutions, private sector and academia, the consultant will help the UNCT to identify an adequate number of strategic priority areas linked to the 2030 Agenda. The identified strategic areas will shape the theory of change and identify the UNSDCF outcomes and outputs that make a substantive and measurable contribution to the achievement of the selected priorities of the national development framework and the 2030 Agenda. The drafting of the UNSDCF document, including the development of the Results Matrix and M&E tables, should also be carried out in consultation with the UNCT, NRAs, the Government, development partners, civil society, private sector, and other stakeholders.
Under the overall supervision of the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO), the consultant will be responsible for preparation, implementation, and administration of the assignment, which includes but is not limited to:
MAIN DELIVERABLES AND TIMEFRAME
The Consultant is expected to deliver the following:
DURATION AND COST OF THE CONTRACT
The consultant is expected to complete the facilitation of the formulation of the Cooperation Framework within 40 working days from the date of signing the contract, spread between October 2019 and April 2020.
The consultant should indicate the lump sum and breakdown in the financial proposal following the template attached.
The Consultant’s payment shall be made in three instalments:
STRUCTURE AND CONTENT
Awareness and sensitivity in working with people of various cultural and social backgrounds.
Required Skills and Experience
• Excellent written and spoken English. Knowledge of Russian/Turkish will be granted extra points.
• Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:.
A two-stage procedure will be utilized in evaluating the proposals, with evaluation of the technical component being completed (including interviews) prior to any price component being reviewed and compared. The Price Component will be reviewed only for those individuals whose Technical Component meets the requirements for the assignment. The total number of points which individual may obtain for both components is 100.
A total possible value of the technical component is 70 points (technical qualifications 50 pts/interviews 20 pts).
If the substantive presentation of a technical proposal achieves the minimum of 49 points, the competitiveness of the offered consultancy expenses will be taken into account in the following manner:
The total amount of points for the fees component is 30. The maximum number of points shall be allotted to the lowest fees proposed that is compared among those invited individuals which obtain the threshold points in the evaluation of the technical proposal. All other proposals shall receive points in inverse proportion to the lowest fees; e.g;
[30 Points] x [US$ lowest]/[US$ other] = points for other proposer’s fees
The technical component, which has a total possible value of 70 points (50 pts technical qualifications based on the documents submitted/20 pts interviews), will be evaluated using the following criteria:
15 points max
Relevant professional experience
Profound knowledge of the UN system and UN common country programming processes (previous experience with CCA/UNDAF formulations, evaluations and/or reviews; familiarity with the new CCA approach and the new UNSDCF Guidance and its operationalization; Extensive experience in Results-Based Management principles, Theory of Change; logic modeling/logical framework analysis, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, report writing; and participatory approaches)
30 points max
5 points max
RECOMMENDED PRESENTATION OF OFFER
Considering that the system technically accepts only one attachment, the applicants are requested to make all the above documents as one attachment and upload to the system.
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.