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Copy Editor - Praia City Group Handbook
|Application Deadline :||27-Sep-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 :||20 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||10 Oct 2019 - 15 Feb 2020|
The Praia Group on Governance Statistics (the “Praia Group”) was created by the UN Statistical Commission in March 2015, to contribute to establishing international standards and methods for the compilation of statistics on the major dimensions of Governance, and to collaborate with the UN bodies and other organisations concerned with specific aspects of Governance statistics. The overall objective of the Praia Group is to encourage countries to produce Governance statistics based on sound and documented methodologies. The specific objectives of the Praia Group are to provide a forum for national and international statistical organizations, international agencies, as well as academia, research groups and civil society organisations to share and develop expertise in Governance statistics and to review, propose and promote the definition and harmonization of Governance indicators, through the development of manuals and methodological guidelines.
The Praia City group has been given a mandate by the UN Statistical Commission (UNSC) to produce a Handbook on governance statistics, which will be submitted for consideration to the 51st Session of UNSC in 2020. For this purpose, a final draft of the Handbook must be completed by November 2019. The Handbook builds on a conceptual and statistical framework established within the Praia Group. The Handbook is expected to be roughly 300 - 350 pages (excluding tables of contents, list of tables/figures/boxes, list of acronyms, references and annexes) and will include the following structure (tentative, to be finalized):
The application is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications.
Step 1: Submission of technical proposal. That will include providing application via UNDP Job-shop (jobs.undp.org )
Interested candidates should provide the following documents and information
Step 2: Financial Proposal.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The financial proposal should state the all-inclusive, fixed total contract price in USD, supported by a breakdown of costs. The term ‘all inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, travel as per ToR etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal. The form can be found here: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=45780.
If an offeror is employed by an organization/company/-institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the offeror must indicate this at in the Financial Proposal, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. The consultant will be paid only after approving authority confirms the successful completion of each deliverable as stipulated under chapter 3.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses will be agreed upon, between UNDP and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. In general, UNDP will not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
Upon request, the Financial Proposal is to be e-mailed as per the instruction in the separate e-mail that will be sent to shortlisted candidates only.
Criteria for selection of individual consultant for award of contract:
Only those candidates who meet the minimum level of education and relevant years of experience requirements will be considered for the technical evaluation. The technical evaluation will include a desk review and may also include interviews with shortlisted candidates.
The combine scoring method will be used to evaluate proposals:
Combined scoring method – the qualifications will be weighted a maximum of 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a maximum of 30%.
Technical criteria weight: 70 (70% of total obtainable scores). Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 (70%) points on technical part will be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial criteria weight: 30 (30% of total obtainable scores)
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 (70 Points) 70% weight
Only Individual Consultants obtaining a minimum of 49 of the obtainable points of 70 points (70%) in technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Financial Evaluation. 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;
Duties and Responsibilities
The OGC would like to hire the services of a professional Editor for the copy and language editing of the above-mentioned Handbook. The tasks associated with this:
Required Skills and Experience
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.