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International Consultant to support Turkmenistan’s implementation and monitoring of the achievement of SDG 16 for peaceful, just and inclusive societies
|Location :||Home based with 1 mission to ASHGABAT, TURKMENISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||07-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||25.10.2019-20.11.2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||10 working days|
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.
Turkmenistan has adopted the 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and nationalized 148 targets and 187 indicators at the governmental level with the aim to achieve the SDGs by 2030. An Institutional Structure of the SDGs Monitoring System was adopted, and an SDG Working Group was established, represented by the heads and representatives of 57 ministries and authorities, municipalities (hyakimliks) of provinces (velayats) and the city of Ashgabat, research institutes and higher education establishments.
The Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan was assigned the role as Secretariat of the Working Group, and in line with the Presidential decree, it is entrusted the role and responsibility of leading implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Turkmenistan, which includes:
In 2017, UNDP launched a joint project in partnership with the Ministry of Finance and Economy “Partnering for SDG acceleration in Turkmenistan” which established a Platform for other UN agencies to support the project partners and sectoral ministries in SDG implementation within their respective fields.
Turkmenistan presented its first VNR at the 2019 High-level Political Forum (HLPF). The theme of the HLPF in 2019 is "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality" and Goals 4, 8, 10, 13, 16 and 17 are reviewed in depth. The VNR of Turkmenistan has been prepared within the framework of a joint project of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Development Programme, for the purpose of which the Government of Turkmenistan allocated adequate financial and human resources. The UN agencies actively participated in this process by providing feedback and suggestions on the relevant sections of the Review. The Government reports on SDG 16 by providing data solely on four targets 16.1, 16.6, 16.7 and 16.9, yet the process of developing a methodology for SDG 16 indicators is yet to be initiated.
The purpose of the 4-day mission is through the services of one external consultant with a possibility of joining the IRH focal point on SDG 16:
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work and Deliverables:
As part of this assignment, the consultant is requested to:
The international expert will work with UNDP on a daily basis. He/she is expected to work closely with UNDP and UNRC team in this assignment. The consultant will report directly to UNDP Portfolio Manager. The consultancy duration is 10 working days. The consultant is expected to work home-based most of the time (6 days home-based) undertaking one country visit (4 working days in-country) during the consultancy period.
This is an installment-based contract that should cover the costs of consultancy required to produce the above deliverables. The final schedule of payments will be agreed upon in the beginning of consultancy. Payment will be released in 2 installments: 1st installment: 50% (for completion of the deliverable 1), and 2nd installment 50% (for deliverable 2) – upon timely submission of respective deliverables and their acceptance by UNDP Turkmenistan.
Required Skills and Experience
Submission of applications:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
All experts applying for this position are required to provide:
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 of 100 points, the score for technical criteria equals 70% 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.