UNDP-IC-2019-380 - Development Economist


Location : Home Based with travel to Pakistan, PAKISTAN
Application Deadline :28-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)
01-Nov-2019
Expected Duration of Assignment :88 Working Days

Background

Background:

 

The Government of KP has adopted a multi-year Accelerated Implementation Program (AIP), 2019-2022, to address the key developmental gaps in the Merged Areas (MA), erstwhile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). AIP is the first three-year program under the Tribal Decade Strategy (TDS) of the government that seeks to address developmental disparity of the MA and bring these areas at par with other areas of Pakistan.

The TDS, with detailed discussion of the development challenges and issue of the MA is available on the following link:

http://bit.ly/TDSKPMA

The Draft Accelerated Implementation Programme is available on the following link:

http://bit.ly/AIPKPMA

UNDP is implementing its FATA Governance Project (FGP) as key partner in the process of erstwhile FATA development. FGP seeks to support AIP implementation through technical assistance in the areas of project formulation, context specific innovations in service delivery systems, results oriented programming, data collection and analysis to contribute to development of locally feasible solutions. In this endeavor, the services of the following specialist(s) are required:


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Duties and Responsibilities

 

a)       Review the relevant literature including reports on FATA and KP and study the departmental and sectoral data of KP;

b)       Carry out review of international development practices in the subject area relevant to developing countries;

c)        Support UNDP local teams to finalize area and focus of intervention(s) linked to priority developmental objectives of AIP;

d)       Support development of preliminary proposals of innovative and problem driven intervention(s) to address the agreed key developmental priorities in the AIP sector;

e)       Review detailed designs of the interventions with implementation notes and instructions;

f)        Review and quality assure schemes of data collection and periodic reviews;

g)       Quality assure data collection instruments, instruction manual, variable definitions and sample calculations;

h)       Carry out data management and analysis of datasets and contribute to evidence based program development in the sector through reports/papers on the intervention(s); and

i)        Present the analysis and results to stakeholders.


Competencies

Innovation - Ability to make new and useful ideas work.

Level 6: Exercises stakeholder-centered design approaches for office / programme / division.

Leadership - Ability to persuade others to follow.

Level 6: Ensures teams are resourced for success  and empowered to deliver.

People Management - Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.

Level 6: Guides substantive specialists / teams and expands credibility and innovation capacity.

Communication - Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.

Level 6: Creates confidence among stakeholders by delivering authoritative positions, compelling analysis, and contextual acumen.


Required Skills and Experience

Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis methodology (weighted scoring method), where the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and

  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

Technical Criteria weight: 70%

Financial Criteria weight:  30%

Only Consultants obtaining a minimum of 70% on the Technical evaluation will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Criteria

Weight

Max. Point

Technical Competencies

70

 

  1. Doctorate degree in economics or relevant discipline

Min. Requirement.

 

  1. Active research in the subject area of the assignment

25

 

  1. Experience of working on similar issues in developing countries 

20

 

  1. Quality of methodology and writing samples

25

 

Financial (Lower Offer/Offer*100

30

 

Total Score

Technical score 70 + 30 Financial

 

Submission Instructions:

The IC notice and submission Annexures/Forms can be downloaded from below link:

http://www.pk.undp.org/content/pakistan/en/home/operations/procurement0/undp-ic-2019-380---development-economist.htmlPlease submit your

 

Technical and Financial proposals to the following address: not later than 28th October 2019 at 1230 hours Pakistan standard time. Or 03:30 AM EDT.

UNDP-IC-2019-380

UNDP Registry, Quotation/Bids/Proposals

United Nations Development Programme

Serena Business Complex, 2nd Floor, Khayaban-e-Suharwardy,

Islamabad, Pakistan

Tel: 051-8355600 Fax: 051-2600254-5

 

OR by email to bids.pk@undp.org no later than 28th October 2019 at 1230 hours Pakistan standard time. Or 03:30 AM EDT.

Kindly write the following on top left side of the envelop or email subject line UNDP-IC-2019-380

Annex IV & V must be password protected

Important note for email submissions: Please put UNDP-IC-2019-380 in the subject line. Further, our system will not accept emails those are more than 30 MB size. If required, segregate your emails to accommodate email data restrictions. For segregated emails please use sequence of emails like Email 1, Email 2 …. in the subject line. For attachment purposes please only use MS Word, Excel, Power Point or PDF formats.

If you request additional information, please write to pakistan.procurement.info@undp.org. The team will provide necessary information within due date. However, any delay in providing such information will not be considered a reason for extending the submission date of your proposal. All/any query regarding the submission of the proposal may be sent prior to the deadline at the e-mail/address mentioned above.


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