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Senior Consultant –Talent Acquisition and Talent Programmes
|Location :||Home-based with a mission to Copenhagen, Denmark and one potential mission to New York|
|Application Deadline :||30-Oct-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||January to April 2019|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||January to April 2019|
UNDP is the UN Development Programme and works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. UNDP supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they help shape global sustainable development for the next 15 years.
As part of the implementation of People for 2030, UNDP’s recently launched new people strategy, the UNDP Office of Human Resources intends to launch a New Professional for Development (NPD) Programme as a pilot programme in 2020-2022, to increase entry-level opportunities for graduates and build a talent pipeline for next generation of UNDP practitioners.
It is envisaged that the NPD Programme will be a UNDP funded entry-level programme complementing externally funded entry-level programmes such as the UNDP Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme and the UNDP Specialist for Development (SDP) Programme. The Programme will build on the experience from similar entry-level programmes, such as the LEAD Programme, previously implemented by UNDP.
The Programme will offer an opportunity for UNDP to gain the skills/fresh ideas and innovation from young graduates to design innovative solutions to deliver on the Agenda 2030. In addition, participants in the Programme will contribute to enhanced talent outreach and employer brand of UNDP, as well as constitute a pool of workforce sourcing for the next generation UNDP.
The objective will be to build capacity and knowledge in areas where there is an envisaged future need with a specific focus on UNDP’s integrator role and innovation. Specific focus areas will be identified based on an analysis of future talent needs.
II. Scope of Work
The UNDP Office of Human Resources (OHR) is looking for an experienced international consultant to provide support to the development and design of the New Professionals for Development (NPD) Programme.
The consultant will be informed and inspired by UNDP’s previous and current experience with entry-level programmes, as well as best practices from international organizations and private sector. The consultant will undertake consultations with key internal stakeholders in UNDP in order to determine the strategic focus of the Programme in line with the UNDP Strategic Plan for 2018 – 2021 and UNDPs role in supporting SDG acceleration and implementation. The consultant will ensure that the design of the Programme will be coordinated and integrated with other on-going projects of UNDP, including among others development of a new competency framework, talent capability mapping and succession planning.
Specifically, the consultant will deliver the following outputs:
The consultancy will be home based with regular virtual meetings.The consultant is expected to undertake one inception visit to Copenhagen to meet with the UNDP OHR team based in Copenhagen, and to organize virtual meetings with relevant UNDP managers and experts in New York. A mission to UNDP in New York may potentially be envisaged to collect input from and consult with key internal stakeholders.
Duties and Responsibilities
III. Deliverables and Duties
The consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables/activities:
Output 1: A comprehensive proposal and project document for an NPD Programme
Output 2: Talent acquisition strategy for NPD Programme
Output 3: Learning and Development component
The above activities are expected to be delivered between January and April 2020.
The consultant will work under the overall leadership of the UNDP Director of the Office of Human Resources (OHR) and will report directly to and be guided by the Manager of the UNDP JPO Service Center. The consultant will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
The consultant will liaise with respective external and internal stakeholders as necessary for consultations and collection of input/information.
VI. Competencies and Qualifications
Required Skills and Experience
VII. Application Procedure
Candidates are requested to submit a proposal including:
A desk review will be undertaken to select 2-3 candidates to be invited for a phone interview in order to determine the final candidate.
Evaluation process and contract award
The selection of the best offer from the candidates will be based on a combined scoring method – where the technical criteria (proposal, qualifications and experience) will be weighted a maximum (70%) of 70 points and the financial criteria will be weighted a maximum (30%) of 30 points out of 100 points. 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:
Criteria for the selection of the best offer:
Technical evaluation (desk review) - Total 70% (70 points):
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
VIII. Payment modality
Payments will be made in two instalments upon delivery of the services specified above and deliverables accepted and upon certification of satisfactory completion by the manager, as follows
For the General Conditions of contracts for the Services of Individual Contractors, see
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.