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Regional Engagement Lead in Government Innovation – Consultant
|Location :||Bangkok Regional Innovation Centre, UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||02-Dec-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 :||1 January 2020–31 December 2020, with maximum 240 days worked|
We live in a world of rapid political, economic, social, technological, cultural and environmental changes that are profoundly affecting our communities, cities, nations and the global community. Most of these changes are driven by complex challenges, such as climate change, inequality, migration and happen against background of technological disruption, strained social contract, rethinking of public value and roles of the public and private sectors.
Nowhere, are these challenges more conspicuous than in Asia and the Pacific. The region’s outsize economic growth, rising technological innovation, urbanization and demand for education coupled with high inequality, vulnerability to disasters and dramatic environmental risks make it a real test case for our governance institutions. To galvanize and facilitate exploration of the new governance models UNDP has initiated NextGenGov discussion in Istanbul in 2018. The NextGenGov initiative aims to explore the kind of policy/ bureaucratic innovations needed to bridge the growing ‘relevance gap’ in governance processes and approaches in order to make governance (at local, national and global levels) fit for the 21st Century.
Building on that UNDP in Asia and the Pacific intends to develop NextGenGov initiative to reflect growing importance of the region both in terms progress and challenges as well as strength of innovation journey often happening relatively under the radar. NextGenGov shall serve as an opportunity/ platform to further capture the growing gap between the emerging reality (challenges, opportunities and strategic risks) and existing practice, explore and learn from the models emerging across the region and to jointly iterate approaches to help transformation of current governance structures to be better fit for the 21st century. The first chapter of NextGenGov events shall begin in Harare (Zimbabwe) in November 2019 covering the African region and next in Bangkok in March 2020 covering the Asia Pacific region. The events shall be followed by some experiments in governance innovation across the two regions with the help of a cohort of senior bureaucrats who hold strategic risks within departments/ ministries at national/sub-national/state level.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work:
Under the guidance and supervision of the Head of the Regional Innovation Centre, the SDG Integration Adviser and the Regional Innovation Specialist, the consultant will be responsible for providing strategic, technical and outreach support to Regional Innovation Center on the NextGenGov (event and experiments) in Asia and the Pacific. The consultant shall work in close coordination with the Regional Innovation Center, the SDG Integration Team and other relevant teams at the Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH) and Country Offices in Asia and the Pacific.
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The consultant is expected to deliver the followings:
The consultant will be supervised by the Regional Innovation Specialist directly. S/he is expected to work closely with the programme team and operation team in UNDP related to the initiatives in RIC and support to advance the broader innovation agenda in UNDP.
Working space, facilities, personnel, project information related to UNDP and RIC, as well as logistical support will be provided as needed throughout the assignment of the contract.
Duration of the Assignment:
1 January 2020–31 December 2020, with maximum 240 days worked
Bangkok, Thailand with possible travel for missions in Asia and the Pacific
The consultant is expected to work at UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub and/or Regional Innovation Centre (if different). If there is any travel, the mission would be agreed with supervisor in advance. Travel will be arranged by UNDP or the consultant based on UNDP travel policy.
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payment :
Applicant must submit a financial proposal based on daily fee. Applicant shall quote an ‘all-inclusive’ daily fee for the contract period. The Individual Contractor (IC) must submit time sheets duly approved by the supervisor, which shall serve as the basis for the payment of fees.
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the Individual Contractor wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using own resources.
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this ToR, either arranged by UNDP or the Individual Contractor, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Contractor, prior to travel.
In case that the Individual Contractor arranges his/her own travel, travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent. The provided living allowance will not exceed UNDP Daily Subsistence Allowance rates.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
Individual Contractor will be evaluated based on cumulative analysis.
The award of the contract shall be made to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Only candidates who obtain a minimum of 70% of the total technical points will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Financial Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 30 points)
Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Candidates wishing to be considered for this assignment are required to submit the following documents to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document/ or one ZIP File as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The short-listed applicants may be contacted, and the successful candidate will be notified.
Annex I - General Condition of Contract
Annex II- TOR_ Regional Engagement Lead in Government Innovation – Consultant
Annex III - Offerors Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal
All documents can be downloaded at : http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=61293
 The term “All inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, travel costs, living allowances, communications, consummables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal
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.