UNDP-IC-2019-385 - International Expert: Agriculture and Horticulture

Location : Home Based with travel to Pakistan, PAKISTAN
Application Deadline :10-Dec-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :50 Working Days
Expected Duration of Assignment :50 Working Days



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:


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


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. Review the relevant literature including reports on agriculture and horticulture in MA and KP and study the departmental and sectoral data of KP;

  2. Carry out review of international development practices, with particular attention to behavioral economics based studies, in the subject area relevant to developing countries;

  3. Carry out discussions with Government and UNDP local teams to finalize area and focus of intervention(s) linked to priority developmental objectives in the sector;

  4. Develop a preliminary proposal of innovative and problem driven intervention(s), using behavioral economics precepts, to address the agreed key developmental priorities in the AIP sector;

  5. Participate and assist in detailed design of the intervention(s) with implementation notes and instructions;

  6. Develop scheme of data collection and periodic reviews;

  7. Develop data collection instruments, instruction manual, variable definitions and sample calculations;

  8. Carry out data analysis and contribute to evidence based program development in the sector through a report/paper on the intervention(s); and

  9. Present the analysis and results to stakeholders.

  10. Deliverables, Scope and Schedule of Payments


Deliverables/ Outputs

Schedule of Payments

Review and Approvals Required

1. Concept paper for sector intervention 20%



2. Final programme document for sector intervention & Data collection instrument(s) with detailed methodological notes and instructions 20%



4. Working paper on results coming out of data analysis of initial intervention including proposals for scale-up/iteration 40%



5. In-person presentation of analysis and results to stakeholders 20%







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

The detailed TORs and Submission Forms can be downloaded from below link:


Submission Instructions:

Please submit your Technical and Financial proposals to the following address: not later than 10th December 2019 at 1230 hours Pakistan standard time. Or 02:30 AM EST.


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

OR by email to bids.pk@undp.org;  no later than 10th December 2019 at 1230 hours Pakistan standard time. Or 02:30 AM EST.

Kindly write the following on top left side of the envelop or email subject line UNDP-IC-2019-385

Annex IV & V must be password protected

Important note for email submissions: Please put UNDP-IC-2019-385 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.

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



Max. Point

Technical Competencies



  1. Doctorate degree in economics, agriculture or a closely related discipline

Min. Requirement.


  1. Published peer reviewed research in adoption of new crops / horticulture varieties in a similar context



  1. At least 10 years of relevant experience working in education and development research/development policy/evaluation/innovation or programme design and other relevant experience working in the international development field is required



  1. Quality of writing samples



Financial (Lower Offer/Offer*100



Total Score

Technical score 70 + 30 Financial

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