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Consultant for regional evidence gathering (contribution of volunteerism to the SDGs) – Arab Region
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||26-Jan-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 months (until end of April)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||22 days over 3 month period|
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. Volunteerism is a powerful means of engaging people in tackling development challenges, and it can transform the pace and nature of development. Volunteerism benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer by strengthening trust, solidarity and reciprocity among citizens, and by purposefully creating opportunities for participation. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for recognition of volunteers, working with partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing an increasing number and diversity of volunteers, including experienced UN Volunteers, throughout the world. UNV embraces volunteerism as universal and inclusive, and recognizes volunteerism in its diversity, as well as the values that sustain it: free will, commitment, engagement and solidarity. UNV is headquartered in Bonn, Germany with an office in New York and has five regional offices in Amman, Bangkok, Dakar, Nairobi and Panama.
One focus under the Plan of Action is the generation of data and evidence on volunteering under a number of workstreams:
i. Workstream 1: Mapping trends and evidence: Stocktake of volunteer contributions to the SDGs from 2015-2020. As part of the SDG stocktacking, a global survey on volunteering and a call for good practice be implemented with the view to highlight examples of good practices of volunteering and supporting volunteering from a broad range of stakeholders and to share approaches that can be replicated or scaled-up.
The Plan of Action recognizes that evidence-building must be global and inclusive: “A collective and shared global volunteerism research agenda will allow for greater resourcing, collecting and dissemination of key evidence. Strengthening the evidence of the impact of volunteerism and sharing related knowledge within and beyond the volunteer community is a prerequisite for effectively influencing policies, programming and joint action” (Plan of Action, para 95).
As part of the Plan of Action and as requested by United Nations General Assembly (GA) Resolutions A/RES/70/129 and A/RES/73/140, UNV and the International Federation of Red Cross Red Crescent Societies will chair a Global Technical Meeting (GTM2020) at the 2020 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) on the topic of “Reimagining volunteering for the 2030 Agenda.”
Knowledge portal on volunteering for the SDGs
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the VASS Programme Specialist (Knowledge), the Consultant will be responsible for evidence gathering on the contribution of volunteerism to the SDGs and on cross-cutting thematic areas in the Arab region. Specific responsibilities include the following:
Publications for knowledge portal: Developing a regional evidence map / list of knowledge products based on academic research and programme evaluations on volunteering and civic action from the Arab region; From these, select ten most important knowledge products; and for each of the ten, develop a 1-page summary in English, provide a 1 paragraph synthesis and meta data for the knowledge portal. No of days ; 10. Deadline 31 March 2020
Total number of days: 24
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s and above) in social, political, or economic sciences.
Strong knowledge of the Arab region
The technical proposal shall describe the methodology and the approach how to fulfill the required deliverables as well as outline the major components of its implementation.
Criteria for Selection of the Best offer:
The selection of the best offer will be based on the combined scoring method – where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted – 70% , and combined with the price offer which will be weighted 30%.
Key selection criteria are
Applications should contain:
b) the Technical Proposal which includes the methodology on how the consultant will approach and conduct the work,
Your Financial Proposal must indicate the total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNV under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNV
d) Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
Please paste the cover letter into the "Resume and Motivation" section of the electronic application and ensure you have provided all requested materials. All supporting documents should be scanned and attached into one PDF format document. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Queries should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org, att Marc Wharton clearly marking – 94348-Consultant for regional evidence gathering -Arab Region.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are only able to inform the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
Please make sure you provide all requested materials. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications sent by email will not be considered.
Note: UNDP/UNV reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this procurement notice. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP/UNV with similar terms of reference, experience and educational requirements.
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.