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Consultant on Partnerships Knowledge Management (KM) (IRH)
|Location :||Istanbul, TURKEY|
|Application Deadline :||21-Feb-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||estimated 2 March- 31 December 2020|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||approximately 180 working days|
UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021 emphasizes the need to innovate – to identify, test, evaluate and scale up novel approaches across UNDP’s subject areas, in programme development, and in management. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires dedicated investments in innovation by governments, development organizations, private sector players and other emerging development actors. To achieve the 2030 Agenda, UNDP is increasing its efforts to test and scale new approaches to development.
The UNDP Regional Hub for Europe and the CIS (based in Istanbul, Turkey) is UNDP’s main knowledge and advisory hub for the countries serviced by UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS (RBEC). Through its regional programme, the Hub provides advisory support, organizational learning and innovation services to UNDP Country Offices in the ECIS region in the areas of sustainable development, effective democratic governance, energy and resilience, gender, health and development.
Based on the experience accumulated in the last years, and in line with the guidance articulated by the new UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021, the Partnerships team aims to broaden the scope of its activities, expanding its emerging donors portfolio and further stimulating partnerships with IFIs, the private sector and partner governments for a more efficient and coordinated development financing ecosystem, for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Within the framework of the Regional Programme 2018-2021, the UNDP RBEC Partnerships Team seeks to hire an international consultant to undertake the responsibilities of a Partnerships Knowledge Management Specialist. The consultant will support the team and selected UNDP Country Offices in mapping partnership opportunities (including donor portfolios) and providing on-demand support to information gathering for resource mobilization. The consultant will be contracted to support the afore-mentioned efforts of the Partnerships Team in the Regional Hub. She/he will report to the Partnerships Team Leader for the RBEC, based in Istanbul.
Duties and Responsibilities
Partnership Team is seeking a Consultant to support the team on a series of activities, related to implementation of the Regional Programme and provision of CO support with a specific focus on active Knowledge Management- putting knowledge management and intelligence at the center of partnership activities and the support provided to the CO’s and facilitate a Community of Practitioners working on partnerships and resource mobilization in the region.
The Consultant is expected to continuously engage with country offices and other partners to make sure that demand/need for knowledge and intelligence is collected and relevant knowledge, information and intelligence (on resource mobilization and partnership opportunities, new developments, modalities etc.) is timely shared using various channels. This assignment is a key function in the Partnerships Team and the consultant is expected to actively engage with other teams promoting and adapting different learning opportunities and knowledge management tools. In addition, the Consultant will be contributing to key team activities – including conducting high quality desk research, will draft knowledge products, will contribute to donor intelligence, organization of events and support resource mobilization and partnership development activities of the UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub and selected UNDP Country Offices.
The consultant will be responsible for delivering tasks, including the following:
Contribute to implementation of the Knowledge Management and new corporate KM approach, in line with the Strategic Plan (35% of the work input):
Results Reporting & Support to Corporate Initiatives on KM/Organizational Learning (25% of the work input)
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
Under the direct supervision of the Partnerships Team Leader, this consultant will:
Payments will be made in 12 installments upon submitted satisfactory progress report against deliverables listed above and upon its acceptance by the certifying officer. The timeline for submission of deliverables will be specified by the certifying officer at the beginning of each month.
Required Skills and Experience
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and b) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical (P11 desk reviews and interviews) and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 15 points
The application submission is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications.
Step 1: Interested candidates must include the following documents when submitting the applications (Please group all your documents into a single PDF attachment as the system only allows one document to be uploaded).
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and requested to provide a financial offer.
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org.
Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
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.