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Digital Finance and Remittance Expert
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Kathmandu, NEPAL|
|Application Deadline :||10-Mar-20 (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 :||Up to 220 days per year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months with the possibility of extension for 2 more years|
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.
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience
A Master’s degree or equivalent in technology, economics, finance, public/business administration, social sciences, or related discipline or the equivalent experience.
Timeline, duration of assignment, duty station and expected places of travel:
Please note that UNCDF cannot guarantee residence permits or visas for consultants. Consultants are responsible for securing their work documentation. In the case of national consultants, applicants that are not nationals of the duty station requested will have to prove their residence status.
Please note that consultants residing in the duty station will not be compensated for living expenses.
Provision of Monitoring, Progress Controls & Payments:
The following supporting documents will serve as conditions for disbursement: (i) submission of an invoice and Certificate of Payment (COP); (ii) review, approval and written acceptance of each deliverable by the UNCDF Lead Specialist, Migration and Remittances and/or his designate; (iii) submission of a time-sheet and expenses with relevant supporting documentation; and (iv) an authorization of payment disbursement from a direct supervisor.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
The following documents are requested:
Failure to submit all the below mentioned documents may result in rejection of the application.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
Step I: Screening
Applications will be screened and only applicants meeting the mandatory criteria (listed under education and experience) will progress to the pool for shortlisting.
Step II: Desk Review – 20 points
UNCDF will conduct a desk review to produce a shortlist of candidates and technically evaluate the candidates. Only candidates that obtained 80% of the points at this stage shall be invited for the next step.
50%- Mandatory Experience:
30%- Preferred Experience.
Step III: Written test – 30 points
A written test will be administered to the top 5 shortlisted candidates. The test will be scored with pass/fail, the minimum score to pass being 70%.
Step IV: Interview – 50 points
A competency-based interview shall be conducted for all the candidates who passed the written test.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% on the total of Steps II (20 points) + III (30 points) + IV (50 points) will be considered as technically qualified and will be reviewed further for financial evaluation.
Step V: Financial Evaluation
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Lowest priced proposal/price of the proposal being evaluated x 30.
Both individual consultants and individual employed by a company or institution are welcome to apply.
Any individual employed by a company or institution who would like to submit an offer in response to a Procurement Notice for IC must do so in their individual capacity (providing a CV so that their qualifications may be judged accordingly). Women candidates or women-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.
UNCDF 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.