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E-Commerce Technical Advisor (Open to National and International with residence in Cambodia)
|Location :||Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA|
|Application Deadline :||25-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 :||Initial contract from 01 April 2020 to 31 March 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||With possibility up to a total of 120 days for 3 years|
In March 2019, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Cainiao 4PX group - the logistics arm of the Alibaba Group- have signed a three-year Public Private Partnership (PPP) to accelerate the uptake of e-commerce among Cambodian businesses and improve e-commerce logistics solutions in Cambodia, for both domestic and cross-border trade, under the project name “Connect Cambodia.”
One of the core objectives of this PPP is to help Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and Micro-Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to successfully complete their digital transformation, from being exclusively offline, to offer online options, to integrate payment solutions in their online offer and to appear on major B2C and B2B marketplaces.
While having this development project on the ground to directly support the sector, UNDP also joint hand with MoC to support Cambodia e-commerce ecosystem development through the partnership on the project “Go4eCAM”, which aims at providing the necessary conditions for SMEs to grow digital and to gain access to much-needed finance. The objective of the project is to increase economic opportunities for Cambodian SMEs to participation in the Digital Economy.
To ensure effective engagement, UNDP is currently looking for an international expert having in-depth experience on e-commerce, to play a role as the E-Commerce Technical Advisor.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the scope of the assignment, the E-Commerce Technical Advisor will support UNDP Cambodia in setting the direction and providing the guidance and high-quality technical inputs related to ecommerce.
S/He will be responsible for providing strategic advice and support to UNDP in quality planning, implementing and managing the delivery of activities to make sure meaningful action on the ground for both projects, and as well as in strategic engagement with e-commerce ecosystem.
In addition, S/He will provide advisory support to the Country Office in exploring innovative solutions to the current projects that UNDP Cambodia is working on and to the emerging issues that would be of interest to potential donors and other stakeholders.
The scope of work shall include:
A separate ToR will be developed for the specific services needed within the scope of the LTA. The consultant shall ensure confidentiality of all the information received during the assignment.
The contractor will be paid on a lump sum basis as per agreed per assignment/ToR.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree, in international trade, business administration, economics, trade and development or related field
Language Requirement: Excellent written and oral English
Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=63933 for more detail information about term of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.
UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.
Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.
Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your online applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
(i) Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work
(ii) Provide a brief methodology on how they will approach and conduct the work (if applicable)
2. Financial proposal
3. Personal CV including past experience in similar projects and at least 3 references
Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC).
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.