- UNDP around the world
Many of UNDP's relationships with countries and territories on the ground exceed 60 years. Find details on our successes and ongoing work.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Dem. Republic of)
- Congo (Republic of)
- Costa Rica
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Democratic People's Republic of Korea
- Denmark (Rep. Office)
- Dominican Republic
- E.U (Rep. Office)
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Fiji (Multi-country Office)
- Finland (Rep. Office)
- Geneva (Rep. Office)
- Iraq (Republic of)
- Kosovo (as per UNSCR 1244)
- Lao PDR
- Mauritius & Seychelles
- Norway (Rep. Office)
- Papua New Guinea
- Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People
- Russian Federation
- Samoa (Multi-country Office)
- São Tomé and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- Sweden (Rep. Office)
- The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
- Tokyo (Rep. Office)
- Trinidad and Tobago
- United Arab Emirates
- About Us
- News Centre
International Consultant - Chief Technical Advisor for the social protection
|Location :||Apia, SAMOA|
|Application Deadline :||30-Mar-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|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 :||21 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||maximum 200 working days for duration of 21 months|
Project Title: Strengthening Resilience of Pacific Island States through Universal Social Protection (Social Protection for Resilience)
The Joint Programme 'Strengthening Resilience of Pacific Island States through Universal Social Protection’ is a UN joint initiative to be implemented in four Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) with funding from the UN SDG Fund. Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau are highly vulnerable to shocks due to their geography, small populations, size of the economy and exposure to climate change and extreme weather events.
Social Protection (SP) is relatively novel in the four PICTs, and existing SP initiatives are fragmented and limited in scope. The Joint Programme’s objective is to develop universal, evidence-based, nationally owned SP systems and introduce SP floors to help accelerate SDG progress through integrated programming and Leaving No One Behind.
In line with the principles of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the outcomes of the UNDP Pacific Strategy 2018-2022, the Joint Programme will work through five strategic interventions that will lead to all families benefiting from universal SP systems; data and evidence; public finance; institutional coordination and information management systems; and partnerships and outreach. These interventions are critical in leading to the development and strengthening of a coherent SP policy framework in all four countries which will support their combined 250,000 households either directly or indirectly. Inclusive SP systems will include fiscally sustainable social insurance schemes for the active population seeking or holding jobs, self-employed or voluntarily contributing, non-contributive social welfare in the form of child allowance, social safety nets and social services for all people in need as well as labor market interventions to facilitate access to jobs and incomes. SP will be evidence based (including using digital data and innovative data systems), developed and implemented through participatory consultations, have equitable financing mechanisms, forge strong partnerships with stakeholders including faith, community based organizations and the private sector, induce smarter institutional coordination, bolster capacity for implementation, and expand outreach. The 2-year SP Joint Programme is implemented by five Participating UN Organizations (PUNOs), UNDP as the lead/convening agency, ESCAP, ILO, UNESCO and UNICEF.
The joint programme has four outcomes, all of which UNDP will be contributing to:
Owing to its wide scope that spans life-cycle vulnerabilities, the proposed SP floors are expected to improve Human Development indices, reduce inequalities; and support skills development and employment generation. Income security will reduce poverty and hunger, minimize inequalities and ensure equitable access for all to basic services. Inclusive, rights-based SP floors will empower women, remove discrimination in access to basic services and facilitate access to decent work for all including persons living with disabilities, school dropouts, youth and women.
The UN Resident Coordinator will assume the overall coordination of the Joint Programme.
UNDP is recruiting a Chief Technical Adviser for the Social Protection for Resilience Joint Programme to provide technical guidance and support to its UNDP component and support the implementation of the project in Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work:
UNDP’s component under the Joint Programme will be directly implemented. The Chief Technical Advisor (CTA) will be responsible for providing strategic advice and overall technical support to ensure the quality of UNDP’s activities as per the approved Joint Programme document.
The CTA will report directly to the Assistant Resident Representative for Governance and Poverty Reduction in the UNDP Multi-Country Office (MCO). S/he will provide technical guidance and advice to the MCO team, the Project Coordinator, and where required the Joint Programme Steering Committee and Country Technical Committees. S/he will ensure the coordination. quality and coherence of technical inputs delivered by other consultants hired under the UNDP programme component.
The scope of work for the CTA will include the following:
1. Provide technical support to ensure coordinated and effective implementation of the Joint Programme:
2. Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation:
3. Relationship building
4. Knowledge Management and Communications
Expected Outcomes and Develiverables:
In line with the responsibilities and tasks outlined, the CTA shall submit to UNDP monthly work plans developed in consultation with the Programme Coordinator, which list the specific deliverables and number of working days required. Payments shall be made at the end of every month following the submission and acceptance by UNDP of a brief monthly report indicating and attaching the deliverables provided and timesheet to account for the days worked.
The final output is the successful implementation of the Social Protection programme objectives under UNDP based on the technical support and strategic advice throughout the life of the programme
The CTA will work closely with the UNDP Programme Coordinator, Programme focal points in the other PUNOs, key stakeholders in the four countries, and staff in the UNDP MCO as well as policy advisors in the UNDP Regional Hub.
Duration of the Work:
The total contract period for the CTA will be up to 200 working days between April 2020 to December 2021.
Required Skills and Experience
Qualification of the successful contractor:
Evaluation criteria: 70% Technical, 30% financial combined weight:
Technical Evaluation Criteria will be based on the information provided in the CV and the relevant documents must be submitted as evidence to support the above required criteria [maximum 100 points]. Only the top 3 candidates that have achieved a minimum of 49 points (70% of 100 points) will be deemed technically compliant and considered for the interview assessment;
Recommended Presentation of Proposal:
Given below is the recommended format for submitting your proposal. The following headings with the required details are important. Please use the template available (Letter of Offer to complete financial proposal) CVs with a proposed methodology addressing the elements mentioned under deliverables must be submitted by 26 March 2020
Kindly note you can upload only ONE document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach).
Incomplete applications will not be considered and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted. Proposals must include:
For detail of this application and required documentation please visit https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=64209
Queries about the consultancy can be directed to the UNDP Procurement Unit @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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.