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Private Sector Engagement Consultant
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||22-Apr-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 :||522 working days|
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.
This position falls under the Global Programme on Making Migration Work for Development (Phase III) funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by IOM and UNDP.
Under the direct supervision of the UNDP Programme Manager and in close cooperation with the Programme Management Unit (PMU), country Focal Points and other relevant colleagues, the Private Sector Engagement Officer will support the engagement of relevant private sector stakeholders for the benefit of the Programme. This will require proactive analysis and devising of private sector outreach strategies across the different stages of planning, implementation and monitoring of the Programme at country and global levels.
The Programme seeks to enable migrants and communities to exert positive development impact from migration through more coherent and results oriented policies and implementation mechanisms, as well as stronger involvement of local authorities, private sector and diaspora and global advocacy. Cross-cutting consideration should be given to ensuring strategic inclusion of diaspora and migrants associations, as well as private sector in the development and implementation of the action plans for enhanced effectiveness and development impact.
Output 1.2 of the Programme, “The private sector contributes to the effective roll out of concrete initiatives at community level”, is of particular relevance in guiding the activities of the Private Sector Engagement Officer.
The position is critical to enable proper engagement of private sector to contribute to realising the development impact of migration in participating countries. The engagement of private sector is crucial alongside other stakeholders (e.g. local authorities, civil society) as part of whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches.
The Private Sector Engagement Officer will work in close coordination with the Programme Officer, M&E Officer and other relevant colleagues in UNDP (NY/GVA) and IOM.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Develop knowledge tools and guidance on private sector engagement tailored to the programme’s needs
2. Provide ongoing support to target countries in mainstreaming private sector engagement across different programmatic activities
3.Develop a consultation mechanism on private sector engagement for programme countries
4. Support the articulation of private sector engagement towards the achievement of SDGs
5. Provision of technical and programmatic support to other Migration and Displacement initiatives in the team
Management & Coordination
Ability to manage and coordinate campaigns and people with inspiration. Believe in and promote diversity in the workplace and reshaping the workforce to meet need.
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (70 points):
Having reviewed applications received, UNDP will invite the top three/four shortlisted candidates for interview. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Interview 20 points
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of in close coordination with the Programme Officer, M&E Officer and other relevant colleagues in UNDP (NY/GVA) and IOM will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.
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