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Transparency and Accountability Consultant
|Application Deadline :||22-May-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|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 :||6 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||131 days|
The Gov4Res Project works with Pacific island countries to ensure that countries adapt their decision making and governance systems towards more resilient development. The projects theory of change rests on a core assumption that Pacific island people will be more resilient to the impacts of climate change and disasters if countries manage all development through a risk-informed approach. This is consistent with the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP) which calls for the ‘mainstreaming’ of climate and disaster risk treating risk management as fundamental to all development decisions.
The Gov4Res project has three outcomes areas: 1) government planning and financing systems enable gender and socially inclusive risk-informed development; 2) country oversight and accountability systems require gender and socially inclusive risk-informed development; and 3) regional organisations, policies and practices are actively supporting gender and socially inclusive risk-informed development.
The project is being delivered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office, in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).
In Asia, Strengthening the Governance of Climate Change Finance to Enhance Gender Equality (GCCF) has been supported by the government of Sweden. Support to Pacific is one of key components of GCCF programme and within that support accountability and transparency activities around strengthening key institutions (such as Parliaments, SAIs and CSOs). This entails supporting parliament for budget scrutiny with climate change lens, working with PASAI for working on different options for expenditure audits, possibly climate performance audits. This will lead to government being held accountable for effective climate investment in Pacific. The project has also a strong regional angle and supports south- south and peer to peer learning for replication of reforms across the region. This provides an opportunity of taking reforms from Pacific to South and East Asian countries and vice versa.
For a detailed Terms of Reference ,please visit UNDP Pacific Website
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant is required to work with UNDP Fiji Office and SDG Finance Team at UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub to support the implementation of the ongoing Gov4Res Project in the Pacific, and the GCCF regional project in Asia. The consultant will provide technical inputs on specific products, with a focus on governance, transparency, accountability, engagement with CSOs and parliaments in Pacific countries and Asia.
The consultant is also expected to provide substantive and administrative support in reporting to the donors of the project, including progress reports, and country work-plans. The scope of works can be divided into 3 areas:
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum Masters degree in development studies, political science, law, social sciences, or other related fields.
Shortlisted candidates may be contacted for an interview.
Offerors must send the following documents.
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on a Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs.
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
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