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Coordination Support & Knowledge Management
|Location :||Suva, FIJI|
|Application Deadline :||22-May-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National 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 :||Between June to December 2020|
The consultancy is located within the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office in Fiji, with multi country responsibilities for Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu. The UN Resident Coordinator (RC) provides leadership to the Pacific Joint UN Country Team and the UN’s programming work, as outlined in the UN Pacific Strategy, in support of national priorities. The RC has a team composed of national and international staff, forming the Fiji RC Multi-Country Office (RCO), and is based in Suva, Fiji. Twenty-six resident and non-resident UN entities are signatories to the UNPS and members of The Pacific Joint UN Country Team.
Over the past few months the escalating situation of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Pacific is being felt across Pacific Island Countries, where health systems are one of the weakest globally. Countries in the Pacific are particularly vulnerable and will require all humanitarian partners to look at their existing operations to see how they can be reprioritized and adapted. To date, UN has been engaging with development partners and Governments through the Joint Incident Management Team focusing mainly on ongoing health preparedness and response activities and the Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) to look at other key areas of concern such as education, water and sanitation, food security, logistics, livelihoods and early recovery and protection of women, children and other vulnerable groups.
In response to the requests of Governments to support development and implementation of multisectoral plans and in line with the UN Development System Reform Agenda UN’s Resident Coordinator’s office in Fiji is leading a cohesive UN System response to COVID 19 in the Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Palau, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, leveraging the critical expertise and delivery capacities of UN Agencies to ensure a coordinated, system-wide and multi-sectoral approach to a quickly evolving situation.
The proposed consultancy will provide coordination support to the delivery of the RCOs critical functions in coordination with UN colleagues across Pacific. Tasks include but are not limited to supporting RCO team in coordination of UN COVID-19 and TC Harold response and other functions as may be delegated by the RCO Team Leader.
Duties and Responsibilities
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Team Leader, or designated representative of the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Suva, Fiji.
Duration of the Work
Independent Consultant will be based within the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s office in Fiji.
Required Skills and Experience
Graduate degree (Master’s or above) in economics, public policy, development economics, international development, political science, social science, law, international relations, communications, journalism, or other relevant fields. A bachelor’s degree in combination with additional relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of a master’s degree.
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Monthly 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 fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done on a monthly basis upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below:
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.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology…
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%). and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Shortlisted candidates shall be called for an interview which will be used to confirm and/or adjust the technical scores awarded based on documentation submitted.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete, joint proposals and proposals sent to the wrong mailing address will not be accepted and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted.
Women applicants are encouraged to apply
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.