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Project Support Consultant
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||02-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||5 months (max 100 working days)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||5 months (max 100 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.
UNDP is the UN's global development network advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP’s vision is to support countries in achieving the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
Under the overall guidance of the Team Leader/Programme Specialist, Programme Associate and supervision of Project Managers as relevant of the Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy (DGSA) of UNDP Thailand, the Project Support Consultant will be responsible for providing strategic project implementation and administration support to on-going projects under the DGSA portfolio. He/she will be responsible to assist the Project Manager and/or Programme Associate in the strategic time bound, quantifiable and predefined deliverables as part of the complete project implementation. This will also ensure the overall administration, financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, ICT aspects of the project are inline and is consistent with UNDP rules and regulations. Under the direct guidance of the PM, PA and or other team member, the consultant will also undertake demand driven and time sensitive tasks which are directly supportive of the overall objectives of the project deliverables as per the annual workplan.
The Project Support Consultant will be based in the UNDP Thailand Office and will work closely with the Programme, Operations, Communications and other project teams in UNDP Thailand, and UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub for effective achievement of results, anticipating and contributing to resolving complex programme/project-related issues and information delivery. The incumbent is also expected to provide advisory services ensuring full compliance with UNDP programming, financial, procurement and administrative rules, regulations, policies and strategies, as well as implementation of the effective internal control systems.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Project Support Consultant will work with project teams to provide support in implementing various project activities in Thailand. The scope of work includes deliverables directly linked to payments and will also include the following: all financial approvals and or approvals linked to award of contracts are excluded from this scope of work.
The consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables:
Instututional Arrangements: Under the overall guidance of the Team Leader/Programme Specialist and Programme Associate - Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy of UNDP Thailand, the consultant will report directly to and work closely with the Project Manager as assigned and be an office based assignment located at the UNDP premises located at United Nations Service Building, Rajdamnern Nok Avenue, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand.?
Duration of the Work: 15 June – 15 November 2020, with a maximum of 100 working days.
Required Skills and Experience
Years of experience:
Required Documents: Interested individuals must submit the following documents /information to demonstrate their qualification, experience and suitability to undertake the assignment. All supporting documents (a-c) must be part of the detailed CV and uploaded as one document:
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the Cumulative analysis.
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as
Daily (based on time sheet)
Each payment shall be made within two weeks after the receipt of approved timesheet.
Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period
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.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent.