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International Consultant to Organise Tourism B2B Meetings in Kyrgyzstan
|Location :||Home-based with travel to Kyrgyzstan|
|Application Deadline :||04-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||estimated from 01/07/2020 to 31/05/2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||app. 20 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.
The “Aid for Trade for Central Asia” project promotes inclusive, green economic growth through promoting trade and enhancing national competitiveness and sustainable development.
The AFT project in phase IV focuses on supporting Central Asian countries in promoting inclusive and sustainable growth patterns in rural areas and within green productive sectors. The project works on the macro (policy), meso (trade support institutions) and micro (SMEs & producers) levels ensuring that interventions at the three levels are mutually supportive to ensure a focused impact level. Two cross-cutting themes are gender equality and environmental sustainability.
The AFT project conducted a study for the definition of 3 products of CA countries, which have the best potential in terms of job creation and exports. The study identified the tourism sector (slow tourism) as one of the areas of potential. In 2020, the project will support the tourism sector with active market linkages including to Finnish customers.
In order to carry out this work, the Aid for Trade project intends to involve a well-qualified International Consultant to organize B2B meetings in Kyrgyzstan with tourism sectors actors from Finland. The International Consultant will closely work with the AFT project team and local actors and should establish business links between the Finnish and Kyrgyz tourism sectors, preferably with agreements.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Project Manager of Aid for Trade project in IRH, the International Consultant (IC) will undertake the following tasks:
Pre-B2B: preparation work should include:
Logistical arrangements in Kyrgyzstan will be organised by the project in order to accommodate the needs of stakeholders from the Finnish tourism sector. The logistical arrangements include land transportation and where need be meeting rooms but will not include hotel accommodation, food etc. Travel will only be possible if national authorities will allow to do so. Strict sanitary measures implemented by national authorities to avoid possible spreading need to be adhered to.
Required Skills and Experience
Evaluation of Applicants
Applicants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposals. The award of the contract should be made to the applicant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: responsive/compliant/acceptable, and having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical (P11 desk reviews and interviews) and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Only candidates who receive min 70% of points in desk review (Criteria A- G) will be considered for the financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation – max. 35 points:
The application submission is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications.
Step 1: Interested candidates must include the following documents when submitting the applications (Please group all your documents into a single PDF attachment as the system only allows one document to be uploaded).
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and requested to provide a financial offer.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://on.undp.org/t7fJs.
Qualified women and members of minorities are encouraged to apply.
Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.