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Digital Innovation & Scaling Lead
|Location :||Home-Based/Travel as required|
|Application Deadline :||15-Jun-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 :||6 Months (extension based on performance and budget availability)|
Emerging and future digital technologies and the opportunities they offer will profoundly improve the lives of those furthest behind. Recognizing this potential, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched an organization-wide digital transformation that will splice digital into its DNA—harnessing its potential to do good for more people, better and faster. UNDP’s 2019-2021 Digital Strategy has created a new UNDP Digital Unit, charged with leading the next wave of innovation in sustainable development.
UNDP is the development arm of the United Nations. Present in 170 countries with over 17,000 people, UNDP works on the world’s biggest problems: extreme poverty, climate change, good governance, renewable energy, crisis prevention, and women’s empowerment, among others.
We are leveraging the power and agility of digital to propel all people forward, starting with digital initiative development, scaling innovation, and communicating this organizational change internally and externally. To achieve this, we need a team that's nimble, that's passionate, that has the technical skills required to help close the digital divide. Are you one of these people? Read more about our digital strategy here.
To bring digital around the globe, we need someone who can work directly with digital innovations that show a high potential for global impact to make them successful.
The position of the Digital Innovation & Scaling lead will be part of the team under Chief Digital Officer and report to the Chief Digital Officer.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Digital Innovation & Scaling Lead is responsible for the following:
Supporting digital innovation and impact at scale
Manage and coordinate digital and innovation support services
Innovation Portfolio Management
Staff and Leadership Development in Innovation
Innovation Tracking, KPI management
Ability to make new and useful ideas work Level 5: Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them
Ability to persuade others to follow Level 5: Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Level 5: Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Level 5: Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to build strong and sustainable relationships and capability to interact at all levels within the organization.
• Ability to deliver in a high pressure environment
• Ability to handle complex situations and multiple responsibilities simultaneously, mixing long-term projects with the urgency of immediate demands.
• Ability to collaborate with and achieve actionable results
• Ability to develop digital initiatives and oversee the development of long-term plans and proposals to support business objectives
• Ability to challenge, convince and manage multiple stakeholders
• Ability to effectively drive business, culture, and technology change in a dynamic and complex operating environment.
• Strong business acumen; understands the key financial drivers and dynamics related to growth and revenue goals
• Full knowledge of project, risk and operations management
• Ability to formulate and allocate budgets
• Strong conceptual thinking to develop new strategies & innovative projects
• Self-motivated and able to work with a high degree of autonomy
• Fully committed and motivated to achieve the aims of UNDP and the SDGs
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Applicants are reviewed based on the 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:
Being responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (70 points)
Candidates with a minimum scored of 49 points (70% of 70 points) will be short-listed for the financial evaluation, and an interview may be needed.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest-priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The financial proposal should specify an all-inclusive daily fee (based on an 8-hour working day with 1-hour lunch included - and an estimated 21.75 days per month).
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
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 a contract with UNDP.
The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of Digital Innovating & Scaling Lead and will be responsible for the fulfillment of the deliverables as specified above.
Payment to the Individual Contractor will be made based on the actual number of days worked, deliverables accepted, and upon certification of satisfactory completion by the manager.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - UNDP P11 Form for ICs
Annex 2 - IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 4 – RLA Template
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.