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Co-ordination support to the Global Alliance for Reporting on Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies
|Location :||Home based (during COVID-19 telecommuting arrangements and New York City Offices)., UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|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 :||12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months|
Agenda 2030 and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16 breaks new ground in development thinking as it is the first time that Peace, Justice and Inclusion are being addressed in an explicit global development goal with detailed targets. It is widely acknowledged that SDG 16 is both an end in itself and a crucial part of delivering sustainable development in all countries. Five years into the implementation of 2030, the 2019 Sustainable Development Goals Report and the SDG Summit Political Declaration highlight that despite increased advocacy and implementation on SDG 16, indicators are largely trending in the wrong direction.
Following the July 2019 High-level Political Forum at which SDG 16 was under thematic review and the first quadrennial review of the 2030 Agenda at the SDG Summit in September 2019, it is now imperative for SDG 16+ action and implementation to be accelerated in demonstrable terms as part of the Decade of Action. The first thematic review of SDG 16 highlighted the urgent need for increased political and financial investment in SDG 16+ and to draw on the potential of SDG 16 as an enabler of the whole of Agenda 2030. This consultancy will support UNDP’s effort to continue to support countries to deliver on SDG 16+ by collecting and monitoring SDG 16 data to inform policies and implementation, and by facilitating partnerships and peer-learning to identify and document what works to advance SDG 16 targets. The consultant will be part of UNDP’s Governance Team.
The consultant will additionally support UNDP’s role as host of the Secretariat for the Global Alliance for reporting progress on Just, Peaceful and Inclusive Societies. The Global Alliance is a coordinating platform for UN Member States, private sector, civil society, and international entities to work together to promote peaceful, just, and inclusive societies. The Global Alliance leverages reporting processes to enable diverse actors to define shared goals, and innovative, evidence-based action to achieve them. It is led by a Steering Committee including Member States; civil society organisations; and private sector companies. Co-facilitators include UNDP, UNESCO, UNHCR, UNODC, UN Women, OHCHR and the United Nations Global Compact
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will work under the supervision of the UNDP Advisor on SDG 16 and closely with the Global Alliance Coordinator. A key task will be to support UNDP’s work on SDG 16 to advance programming and knowledge management, including as host of the Global Alliance on SDG 16. This involves supporting facilitation of peer-exchange and consultations; develop design and delivery of innovative, well-organised online and offline events and consultations on SDG 16+, assisting with coordination meetings with other SDG 16+ initiatives; quarterly Global Alliance Steering Committee meetings; bi-weekly Global Alliance Secretariat meetings and periodic meetings with key partners. The Consultant will also take part in UNDPs policy and programmatic work on SDG16.
Tasks will include, but not be limited to:
Expected outputs and deliverables: (total
Support organisation of Global Alliance coordination, meetings, and workshops (30 days)
Familiarity with key concepts of, and approaches to, monitoring and evaluation
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience
At least Master’s or higher Degree in Social Sciences, Human Rights, Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations or related field
• Fluency in English, both written and oral, required.
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 a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
* Technical Criteria: weight 70% (desk review and interview)
* Financial Criteria weight 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 490 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
Technical Evaluation (700 points, Weight 70%)
All applicants will be initially screened against the minimum qualification requirements as specified above.
Responsive candidates will then be further evaluated against the following criteria:
DESK REVIEW OF TECHNICAL CRITERIA AS EVIDENT IN THE SUBMITTED APPLICATION:
The maximum points that can be achieved in the desk review is 450 points.
Only top 4 applicants obtaining a minimum of 315 points (70% of points obtainable in the desk review: Criterion 1-3) will be considered for an interview (Criterion 4).
The total obtainable score on the interview is 250 points bringing the total points for the technical evaluation to a maximum of 700 points.
Candidates obtaining less than 175 points during the interview (70 % of points obtainable during the interview) will be directly disqualified.
Only those candidates who obtain a total technical score of 490 points and above on the technical evaluation will be considered for financial evaluation and will be asked to submit a financial proposal.
Financial evaluation (300 points, Weight 30%)
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
For the General Conditions of contracts for the Services of Individual Contractors, see http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf.
Note: only shortlisted candidates will be invited to submit a financial proposal. Please do not include your financial proposal in your technical application package.
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
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 contract with UNDP.
The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of UNDP Advisor on SDG 16 and closely with the Global Alliance Coordinator and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
The /UNDP/ BPPS/ G&PB will provide office space and internet facility, the contractor is expected to bring his/her own laptop and mobile phone and meet local communications costs
While telecommuting from country of application, the consultant is expected to be available during New York business hours.
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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.