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Consultancy – Disability Inclusion Specialist, BPPS/Governance, BPPS/Governance Team/UNDP
|Location :||Home Based until Covid 19 restrictions are lifted then New York, HQ, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||21-Jun-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||HIV, Health and Development|
|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 :||260 working days within 12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||260 working days within 12 months (with possibility of extension for 12 months subject to funds|
UNDP is the UN Development Programme and works in some 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results.
Strongly committed to the 2030 Agenda and the principles of leaving no one behind, UNDP targets the most vulnerable populations, including persons with disabilities (PwD) in its interventions. As articulated in the Strategic Plan for 2018-2021, UNDP strives to address the fundamental development challenges through multisectoral, integrated solutions for the provision of adequate employment and incomes for vulnerable populations, addressing structural barriers and providing basic social protection and effective services and infrastructure, particularly for people with disabilities (PwD). This also requires establishing and maintaining inclusive, responsive and accountable governance at national and local levels, which requires ensuring the inclusion of women, youth, people with disabilities and other traditionally marginalized groups. The UNDP Disability Guidance Note provides guidance on how to include disability in the various areas of UNDP programming and operations. UNDP also hosts the Secretariat of the UN Partnership of the Rights of Peoples with Disabilities (UNPRPD) within the Governance Team, BPPS, and from June 2020 will assume the rotational Chair of the Partnership.
In June 2019, the Secretary-General launched the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS) to create a basis for a lasting change in disability inclusion across the work of the UN system. It includes a policy and accountability framework to strengthen system-wide accessibility and mainstreaming of the rights of persons with disabilities across the Organization’s operations. The implementation of the Strategy creates an important opportunity for UNDP to strengthen existing efforts and integrate the rights of persons with disabilities through all development work and boost international partnership building around inclusive development, ensuring stronger commitment and action to “leave no-one behind”.
UNDP is looking for a consultant to provide policy and programmatic support on disability inclusion. The consultant will function as the focal point for disability inclusion for BPPS, the UNDP liaison with the UNPRPD Secretariat, and will work closely with the Bureau of Management Services (BMS) and focal points in other bureaux to support and coordinate the implementation and reporting of the UNDIS.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
Ability to make new and useful ideas work.
Ability to persuade others to follow
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction.
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform.
Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement
Ability to perform administrative and procedural activities to ensure that quality requirements and goals are fulfilled.
Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.
Rights of persons with disabilities:
In-depth understanding of policy issues related to the rights of persons with disabilities.
Stakeholder Collaboration & Partnerships
Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with other UN entities, development partners, donors, and relevant stakeholders.
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on 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:
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - UNDP P-11 Form for ICs
Annex 2 - IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 4 – RLA Template
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to email@example.com
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.
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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.