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Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) Project Specialist and Coordinator for Asia and Pacific
|Location :||Home Based until restrictions of Covid-19 are lifted then Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jul-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||261 working days: Possible extension subject to availability of funds & satisfactory performance|
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy and programme work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office (CO) levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep, local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. Within this context, UNDP invests in a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.
Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. BPPS supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data driven including in its programme support efforts.
Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) is a joint initiative of the OECD and UNDP designed to support developing countries to strengthen national tax administrations through building tax audit capacity and through sharing this knowledge with other countries. Under TIWB, tax audit experts work alongside local officials of developing country tax administrations on tax audit related issues. TIWB aims to strengthen tax administrations by transferring technical know-how and skills to developing countries’ tax auditors, and through the sharing of tax audit practices and dissemination of knowledge products. Apart from tax audits, TIWB is also launching a number of pilots to support countries in tax and crime investigations and effective use of automatically exchanged information. Even as COVID-19 has made assistance more complex, TIWB is stepping up to provide remote assistance as an alternative delivery mechanism of assistance where feasible. This has underscored the importance of TIWB’s potential contributions, as countries the world over struggle to mobilize resources for the recovery.
The core objectives of TIWB are to:
TIWB is managed under the Finance Sector Hub (FSH) in UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), with resource persons embedded in the SDG finance teams in Pretoria and Bangkok and a back office in Istanbul.?
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
More specifically, for this assignment, UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) is seeking a resource person to manage TIWB more actively across developing and transition economies in Asia Pacific, with a particular focus on multi-stakeholder engagement, programme and knowledge engagement, and outreach engagement. Close collaboration with the TIWB Secretariat, the UNDP TIWB Global Project Manager and the UNDP Finance Sector Hub is required. The position will be embedded in and support on a day-to-day basis the Asia Pacific Finance Hub in Bangkok and work as part of the Global Policy Network.
1) Strategic and Multi-stakeholder Engagement:
2) Policy and Programme Support:
3. Knowledge Management:
4) Outreach Engagement
Collaborate in organizing TIWB related events, including Governing Board Meetings, Technical Advisory Board Meetings, International Conferences, Side-events, amongst others.
Expected outputs and deliverables:
Required Skills and Experience
Master's degree in economics, development studies, public administration or related field is required.
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.
If the Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.
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:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (70 points): [ Desk review: (35 points) + Short Written Test: (20) + Interview: (15 points)]
Having reviewed applications received, UNDP will invite candidates with a minimum of 70% in the desk review for a short technical test
Having reviewed applications received and technical test, UNDP will invite the top five/ six candidates with a minimum of 70% in the desk review and technical test for interview
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be invited to submit financial proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be submitted through the UNDP eTendering Portal as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates. Only shortlisted candidates will be granted access to the eTendering event during this phase.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
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.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
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.
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.