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Moderator on Solevaka (Reducing Inequalities and Eradicating Poverty)
|Location :||home based|
|Application Deadline :||27-Jul-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 :||90 minutes per day for 29 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||August to December 2020|
The SDG Knowledge Platform, Solevaka, forms part of a broader suite of activities under the Pacific SDG Partnership. The Partnership coordinates, delivers and streamlines support for SDG implementation at country and regional level.
Solevaka is the evolution of the Pacific Solution Exchange (PSE) hosted by UNDP in the Pacific since 2010. The PSE community has an 1800 strong membership and was originally developed to centre around the exchange of ideas and issues related to climate change and effective development. Solevaka is a tool. Its real value is in the connections it makes between Pacific policy makers, development practitioners and the private sector and the actions toward elevating the lives of all Pacific people.
It is designed to complement existing information repositories and data portals by providing:
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work/Expected Output
The Solevaka Community of Practice Moderator (Reducing Inequalities and Eradicating Poverty) will support the Solevaka facilitator in moderating dialogue and exchanges in the Communities of Practice (CoP) on reducing inequalities and eradicating poverty. She/ He is expected to spend between 60 to 90 minutes a day to undertake the following requirements:
This will include:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The principal delivery of this consultancy will be the effective facilitation and the moderating of the CoP on Reducing Inequalities and Eradicating Poverty. Other deliverables shall include:
The IC will report directly to Inclusive Growth Deputy Team Leader for approval, acceptance of output etc. The IC is expected to produce an evaluation report at the end of any discussion on the CoP with key insights and recommendations;
IC is expected to provide her/his own resources including computer, internet connection and any other operational costs.
Duration of the Work
The IC will be homebased anywhere in the Pacific and there will be no travel required.
Required Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree or master’s degree in the following fields, Development Studies, Gender, social studies, economics, communications, community engagement and development, stakeholder engagement or a related field.
A Minimum of 10 years work experience in the gender sector or development space is required.
Fluency of English language is required;
Knowledge of the United Nations, the development agenda of the region and gender space is an asset.
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on hourly fee. Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive hourly Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the hourly fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual hours worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days\hours worked in the period.
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Payments will be done upon completion of monthly deliverables/ outputs as below:6 monthly reports on moderated sessions, summaries of exchanges, best practices, lessons learnt and recommendations for improvements going forward.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology Cumulative analysis
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 set of weighted technical criteria (70%). and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information (in one (1) single document as the application supports only one upload) to demonstrate their qualifications:
Incomplete, joint proposals and proposals sent to the wrong mailing address will not be accepted and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted.
Individuals interested in this consultancy should apply and will be reviewed based on their own individual capacity. The successful individual may sign an Individual Contract with UNDP or request his/her employer to sign a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) on their behalf by indicating this in the Offerors letter to Confirming Interest and Availability using Annex II.
Above annexes can be accessed through UNDP website via following link:
Women applicants are encouraged to apply
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.