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International Consultants on Digital Transformation and E-parliament (2 LOTS)
|Location :||Yerevan, ARMENIA|
|Application Deadline :||06-Aug-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 :||Seven months (60 consultancy days per LOT)|
“Modern Parliament for a Modern Armenia” UNDP project is designed to strengthen the National Assembly in its new and fundamentally enhanced role within the governance system in carrying out key functions of law-making, oversight, and representation. With a long-term goal of enhancing the overall effectiveness of the Parliament as a policy-making institution, the project is designed to support the newly elected National Assembly to take the advantage of the modern governance tools and mechanisms that are focusing on improved quality, transparency and inclusiveness of parliamentary operations and enhanced parliamentary capacity for gender-responsive policymaking.
The three components of the project are focused on the areas of Legislative capacity, Legislative transparency, and Legislative responsiveness. To that end, a three-stage strategy will be applied: (i) catalytic stage of needs assessment, strategic agenda-setting, and pilots of the designed approaches, (ii) full-fledged implementation of the strategic agenda, tested approaches and activities, (iii) evaluation of the implementation, policy recommendations, and project closure.
As digital revolution is transforming the world at unprecedented speed, digital technologies proved essential for institutional continuity and demand by people in terms of connecting and exchanging information. The MAP Project recognized the need of a young parliamentary democracy to develop tools for increased accountability and transparency of the NA. Hence, the Project is set to provide technical support to the National Assembly in terms of a roadmap and a strategic vision and approach to digital transformation. Thus, the MAP Project shall develop a technology transfer for remote deliberation system based on assessment results towards identifying new processes as well as designing e-parliament in a team of six consultants for each of the fields.
E-Parliament technologies, knowledge and standards will be designed to capture the NA business processes and embodies the values of collaboration, inclusiveness, participation and openness to the people.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will act under the overall supervision of UNDP MAP Project CTA to address the issues crisis planning, namely develop a concept and solutions for an e- Parliament system tailored for the NA needs and a Strategy for Digital Transformation of the NA of Armenia.
1. Digital Transformation Assessment
1. Digital Transformation Assessment
Payment will be conducted in the following instalments upon completion of the tasks under each output and approval of deliverables by UNDP MAP Project:
In case of the mission visit, an addition to the consultancy fee the expert will be paid the cost of economy class round trip ticket, terminal and visa (if needed) expenses, as well as DSA during in country missions according to the established UNDP rates and procedures.
Required Skills and Experience
INDIVIDUAL CANDIDATES WILL BE EVALUATED BASED ON THE FOLLOWING METHODOLOGY:
Candidates will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of the applicants' technical qualifications, experience and financial proposal.The contract will be awarded to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as technically responsive/compliant/acceptable to the requirements of the ToR and received the highest cumulative (technical and financial) score out of below defined technical and financial criteria.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 70 points
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation - max. 30 points.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.
General Conditions of Contract is available here: GENERAL CONDITIONS OF CONTRACT
Note: Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach).
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.