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Local Project Officer - ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation
|Location :||Bangkok, Thailand with possible travel, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||27-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||9 months from October 2020 to 7 July 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to a maximum of 110 working days|
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.
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements and sustainable urbanisation. It is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. Leading efforts to advance UN system-wide coherence for sustainable urbanisation, UN-Habitat is playing a key role implementing the Goal 11 of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in September 2015 as well as the New Urban Agenda (NUA) adopted in Quito, Ecuador in October 2016.
Since 2008, UN-Habitat and the ASEAN Secretariat have engaged in a variety of UN and ASEAN Secretariat engagements. Most notably, UN-Habitat has been developing a new generation of sub-regional programmes which target all or selected ASEAN countries, especially in the area of cities and climate change. Meanwhile, the Bangkok Office of UN-Habitat is increasingly engaged in knowledge programmes with fellow UN agencies, on issues of migration, health, resilience and urban data in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and implementation of the New Urban Agenda.
Half of the 600 million people in the ASEAN region already live in urban areas and by 2025 a further 70 million people in ASEAN will be city dwellers. Seeking to address this “mega-trend” of urbanization, the ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation Strategy (ASUS) was launched at the 22nd ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting in November 2018, as one of the initiatives under the ‘Sustainable Infrastructure’ strategic area of the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025.
Nearly one year after its launch, the ASUS and its two accompanying toolkits remains key to raising the standards of living of the citizens of ASEAN, enhancing shared prosperity of cities and regions, as well as strengthening climate action and resilience. In this regard, the period between 2020-2021 will be crucial to accelerating the implementation of the ASUS, with a special emphasis on small to medium-sized cities and intermediate cities, which are witnessing most of the growth in the ASEAN region over recent years and which will continue to exhibit significant upward population and economic trends.
As such, the accelerated implementation of ASUS will provide ASEAN cities with the opportunity to prioritize actions to achieve sustainable urbanisation, while implementing practical activities customised to their unique city contexts, designed to raise the standards of living of those within ASEAN which lie at the core of the New Urban Agenda and ASEAN Community Vision 2025.
Towards this end, the ASUS has been disseminated to city networks in ASEAN, with many cities in each of these networks sharing common priorities and concerns. While some technical support is provided through the various city networks in ASEAN, further resources are needed to help cities develop credible action plans and/or financially viable project proposals. As part of this project, an implementation plan integrating several initiatives and intended to accelerate sustainable urbanization during the period of January 2020-June 2021 (Phase 1) could support the achievement of the expected ASUS outcomes by 2025, with a second phase of intensified action at the local level between 2022 to 2025.
In summary, these initiatives and proposed key outputs in Phase 1 includes:
Duties and Responsibilities
The Local Project Officer - ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation, will be responsible for the coordination of project development and management of the project in the city location. The regular tasks include:
City Technical Support
Country Office support
Monitoring and Evaluation
Expected Outputs and Deliverables?
With reference to the tasks captured in the scope of work in the previous section, the Local Project Officer will be required to complete and provide the following deliverables as part of the contract:
The project will place a Local Project Officer in each of the selected ASEAN pilot cities. Under the overall guidance of the UN-Habitat Regional Representative, Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific, and with direct supervision of the Chief of UN-Habitat Bangkok Office supported by the Project Team Leader - ASEAN Sustainable Urbanisation. In each country, the UN-Habitat Country Office will help assess the performance of the Local Project Officer and provide inputs to substantive activities.
Duration of Work
The duration of assignment will be from October 2020 to 7 July 2021 over 9 months (part time). The maximum no. of working days is expected to be 110 days.
The assignment is based in Bangkok, Thailand as a duty station with domestic travel expected along with the possibility of international travel in the South-East Asia region.
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
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 upon verification of completion of deliverables/outputs and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a report indicating deliverables in the period and as per below percentages:
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.
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent. The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP living allowance rates.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology…
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 100 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% of the total technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation. Interview session may be conducted if needed.
Applicant receiving the Highest Combined Score and has accepted UNDP's General Terms and Conditions will be awarded the contract.? The successful candidate will hold a UNDP letter of appointment;
Recommended Presentation of Offer
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The short-listed candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified
Annex I - TOR_UNHabitat_LocalProjectOfficer_Thailand
***All documents can be downloaded at: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=68801
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