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Consultant to provide Crowdfunding Support for Youth-led Social Enterprises in Asia and the Pacific
|Location :||Home-based with no travel., THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||04-Oct-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 :||15 October 2020 - 30 April 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to a maximum of 60 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 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes the important role of youth in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) and calls for action against the challenges faced by young people that limits their economic, social and political inclusion. Today, young people are more connected, more creative, more informed and more persuasive than any previous generation. Young people are responding to the challenges of the day with innovative approaches, contributing fresh ideas, creating the world they want, and driving human development for themselves, their communities and their societies. But at the same time, approximately 300 million young people are either unemployed or underemployed . In other words, nearly half of the 700 million young people in the region face economic insecurity. In addition, many young people are left out of decision-making process, which further contributes to their marginalization and exclusion.
2) Regional Youth Project on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Youth Co: Lab)
The Regional Youth Project on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Youth CoLab) is UNDP’s multi-dimensional and multi-level response to tackle the challenges of young people, including the most marginalized, face today in the Asia-Pacific region. Its main objective is to “establish a common agenda for Asia-Pacific countries to invest and empower youth to accelerate implementation of the Global Goals through social innovation and entrepreneurship”. Specifically, the project focuses on establishing a network to foster youth-led social entrepreneurship, supporting youth leadership initiatives, and providing grants for incubation financial mechanisms to fund youth-led programmes aimed at achieving the SDGs.
3) Youth Co:Lab Springboard Programme
The underlying main causes for this challenge, as identified by the Youth Co:Lab Theory of Change, are a lack of availability and impact of business support services for young social entrepreneurs, weak individual capabilities and social networks for young social entrepreneurs, and a lack of enabling environment, including relevant policies, regulations and financing mechanisms.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
o The Consultant shall submit a workplan and get approval from UNDP before implementing the crowdfunding campaign.
o Together with Youth Co:Lab startup support team, design a crowdfunding toolkit and convene a series of capacity building online workshop for entrepreneurs.
o Work with selected young social entrepreneurs on crowdfunding and identify the most suitable crowdfunding platform and strategy.
o Design and launch crowdfunding campaigns for 3 Youth Co:Lab Portfolio Start-ups.
o Monitoring and evaluation
o Other tasks related to crowdfunding campaigns as assigned
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
UNDP will have the following responsibilities: (i) Provide relevant documents; (ii) Discuss and agree on the methodologies of the assignment; and (iii) Monitor and evaluate the progress of the assignment. The contract and payments will be performance-based and regularly assessed by the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub.
The present ToR may be subject to modification, without changing the overall objective and the scope of work, on the basis of mutual agreement. UNDP will hold the copyright of the assignment deliverables.
Duration of Work:
Required Skills and Experience
The consultant should possess the following expertise and qualifications:
Experience and required skills:
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
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.
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.
Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer:
Evaluation Method and Criteria
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 (70 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Applicant receiving the Highest Combined Score and has accepted UNDP's General Terms and Conditions will be awarded the contract.
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested candidates 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 II - General_Terms_and_Conditions_for_Contracts_Individual_Consultants
For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to firstname.lastname@example.org under subject: JobAds 94009- Consultant to provide Crowdfunding Support for Youth-led Social Enterprises in Asia and the Pacific .