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Consultant - National Youth Parliament Review
|Location :||home based, SOLOMON ISLANDS|
|Application Deadline :||24-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||22 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||between November to December 2020|
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 Solomon Islands National Development Strategy (NDS) 2016-2035 recognizes a visionary pathway to improving the social and economic livelihoods of all Solomon Islanders. It sets out a framework for development policies, priorities and programmes, providing a single reference point and common direction over the next twenty years that all stakeholders can follow. Several NDS objectives cover youth such as Objective 2 which focuses on poverty alleviation and the equitable provision of basic services. Another priority relates to the promotion of inclusive and effective partnerships with all relevant stakeholders.
In line with the Government’s priorities identified in the NDS and as part of its efforts to strengthen the participation of young people in national development process, the National Parliament together with the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs organized the first National Youth Parliament Program in September 2009. The model was ‘School Based’ so 50 senior students from the 50 constituencies in Solomon Islands were brought into Honiara to participate. Senior high schools in the constituencies conduct debate competition, some speech competitions and the best student get selected to participate in the Youth Parliament program. Some constituencies do not have senior high schools thus sent in students from Community High Schools (CHS).
It was evident from the outcome of the first NYP that both students and teachers appreciate the program as it helps senior secondary students understand in detail the working of Parliament which was covered in their social science syllabus. The success of this first NYP paved the way for succeeding forums which is held every 2 years (2012, 2014 and 2016) which followed the same school-based model as first NYP. In 2018, the National Youth Parliament Committee decided to host the first “Community Based” model which was very successful with youths from different fields and works of life participating. The working committee is made up of selected staff from the Youth Division, Ministry of Women Youth, Children and Family Affairs and staff from the Education Unit, National Parliament of Solomon Islands.
The next NYP was scheduled for September 2020, however with the Covid-19 pandemic, the program has been postponed to 20201. To date the program has been running for ten years.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The National Parliament will engage a technical expert to:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The Consultant will play a vital role in ensuring a new national youth parliament model is developed for the 2021 Solomon Islands National Youth Parliament.
Duration of the Work
The assignment will be from November to December 2020 (22 days).
The IC will be home-based (Solomon Islands)
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree or equivalent in Governance, Political Science, Social Sciences, or related field.
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be a fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables and as per below percentages:
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.
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.
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 to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.
Women applicants are encouraged to apply