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|Location :||Home-based with no travel.|
|Application Deadline :||30-Oct-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||8d 12h 12m|
|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 November 2020 – 15 July 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||up to a maximum of 120 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.
Regional Youth Project on Leadership, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Youth Co:Lab)
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development recognizes the important role of youth in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 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 today 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 processes, which further contributes to their marginalization and exclusion.
Co-created in 2017 by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Citi Foundation, Youth Co:Lab aims to establish a common agenda for Asia-Pacific countries to invest in and empower youth to accelerate implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through leadership, social innovation and entrepreneurship. By developing 21st century skills, catalyzing and sustaining youth-led startups and social enterprises across the region, Youth Co:Lab is positioning young people front and center in order to solve the region’s most pressing challenges. In addition to supporting youth entrepreneurship, Youth Co:Lab also works closely with multiple stakeholders across the region, including governments, civil society and the private sector, to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem and policy support to better enable young people to take the lead on new solutions that will help meet the SDGs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
Youth Co:Lab’s research and thought leadership component seeks to generate knowledge regarding means to strengthen the ecosystem for youth social entrepreneurship, innovation and leadership in Asia-Pacific, and to disseminate knowledge in order to influence ecosystem change. It aims to enhance the visibility of Youth Co:Lab’s mission to position young people front and center in order to solve the region's most pressing challenges and to contribute to building a movement to advance this vision. Research and thought leadership are cross-cutting to Youth Co:Lab and are closely integrated with programming as well as with communications and impact measurement functions. In particular, action-oriented research is designed to contribute to specific ecosystem-strengthening objectives at the national level under Youth Co:Lab ‘upstream’ workplans.
The Research Consultant will provide support in the conceptualization, delivery and dissemination of Youth Co:Lab knowledge products, in close collaboration with the UNDP BRH Regional Youth Team and UNDP country offices. This will include supporting national Youth Co:Lab programmes to use action-oriented research to support policy influencing and ecosystem strengthening in line with programme objectives. The Consultant will:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
The consultant is expected to achieve the following deliverables:
The Research Consultant will report to the Regional Youth Project Manager and Coordinator at UNDP BRH and will work in close collaboration with the UNDP BRH Youth team as well as UNDP Country offices and other key parties as required.
The success of the project depends on the timely delivery of each component. The Consultant should ensure timely identification of potential risks and signal any delays in deliverables. The contract will be effective immediately upon signature by UNDP.
UNDP BRH 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 BRH. Payments will be approved by the Regional Youth Project Manager and Coordinator at UNDP BRH.
The present ToR may be subject to modification, without changing the overall objective and the scope of work, on the basis of mutual consultations. UNDP will hold the copyright of the assignment deliverables.
Duration of Work:
In accordance with the requirements above, The Consultant is expected to commit to a maximum of 120 working days for a period of 15 November 2020 – 15 July 2021.
The consultancy will be managed by the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. The consultancy is home-based with no travel required.
Required Skills and Experience
The consultant should possess the following expertise and qualifications:
Scope of 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 fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs 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. 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.
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 shortlisted candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.
Annex I - ToR_Research Consultant
***All documents can be downloaded at: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=71568
For any clarification regarding this assignment please write to firstname.lastname@example.org under subject: JobAds 94733- Reserach Consultant.