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consultant; Financing options for Fund Management functions of UNDP Funding Windows, GPN Joint Directorate
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||30-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||deliverables due by 31 March 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||possible extension based on availability of funds and satisfactory contract performance|
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.
Established in 2016, the UNDP Funding Windows are a pooled, flexible funding mechanism that provide a strategic opportunity for partners to contribute to achieving the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development in the areas of Poverty and Inequality, Nature, Climate and Energy, Governance Peacebuilding, Crisis and Resilience, and Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.
Since their inception, the Funding Windows have mobilized $268 million, $103 million of which was received in 2019 alone. In addition, to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and as part of UNDP’s Rapid Response Facility (RRF), the Funding Windows successfully disbursed US$30 million.
The UNDP Funding Windows were established with a clear segregation of functions and duties across fund management, fund administration, donor coordination and resource mobilization, and coordination with country offices. These functions represent the nucleus of the ‘Fund Management function’, and are undertaken by several units, including the Bureau for Policy & Programme Support (BPPS), the Crisis Bureau (CB), the Bureau for Management Services (BMS), the Bureau for External Relations and Advocacy (BERA), and the Regional Bureaux.
The Global Policy Network (GPN) is a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan. As part of the GPN, the Crisis Bureau and the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) work in an integrated manner to address development issues. With a deep understanding of UNDP’s strategic and operational vision of the GPN, the Joint Directorate empowers teams and units within BPPS and CB to act as critical partners under a nexus approach.
The Global Shared Services Unit (GSSU) within the Bureau for Management Services (BMS) supports all UNDP offices and units with the provision of transactional services. This includes a core set of transactions in Finance that are already being handled by the Global Shared Service Unit (GSSU) in Kuala Lumpur. The GSSU is led by the Director, who reports to the Deputy Director of Bureau for Management Services (BMS).
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
Working under the direct supervision of the Funding Windows Manager, Global Policy Network, and in partnership with the GPN, the regional bureaus, BMS HQ, and GSSU, the consultant is expected to deliver the following responsibilities:
Support management discussions on the above options, with the following deliverables:
Provide UNDP with the tools to manage the Funding Windows:
As relevant, identification of possible enhancements to corporate mechanisms, such as the Financial Dashboard of the Administrator or Funding Reports, to help inform the evolution of fund management functions vis-à-vis its financing.
The consultant will produce the following:
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (70 points):
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the UNDP Funding Windows Fund Manager and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.