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Logistics and Communications Support Consultant
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||11-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||6 months|
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.
UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), 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. Working in support of the Regional Bureaus, the GPN also aims to provide rapid and integrated support to UNDP country offices, combining policy advice, technical expertise, financial resources, agile tools and procedures, and partnerships. Within the GPN, the Crisis Bureau guides UNDP’s corporate crisis and fragility-related strategies and vision for crisis prevention, response and recovery and lead corporate support in response to crisis.
Support to country operations is coordinated by the Country Support Management Team (CSMT), working closely within the GPN, with the GPN Crisis and Fragility Policy and Engagement Team, the GPN SDG Integrator Team and GPN technical teams. The overall goal of the CSMT is to ensure strong, coherent and coordinated support to country offices (COs), as it relates to crisis and fragility, within the full spectrum of the GPN’s service offer. The CSMT steers the effective interaction of GPN Teams, Regional Bureau/Regional Hub and CO counterparts for integrated country support. It ensures that UNDP corporate support is provided before, during and after crises (in line with UNDP Standard Operating Procedures during the response phase). The CSMT aims to provide regular analytical updates in consultation with Regional Bureaus to support early warning and early action. It also supports and coordinates the GPN crisis response capacity and takes the lead in a UNDP-wide approach to strengthen UNDP capacity in preventing, preparing for, responding to and recovering from crisis.
UNDP COVID-19 Webinars, a key medium of communication throughout all of UNDP, was created in March 2020 by CSMT, as an internal communication tool to aid in the UNDP’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Webinar is a way to share knowledge around COVID-19 response and inspire colleagues across the globe to seek synergies across UNDP’s units and Country Offices. The webinar topics span across the entire work of the UNDP, including that of all Country Offices. The webinars occur three days a week and last approximately 30 minutes each.
UNDP will engage a Consultant to support CSMT operations and logistics, administrative, events/meetings organization and travel functions. In addition, the Programme Support Consultant will be responsible for all phases of the COVID-19 webinar production, including but not limited to Pre-production, communication and logistics, promotions, hosting of the live production, post-production, and dissemination.
The consultant will work as part of the Country Support Management Team, within the Crisis Bureau at UNDP Headquarters in New York and will report to the Country Support Management Team Leader. The consultant will also work closely with the SURGE Academy Project Manager, the Deployments Communication and Outreach Consultant, and the IDA Communications Consultant.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Consultant will:
1. Process and support operations and travel logistics for the CSMT
2. Coordinate, host, and manage the day-to-day organization of the UNDP Webinar series
?3. Provide administrative support to CSMT
The following deliverables/actions will be provided on an ongoing basis:
Required Skills and Experience
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. Shortlisted candidates will also be invited for an Interview. This interview will not be scored.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
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.
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