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National Consultant, Disability Inclusivity
|Location :||Putrajaya, MALAYSIA|
|Application Deadline :||21-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||max 100 man days (5.5 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.
There are over 1 billion persons with disabilities living in the world today. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) and World Bank’s World Report on Disability (2011), the female disability prevalence rate worldwide is 19.2 percent. In Malaysia, there were 453,258 registered Persons with Disabilities (PWD) at the Department of Social Welfare in 2017 with 35.2 percent being physically challenged persons, 34.8 percent with learning disabilities and the remaining were visually and speech impaired persons.
PWDs are often underreported and the most vulnerable during a crisis, disaster and/or emergencies. Crisis situations often create a new group of persons with disabilities who require services, which places an even greater demand on the limited services available.
In June 2019, the United Nations Secretary-General launched the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy (UNDIS) to make the United Nations (UN) an inclusive organization for all. The Strategy establishes the foundation for systemic and sustainable change on disability inclusion across all three pillars of the UN. The Strategy plays a key role in enabling the UN system to support Member States in their achievement of the 2030 Agenda, as well as a range of other development and humanitarian commitments.
Duties and Responsibilities
Key Consultancy Functions
The Consultant will report to the Head of the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator (RCO) and the Disability Inclusion Strategy focal point in the RCO. Specifically, the consultant will be responsible for:
The consultant will also ensure a gender inclusive approach through both targeted and mainstreamed actions to ensure the inclusive of women and girls with disabilities across all activities.
Key Deliverables and Timeline
The consultant is expected carry out the activities over a period of 6 months, taking into consideration the time required for review of deliverables by the Head of the RCO and the Disability Inclusion Strategy focal point, and other stakeholders within the system.
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Management and Leadership
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree or equivalent in international development, political sciences, public administration, public policy, gender studies, sociology, human rights or other relevant social science fields is required.
A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
At least, 5 years of direct experience in programme and project management, monitoring and evaluation of project(s).
Exposures to inter-agency coordination, specifically coordination of joint programmes.
Proven experience in developing joint workplan, formulating corresponding budgets, and implementing them on time, budget and scope.
Substantive experience of building partnerships with UN agencies, civil society and academia is relevant.
Fluency in English and Bahasa Malaysia.
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
General terms & conditions to be downloaded:
Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA): A legal instrument between UNDP and a Company/institution, according to which, the latter makes available the services of an individual delivering time-bound and quantifiable outputs that are directly linked to payments
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. Only short-listed candidates may be contacted, and successful candidates will be notified.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should 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 a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
* Technical Criteria weight; 70%
* Financial Criteria weight; 30%
Only candidates meeting the pre-determined minimum points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.