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Writer/Analyst for General Observers Report on the COVID-19 Outbreak and Relief and Recovery Efforts
|Location :||Putrajaya, MALAYSIA|
|Application Deadline :||07-Dec-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 :||21 December 2020 – 28 February 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||21 December 2020 – 31 March 2021|
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 COVID-19 pandemic has hit Malaysia, creating tremendous health and socio-economic impacts. The Government of Malaysia has implemented measures to prevent further virus spread, including a movement control order (MCO), quarantine centres, and a wide range of relief and recovery efforts.
UNDP in Malaysia provides policy and technical advisory support to the Government of Malaysia. In line with this, UNDP is developing a General Observers Report (GOR) on the COVID-19 response in Malaysia for the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA) in the Prime Minister’s Department. The GOR will draw on observations from quarantine centres around Malaysia and other inputs from the COVID-19 response undertaken by UNDP and its partners. Given the above, UNDP is recruiting national consultants to undertake research and write the GOR.
Objectives of the Assignment
The objective of this assignment is to produce a GOR covering the immediate relief and response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia. Three main areas will be covered in the report: (1) assessment of Government and societal response to COVID-19; (2) investigation of gaps and impact of COVID-19 to vulnerable groups; and (3) development of lessons for better crisis preparedness planning.
The report will evaluate the successes and gaps in these actions to identify current needs and strengthen future crisis responses. To achieve this goal, the report should reflect the perspectives and experiences of the range of stakeholders, including both providers and beneficiaries of immediate relief and response efforts.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work
The consultant will work closely with GOR project team members under the oversight of UNDP and the direct supervision of designated UNDP personnel. The consultant will work in collaboration with Government officials, UN Agencies, development partners, technical advisors and experts, civil society, and the private sector, where necessary to advance the understanding of the COVID relief and response.
The scope of work for this assignment will include the following key functions:
The methodology for the assignment will include:
UNDP will support information gathering by facilitating interactions with NADMA and other key agencies, and making available pertinent data being generated by the UN through its response and recovery actions.
Specific Task Assignments, Expected Results and Qualifications
The contract and payments will be performance-based and assessed by UNDP Malaysia. For payment in instalments, certification of satisfactory performance at each phase of key deliverable is required. Timing of specific activities will be discussed and agreed between UNDP and the consultant.
Required Skills and Experience
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
How to Apply:
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
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFER
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
* Technical Criteria weight 50%
* Financial Criteria weight 30%
* Interview 20%
Technical Evaluation (50%)
Qualification, Experience and Technical Proposal (50 marks):
Financial Evaluation (30%):
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
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend an interview (virtual) to ascertain suitability and areas of interest.