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Development of Training Modules for UN Resilience Guidance
|Application Deadline :||13-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
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 works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, reduction of inequalities and building of resilience to crises, shocks and disaster/climate risks to safeguard development. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and access cutting edge technical and advisory support to build resilience. UNDP’s policy work is carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, and forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy.
Recognizing the imperatives brought about by rapidly evolving development and risk management landscape, emerging needs and priorities and cross-cutting nature of their interface, UNDP’s Global Policy Network (GPN) works across a wide range of knowledge domains and thematic areas to support countries and communities identify contextual development solutions, in support of the signature solutions and development outcomes envisioned in the Strategic Plan (2018-2021). 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 (CB) guides UNDP’s corporate crisis-related strategies and vision for crisis prevention, response and recovery. The Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience Team (DRT) within the Crisis Bureau supports the implementation of the Sendai Framework for DRR (2015-2030). One of the key focus areas under DRT’s strategy and its technical, policy and programmatic support to countries relates to strengthening disaster and climate risk governance systems, capacities and processes from national to local level.
The Deputy Secretary-General tasked the Climate Principals to develop the UN Common Guidance on Helping Build Resilient Societies (short UN Resilience Guidance) for approval by the UNSDG, with UNDP as the lead entity. The UN Climate Principals then established an UN inter-agency drafting team to guide the drafting process which was facilitated by the DRT/CB. The drafting team comprised of technical leads appointed at the level of Senior Director, supported by a core group of senior technical specialists. To-date the Guidance has been endorsed by the drafting team’s 18 UN agency and is about to be submitted to the UN Deputy SG and UNSDG for approval.
The Guidance provides a future-oriented and UN-wide guidance on building resilience for delivering the 2030 Agenda that is embedded in the UN Reform and the UN Secretary General’s Prevention Agenda. It fosters a common understanding of resilience that is based on shared principles and offers operational and practical guidance for the UN system and its partners across the UN’s pillars on development, human rights and peace and security. As such, it is a key resource for Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators, as well as Heads and Deputy Heads of UN entities and strategic planners, in the context of the new generation of country teams in mission and non-mission settings. It is a particularly useful guidance for all UN technical experts on how to practically build resilience in support of the sustainable development goals.
Duties and Responsibilities
The overall objective of the assignment is to develop a training package on the UN Resilience Guidance for UN agencies, including UNDP, and partners. It will target heads of agencies, senior management, and technical experts from UN and partners who are supporting programme development/implementation, and policy setting at country level. The training package is also of value to regional and HQ based senior and technical staff in backstopping country level resilience building efforts.
Scope of work
The assignment consists of developing a training package on the UN Resilience Guidance with a focus on how to integrate resilience building into UN programming frameworks and actions. The training modules will support the socialization and dissemination of the Guidance among UN agencies and partners. The package will consist of 2 courses, that will be carrying the same core messages. The first course will be a half-a-day training for awareness raising purposes of UN Senior Management and Heads of Missions at regional and country level. The second course will be a 2-day training for UN technical experts and partners from a large variety of thematic areas across development, human rights, peace and security.
Both training courses will be articulated around the chapters of the UN Resilience Guidance, including the following:
The 2-day training module will specifically emphasize on the ‘How to’ chapter, while the half-day training will focus more on the strategic aspects of resilience building.
As regards style and training methodology, the courses should be designed in a manner that is consistent with what the UN offers in support of the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework and related content (access to these will be provided).
Content design and development
The vendor will develop the instructional design, session plans/storyboards, and undertake production of the training package. In doing so, the vendor should consider the following aspects:
The assignment will be implemented under short-term consultancy arrangements with clearly identified work plan, tasks, responsibilities and deliverables to be achieved by 17 Feb 2021 (starting on 17 December). The assignment will be implemented under the guidance and direct supervision of the global DRR Team Lead, and overall leadership of the Head of the DRT. The consultant will be responsible for providing his/her own laptop. Payments will be made against satisfactory completion of deliverables as per the above. The payment will be based upon the certification and acceptance of the outputs of the relevant approval officer.
The assignment will be home-based and does not envisage any travel. However, depending on the need, any travel outside the regular place of stay (home/office), if required, would be paid for separately and should not be included in the consultant’s fees.
Required Skills and Experience
Education and Qualifications
Recommended Presentation of Offer
The following documents should be submitted:
IMPORTANT: The application is a separate two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applicants.
Step 1: Interested candidates must include the following documents when submitting the applications in UNDP Job Site (Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded therefore please include all documents in one file)
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal. Applicants are requested to submit their financial proposals in US Dollars by an email to Mahmood Zahir firstname.lastname@example.org, using the financial proposal template available here: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=45780. The proposals should be sent via an email with the following subject heading: “95634 - Development of Training Modules for UN Resilience Guidance” by the deadline of this vacancy.
NOTE: Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer
Candidates will be evaluated using a combined scoring method with the qualifications and methodology weighted at 70% and the price offer weighted at 30%. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49% (out of 70%) points on the technical qualifications part will be considered for the Financial Evaluation. The candidates will be required to provide three references which may be contacted to ascertain the skills and qualifications of the candidates.
Criteria for evaluation of qualifications (70 points maximum): Review of CVs against the below mentioned criteria:
Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points maximum): 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.
(e.g. living expenses, fees, health insurance, vaccination costs, visa costs, travel to duty station costs, taxes and social security and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services).
Annexes to the TOR
Annex 1 - IC Contract Template
Annex 2 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 3 – RLA Template