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International Consultant to support the Sri Lanka Country Office program pipeline in 2021
|Location :||Home based, SRI LANKA|
|Application Deadline :||14-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||100 days|
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 UNDP Sri Lanka Country Office (CO) is seeking to hire an International Consultant to strengthen the CO’s policy and advisory support role and increase its internal capacity to provide high quality proposals on SDG integrated development solutions.
Given the evolving development trajectory in the country; owing to COVID19, there is an acute need to develop strong technical proposals and concept notes that will take forward the UNDP 2.0 agenda and the policy and program priorities determined for 2021. The flagship governance portfolio of the CO: the SDG16 portfolio will need to be leveraged more strategically to anchor and scale up the work undertaken on the Parliament and oversight institutions, access to justice and strengthening of local governance.
Scope and Objectives
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative of the Sri Lanka Country Office (CO), the Consultant will provide substantive policy and program advisory services, related to the CO’s program portfolio, working closely with the program teams. S/he is responsible for performing and contributing primarily to the following objectives:
Duties and Responsibilities
Expected Deliverables & Timelines
Deliverable / No. of days (Total 100 days)
The duration of this IC will be for 100 days within the period of January-December 2021.
Local and Urban Governance:
Design Thinking and Social Innovation:
Project and Programme Management:
Required Skills and Experience
HOW TO APPLY
The application should be uploaded as One PDF file including the followings;
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a combination of factors including cover letter, the credentials on offer and brief interview (optional) and the offer which gives the best value for money for the UNDP.
Please make sure you have provided all requested materials mentioned above. Not submitting of all the above required documents together with the CV, will be treated as a disqualification.
All Inclusive Daily Fee: USD (_____________________________________)
Amount in words: (USD______________________________________________________________)
Note: Payments will be based on invoices on achievement of agreed milestones i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR and certification of acceptance by the UNDP. The applicant must factor in all possible costs in his/her “All Inclusive Daily Fee” including his/her consultancy and professional fee, travel (economy class flights is required to and from the Duty Station) honorarium, board and lodging, and any other foreseeable costs in this exercise. No costs other than what has been indicated in the financial proposal will be paid or reimbursed to the consultant. UNDP will only pay for any unplanned travel outside of this TOR and Duty Station on actual basis and on submission of original bills/invoices and on prior agreement with UNDP officials. Daily perdiums and costs for accommodation/meals/incidental expenses for such travel shall not exceed established local UNDP DSA rates.
For an Individual Contractor who is 65 years of age or older, and on an assignment requiring travel, be it for the purpose of arriving at the duty station or as an integral duty required travel under the TOR, a full medical examination and statement of fitness to work must be provided. Such medical examination costs must be factored in to the financial proposal above. Medical examination is not a requirement for individuals on RLA contracts.
Payment for Services
Payments will be based on the submission of written reports specifying the tasks accomplished and corresponding number of workdays put in towards achieving the deliverables outlined above.