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IICPSD-UNDP Consultant for the Training Program on Municipal Enterprises
|Application Deadline :||19-Jan-21 (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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year|
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.
Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD), established in 2011 in partnership with the Government of Turkey as one of UNDP's six Global Policy Centers. IICPSD supports the private sector and foundations to become transformative partners in development through research, advocacy for inclusive business, facilitation of public-private dialogue and brokering partnerships. IICPSD leads UNDP’s global work on private sector and foundations and supports UNDP’s offices all around the world. The scale of funding and technical support required to achieve the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development are far beyond the scope of individual governments and multilateral funding agencies. Private sector funding, capabilities, and know-how need to be mobilized within the global partnership for sustainable development to fill this funding gap and to operationalize the policies and actions outlined in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda.
Throughout UN 2030 Agenda; UNDP recognizes the rapid urbanization and changing demographic patterns are challenging conventional thinking on development pathways, and that addressing urban challenges requires cross-cutting, integrated applications of expertise and investment, customized for each country and circumstance and driven by global best practices and international standards.
The gap between the required investment and the actual investment is substantial and growing because of the limited government resources. Local authorities should work with central governments to explore innovative forms of financing including through partnerships with the private sector or establishing their own companies. The current picture requires new form of business models are forged, most notably Municipal Enterprises (MEs) to combine the strengths of different stakeholders. The creation of MEs is a form of ’privatization’, which is one example of new way of management reforms. There are many motivations for local authorities to create and operate their own enterprises.
MEs are businesses, established by local governments that provide basic services. While promoting a more inclusive basic service delivery; the MEs also come up with financially sustainable business models. Considering the global practices; MEs have the capacity to open market for new opportunities and can attract the private sector to be engaged in market.
Duties and Responsibilities
2. OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING
The UNDP Urban Strategy highlights sustainable urbanization as setting the right policies to ensure that no one is left behind, every person enjoys the benefits of urban growth and has access to infrastructure and social services. This strategy focuses on the needs of the urban poor and other vulnerable groups for safe environments, housing, decent work and education. In line with UNDP Urban Strategy; IICPSD’s Training Program on Municipal Enterprises for Local Authorities to Achieve the 2030 Agenda (MELA) aims to help Local Authorities to encourage and support the development of municipal enterprises to create and leverage the capacity and creating an ecosystem for attracting other private sector to provide sustainability, resilience and inclusion in basic municipal service delivery. The collaboration of the actors both public and private sector, can help tackling with urbanization challenges to provide inclusion in cities. The program is structured as a rigorous technical modular seminar explaining key concepts and recent trends in urbanization and describing how cities can be governed by an inclusive way. The modules in the program aim to highlight the importance of engaging private sector for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The target audiences will be; local government actors; technical experts, representatives from development organizations, regulatory and governmental bodies on development, private sector.
3. DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES
The online training program will be conducted by IICPSD. The program also includes the different modalities of Private Sector engagement in basic municipal services and gives and comprehensive understanding of the legal framework. The program also showcasing global good practices of MEs and potential financial instruments in these fields. The Consultant will be responsible to prepare the Module under the MELA Trainng Program . The Module covers the following topics
Under overall supervision of the Deputy Director, consultant is expected to:
4. INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS
5. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES
Required Skills and Experience
7. Evaluation of Applicants
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
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 (P11 desk reviews) and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation – max. 70 points:
Criteria A – • Minimum 3 years of work experience in the area of basic municipal services (max. 10 points)
Criteria B – • Experience in at least 1 projects/assignments in municipal enterprises and role of municipalities in local economic development systems or regulations (more than 1 projects/assignments will be an asset) (max. 10 points)
Criteria C - • Experience in drafting training program preparation or policy papers on the role of the private sector in municipal service improvements (max. 10 points)
Criteria D - Excellent oral and written communication skills in English (max. 10 points)
Criteria E – • Proven experience on local administration system is an asset (max. 10 points)
Criteria F - • Experience in working with central and local administration is an asset (max. 5 points)
Criteria G - • Track record of producing high quality and deeply analytical reports and articles. (max. 5 points)
Criterion H – Methodology (max. 10 points)
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points
Only candidates who will get at least 70% of points (49 points)in the technical evaluation (A-H) will be considered for financial evaluation.
8. Application procedures
The application submission is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications.
Step 1: Interested candidates must include the following documents when submitting the applications (Please group all your documents into a single PDF attachment as the system only allows one document to be uploaded).
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and requested to provide a financial offer.
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org
General Terms and conditions as well as other related documents can be found under: http://on.undp.org/t7fJs.