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Rapid Review of the B40 project and Inclusive Development Growth (IDG) Portfolio
|Location :||Home-Based, MALAYSIA|
|Application Deadline :||25-Jan-21 (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 :||20 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||between Jan - Feb 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.
Under the principle of Leaving No One Behind (LNOB), Inclusive Development and Growth (IDG) portfolio of UNDP Malaysia is committed to support the Government of Malaysia in achieving the 11th Malaysia Plan’s (11MP) and to prioritize strategies towards raising the income and wealth of B40 households; addressing the increasing cost of living; and enhancing the delivery system of B40 households programmes by streamlining support to B40 households and complementing the Poverty Line Income (PLI) measurement with the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) as well as supporting inter-related strategies aimed at improving the quality of education and productivity in order to raise the income and wealth of B40 households. As vulnerabilities of households have assumed multi-dimensional characteristics, the programme goes beyond absolute income thresholds with a targeted focus and prioritization on the B40 households, alongside spatial dimensions, inter and intra-ethnic distinctions (notably indigenous communities in Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia), women and other vulnerable communities, including undocumented communities.
Aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030, UNDP Malaysia work in partnership with the government agencies to support in high-level policy development, technical expertise, capacity building as well as collaboration across public and private sectors. Independent County Programme Evaluation (ICPE) has provided some broad recommendation on the Programme and IDG shall be shaped in the new CPD 2021-2025.
Under the B40 Action Plan project, through UNDP’s partnership with the Economic Planning Unit (EPU), a proof-of-concept experiment was piloted to test citizen-centric approach that may improve the B40 experiences and access to available government services. Away from the conventional means of
UNDP doing things which primarily focus on high-level engagement with the Government of Malaysia, the experiment charted a new opportunity for UNDP to engage directly with the leaders and communities at the grassroots level.
The citizen-centric approach was proposed as one of the key recommendations from the B40 Action Plan formulated through bottom-up consultative process with the B40 communities in 2016. The approach was inspired by private sector’s success with the Customer Journey Approach as a business strategy to make products and services widespread and easily accessible to its customers. Piloted in three states, the approach aims to test if a facilitative case management using existing social structure can improve the citizen’s experiences and access to available government.
Throughout the pilot implementation, the experiment unpack many essential insights and lesson learned useful for both programmatic and policy development. UNDP Malaysia is seeking a consultant who is able to undertake a rapid review exercise to extract best practice and lesson learns of the B40 Action Plan project and generally the IDG portfolio. Under the guidance of the Assistant Resident Representative (ARR) Programme, the consultant will conduct desk review, undertake information analysis, and contribute to the documentation of lesson learned as well as best practices from the pilot.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work, Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the ARR Programme (or the appointed personnel), consultant will undertake the following tasks:
Timeline and Deliverables
The consultant is required to submit report to designated UNDP staff as per timeline below:
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The Individual Consultant shall submit a financial proposal based on an all-inclusive daily fee in local currency. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis (or as agreed in the TOR) based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period. The daily fee proposed shall remain the same irrespective of any extension.
The estimated maximum number of workdays for the duration of the consultancy is as follows:
Development and Operational Effectiveness
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:
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
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Only candidates which are responsive and compliant will be evaluated, Individual Consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology;
Combined Scoring method:
The award of the contract shall be made to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%) and financial criteria (30%).
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 100 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points for technical criteria (approx. 70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
For those passing the technical evaluation above, offers will be evaluated per the Combined Scoring method:
a) Technical evaluation (70%)
b) Financial evaluation (30%)
The application receiving the Highest Combined Score will be awarded the contract.
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, aboriginal groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.