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Research and drafting support for NCD and tobacco control knowledge products (seeking 4-5 consultants)
|Location :||Home based|
|Application Deadline :||20-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 :||Maximum of 231 working days each through 31 December 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Maximum of 231 working days each through 31 December 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 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life, as envisaged by 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. We are on the ground in more than 170 countries and territories, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners that can bring about results.
The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan and help countries to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages, represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, South-South and Triangular cooperation initiatives, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and mental ill-health, are the world’s leading source of premature death, disease and disability. Responding to NCDs requires the significant engagement of sectors beyond health, which can address underlying drivers that shape people’s exposure to risk factors for NCDs – tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity and pollution – as well as access to prevention, treatment and management services in line with universal health coverage.
UNDP, WHO and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control are responding to Member State demand to support increased investments in NCD prevention and control and tobacco control, and to facilitate stronger planning and coordination for these issues across government sectors. Core components of this work include supporting countries to develop national investment cases for action and developing audience-specific messages and capacity building materials to engage sectors outside of the health sector as well as parliamentarians. These support countries to strengthen planning, national coordination, and implementation of the WHO ‘Best Buys’ on NCDs as well as the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
COVID-19 and non-communicable diseases
The COVID-19 pandemic is being exacerbated by NCDs and their behavioural, environmental and metabolic risk factors. At the same time, COVID-19 and its impacts is disrupting life-saving diagnostic and treatment services for people living with or at risk of NCDs while threatening to stall broader action on NCDs, particularly prevention approaches, at global, regional and country levels. UNDP is working with WHO and other partners to ensure NCDs are an essential element of COVID-19 response and recovery. The programmic and policy focus of these efforts is on the integration of and alignment between COVID-19 and NCDs, recognizing both require whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches. Key UN plans include the Socio-economic Response Framework for COVID-19, for which UNDP is the UN system technical lead and is supporting countries to develop and roll out national COVID-19 response and recovery plans. UNDP and WHO’s large programme portfolio on NCDs includes support to countries to develop NCD investment cases and to strengthen multisectoral governance for NCDs, and UNDP’s broader work on health and development to advance universal health coverage and Agenda 2030.
Objective of the assignment: The consultant will provide research and drafting support for UNDP’s work with partners on NCDs and tobacco control.
DURATION OF THE WORK
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK AND DELIVERABLES
The Consultants will report to the Programme Specialist, HIV, Health and Development. Each consultant will be responsible for achieving the below deliverables for specific countries (other than any global-level products included under Deliverable 2). The specific countries will be selected from UNDP’s large projects on NCDs and tobacco control and flexibly determined by UNDP in line with country demand and partner preference.
S/he will each deliver the following deliverables:
Required Skills and Experience
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE SUCCESSFUL INDIVIDUAL CONTRACTOR
SCOPE OF PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
All proposals must be expressed based on an all-inclusive daily rate. Please note that the terms “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, travel costs, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal.
The contractor will be paid based on an all-inclusive daily rate subject to the submission of a time sheet, Certification of Payment (CoP) duly certified and confirmation of satisfactory performance of achieved work by the supervisor.
RECOMMENDED PRESENTATION OF OFFER
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Candidates that fail to submit the required information will not be considered. (Note: the system does not allow multiple uploads of documents. Applicants must make sure to upload all documents in one PDF file).
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFERS
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the combined weighted method, where the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
applications will be first screened and only candidates meeting the following minimum requirements will progress to the pool for shortlisting:
Candidates will then be assessed and scored using the below evaluation
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation
Financial Evaluation Criteria (maximum 30 points):
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
Link to UNDP General terms and conditions for Individual Cintractors