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Research and Learning Consultant on SDG 16 Interlinkages
|Location :||Oslo, NORWAY|
|Application Deadline :||31-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 :||160 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 May - 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 UNDP Oslo Governance Centre (OGC) is UNDP’s Global Policy Centre for policy development and applied research with an overarching focus on democratic governance and peacebuilding in crisis, conflict and transitional contexts. The Oslo Governance Centre sits within the Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. It engages with Nordic and other partners, including from the South, in undertaking applied research and developing policy options and tools for governance support in post-crisis and post-conflict environments, in order to find practical solutions on the ground. One of the priority areas for the OGC is UNDP’s support to the implementation and monitoring of Goal 16 of the SDGs – promoting peaceful, just and inclusive societies. This focus on peaceful, just and inclusive societies in the 2030 Agenda includes key elements on democratic governance, peace, security, justice, human rights and institutional capacity
With 10 years left for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, there is a real urgency in working towards achievement of the goals and targets – many of which have faced setbacks because of COVID-19. The impact of COVID-19 goes beyond health and the economy and has affected the quality of governance in many countries. At the same time, it has also shown how interlinked governance and the thematic issues covered under SDG 16 is to the rest of the 2030 Agenda – from ensuring effective and inclusive service delivery to enable equitable access to health and education services, to addressing issues of integrity and corruption in procurement processes of the public sector, to putting in place safeguards to uphold human rights and the rule of law. As countries adopt response and recovery plans, there is also an opportunity to envision a recovery that aims for achieving more peaceful and just societies with more inclusive, accountable and responsive institutions.
UNDP’s work on SDG 16 includes:
The consultant will be supervised by OGC’s Senior Research and Policy Adviser on SDG 16, under the overall supervision of the OGC Director, and in close liaison with relevant colleagues in New York.
In the event of travel, the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre and the consultant should agree on the manner in which travel costs, including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses, are to be reimbursed prior to the travel.
The application is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications.
Step 1: Interested individual consultants must include the following documents when submitting the applications in UNDP job shop. Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded, therefore, please include all documents in one file:
Step 2: Financial Proposal.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments:
The financial proposal should state the all-inclusive, daily rate in USD, supported by a breakdown of costs (Table A1). The term ‘all inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, travel as per ToR etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal. The form can be found here: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=45780
The financial proposal should be sent separately to this email address: email@example.com, with subject line: “Financial proposal SDG 16 Learning and Research consultant”.
If an offeror is employed by an organization/company/-institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the offeror must indicate this at in the Financial Proposal, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. The consultant will be paid only after approving authority confirms the successful completion of each deliverable as stipulated under chapter 3.
In the case of unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses will be agreed upon, between UNDP and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. In general, UNDP will not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources.
Criteria for selection of individual consultant for award of contract:
Only those candidates who meet the minimum level of education and relevant years of experience requirements will be considered for the technical evaluation. The technical evaluation will include a desk review and interviews with shortlisted candidates. With weight of 50% desk review and 50% interview of the total technical score.
The combine scoring method will be used to evaluate proposals:
Combined scoring method – the qualifications will be weighted a maximum of 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a maximum of 30%.
Technical criteria weight: 70 (70% of total obtainable scores). Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 (70%) points on technical part will be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial criteria weight: 30 (30% of total obtainable scores)
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Evaluation (70 Points) 70% weight
Technical evaluations will be conducted based on the following criteria:
Only Individual Consultants obtaining a minimum of 49 of the obtainable points of 70 points (70%) in technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Financial Evaluation. 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;
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Skills and Experience