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Substantive Editor Consultant: COVID-19 Fund
|Location :||Home based with possible visits to NYC, if conditions permit|
|Application Deadline :||31-Jan-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||180 working days with the possibility of extension|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||180 working days with the possibility of extension|
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 (UN) COVID-19 Response and Recovery Multi-Partner Trust Fund (COVID-19 MPTF or the Fund) is a UN inter-agency finance mechanism launched by the UN Secretary-General to support low- and middle- income programme countries in overcoming the health and development crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Fund’s assistance targets those most vulnerable to economic hardship and social disruption. The Fund complements the World Health Organization (WHO)’s Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Consolidated Global Humanitarian Appeal for COVID-19.
The Fund will be administered by the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office as the UN systems expert on pooled financing arrangements and will also administratively host the Fund Secretariat. The MPTF Secretariat will assist and support the Secretary General’s Designate for the Fund with strategic advice, coordinating the Fund’s operations and the programming by the United Nations agencies.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct guidance and direction of the Head of the COVID19 MPTF Secretariat, the Consultant’s responsibilities will include the following main functions:
Writing, Editing, Design and Proof-reading Key Fund Documentation and Communication Materials
Client Orientation and Communication
Ethics and Values
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. 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:
• Being responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
• Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation where technical criteria weigh 70% and Financial criteria/ Proposal weighs 30%.
Technical Criteria Total 70% (700 points):
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (490 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
• Technical Criteria weight overall: 70%;
• Financial Criteria weight overall: 30%.
Financial Evaluation: Total 30% (300 points)
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
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The Consultant will be home based and will work remotely with virtual skype meetings to discuss content. The Consultant will report to the Head of the UN COVID Secretariat Fund and collaborate with the staff of the Secretariat under the overall leadership of the Head of the Secretariat. The Secretariat of the Fund is hosted in the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office, New York, USA.
Payment to the Individual Contractor will be made based on the actual number of days worked, deliverables accepted and upon certification of satisfactory completion by the manager. The work week will be based on 35 hours, i.e. on a 7-hour working day.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - UNDP P-11 Form for ICs
Annex 2 - IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 4 – RLA Template