IC/UNDP/FAIRBIZ/031/2021 - Program Specialist for Promoting Fair Business in ASEAN (FairBiz)


Location : JAKARTA, INDONESIA
Application Deadline :26-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :2d 10h 28m
Additional Category :Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :72 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :6 months


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Background

Interest candidate has to access procurement notice Ref.: IC/UNDP/FAIRBIZ/031/2021 - Program Specialist for Promoting Fair Business in ASEAN (FairBiz) at the following link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75301

We encourage you to submit your application through this website and send the complete application to bids.id@undp.org (only application with complete supporting document received in bids.id@undp.org before or at the closing date will be proceed).

Project Description

"Promoting a Fair Business Environment in ASEAN" is a three-year project aims to increase integrity standards and transparency in both public and private sectors by: strengthening capacities of procurement authorities and non-state stakeholders in terms of modern and efficient procurement systems; encouraging sustainable and responsible business practices, as well as strengthening the rule of law and anti-corruption.

The FairBiz project is contributing to increase transparency of business opportunities, reducing
the cost of doing business in the region and preparing women, Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and young people with knowledge and tools to allow them to promote a fair and transparent business environment in their markets and region.

Covid-19 Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic, based on other crises, could lead to the increase of corruption,
especially in the fields of health and public procurement; other increased risks may include bribery from both public authorities or companies to try to bypass safety regulations and access to services. Companies might face increased challenges in terms of survival on the market.

Albeit the challenges, the pandemic can be opening up to a “new possible”: The 2020 Edelman Trust Barometer Spring Update: Trust and the Covid-19 Pandemic reveals a remarkable shift in
the landscape of trust since January 2020. The Spring Update shows that amid the Covid-19 pandemic, government trust surged 11 points to an all-time high of 65 percent, making it the most trusted institution for the first time in our 20 years of study shows that governments can actually gain back trust from their citizens if they operate in a transparent manner. Growing demands from civil society and business community for cutting red tape in procurement, streamlining practices and increasing transparency can benefit from the current momentum.

In the world of Covid-19, companies and investors are acknowledging that adopting Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) standards can not only contribute to build a better world, but also increase their own business resilience. This may turn into more companies eager to work on improving their own corporate governance systems, expanding their knowledge and compliance with anti-corruption and business integrity standards, gender and diversity inclusion guidelines.

FairBiz Year 3 Project in Indonesia

In year 3 (May 2020 - September 2021), the FairBiz project in Indonesia continues its implementation strategy of promoting a multi-stakeholder dialogue amongst government agencies, private sector actors and other stakeholders such as academia, civil society, and youth and women’s networks to increase public procurement’s integrity and fairness through improved system, extended market and increased capacity for SMEs suppliers, particularly women.

Competitive, transparent and accountable public procurement is a crucial element in international trade. The Government Procurement Agreement (GPA), as part of agreements made within the purview of the World Trade Organization (WTO), opens up the doors for foreign businesses to enter the domestic market of government procurement (goods/services).  The Government of Indonesia decides to harmonize its national laws regulating government procurement mechanism or procedure with the international standard (GPA). Therefore, the role of the National Public Procurement Agency (Lembaga Kebijakan Pengadaan Barang dan Jasa Pemerintah/LKPP) in international trade agreement is important. Currently, LKPP acts as a leader in relation to Government Procurement in the process of negotiating the Indonesia - European Union
Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (I-EU CEPA). On the other side, Indonesia received requests from other countries to open access to government procurement, particularly at construction sector. However, the survey conducted by LKPP in 2017 found that the readiness of domestic providers to utilize free trade agreements for government procurement was still low.

 In addition, LKPP also deals with transparent and accountability issues of public procurement in
the country.

LKPP has been developing an electronic procurement to simplify the procurement process, increase transparency and open Indonesia’s market to international competitive bidding.1
The e-procurement consists of e-tendering namely Sistem Pengadaan Secara Elektronik (SPSE) and e-purchasing through e-catalog which suppliers can register, be verified and participate in the public procurement.

Public procurement ranked the second in Indonesia’s corruption cases and becomes one of
the country’s priorities on corruption prevention. UNDP through the FairBiz Project continues its supports to LKPP and provides capacity building for suppliers to improve transparency and accountability issues within public procurement in Indonesia. 


Duties and Responsibilities

Interest candidate has to access procurement notice Ref.: IC/UNDP/FAIRBIZ/031/2021 - Program Specialist for Promoting Fair Business in ASEAN (FairBiz) at the following link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75301

We encourage you to submit your application through this website and send the complete application to bids.id@undp.org (only application with complete supporting document received in bids.id@undp.org before or at the closing date will be proceed).

Scope of Work

 Within the aforementioned background, UNDP through the FairBiz year 3 project implementation continues providing support to LKPP that includes i) study on the Determination of the Threshold Scheme and the List of Goods/Services for Public Procurement Goods and Service; ii) development of Vendor Directory); and iii) study for the Revision of LKPP’s Regulation No. 10 of 2018 concerning Guidelines for Implementing International Tenders/Selection.

 Within the year 3 implementation, the module on public procurement for supplier developed in year 2 will be utilized to increase capacity of SMEs particularly women and young entrepreneurs, in partnership with local government (Provincial Governments of Jakarta or West Java).

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Business and Human Rights Specialist of DGPRU, the consultant is responsible for providing technical assistance for implementing the Promoting Fair Business in ASEAN (FairBiz) Year 3 Project and project management, including managing and implementing activities under the Annual Work Plan, managing project budget, establishing partnerships and managing coordination among key stakeholders, supporting formulation of guidelines, Standards Operating Procedures (SOPs) and templates for organisations involved in implementing the program.


Competencies

Interest candidate has to access procurement notice Ref.: IC/UNDP/FAIRBIZ/031/2021 - Program Specialist for Promoting Fair Business in ASEAN (FairBiz) at the following link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75301

We encourage you to submit your application through this website and send the complete application to bids.id@undp.org (only application with complete supporting document received in bids.id@undp.org before or at the closing date will be proceed).

 

Language Requirements:

Proficient in English and Bahasa Indonesia, spoken and written, as demonstrated in the CV.

Competencies and Special Skills Requirement:

  • Excellent communication skills and conflict resolution competency to mediate inter-group dynamics and conflict of interest
  • Ability to work under pressure and multi-tasking within multi-cultural background
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to multi-tasking and pay attention to details
  • Good team player and proactive 


Required Skills and Experience

Interest candidate has to access procurement notice Ref.: IC/UNDP/FAIRBIZ/031/2021 - Program Specialist for Promoting Fair Business in ASEAN (FairBiz) at the following link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75301

We encourage you to submit your application through this website and send the complete application to bids.id@undp.org (only application with complete supporting document received in bids.id@undp.org before or at the closing date will be proceed).

 

Academic Qualifications:

Bachelor or master’s degree in law, political science, social science, development studies or other relevant fields

Minimum Experience Requirement:

  • Minimum 7 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor of 5 years with a Master, working in anti-corruption, responsible business, public procurement, good governance, law reform, policy analysis, and/or other relevant developmental issues;
  • Experience in program management including designing project activities, monitoring and evaluation, establishing and maintaining partnerships with government, private sectors, business associations and civil societies;
  • Experience in conducting a research/study/analysis on anti-corruption, responsible business, public procurement, good governance, law reform, policy analysis, and/or other relevant developmental issues;
  • Experience in preparing project report, collateral materials and assisting the administrative activities;



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