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Junior Research Consultant on Effective Development Cooperation (Only Korean Nationals are eligible to apply)
|Location :||Seoul with no travel, KOREA (REPUBLIC OF)|
|Application Deadline :||28-Feb-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 :||200 working days over a period of 12 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||200 working days over a period of 12 months|
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.
After four decades, UNDP phased out its development cooperation activities with the Republic of Korea. This process was completed in December 2009 when the UNDP Country Office formally ceased its operations. Having provided over US $100 million in development finance over the years, UNDP played an important role in helping the Republic of Korea successfully transition from a recipient to donor country, as evidenced by its membership in the OECD-DAC.
At this juncture, UNDP and the Government of Korea established a new platform for cooperation, which took the form of a Policy Centre. In this context, UNDP Seoul Policy Centre for Global Development Partnerships began to conduct policy analysis and research on global partnerships in international development, particularly regarding the role of new and emerging donors in a changing international aid environment. The key functions of the new Centre are:
As new partners continue to expand and play an increasingly active role in development cooperation, there is an emergence of a dynamic environment in which the Policy Centre is expected to play an important role.
UNDP Seoul Policy Centre work on Effective Development Cooperation
UNDP started collaboration with the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea in the area of effective development cooperation since its establishment in 2011. It worked on the 4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness that Korea hosted in Busan. As follow up, USPC supported the implementation of Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation – namely the (bi)annual Global Partnership Forum and (bi)annual KOICA GPEDC Learning and Accelerating Programme. As this requires significant policy research as well as engagement with Korean and international networks, USPC has hosted a variety of different conferences and webinars on various aspects of effective development cooperation throughout the years. Most recently, USPC conducted a webinar between academics and practitioners regarding development cooperation among MIKTA states.
In 2019, USPC and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea adopted a new tri-annual programme that included a launch of an SDG Partnership on Development Cooperation. Accordingly, USPC began working with Korean and international stakeholders to support the implementation of selected aspects on effective development cooperation agenda in partner countries. In this context, USPC will collaborate with Rwanda, Bangladesh, and India in the upcoming year, particularly in the area of strengthening knowledge partnerships.
The objective of the assignment is two-fold: from one side, the consultant will have a responsibility to support implementation of the SDG Partnership with India, from the other the consultant will coordinate implementation of USCP research agenda for 2021 in the area of development cooperation.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work:
The main results expected from the work of the contractor include: successful implementation of the SDG Partnership with India, partnership agreements with organizations in Korea required for its implementation, research products in line with the 2021 work plan, organization of the relevant webinars/events, support to the preparations towards Busan Forum 2021.
Duration of the assignment:
The assignment is related to the activities of 2021 with the total of 200 working days.
Expected Key Deliverables:
Provision of Monitoring and Progress Control:
The Consultant will report to the Policy Specialist of the UNDP Seoul Policy Centre.
Seoul with no travel – Consultant is basically expected to work in UNDP office in Seoul, however due to the COVID-19 situation, Consultant may work from home 2-3 days a week subject to instruction from the head of office.
Review Time Required:
The review and approval of payments will be made by the assigned supervisor(s) within 5 working days.
Required Skills and Experience
EVALUATION OF CANDIDATES:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
Technical Evaluation (70%)
**Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% in the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Financial Evaluation (30%)
Financial proposals from all technically qualified candidates will be scored out 30 marks based on the formula provided below. The maximum marks (30) will be assigned to the lowest financial proposal.
All other proposals will receive points according to the following formula:
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application system only allows to upload maximum 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.