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Senior Consultant for High-Level Committee (HLC) for South-South Cooperation
|Application Deadline :||01-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||5d 10h 29m|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Four months (70 working days)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Four months (70 working days)|
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 Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) is the United Nations system wide coordinator and focal point for South-South cooperation (SSC). UNOSSC monitors South-South and triangular cooperation in the UN system and reports to the highest levels of the system, including the UN General Assembly, the High-level Committee (HLC) on South-South Cooperation the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board. It provides secretariat services to biennial sessions of the HLC on South-South Cooperation and its bureau and to other relevant United Nations governing bodies. It supports the mainstreaming of South-South approaches to development in global policies and operational activities of the United Nations development system and enhances the coherence and coordination of United Nations system support to South-South and triangular cooperation. UNOSSC top priorities is the strengthening of the multilateral South-South and triangular policy-making processes in advancing Southern perspectives and approaches in major intergovernmental and inter-agency processes and enhancing the coherence and coordination of the UN support to South-South and triangular cooperation.
The HLC on South-South Cooperation is the main intergovernmental policymaking body on South-South cooperation (SSC) in the United Nations. It is a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly. Since 1981, the Committee has met every two years to undertake an overall intergovernmental review of technical cooperation among developing countries (TCDC) within the United Nations development system. UN General Assembly resolution 35/202 of 16 December 1980 established that the functions of the High-level Committee on TCDC would be the same as those outlined in recommendation 37 of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action for Promoting and Implementing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries. The Committee is responsible for:
The 19th Session of the High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation met in May 2016 to review progress made in implementing the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, the new directions strategy for South-South cooperation and the Nairobi outcome document of the High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation.
The twentieth session of the High-level Committee, previously planned for June 2020, was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The twentieth session is re-scheduled for June 2021. As the substantive secretariat of the HLC, the UNOSSC is required to provide both substantive and organizational support to the biennial sessions of the HLC.
The UNOSSC will engage a Senior Consultant to provide advice and assist in carrying out its functions as the Secretariat of the High-level Committee (HLC) including overseeing protocol, meeting procedures pertaining to the 20th Session of the HLC. The Senior Consultant will also provide policy advice and recommendations to strengthen South-South and triangular cooperation.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED WORK
Under the supervision and guidance of the UNOSSC Director a.i., the Senior Consultant is expected to provide support to the Secretariat of the HLC between 1 March and 30 June 2021. The Senior Consultant will:
Expected Deliverables, Duration of Work, and Payment:
The consultant is expected to produce the following deliverables within the proposed timeframe below. Payment will be made upon receipt and acceptance by UNOSSC of the deliverables.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Required Skills and Experience
At least advanced degree (master’s) in social sciences, political studies or international relations required, Ph.D. in a relevant field an asset.
Years of experience:
The application package should contain the following documents:
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:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (700 points):
The maximum points that can be achieved in the desk review is 500 points.
Only the top three technically qualified applicants (obtaining a minimum of 350 points (70% of points obtainable in the desk review) will be considered for an interview.
Interview (200 points).
The total obtainable score on the interview is 200 points bringing the total points for the technical evaluation to a maximum of 700 points.
Candidates obtaining less than 140 points during the interview (70% of points obtainable during the interview) will be disqualified.
Only those candidates obtaining a total technical score of 490 points and above shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
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
The 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 work under the guidance and direct supervision of the UNOSSC Director a.i. and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop.
Payments are based upon output, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified above and deliverables accepted and upon certification of satisfactory completion by the manager.