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E-Learning Advisor (LTA)
|Location :||home based|
|Application Deadline :||02-Mar-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 :||100 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Between March 2021 to May 2022|
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.
Pacific Island Countries (PICs) still face significant challenges in achieving meaningful participatory democratic governance that is responsive to the needs of ordinary citizens, including the poor and marginalised, and that promotes sustainable development. The challenges are manifested in political instability, lack of financial and human resources capacity, and weak policy and regulatory frameworks. Participatory decision making is severely limited, with women and young people under-represented in formal political structures across the region.
Although Parliaments can play an instrumental role in addressing the challenges, they themselves suffer various constraints such as weak staff capacity, weak parliamentary procedures, processes including inactive committees, limited access to critical information for law making and oversight and inadequate systems and equipment. The small size of many Pacific Islands legislatures often makes it difficult to sustain full parliamentary service functions, compounded by limited specialist capacity, poor access to legal guidance, training, information and research services, and limited financial resources.
UNDP Parliamentary Development Support
UNDP’s Parliamentary Development support to Pacific countries seeks to address the limited capacities in Parliament to discharge their mandate in relation to legislation, oversight and representation, and thereby contribute to promoting good governance in their respective countries. In this regard, the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji provides support to Parliaments of 15 Pacific States and territories to become more effective and efficient through strengthening the work of their committees related to legislation and oversight, building the capacities of legislators and professionalism of staff, and improving outreach and citizen engagement.
COVID-19 and Online Events
With COVID-19 disrupting travel across countries, the UNDP Pacific Office Parliamentary Development portfolio adopted different online tools for providing capacity building and other support to the Pacific Parliaments. It has organized series of webinars for the regional parliaments, country specific workshops and bilateral sessions and meetings on need basis. UNDP also piloted hybrid learning events which were jointly implemented by UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji and in-country parliamentary staff and experts.
As opening of borders does not seem likely in the near future, UNDP intends to build on its existing online capacity building experience and create and implement structured capacity building sessions for partner parliaments. In this regard, the UNDP Pacific office is looking for an E-learning Consultant who will provide high-level technical support to the development of the related strategy as well as support the implementation of activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work/ Expected Outputs
Under the general guidance and supervision of the UNDP Parliamentary Development Specialist and in close consultation with the Parliamentary Development Team, the E-Learning Consultant will undertake the following duties and responsibilities:
Duration of the Work
Parliament Development Unit will contract the e-Learning Advisor Consultant on a Long-Term Arrangement (LTA). It is envisioned that the engagement will be for approximately 100 days over the period from March 2021 to May 2022. The call-off for the LTA will be via issuance of new TOR for each assignment or based on monthly progress activities
The successful individual will sign the UNDP Individual Consultant Long Term Agreement. The engagement will be on an intermittent basis with the stated duration based on the required services. UNDP will issue separate terms of reference and purchase order for each specific assignment as a call-off from this IC LTA. The TOR will outline the expected outputs, and the number of days to be engaged
Required Skills and Experience
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Daily Fee. Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period.
In general, UNDP shall 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
Payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%). and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
Candidates may be called for an interview, which will be used to confirm and/or adjust the technical scores awarded based on documentation submitted.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.
Incomplete, joint proposals and proposals sent to the wrong mailing address will not be accepted and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted.
Individuals interested in this consultancy should apply and will be reviewed based on their own individual capacity.
All required templates are available on the UNDP Procurement website: www.pacific.undp.org
Above documents can be accessed from UNDP website via following link:
Women applicants are encouraged to apply