IC/UNDP/ACHIEVE/039/2021 - Social Innovation Platform and Covid-19 Recovery Facilitator for Gorontalo Province


Location : Gorontalo Province, INDONESIA
Application Deadline :05-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :2d 10h 50m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :191 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :10 Months


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Background

Interest candidate has to access procurement notice Ref.: IC/UNDP/ACHIEVE/039/2021 - Social Innovation Platform and Covid-19 Recovery Facilitator for Gorontalo Province at the following link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75519

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).

Background

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is signed by 193 governments, including the Government of Indonesia (GoI). GoI is committed to pursue the implementation of SDGs that in July 2017, GoI enacted Presidential Decree No. 59/2017 on SDGs Implementation in Indonesia – paving way to the SDG Localization effort.

SDGs Governance and Social Innovation Platform

Since 2016, UNDP has been assisting national and subnational governments to localize SDG in Indonesia. Operating under a regional autonomy policy, local governance is key to achieving the SDGs. Thus, translating SDGs at subnational level is imperative. However, despite the complex and interconnected nature of the SDGs, many of the current development initiatives are still designed to address specific issues linearly. A Social Innovation Platform is designed integrate and bring together actors and actions for a systemic approach to address SDGs.

 

UNDP applies an ‘area-based’ social innovation approach to strengthen local governance. The approach helps communities exploring partnerships and investments with public/private sectors, informs policy reforms, and supports UNDP’s role as an ‘integrator’. The Social Innovation Platform has five core dimensions: 1) Deep listening, systems mapping & sense making; 2) Co-creation & prototyping capabilities in 5 interconnected levels (community relations; start-ups; large scale public-private partnerships; public service redesign & new regulation); 3) Portfolio approach; 4) Collaborative management & soft power; and 5) Transformation Capital – with the following steps:

 

UNDP Indonesia and Ministry of Village, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration (Kemendesa PDTT)

UNDP Indonesia and Kemendesa PDTT partners to accelerate SDG achievement in >70,000 villages. The cooperation is in line with UNDP’s mission to ensure that no one in villages is left behind. Among the cooperation is the application of Social Innovation Platform for socio-economic development in rural areas, including COVID-19 response and to bring SDGs back on track.

The pilot implementation Social Innovation Platform at village level runs for a year (2020 – 2021), where UNDP will be providing technical assistance to Gorontalo and West Java province to support them in developing a portfolio of solutions at Kawasan Perdesaan level. The assistance will strengthen SDG Localization using an ‘area-based’ approach.

SDGs Localization: bringing tangible changes at village level

UNDP will support Social Innovation Platform initiative in Gorontalo and West Java province. The role of the ‘Social Innovation Platform Facilitator for Gorontalo Province’ is to facilitate the processes of applying Social Innovation Platform approach at Kawasan Perdesaan while supporting SDG Localization. S/he will produce deliverables specified in the project document to the required standards of quality and within specified time and cost.

As ‘Social Innovation Platform Facilitator for Gorontalo Province’, s/he will be hold accountable on the implementation at Kawasan Perdesaan, in liaison with Village and Community Empowerment Agency (Dinas Pemberdayaan Masyarakat dan Desa) at Gorontalo Utara District Level, Regional Development Planning Agency of North Gorontalo (Bappeda Kab Gorontalo Utara) and Regional Development Planning Agency of Gorontalo Province (Bappeda Provinsi Gorontalo), State University of Gorontalo (UNG), local NGO/s and other relevant stakeholdersS/he will provide technical assistance to village, Kawasan Perdesaan, district, and provincial authorities whilst liaising closely with relevant stakeholders at national, provincial, district, and village level (which include, but not limited to national ministries and agencies, local government, private sector, philanthropy, academics, experts, media/press, and youth groups). UNDP supports will focus on the advocacy of applying Social innovation Platform approach at Kawasan Perdesaan and will bring together a variety of actors to foster inclusive partnerships and create sustainable socio-economic transformations.

Additionally, s/he will liaise with Bappeda Kabupaten/Kota/Provinsi and ACHIEVE Team of UNDP Indonesia, Agirre Lehendakaria Center (ALC), and UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH). The primary reporting responsibility of the Subnational Social Innovation Platform Consultant is to the Technical Advisor for SDGs.


Duties and Responsibilities

Interest candidate has to access procurement notice Ref.: IC/UNDP/ACHIEVE/039/2021 - Social Innovation Platform and Covid-19 Recovery Facilitator for Gorontalo Province at the following link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75519

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

1. Support UNDP Indonesia in providing strategic inputs for the design and implementation of programme/project, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

Provision of technical assistance in the implementation of the project, which includes but not limited to:

  • Facilitating the implementation of Social Innovation Platform approach in Gorontalo region
  • Collecting data and information and conducting interviews, mappings and interpretation
  • Conducting systems mapping, sense-making, co-creation, prototyping and scaling activities
  • Building and maintaining communication and coordination with Village and Community Empowerment Agency (Dinas Pemberdayaan Masyarakat dan Desa) and Regional Development Planning Agency of Gorontalo Province (Bappeda Provinsi Gorontalo), and other relevant stakeholders at village, Kawasan Perdesaan, district, provincial and national level
  • Liaising closely with ACHIEVE Team of UNDP Indonesia, Agirre Lehendakaria Center (ALC), UNDP BRH, and other relevant actors, which include but not limited to national ministries and agencies, local government, private sector, philanthropy, academics, experts, media/press, and youth groups
  • Enriching the qualitative interview guide & guidelines for alternative listening channel - Creating a database of potential interviewees, contact & management of the interview schedule - Implementing the interviews and ethnographic observation
  • Creating initial personas based on ethnographic templates and contrast the personas and narrative with the community.
  • Integrating the insights offered by the digital listening into the previous analysis.

Provision of effective strategic support for the capacity building of sub-national counterparts, including but not limited to workshops, trainings, knowledge sharing, and participation in forums.

  • Facilitation on coordination, dialogue, and learning among actors (bureaucrats and practitioners) in each key sector.
  • Maintaining partnerships with relevant stakeholders at subnational level, including but not limited to local government, private sector, philanthropy, academics, the media, youth, PwD, and women/girls.
  • Identifying and updating existing relevant public and private initiatives in the territory by other stakeholders, including but not limited to: local government, private sector, philanthropy, academics, the media, youth, PwD, and women/girls; and classifying them into 5 categories, i.e. Community Action, Small/Medium Scale Projects, Large Scale Projects, New Services, or New Regulations.
  • Coordinating activities and events at subnational level to ensure the program delivery, such as arranging meeting/workshops/focus group discussions and facilitating consultants to conduct analysis.
  • Effective planning, budgeting, implementation, and monitoring of project performance, and the preparation of high quality, timely, and results oriented progress reports.
  • Working closely with Kawasan Perdesaan authorities and Bappeda Provinsi, and any UNDP Indonesia partner that relates to the implementation of the initiative.
  • Updated progress and result regularly to supervisors and the project board.

2. Produce and disseminate lessons learned across the portfolio and ensure effective cross-project and cross-unit knowledge fertilization, focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Effective support on knowledge generation and knowledge sharing based on programme/project experiences, and when appropriate, make contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Compilation of key sources information and best practices for projects and thematic issues within the portfolio and facilitate access to this information by programmes and project staff and other relevant counterparts.
  • Maintenance of knowledge and advocacy networks which are linked to thematic issues or projects within the portfolio.
  • Timely preparation on briefs, talking points, and other documents.
  • Timely production of key programme and project results data and promotional material to showcase the progress, achievements, and impacts of UNDP’s work.
  • Leads in generating knowledge products, such as best practices & lessons learned for knowledge sharing; ensure dissemination & utilization of knowledge products, including but not limited to, the reports on narrative, hidden narrative & metanarrative, needs & opportunities, and barriers & enablers.

3. Facilitate and/or coordinate consultant (s)/institution (s) hired by UNDP to implement Social Innovation Platform activities in Gorontalo (e.g., facilitating experts in conducting analysis, Capacity Building consultant, Gender Consultant, and other as necessary).


Competencies

Interest candidate has to access procurement notice Ref.: IC/UNDP/ACHIEVE/039/2021 - Social Innovation Platform and Covid-19 Recovery Facilitator for Gorontalo Province at the following link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75519

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).

Competencies and special skills requirement:

  • Excellent communications skills (verbal and written), leadership and creativity.
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Fluency in English with excellent written communication skills, and strong experience in writing reports
  • Knowledge of local language would be an asse


Required Skills and Experience

Interest candidate has to access procurement notice Ref.: IC/UNDP/ACHIEVE/039/2021 - Social Innovation Platform and Covid-19 Recovery Facilitator for Gorontalo Province at the following link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75519

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’s degree in development studies, social sciences, humanities, anthropology, urban planning, engineering, public policy, communication, and/or other relevant fields

Years of experience:

  • Minimum 3 years of working experience in development programming, social innovation, ethnography, and/or academic field
  • Experience working with government at sub-national level (provincial or districts) in Gorontalo province
  • Experience in assisting national/sub-national government (s) on SDGs issues
  • International exposure through working and/or studying abroad is an asset
  • Practical experience in organizing meetings/workshops/focus group discussions with multi stakeholders.



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