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Strategic Planning Consultant to develop UNOSSC Strategic Framework (2022-2025)
|Application Deadline :||08-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||Six Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 60 consultancy 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 focal point for promoting and facilitating South-South and triangular cooperation (SSC and TrC) for development on a global and United Nations system-wide basis. It fosters a coordinated and coherent United Nations system support to SSC and TrC. It also supports the UN agencies/entities in mainstreaming SSC and TrC in their strategies, programmes and activities, and manages four South-South cooperation trust funds. Working together with the Member States, Inter-governmental Organisations, UN Agencies/entities and other partners, UNOSSC performs its mandate and delivers services through its headquarters in New York and three Regional Offices in Addis Abba (Africa), Istanbul (Arab States, Europe and the CIS) and Bangkok (Asia and the Pacific).
UNOSSC, hosted by UNDP since 1974, was established by the UN General Assembly with a mandate to advocate for and coordinate SSC and TrC on a global and UN system-wide basis. It receives policy directives and guidance from the General Assembly and through its subsidiary body, the High-level Committee on South-South cooperation. It submits its strategic frameworks to the UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS Executive Board for consideration.
As the current UNOSSC Strategic Framework (2018-2021) is going to be completed in 2021, UNOSSC needs to develop its new Strategic Framework (2022-2025) in a consultative manner, which will be presented to the UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS Executive Board for consideration.
UNOSSC is developing its Strategic Framework (2022–2025) at an exceptional time. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the global context for sustainable development has fundamentally changed. The pandemic has posed an unprecedented challenge to the nations and peoples of the Global South. They need more international support and solidarity than ever before to effectively respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, and SSC and TrC can be at the forefront of response and recovery efforts.
It will be the first Strategic Framework of UNOSSC after BAPA+40 and the development of a UN System-wide Strategy on SSC and TrC and its Action Plan. During the development period of this Strategic Framework, a High-level Committee (HLC) on South-South cooperation will be organized, which will focus on the implementation of BAPA+40. UN Agencies including UNDP, the host organization of UNOSSC, are also developing their Strategic Plans 2022-2025. UNOSSC will incorporate the provided guidance by the HLC into the new Strategic Framework and will also align it with other UN Agencies’ plans including UNDP.
A mid-term review of the current Strategic Framework (2018-2021) was commissioned in 2020, which provides forward-looking recommendations and lessons to develop a new Strategic Framework. In the mid-term review, UNOSSC has committed to strengthening results orientation in its new Strategic Framework developing sound theory of change and result framework.
The UNOSSC Strategic Framework (2022-2025) will be developed in participatory process. The indicative phases for the development of the Strategic Framework include:
In this context, UNOSSC intends to hire a Strategic Planning Consultant to support the development of a new Strategic Framework (2022-2025). The consultant will work under direct supervision and guidance of the UNOSSC Director a.i, and in close collaboration with UNOSSC teams. He/she will closely work with UNOSSC Result Management Specialist on M&E aspects (eg. theory of change, result framework).
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will directly report to the UNOSSC Director a.i., and perform the following duties, but not limited to:
EXPECTED KEY DELIVERABLES:
The consultant is expected to produce a first draft of the Strategic Framework within mid-June 2021. The specific timeline for each deliverable will be agreed upon between UNOSSC and the consultant at the beginning stage of the assignment. The key deliverables include:
Required Skills and Experience
EVALUATION PROCESS AND CRITERIA
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: All the above documents need to be uploaded together putting into a single zip folder
Technically qualified candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply for this assignment.
Due to the large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFER:
Applicants are reviewed based on required skills and experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below.
The selection of the best offer from the shortlisted candidates will be based on a combined scoring method – where the qualifications and experience will be weighted a maximum of 700 points and combined with the price offer, which will be weighted a maximum of 300 points.
Method: Cumulative analysis method will be used to evaluate proposals.
Technical Criteria weight: 70%
Financial Criteria weight: 30%
Technical Evaluation – (700 points, 70%):
The technical evaluation will comprise of a desk review (400 points) and interviews (300 points).
All applicants will be initially screened against the minimum qualification requirements as specified above. Responsive candidates will then be further evaluated against the following criteria and shortlisted applicants invited for the interviews:
Desk Review of Technical Criteria as Evident in the submitted application (400 points)
The top three candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (280 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the desk review (400 points) shall be considered for the interview.
The total obtainable score on the interview is 300 points, bringing the total points for the technical evaluation to a maximum of 700 points. A minimum 210 (70% of total points obtainable during the interview) points are required to pass the interview.
Only those candidates who obtain a total technical score of 490 points and above on the technical evaluation will be considered for financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation (300 points, 30%)
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
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 contract with UNOSSC/UNDP.