Training Expert on Development Planning and Management


Location : Home Based with Travel to BiH, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
Application Deadline :05-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left :0d 11h 42m
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :March 2021
Expected Duration of Assignment :10 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.


Background

NOTE: Signed Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and availability - https://www.ba.undp.org/content/dam/bosnia_and_herzegovina/docs/Operations/Jobs/Offerors%20Letter%20to%20UNDP%20Confirming%20Interest%20and%20Availability.docx - Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability.docx - to be sent to e-mail ba.shared.hr@undp.org with Subject: Job ID 97173.

The consultancy will take place within the third phase of the Integrated Local Development Project (ILDP), a joint project of the Government of Switzerland and UNDP. For nearly 10 years, the Project has been working in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to systematise strategic planning and development management at sub-national levels in the country. Since its launch in 2008, the ILDP has been progressively growing, both in terms of scope of work, as well as conceptual approaches applied to advance strategic planning in the BiH.

The ILDP supported the participatory creation of a regulatory and methodological framework for standardised development planning and management in entity of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH for the entity, cantonal and local government levels. The similar legal methodological approach is currently under preparation in the entity of Republika Srpska (RS).

In 2020 the ILDP provided support for preparation of the methodological framework for development planning and management to Brcko District BIH, based on the solutions defined in the entities and the existing Law on Budget in Brcko District BIH, which is the principal regulatory framework for the preparation and implementation of strategic documents. The support resulted in the design and adoption of the “Rulebook on the Content and Methodology for Strategic Documents Preparation, Implementation and Monitoring and Oversight System”.

In supporting the institutional partners to prepare the aforementioned Rulebook, the ILDP placed major focus on the aspects of preparation of strategic development documents and their implementation through institutional mid-term and annual work plans. Having in mind that the Rulebook introduces a number of methodological novelties, there is a need to support the institutional partners in Brcko District BIH with a tailored training programme that would equip leadership and practitioners with understanding, knowledge and “know-how” in the process of the forthcoming planning cycle. More specifically, the training programme will focus on strengthening the capacities of the institutional partners in Brcko District BIH for implementation of the recently adopted “Rulebook on the Content and Methodology for Strategic Documents Preparation, Implementation and Monitoring and Oversight System”.

For this purpose, under this ToR the one (1) national consultant (hereinafter: the Consultant) will be hired.


Duties and Responsibilities

Task 1: Prepare the training programme on design of strategic documents, their implementation, monitoring and reporting.

The Consultant is expected to conduct a rapid review of the regulatory and methodological framework on the preparation of strategic documents and its implementation, monitoring and reporting in Brcko District BIH. Furthermore, the Consultant will review the existing training package for development planning and implementation prepared and delivered to the institutional partners in FBIH.

Based on the conducted preparatory review, the Consultant will adjust the existing FBIH training package to address the specifics of the regulatory and methodological framework in force in Brcko District BIH. This will be followed by deliver a tailored training for managers and practitioners in Brcko District BIH on the preparation and implementation of strategic documents and the system of their implementation, monitoring and reporting.

Task 2: Delivery of the training programme to managers and relevant practitioners in Brcko District BIH.

The training will be held as the two-days training and will be interactive, providing practical examples, a minimum 2-3 exercises and offering time for discussion.

The first day of the training will have two parts. The first part of the training will focus on introducing participants with the new regulatory and methodological framework on development planning and management (reflecting the system specifics, planning and implementation process flows and links between the strategic and implementation documents). The second part will elaborate the process of preparation of strategic documents, reflecting the process and its main stages, key principle, links with the Agenda 2030.

The second day of the training will elaborate implementation documents, monitoring and reporting, reflecting the purpose, specifics, flows and links between the implementation plans defined by the relevant Rulebook, focusing on institutional mid-term and annual work plans as the major “transformation belt” for implementation of strategic documents.

The training programme will be delivered to three groups of the trainees (approx. 25 participants in each group) in the premises of Brcko District BIH Government or a nearby location. Due to restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the training may be delivered via an electronic platform (zoom/teams).

Selection of training participants and training organization will be organized by the ILDP and the relevant counterparts in Brcko District BIH.

After the training delivery, the Consultant will share with the training participants evaluation forms to obtain their feedback on the training, which then will be administered and submitted to the ILDP in the form of brief report.

Deliverables/outputs

#

Deliverables / Outputs

# of Days per Task

Due Date

Percentage

 1.

Task 1: Training programme on design of strategic documents, their implementation, monitoring and reporting prepared.
- The training programe submitted to ILDP for validation.

4

18 March 2021

40

 2.

Task 2: Two-day training programme on design of strategic documents, their implementation monitoring and reporting delivered to target group – managers and relevant practitioners in Brcko District BIH.
- The training assessment report prepared and submitted to ILDP for validation.

6

31 March 2021

60


Competencies

Corporate competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism;
  • Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment

Functional competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and diplomatic skills, ability to work in a team
  • Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback
  • Ability to work under pressure and stressful situations
  • Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities
  • Excellent public speaking and presentation skills


Required Skills and Experience

Academic Qualifications/Education:

  • University degree in economics, public finance, or other relevant field;
  •  Advanced degree will be considered as an asset.                                                                                                                 

Experience:

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in public government strategic planning and development in BIH.
  • Previous direct experience in preparation of strategic documents, and/or mid-term/annual institutional workplans and public finance plans in Brcko District BiH, FBiH and RS.
  • Previous experience in design and/or delivery of training and preparation of practical manuals in the area of strategic development planning and implementation, institutional workplans and public finance in BIH.
  • Specific experience in aplying development planning methodologies in BIH is considered an asset.

Languages Requirements:

  • Fluency in English language and in the languages of peoples of BIH. 

Longlisting/Shortlisting Criteria

Qualifications as stated in the ToR

Criteria:

Points

Relevant Education

max 10 points
5 points allocated for BA/BSc degree
+ 3 points for MSc/MA
+ up to 2 points for PhD 

Relevant professional experience

max 15 points 

Fluency in English language and in the languages of peoples of BIH.

max 5 points - will be assessed as:
5 points for fluency and the points decrease as per the level mentioned in the CV:
good - 4 points;
fair/upper intermediate – 3 points;
intermediate - 2 points;
beginner - 1 point. 

Technical Evaluation Criteria

Criteria:

Points

Rating based on Qualifications

30

Previous direct experience in preparation of strategic documents, and/or mid-term/annual institutional workplans and public finance plans in Brcko District BiH, FBiH and RS.

35

Previous experience in design and/or delivery of training and preparation of practical manuals in the area of strategic development planning and implementation, institutional workplans and public finance in BIH

35

Evaluation

Individual  will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysis

When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

  • * Technical Criteria weight-70%
  • * Financial Criteria weight- 30%

Interested candidated must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  • Financial proposal with lumpsum costs for required services (please indicate breakdown of costs including consultancy fee, travel and all other associated costs) - link for document is at begining of advertisment. 
  • Most recent CV.

Please scan all above mentioned documents and upload as one attachment only online through this website.

Note:

  • For an assignment requiring travel, consultants of 65 years or more require full medical examination and statement of fitness to work to engage in the consultancy.
  • Due to large number of potential applicants, only competitively selected candidates will be contacted for remaining steps of the service procurement process.



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