National Consultant – Partnership and Engagement

Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :08-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract :261 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :261 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.


Dear Sir / Madam:


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently implementing a project Rollout of eTendering system that requires the services of an individual to perform the work described in the corresponding TORs.


  • Post Title: National Consultant – Partnership and Engagement
  • Country of Assignment: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Duty Station: Home-Based, with expected domestic and international travel
  • Duration of Assignment: 10 March 2021 – 28 February 2022 (Maximum 261 working day).
  • Proposal should be submitted no later than 8 March, 4:00PM (Bangkok time, GMT: +7:00)

Proposal should be submitted through the online e-Tendering system. **Offers submitted via email or other methods may not be considered.

Any request for clarification must be sent in writing to with copy to  

The deadline for submitting query for clarifications/ questions is 3 days prior the submission deadline

To apply for this position, please refer to the information below. 

For the first time registrants, use the following details to login and create access:

  • Username:  event.guest
  • Password:  why2change

After login into the system please choose Event ID: THA10-0000008631 under the name of " RFP-IC-2021-02 National Consultant"

In consideration of your qualifications, we are hereby inviting you to submit an offer for this particular assignment. To assist you in understanding the requirements of this assignment, we have included hereto the following:


  • The Terms of Reference for the assignment described above;
  • The standard Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability, which you must accomplish and submit to UNDP, with password encrypted; and
  • The Individual Contract and its General Terms and Conditions, which you would be expected to sign in the event you are the selected Offeror in this procurement process.

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

  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;
  • Personal CV or P-11, indicating all relevant and similar previous experiences, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Applicant and at least three (3) professional references;
  • A cover letter indicating brief description of a) why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment; and b) how he/she will approach and complete the assignment.
  • d) Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive daily price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided.

If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the file.



**While entering the financial proposal in the e-Tendering system, always mention your bid price as “1”.  Please do not mention the value of your financial proposal in the e-Tendering system.  It should only be mentioned in the Password-protected forms on Offeror’s letter to UNDP confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual Contractor (IC) Assignment form**


Yours sincerely,

Procurement Unit


General Background

UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in about 170 countries and territories, working with national counterparts on solutions to global and national development challenges.
In Thailand, UNDP partners with the host government, civil society including the business community, the United Nations system, the development partners and other development actors to help the country achieve sustainable development including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development and building resilience to crises and shock.
UNDP Thailand Country Office (CO) is reorganizing internally and moving towards an integrated collaborative business model. Internally, an energetic and innovative team will converge around the planning, design, implementation and quality assurance of an integrated programme in a fast-paced environment. Fostering strategic partnerships and alliances with different stakeholders will require a team which consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude and has a strong client orientation.
In this context, under the direct supervision and strategic guidance of the Resident Representative (RR), UNDP Thailand is seeking a Partnership and Engagement Advisor to focus on technical contributions for operationalizing new partnership agreements and maintaining existing partnership relationships. S/he will help strengthen UNDP’s existing network of partners, expand UNDP’s reach to new and non-traditional development actors and bridge UNDP programme efforts with various stakeholders including parliamentarian, judge, chief of local administrative organizations, government official, academia, and media .

Duties and Responsibilities

Objective of the Assignment & Scope of Work


Under the direct supervision of the Resident Representative and in collaboration with the programme teams in UNDP Thailand, the Partnership and Engagement Advisor will be primarily responsible for the following work streams:


  1. Strengthen UNDP’s partnership with the legislative, executive and judiciary branches
  • Support UNDP in identifying, establishing and cultivating strategic partnership with the parliament, government, and court for SDGs implementation in Thailand; 
  • Support the implementation of activities under the MOU between UNDP and the Thai Parliament;
  • Provide technical advice on integrated initiative concerning engagement with parliament, court of justice, local administrative organizations etc.


  1. Develop strategic partnership at the sub national level in lieu of advancing UNDP’s SDG localization initiative
  • Provide advice to programme and project team on strategic partnership to support implementation of SDGs localization and other relevant initiative under programme and projects;
  • Actively engage with local administrative organizations to identify new opportunities to cultivate high value partnerships at the sub national level


  1. Strengthen the partnership for the Thailand Policy Lab
  • Analyze key development partner initiatives and identify potential linkages and partnerships that support the work of the Thailand Policy Lab;
  • Coordinate with the Thailand Policy Lab team to integrate voices of external partners into its program design and build messaging of program efforts that resonate with current and potential partners
  1. Build UNDP’s credibility and recognition on SDGs
  • Develop the partnership strategy to improve UNDP’s visibility among various partners in Thailand;
  • Jointly collaborate with the UNDP programme team to advocate UNDP’s work on SDGs at public forum, conferences, and meetings organized by different stakeholders;
  • Assist programme and project team in maintaining high-quality collaborative networks with UNDP and establishing new networks with non-UNDP experts across knowledge domains.


The successful candidate will provide continuous support to UNDP and deliver the following outputs throughout the assignment:


  • Identification of opportunities for integrated delivery offers by conducting research on potential partners, prioritizing partners for final collaboration, brokering collaboration agreements between UNDP and potential partners;
  • Advise programme and project team on strategic partnership and provide technical advice on integrated effort concerning strategic partners;
  • Management of strategic alliances and partnerships, especially with key think tanks, governmental organizations (or funders) and non-governmental organizations






Functional Competencies as required in the TOR

Required Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Political Sciences, Business Administration, Communications or related field;
  • At least 5 years of relevant development experience at the national or international level;
  • At least 5 years of experience working on partnership development and engagement with public institutions in Thailand including government, parliament, court and local administrative organizations;
  • A proven track record of excellent partnership building and ability to mobilize support from a wide range of stakeholders;
  • Knowledge of the SDGs and their application at the national and local level;
  • Familiarity with the political landscape, institutional set-up and policy-making processes in Thailand;
  • Fluency of English and Thai languages is required

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