IC/UNDP/ACHIEVE/056/2021 - SDG Programme, Advocacy and COVID-19 Recovery Consultant


Location : JAKARTA, INDONESIA
Application Deadline :24-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Duration of Initial Contract :178 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :9 months

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

Interest candidate has to access procurement notice Ref.: IC/UNDP/ACHIEVE/056/2021 - SDG Programme, Advocacy and COVID-19 Recovery Consultant at the following link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75819

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

In September 2015, at the UN Summit, the General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Working with wide networks of experts and partners, committed, and signed by 193 government, this new global agenda of “a plan of action for people, planet, and prosperity” reflected on 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with 169 targets, aim to achieve the goals by 2030 with a pledge of “No One Left Behind”. Compared to its predecessor, the 2030 Agenda focuses on three dimensions of sustainability, not only on economic development, social development, but also environmental protection. The success of SDGs attainment depends on the extent to which the government, private sectors, and non-private sectors collaborates to formulate and implement regulation, efforts, and coherent evidence-based plans at country level also global level.

UNDP aims to eradicate poverty, to build nations that can withstand crisis, drive, and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. UNDP’s mission is to be an agent for change in the human and social development of Indonesia. We aim to be a bridge between Indonesia and all donors as well as trusted partner to all stakeholders. We work in four key areas of development: Governance Reforms, Pro-Poor Policy Reforms, Conflict Prevention and Recovery, and Environment Management with the overarching aim of reducing poverty in Indonesia.

The Sustainable Development Goals in Indonesia

The Government of Indonesia (GoI) endorsed SDGs Presidential Decree (Perpres) Number 59 of 2017 on the Implementation of the Achievement the Sustainable Development Goals. The Perpres is also a commitment to the implementation and achievement of the SDGs in a participatory manner by involving all parties. Furthermore, the goals and targets of the SDGs has aligned with that of the goals and targets stated on RPJMN 2020 – 2024 translated into programs, activities, and measurement indicators. The RPJMN acts as a main reference in the formulation of development documents in the national level such as Strategic Planning (Renstra) of Indonesia Ministries of 2020 – 2024, Annual Work Plan (RKP), and Medium-Term Regional Development Plan (RPJMD) also Regional Work Plan (RKPD) in the provincial level. The SDGs Agenda is pursued at national and sub-national level, undoubtedly requires a synergy of planning and formulation of all stakeholders from national to subnational levels.

To accelerate SDGs attainment in Indonesia, UNDP supports GoI at national and subnational level. At national level, UNDP supports Ministry of National Development Planning (BAPPENAS) and Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration (Kemendesa PDTT), among others, to accelerate SDG attainment in Indonesia. UNDP liaises closely with National SDGs Secretariat; Development Planning Agencies and Village Empowerment Agencies; central and local government ministries, agencies and bodies; parliament; private sector; philanthropy; academics; experts; civil society organizations; NGOs; media and youth. UNDP also liaises closely with international organizations, such as ADB; World Bank; UCLG Asia Pacific; UNDP Regional Hubs and other UN agencies.

SDGs Localization in Indonesia – national and subnational level with BAPPENAS

UNDP supports BAPPENAS, National SDGs Secretariat and Subnational Development Planning Agencies to advance SDGs progress in Indonesia. The supports focus on integrating SDGs agenda into national and subnational development agenda (RPJMN/D), preparing SDGs Roadmap and SDGs Action Plans, policy formulation, spearheading innovative solutions through Action for SDGs (e.g., BASADA, emPOWERed Farmers), monitoring and reporting (such as Voluntary National Review/VNR) and promoting knowledge sharing and capacity building (such as supporting the National SDG Annual Conference, SDGs Debate for Youth and SDG Academy Indonesia). UNDP also piloted the subnational SDGs Localization in Gorontalo, Lampung and Riau province – with potential expansion of the program to other provinces.

SDGs Localization in Indonesia – village level with Kemendesa PDTT

UNDP Indonesia supports Kemendesa PDTT in adopting the 2030 Agenda into more than 70,000 villages across Indonesia. The assistance focuses in the following four (4) main areas of cooperation:

  1. Social Innovation Platform
  2. Digital Village Program
  3. Mainstreaming SDGs agenda into villages’ metrics and indices
  4. Advocacy and Promotion of SDGs

Supported by Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH) and Agirre Lehendakaria Center (ALC) in Spain, UNDP and Kemendesa PDTT pilot the Social Innovation Platform (SIP) approach in two locations: Gorontalo and West Java province. SIP aims to assess socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and identify potential innovative solutions to build forward better from the pandemic whilst accelerating SDGs attainment in the regions. The pilot implementation runs from 2020 to 2021, with potential replication and/or scaling-ups to more villages/provinces.

UNDP also support Kemendesa PDTT to use technology to strengthen village programs through Digital Village Program. At the initiation phase, UNDP helps Kemendesa PDTT enhance its Padat Karya Tunai Desa (PKTD) program through Cash-for-Work (CfW) implementation at two pilot locations in West Nusa Tenggara and Central Sulawesi province. It aims to cushion the socio-economic shocks of the pandemic in vulnerable rural communities. Following CfW, UNDP will explore potentials to upgrade Kemendesa PDTT’s current system to better respond to the needs of digitalization in the 4.0 era.

In addition to piloting initiatives, UNDP will also assist Kemendesa PDTT in mainstreaming the 2030 Agenda into villages’ measurement and indices, which include but not limited to Indeks Desa Membangun (IDM) and Indeks Pengembangan Kawasan Perdesaan (IPKP). Further, UNDP will assist Kemendesa in curating best practices from villages, documenting them, and facilitating knowledge sharing and advocacy at subnational, national and international level.

The Consultant

In assisting GoI to adopt the 2030 Agenda across different dimensions of Indonesian administration system, programmatic and advocacy elements are key – so is taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic context in both elements.

Thus, UNDP is seeking a Consultant to advance the efforts of adopting the SDGs agenda in Indonesia in the context of COVID-19 recovery, through supporting the programme, advocacy and COVID-19 recovery areas, which entails to supporting SDGs programmes at village, district, provincial and national level and assisting promotion, communication and advocacy of SDGs at local, national and international level and helping the inclusion of COVID-19 recovery lens throughout the works.

The Consultant will assist the ACHIEVE Team of UNDP to implement the SDGs Localization Program. The Consultant will have to provide supports to the team at national and subnational level, facilitate activities and events, help in promotion and communication of SDGs, and coordinate administrative, logistics and financial areas as necessary.

The Consultant will liaise with other CO Indonesia teams/units, BAPPENAS, Kemendesa PDTT, National SDGs Secretariat; Development Planning Agencies and Village Empowerment Agencies; central and local government ministries, agencies and bodies; parliament; private sector; philanthropy; academics; experts; civil society organizations; NGOs; media; youth; development partners; vendors and other relevant stakeholders. The primary reporting responsibility of the Consultant is to the Project Associate for SDG – DGPRU.


Duties and Responsibilities

Interest candidate has to access procurement notice Ref.: IC/UNDP/ACHIEVE/056/2021 - SDG Programme, Advocacy and COVID-19 Recovery Consultant at the following link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75819

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

The Consultant will report directly to Project Associate for SDGs – DGPRU. The Consultant is responsible to do following tasks:

Provide supports to the project team to ensure effective project planning, budgeting and implementation, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Supports in the coordination of project planning and project initiatives. Supporting in the preparation of material and required project documents
  • Supports in analysis, research, summary, and presentation of basic information/data on specific project and related topics
  • Supports in preparation for project documents and submission to relevant parties for approval by relevant parties

 

Provide operational supports, focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Assistance in the preparation of terms of reference against project objectives and support in obtaining necessary clearances, and support on follow-up on administrative actions
  • Assistance in activities related to project implementation, which will include but not limited to recruitment and appointment of personnel, travel arrangements, training/study tours, and procurement of equipment and services
  • Assistance in preparation of draft correspondence, briefing notes, graphic and statistical summaries, accounting spreadsheets, etc.
  • Assistance in the preparation of budgets, work plans, summary points, meeting minutes, briefing notes, activity logs, reports and other documentations
  • Assistance in the facilitation of meetings, workshops, FGDs, seminars, webinars, symposiums, press conference, online/offline discussions, and other events

 

Provide supports to the reporting on progress of implementation, focusing on the following results:

  • Supports in preparation of results-oriented progress reports, in line with the monitoring and reporting guidelines and presents it to the project assurance team
  • Supports in preparation of data for monitoring of projects; categorization, updating, tracking, and analyzing data related to projects, which will include but not limited to accounting records, outputs, resources utilized and deviations/revisions
  • Supports in preparation for financial authorizations for expenditures to be approved and documentation in prevailing budget system
  • Supports in preparation of annual and quarterly work plans as well as project board meetings, audit, operational and financial closure

 

Provide supports in knowledge building and knowledge sharing with relevant stakeholders, focusing on the following results:

  • Supports in monitoring and evaluation of project implemented
  • Supports in finalization and publication of multiple languages report as a tool to communicate results, deepen stakeholder knowledge and buy-in to the project, and resource mobilization for the project.
  • Supports in synthesis of lessons learned and best practices in project management support function.
  • Provide supports in outreach and communication activities, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
  • Assistance in liaison with UNDP partners, which will include but not limited to BAPPENAS, Kemendesa PDTT, National SDGs Secretariat; Development Planning Agencies and Village Empowerment Agencies; Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH); Agirre Lehendakaria Center (ALC), central and local government ministries, agencies and bodies; parliament; private sector; philanthropy; academics; experts; civil society organizations; NGOs; media; youth, development partners, UNDP Regional Hubs and other UN agencies
  • Assistance in liaison with internal CO Indonesia teams, which include but not limited to Programme and Operations Teams, e.g., DGPRU, Environment Unit, IFL Unit, RRU, HR, Procurement, IT, and Communications Team
  • Assistance in facilitation of communication with the above-mentioned partners, teams, and other relevant stakeholders through online platform (due to covid-19) and offline platform (subject to COVID-19 situation)


Competencies

Interest candidate has to access procurement notice Ref.: IC/UNDP/ACHIEVE/056/2021 - SDG Programme, Advocacy and COVID-19 Recovery Consultant at the following link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75819

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:

  • Familiarity with conducting activities on online platform
  • Practical experience in conducting monitoring and evaluation
  • Fluency in English (both verbal and written)

 


Required Skills and Experience

Interest candidate has to access procurement notice Ref.: IC/UNDP/ACHIEVE/056/2021 - SDG Programme, Advocacy and COVID-19 Recovery Consultant at the following link: https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=75819

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).

I. Academic qualification: 

Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy, International Relations, International Development and/or Entrepreneurship 

 

II. Years of experience:

• Minimum of five (5) years of working experience as officer and/or coordinator of programme and/or communication/advocacy 

• Experience in supporting technical implementation of projects/programmes at subnational level, preferably in eastern part of Indonesia

• Experience in developing communication strategy and producing communication materials

• International exposure through working/studying abroad is an asset

• Experience in assisting research in English for a foreign institution that is based outside Indonesia is an asset



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