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IC/007/21 - International Consultant on Local Governance
|Location :||home based and at least 3 visits to Uzbekistan by 5 w/days each|
|Application Deadline :||15-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||90 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||April 2021 -December 2022|
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.
"Improved Public Service Delivery and Enhanced Governance in Rural Uzbekistan" is a joint project of the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), funded by the European Union. The overall goal of the project is to improve the quality of life of vulnerable sectors of the population in rural areas – such as women, youth and children, the elderly and people with disabilities – by enhancing their access to public services, and the quality of their provision. Equally, the project aims to strengthen citizen participation in the decision-making processes at the local level and increase their access to information, effectively increasing the transparency of the local governance system.
In 2020 according to annual work plan IPSD prepared several analytical reports and policy papers, drafts of legislative acts in local governance.
In this regard, the project is planning to hire an International Consultant on Local governance, who will support the IPSD team by providing strategic guidance regarding the implementation of all the initiatives related to local governance and public service delivery at the local level.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under overall guidance of the Project Manager and the Programme Coordinator as well as direct supervision of the Task Manager on Local governance, the International Consultant will perform the following duties and responsibilities.
A. General tasks.
B. Specific tasks.
I. Strategic guidance and technical advice for the improvement of the legal framework for local governance in Uzbekistan.
Organize a seminar on the topic of decentralization in local governance (seminar in Uzbekistan/online if COVID-19 restrictions).?
II. Strategic guidance and technical advice for the preparation of manuals/guidebooks and for organizing training for local government officials.
III. Strategic guidance and technical advice in interaction between local government authorities and civil society.
IV. Strategic guidance and technical assistance for local public service delivery to vulnerable people, including women.
Organize a seminar on local public service delivery for vulnerable people, including women for the staff of PSA, pilot khokimiyats and other relevant government bodies (seminar in Uzbekistan/online if COVID-19 restrictions).
Required Skills and Experience
For shortlisted candidates a competency-based interview will be arranged online.
UNDP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates, people with disabilities, and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. UNDP Gender Balance in Management Policy promotes achievement of gender balance among its staff at all levels.
Interested candidates need to apply online by clicking “Apply Now” button and upload requested documents (Technical Proposal/Methodology, CV/P11 form, Offeror’s Letter of confirmation and Financial Proposal merged into one single file) in Part 5 of Procurement Notice no later than end of 15 April, 2021 (New York time). Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged to your email address provided in application. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary.
You can review detailed Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference and download templates from the UNDP Procurement Notices Site following the link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=76696 (cut and paste into browser address bar if the link does not work).
Application submitted via email, incomplete applications or received after the closing date (April 15, 2021) will not be given consideration.
For more detailed information about UNDP Uzbekistan please visit our website at www.uz.undp.org. UNDP is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified female candidates, people with disabilities, and minorities are highly encouraged to apply. UNDP Balance in Manage Policy promotes achievement of gender balance among its staff at all levels.
Requests for clarification must be sent in writing to email@example.com, ensuring that the reference number above is included in the subject line. UNDP shall endeavor to provide such responses to clarifications in an expeditious manner, but any delay in such response shall not cause an obligation on the part of UNDP to extend the submission date of the Proposals, unless UNDP deems that such an extension is justified and necessary.