International Consultant to develop the full-fledged Proposal for UNPRPD Round 4

Location : Home-based, CAMBODIA
Application Deadline :09-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
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 :30 days
Expected Duration of Assignment :30 days, from 12 April 2021 to 25 June 2021

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 Government is currently implementing the second National Disability Strategic Plan (NDSP2) 2019–2023, aimed at empowering and ensuring the inclusion of persons with disabilities. During its inception phase, the government reviewed lessons learned from the previous National Disability Strategic Plan, including the lack of leveraging public financial mechanisms and awareness around disability inclusion in cross-cutting thematic programmes and policy solutions. The NDSP2 is recognized by the country as a roadmap to advance the rights of persons with disabilities and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) in Cambodia has an opportunity to address the gaps and missing links in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and the UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19 (UN Cambodia SERF). The COVID-19 response measures by UNCT would enable and highlight the importance of disability inclusion to address existing challenges as well as advocate for ‘building back better’ in line with the 2030 Agenda.


Building on evidence-based analysis of COVID-19 on persons with disabilities and the national recovery plan, the UN will advance risk-mitigation and early warning mechanisms to protect the most marginalized groups of persons with disabilities. The UNCT will promote disability inclusive sustainable development that contributes to recovering better, increase engagement with organization of persons with disabilities (OPDs) across thematic areas of UN programmes and ensure strengthened governmental commitment.


The UNCT submitted the Expression of Interest (EOI) for the UN Partnership on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNPRPD) round 4 in September 2020, and it was accepted to work on the full project proposal early this year. Given that the full proposal must be developed based on the recommendations and key findings of the Situation Analysis of COVID-19 and Recovery Plan in consultation with relevant key stakeholders including OPDs, government’s relevant ministries, UN agencies and CSOs to ensure the proposal is well designed, developed and met the emerging issues in Cambodia of particular relevant to disabilities, and the rights of the persons with disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities

The assignment aims to develop the full proposal for the UNCT Cambodia to be able to submit the full-fledged proposal to the UNPRPD Secretariat on 30 May 2021.


The assignment will be expected to:

  • Conduct a desk review of all the relevant project documents (including approved Expression of Interest of UNPRPD, Inception Phase of UNPRPD,  COVID-19 Situation Analysis, COVID-19 recovery plan, UNPRPD strategic operational framework 2020-2025, etc.), relevant documents of the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC), and UN framework for the immediate socio-economic response to COVID-19. 
  • Conduct consultation with interested UN agencies in participating the proposal to identify the key areas, insights and recommendations that will respond to the disability inclusive development agenda as well as the purpose of the UNPDPD’s strategic framework.
  • Design methodology and tools to perform data collection including consultation/coordination with relevant stakeholders through a number of workshops, meetings and focus group discussions/ face to face/ virtually (taking into account of COVID-19 situation) or in-depth interviews with relevant stakeholders such as OPDs, CSOs, PWDs, UNCT and government ministries, private sector?, who might be involving in the project development. The Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA)[1] shall be part of the methodology.  
  • Conduct a workshop to validate the situational analysis to ensure the key recommendations and findings are prioritized into the full-fledged proposal.
  • Develop a first draft of the full proposal based on the template provided by the UNPRPD Secretariat.
  • Finalize the full proposal of UN Joint Programme that meets the requirements of UNPRPD.
  • Join and facilitate the meetings on the progress of the proposal in a regular basis and perform other tasks as required by the UNCT’s proposal development working group.


Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at for more detail information about term of reference, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.


[1] Checklist for a Human Rights-Based Approach to Socio-Economic Country Responses to COVID-19 | UNDP


  • Good facilitation and presentation skill.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with various partners including the Government, UN and other development donors and high-quality liaison and representation capacity.
  • Commitment to UN’s mission, vision and values.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Understanding of human rights-based approach and its application in project/programme design .
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work with people from different backgrounds to deliver high-quality products.
  • Be flexible and responsive to changes and demands.
  • Be client oriented, discreet and open to feedback.
  • Excellent computer literacy

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced university degree (Master Degree) in disability inclusion, social sciences, public administration, management, law, international development or another relevant field.



  • At least 7 years of relevant working experience in formulation of programs/proposals in disability sector with demonstrated success in resource mobilization.
  • Previous experience in development/implementation of programs for inclusion of persons with disabilities.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in national and international strategies, frameworks and policies in relation to disability inclusion and human rights.
  • Previous working experience in Cambodia and knowledge of Cambodian institutional context is considered a strong asset.
  • Experience with UNDP and/or other UN agencies is an added value.


Language Requirement:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English


UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.

Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.

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

1. Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work

2. Financial proposal

3. Personal CV including experience in similar projects, list of publication written by Candidate and at least 3 references.

Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. 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. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.

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