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Training and Development Specialist for Workshop Facilitation and Development of a Comprehensive Training Manual for the Free Wi-Fi For All (FWFA) Project Beneficiaries
|Location :||Manila, PHILIPPINES|
|Application Deadline :||15-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||3d 12h 56m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||70 working days spread over 5 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||May – September 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 Philippines is recognized as a high online service user: an estimated 67 million Filipinos use Facebook. Yet, 59% of the population and 72% of all households lack access to the internet. The Free Wi-Fi Internet Access in Public Places Project, otherwise known as Free Wi-Fi For All Program, was implemented starting June 2016. The Free Wi-Fi For All Program aims to provide free broadband Internet access to public places across the country.
On August 2, 2017, Republic Act No. 10929, otherwise known as the Free Internet Access in Public Places Act of 2017, was enacted, which mandates the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) as the lead implementing agency that will oversee the effective and efficient implementation of said Act. Under the said law, the Free Public Internet Access Program was created that shall provide free access to internet service in public places throughout the country such as the national and local government offices; public basic education institutions; state universities and colleges, and TESDA technology institutions; public hospitals, health centers, and rural health units; public parks, plazas, libraries, and barangay reading centers; public airports and seaports; and public transport terminals.
The provision of free internet access is targeted to accelerate the effective delivery of services, thus contributing to the attainment of sustainable development goals (SDGs), particularly on quality education (SDG 4); gender equality (SDG 5); industry, innovation, and infrastructure (SDG 9); reduced inequalities (SDG 10); and, partnerships for the goals (SDG 17).
To assist in accelerating the roll-out of the Free Wi-Fi For All, the DICT has engaged in a partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This phase of the DICT-UNDP partnership aims to expand internet access to up to 6,000 additional sites.
Free Wi-Fi For All (FWFA) Project Outcome and Outputs
Through the project, it is expected that women and men from disadvantaged communities can enhance teaching/learning (improve their educational attainment), deepen their engagement in governance processes, and avail economic development opportunities through increased access to 6,000 Public Wi-Fi hotspots. In doing this, the project targeted beneficiaries from 2,400 public schools in 500 municipalities, of which 50% of the towns are 4th to 6th class, 90% have poverty incidences higher than the national average, and 35% are geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDAs).
At the end of 2022, the project should have delivered the activities below through the following outputs:
Output 1. Broadening people’s access to free internet services in designated sites. The activities under this output will include research of appropriate technologies; assessment and market studies; procurement and partnership of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) that offer the most feasible technology to project sites; and management of deployments and contracts of ISPs.
Output 2. Organize and develop citizens' capacity to use, monitor delivery, and install internet connections and performance of the free public internet service. This will involve the mapping of citizen organizations in project sites, provision of training to beneficiaries, use and enhancement of UNDP’s existing mechanism for citizen’s monitoring to measure the quality and reliability of the internet; and, documentation of the development impact.
Output 3: Develop the capacity of DICT to contract and oversee the performance of internet service providers. This component will cover activities such as assessing DICT capacity; provision of a capacity building program to enhance DICT’s Public Financial Management (PFM), Project Management, and Quality Assurance; and developing a sustainability plan.
As part of the FWFA Output 2 above, the project partnered with Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) to mobilize and capacitate almost 10,000 project beneficiaries in selected four (4) provinces (Lanao del Sur, Batangas, Pampanga, and Abra) where free Wi-Fi sites are installed.
Through the FWFA project, the UNDP shall engage a Consultant primarily to facilitate the project’s major training workshops that will be participated by the UNDP FWFA team, DICT staff, and the partner NGOs.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objective and Scope of Work
The Consultant is also expected to produce a comprehensive training manual to be used by the NGOs in their capacity-building roll-out. The training manual shall compose of modules about internet media and information literacy. The content shall cover the project overview, connecting to the free Wi-Fi, internet media and e-government services, sectoral applications/uses of free Wi-Fi, and data protection and security. The module on the use of DevLIVE to monitor the quality and impact of free Wi-Fi will also be integrated into the comprehensive training manual. Specifically, the Consultant shall perform the following activities:
III. Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Note that the estimated duration of activities covers tasks/assignments related to the preparation, facilitation of the main activity, post-activity report writing, and submission of the expected deliverables. Target dates may change depending on the situation and needs, but with prior approval of the UNDP. All existing materials related to the training manual's development will be shared with the Consultant for modification and integration to the manual.
IV. Institutional Arrangement
V. Duration of Work
VI. Duty Station
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience
Only those who will obtain a minimum of 70 out of 100 points will be considered shortlisted and eligible for financial evaluation.
IX. Scope of Price Proposal
X. Recommended Presentation of Offer
Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;
1. Curriculum Vitae, indicating all past experiences from similar projects, to prove criteria cited in technical qualification as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) professional references (include a list of previous training facilitated, and training manuals developed)
2. Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided.
XI. Criteria for Selection
To select the best offer for this post, the combined scoring method will be used where the qualifications will be weighted 70% and combined with the price offer which will be weighted 30%.
Offerors must upload in one (1) file the aforementioned documents.
Templates for a) P11 Personal History Form and b) Offeror's Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability and Financial Proposal (Annex 2) are available through the link below. UNDP General Terms and Conditions for Individual Contractors are also available:
Incomplete submission of required documents may result in disqualification.
Please see the deadline of submissions above.
In view of the volume of applications, UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.