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Re-advertise _ National Consultant (Capacity Development Expert) to undertake a Capacity Needs Assessment of the National Regulatory Authority for the UXO/Mine Action Sector (NRA) in Lao PDR (Original Job ID 97889)
|Location :||Vientiane or Home-Based, LAO PDR, LAO PDR|
|Application Deadline :||20-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||7d 9h 8m|
|Additional Category :||Crisis Response|
|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 :||30 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||April - May 2021 or as early as possible|
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.
Lao PDR is, per capita, the most heavily bombed country in the world. More than forty years after the end of the 1964-1973 Indochina Conflict, unexploded ordnance (UXO) remains a major humanitarian and socio-economic challenge to the country, causing deaths and injuries, limiting access to potentially productive land and adding substantial costs to processes of development. The Government of Lao PDR has been active in the process of clearance since shortly after the conflict. Lao PDR has advocated for the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) and hosted the first Meeting of States Parties in 2010. It also embraced the UXO issue as a key development matter by locally establishing the Sustainable Development Goal 18 (SDG18), “Remove the UXO obstacle to national development”. The current National Strategic Plan for the UXO Sector in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic 2011 – 2020, “The Safe Path Forward II” (SPFII), details that the goal of the Government and its development partners over the 2011 -2020 period is to reduce the humanitarian and socio-economic threats posed by UXO to the point where the residual contamination and challenges can be adequately addressed by a sustainable national capacity fully integrated into the regular institutional set-up of the Government.
Duties and Responsibilities
The CNA will be required to identify and realize the NRA’s current and future capacity, asset needs and technical competences as it will determine the purpose and direction of the future Capacity Development effort. This will involve analyzing the current capacity to determine opportunities and constraints to the achievement of clearly identified deliverables. It should be noted that subsequent Capacity Development Project Proposals will be developed based on findings from the NRA CNA. The CNA should therefore provide a clear pathway for the NRA, ensuring that the CNA is ‘owned and driven’ by the NRA in order to attain the required levels of sustainability.
Required Skills and Experience
Requirements for submission of proposals:
All interested and qualified International or National Independent Consultant should apply on-line using the following links:
UNDP Lao PDR Country Office website at https://www.la.undp.org/content/lao_pdr/en/home/jobs.html or
In order to make your submission, please read the relevant documents available on the link below
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
(i) Explaining why you are the most suitable for the work;
(ii) Providing a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work including the work schedule for the delivery of outputs/deliverable;
(iii) P11 Form Education and work experience, including past experience in similar projects and contact references of at least 3 references for whom you have rendered preferably the similar services;
2. Financial proposal:
(i) Detailed financial proposal: Lump sum offer with clear cost breakdown against each deliverable.
Note: The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount, and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables (i.e. whether payments fall in installments or upon completion of the entire contract). Payments are based upon monthly outputs, i.e. upon delivery of the services specified in the TOR. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal will include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including travel, per diems, and number of anticipated working days). All envisaged travel costs must be included in the financial proposal. UNDP accept travel costs not exceeding of an economy class air ticket.
Instructions for on-line submissions:
Incomplete proposals or proposals received after the deadline will be rejected.
Please kindly refer to the Terms of Reference Annex I for detailed information on:
Scope of work and Responsibilities
Requirements for Experience and Qualifications
Evaluation of Proposals:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis methodology.
Only a consultant obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical rating would be considered for the financial evaluation.
UNDP Lao PDR will respond in writing by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.
Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.
Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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