National Consultant - Digital Transformation


Location : Bangkok, THAILAND
Application Deadline :04-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
12-May-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :160 working days
Expected Duration of Assignment :160 working days during the period 12th May – 30th December 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.


Background

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Thailand, in collaboration with the Royal Thai Government and partners, has been implementing projects to accelerate the development and find solutions to persistent development challenges in Thailand for more than 50 years. In line with the Country Programme Document (2017-2021), UNDP works with the Royal Thai government, civil society, the private sector, and the Thai public in support of the country’s achievements of the SDGs.

To promote and advance the SDGs in Thailand, UNDP supports the local innovations to accelerate progress towards the 2030 agenda. Particularly, in the context of COVID-19, the surge of needs for digital public service, tele-working, tele-medicine and digital payment leads to the needs for the country’s digitalization and e-governance for better response at speed and scale. Some countries recorded an increase in the usage of online services such as digital ID and digital signature, due to the spikes in applications for unemployment and other social benefits. Digital tools have also enabled enterprises and communities to mobilize, share ideas and perspectives and create responses to the pandemic, sometimes filling gaps left by governments. At the same time, digital responses by some governments in the region have exposed the risk of privacy and human rights violations and disproportionate surveillance. The pandemic has also accentuated the digital divide and the need for digital applications to incorporate not only privacy and human rights by design, but also accessibility for all, especially those left furthest behind.

Across the region, UNDP is supporting countries to prepare, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic crisis using its integrator and convening role, its global networks, and its mobilization capacity. This includes supporting governments in their digital transformation journey both in the short term (in response to immediate needs emerging from the crisis) and in the long term (accelerating the path towards the adoption of accessible, privacy-respecting and rights-based digital services).

In line with #NextGenUNDP approach and UNDP’s Digital Strategy 2019-2021 together with the initiative of Thailand Accelerator Lab and Thailand Policy Lab, UNDP Thailand Country Office is seeking the services of an Individual Consultant to support on building digital capacities strategy and support the digitalization of public service delivery systems and other digital platforms which can enhance citizen participation and inclusion.

 

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Interested individual consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.

Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application system only allows to upload maximum one document:

  1. Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability with Financial Proposal (in THB) using the template provided as Annex III. [Financial proposal: The Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal]. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.
  2. CV / Personal History Form (attached Template as Annex IV);

 

**Failure to submit the above-mentioned documents or Incomplete proposals shall result in disqualification

 

**Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application system only allows to upload maximum one document.

 

The short listed candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified.

 

ANNEXES:

Annex I - Terms of Reference (TOR)
Annex II - General Terms and Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Individual Contractors
Annex III - Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability and Financial proposal
Annex IV - P11 Form for ICs
 

All documents can also be be downloaded from: UNDP Procurement Notice for this Job


Duties and Responsibilities

For details please see the Terms of Reference attached as Annex I


Competencies

For details please see the Terms of Reference attached as Annex I


Required Skills and Experience

For details please see the Terms of Reference attached as Annex I



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