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Individual Contractor (IC) – SDGs and Statistics Senior Expert for Jordan
|Location :||UNDP Regional office – Amman, JORDAN|
|Application Deadline :||05-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||Arabic|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Up to forty (40) working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||over a period of five (05) months|
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 data revolution is an essential cornerstone of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with data considered to be one of the fundamental pillars of the accountability framework of the 2030 Agenda. However, online access to quality data in the Arab region remains difficult. Data and knowledge resources on development issues in the Arab region are often outdated, unreliable, and fragmented across multiple international, regional and local sources. When available, access to credible and official data is burdensome. By having access to and effectively using data, individuals, firms and communities in the Arab region can become more actively and meaningfully engaged in rethinking development policies, taking fact-based positions, or leading on entrepreneurial initiatives, thereby contributing to the sustainable development of their countries and regions.
The Arab Development Portal (ADP) is an initiative of the Coordination Group of Arab, National and Regional Development Institutions (CG) to create a knowledge platform to promote timely and high-quality knowledge and advance data-driven analysis and debates, advocacy and policy-making in the Arab region.
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) launched the ADP http://arabdevelopmentportal.com online on 25 April 2016, as a bilingual data warehouse and knowledge platform offering data and knowledge on key development topics in the Arab region based on national and international sources. The primary target audiences for the ADP include decision-makers in the public sector, private sector, academia, media and civil society with an active interest in development efforts in the Arab region.
Leveraging on big data technology, the ADP data portal aims to enhance the research experience of users enabling them to search for, visualize, extract, share and therefore analyze and create content based on official statistics. Since 2018, the ADP has expanded its database to enhance its thematic coverage of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and launched the first regional SDGs Tracking Tool in the Arab region, offering a multi-level SDG monitoring framework based on the global indicators, but also on national indicators and targets identified in national development plans of Arab countries. ADP currently offers data users a multi-source and bilingual database hosting 15 thematic topics and more than 8,300 unique indicators accessible through advanced data browsing and visualization options.
Furthermore, ADP succeeded in consolidating its role as a service provider to NSOs, assisting them in assessing and improving their strategy for disseminating official statistics, with a focus on reporting on the SDGs. ADP’s technical services widened to include assessing their national statistical capacity to report on SDGs and disseminate SDGs data and establishing adapted national data portals/SDGs tracking tools. A customized version of the tool was successfully implemented in Syria in 2019 and is almost finalized in Jordan, the Jordan Data Portal expected to be ready to be launched in the first quarter of 2021.
Within this context, UNDP-RBAS is seeking to engage the services of a qualified SDGs and Statistics Expert to support the Department of Statistics (DOS) in Jordan in the mapping of national SDGs indicators by identifying the national-level targets and benchmarks. The expert will also provide on the job training to relevant national staff at DOS in this area.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED WORK
The contractor will be responsible to carry out and deliver the expected outputs below:
EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
Knowledge Management and Learning
Required Skills and Experience
DURATION OF THE WORK
The expected duration of the assignment is expected to be up to forty (40) working days over a period of five (05) calendar months from the contract signature date.
If unforeseen travel outside the consultant home-based city is requested by UNDP and not required by the Terms of References (ToR), such travel shall be covered by UNDP in line with applicable rules and regulations and upon prior written agreement. In such cases, the consultant shall receive living allowances not exceeding the United Nations (UN) Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) rate for such other location(s).
SCOPE OF PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
The contractor will be paid an all-inclusive Deliverables/Outputs based lump sum amounts over the assignment period, subject to the submission of Certification of Payment (CoP) duly certified and confirmation of satisfactory performance of achieved work (deliverables/outputs) in line with the schedule of payments table hereunder, noting that the maximum number of working days for this assignment shouldn’t exceed five (05) calendar months.
RECOMMENDED PRESENTATION OF OFFER
Interested individual consultants must submit documents under point 1&2 to demonstrate their qualifications. Candidates that fail to submit these documents, the application will not be considered.
When the financial proposal is requested it should indicate the all-inclusive Deliverables/Outputs based total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. The terms “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, travel costs, living allowances, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred are already factored into the final amounts 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.
Interested candidates shall submit required documents to Job Advertisement Website (https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm) as one document not later than 05th of May 2021
Interested candidates can find Procurement Notice, Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability and P11 templates on the following link: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFERS
This selection criteria will follow the Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and methodology will be weighted a max. of 70%, and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30%; using the following evaluation criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodologies:
Step I: Screening and Shortlisting:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology.
Applications will be first screened and only candidates meeting the following minimum requirements will progress to the pool for shortlisting:
Step II : Technical Review
Shortlisted candidates will undergo a technical evaluation and a submission of a proposal to tackle the assignment.
Technical evaluation Criteria max 100 points (Weighted 70):
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation
For those offers considered in the financial evaluation, the lowest price offer will receive 30 points. The other offers will receive points in relation to the lowest offer, based on the following formula: (PI / Pn) * 30 where Pn is the financial offer being evaluated and Pl is the lowest financial offer received.
Step II: Final Evaluation
The final evaluation will combine the scores of the desk review and the financial proposal with the following weights assigned to each:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis methodology (weighted scoring method), where the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as: