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Consultant to Develop guidelines and training on the collection of national account statistics
|Location :||Juba, Republic of South Sudan and Home-based, SOUTH SUDAN|
|Application Deadline :||17-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||45 Working Days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 Months (45 working days)|
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.
UNDP has signed a Letter of Agreement with the National Bureau of Statistics for the collection, analysis and use of key socio-economic data. To implement better policies for sustainable development, to set priorities in national development strategies, and to make informed choices on policy options for improved livelihood and wellbeing, requires the production and use of relevant, timely and accurate data and statistics.
The National Bureau of Statistics is the principal o?cial statistical agency for South Sudan. It was ?rst established in 1995 when it functioned as a Database and Monitoring Unit under the Sudan Relief and Rehabilitation Association (SRRA). Over time, the unit evolved and was renamed the New Sudan Centre for Statistics and Evaluation (NSCSE) in 2003 under the then SPLM/SPLA administration in the then SPLM controlled areas of Southern Sudan. The Centre was established with a mandate to develop the necessary capacity to become the professional source and e?ective provider of o?cial statistical information for the SPLM controlled areas. This was in response to the urgent need for basic statistical data in order to support decision making and enable programme and policy monitoring in the South. Today, the NBS is an independent Statistics Bureau of the Government of Republic of South Sudan (GRSS), established by article 193 (1) of the transitional constitution 2011 and SSCCSE Act 2011. It is responsible for collecting, coordinating, analyzing, and disseminating all o?cial statistical information on economic, social, demographic, environmental and general activities, and conditions of the people of South Sudan.
UNDP and National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) work together to strengthened national statistical and data availability for informed policy decisions. Previously NBS estimation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) relies on expenditure approach to estimate South Sudan’s GDP. NBS has done some preliminary work in data collection to estimate GDP by production.
Duties and Responsibilities
The National Accounts consultant in close collaboration with the Economic Directorate and relevant staff and specialists in NBS will carry out the assignment under direct supervision of Chief of Economic Statistics.
The National Accounts consultant will regularly report to the Economic Directorate, and work closely with the National Accounts team and will be required to submit the following progress reports:
All the reports shall be written such that they stand alone, without the reader needing to refer to other documents and shall include a dated cover letter with the distribution list, and shall note key issues of interest in the report for management’s attention. The report will be done monthly and a final report.
Facilities to be provide by the Client
The NBS shall
Required Skills and Experience
Required Skills and Experience:
Fluency in English, both oral and written, is required
Terms of Payment:
The consultant will be paid on a lump sum basis subject at completion of agreed tasks as follows
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial Evaluation - Total 30% (30 points).
The National Accounts consultant will work under the close guidance of the Chief, Economic Statistics in NBS, South Sudan throughout the assignment period.
Duration of the work:
The expected duration of this assignment is [45 days] with a start date of 15th May 2021 and planned to be completed by end September 2021.
The selected consultant will be based in South Sudan.