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National Salary Survey Consultant
|Application Deadline :||24-Jun-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)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||Estimated 14 June 2021 – 14 August 2021|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Approximately 40 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.
The United Nations programmes world wide support highly skilled and dedicated national staff. From its inceptions, the United Nations has recognized the central role of its locally recruited staff in its work. In recognition of the important contribution of national staff, the General Assembly established the founding principle for setting compensation for locally recruited staff. With the Flemming Principle, the General Assembly established and maintained that conditions of service for locally recruited staff should reflect the best prevailing conditions of service found locally for similar work.
In order to make the Flemming Principle a working reality, consistently applied for each duty station, the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) approved a comprehensive salary survey methodology. This methodology provides clear and consistent guidelines for evaluating the local labour market conditions, identifying leading employers and establishing accurate comparisons with these employers to ensure that United Nations’ salaries and benefits are among the best prevailing conditions.
Salaries for locally recruited staff are established through labour market surveys of the employers presumed to be among the best in the locality. On a five-year cycle comprehensive salary surveys are carried out to identify the employers that offer the best overall conditions of service in order to be a reference to the United Nations salaries. Between comprehensive salary surveys interim surveys are conducted to update information on changes in salaries and benefits for the retained comparator employers.
In Turkey the latest comprehensive salary survey was conducted in 2019, and only employers located in Ankara were taken into account. Comparator employers may be a business enterprise or public institution, and are selected to serve as a reference to determine salaries and allowances for locally recruited United Nations staff. Comparator employers are within both public and private sector employers representing a cross-section of economic activity in Turkey. Selection of the best employers is made through a process of data gathering and comparative analysis of the remuneration package of locally recruited staff.
UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub would like to undertake a review of the labour market in Istanbul and compare the labour market conditions in Istanbul to Ankara in order to evaluate whether significant differences in cost of living in the two cities are reflected in labour market conditions. In this regard UNDP would like to hire a salary survey consultant to assist in this comparison.
Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of Work and Objective
The individual consultant to be deployed through this Terms of Reference shall:
(i) bonus payment strategy and methodology;
(ii) strategy and method or approach of each employer in conducting periodic salary reviews and increases;
(iii) given the unfavourable economic circumstances (devaluation of the Turkish Lira vis-a-vis the United States dollar, significant inflation) currently being experienced in Turkey, what exceptional steps or measures have the employers taken to adjust their compensation and thereby minimize the impact of these circumstances for their employees.
The consultant will be guided in the technical aspects of the United Nations salary survey methodology by an internationally recruited consultant who is familiar with the UN salary survey methodology. The survey data collected must be consistent with and meet the data requirement of this methodology. It is the role of the international consultant to review the data collected by the local consultant and to make the comparison with the data already collected from employers in Ankara. The international consultant will review the information collected under point 4 above. The consultant may also confer with the UNDP Chief of Operations, Istanbul Office.
C. Expected Outputs and Deliverables
Through performance of the activities stipulated in this Terms of Reference, the individual consultant shall provide the following deliverables as detailed below to the UNDP Chief of Operations and the Salary Survey Inter-Agency Task Force:
D. Institutional Arrangements
The consultant will work under guidance and technical supervision of the international consultant who is also recruited to assist with this task;
The consultant will be given access to relevant information necessary for the execution of the tasks under this assignment;
The consultant will work from home with mission travel if needed;
The consultant will be responsible for providing their own working station (ie, laptop, internet, phone, scanner/printer etc) and must access to reliable internet connection;
The consultant will be in frequent communication with the international consultant and on an as needed basis communication with the UNDP Chief of Operations, Istanbul Office.
E. Duties and Responsibilities of UNDP
UNDP shall provide the following to the Consultant:
i)UN Salary Survey methodology
ii)Survey data from 2019 Comprehensive Salary Survey
All information and data shared for the purpose of this assignment along with the outputs/deliverables/reports will be treated as strictly confidential by the Consultant.
F. Duration of the Work
The duration of the assignment shall not exceed two months from the date of contract signature.
G. Travel Arrangements
Required Skills and Experience
General Professional Experience
Specific Professional Experience
The payment shall be realized within 30 days upon submission of the deliverables detailed in above table by the Consultant and approval by UNDP in a form of lump sum.
If any of the activities mentioned in Article C of this Terms of Reference are not performed in due time and to the satisfaction of UNDP, no payment will be made even if the Consultant has invested person/days to produce and deliver such deliverables.
The consultant shall be paid in US$ if he/she resides in a country different than Turkey. If he/she resides in Turkey, the payment shall be realized in TRY through conversion of the US$ amount by the official UN Operational Rate of Exchange valid on the date of money transfer.
The price to be quoted by the technically qualified candidates (who will receive at least 70% of maximum attainable scores in the interview) shall be inclusive of costs related to tax, social security premium, pension, visa (if needed) etc. UNDP will not make any further clarification on costs related to tax, social security premium, pension, visa etc. It is the prospective Consultants’ responsibility to make necessary inquiries on these matters.
Evaluation of Applicants:
Individual consultant will be evaluated based on a cumulative analysis taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ qualifications and financial proposal.
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation – max. 70 points:
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 30 points
1. Application procedures:
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via this website. The application should contain:
*Please note that the financial proposal is all-inclusive and shall take into account various expenses incurred by the consultant/contractor during the contract period (e.g. fee, costs related to tax, health insurance, vaccination, personal security needs and any other relevant expenses related to the performance of services...). Financial proposal shall be inclusive of costs related to tax, social security premium, pension, visa (if needed) etc.
Payments will be made only upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner.
General Terms and conditions and related documents can be found under: http://on.undp.org/t7fJs
Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.