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International Consultant (Accredited BRIDGE Facilitator)
|Location :||Kabul and homebased, AFGHANISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||30-Jun-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding|
|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 :||Six Months with Maximum 80 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Six Months with Maximum 80 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 Global Mission Statement
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in 166 countries, working with national counterparts on their own solutions to global and national development challenges.
UNDP Afghanistan Mission Statement
UNDP helps countries to achieve sustainable development by eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, accelerating structural transformations for sustainable development and building resilience to crises and shock. In Afghanistan, a country in conflict, UNDP works for development and recovery choices that reduce vulnerability and contribute a development perspective to strengthen humanitarian and peace-building responses.
The UN Electoral Support Project (UNESP) is the international community’s programming vehicle to support elections in Afghanistan, including the presidential, parliamentary and district council elections. The project has two overall objectives – 1) to build the capacity of the Afghan electoral institutions—the Independent Elections Commission and the Electoral Complaints Commission—to implement elections in line with the national electoral legal framework and Afghanistan’s international commitments; 2) to allow a programming mechanism for the international community to partially finance the elections as per the request of the Government of Afghanistan. The project follows previous UN projects in support of the Afghan electoral process, most notably the Enhancing Legal and Electoral Capacity for Tomorrow (ELECT) projects, from 2006-2011 (ELECT I) and 2012-2015 (ELECT II), and the UNDP Project Initiation Plan (July 2015 – October 2017). In line the UN Security Council Resolution 2489 (SCR2489), UNESP places the UN’s electoral support to Afghanistan directly under the political and supervisory oversight of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and reflects the growing sustainability of the Afghan electoral process, as evidenced by the Government of Afghanistan’s financial commitment to both electoral institutions, and the provision of significant in-kind support to the implementation of elections. Project implementation support will be provided by the UNDP Country Office, reporting, on fiduciary and operational matters, to the UNAMA Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Political through the UNDP Resident Representative;
In response to the Independent Election Commission (IEC)’s request for continued electoral assistance, a desk review, led by the Electoral Assistance Division (EAD), was conducted—in July 2020—in collaboration with UNAMA, UNDP, DPPA-DPO Asia Pacific Division/Afghanistan Team and UN Women. The desk review assessed the current electoral context and parameters of support in light of a) the delayed parliamentary elections in Ghazni, b) the likelihood of holding provincial council, district council and municipal elections, c) uncertainty of electoral reforms, and d) coronavirus (COVID-19) implications. In light of uncertainties resulting from COVID-19 and other uncertainties, the desk review recommends for more focused support in the areas of further Capacity Building for the EMBs; technical support in Electoral Legal Framework; Support to Voter registration (VR); and Building confidence in elections;
Along the lines of the above-mentioned desk review recommendations, UNESP will revise/update its Project Document and Annual Work Plan (AWP) and seek donors’ approval for a No-Cost Extension to 31 December 2021. Additional funding may be requested when necessary. Project staffing is being adjusted to reflect the realities of the situation.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK AND DELIVERABLES
Objective of the assignment:
UNDP/UNESP is currently implementing a comprehensive training programme for the capacity building of Independent Election Commission (IEC) and Election Complaint Commission (ECC) officers in Afghanistan. Part of this training program consists of seven (7) BRIDGE training modules for IEC, the BRIDGE modules will, among others, consist of Training of Facilitators Workshop, Election Administration, Election Dispute Resolution, and Gender and Elections. Therefore, UNDP plans to engage one Expert BRIDGE facilitator to conduct back-to-back BRIDGE training workshops with a view to developing the technical capacities of staff of the IEC and ECC of Afghanistan. The Accredited BRIDGE Facilitator will also accredit eligible trainees in the institution.
Objectives of consultancy:
Detailed list of the BRIDGE Modules is provided in the able below:
Table 1: The BRIDGE Trainings for the IEC
Expected Outputs; deliverables and estimated duration to complete and payment percentage:
Activity 1: Prior to training
Activity 2: Training and Reporting
Payments under the contract shall be deliverable-based and made on receipt of the specific milestone reports indicated above, including a timesheet per UNDP procurement formats for individual consultants.
The consultant will work under the overall supervision of the UNESP Deputy Chief Electoral Advisor / Project Manager, direct supervision of the UNESP Capacity Building Specialist. The consultant shall work in close collaboration with the UNESP and IEC / ECC staff as well as other units within the UNDP Country Office.
Duration of the Work:
The performance under the contract is (06) Months with Maximum 80 working days, expected from. There may be a requirement for the consultant to do preparation and documentation drafting from home base before arriving in Kabul for the said deliverables.
Kabul, Afghanistan plus home based approved by UNESP DCEA / Project Manager.
Job knowledge/technical expertise:
Conceptual innovation in the provision of technical expertise:
Required Skills and Experience
Excellent organizational skills and ability to work effectively in teams, delivering through and with others.
The consultant shall submit a price proposal as below:
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal. The consultant shall then submit a price proposal when requested by UNDP, in accordance with the below:
Payment schedule - Payments shall be done upon verification of completion of specific deliverables, upon approval by UNESP DCEA / Project Manager.
EVALUATION METHOD AND CRITERIA
The award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
b) Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation:
* Technical Criteria weight; [70%]
* Financial Criteria weight; [30%]
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where; p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated;
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal;
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal;
z = price of the proposal being evaluated;
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% technical score would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Documents to be included when submitting the proposals
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):