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Digital Transformation Specialist (s) (Open for National and International Consultant)
|Location :||Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA|
|Application Deadline :||08-Jul-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 :||150 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||11 months from 15 July 2021 to 15 May 2022|
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.
Over the past two decades, Cambodia has made significant economic progress, with growth being over 7%. However, the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic just simply reduced this progress extensively. Together with the withdrawal of the Everything but Arms Scheme by the European Union, the pandemic presented the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) with a daunting challenge since the end of its civil wars two decades ago. The RGC is encountering unprecedented tasks between maintaining economic stability and ensuring protection, safety, and security of her citizens. Demographically, the country is also under an immense pressure to promote economic diversifications so that the new growth sectors could offer new and better sources of growth, high-value jobs for its youthful workforce and getting ready for fast recovery from the crisis. Ultimately, this helps the country to timely ripe the population dividends in the next decades.
The COVID-19 crisis has given rise to new digital public services and demand on existing services. Cambodia recorded an increase in the usage of online services such as electronic documents, digital signature, and digital payment. Digital tools have also enabled enterprises and communities to mobilize, share ideas and perspectives and create responses to the pandemic, oftentimes filling the void left by the government. Digital transformation is seen as a core system necessity and is no longer a choice. At the same time, digital responses also increase 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. With that being described, appropriate and timely digitalization transformations could underpin the recovery process and build forward better.
Regionally, UNDP is supporting countries to prepare, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic crisis using its integrating 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 in the long term (accelerating the path towards the adoption of accessible, privacy-respecting and rights-based digital services). Nationally, UNDP Cambodia has substantially engaged in the recent past on supporting policy development process and piloting interventions that facilitate the country’s early transition towards skill-driven industrial sectors, the growing digital economy, and digitalized public services. The types of programme interventions have included but not limited to development of e-commerce sector, skills development for youths, public service innovation, and country’s scoping exercise on the potential of industry 4.0 technologies in the country’s key manufacturing sectors. Building on this, UNDP wants to expand its leadership role, technical expertise and offer a more comprehensive and holistic digital transformation support to its own programme, projects, and the work of UNDP’s partners to achieve its commitments under the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF-2019-2023) as well as the UNDP Country Programme (2019-2023).
Although digital transformation is gathering pace in Cambodia, there are mixed development progress and prospects across different groups and sectors in the economy. In line with UNDP’s Digital Strategy 2019-2021 that builds off UNDP’s extensive range of digital initiatives spanning the country, regional, and global levels, UNDP Cambodia is seeking the services of an individual consultant to support Country Office towards building digital capacities.
Duties and Responsibilities
The consultant will provide strategic and technical support to the Youth Employment Project on its current and future initiatives to promote skill development and jobs in the growing digital economy. Below are specific tasks to be delivered by the incumbent:
Interested offeror must read the Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice, which can be viewed at https://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=79730 for more detail information about term of references, instructions to offeror, and to download the documents to be submitted in the offer through online.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree or higher in IT / Computer Science, Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, or related fields. Any additional degree in area relevant to digital transformation in labour market or public sector is an asset.
Language Requirement: Excellent written and spoken English required
UNDP reserves right to reject any applications that is incomplete.
Please be informed that we don’t accept application submitted via email.
Interested individual offeror must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
1. Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work
2. Financial proposal
3. Personal CV including experience in similar projects, list of publication written by Candidate and at least 3 references.
Interested Offerors are required to submit application via UNDP jobsite system as the application screening and evaluation will be done through UNDP jobsite system. Please note that UNDP jobsite system allows only one uploading of application document, so please make sure that you merge all your documents into a single file. Your on-line applications submission will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. Please combine all your documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows to upload maximum one document.
Any request for clarification/additional information on this procurement notice shall be communicated in writing to UNDP office or send to email email@example.com and cc firstname.lastname@example.org . While the Procurement Unit would endeavor to provide information expeditiously, only requests receiving at least 5 working days prior to the submission deadline will be entertained. Any delay in providing such information will not be considered as a reason for extending the submission deadline. The UNDP's response (including an explanation of the query but without identifying the source of inquiry) will be posted in Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice page as provided above. Therefore, all prospective Offerors are advised to visit the page regularly to make obtain update related to this Individual Consultant (IC) Procurement Notice