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Household survey expert
|Application Deadline :||05-Jul-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||approximately 60 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 Aug - 31 Dec 2021|
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 Praia Group on Governance Statistics (the “Praia Group”) was created by the United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) in March 2015, with a mandate “to contribute to establishing international standards and methods for the compilation of statistics on the major dimensions of Governance”, and to collaborate with UN bodies and other organizations involved in the field of governance statistics. The overall objective of the Praia Group is to encourage countries to produce governance statistics based on sound and documented methodologies.
The first term (2015-19) of the Praia Group focused on establishing a strong theoretical basis for the production of statistics on eight ‘dimensions’ of governance (namely: non-discrimination and equality; participation; openness; access to and quality of justice; responsiveness; absence of corruption; trust; and safety and security), with the Handbook on Governance Statistics as its first flagship product.
The Praia Group, under its new mandate (2020-2025), will establish dedicated “Task Teams” to advance methodologies on the 8 dimensions of governance covered in the Handbook. These Task Teams will work on the design and piloting of survey methodologies, as well as on the compilation of guidance on administrative data collection. Task Teams will bring together experts from national and international organizations active in the field of governance statistics, from both developed and developing countries. Members will include NSOs and administrative data producers with practical experience in a given thematic area, as well as relevant data experts from international/regional organisation, civil society, academia and research institutions. Each Task Team will be led by two ‘champion NSOs’ with experience in a given thematic area – one from a developing country, and one from a developed country – and will be supported by UNDP and another international organisation with relevant expertise in the thematic area. See the Praia Group’s brochure outlining the Group’s main priorities for its second term here.
UNDP was appointed by the UNSC to provide technical and financial support to the Praia Group on Governance Statistics, and has been doing so since its creation. It is in this context that UNDP is seeking to recruit a Household Survey Expert to support the survey design work to be carried out by the Praia Group during its new term.
From now until the end of 2022, the Praia Group is convening two Task Teams on dimensions of governance for which statistical methodologies are least advanced and for which there is high interest from members of the Praia Group – namely Participation and Non-Discrimination & Equality. Other Task Teams will be established progressively throughout the duration of the Praia Group’s second term (2021-25) and will aim to generate dimensions-specific content for three main ‘products’ which the Praia Group aims to submit to the UNSC in 2025, namely: 1) a “model” governance survey questionnaire, 2) operational guidance on survey implementation, and 3) guidance on the collection of administrative data for governance statistics.
This consultancy aims to support the development of the model governance survey questionnaire and related guidance on survey implementation, with a focus on the two dimensions of Participation and Non-Discrimination. The aim of the Praia Group with this “model” governance survey questionnaire is for it to become a global reference in the field of governance statistics, and to enable the production of globally comparable statistics on governance. The Praia Group’s governance questionnaire will offer a reliable starting point to those who are interested in producing governance statistics, but who are struggling to find a robust survey instrument with a comprehensive scope addressing the multiple dimensions of governance (vs. various dimension-specific instruments readily available on corruption, victimization, etc.) It will consolidate in one questionnaire a set of modules on each one of the eight dimensions of governance examined in the Handbook.
This assignment is home-based and no travel is foreseen.
The Senior Research and Policy Advisor at the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre will supervise the consultancy, under the overall supervision of the Director and in consultation with the Supporting Organizations of the Task Teams on Participation and Non-Discrimination & Equality.
Step 1: Submission of technical proposal. That will include providing application via UNDP Job-shop (www.jobs.undp.org).
Interested candidates should provide the following in one document:
Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposals
Applicants are required to submit their lump sum financial proposals in US Dollars for this consultancy, using the financial proposal template available here: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=45780.
The proposals should be sent via email to email@example.com with the following subject heading: “Financial Proposal – Household Survey Expert” by the application deadline. Proposals received after the deadline may be rejected. In order to assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal should be all-inclusive lump sum fee, and include a detailed breakdown of the cost. The term ‘all-inclusive’ implies that all costs (professional fees, assignment related travel expenses to join the duty station, communications, tax, utilities, consumables, insurance, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the financial proposal.
Criteria for selection
Only those candidates who meet the minimum level of education and relevant years of experience requirements will be considered for the technical evaluation. The technical evaluation will include a desk review and may also include interviews with shortlisted candidates.
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%.
Method: cumulative analysis method will be used to evaluate proposals.
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Responsive / compliant / acceptable; and
Technical criteria weight: 70 (70% of total obtainable scores).
Financial criteria weight: 30 (30% of total obtainable scores)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 (70%) points on technical part will be considered for the financial evaluation.
Criteria and scores for technical evaluation (total 70):
Criteria for financial evaluation (30 points maximum):
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:
The award of contract will be made to the individual consultant who receives the highest combined score out of the weighted technical and financial criteria as specified above.
General Terms and Conditions_Individual Consultant (IC) http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf.
Duties and Responsibilities
Required Skills and Experience