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Behavioural Research Consultant
|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Home-based in India, with travel to Odisha as part of research mission, INDIA|
|Application Deadline :||02-Aug-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||3 Month|
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.
UNCDF is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 47 Least Developed Countries (LDCs). UNCDF uses its capital mandate to support LDCs pursue inclusive growth. UNCDF promotes financial inclusion, also through digital financial services (DFS), as a key enabler of poverty reduction and inclusive growth; and it demonstrates how localizing finance outside the capital cities can accelerate growth in local economies, promote sustainable and climate-resilient infrastructure development, and empower local communities. Using capital grants, loans and credit enhancements, UNCDF tests financial models in inclusive finance and local development finance; ‘de-risks’ the local investment space; and provides proofs of concept, paving the way for larger and more risk-averse investors.
Hosted by UNCDF, the Centre for Financial Health is set-up as an umbrella platform towards convening a global coalition and thought leadership. The Centre for Financial Health acts as a convener, providing a platform to bring together global, regional and local actors committed to using financial and digital solutions to improve the financial lives of low-income families—helping them climb - and stay - out of poverty. The Centre creates space for thought leadership where best financial health practices and models are exchanged and lead to concrete action with governments and the private sector.
As part of the programme the team is undertaking a scoping engagement with focus on women and women microenterprises to understand behavioural social norms and barriers that are preventing them from access to/adoption of financial services. In addition to this scoping, the team is also undertaking research/building of behavioural insights into other segments of population specially gig workers and ageing population. These research insights are aimed at shaping/serving as inputs for the learning agenda of the programme.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Research and Insights Specialist (under hire) and Global Manager – Innovations and Financial Health, the Behavioural Research Consultant will:
The table below shows the detailed activities, deliverables, and corresponding target delivery dates.
Required Skills and Experience
Duration: 3 months
Duty Station: Home-based in India, with travel to Bhubaneswar, Ganjam and Sambalpur for specific research
For unforeseeable travel, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed. UNCDF would cover the cost of stay for the selected individual.
Please note that UNCDF cannot guarantee residence permits or visas for consultants. Consultants are responsible for securing their work documentation. In the case of national consultants, applicants that are not nationals of the duty station requested will have to prove their residence status.
Provision of Monitoring, Progress Controls & Payments:
Interested individuals must submit the following documents as proposals in order to demonstrate their qualifications. (NOTE: The system does not allow multiple uploads of document. Applicants must make sure to upload all documents in one PDF file.)
All applications must contain the following information:
Technically qualified?consultants,?i.e. consultants who score the equivalent of or more than 70% with respect to the?below-mentioned evaluation criteria,?will be requested to submit their?all-inclusive fixed total contract price. Consultants?should not specify their?financial proposals?on their CV or with their?submission. The CV will not be evaluated?further in?the event?the consultant submits the same.?
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure you have provided all requested documents.
Applicants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
Step I: Screening
Applications will be screened and only applicants meeting the following mandatory criteria will progress to the pool for shortlisting:
Step II: Desk Review
A desk review will be conducted to produce a shortlist of applicants according to the criteria listed below. Only applicants who obtain 70 points at this stage shall be invited for the next step.
Only applicants who obtain a minimum of 70 point at the desk review will be considered as technically qualified and will be reviewed further for financial evaluation.
Step III: Financial Evaluation
Technically qualified consultants will be requested to submit their Consultancy fee rate i.e. consultants who score more than 70% i.e. 49 marks with respect to the above-mentioned evaluation criteria. Consultant should not specify their consultancy fee on their CV or with the submission. The CV will not be evaluated further in case the consultant submits the same.
The contact shall be awarded to the applicant whose offer have been evaluated and determined as:
Both individual consultants and individuals employed by a company or institution are welcome to apply. Any individual employed by a company or institution who would like to submit an offer in response to a Procurement Notice for individual consultant must do so in their individual capacity by providing a CV so that their qualifications may be judged accordingly. Women candidates or women-owned businesses are strongly encouraged to apply.