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Consultancy – Monitoring and Evaluation Expert,UNDP Tax and TIWB Project, BPPS / Finance Sector Hub (FSH)
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||13-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||Up to 60 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Up to 60 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 Development Programme (UNDP) is the knowledge frontier organization for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy and programme work, carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office (CO) levels, form a contiguous spectrum of deep, local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. Within this context, UNDP invests in a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.
The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS’s) Finance Sector Hub (FSH) manages the UNDP Tax and TIWB Project, with resource persons embedded in the SDG Finance Teams in Amman, Bangkok, Istanbul, Panama and Pretoria.
The UNDP Tax and TIWB Project emphasizes linking tax administration and tax and fiscal policies with the broader SDGs. Building on UNDP Country Office portfolios and already existing engagements with Ministries, and other key stakeholders, UNDP will bring a stronger focus on the role of tax and fiscal policy in achieving Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. The project places a particular focus on reducing gender and social inequalities in tax and fiscal policy as well as taking forward climate action and environmental goals, and health outcomes. In addition, representing the views of developing countries in the global normative tax discussions is critical. To this effect, the UNDP Tax and TIWB Project will also work to bring evidence and perspectives from developing countries into the regional and international discussions on taxation.
The purpose of this procurement exercise is to contract an individual consultant who can take the lead in better defining UNDP Tax and Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) Project’ Results Framework, including targets and indicators to effectively measure and report on the project’s outputs, outcomes and impacts at the country, regional and global levels
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
The objective of this consultancy is to better define UNDP Tax and Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) Project’ Results Framework, including targets and indicators to effectively measure and report on the project’s outputs, outcomes and impacts at the country, regional and global levels
Key tasks to be accomplished:
Expected outputs and deliverables:
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. 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:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (700 points):
Having reviewed applications received, UNDP will invite the top four shortlisted candidates obtaining 70% (i.e., 280 out 400 points) of the desk review scores (i.e., Criteria 1- 3) for interview. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (490 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (700 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (300 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - UNDP P-11 Form for ICs
Annex 2 - IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 4 – RLA Template
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to email@example.com
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.