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Consultancy – Financial Management Consultant, BMS/OFM
|Location :||Home based (expected to work during NY business hour and interaction with Kuala Lumpur)|
|Application Deadline :||11-Jul-22 (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 :||8 Months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||8 Months with possibility of extension for additional 6 months subject to availability of funds|
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 global development network of the United Nations system that is on the ground in over 140 countries, with its Headquarters in New York, USA. The Bureau for Management Services (BMS) is a central Bureau tasked with the development of corporate strategies, policies, tools and systems in key cross-cutting management areas. Drawing on sound analytics and a risk-management approach, BMS supports the achievement of development results through management advice, innovative business solutions, and other corporate services in line with international best practices and evolving needs and expectations of development partners. BMS also ensures policy adherence in operations management within UN Rules & Regulations, safeguarding UNDP’s accountability vis-à-vis Member States and other stakeholders.
The Office of Financial Management (OFM) performs a pivotal role within BMS and within UNDP’s global finance function, partnering with Bureaux and Country Offices. The primary role of OFM is to maintain the financial integrity of UNDP through providing financial leadership, supporting the efficient and effective management of its financial resources, promoting financial sustainability and responsible resource allocation in the context of a fluctuating funding environment. This is accomplished by the development and implementation of sound financial policies and practices, oversight of corporate financial management performance, and flexible scalable support to resource allocation. OFM is a key source of information for the Executive Board, General Assembly, to Partners and wider civil society. It supports transparency through the provision of on time and quality statutory and other financial reports that comply with international standards and regulatory guidelines.
OFM ensures effective and efficient integrated resources management through a continuous and robust process comprising:
Duties and Responsibilities
A consultant is sought to support OFM ERP activities related to the design, realization, testing, system integration and roll-out of the Oracle Cloud ERP for financial management processes as defined in the Cloud ERP process ownership matrix.
Specifically with reference to the ERP implementation, the CFO accountability covers the following broad functional areas:
The consultancy work focuses on a coordination role in the project. Input on technical matters will be required from the consultant to support the review/assessment/evaluation activities as outlined in the milestone outputs. The consultant, however, is not responsible for the ERP implementation outcome. Given the dependence of planned deliverables on the overall implementation progress, the timing and sequence of the milestone may be adjusted and fine-tuned. The milestone completion will be assessed by the CFO considering the Quantum project developments.
While this is a home-based milestone delivery assignment, the consultant will be responsible for taking part in functional and technical meetings. The consultant will be expected to:
OFM recognizes the large scale of the project and inherent dependencies of various elements on the assignment. The delivery, timeliness and the quality of the specific milestones will be evaluated against the overall project status without prejudice to the consultant.
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% (70 points):
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
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
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.
The consultant will work under the guidance and direct supervision of Chief Finance Officer and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.