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Innovations in Urbanization Expert
|Location :||Bangkok, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||21-Sep-14 (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 :||3 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||3 months with possibiity of extension|
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 Asia-Pacific Regional Centre, Bangkok, serves countries of the region under UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific. It is a regional hub for development knowledge and expertise, providing programming, policy advisory and capacity development services in Asia and the Pacific. Located at the APRC, the strategic value of the Inclusive Growth and Poverty Reduction (IGPR) team is in bringing a combined understanding of the regional and national development contexts to multi-dimensional poverty issues that need to be addressed at an international or multi-country levels, and in-country national as well as in urban and rural areas. Development results are linked to influencing ideas, policy and programming impacts for reduction of multi-dimensional poverty and sustainable human development. Towards these results outputs of the Team include knowledge products, knowledge exchange, knowledge services, and policy-oriented advocacy, contributing to programming and policies for poverty reduction and the MDGs.
One of the areas of focus of the Inclusive Growth and Poverty Reduction is ensuring inclusive and sustainable urbanization. Asia’s population was 45% urban in 2011; this is projected to increase to 56% in 2030 and 64% in 2050. Successfully managing city growth will be critical to development in such areas as providing decent employment, reducing poverty, and addressing climate change and environmental sustainability. Ensuring equitable services, social inclusion, democracy, and protection of the rights of the urban poor are all demands that will expand with the growth of cities in the region.
As many city and national governments in the region lack the resources or the expertise to take on the multi-dimensional challenges posed by urbanization, UNDP APRC has established a multidisciplinary team, the Development Solution Team (DST), working on Inclusive and Sustainable Urbanisation. The UNDP APRC DST on inclusive and sustainable urbanisation offers a body of knowledge and technical expertise to address complex and interconnected development challenges; it also offers experience in bringing stakeholders together by facilitating exchange of knowledge, including through South-South Cooperation. It is actively employing and seeking innovative ways to address pressing development issues in urban areas and looking toward design-thinking as a means for transferring knowledge and experience from one country to another.
The work of the DST has the following key components:
Duties and Responsibilities
The objective of this assignment is to support UNDP APRC DST on inclusive and sustainable urbanization in all its areas of work.
Scope of Work:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables:
Required Skills and Experience
Duration of the Work:
Documents to be included when submitting proposal:
Interested individual consultant must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate your qualifications:
The financial proposal will specify the daily professional fee in USD and payments will be made to the Individual Consultant based on the number of days worked and upon completion of the deliverables. The roundtrip airfare to join duty station will be covered by UNDP. In the event of 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.
The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical Criteria weight; 70%:
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 350 technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.