National Consultant – Capacity Development in Strengthening Integrity and anti-corruption curriculum in Higher Education (Rajabhat Universities)


Location : Home Based with anticipated travel to region group of the Rajabhat Universities (5 Regions), THAILAND
Application Deadline :16-Mar-18 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
26-Mar-2018
Duration of Initial Contract :26th March 2018 – 15th December 2018 maximum with total of 80 working days.

Background

 

Anti-corruption is a national agenda and the priority of the current government of Thailand, a nation of 60 million population and the second largest economy in the ASEAN region. Many measures to address the corruption and improve the performance of the public sector have been adopted.

 

While a variety of anti-corruption policies are implemented in the public sector, civic engagement is another key pillar to address corruption in the country. Youth, particularly, is an important population group that will shape the future of the country. Empowering the youth to refuse corruption in Thailand is a pre-condition for changing attitudes in the wider society and promoting a culture of integrity. However, attitudes of youth against corruption becomes a key challenge. A poll of 2,100 people across Thailand in 2013 reported that 63.4 percent of the Thai population accept corruption on the condition that they also benefit from it. 68.2 percent of young people aged under 20 share the same attitudes. To address this issue, UNDP has signed an MOU with the National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC), the responsible government agency mandated to improve integrity education in the country, to provide technical support to NACC in variety of issues including the review and development of mandatory integrity curriculum for students at university level throughout the country.

 

With support from GAIN in this project, UNDP will provide technical assistance in developing quality integrity curriculum that will be institutionalized into the education system in collaboration with NACC. The mandatory integrity curriculum to be developed by UNDP will help enable new Thai youth in formal education to develop their own sets of ethics and civic responsibilities shaping their engagement and involvement as adult citizens in the future to work actively against a corrupt society. The Thai youth with newly strengthened integrity will also benefit the expansion of the Thai youth anti-corruption network, which offer extra-curricular activities for youths, to become an influential CSO that can immensely strengthen civic engagement in anti-corruption in Thailand and change attitude of wider society on corruption issue.

 

Implementation plan to improving attitude of youth against corruption results key outputs; 1) Integrity curriculum developed and provided to university students across Thailand, and 2) The Thai Youth Anti-Corruption network strengthened and expanded.

 

The NACC is presently developed learning curriculum and materials to standardize for corruption prevention and aims to disseminate to the educational agencies at all level to apply into their own curriculum. To align with the National Anti-Corruption Strategy phase 3 (2017-2021), each curriculum shall comprise 4 main topics; 1) Zero tolerance and shame of corruption, 2) Differentiation of personal and public interests, 3) STRONG: mind of sufficiency against corruption, and 4) Citizens and responsibility for corruption.

 

To advance the design and implementation plans in working with key implementing partners and their beneficiaries, specifically the undergraduate students on Integrity and Anti-Corruption Education, UNDP Thailand has been working on developing curriculums in collaboration with the NACC Sub-committee on Learning Curriculum and Materials preparation for corruption prevention, together with The Rajabhat University Presidents Council of Thailand, Office of the Higher Education Commission, Ministry of Education, and other academic institutions. In fully designing and implementing these key aspects of improving culture of integrity in Thailand through strengthened integrity education of the youth.


Duties and Responsibilities

 

Scope of work:

 

The overall objective of the consultancy assignment is to strengthen the incorporating of integrity and anti-corruption curricula in to the varieties of subject for undergraduate education, particularly Rajabhat Universities, and to ensure teaching guidebook is comprised 4 main topics in align with the National Anti-Corruption Strategy phase 3.

 

Under the guidance of the International Consultant - Integrity Education (Lead Consultant) and in close collaboration with UNDP colleagues, the consultant is expected to perform the following tasks and duties;

 

  • Support the lead consultant conducting the Integrity Curriculum Assessment, provide required analyses and incorporate feedback from key partners and stakeholders to the definitive version of curricula (in Thai language).
  • In coordination with the lead consultant, conduct internal workshops with stakeholders in planning process to finalize and produce learning guideline (in Thai) to be used and distributed for Training of trainer workshop.
  • In coordination with the lead consultant, implement the training of trainer’s workshop, and produce workshop/training material i.e. teaching guideline (in Thai version)
  • Monitor and provide technical and professional support in applying the teaching/learning sessions throughout the semester.
  • Support the lead consultant in a process of conducting an evaluation of the integrity and anti-corruption and student assessment.

 

Expected Outputs and Deliverables

 

The consultant is expected to deliver the followings:

 

Deliverables/ Outputs

Target Due Dates

Review and Approvals Required

1. Incorporation of the feedback from key partners to the final version of integrity and anti-corruption curricula (NACC version) tailored to;

a. Coverage all the Rajabhat Universities

April 2018 (Q2/18)

Programme Specialist, Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit

2. Integrity and anti-corruption learning module guideline and assessment tools (handbook for trainer, using for training of trainers) in Thai version

April 2018 (Q2/18)

Programme Specialist, Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit

3. Deliver 3-day workshop to develop and finalize integrity education teaching guideline, and collaborate to the Rajabhat University President Council of Thailand

April 2018

(Q2/18)

Programme Specialist, Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit

4. Produce the final version of the teaching guideline in Thai (as resulted from deliverable 3), and implement training of trainers (including training materials)

May 2018

(Q2/18)

Programme Specialist, Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit

5. Monitor and provide technical support throughout the semester

June to August 2018 (Q2-Q3/18)

Programme Specialist, Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit

6. Support a process of conduct an evaluation of the integrity and anti-corruption curricula and student assessment, and provide a Thai version of the report with recommendations from the lead consultant.

September to November 2018 (Q3-4/18)

Programme Specialist, Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy Unit

 

Institutional Arrangement

 

The consultant will report directly to the Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP Thailand and shall work under overall supervision of Programme Specialist, Democratic Governance and Social Advocacy, UNDP Thailand and Project Manager on Anti-Corruption. The Programme Specialist will review the progress and quality of assignment upon outputs prior to issuance the payment. Review/approval time required to review/ approve outputs prior to authorizing payments is 7 – 10 days.

 

Duration of the Assignment

 

The duration of the contract is from 26 March 2018 to 15 December 2018 with maximum of 80 working days.

 

Duty Station

 

The consultant will be home based with travel to provinces (The Rajabhat University Group in 5 regions), Thailand for monitor and provide technical support to pilot universities. The consultant is required to propose appropriate working days, activities and number of trips required for the assignment.


Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism.

 

Technical Competencies:

  • Analytic capacity and demonstrated ability to process, analyse and synthesise complex, technical information;
  • Proven ability to support the development of high quality knowledge and training materials, and to train technical teams;
  • Proven experience in the developing country context and working in different cultural settings.

 

Communication:

  • Communicate effectively in writing to a varied and broad audience in a simple and concise manner.

 

Professionalism:

  • Capable of working in a high pressure environment with sharp and frequent deadlines, managing many tasks simultaneously;
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills.

 

Teamwork:

  • Projects a positive image and is ready to take on a wide range of tasks;
  • Focuses on results for the client;
  • Welcomes constructive feedback.


Required Skills and Experience

 

I. Academic Qualifications:

 

  • Advanced degree in Education or any social development related field, preferably with specialization in sustainable development.

 

II. Years of experience:

 

  • At least 5 years of documented experience in developing, facilitating/delivering interactive/participatory training sessions in area of integrity education, curriculum development;
  • Ability to engage with anti-corruption mainstreaming issues;
  • Expertise in reviewing and assessing integrity curriculum development;
  • Excellent skills in presenting complex technical information in an easily comprehensible way;
  • Adaptability and flexibility in working within complex and dynamic environment;
  • Prior experience and knowledge of the Thai education system is an advantage.

 

III. Language:

 

  • Thai and English

 

Payment terms for the contract.

 

Lump sum

 

Price Proposal and Schedule of Payment :

 

Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee, travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs and as per below percentages:

 

The payment shall be paid by upon submission of the deliverables:

 

  • Deliverable 1-2:                30 % of total contract amount
  • Deliverable 3-4:                30 % of total contract amount
  • Deliverable 5-6:                40% of total contract amount

 

 

In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources

 

In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.

 

Travel costs shall be reimbursed at actual but not exceeding the quotation from UNDP approved travel agent.  The provided living allowance will not be exceeding UNDP DSA rates. Repatriation travel cost from home to duty station in Bangkok and return shall not be covered by UNDP.

 

Criteria for Selection of the Best Offer

 

The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:

 

  1. Responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
  2. Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

 

* Technical Criteria weight; 70%

* Financial Criteria weight; 30%

 

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

 

Criteria

Weight

Max. Point

Technical

70%

70

  • Education

10%

10

  • Experience related to services

30%

30

  • Expertise and availability

30%

30

Financial

30%

30

 

Documents to be included when submitting the proposals:

 

Interested individuals must submit the following documents /information to demonstrate their qualification, experience and suitability to undertake the assignment. All supporting documents (a-d) must be part of the detailed CV and uploaded as one document:

 

  • Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP;
  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references;
  • Brief description of why the individual considers him/herself as the most suitable for the assignment;
  • Methodology to conduct the assignment and sample of past work
  • Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided. If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point, and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP.

 

Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The short-listed candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified

 

Annexes:

Annex I - TOR_ National Consultant – Capacity Development

Annex II- General Condition of Contract

Annex III - Offeror’s Letter to UNDP Confirming Interest and Availability for the Individual IC, including Financial Proposal Template

All documents can be downloaded at :http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=44515


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