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Programme Implementation and Research Consultant, Being LGBTI in Asia
|Location :||Bangkok, Thailand with no travel required, THAILAND|
|Application Deadline :||16-Mar-18 (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 :||1 April 2018 – 31 December 2018 with maximum total of 175 working days.|
Being LGBTI in Asia is a regional programme implemented by UNDP, with funding from the Swedish Embassy in Bangkok, USAID, and the Faith in Love Foundation (Hong Kong). The programme aims to reduce marginalization and exclusion of LGBTI people. Initiated in 2012, the programme addresses inequality, violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or intersex status, and promotes universal access to health and social services. It provides a platform for multiple stakeholders – governments, national human rights institutions, civil society, private sector, media, faith and community leaders, and educators – to engage in dialogue around LGBTI issues.
The Programme Implementation and Research consultant will work closely with both regional and national partners to support overall programme implementation and research.
UNDP is the UN's global development network advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP’s vision is to support countries in achieving the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
Duties and Responsibilities
Objectives of the Assignment
The Research and Programme Implementation Consultant will support the Being LGBTI in Asia programme in the area of programme implementation and research.
Scope of work:
Consultant will assist the programme team with the implementation of the programme:
Consultant will support the programme’s research activities:
Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Specialist based in the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub. The Programme Specialist will communicate and work closely with the consultant to ensure timely delivery of expected outputs.
Duration of Assignment, Duty Station and Expected Places of Travel
In accordance with the requirements above, the duration of this assignment is not to exceed 175 Days from 1 April 2018 to 31 December 2018. To carry out this assignment the consultant will be based at the UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub in Bangkok, Thailand. No travel is expected for this assignment.
Required Skills and Experience
Requirement for Experience and Qualification
The consultant should possess the following expertise and qualifications:
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Daily Fee. Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period.
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
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%), and financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (70 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% of the total technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
Documents to be Included When Submitting the Proposals
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
Incomplete proposals may not be considered. The short listed candidates may be contacted and the successful candidate will be notified
Annex I - TOR_ Programme Implementation and Research Consultant
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=44553
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.