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Capacity Development Specialist
|Location :||Luanda, ANGOLA|
|Application Deadline :||21-Sep-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Portuguese|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||264 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||From 10/1/2018 To 9/30/2019 i.e. 12 months renewable depending on satisfactory performance|
UNDP is a key partner to the Global Fund (GF) and when necessary serves as Principal Recipient (PR) in various countries. As such, UNDP currently acts as PR in 26 countries. In 2017, Angola’s Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) designated UNDP for the role of PR for the new HIV grant (2018-2021). Such role is exercised by UNDP in support to the Ministry of Health via the Instituto Nacional de luta contra sida (INLS). It is also exercised in coordination with other UN agencies and bilateral aid agencies.
The 2018-2021 HIV Grant aims to support the national response to HIV led by the INLS. The Grant Performance targets include ensuring that Angola’s HIV prevalence rate remains at less than 3% by 2021; and reducing the morbidity and mortality of People living with HIV (PLHIV) by providing access to treatment to 122 193 PLHIV, who represent 38% of PLHIV in the country.
As PR, UNDP accounts for the achievement of the Grant Performance Framework targets. To help attain targets, UNDP contracts implementing partners, called “Sub-Recipients” (SR), which include the INLS, international and national NGOs. As PR, UNDP is also responsible for effective grant implementation, which involves programmatic and financial management; management of Sub-Recipients; and procurement and quality assurance of health products. The implementation of the INLS Capacity-Building Plan, which includes strengthening the national HIV and logistics information management systems, will also be pursued during the grant implementation period.
INLS is the both the leader of the AIDS response and the largest Sub-Recipient of the major donor to the AIDS response i.e. the Global Fund. INLS’s large portfolio of activities includes resource mobilisation; strategic planning and policy making; protocol development and enforcement; training and supportive supervision of health professionals; data collection and reporting; forecasting of needs in the area of HIV-related products and related distribution. The implementation of its Global Fund sub-grant is carried out by members of staff pertaining to its various departments i.e. Clinical Support; Epidemiological surveillance; Information, Education and Communications; Laboratory Management with the support of its Finance and Administration Management.
As such the institution contributes to a large extent to the programmatic and financial performance of the Grant. There is therefore a need to ensure that the INLS human, technical and organisational resources are fully mobilised towards the execution of the Grant’s workplan under INLS. In so doing, there is an equally important need to address the capacity development needs which were identified by UNDP and transformed into a Capacity Development Plan in 2017.
To ensure both the success of the INLS sub-grant and the implementation of its Capacity Development Plan, UNDP is recruiting an INLS Capacity Development Specialist who will combine grant management and coordination with capacity development functions.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the INLS Director General, in liaison with the UNDP GF Project Coordinator, and in cooperation with relevant INLS senior managers and staff, the Capacity Development Specialist will be responsible for the following:
Specific objective 1: Ensuring the timely execution of the INLS-led targets, workplan and budget under the HIV Grant, in compliance with the terms and conditions Sub-Recipient agreement between UNDP and INLS
Specific objective 2: Ensuring the effective coordination and adequate oversight of INLS human resources, implementers and service providers involved in delivering on the INLS targets under the HIV Grant
Specific objective 3: Supporting the implementation of the INLS Capacity-Building Plan, jointly developed with UNDP in 2017
Specific objective 4: Supporting INLS strategic engagement with the Global Fund and other HIV/aids stakeholders
The Capacity Development Specialist shall report both to the INLS Director General and the UNDP Project Coordinator (dual reporting line).
Regular travel outside Luanda is expected for this assignment.
In the case of travel, payment of travel costs will be planned and budgeted for under the INLS Sub-Grant.
Safety and security: Consultants are required to comply with the UN security directives as outlined at https://trip.dss.un.org. Individual Consultants are also responsible for ensuring that they have the necessary vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries and regions, as designated by the UN Medical Director.
Payments will be made on quarterly basis based on the Certificate of Payment, monthly reports and timesheets that will be submitted to UNDP at the end of each quarter. Payment will be processed upon performance evaluation by the UNDP Project Coordinator, in consultation with the INLS Director General.
Project and Resource Management
Partnership building and team work
Communications and Advocacy
Required Skills and Experience
Guidelines for application:
Interested individual consultants must include the following documents when submitting their application. Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded through the UNDP job site. Therefore, please include all the documents listed below in one single file before uploading:
For Applicants’ information, the General Terms and Conditions for UNDP Individual Consultants can be found at
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please make sure that you have provided all requested documentation in one single file as mentioned above.
Candidates will be evaluated using a combined scoring method in which the Applicant’s qualifications and technical proposal will be weighted at 70% whereas his/her financial proposal will be weighted at 30%. Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49% (out of 70%) points on their qualifications and technical proposal will be considered for the evaluation of their financial proposal. The following formula will be used in assessing financial proposals : p = y (µ/z), whereby p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated; y = maximum number of points for a financial proposal; µ = price of the lowest priced proposal; z = price of the proposal being evaluated. The candidate who has obtained the highest combined score will be selected.
Due to the large number of applications received, we are able to only inform the shortlisted or selected candidates on the outcome or status of the selection process.
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.