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International Consultant to assess the resources and develop a plan for the development of the SDG Indicator Database for Turkmenistan
|Location :||Ashgabat, TURKMENISTAN|
|Application Deadline :||30-Nov-18 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English Russian|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||20 working days within (Dec 2018 - March 2019)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||4 months|
On September 25, 2015, all member states of the United Nations approved a new global Agenda for Sustainable Development for the period between now and 2030 in the form of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), consisting of 17 goals and 169 targets. In October 2015, Turkmenistan immediately began to adapt the SDGs at the national level, holding the first consultations between UN agencies and representatives of the ministries and authorities of Turkmenistan. During 2016, the interaction between the Government of Turkmenistan and UN agencies was continued on a systematic and regular basis, as a result of which, on September 20, 2016, Turkmenistan adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 148 targets and 197 indicators at the governmental level with a view to achieve implementation in the forthcoming 15 years.
On 17 November 2017, the President of Turkmenistan adopted a decree and approved the Institutional Structure of the SDGs Monitoring System in Turkmenistan, including the establishment of the SDGs Working Group, which includes the heads and representatives of 57 ministries and authorities, municipalities (hyakimliks) of provinces (velayats) and the city of Ashgabat, research institutes and higher education establishments. At the same time, the Institute for Strategy and Sustainable Development of the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan was designated as the Secretariat of the Working Group. This document also defines the functions and tasks of key ministries and government agencies of Turkmenistan, including the Ministry of Finance and Economy, the State Statistics Committee (SSC) and the sectoral ministries and departments of Turkmenistan.
According to the Decree of the President of Turkmenistan, The State Statistics Committee of Turkmenistan will be responsible for the following: 1) development of methodology, collection and processing of state statistics; 2) creation and maintenance of the SDG database; 3) coordination of the collection of administrative data and departmental statistics, including support for the development of appropriate methodologies.
In light of monitoring and reporting on SDGs in Turkmenistan, the priority is to assess and measure the starting point for SDGs in the country, in terms of data availability and in terms of national capacity. For this purpose, UNDP is hiring an international expert to prepare a baseline report and to propose a methodology and a road map for developing a first database on SDGs in Turkmenistan
The objectives of this consultancy are to:
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the UNDP Programme Analyst on Governance, Economy and Social Protection and in close collaboration with the UN SDG Coordinator, the International Consultant will be responsible to carry out the following tasks:
It is anticipated that the consultant will collaborate with the assigned focal point at SSC to develop the report and consult with the respective UN agency personnel. SSC will ensure that the focal point has the necessary expertise.
The International Consultant within the contract duration will undertake two missions to Turkmenistan. She/he is expected to be available for on-line feedback, review and consultations throughout the whole period of the contract.
Deliverables and timeframe:
The following deliverables and indicative schedule are expected from the consultancy contract. The final schedule will be agreed upon in the beginning of consultancy assignment.
Deliverable 1 - Conduct an assessment on the existing data and resources at SSC and line ministries, to understand the current situation and their requirements, the data flow and practices available. The assessment will also describe practices/ experiences from other countries, preferably in Europe and CIS region in establishing the national SDG indicators database; due date - December 2018 - 40% of payment;
Deliverable 2 - Provide and discuss with the SSC and line ministries the findings from the assessment and the possible options suitable for the context of Turkmenistan; due date - January 2019 - 40% of payment;
Deliverable 3 - Once the option is agreed, to develop a plan for the development of a platform(database) specific to the needs of the SDG Monitoring and dissemination in Turkmenistan; due date - February 2019 - 10% of payment;
Deliverable 4 - Present the plan for the SDG database to the UNPFD Result Groups; Ministry of Finance and Economy; SSC and line ministries; due date - February 2019 - 10% of payment;
The payment is done upon timely completion of the assignment, based on the agreed deliverables and results, as per the above described percentages.
Required Skills and Experience
Submission of applications:
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
All experts applying for this position are required to provide:
Evaluation of proposals:
Individual Consultants will be evaluated based on the combined scoring methodology. When using this method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Responsive/compliant and having received the highest score – out of 100 points
Out of the maximum score, the score for technical criteria equals 70% , and for financial criteria 30%.
The technical evaluation will take into account the following as per the scoring provided:
Financial proposal – 30% of total evaluation.
Additional requirements for recommended contractor:
Recommended contractors aged 65 and older, and if the travel is required, shall undergo a full medical examination including x-ray, and obtain medical clearance from the UN-approved doctor prior to taking up their assignment. The medical examination is to be cleared by the UN physicians, and shall be paid by the consultant.
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.