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National Senior Economist/Research and Policy-Level Analysis
|Location :||Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA|
|Application Deadline :||22-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||150 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||September 2019 to June 2020 with possible extension|
The Partnerships for Development Results (PfDR) is a UNDP’s managed project that is directly implemented by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC). It is co-financed by EU, Sida, USAID, DFAT, and UNDP. The project will run until the end of 2020 with an aim to support the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) in strengthening its development management capacities. Specifically, the project works with the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) and the Ministry of Planning (MOP) to strengthen capacities and systems for managing multiples sources of development finance in the context of implementing the Rectangular Strategy and the National Strategic Development Programme (NSDP), as well as to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to begin preparations for the Least Developed Countries (LDC) graduation.
The project supports: (a) institutional strengthening to manage and align diverse sources of development finance with the national budget, the development and monitoring of the NSDP & CSDGs framework; (b) institutional strengthening to implement and monitor the Industrial Development Policy (IDP), and to mobilize resources to achieve the goals; and (c) the continued implementation of development effectiveness objectives through the Development Cooperation & Partnerships Strategy with a focus on preparations for graduation from the Least Developed Countries group.
The Royal Government of Cambodia’s Industrial Development Policy (2015-2025) is presented as the Government’s “New Economic Growth Strategy”. It aims to modernize Cambodia’s industrial structure to be “skills-driven” by 2025 with a core objective to “address structural challenges and to invest in key industrials’ infrastructure”. The Industrial Development Policy sets out the Government’s vision to link with global value chains, to integrate with regional production networks, to strengthen product linkages, competitiveness, and productivity, and ultimately to move toward technology/knowledge-based industry.
The Council for the Development of Cambodia leads, coordinates, and enhances the implementation of the IDP. An IDP Secretariat, with comprise of 20 CDC staff, was established to support CDC management in implementing its IDP Mandate. The secretariat’s main tasks include supporting CDC management in coordination (at national and sub-national levels and with private sector and donors), research, monitoring, and reporting.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the head of the IDP Secretariat, the senior economist is expected to support the Secretariat to identify emerging in all research-related activities. Tasks and responsibility include working with the IDP Secretariat staff on the following tasks:
Interested Offerors must visit this link http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_notice.cfm?notice_id=58279 to download Individual Consultant Procurement Notice, Terms of Reference, and Document Templates to be included when submitting this online application.
Required Skills and Experience
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.