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Call for UNDP GPN ExpRes ONE Roster – Digital Transformation
|Application Deadline :||30-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||International Consultant|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||TBD on case-by-case basis and needs of individual assignments|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||TBD on case-by-case basis and needs of individual assignments|
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.
UNDP operates in about 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, to reduce inequalities and to increase sustainability. We help countries develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
With the COVID-19 pandemic, the global context for development has fundamentally changed. The world faces the greatest socio-economic shock in a generation, coming at a time of acute inequality, ecological fragility and growing distrust within and amongst societies. This pandemic is a health crisis. But not just a health crisis. Tackling COVID-19 is also a humanitarian and development crisis that is threatening to leave deep social, economic and political scars for years to come, particularly in countries already weighed down by fragility, poverty and conflict. Working at the heart of the United Nations family the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is responding to a growing volume of requests from countries to help them prepare for, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing particularly on the most vulnerable. UNDP is fully operational in 170 countries and territories and focused on our COVID-19 response. We are mobilizing all our assets to respond to this unprecedented challenge.
The COVID-19 crisis has also brought new needs for digital government services and more demand on existing services. UNDP is supporting countries to prepare, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic crisis using its integrator and convening role, its global networks and its mobilization capacity. This includes supporting governments in their digital transformation journey both in the short term (in response to immediate needs emerging from the crisis) and in the long term (accelerating the path towards the adoption of digital services).
UNDP is establishing a pool of pre-vetted consultants who can help provide digital advisory and implementation services both in the response and recovery of COVID-19 as well as the broader SDG agenda. This includes support for digitization at UNDP and UNDP’s digitization support to governments.
Successful candidates will be invited to join UNDP’s GPN ExpRes ONE Roster under one or more of the 13 new digital areas and may be considered for future similar assignments with UNDP. Retention in the Roster of selected experts will be contingent on continuous delivery of satisfactory services.
The GPN ExpRes Roster is a recruitment and deployment mechanism which maintains pre-vetted consultants and offers the ability to contract them quickly for support by UNDP offices worldwide. It currently provides pre-selected and technically vetted consultants across 28 profiles and 144 sub-profiles across all technical areas supported by the Global Policy Network of UNDP. Following the successful review for the roster, candidates may be considered for various short-term assignments with UNDP in this technical area. Retention on the Roster of selected experts will be contingent on continuous delivery of satisfactory services.
Duties and Responsibilities
To support UNDP’s work with partners and governments on the use of digital methodologies, tools and systems to accelerate progress of SDGs and effectively respond to and recover from COVID.
Consultants recruited to the GPN roster will be recruited to provide services in 13 associated technical areas (also known as “profiles”):
Applicants can apply to one or more options from the above profiles, including any relevant further expertise in the cross-cutting area of e-Governance. Successful applicants will join the UNDP’s roster of experts and be contacted based on arising needs.
Applicants can apply to one or more from the technical competence categories below. All applicants are expected to have corporate and functional competence.
C.1. TECHNICAL COMPETENCE PROFILES
C1.a. Digital transformation advisory and strategy
Advisory and operational support to initiate, develop and implement various digital transformation initiatives including:
C1.b. Data analysis, visualisation and management
Harnessing the power of data to generate insights and inform decision making including:
C1.c. Software development, systems integration and methods
Provide practical technical support to the operational deployment of projects and programmes including:
C1.d. Technology infrastructure and hardware
Technical information communications technology expertise required to enable and operate digital projects including:
C1.e. Emerging technologies
Supporting new opportunities with insights into and experience with frontier technologies including:
C1.f. Innovation & entrepreneurship
Catalysing more innovations and encouraging a more entrepreneurial problem solving culture including:
C1.g. Human centered design, research and prototyping
Supporting the creation of digital initiatives that human centered including:
C1.h. Design facilitation and communications
Harnessing the diversity of groups and better communication through:
C1.i. Partnerships, eco-systems and standards
Helping mobilise and leverage a wider community through:
C1.j. Change, capacity and organisational development
Supporting digital transformation through critical organisational processes and culture including:
C1.k. Digital finance
Enabling stronger digital expertise in finance including:
C1.l. Digital health
Advisory and technical support to strengthen national capacities and to support countries’ health program implementation, including:
C1.m. Digital Supply Chain
Support to strengthen supply chains and enable product track and trace capabilities to ensure visibility of chain of custody, assure quality and equity, and prevent diversion. Expertise to include:
Additional area of cross cutting expertise in e-Governance.
Applicants can indicate experience in e-Governance as a cross cutting area of expertise. e-Governance expertise includes;
C.2. CORPORTE COMPETENCE
C.3. FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCE
Required Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a development related field or equivalent (Business Administration, Public Administration or Management, Computer Science , Innovation Management or equivalent)
Fluency in English. Written and spoken knowledge of an additional UN language is highly desirable.
Qualified candidates are requested to apply online via the following form: https://tinyurl.com/applyundpdigitalroster
The application involves identifying which profiles you have experience and expertise in, outlining specific skills and uploading a Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects.