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Consultancy – Senior consultant, Corporate Assessment and Selection Framework, BMS/OHR/UNDP
|Location :||Home Based|
|Application Deadline :||24-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Management|
|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 :||30 working days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||30 working days|
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 is the UN Development Programme and works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. UNDP helps countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. UNDP supports the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as they help shape global sustainable development.
UNDP has a workforce of more than 18,000 personnel in country, regional and headquarters offices. The workforce includes national employees (85%) and international employees (15%). In 2019 The organization posted 4,800 job vacancies for internal and/or external candidates, and hired and onboarded 2,613 new employees, including 2,174 national employees (638 national officer/general service staff and 1,536 service contract holders) and 439 international professional staff. In addition, the organization reassigned/relocated 740 international professional staff within the organization.
In May 2019 UNDP launched its new people strategy called People for 2030. The vision of People for 2030 is to:
The People for 2030 Strategy is driving the transformation of talent management in the Organization. A new competency framework, defining the knowledge, skills, and attributes needed for people within UNDP will be launched at the end of the year. In addition, a new framework for career development, as well as a new mobility and performance management policy have recently been launched.
One of the key priorities is to transform recruitment to make the process more efficient and leaner, and to strengthen the quality of assessment and selection, including reducing the scope for subjectivity and bias in the process. As part of this transformation, the Office of Human Resources has established a Central Recruitment Unit (CRU) to support transformation of recruitment and provide recruitment services to UNDP central offices (for international professional and general service administrative positions), and a Talent Acquisition and Peoples Programmes Unit (TAPP) to support talent acquisition strategies, including UNDP’s employer value proposition, recruitment marketing, assessment and selection and on-boarding. In addition, TAPP is also responsible for managing young professionals and early talent programmes.
In 2020, UNDP developed a Young Professionals Assessment and Selection Framework. It is the intention that this framework will offer a consistent and standardised approach to the assessment and selection of candidates for entry level positions across UNDP. The framework introduces an integrated and holistic approach to assessment and selection, aligned with UNDP’s strategic direction, key priorities, and aspirations for talent acquisition. Furthermore, the framework accentuates the candidate experience and UNDP’s brand as an employer of choice.
The framework also introduces a more agile and flexible process by introducing a four stage-screening process; each stage applying relevant tools to provide reliable and valid data on candidates in a time efficient manner. The first stage focuses on screening for essential and desirable criteria. The second and third stages screen for high-potential competencies, and the final stage focuses on an in-depth assessment of core- and technical competencies.
In the coming months, the framework will be rolled-out for selected young talent programmes, including among others the new UNDP Graduate Programme, and the Junior Professional Officers Programme.
As a next step and building on the Young Professionals Assessment and Selection Framework, UNDP is seeking to 1) design a corporate assessement and selection feamework outlinig stratagies and approaches to be applied in the assessment of external and internal candidates for roles wit UNDP at international and national professional levels, separate stratagies and approaches should be applied to assess external and internal candidates, and 2) idnetify the most suitable tests ( including psychometric tests) and other assessment tools which could be used in the assessment of abilities and competences for different roles and levels. UNDP is looking for an experienced consultant to provide advisory support in these areas.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPOSED ANALYTICAL WORK
The People for 2030 Strategy, UNDP’s new Competency and Career Frameworks will constitute key building blocks for a corporate assessment and selection framework. In addition, inclusion and diversity will be an integral part of the framework.
The corporate assessment and selection framework will be informed and seek inspiration from the Young Professionals Assessment and Selection Framework.
The consultant will provide advisory support to:
Expected outputs and deliverables:
The consultant will implement the following deliverables:
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
The Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (70 points):
Having reviewed applications received, UNDP will invite the top three shortlisted candidates for interview. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
p = y (µ/z), where
p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated
y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal
µ = price of the lowest priced proposal
z = price of the proposal being evaluated
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
The consultant will report and work closely with the Chief of Central Recruitment and Chief of Talent Acquisition and Peoples Programme.
The consultancy will be home based with weekly virtual meetings with the Chiefs of the Central Recruitment and Talent Acquisition and Peoples Programme units. The consultant will hold virtual meetings will key stakeholders within UNDP.
The consultant will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
Annexes (click on the hyperlink to access the documents):
Annex 1 - UNDP P-11 Form for ICs
Annex 2 - IC Contract Template
Annex 3 – IC General Terms and Conditions
Annex 4 – RLA Template
Any request for clarification must be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The UNDP Central Procurement Unit will respond by email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.