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|Location :||Home-based. Consultant may travel to Amman when travel is required and authorized|
|Application Deadline :||25-Nov-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||12 months|
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.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP works through 136 country offices to provide development advocacy, advice and assistance to 166 countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Arab States, Eastern Europe, CIS, Latin America and the Caribbean, working to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs Integration is at the core of UNDP’s Global Policy Network (GPN), which is leveraged and engaged in the delivery of integrated support to countries on implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda.
The Regional Hub is part of the Regional Bureau for Arab States (RBAS) with a presence in Amman (Jordan) and Beirut (in Lebanon, for the execution of the Regional Programme functions). The Hub expands and revitalizes UNDP’s presence in the Arab region. It provides policy advice and programmatic support to country offices (COs) in the region to be more responsive to increasing needs across the region. It also comes as part of UNDP’s global effort to become a more effective and efficient organization, fit for its purpose – to help countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and leave no one behind.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Regional Policy Adviser on SDGs and Development Planning, the consultant is responsible of helping refine SDG integration portfolio from COs demands in the Integrated Workplans (IWPs) and piloting new SDG localization approaches for delivering integrated support to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in Arab States; and supporting research and briefs on a broad range of
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the SDG Integration Advisor the contractor will undertake the following tasks:
EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
The consultant will be in charge of providing programme and administrative support, supporting policy research, and knowledge generation/management related to the area of SDG Integration. As per below table
EXPECTED OUTPUTS AND DELIVERABLES
Knowledge Management and Learning
Required Skills and Experience
Experience & Knowledge:
DURATION OF THE WORK
The contract is expected to require a commitment of 12 months.
The expected date of commencement is 20 December, 2020.
DUTY STATION AND TRAVEL PLAN
The contractor will be home-based. Consultant may travel to Amman when travel is required and authorized.
If any unforeseen travel outside the individual home-based city is requested by UNDP and not required by the Terms of References (ToR), such travel shall be negotiated to be covered by UNDP in line with applicable rules and regulations and upon prior written agreement. In such cases, the individual shall receive living allowances not exceeding the United Nations (UN) Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) rate for such other location(s).
SCOPE OF PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
Interested candidates should provide lump sum fees for requested services with detailed breakdown. This amount must be “all-inclusive”. Please note that the terms “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could possibly be incurred are already factored into the final amounts submitted in the proposal. Payment to the Individual Contractor will be made based on the actual number of days worked, deliverables accepted and upon certification of satisfactory completion by the manager and will be made upon satisfactory achieved deliverables and submission of time sheet in accordance with number of days worked and certification of payment. All payments are subject to the clearance and approval of the direct supervisor. The contract price is fixed regardless of changes in the cost of components.
The contractor will be paid an all-inclusive Deliverables/Outputs based lump sum amounts over the assignment period, subject to the submission of Certification of Payment (CoP) duly certified or an invoice and confirmation of satisfactory performance of achieved work (deliverables/outputs) by the Task Manager in line with the schedule of payments table hereunder:
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS.
Candidates wishing to be considered for this assignment are required to submit the following documents interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications. Please group them into one (1) single PDF document as the application only allows to upload maximum one document:
All necessary information including: Complete Procurement Notice, the Selection Criteria, and Annexes are found on the following link under Procurement http://procurement-notices.undp.org/
Interested individual consultants must submit the abovementioned documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications to Job advertisement website https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_jobs.cfm not later than 25 November 2020 , Candidates that fail to submit the required information on or before the set deadline will not be considered.
Please do not submit financial proposal in this stage. Financial proposal shall be requested from Candidates who are considered technically responsive
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFERS
Only those applicants who meet the minimum level of education, relevant years of experience requirements and provide sound methodology for the assignment will be considered for the technical evaluation. The technical evaluation will include a desk review and may also include interviews with shortlisted applicants.
Candidates will be compared using a combined scoring method with the qualifications weighted at 70% and the price offer weighted at 30%.
Step I: Screening and desk review:
Applications will be first screened and only candidates meeting the following minimum requirements will progress to the pool for shortlisting:
Step II : Technical Review
Shortlisted candidates will undergo a technical evaluation and a submission of a proposal to tackle the assignment.
Technical evaluation Criteria max 100 points (Weighted 70):
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation
For those offers considered in the financial evaluation, the lowest price offer will receive 30 points. The other offers will receive points in relation to the lowest offer, based on the following formula: (PI / Pn) * 30 where Pn is the financial offer being evaluated and Pl is the lowest financial offer received.
Step II: Final evaluation
The final evaluation will combine the scores of the desk review and the financial proposal with the following weights assigned to each:
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the cumulative analysis methodology (weighted scoring method), where the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
“responsive/compliant/acceptable” can be defined as fully meeting the TOR provided.
Technical Criteria weight: [70%]
Financial Criteria weight: [30%]
Only Individual Consultants obtaining a minimum of 49 points (70%) on the Technical evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.