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Support to the Ministry of National Unity in the Development of a National Unity Index
|Location :||Home-based with occasional travel to Putrajaya, MALAYSIA|
|Application Deadline :||04-Dec-20 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|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 :||50 working days in 4 months|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||15 December 2020 – 15 April 2021|
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 Global Mission Statement:
UNDP is the UN’s global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience, and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with national counterparts on their solutions to global and national development challenges.
UNDP Malaysia Country Office intends to support the Ministry of National Unity to support the Government of Malaysia in expanding its national unity agenda, with the Rukun Negara as the core principle of this agenda. The collaboration is focused on three key areas of intervention: 1) Policy-level Intervention; 2) Institutional Governance and Capacity Building; 3) Grassroots Initiatives. UNDP, with its rich experience in supporting social dialogue, peace and reconciliation in countries around the world, is well positioned to support Malaysia’s national unity agenda and reinforce its high emphasis on social cohesion.
Under the first area of intervention (Policy-level Intervention), UNDP is supporting the Ministry of National Unity on its initiative to develop the National Unity Index. The National Unity Index is currently being developed by the Ministry. In this context, UNDP Malaysia is seeking an expert advisor to provide targeted advisory support to the Ministry of National Unity in the development of a National Unity Index.
Duties and Responsibilities
SCOPE OF WORK
Under the direct supervision and the overall guidance of UNDP Programme Analyst (Governance for Development) and with close collaboration with UNDP Deputy Resident Representative, the expert advisor will work closely with the Ministry of National Unity to support the government in the development of the National Unity Index. This will include:
The national consultant will work under the direct supervision and the overall guidance of the UNDP Programme Analyst (Governance for Development) and with close collaboration with UNDP Malaysia Deputy Resident Representative. The national consultant will work closely with the Ministry of National Unity.
Fortnightly reporting will be required and each deliverable shall be presented to the Programme Analyst (Governance for Development) for review and approval.
The project will not be required to provide any facilities or other support, though the Programme Analyst (Governance for Development) or other Governance or UNDP colleagues may provide guidance.
Duration of the Work and Duty Station
The assignment is estimated to commence on 15 December 2020. The assignment will need to be completed by 31 March 2021 at the latest, up to a maximum of 50 working days.
This is a home-based assignment and the consultant shall meet with the Ministry as needed – either virtually or in person. Fortnightly meetings with the UNDP team will be done virtually or in-person.
The consultant will use their own equipment and software.
All information and production of the knowledge product to the assignments, as well as, outputs produced under this contract shall remain the property of the UNDP who shall have exclusive rights over their use. The products shall not be disclosed to the public nor used in whatever format without written permission of UNDP in line with the national and International Copyright Laws applicable.
PRICE PROPOSAL AND SCHEDULE OF PAYMENTS
The financial proposal shall specify a total lump sum amount and payment terms around specific and measurable (qualitative and quantitative) deliverables. The financial proposal should include a breakdown of this lump sum amount (including all related costs such as travel costs, per diem, etc).
The lump-sum price is fixed regardless of changes in the cost components:
Payments are subject to the submission of deliverables duly approved by the UNDP Programme Analyst (Governance for Development), which shall serve as the basis for the payment of services.
The consultant should ideally have the following core competencies:
Management and Leadership:
Required Skills and Experience
The consultant should ideally have the following expertise and experience:
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS
Interested individual applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:
General terms & conditions to be downloaded:
Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA): A legal instrument between UNDP and a Company/institution, according to which, the latter makes available the services of an individual delivering time-bound and quantifiable outputs that are directly linked to payments
CRITERIA FOR SELECTION OF THE BEST OFFER
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Only candidates which are responsive and compliant will be evaluated, Individual Consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
Combined Scoring method:
The award of the contract shall be made to the candidate whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and b) having received the highest score out of a set of weighted technical criteria (70%) and financial criteria (30%).
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 100 points)
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points for technical criteria (approx. 70% of the total technical points) would be considered for the Financial Evaluation.
For those passing the technical evaluation above, offers will be evaluated per the Combined Scoring method:
a) Technical evaluation (70%)
b) Financial evaluation (30%)