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Governance Consultant (IC LTA) x 5
|Location :||home based|
|Application Deadline :||12-May-21 (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 :||200 days|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||Between May 2021 – December 2022|
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.
Working with 10 Pacific Island Countries, the UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji Effective Governance Team assist pacific governments in strengthening their public institutions, to help countries fight corruption and support inclusive participation to ensure that no one is left behind.
Some of our key engagements include:
To support UNDP, explore new opportunities of engagement in the governance space in the Pacific, UNDP is seeking to recruit a highly qualified Governance Consultant to assist UNDP in its visioning and the positioning of its ongoing and future work taking into account the changing political context in the pacific, geo politics of the region and evolving priorities of development partners and pacific government.
Duties and Responsibilities
OBJECTIVES AND OUTPUTS
Under the guidance of the Team Leader Effective Governance and working closely with the Deputy Team Leader Effective Governance, the UNDP Pacific Office is seeking the services of a Consultant to support the Effective Governance Team in visioning and the positioning UNDP’s Governance work in the Pacific.
The outputs expected from this consultancy are as follows:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Scope of Work
Working under the supervision of the Effective Governance (EG) Team Leader and working closely with the EG Deputy Team Leader, the Governance Consultant shall be responsible for the following:
The Consultant will be reporting to the UNDP Effective Governance Team and will be required to work closely with the Deputy Team Leader (EG). The Consultant is obliged to submit a final report after the finalization of the assignment, containing reflections on the performed tasks, deliverables, observations and recommendations for future steps.
Duration of the Work
The successful individual will sign the UNDP Individual Consultant Long Term Agreement. The engagement will be on an intermittent basis with the stated duration based on the required services. UNDP will issue separate terms of reference and purchase order for each specific assignment as a call-off from this IC LTA. The TOR will outline the expected outputs, and the number of days to be engaged. The outputs of the assignments will be reviewed by EG Team Leader and Deputy Team Leader.
The Consultant will be home based with required travel to selected PICs depending on the needs and requests of the specific PICs; Since travel will be requested on Ad-hoc basis, UNDP will purchase air tickets for the Consultant based on the most direct route and cost-effective route as per UNDP Travel Guideline.
UNDP will also provide Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA) to the Consultant for the duration of his/her stay at the respective duty station at UN approved DSA rates.
The Consultant will be expected to provide reports after every detailed assignment, as well as mission reports when performing missions in the field.
Knowledge Management and Learning
Required Skills and Experience
Experience & skills
Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on Daily Fee. Consultant shall quote an all-inclusive Daily Fee for the contract period. The term “all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, communications, consumables, etc.) that could be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment are already factored into the daily fee submitted in the proposal. If applicable, travel or daily allowance cost (if any work is to be done outside the IC’s duty station) should be identified separately. Payments shall be done on a monthly basis based on actual days worked, upon verification of completion of deliverables and approval by the IC’s supervisor of a Time Sheet indicating the days worked in the period
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
Evaluation Method and Criteria
Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:
The award of the contract shall be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as a) responsive/compliant/acceptable; and b) having received the highest score out of set of weighted technical criteria (70%). And financial criteria (30%). Financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated and the lowest priced proposal received by UNDP for the assignment.
Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 70 points)
Interviews maybe be conducted for the technically qualified consultants as part of the validation process.
Interested individual consultants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications.
Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.
Incomplete, joint proposals and proposals sent to the wrong mailing address will not be accepted and only candidates for whom there is further interest will be contacted.
Individuals interested in this consultancy should apply and will be reviewed based on their own individual capacity.
All required templates are available on the UNDP Procurement website: www.pacific.undp.org
Women applicants are encouraged to apply