National Consultant to Develop Training Materials and Conduct Training to officials of the Ministry of National Unity


Lieu : Home-based with occasional visit to UNDP Office and Ministry of National Unity (both located in Putrajaya), MALAISIE
Date limite de candidature :07-Dec-20 (Minuit New York, États-Unis)
Type de contrat :Individual Contract
Niveau du poste :National Consultant
Langues requises :
Anglais  
Date de commencement :
(date à laquelle le candidat sélectionné doit commencer)
01-Jan-2021
Durée du contrat initialSix (6) months
Durée prévue de la mission :January 2021 – June 2021

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Historique

About UNDP

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 is on the ground in 176 countries and territories, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. UNDP, as an integral part of its mission to fight poverty and improve the lives of people around the world, is committed to being open, transparent and accountable.

 

Country Office Context

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.

  • In this context, UNDP is seeking a National Consultant to develop training materials for officials from the Ministry of National Unity, Malaysia. Broadly. the training materials will introduce models, tools, and skills on sensitization, ethics, and awareness about the interlinkages of social cohesion and community resilience in the context of Malaysia:Awareness on mainstreaming social cohesion into Government and Ministry policies and programmes
  • Capacity-building and training-the-trainers for Ministry of National Unity staff to train other Ministries
  • Codes of conduct on acceptable social cohesion norms and standards
  • Considerations in organising community events in terms of the need for diversity and inclusivity


Devoirs et responsabilités

Scope of Work:

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst (Governance for Development) and the overall guidance of the Deputy Resident Representative, the National Consultant will:

  1. Study international experiences and best practices in strengthening social cohesion, diversity, and inclusivity;
  2. Review and analyse existing training materials and training manuals at government training institutes such as the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) and the Ministry of National Unity, Malaysia, against national unity aspirations/policies to determine the gaps;
  3. Develop an outline of training manuals, models, tools, and skillset required for (but not limited to) Ministry of National Unity staff on social cohesion and then revise based in inputs from UNDP and key stakeholders;
  4. Based on the finalised outlines in no. 3 above, develop the relevant training manuals that includes the models, tools, and skillsets required for mainstreaming social cohesion into Government and Ministry policies and programmes.
  5. Obtain inputs from UNDP Malaysia and the Ministry of National Unity to revise the training manual accordingly;
  6. Carry out pilot training session with the Ministry of National Unity, Malaysia, using the developed training manual and develop training report with recommendations. The result of this training will help to improve and finalise the training materials;
  7. Based on the report and recommendations from the pilot training session and input from UNDP and the Ministry of National Unity, finalise the training materials;
  8. Based on the training materials, conduct five training sessions with identified Ministry of National Unity staff.

 

Working Arrangements:

The consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst (Governance for Development) and the overall guidance of the UNDP Malaysia Deputy Resident Representative.

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 team members may provide guidance.

 

Duration of the Work and Duty Station                                        

The whole assignment is foreseen for a period of six (6) months between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021. This is a home-based assignment with travel expected to UNDP Office and the Ministry of National Unity, both located in Putrajaya, Malaysia

 

Expected Deliverables:

Timeline

Deliverables

January 2021

Deliverable 1: Inception report, outlining the workplan to implement the assignment

January 2021

Deliverable 2: Analysis report based on the study of the existing training materials and training manuals and identify recommendations to improve these

February 2021

Deliverable 3: Outline of the training manual that incorporates inputs from UNDP. A training manual on mainstreaming social cohesion into Government and Ministry policies and programmes. The training manual should cover the models, tools, and skillsets required for mainstreaming social cohesion.

March 2021 - April 2021

Deliverable 4: Pilot training session with Ministry of National Unity Malaysia. Prepare a report with recommendations based on the pilot training session. Begin training for identified Ministry of National Unity staff based on the report.

May 2021 - June 2021

Deliverable 5: Continue and finish five (5) training sessions for identified Ministry of National Unity staff

 

 

Payment Breakdown:

Deliverable

Payment %

Deliverable 1: Inception report, outlining the workplan to implement the assignment

20%

Deliverable 2: Analysis report based on the study of the existing training materials and training manuals and identify recommendations to improve these

20%

Deliverable 3: Outline of the training manual that incorporates inputs from UNDP. A training manual on mainstreaming social cohesion into Government and Ministry policies and programmes. The training manual should cover the models, tools, and skillsets required for mainstreaming social cohesion.

15%

Deliverable 4: Pilot training session with Ministry of National Unity Malaysia and prepare a report with recommendations based on the pilot training session. Begin the first training for identified Ministry of National Unity Staff, based on the report.

35%

Deliverable 5: Continue and finish five (5) training for identified Ministry of National Unity staff

10%

Other related cost (Travel etc)

 

 

The consultant will use their own equipment and software.

 

Intellectual Property

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).

Payments are subject to submission of deliverables duly approved by the Programme Analyst (Governance for Development) which shall serve as the basis for the payment of services.

Any unexpected travel beyond Klang Valley, Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya will be paid by UNDP Malaysia per UNDP travel rules and regulation. The consultant will need to discuss and obtain approval from the supervisor at least a week before the travel.


Compétences

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly without favouritism.

 

Management and Leadership:

  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrates openness to change/comments/suggestions and ability to manage.


Qualifications et expériences requises

The consultant should ideally have the following expertise and experience:

 

Education Requirement:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in education, law, international law, political science, international development, international relations, social science, public policy, and other related fields;

 

 

 

Professional Experience:

  • At least 3 years of experience of conducting training, especially training for government’s staff;
  • Experience in providing technical advisory support on social cohesion and national unity;
  • Proven track record of conducting research, developing training manuals;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Rukun Negara is highly desirable;
  • Demonstrated understanding of socio-political situation and experience in Malaysia, on a wide range of unity issues, with various types of stakeholders (e.g. government, NGOs, businesses, civil society);
  • Demonstrated capacity to conduct multi-discipline, cross-sectoral research;
  • Expertise in writing and documenting research reports, issue or policy briefs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Language Requirement:

  • Proficient in English and Bahasa Malaysia (both written and spoken)

 

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE PROPOSALS

Interested individual applicants must submit the following documents/information to demonstrate their qualifications:

  1. Document 1 : Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability at   http://www.my.undp.org/content/dam/malaysia/docs/Procurement/Letter%20of%20Interest%20_Annex%201.docx?download;
  2. Document 2: Technical Proposal: Brief description of why the individual considers themselves as the most suitable for the assignment, and a methodology on how they will approach and complete the assignment; and 
  3. Document 3: Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided.  If an Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution and expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA), the Offeror must indicate at this point and ensure that all such costs are duly incorporated in the financial proposal submitted to UNDP. The consultant should also indicate any travel and related costs for meetings etc. at  http://www.my.undp.org/content/dam/malaysia/docs/Procurement/Financial Proposal IC2020-066-Deliverables_MYR.doc
  4. Document 4: Personal CV or P11 including areas of expertise and past experiences in similar projects and at least three (3) references at http://www.my.undp.org/content/dam/malaysia/docs/Procurement/P11%20for%20SC%20&%20IC.doc?download
  5. Please submit this information in one file as Document 1, 2, 3 and 4.The system will only accept one attachment , please merge all documents and submit as one file.
  6. Applicants must reply to the mandatory questions asked by the system when submitting the application.
  7. Candidates who fail to submit all the information requested above will be disqualified.


How to Apply:

  • Kindly download the Letter of Confirmation of interest and availability, Financial Proposal Template and General Terms & Conditions mentioned below;
  • Read and agree to the General Terms & Conditions (refer to below link);
  • Click the ‘apply’ icon and complete what is required;
  • Scan all documents into 1 pdf folder and then upload;
  • For clarification question, please email to procurement.my@undp.org. The clarification question deadline is three (3) days before the closing. When emailing for clarification questions, please put "MyIC/2020/066"as the subject matter.

 

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%).

  • The technical criteria consist of qualification review (education, experience, language) [max. 100 points]
  • The financial score shall be computed as a ratio of the proposal being evaluated as the lowest priced qualified proposal received by UNDP for the assignment will be based on a maximum of 30 points.

Technical Criteria for Evaluation (Maximum 100 points)

  • Criteria 1: Education – Max 15 points;
  • Criteria 2: Working experience – Max 40 points
  • Criteria 3: Analytical, research, and writing abilities – Max 35 points
  • Criteria 4: Excellent command of English – Max 10 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%)



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