- PNUD en el mundo
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- El Salvador
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- Kosovo (según Res 1244 del Consejo de Seguridad ONU)
- Lao (RDP)
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- Mauricio y Seychelles
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- Papua Nueva Guinea
- Programa de Asistencia al Pueblo Palestino
- República Centroafricana
- República Dominicana
- Rusia (Federación de)
- Santo Tomé y Príncipe
- Sierra Leona
- Siria (República Árabe)
- Sri Lanka
- Sudán del Sur
- Suecia (Oficina Rep.)
- Tanzania (República Unida de)
- Trinidad y Tabago
- Unión Europea (Oficina Rep.)
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National Individual Consultant for the Development of a National Atlas
|Localidad :||Freetown, Sierra Leona|
|Fecha límite de postulación :||11-Oct-22 (Medianoche Nueva York, Estados Unidos)|
|Categoría adicional :||Gestión|
|Tipo de contrato :||Individual Contract|
|Nivel de puesto :||National Consultant|
|Idiomas requeridos :||Inglés|
|Fecha de comienzo del contrato :|
(Fecha en que se espera que comience el candidato seleccionado)
|Duración del contrato inicial :||30 working days|
|Duración esperada del puesto :||30 working days|
El PNUD está comprometido con lograr la diversidad de su personal en términos de género, nacionalidad y cultura. Se alienta por igual a las personas que pertenecen a grupos minoritarios, a pueblos indígenas o que tienen alguna discapacidad a presentar su candidatura. Todas las solicitudes se tratarán con la mayor confidencialidad.
UNDP no tolera la explotación y el abuso sexual, ningún tipo de acoso, incluido el acoso sexual, ni la discriminación. Por lo tanto, todos los candidatos seleccionados serán sometidos a una rigurosa verificación de referencias y antecedentes.
Sierra Leone is in the fourth year of implementing its Medium-Term National Development plan launched in 2019. Since the launching of this Plan, significant progress has been made in the areas of education, the fight against corruption, women’s participation in governance, sport and youth development among other SDG areas. These are conscious actions taken in the broad context of attaining middle-level income status by 2030. However, in 2020, the country was hit by the COVID-19 pandemic causing an economic slowdown. In Sierra Leone women show a higher rate of multidimensional poverty than men and benefit only from marginality from their activities due to several factors including limited access to market and finance, lack of knowledge, cumbersome customs procedures and regulations, low level of digital literacy and entrepreneurship skills etc. COVID-19 restrictions and regulations on crossborder trade deepened hardships for women in the borderlands, especially in the Mano River Union border areas where most of the women are engaged in cross-border trade.
To cushion the impact on the lives of the people, the government embarked on fiscal stimulus packages for small businesses with huge financial implications. This was compounded by the surge in the prices of petroleum products and the energy shortage in Sierra Leone and is increasing transaction costs and creating more hardship for local businesses and consumers, particularly in the informal sector including the poorest and the most vulnerable.
As the county continues its response to the negative impacts of the global crises it is important to expedite efforts towards enhancing trade as a vehicle for job creation and economic growth. Cross border trade suffered significantly due to lockdowns and movement restrictions causing excruciating hardship for border communities especially women. The Government, UNDP and partners have some progress in their support to women in borderlands. However, critical gaps remain in providing the requisite tools and the capabilities needed.
Deberes y responsabilidades
The development of a national Atlas of existing innovative tools and services suitable for the informal sector, women cross border traders and farm/trade-based organizations in borderlands, is important for public policies and private investments. A national Atlas will provide businesses, policy makers and users with georeferenced information on specific segments of the informal sector. The establishment of information that enables the identification and evaluation of opportunities spread around the country will support business formalisation, growth, and investments in the country. This work will provide a one-stop shop source of information on innovative tools and programmes relevant to informal cross-border trade and could help maximize synergies, avoid duplication and scale up the most impactful initiatives to improve welfare of borderland communities. The outcomes of this project could help increase the attractiveness of borderlands.
Summary of key functions:
· Identify and assess existing innovative tools, frameworks and programmes that support informal cross border trade
· Identify and assess existing innovative tools, platforms and programmes in other sectors, areas, countries and regions that can be tailored to increase informal cross border trade in terms of market access, finance and productivity and support borderland communities, especially women
· Create a business directory including the contact details of relevant incubator labs, business innovators/entrepreneurs and venture capitalists among others, relevant to women cross border trade, rural entrepreneurs, and farm/trade-based organizations in the borderlands.
·Identify training needs and materials necessary to support cross border trade using the identified tools, mechanisms and programmes
· Conduct an in-depth analysis of the concentration of certain segments of the informal sector at local level
· Conduct an r analysis of the structure and differences of local economic activities performed in the informal sector across the country, especially in the borderlands
· Structure the information collected during the work on innovative tools to feed the digital version of the atlas/portable website later (second phase).
· Identify synergies and complementarities between initiatives and propose new initiative including gender responsive initiatives
· Identify the tools and visual guidance documents necessary to make the complex customs procedures and requirements gender friendly and easier to comprehend, considering the low level of literacy of actors in borderland communities
Client Orientation and Communication
Habilidades y experiencia requeridas
Master’s degree in economics, development, finance, accounting, business administration, data science or related field.
Excellent command of English language (written & oral)
Upon the advertisement of the Procurement Notice, qualified individual consultants are expected to submit both the Technical and Financial Proposals. Accordingly, individual consultants will be evaluated based on Cumulative Analysis as per the following scenario:
Below is the breakdown of scores for the technical proposal on 100% basis, which will be brought to 70%:
N/b: Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% of the total technical points would be considered for the Financial Evaluation
DELIVERABLES AND FINAL PRODUCT
Expected Outputs and deliverables Delivery date payment schedule
tools and Services.
of existing tools and Services and the data.
DURATION OF ASSIGNMENT AND DUTY STATION Duration of Assignment: October 2022 – December 2022 (3 months with up to 50 working days.)
INSTITUTIONAL ARRANGEMENTS The study will be delivered under the direct supervision of the UNDP Economic Advisor and the Chief Director of the Ministry of Trade.