SDGs Consultant - Agenda 2030 Agenda 2063

Localidad : Maputo, Mozambique
Fecha límite de postulación :09-Feb-18 (Medianoche Nueva York, Estados Unidos)
Categoría adicional :Clima y resiliencia
Tipo de contrato :Individual Contract
Nivel de puesto :International Consultant
Idiomas requeridos :
Inglés   Portugués
Fecha de comienzo del contrato :
(Fecha en que se espera que comience el candidato seleccionado)
Duración del contrato inicial :6 months
Duración esperada del puesto :6 months


  • Mozambique is a Least Developed Country in Southern Africa. Its economic growth, driven mainly by primary commodities’ exports, such as, aluminium, coal and electricity, declined to 4.3% in 2016 due to continued fiscal tightening, investment slowdown, and the debt crisis.? In 2017, extractive sector’s exports are, however, expected to increase and drive growth back up to 5.5%. The country’s hopes are relying strongly in the gas discovery and exploitation, as the medium-term source for employment and national revenues. The Government foresees investments in the extractive sector as the catalyst for industrialization and diversification of economy that will lead the country to middle-income status, by 2053.
  • The UNDP Human Development Report 2016 ranks Mozambique as a low human development country (181/188 countries), with a Human Development Index of 0.418, a life expectancy of 55.5 years, 9.1 expected years of schooling, 3.5 mean years of schooling and a gross national income per-capita of US$ 1,098.?
  • The country has made important progress in different areas of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However significant challenges remain. The latest national poverty assessment, released in October 2016, indicates that in 2014/2015, 46.1% of the population was still living below the poverty line, with asymmetries at the regional and provincial level. Notwithstanding a 5.6% reduction in poverty incidence from the previous poverty assessment, in absolute terms the number of poor people in Mozambique has remained relatively unchanged. Therefore, close to 13 million of Mozambicans, a little less than the total population of 28,8 million, are still poor. High levels of poverty are compounded with high inequality. The country´s Gini Coefficient was 0.47, in 2008. In 2015, Mozambique ranked 139th, out of 188 countries, in the Gender Inequality Index (0.574), with high levels of maternal mortality (489 deaths per 100,000 live births). Women’s share in parliament was 39.6% in 2015, and their labour force participation rate stands at 82.5% for ages 15 and older.

Deberes y responsabilidades

Scope of UNDP in Mozambique

  • Mozambique was one of the first eight pilot countries to champion the ‘UN delivering-as-one’ initiative, and, since 2000, UNDP played an important role to support national efforts to mainstream, implement, measure and report on the MDGs.
  • During the 2012-2016 UNDP Country Programme cycle, the Project “Research and Capacity Building for MDGs” was the primary instrument for the implementation of the GoM’s commitments to various international agendas. Mozambique prepared two MDG reports (and one was published) and actively participated in the formulation and endorsement of two important development agendas. The first is Agenda 2063 “The Africa we Want” approved in 2014 and the second is the Sustainable Development Goals – also known as Agenda 2030, approved in September 2015. The govt of Mozambique also participated in the Financing for Development Forum in Addis Ababa and Mozambique is one of the first countries in the Region to prepare a Financing for Development Report (2017) as part of its reflection to mainstream the priorities of agenda 2063 and 2030 in national plans.
  • In the 2015-2017 period ??three UN agencies (UNDP, UNICEF and UNFPA) supported the preparation of technical papers / studies / meetings to build on the political commitments made around the MDGs, agenda 2030 and agenda 2063. Noteworthy is a series of studies done under the leadership of different national institutions to highlight the relevance of Agenda 2030 and agenda 2063 into national development planning and reporting[1].
  • Also in the period 2015-17 UNDP contributed to the elaboration and approval of the UNDAF 2017-2020, formulated a new UNDP Country Programme Document (CPD) 2017-2020 (approved by the Executive Board in September 2016). Both UNDAF and UNDP CPD are aligned to the SDGs and the Government Five Years’ Plan (PQG) and aim at promoting full national ownership of the SDGs through mainstreaming and policy coherence.
  • Based on discussions with the GoM, the UN System is expected to play a crucial role in strengthening the policy, advisory, communication, advocacy, partnership, monitoring, reporting and evaluation instruments and mechanisms related to the SDGs and to Agenda 2063.
  • In 2017, the Communications Group convened a series of workshops in 5 different cities with representatives of civil society organizations to present and discuss the core messages of agenda 2030. The results of the conversations will inform the launch of an SDG outreach campaign targeting youth to get to know more about the Agenda.
  • UNDP and other members of the UN country team also agreed with the GoM to continue to provide advice, technical capacity and support national resource mobilization efforts to expand analytical, policy, and advocacy efforts to take full advantage of the potential the Regional and Global Development Frameworks afford. ?
  • UNDP Moz is also working on a new multiyear project (2018-2020) to align national priorities to objectives of agenda 2063 and 2030. ?The overall objective of the programme is to assist the country to progress in the SDGs Agenda to ensure it delivers sustainable development outcomes, for the wellbeing of the Mozambican.
  • In the context of the above UNDP Moz wishes to recruit a well-qualified and experienced individual consultant (IC) to assist with important background analytical and data collection and analysis to support the above. The consultant will work under the joint supervision of the UN Resident Coordinator and the chair and co-chair of the UN Program Management Team (UNDP, UNIDO).

Deliverables and Payment Schedule

  • The SDGs Consultant will partner, collaborate, dialogue with the main stakeholders involved in the roll out of the SDG Agenda in Mozambique to carry out the following activities:

Deliverables                                                                                                                                                                                    Payment Schedule

1) Mapping of ongoing govt led efforts to mainstream agendas 2063- and agenda 2030.                                                                   15%

2) Mapping of ongoing bilateral and multilateral development partners led efforts to mainstream agendas 2063- and agenda 2030 I their own development cooperation strategies for / with Moz.                                                                                                                               20%

Conduct informal conversations with representatives of development cooperation agencies in Moz a scan of different activities developed by line Ministries and other government agencies to promote agendas 2063, 2030 as part of an broader sectoral strategy. The expected result is a comparative table of activities developed government agencies, main objectives, expected results and if available impact.

3) Compilation of key messages on agenda 2063/ agenda 2030 about Moz                                                                                        15%

?A handful of reports, studies, papers have been published on agendas 2063 and agenda 2030 for Moz and or southern Africa. Identify from existing content policy, advocacy perspectives that can be incorporated in the work of UNDP and other UN agencies to promote the agenda.

4) Formulate a project document in support of SDG Agenda in Mozambique.                                                                                      20%

Based on the outcome of an earlier SDG formulation mission and the proposed initiation plan, draft a full-fledged Project Document in support of Agendas 2063 and 2030 in close consultation with the Ministry of Economy and Finance and other relevant Ministries.?

5) Policy priorities for selected goals                                                                                                                                                      15%

In consultation with UNDP / UN System agencies select 2-3 Agenda 2060 / SDG goals for Mozambique and identify and relevant national policy dimensions that are relevant and important for the country in 2018-2019 and recommend actions that can be taken to further the work or scale it up through advocacy, and or programmatic means.?

6) Multiplying impact: alignment of ongoing UN supported SDG campaign and SDG programming                                                     15%

The UN system is currently supporting the roll out of an SDG advocacy campaign “MUDA-LA” to promote the agenda 2030 in Moz. This public advocacy campaign has been designed by a public media company and will be aired from March to June 2018 and will produce interesting content and public engagement metrics that in turn can be used to inform, refine ongoing projects and programmes for greater impact.


  • The expected timeframe for the completion of this activity is 6 months, starting on February 2018.

Application Submission Process

  • The application submission is in 2 steps:
    • Step 1: Interested individual consultants must include the following documents when submitting the applications in UNDP job shop (Please note that only 1 (one) file can be uploaded therefore please include all docs in one file):
    • Personal History Form (P11), indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the candidate and at least three (3) professional references (the template can be downloaded from this link:
    • Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal
  • Applicants are instructed to submit their financial proposals, a lump sum, in US Dollars for this consultancy to using the financial proposal template available here: The proposals should be sent via email with the following subject heading: Agenda 2030 agenda 2063 Consultant /Consultancy Services" by the deadline for this vacancy. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered. To assist the requesting unit in the comparison of financial proposals, the financial proposal should be all-inclusive and include a breakdown. The term ‘all-inclusive” implies that all costs (professional fees, travel related expenses, communications, utilities, consumables, insurance, visa, cost of living in duty station, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Consultant are already factored into the financial proposal.?

Application Evaluation Process

  • 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 and
    • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.

SDGs Consultant Profile weight:?[70%].

Financial Criteria weight: [30%]

Only Individual Consultants obtaining a minimum of 49 points out of 70 available for the technical evaluation, will be considered for the Financial Evaluation.

Financial Criteria

The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:

p = y (µ/z), where

  • p = points for the financial proposal being evaluated;
  • y = maximum number of points for the financial proposal;
  • µ = price of the lowest priced proposal;
  • z = price of the proposal being evaluated.

UNDP is applying fair and transparent selection process that would consider both the technical qualification of Individual Consultants as well as their price proposals. The contract will be awarded to the candidate obtaining the highest combined technical and financial scores.

UNDP retains the right to contact references directly.

Complete TORs can be downloaded here.

[1] Pobreza e Bem Estar em Mocambique – 4a. Avaliacao Nacional Inquerito ao Orcamento Familiar 2014; Moçambicanização dos Objectivos de Desenvolvimento Sustentável (MEF – Direcção de Estudos Económicos e Financeiros); Mapeamento dos Instrumentos e Sistemas de Monitoria sobre os ODSs (MEF – Direcção Nacional de Planificação e Orçamento: Direcção Nacional de M&E); Analise de Viabbilidade dos Indicadores dos ODS em Mozambique, Dec 2016 UNFPA)


Core Values and Guiding Principles:

  • Integrity: Demonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UNDP in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
  • Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity: Demonstrating an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN's values and ethical standards;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;

?Personal Competencies:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English; knowledge of Portuguese very important as some of the content will be in Portuguese
  • Excellent organizational, time management and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to take initiative, work independently, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to gather information quickly, and prepare in various written formats;
  • Strategic thinking and analytical skills;
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work as a part of a team, sharing information and coordinating efforts within the team;
  • Tactful and responsible.

Habilidades y experiencia requeridas


  • Minimum Master degree in social sciences or related fields, preferably with specialization in development.


  • Minimum 10 years of well documented working experience in development areas related to the theme of the consultancy.
  • Strong analytical skills, covering socio-economic and development issues. Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Experience with advocacy, development planning processes, public policy-making and mainstreaming of global agendas into national and local plans.
  • Experience with data analysis, and monitoring systems of national level interventions and plans.
  • Working experience in developing country settings, as well as, with governmental and non-governmental counterparts.


  • Fluency in English (written and spoken) is required;?
  • Working knowledge of Portuguese.

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