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Sustainable Development Expert – Ebola Recovery

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
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Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 28/09/2015
Company Name UNDP
Contact Name Human Resources
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UNDP is the global development network of the United Nations, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP is on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges and assisting them to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).  UNDP conceives of development as a process of enlarging people’s choices to realize their potential and enjoy the freedom to lead lives they value.

In the context of the devastating impact of Ebola Virus Disease, UNDP is working with Governments of the three most affected countries (Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone), other UN agencies, donors, the private sector, civil society organizations and affected communities. The International Ebola Recovery Conference, hosted by the Secretary-General, took place in New York on 9 and 10 July.  A key objective of the Conference was the mobilization of support and concrete commitments from Member States and non-governmental actors, including the private sector, for the recovery of the countries primarily affected by the Ebola outbreak.

As a follow up to the conference, UNDP has committed itself to support the three countries affected by the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) - Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as they formulate and implement short and medium term strategies to recover from the debilitating impacts of the Ebola epidemic. It also seeks to enable more effective and coordinated engagement with, and support to regional institutions, in particular the Mano River Union (MRU), in the development and implementation of regional initiatives to mitigate the cross-border impacts of the disease, and build the cross-border capacities needed to prevent and, if necessary, respond to future epidemics of this nature both within and beyond the geographical boundaries of the MRU.  The International Conference on Ebola Recovery reiterated the need for urgency in implementing recovery projects. The need for UNDP support to national and local governments can therefore not be overstated.

It is within this context that UNDP is seeking a recovery and development expert to help in the development of support frameworks to the government, as well as development of project proposals on Ebola Recovery.

 


Duties and Responsibilities

Key activities the consultant will be asked to carry out include:

  • Ebola Recovery Support Frameworks developed /revised including new service lines such as access to energy, as may be required;
  • Ebola recovery project proposal documents reviewed, revised and/or new ones developed as necessary;
  • Mapping of recovery interventions undertaken, and mapping and lessons learnt reports produced;
  • Workshop on Ebola recovery organized and facilitated.

Expected Outputs and Deliverable

 Under the direct supervision of the Ebola Recovery Development Solutions Team Manager in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, the consultant will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Support the Development Solutions Team in technical support to the three most affected Countries as may be required from time to time;
  • Undertake Ebola recovery mapping across the three countries drawing lessons and experiences on Ebola recovery policy and programming support;
  • Support the compilation of Ebola recovery project proposals at HQ, RSCs and Country Offices;
  • Support the development and/or revision of UNDP CO Ebola Recovery Support Frameworks as needed;
  • Support the development of any technical materials on Ebola recovery as may be required;
  • Provide technical support in the organization of at least one workshop on Ebola recovery;

 


Competencies

Functional Competencies:

  • Solid understanding of recovery and development dynamics, including governance, livelihoods, rule of law, justice and security, energy, peace building and public health and their relevance to crisis response and sustainable development;
  • Strong analytical, policy and programme development skills;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.

Corporate Competencies:        

  • Commitment to UNDP’s core values.

 Managerial Competencies:

  • Ability to work independently and manage competing priorities;
  • Ability to work effectively with UNDP Staff members in various regions and offices;
  • Ability to contribute to building and nurturing partnerships;
  • Ability to coordinate multiple units and teams to achieve a common objective;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks under pressure.

Behavioral Competencie:

  • Strong interpersonal skills required to ensure cultivation of the daily working relationship and promote effective coordination among the UN family of agencies;
  • Strong networking skills required to support UNDP positioning and relationship building with development partners.

 


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree in a development related field (Economics, Public or Business Administration, Political Science or other Social Sciences).

Work experience:

  • At least 10 years of relevant professional experience, including experience working on any of the following fields: Early recovery and development assistance, jobs/livelihoods, governance and peace building, Health and Development, Energy and Environment and the UN System;
  • Experience of working and networking with counterparts in international organizations, governments, civil society organizations and the private sector;
  • Experience in producing or facilitating knowledge products and services;
  • Experience with UNDP or other UN development organization desirable.

Languages:

  • Fluency in English with excellent drafting skills;
  • Written and spoken knowledge of an additional UN language is an asset.

Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments

Applicants must quote a daily consultancy fee or a lump sum monthly remuneration in their proposal.

Criteria for Selection of Best Offer

The award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose proposal is determined as having the highest combined score of the technical and financial scores, calculated as follows:

  • Technical criteria weight (70%);
  • Financial criteria weight (30%).

Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 70 points out of 100 at the technical evaluation will be considered for the financial evaluation.

Technical Proposal (70%)

The breakdown of the evaluation of the technical proposal is as follows:

  • Criteria A: Experience in programming /policy advice on recovery, and development (20 points);
  • Criteria B: High level of communication, writing and publications (30 points);
  • Criteria C: Experience in knowledge management (10  points);
  • Criteria D: Experience in partnership building /networking (10 points).

 Interviews may be conducted.

Financial Proposal (30%)

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 (30 points);
  • µ = price of the lowest priced proposal;
  • z = price of the proposal being evaluated.

 The award of contract will be made to the individual consultant who receives the highest combined score out of the weighted technical and financial criteria as specified above.

Application Instructions

Submission of Applications

Recommended Presentation of Offer

The submission of application is a two-step process. Failing to comply with the submission process may result in disqualifying the applications:

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):

  • CV or Personal History Form (P11), indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of at least three (3) professional references (the template can be downloaded from this link: http://europeandcis.undp.org/files/hrforms/P11_modified_for_SCs_and_ICs.doc);
  • Brief description of why you consider yourself as the most suitable for the assignment.

Step 2: Submission of Financial Proposal:

  • Indicate an all-inclusive daily fee in US Dollars for this consultancy using the financial proposal template available here: http://procurement-notices.undp.org/view_file.cfm?doc_id=43528. Applicants must submit the confirmation of Interest and Financial Proposal to eeg.jobfinproposal@undp.org with subject header – “Sustainable Development Expert – Ebola Recovery” before of by the submission deadline. In order 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, etc.) that could possibly be incurred by the Contractor are already factored into the financial proposal.

Applications received after the deadline will be rejected.

General terms and conditions_individuals consultant (IC)

http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf

 

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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.
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