The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is a global organization with 18,000 staff working in approximately 170 offices globally. UNDP works in development and crisis settings with the aim to achieve the eradication of poverty, reduction of inequalities and exclusion, and sustained development results. Coming together under the new framework of the Global Policy Network (GPN), the Crisis Bureau (CB) and the Development Policy Bureau (DPB) sit at the core of UNDP’s global policy, programming, and knowledge capacities for crisis prevention and recovery.
One of the CB’s key functions include managing deployments for crisis response, through the SURGE and ExpRes rosters. The deployment of technical and operations experts through the SURGE (UNDP Staff), ExpRes (Consultants), and Standby Partnerships mechanisms are a key component of UNDP’s response to the immediate crisis and technical support to Country Offices.
SURGE Advisors are UNDP staff with extensive crisis experience in at least one of 18 generic UNDP profiles who are deployed to fill capacity gaps within CO units facing unexpected workload/portfolio requirements due to a crisis.
The Experts Roster for Rapid Response (ExpRes) is a recruitment and deployment mechanism which maintains pre-vetted consultants on a roster and contracts them quickly for country office support. The primary purpose of this roster has been to deploy Crisis Prevention and Recovery (CPR) technical experts to UNDP Country Offices on short notice in the aftermath of a crisis and for CPR Programming.
UNDP has Memorandums of Understanding with eight Stand by Partners who provide in-kind support to the UN through the deployment of technical expertise for crisis preparedness and response.
Recently a corporate decision was made to consolidate all technical rosters within UNDP under the existing deployment mechanism managed by the Crisis Bureau, and renamed as the GPN (Global Policy Network)/ExpRes Deployment Mechanism. The integration of Development Policy Bureau (DPB) and CB rosters into the ExpRes Platform will be a culmination of several internal processes where CB and DPB will work together, leading to the efficient and timely deployment of expertise to support UNDP Country Offices and the organization as a whole. Simultaneously, efforts will also be made to consolidate rosters that may exists at the Regional Hubs as well. Under the overall supervision of the Programme Specialist (Deployments), the Consultant will be responsible for supporting the overall process of vetting and registration of new GPN/ExpRes consultants invited to join the roster. The consultant will also support deployments and components of the DTS (Deployment Tracking System) for this period.
Duties and Responsibilities
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of a Programme Specialist (Deployments), the consultant will:
The following deliverables/actions will be provided as part of this consultancy, in addition to day to day tasks:
Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively and demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Works collaboratively with UN colleagues and partners to achieve deliverables for assessment.
Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed work deliverables for the assignment; identifies priority activities and allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; uses time efficiently.
Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
Required Skills and Experience
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
Note: The above documents need to be scanned in one file and uploaded to the online application as one document.
Shortlisted candidates (ONLY) will be requested to submit a Financial Proposal.
If the Offeror is employed by an organization/company/institution, and he/she expects his/her employer to charge a management fee in the process of releasing him/her to UNDP under a 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 Financial Proposal is to be emailed as per the instruction in the separate email that will be sent to shortlisted candidates.
Applicants are reviewed based on Required Skills and Experience stated above and based on the technical evaluation criteria outlined below. Applicants will be evaluated based on cumulative scoring. When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract will be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
Technical evaluation - Total 70% (70 points):
Candidates obtaining a minimum of 70% (49 points) of the maximum obtainable points for the technical criteria (70 points) shall be considered for the financial evaluation.
Financial evaluation - Total 30% (30 points)
The following formula will be used to evaluate financial proposal:
Candidate obtaining the highest combined scores in the combined score of Technical and Financial evaluation will be considered technically qualified and will be offered to enter into contract with UNDP.
Under the direct supervision of a Programme Specialist and will be responsible for the fulfilment of the deliverables as specified above.
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