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PROCUREMENT NOTICE NATIONAL CONSULTANT (SENIOR CABINET POLICY ANALYST- PROCUREMENT NOTICE No. UNDP/LBR/IC/C4DE/046/2018
Duty Station: Monrovia, Liberia
Description of the assignment: Provision of Policy Analysis support to the Director General of the Cabinet Secretariat
Project Name: Performance Management Strengthening
Duration: 100 Working Days (over a period of 6 months)
Starting date: Immediate
Contract type: Individual Contractor (National)
Proposals should be submitted at the following address: by email to email@example.com (Please include procurement notice number in the subject area) no later than Friday , 14th December 2018 at 10:00 AM (GMT). Any request for clarification must be sent by standard electronic communication to the address or e-mail indicated below: firstname.lastname@example.org
UNDP will respond by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants.
In Liberia the Cabinet has generally been the key collective decision-making body that has approved Government policies and most of the draft laws submitted to Parliament. The Cabinet has endorsed the allocation of financial and human resources to implement those policies and laws once approved. It has been the key mechanism where MACs, through their Cabinet members, are exposed to the full scope of the complex challenges facing Governments, challenges that often require active collaboration between MACs and sectors, such as for infrastructure planning, poverty alleviation and economic development, nationally and sub-nationally.
Cabinets also need to consider the strength and reliability of the evidence for the proposed policy, as well as evidence on how it might affect other sectors and the policies of other Ministries. Too often policy proposals from a specific MAC can be driven by the vested interests of that MAC, or the sector they represent, or even the international agendas behind the donors and international advisers that support them. In making a national policy decision the Cabinet needs to consider a broader range of issues informed by a broader range of evidence than is likely to be submitted by the proposing MAC.
In order to deliver this task for the Government of Liberia, UNDP is seeking the services of a Senior Cabinet Policy Analyst well versed in policy formulation and implementation, ideally in a centre of government specific public sector related context.