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SPECIALIST RESEARCH AND REPORTING CONSULTANT ON DECENTRALISATION
Procurement Process :Other
Office :UNDP Country Office - JORDAN
Deadline :20-Jan-19
Posted on :06-Jan-19
Development Area :CONSULTANTSCONSULTANTS
Reference Number :52528
Link to Atlas Project :
00104537 - decentralization
Documents :
Terms and Condition of Individual contract
Personal History form B11
Procurement Notice/TOR
Offeror's Letter/ Financial Proposal
Overview :

Interested offerors are invited submit the following documents/information to be considered:

  1. Offeror’s letter, as per the attached form

  2. Personal History Form (B11), including 3 references

  3. Technical proposal

    A. Explaining why they are the most suitable for the work B. Providing a brief methodology (not more than 3 pages) on how they would approach and conduct the work.
  4. Financial proposal in accordance with the attached schedule

Please submit above information and documents no later than 20-Januray 2019, at 12:00 hrs (Jordan time) by email to: ic.jo@undp.org with subject: “ SPECIALIST RESEARCH AND REPORTING CONSULTANT ON DECENTRALISATION”.

Any request for clarification must be sent by electronic communication to saed.madi@undp.org  Mr. Madi will respond by electronic email and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all applicants.

BACKGROUND

The UNDP Decentralisation and Local Development Support Programme (DLDSP) provides support to the Government of Jordan to effectively manage and guide the implementation of decentralisation reform through the application of the Decentralisation and Municipalities laws of 2015. The DLDSP operates through the Local Development Directorate (LDD) at the Ministry of Interior (MOI) and through its corresponding LDD at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MOMA). It functions under the guidance of the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) for Decentralisation and its Executive Committee and its sub-committees. The DLDSP is funded by the European Union.

The DLDSP seeks to achieve three results:

1-                The policy/ regulatory framework pertaining to Decentralisation has been adopted;

2-                Capacities of the Governorate-based structures in strategic planning, budget analysis and monitoring are strengthened;

3-                Participatory development plans have been properly elaborated in Governorates through strengthened dialogue with Non-State Actors and increased citizen’s participation (including identification of local productive projects to be established).

The Decentralisation process in Jordan is implemented in line with Law 49/2015 on Decentralisation and Law 41/2015 on Municipalities.

The DLDSP is mandated to provide a support to amend and regulate the Law 49/2015 and Law 41/2015 by providing a technical assistance to the Legislations Committee under the supervision of the Executive Committee. In addition to a survey and collection of relevant legislations was carried out:

Tier 1: Legislation directly covering work of governorate councils and municipal councils.

Tier 2: Legislations indirectly relevant to work of governorate councils and municipal councils.

Tier 3: Legislations on central sectors with field services. This phase includes a comprehensive survey of the relevant legislation; i.e. laws, bylaws or instructions.

Objective

The Specialist Research and Reporting Consultant will provide assistance to UNDP in its production of timely results-based project reporting on the implementation of the DLDSP programme as well as dynamic research, analysis and reports on the country’s decentralisation policies and processes. The audience of the reports are: UNDP, the European Union, the Ministry of Interior and the Decentralisation Inter- Ministerial Committee and Executive Committee, as well as broader sharing of reports with stakeholders, as well as possible publication in line with the UNDP and EU standards.

Work Schedule
 

To ensure the necessary flexibility and responsiveness to changing priorities and emerging issues, this assignment will be in the form of an initial contract starting on 25th  January 2019 until 15th  June 2019 with a possible extension.

Scope of Work
 

Under the supervision of the DLDSP’s programme manager, and in close collaboration with colleagues at the UNDP Inclusive Participation team, the contractor will produce research and reports relevant to the three main results of the DLDSP and to developments on decentralisation policy and processes undertaken by the Government of Jordan and other actors.

In particular, the specialist will:

  1. Create tailored and systematic templates for regular project reporting on the DLDSP project (including on project activities and related developments) for key target audiences, including monthly updates, quarterly reports, and contributions to annual work plans and reports, as well as ad hoc ‘spot reports’, ensuring adherence to the DLDSP Project Document and Work Plans  and other relevant plans; follow-up and review relevant reports produced by DLDSP experts and contractors; prepare draft minutes of project board and similar meetings; participate in and report on DLDSP activities (including workshops, meetings etc) and other activities related to decentralisation; follow-up on reporting on linkages with the SDGs and other national priorities, including of impact and inclusion of women and youth in project activities.

  2. Conduct research and analysis on relevant areas on decentralisation in Jordan, including comparative studies; establish and maintain an archive of available reports and research; track and monitor relevant political developments on decentralisation in Jordan; production of knowledge products (case-studies, articles, newsletters, infographs, policy papers, etc) on issues relevant to DLDSP; contribute to and review/edit papers, manuals and other knowledge products, especially those promoting SDGs and other national priorities.

  3. Liaise with the DLDSP and UNDP team members working on technical issues, and especially on communications and visibility, to ensure effective reporting of success stories and content for press releases, websites, social media, etc. and to link such messaging with partners; liaison with other providers/donors working on decentralisation in Jordan and the Arab region; contribute to the DLDSP monitoring and evaluation framework, including close cooperation with the project’ M&E Specialists and follow-up in reporting on relevant recommendations and findings; support when required the drafting of other key documentation, including the preparation of relevant Terms of Reference, and other relevant activities.