|Overview : |
As Philippines grapples with the issue of preventing the further escalation of violent extremism in the aftermath of the Marawi siege, recruitment and radicalization by extremist groups continues. Prevention will require a multi-dimensional approach involving all relevant stakeholders—the security services, communities, local governments, traditional and religious leaders, women, and youth—to address the political, social, and economic drivers of radicalization.
A multi-dimensional approach will, in turn, require an alignment of the policies and programmes of the relevant government departments with the prevention objective, and integrated support by the UN system—when requested and appropriate—for the development and implementation of these policies and programmes. The process to develop the Philippines National Action Plan on Prevention of Violent Extremism, anchored by the Anti-Terrorism Council (ATC), the National Security Council (NSC) and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is already under way, and should provide—if developed using a cross-cutting and multi-disciplinary approach—the framework within which national and international partners could play their relevant roles.
Members of the UN system—UNDP, UNODC, UNICEF, and UN Women in particular—have already provided significant technical assistance, at their request, to national bodies such as the Office of the Presidential Advisor to the Peace Process (OPAPP), ATC, NBI, and relevant local governments, as well as non-governmental entities such as the major Moro fronts; civic actors; and religious leaders.
Scope of Work:
In the context of the above, the Project Officer for the Program Development of the NAP P/CVE —under the supervision of the UNDP Senior Advisor on P/CVE Policy and the UNDP Senior Advisor on Peacebuilding and the PVE, in close coordination with the UN Resident Coordinator Office and directors/ representatives of the relevant UN agencies, will perform the following tasks:
i. Assist in the development and launching of an Intrafaith Platform for Dialogue and Advocacy for the NAP P/CVE
ii. Assist in the initial development of the BARMM P/CVE Strategy
- Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity;
- Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
- Self-development, initiative-taking;
- Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
- Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively;
- Creating synergies through self-control;
- Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.
The Project Officer will work under the supervision of the UNDP Senior Advisor on P/CVE Policy and the UNDP Senior Advisor on Peacebuilding and the PVE and in close coordination with the directors/ representatives of the relevant UN agencies.
Duration of Work:
The Project Officer for the Program Development of the National Action Plan on PCVE will be deployed for 60 working days spread over 3 months.
The primary duty station will be in Manila, with travel to various destinations in Mindanao. Travel costs that includes airticket, allowance, meals will be shouldered by the Project.
Schedule of Payments:
Interested parties are required to submit an all-inclusive lump sum amount indicating professional fees required to effectively perform the duties and responsibilities of the Consultant. Actual costs for the actual event, such as transportation and accommodation expenses, shall be shouldered by the Project.
The Consultant will receive the total amount indicated in the proposal in tranches and upon satisfactory completion of the agreed outputs and deliverables based on the following :
- 50% Upon submission and approval of the Documentation Report on the Development and launch of an Intrafaith Platform for Dialogue and Advocacy for the NAP P/CVE;
- 50% Upon submission and approval of the Documentation Report on the Initial Development of the BARMM P/CVE Strategy
Required Skills and Experience
The selection of the best offer from the shortlisted candidates will be based on a Combined Scoring method – where the qualifications and experienced will be weighted a maximum of 70 points and combined with the price offer which will be weighted a max of 30 points out of 100 points.
For the evaluation of the Technical Proposal, the selection of the successful consultant must be based in the following qualifications (with the appropriate obtainable points):
- University Degree in Development Studies, Public Administration or other social science related field - 20 points
- At least five years experience of working in a government institution (preferably in the security sector); involvement in the formulation of plans and programs related to P/CVE is an advantage - 60 points
- At least three years of demonstrated ability as a researcher-writer working with relevant government institutions as well as non-governmental actors - 20 points
- .Fluency in written and spoken English
Offerors must upload in one (1) file the documents below at https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=85244
- Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability that indicates the all-inclusive lumpsum contract price, supported by a breakdown of costs, as per template provided; If an 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 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;
- Financial Proposal (Annex 2 of Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability)
- Personal CV or 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.
In view of the volume of applications UNDP receives, only shortlisted offerors will be notified.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. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.