|Overview : |
The United Nations in Sri Lanka recognizes the importance of information management to inform decision making. As part of the reinvigorated resident coordinator system, the Resident Coordinator’s Office (RCO) aims to support the UN Country Team in (UNCT) strengthening information analysis to better engage with and advise Government to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the commitments outlined in the UN Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) 2018 – 2022.
As part of this exercise, there is a need to streamline and strengthen the information management systems that will collect and analyse data effectively around the four pillars of the UNSDF. One of the key requirements is to ensure robust monitoring of the SDG indicators and UN contributions to the ‘Outcomes’ identified in the UNSDF, so that the UN can understand the status of achievement on each Outcome and its contribution. Outcome groups have been established, supported by relevant focal persons from the RCO and a cross-cutting M&E working group to ensure monitoring of progress against the UNSDF. This approach should draw from and add to existing data, statistics, analyses, reviews, research, capacities and resources from within and outside the UN system. These include national and sector-specific development visions and strategies, national budget allocations, and development financing from domestic and international, private and public sources. To leave no one behind, it is important to generate evidence and data disaggregated not only by income, gender, geography and age, but also other grounds of discrimination prohibited under international law. A strengthened approach to capturing data will help improve strategic engagement in each of the outcomes and provide a richer seam of information to support milestone reporting mechanisms such as the Joint Steering Committee Meeting with Government and the Annual Progress Report.
At the same time a review of the UN CCA is planned and the analysis of existing data and data gaps for national SDG indicators will help inform contextual analysis, so that interventions can be grounded on a more robust understanding of the current situation. It should go beyond official national statistics to use new sources of data and diagnostic tools, including but not limited to big data, national surveys and assessments, targeted surveys using mobile technology and others.
For further details please refer the attached Terms Of Referrence & apply accordingly.
HOW TO APPLY
The application should contain:
- Cover letter explaining why you are the most suitable candidate for the advertised position and a brief methodology on how you will approach and conduct the work.
- Personal CV/P11, indicating all experience from similar positions, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references who can certify the candidate’s competencies, professionalism, quality of writing, presentation and overall suitability to this TOR
- Financial proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total contract price, supported by a breakdown of cost components;
- Individual consultants will be evaluated based on a combimation of factors including cover letter, the credentials on offer and brief interview (optional) and the offer which gives the best value for money for the UNDP.
- Please send the Financial Proposal along with your CV to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org stating the position in the subject line.