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Please apply via UNDP Job site using the following link or Job ID 89487. The Confirmation of interest and financial proposal form is attached see documents.
The link between health sector procurement and the environment is still only partially understood even though, the important role of procurements in influencing the environmental impact of health sector operations is well acknowledged. For example, studies show carbon emissions by national health systems and global health programmes are closely linked to procurements, especially with regard to pharmaceuticals and other health products throughout their life cycle including production, use, and disposal.
The UN’s journey towards their operational climate neutrality began officially on 5th June 2007 when UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon publicly called on all UN agencies, funds and programmes to ‘go green’ and become climate neutral. Driven initially by the UN initiative “Greening the Blue”, with an interest to promote climate neutrality within the UN, the focus was largely on addressing associated greenhouse gas emissions.
To promote compliance with environmental and social standards, the Sustainable Procurement in the Health Sector initiative, (SPHS) was officially established in 2012. The initiative aims to promote sustainable procurement of health commodities and to contribute to sustainable health systems and inclusive green and ethical economies. This initiative is implemented by an informal Interagency Task Team whose secretariat is coordinated by UNDP. The ten members are—seven UN Agencies (UNDP, UNEP, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNOPS, WHO) and three Multilateral Health Financing Institutions (GAVI, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, and UNITAID). Together, the ten SPHS members command a cumulative purchasing power in the global health sector of around US$ 5 billion annually, representing a sizeable portion of the global market in pharmaceuticals and other health products. SPHS members leverage this purchasing power to actively promote sustainable procurement within their respective organisations to improve human health and reduce greenhouse gases, emissions, and chemical pollution, including waste management.
SPHS Member Agencies’ engagement is based on a voluntary basis and is guided by the fundamental principles from the High-Level Statement and the SPHS engagement strategy on sustainable procurement with suppliers and manufacturers, which is based on the vision and road map of the SPHS and refers to the UN Supplier Code of Conduct.
Within UNDP, the Secretariat hosted by the Istanbul Regional Hub, is linked with the Bureau of Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) (HIV, Health and Development team, New York), the Bureau of Management Services (BMS) (procurement team, New York), the Nordic Liaison Office (UN procurement hub, Copenhagen), and the Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS (RBEC, New York/Istanbul). The SPHS initiative has demonstrated how sustainable health procurement can play a significant role in reducing the environmental and social impact of the health sector. It also has great potential to contribute to inclusive green and ethical economies in the context of Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. Starting in January 2018, UNDP HIV, Health and Development (HHD), in partnership with Healthcare without Harm, will support the implementation of a 4-year project ‘Strengthening Sustainability in the Health Sector in Developing Countries.’ The project aims to reduce harm to people and the environment caused by the manufacture and disposal of medical products and by the implementation of health programmes in developing countries.
To facilitate technical support and inputs to the work of the SPHS Secretariat and strengthen sustainable health procurement in the UN system and in strategic countries, the UNDP is seeking the services of an international consultant with a track record of and experience in project/programme management, in the field of sustainable consumption and production, sustainable health public procurement or a related area.
II. Description of Responsibilities
Under the general guidance and supervision of the UNDP HHD EECA Team-leader, who is also the Coordinator of the SPHS, the international consultant will perform the following duties:
- SPHS Secretariat: Providing coordination, planning and other technical support services for SPHS secretariat including planning calling and hosting and managing meetings for member agencies. Delivering high-quality technical inputs for the development of SPHS knowledge products including the upgrading of the new savinglivesustainabily.com website and providing other advisory inputs as delegated by the supervisor;
- One Planet SPP Programme: Support the identification and cultivation of knowledge-sharing across the organizations who are committed to contribute to the continuous learning experience on sustainable health procurement, under the framework of One Planet SPP Programme;
- SHiPP engagement and capacity development: Providing technical support towards the SHiPP with special focus on the development of the Sustainable Procurement Index for Health (SPIH); and raising awareness on sustainable healthcare through international and regional venues of engagement with key health sector stakeholders in the project countries;
- 3rd Saving Lives Sustainably Forum 2020 – Sustainable Production in the Health Sector: Support the planning and hosting the 3rd Saving Lives Sustainably Forum for 2020. This entail identification of the community of stakeholders from government, business, academia and civil society, developing and curating engagement. Lead and participate in some internal and external brainstorming sessions to develop innovative ideas for session formats and immersive experiences; Support the implementation of the Forum.
Expected no. of working days
Detailed work-plan (1-2 pages)
e SHiPP/SPHS Training of Trainers in Istanbul, Turkey and provided technical feedback on the improvement (exp. End of Jan – Feb 2020)
Developed 2020 SPHS Work Plan (in collaboration with the SPHS Member Agencies)
Supported delivery of 2 trainings in the countries/Regions where UNDP is implementing Strengthening Sustainability in the Health Sector in Developing Countries project
12 (6 days per one training – preparation and delivery)
Provided technical support for the development of the SPIH beta version
Finalized agenda and speakers list for the 3rd Saving Lives Sustainably Forum 2020
Organized 2 SPHS Steering Committee meetings (spring and fall 2020) + programme management ongoing bilateral calls
12 (4 days per one remote meeting + 4 days for ongoing bilateral calls)
Organized 1 in-person One Planet SPP Technical Group in Health meeting, back to back to the Forum 2020
Delivered the SPHS Annual Report
Delivered forum report and Participated as a support staff for the 3rd Saving Lives Sustainably Forum 2020
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
- The consultant is expected to quote his/her fee based on the deliverables identified above and must be all inclusive i.e. that is includes all foreseeable expenses. Please note that the contract price is fixed regardless of changes in the cost elements.
- Quotes should reflect the percentages identified in the payment schedule below
- Payments will be made upon confirmation of UNDP on delivering on the contract obligations in a satisfactory manner and e upon submission of satisfactory progress report, against deliverables in the following order:
- Payment 1 – Deliverables 1 and 2 – 10% (1 month after signing contract);
- Payment 2 – Deliverable 3 - 5% (2 months after signing contract);
- Payment 3 – Deliverable 4 - 15% (4 months after signing contract);
- Payment 4 – Deliverable 5 – 10% (5 months after signing contract);
- Payment 5 – Deliverable 6 - 25% (8 months after signing contract);
- Payment 6 - Deliverable 7 - 15% (9 months after signing contract);
- Payment 7 – Deliverable 8 – 10% (10 months after signing contract);
- Payment 8 – Deliverables 9 and 10 - 10% (11 months after signing contract);
- The consultant will be office based;
- The consultant will report to and be directly supervised by the HHD Team Leader;
- The Consultant will be given access to relevant information necessary for execution of the tasks under this assignment;
- The Consultant will be responsible for providing her/his own laptop
- Office will support the Consultant to obtain a Kimilik (Turkish Visa)
- Travel to at least 2 SHiPP Countries – total of 8 days
- Travel to Copenhagen for a SPHS face to face meeting – 4 days in October
- Participate in the Global Forum Meeting in Geneva – 6 days in December 2020
If unforeseen travel arises it must be agreed upon between the supervisor prior to travel being undertaken and will be paid according to UNDP travel rules and policies. As UNDP IRH will organize your travel for these and unforeseen missions, travel cost should be excluded from the proposal .
- Demonstrates integrity according to UN’s values and ethical standards;
- Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
- Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
- Treats all people fairly without favoritism;
- Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.
- Ability to work in difficult environments;
- Ability to meet the deadlines;
- Flexibility and creativity;
- Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
Advanced University degree in Economics, Public or Business Administration or relevant area.
- At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of sustainable consumption and production, sustainable public health procurement or project/programme management;
- At least 5 years of working experience with UN organization in the field of sustainable procurement in the health sector;
- Demonstrated experience in cooperation with governments, private sector, and academia/think tanks;
- Demonstrated experience in organization of international conferences;
- Demonstrated experience in delivering trainings in sustainable health procurement;
- Previous hands-on experience in a coordination of a global multi-stakeholder partnership is desirable.
- Fluency and ability to communicate and perform complex tasks in English;
Technical Criteria - 70% of total evaluation - max. 56 points:
- Education - max. 6 points
- At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the field of sustainable consumption and production, sustainable public health procurement or project/programme management - max. 15 points
- At least 5 years of working experience with UN organization and other related organisations i.e. development agencies, International NGOs and think tanks in the field of sustainable procurement in the health sector – max 10 points;
- Demonstrated experience in cooperation with governments, private sector, and academia/think tanks - max 5 points;
- Demonstrated experience in organization of international conferences - max 5 points;
- Demonstrated experience in delivering trainings in sustainable health procurement - max 5 points;
- Previous hands-on experience in a coordination of a global multi-stakeholder partnership - max 5 points;
- Proven ability to work on complex issues in English as demonstrated by CV – max 5 points.
Financial Criteria - 30% of total evaluation – max. 24 points.
Recommended Presentation of Offer
Please note the system only accepts one file. Please combine your documents and submit one pdf file.
- Duly accomplished Letter of Confirmation of Interest and Availability using the template provided by UNDP; see attached under documents.
- 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;
- Financial Proposal that indicates the all-inclusive fixed total 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.
Individual Consultants are responsible for ensuring that they have vaccinations/inoculations when travelling to certain countries, as designated by the UN Medical Director. Consultants are also required to comply with the UN security directives set forth under dss.un.org