Scope of Work and Expected Outputs and Deliverables
The Individual Consultant (IC) will work closely under the overall supervision of the UNDP Resident Representative and the direct supervision of the UNDP Programme Team Lead for Institutions and Partnerships (I&P). The IC will work in close collaboration with UNDP I&P Programme staff, the UNDP
Accelerator Lab, and other consultants implementing the assessment.
The scope of work includes the following key functions:
- Coordination with key stakeholders, such as relevant national line agencies, other UN agencies under the SME Subgroup, and the firm implementing the survey;
- Participation in the ideation workshops for the survey questionnaires;
- Processing of data from the three deployments of the online survey, analysis, presentation of results;
- Synthesis of findings from the surveys and social listening insights and report writing; and
- Formulation of policy recommendations for a recovery response plan for MSMEs based on a desk review of current MSME support from government and other development actors and the results of the surveys and social listening insights.
For this assessment, the following are the specific deliverables:
LEVEL OF EFFORT
- Inception report including methodology and detailed implementation plan;
- Participation in two ideation workshops for developing the questionnaire for waves 2 and 3;
- Analysis and presentation of Wave 1 survey and social listening results (due on May 22)
- Analysis and presentation of Wave 2 survey and social listening results (due on June 15)
- Analysis and presentation of Wave 3 survey and social listening results (due on July 15)
15 working days
- Draft assessment report and presentation including the key findings and recommendations for the recovery response plan; and
5 working days
- Final assessment report and incorporating comments from UNDP and other stakeholders.
5 working days
Due to the limitations of conducting face-to-face interviews, data collection for the rapid response survey will be twofold:
- Deployment of an online survey using pre-built solutions and released in various platforms: online survey tools, chatbots and messaging; and
- Social listening for public social media sentiments through the mining of data using readily available artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools.
The survey was developed with guidance from UNDP Global on conducting value chain impact assessments. It also builds on earlier UNDP surveys deployed for social enterprises (SEs) in the Philippines and other countries. Consultations have been made in designing the instrument, with the Department of Trade and Industry and National Economic and Development Authority providing inputs. The survey instrument has also benefited from pre-testing with several MSMEs and SEs.
The survey questions will be translated into three (3) major local languages (I.e., Filipino, Ilocano, Visayan). Results will be converted into a format readable by statistical packages, and all entries will be coded, with some indicators’ codes conforming with those used by the Philippine Statistics Authority to ensure easy processing and analysis.
The survey will be deployed in three waves, once a month from April to June, and will be nationwide in scope. Periodical analytical reports and a final report with recommendations and action plan will be produced to inform and guide UNDP CO & government in policy directions and response to support the MSMEs.
For the duration of the contract, the IC shall report to the UNDP Institutions and Partnerships (I&P) Programme Team Lead in the delivery of the terms of reference. Reporting is output-based, and deliverables must be submitted to the same. Final outputs are subject to a peer review to be established by UNDP Philippines. Similarly, the final outputs should be formally accepted the I&P Team Lead before payment is made. It is expected that the IC will inform the UNDP Team of the schedule with government agencies and other stakeholders for meetings and consultations. The UNDP Team can also assist the IC in setting up meetings.
Duration of Work, Duty Station and Travel
The IC shall be engaged for 25 working days spread over three months. Effectivity of the engagement will be upon signing of the contract and will be valid until all outputs have been delivered and accepted. The target start date is May 2020 and the expected completion date is August 2020.
Considering the COVID-19 pandemic and declaration of State of Public Health Emergency in the Philippines, all work of the IC shall be done within the guidelines and protocols set by the local government. During the quarantine period, the IC shall NOT ENGAGE in any meetings or activities OUTSIDE THEIR HOMES. Coordination/meetings shall be done through phone or online communication until such time that the quarantine is lifted. This is STRICTLY a HOME-BASED assignment; NO TRAVEL IS REQUIRED for the IC to complete their abovementioned tasks.
Related costs for the engagement shall be borne by the IC and should be included in the Consultant’s Offer Letter.
Scope of Price Proposal and Schedule of Payments
The IC should send a financial proposal based on a lump-sum “all-inclusive” per person-day rate for the delivery of the outputs identified below. The total amount quoted shall include all costs of components required to deliver the goods and services identified above, including professional fees and any other applicable costs (i.e., transportation/travel to and from residence for meetings within Metro Manila, supplies and materials, communications, etc.) to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. Medical/health insurance must be purchased by the individual at his/her own expense, and upon award of contract, the consultant must be ready to submit proof of insurance valid during contract duration.
The contract price will be fixed output-based price. Any deviations from the outputs and timelines will need to be agreed upon between the IC and UNDP.
Payments will be done upon satisfactory completion of the deliverables by target due dates. Outputs will be reviewed and certified by the Institutions and Partnerships Team Lead prior to release of payments. Furthermore, contracts will only be issued subject to the confirmation that the IC is covered under personal health/medical and other insurances.
(% of Total Contract Amount)
Inception report including methodology and detailed implementation plan;
Analysis and presentation of Wave 1 survey and social listening results (due on May 22)
Draft assessment report and presentation including the key findings and recommendations for the recovery response plan; and
Final assessment report and incorporating comments from UNDP and other stakeholders.