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UNDP is the UN global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. It works with individual countries on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. The UNDP Lesotho Country Programme (2019-2023) is anchored on the NSDP II, the UNDAF (2019–2023) and guided by the UNDP Strategic Plan (2018–2021) and SDGs. The programme is implemented through 3- programme pillars: (i) Governance, Accountability, Social Cohesion and Stability; (ii) Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth and (iii) Environmental Sustainability, Climate Change and Resilience.
In line with the objectives of the NSDP II, the UNDP Sustainable and Inclusive Economic Growth (SIEG) programme, is aimed at strengthening capacities of private and public sector stakeholders to create decent and sustainable jobs, promote economic diversity, and facilitate increased economic participation. These will be achieved through promoting innovative and technological interventions, collaborative and informative stakeholder engagement, policy advocacy and ensuring accountability for results. The project is aligned to the Pillar I of the NSDP II for creating inclusive and sustainable economic growth and job opportunities. Through this project, UNDP will also support the government of Lesotho to navigate the emerging socio-economic challenges brought about by COVID-19 and facilitate development of risk-informed response strategies that enable recovery from the pandemic.
In this context, UNDP is inviting qualified candidates with expertise in selected thematic areas related to sustainable and inclusive growth to register on the Individual Consultants Roster for future consultancies to support the implementation of flagship research and analytical projects under the Sustainable and Inclusive Growth programme in 2020/21. All applications will be reviewed, and shortlisted candidates will go through a technical evaluation process based on requirements per assignment. UNDP will contact the Consultants on availability of relevant assignments for confirmation of availability and submission on all relevant documentation, as may be need.