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|IC _Resilient Development Technical Advisor|
|Procurement Process :||IC - Individual contractor
||FJI10 - 0000006848 Click here to participate
|Office :||UNDP Pacific - FIJI |
|Deadline :||30-Aug-20 @ 11:59 AM (New York time)|
|Posted on :||17-Aug-20 @ 04:28 PM (New York time)|
|Development Area :||CONSULTANTS |
|Reference Number :||69084|
Link to Atlas Project :|
00120330 - Governance for Resilient Development in the Pacific
Annex 2 Confirmation of Interest
General Conditions of Contract for Individual Contracts
UNDP eTendering User Guide for Bidders
|Overview : |
Terms of Reference
Consultancy Title: Solomon Islands Resilient Development Technical Adviser
Project Name: Governance for Resilient Development in the Pacific
Duty Station: Honiara, Solomon Islands
Duration of the Contract:
- Contract period: Twelve (12) months
- Number of working days: up to a maximum of 230 working days within 12-month period @ duty station
- Commencement and ends dates of assignment: September 2020 to September 2021
Consultancy Proposal (CV & Financial proposal Template) should be uploaded on UNDP e-tendering Portal (https://etendering.partneragencies.org) ID Ref: 0000006848 no later than, 30th August 2020 (New York Time). Any proposals received after the due date/time will not be accepted. Any request for clarification must be sent in writing, or by standard electronic communication to firstname.lastname@example.org. UNDP will respond in writing or by standard electronic mail and will send written copies of the response, including an explanation of the query without identifying the source of inquiry, to all consultants. Incomplete, late and joint proposals will not be considered and only offers for which there is further interest will be contacted. Failure to submit your application as stated as per the application submission guide (Procurement Notice) on the above link will be considered incomplete and therefore application will not be considered.
Proposals must be sent/uploaded through UNDP e-tendering Portal. Candidates need to upload their CV and financial proposal -using UNDP template
- Daily rate to be inclusive of Medical insurance cost for the duration of the contract
- Selected Candidate will be required to submit a proof of medical insurance prior to issuance of contract
- If the selected/successful Candidate is over 65 years of age and required to travel outside his home country; He/She will be required provide a full medical report at their expense prior to issuance to contract. Contract will only be issued when Proposed candidate is deemed medically fit to undertake the assignment.
The Solomon Islands Resilient Development Technical Adviser will directly contribute to the achievement of overall outcomes and outputs of the Governance for Resilient Development in the Pacific (Gov4Res) project by designing, coordinating and supporting delivery of all project activities in the Solomon Islands. The Adviser will be responsible for working with stakeholders from national and sub-national levels, across government, the private sector, UN agencies and with CSOs to identify entry points and deliver support to risk inform development in Solomon Islands.
The consultant will be Honiara based, and will be required to have a thorough understanding of existing systems of national and subnational governance and capacities in the country, as well as the aptitude to coordinate and negotiate with a number of different government stakeholders.
The Governance for Resilient Development in the Pacific (Governance for Resilience) project works with Pacific governments to ensure that countries adapt their decision making and governance systems towards more resilient development. The projects theory of change rests on a core assumption that Pacific Island people will be more resilient to the impacts of climate change and disasters if countries manage all development through a risk informed approach. This is consistent with the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific which calls for the ‘mainstreaming’ of climate and disaster risk treating risk management as fundamental to all development decisions.
The Governance for Resilience project has three outcomes areas: 1) government planning and financing systems enable gender and socially inclusive risk-informed development; 2) country oversight and accountability systems require gender and socially inclusive risk-informed development; and 3) regional organisations, policies and practices are actively supporting gender and socially inclusive risk-informed development.
The project is being delivered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pacific Office, in partnership with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA). It is a 5-year project working across all Pacific countries. It is the second phase of the DFAT funded, UNDP implemented Pacific Risk Resilience Programme (PRRP).
Scope of work/Expected Output
The overall responsibilities of the assignment are to:
Provide strategic advice to government and lead project initiatives and activities in Solomon Islands
- Identify project entry points for risk informing planning and budgeting, particularly partnering with Ministry of Finance and Treasury and Ministry of National Planning and Development Coordination
- Provide high-level technical assistance and advice to national counterparts and their institutions on risk informing development in relation to strategic planning, legal and regulatory frameworks, planning and budgeting, sub-national planning, public financial management and sectoral activities to support realisation of risk informed development
- Support development of the provincial climate change resilience building concept, in partnership with Ministry for Environment (MECDM) and Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS)
- Lead UNDP support to MPGIS on the Provincial Capital Development Fund and associated local government financing opportunities and support/advise UNDP CO on local governance focused programme and partnership development;
- Analyse and conduct research on Solomon Islands climate and development financing and provide strategic guidance on the preparation of project annual work plan, annual report and other documents of the project
Coordinate resilience and risk informed development initiatives across sectors in partnership with government gender and social inclusion focal points
- Support and coordinate with government counterparts to integrate risk (including CCDRM and gender and social inclusion) into sectoral projects, including infrastructure and agriculture
- Identify any capacity development needs with regard to gender equity and social inclusion, and design and facilitate capacity development initiatives to mainstream GESI in conjunction with CCDRM activities.
Provide training and capacity building for project staff and partners
- Identify, design and lead capacity building initiatives and training packages on risk informed development for project stakeholders and government focal points
- Identify or create training materials and training manuals that are contextualised and appropriate for project team and partners
Provide support to United Nations COVID-19 longer term recovery activities in Solomon Islands
- Provide support and input to UNDP COVID-19 socio-economic impact assessment for Solomon Islands
- Identify opportunities and linkages between on-going UNDP programmes, COVID-19 recovery packages, broader SIG development goals and risk informing development
Contribution to UNDP Activities
- Provide advice and support to the UNDP Pacific Office and Solomon Islands teams more broadly
The consultant will be provided with temporary working space in the UNDP Solomon Islands Office, as and when necessary. The consultant is responsible for his/her own computer but can use UNDP Solomon Islands printing facilities as well as internet access as needed, while on the UN premises.
The consultant will report to the UNDP Governance for Resilient Development in the Pacific Project Manager and the UNDP Country Manager, Solomon Islands (in liaison with the Head of the Resilience and Sustainable Development Unit, Solomon Islands)
Requirement for Qualifications & Experience
The consultant should possess the following competencies:
- Minimum ten years of experience on issues of governance, development, sub-national governance, sustainable development, and/or resilience, climate change and disaster risk reduction, particularly in the Solomon Islands
- Minimum Masters Degree in science, governance, development, community development or discipline relevant to environmental management, disaster risk management and/or climate change
- Familiarity with development planning particularly National Sustainable Development planning processes and linkages with sectoral and sub-national planning
- Technical expertise, knowledge and programming skills relating to climate change and disaster risk management, including vulnerability analysis and assessment tools, and mainstreaming climate change and disaster risk management into national development plans, policies and budgetary processes
- Extensive knowledge on addressing risks from a community development perspective
- Excellent writing and drafting skills and experience of providing policy advice at the regional or national level
- Knowledge and background in issues concerning gender, persons with disabilities and other marginalized groups
- Understanding of cultural and socio-economic context and development challenges in Solomon Islands
- Excellent command of the English and Solomon Islands pijin languages, spoken and written.
- The consultant will be based in Honiara, Solomon Islands
Payment Schedule (if required):
Payments are made as per deliverable schedule below.
Monthly Progress Report 1 certified by UNDP
30 September 2020
Monthly Progress Report 2 certified by UNDP
31 October 2020
Monthly Progress Report 3 certified by UNDP
30 November 2020
Monthly Progress Report 4 certified by UNDP
31 December 2020
Monthly Progress Report 5 certified by UNDP
31 January 2021
Monthly Progress Report 6 certified by UNDP
28 February 2021
Monthly Progress Report 7 certified by UNDP
31 March 2021
Monthly Progress Report 8 certified by UNDP
30 April 2021
Monthly Progress Report 9 certified by UNDP
31 May 2021
Monthly Progress Report 10 certified by UNDP
30 June 2021
Monthly Progress Report 11 certified by UNDP
31 July 2021
Final Report certified by UNDP
31 August 2021
The proposals will be evaluated using the cumulative analysis method with a split 70% technical and 30% financial scoring. The proposal with the highest cumulative scoring will be awarded the contract. Applications will be evaluated technically and points are attributed based on how well the proposal meets the requirements of the Terms of Reference using the guidelines detailed in the table below:
When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract may be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
a) responsive/compliant/acceptable, and
b) having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation where technical criteria weighs 70% and financial criteria/ proposal weighs 30%
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the Technical Evaluation would be considered for the Financial Evaluation. Interviews may be conducted as part of technical assessment.
Minimum ten years of experience on issues of governance, development, sub-national governance, sustainable development, and/or resilience, climate change and disaster risk reduction, particularly in the Solomon Islands
Minimum Master Degree in science, governance, development, community development or discipline relevant to environmental management, disaster risk management and/or climate change.
Familiarity with development planning particularly National Sustainable Development planning processes and linkages with sectoral and sub-national planning
Technical expertise, knowledge and programming skills relating to climate change and disaster risk management, including vulnerability analysis and assessment tools, and mainstreaming climate change and disaster risk management into national development plans, policies and budgetary processes
Extensive knowledge on addressing risks from a community development perspective
Excellent writing and drafting skills and experience of providing policy advice at the regional or national level
Knowledge and background in issues concerning gender, persons with disabilities and other marginalized groups
Understanding of cultural and socio-economic context and development challenges in Solomon Islands
Offerors must send the following documents:
- CV including names/contacts of at least 3 referees;
- A cover letter indicating why the candidate considers himself/herself suitable for the required consultancy;
- References/links to the past evaluation reports conducted;
- A brief methodology on how the applicant will approach and complete the assignment; and
- Completed template for confirmation of Interest and Submission of Financial Proposal.
Note: Successful individual will be required to provide proof of medical insurance coverage before commencement of contract for the duration of the assignment.
Incomplete and joint proposals may not be considered. Consultants with whom there is further interest will be contacted.
Individuals applying for this consultancy will be reviewed based on their own individual capacity. The successful individual may sign an Individual Contract with UNDP or request his/her employer to sign a Reimbursable Loan Agreement (RLA) on their behalf by indicating this in the Offerors letter to Confirming Interest and Availability.
Consultant must send a financial proposal based on a Lump Sum Amount. The total amount quoted shall be all-inclusive and include all costs components required to perform the deliverables identified in the TOR, including professional fee(Daily fees to include IC’s medical insurance costs.
), travel costs, living allowance (if any work is to be done outside the IC´s duty station) and any other applicable cost to be incurred by the IC in completing the assignment. The contract price will be fixed output-based price regardless of extension of the herein specified duration. Payments will be done upon completion of the deliverables/outputs.
In general, UNDP shall not accept travel costs exceeding those of an economy class ticket. Should the IC wish to travel on a higher class he/she should do so using their own resources
In the event of unforeseeable travel not anticipated in this TOR, payment of travel costs including tickets, lodging and terminal expenses should be agreed upon, between the respective business unit and the Individual Consultant, prior to travel and will be reimbursed.
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Event ID: 0000006848
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